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Old 10-04-2011, 01:23 PM #22
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:55 AM #23
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:22 PM #24
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:45 PM #25
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But not done by an ignorant, random person. Tim's Timmy was an HK Affiliate back in the days when the only way to get an HK sticker or headband was knowing someone.
i remember my first sticker. that time is long gone.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:19 PM #26
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:40 PM #27
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:39 PM #28
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:50 PM #29
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:41 PM #30
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:19 PM #31
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:27 PM #32
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god i hate it when some freshmen takes 1 polisci class and thinks he knows whats right
Im confused on how a Polisci class would have anything to do with this, wouldn't it be more of a marketing class or something.

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Old 10-06-2011, 11:56 PM #33
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:52 AM #34
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But not done by an ignorant, random person. Tim's Timmy was an HK Affiliate back in the days when the only way to get an HK sticker or headband was knowing someone.
I still have my headband from Quan, took me forever to get it.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:29 AM #35
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The phrase 'OG' was mentioned twice in this thread, one of which was typed by you so the Compton reference seems a little forced...

Regardless, my rant (yes it was a rant, I'm not going to deny that) came as a result of propaintball.com posting an article about another new HK Army product that they got a sneak peek at while they were at HK's warehouse.

My only point is that I find it funny that the kids who once banded together against the monetary gains of paintball now have a production facility so large that other websites post about it when they get a tour of it.

Like I said originally, i'm all for people making money from the sport we all love, I just find it ironic that it's HK that's cashing in. It's just very contradictory from their original mission statement.

Like someone said above..everyone sells out at some point. That is very true, I guess I just never thought it would be the HK army.

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For what it's worth, I'm sure the "tour" of the "HK Army warehouse," where they "unwittingly" stumbled upon new gear is pretty well-embellished.
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:38 AM #36
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:32 AM #37
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I remember back at the beginning but one thing i like today is that they make it fun for everyone. Yes there is no exclusivity now but the openness of the group and their welcoming attitude at events and on facebook is helping more people want to keep playing paintball. If we could all get paid to do something we love it would be awesome and sadly ideology does not pay the bills.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:39 PM #38
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:14 AM #39
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I don't get how this is a bad thing. You turn an idea into something underground and then move onward and upward. Its a business that started from a garage making shirts , stickers and board modifications. Flash forward to today the boys have a warehouse and a thriving business years later. It's how allot of companies are founded and started. I don't see what the problem is quite honestly. I don't think they sold out at all, people uninformed seem to throw that term out when their exclusive group or thing become popular. You have to start from somewhere. Correct me if I'm wrong but the boys still just play for the love of the game and enjoyment of it, as do I from time to time. Its progression, how would you like HK to be then?
This, kinda.

Plus bringing the love into the mainstream isn't the worst thing for the sport no one who doesn't play knows about. Seeing kids who don't know a thing about competitive paintball buying HK shirts at Warped Tour was pretty cool to me. Sure, selling out and losing the exclusivity isn't chill - but unfortunately that's life, mang.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:57 AM #40
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They are getting out there. I had an old HK shirt on at the gym the other day and some chick asked which stop of the warped tour I was at.

Unfortunately no matter how "cool" the new HK gets they won't be able to make paintball cool to the rest of the world.
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:14 PM #41
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:59 PM #42
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At some point 6-7 years ago didn't the members of HK Army define themselves as anti-industry individuals who didnt give a **** and just played for the love of the game?

Now HK is selling shoes, harnesses and every apparel under the sun just like any other paintball brand becuase they realized it was extreamly lucrative.

I'm not saying theres anything wrong with a little capltalism in paintball..just that it seems that at some pint (apparently a long time ago) HK was cool becuase they were NOT a brand..they were just a group of friends who loved to play paintball and party blah blah blah.

It's sad to see the rebels of paintball sellout so much for money..since thats the one thing they said they were always against.

I honestly wish the really old HK army website was still around. The one where it just simply said what they stood for and then a link to a list of names.

I guess just like anything else in life, ideology easily folds when there's money to be made.

Discuss if ya want, I dont really care.
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Before I ask you to show me your badge number, let me explain a few things...

First of all, we still rock hard, party hard and play locally. If you were in tune with HK and what we do now, I think you'd have a better understanding of what we have evolved into, rather than labeling us as "sell outs."

This is true that we manufacture performance gear and started a lifestyle clothing brand within the industry, however, what you fail to notice is what we do to push the sport and paintball lifestyle we started as kids. Aging is inevitable, and so is the necessity for income, so we finally came to the crossroads of deciding whether to sink or swim. Do you really think we could be cutting the nets at SC Village, sneaking on the fields, drinking beer and over shooting rival teams until we turned 50?

If we didn't make HK a brand we would have dissolved like the previous legends before us. We chose to swim. So we continued to create cool stuff that our friends and peers liked to wear. We still stand for those basic principles, but now we have evolved into a smarter beast. One of our main objectives is to spread the word of paintball, hence, making sweet videos that actually makes paintball look cool to the players and outside spectators. We also started bridging into the music world to spread the word. Not to mention how we host the most epic paintball clinics where we LOSE money, just to show kids that there is fun in this sport and it's not about being a lame *** pro team with politics, it's about rocking with friends and for love of the game. And if you think we've lost our mojo, then I gladly invite you to the next HK streetball day, free of charge, so you can see how much we've "sold out."

This is our way to prolong the HK name and pass on the torch to the new generations of paintballers. I'm sorry if you don't get it... but Love us, hate us, I'll still buy you a beer at the bar. And now give me your badge number copper.

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