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Old 01-14-2013, 01:16 PM #1366
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Are you positive the first part is accurate? From what I remember, the electropneumatic patent was a lawsuit between the Green's (WDP/APS) and the Gardiner's (SP). The judge awarded the patent to both SP and WDP jointly. When SP filed for bankruptcy and the bank started to liqudate assets is when KEE action sports bought up the SP part of the patent. WDP/APS still retains their half of the patent.
Here you go. I may have paraphrased, but WDP/APS was awarded a portion of the patent pertaining to circuit boards being used.

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:26 PM #1367
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Here you go. I may have paraphrased, but WDP/APS was awarded a portion of the patent pertaining to circuit boards being used.
Ahh excellent, thanks for the knowledge (you as well, tjs). I didn't realize Dye was also involved!
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:34 PM #1368
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Ahh excellent, thanks for the knowledge (you as well, tjs). I didn't realize Dye was also involved!
Yeah they bought the spool valve patent in 2003. the original patent was for a mechanical spool valve and was converted to electro released in 2000.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:50 PM #1369
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:14 AM #1370
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Surprised that no one has an issue with the pricing. Spool valve guns cost nearly twice as much to produce as poppets? Didn't the shocker release @ around $699? I understand people, for some reason, spend that on vapors and luxes. But this should highlight how outrageous the difference is. No matter what the debate on poppets vs. spools is, a jump from 800 to 1500 in price is inconceivable to me.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:28 AM #1371
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Surprised that no one has an issue with the pricing. Spool valve guns cost nearly twice as much to produce as poppets? Didn't the shocker release @ around $699? I understand people, for some reason, spend that on vapors and luxes. But this should highlight how outrageous the difference is. No matter what the debate on poppets vs. spools is, a jump from 800 to 1500 in price is inconceivable to me.
No one has an issue with anything because nothing is known about any of the new empire guns besides vague pnuematic design.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:32 PM #1373
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:40 AM #1375
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:09 AM #1376
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Maybe cup since they are signing pro teams to shoot the axe?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:32 AM #1377
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Maybe cup since they are signing pro teams to shoot the axe?
Many pro teams already have the RPS paint 1 million case sponsorship. Now they are saying "want to keep using our paint and wearing our gear? Then we want you to shoot our guns as well."

They just want you to shoot their flagship marker, once the vanquish comes out they will most likely switch over or shoot both like the PE Geo and Dye NT
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Many pro teams already have the RPS paint 1 million case sponsorship. Now they are saying "want to keep using our paint and wearing our gear? Then we want you to shoot our guns as well."

They just want you to shoot their flagship marker, once the vanquish comes out they will most likely switch over or shoot both like the PE Geo and Dye NT
so you're calling the NT Dye's flagship marker?
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so you're calling the NT Dye's flagship marker?
I think he means the Matrix is Dye's flagship marker, but there are members of Dye teams that also shoot the NT, just like the Ego is Planet's flagship, but members of their teams also shoot the Geo
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so you're calling the NT Dye's flagship marker?
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I think he means the Matrix is Dye's flagship marker, but there are members of Dye teams that also shoot the NT, just like the Ego is Planet's flagship, but members of their teams also shoot the Geo
That's what I got from it.
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Many pro teams already have the RPS paint 1 million case sponsorship.
what is that?
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WOW! How many divisions will this make me go up when I buy it?
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