Originally Posted by kwai
i understand the business point of view. no matter what there going to die in 10 year if they keep going this route. like most business do. business like these will sell to the next paintball company that will improve what they got.
i dont think they will ever create a good speedball marker to compete in any tournament.
You dont understand anything in a business point of view, considering they have been operating for what, 25+ years now? They wont die in 10 years, and their popularity wont dwindle. They make good, decently priced products that continue to work after abuse unlike many other companies. I dont know how you figure they are a failing company.
Tippmann, if they wanted to, could create probably the perfect paintball marker to compete with todays speedball. The Crossover was a first attempt at trying to bridge both woodsball and speedball. How many other companies do you see that make markers that can perform on either side with no issues, yet can keep up with other markers on the market?
Survival in a business comes from selling good products at fair prices without going under and from customer loyalty. While the Crossover didnt get as good a reception as it could have, negativity like yours is ultimately what fails a company because users, like you, spread lies and other bull to entry level players and put a huge red mark on their newly developing hobby.
Luckily for people like me and many other Tippmann owners, we outnumber your stupidity and keep the company going with our loyalties to their products. We are the recruiters who let newbies use our markers to test on the field, not the 15 year old with a $1500 loadout bought on his mommies card. Not to mention the thousands of fields that buy these rugged markers as rentals and the modders who buy tens or hundreds of these markers to turn them into works of art because of their dependability.
Quit spreading lies. Learn something about business and manufacturing before you start spouting crap.