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Old 02-13-2012, 06:52 PM #1
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Valken Shut Out of Selling Paint at the PSP for 2012

Valken is saying that they paid to be a sponsor of the PSP and their money was refused.

The PSP isn't letting them be a sponsor, even if they paid.


EDIT: The PSP says Valken can sponsor the league and just sell soft goods but they confirmed Valken can not sell paint.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:53 PM #2
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Could it perhaps be that the PSP has a contract with certain paint manufactures? I don't keep track of PSP too much, but I do know that many of the scenario prodcers/smaller tournament series shoot a certain brand of paint based on contracts etc.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:54 PM #3
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There are a few companies that hold assets within that of the PSP and they are refusing to let the league allow Valken there... its a really ****ty business move and those who are within the sport, know who it is... and it sends a really crappy message too.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:54 PM #4
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It may be the other three holding him out. They may be turning a very small profit on the event, however dilute the customer base, then you suddenly don't make money.
120 teams 3 vendors is a much better situation for 120 teams 4 vendors from the vendor side. Its not beyond the realm of possibility...
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:59 PM #5
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The issue is that this industry cannot afford to have these shady, back door deals going on. The entire paintball eco systems is entirely too fragile... I can tell you now, that A LOT of teams aren't going to support the PSP because of this garbage.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:00 PM #6
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It may be the other three holding him out. They may be turning a very small profit on the event, however dilute the customer base, then you suddenly don't make money.
120 teams 3 vendors is a much better situation for 120 teams 4 vendors from the vendor side. Its not beyond the realm of possibility...
But out of the 3 vendors, GI owns 2 of them...
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:04 PM #8
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Personally, I wouldn't start a fight with Gino. Maybe that's because I'm not a fan of swimming in the Jersey river nor have I ever found a pair of cement shoes comfortable
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another reason why the paintball industries fail thats like telling ford u cant run in nascar,or reebok you cant be in the nba this is just another joke that psp is doing
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:08 PM #10
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Personally, I wouldn't start a fight with Gino. Maybe that's because I'm not a fan of swimming in the Jersey river nor have I ever found a pair of cement shoes comfortable
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another reason why the paintball industries fail thats like telling ford u cant run in nascar,or reebok you cant be in the nba this is just another joke that psp is doing
Not a joke..... AT ALL....
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:12 PM #12
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:12 PM #13
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i agree with every move the psp has done except for this one, 45,000 is a hefty price to be able to sell paint at psp events. my 2 cents
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Personally, I wouldn't start a fight with Gino. Maybe that's because I'm not a fan of swimming in the Jersey river nor have I ever found a pair of cement shoes comfortable
Actually I think it would be the St. Lawrence.........
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:23 PM #16
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:24 PM #17
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None of this has been 100% confirmed. Just speculation. I'd wait to see some hard facts.

On the other hand, this IS paintball... so...
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Politics in paintball?! Say it aint so!

There are some really unsavory characters at the top of the paintball world. More than a couple ended up as PSP owners, so this is far from shocking at all.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:27 PM #19
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Yeah this seems like its tainted with ProCaps/GI. RPS is RPS. They will continue to sell paint. However, I know many teams that would choose valken paint vs DXS right now. Eliminate Valken and hello DXS? I wonder if it will be chosen over RPS or GI though.
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The issue is that this industry cannot afford to have these shady, back door deals going on. The entire paintball eco systems is entirely too fragile... I can tell you now, that A LOT of teams aren't going to support the PSP because of this garbage.
this guy has almost all of socal selling valken paint. i would say he isnt doing too bad. i also doubt alot of teams are going to leave psp because they cant shoot some valken.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:39 PM #21
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Valken makes the tackiest gear in paintball.

Seriously, they may make good paint and their hopper may be alright but when I see their gear I puke in my mouth just a little.
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