So.. Here is the MP3 download:
At: 17:00 they talk about what is happening with Smart Parts
In short - Shutting down manufacturing in the US and moving over seas and right now everything in the US is completely shut down.
At: 20:30 Italia talks about the physics, and says that the 1.25 gram 50 cal ball vs the 3.2 gram .68 caliber, is basically identical in a controlled environment and that you "can't tell the difference".
Reason is his physics!!! If you shrink the weight down by 2/3's, well, then of course, you need to make the ball 2/3's more BRITTLE!!! to compensate for it.
at: 25:40 - says they are 100% there and ready to roll for rec ball play.
But of course they haven't released it yet...
I'm still listening, but this stuff is rich.
32:40 - Talks about Lasoya and how he said 50 cal was going to take over the industry. Italia jumps around the question, but basically says YES, that 50 caliber will take over the industry and replace .68 because there is NO downside to .50 caliber as he says.
34:40 - can't give us an exact price on the paint yet. Still....
37:00 - ASTM Standards - and changing them.
40:30 - ASTM faster than 300 fps? Italia says: No
He says that 50 caliber has a misconception because it doesn't travel as far... It does travel as far so says Italia.
43:30 - Refers to Tippmann saying NO to .50 caliber, Italia says he's not heard of it. Italia says: Tippmann owners are not paintball players and Howard in particular doesn't know what he's talking about.
I guess Tippmann (according to Italia) just haven't done their own testing to find out what Italia already knows.
53:00 - He hasn't met anyone that has picked up a .50 caliber and hasn't liked it. He refers to world cup... Only one guy didn't like the .50 caliber and he must have worked for Tippmann... Again, there must be a Tippmann conspiracy. LOL.
1:07:50 - 50 caliber is currently not allowed at the PSP level until the netting gets changed as the .50 caliber does not meet certain standards on netting that is fine for 68, but doesn't work well for 50
Well, that's it for now. Have a listen, and you arm chair physics guys just sitting at your computer, go back to school, because you have no idea what you're talking about according to Richmond.