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Old 02-18-2013, 02:52 PM #1
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Simon "Manike" Stevens no longer at KEE (Empire)

The rumor went around this weekend that Simon "Manike" Stevens is no longer at KEE Action Sports.

PbNation confirmed today that Simon has indeed left KEE as of Friday. We wish him luck in his future endeavors.

Hopefully he has some extra free time and we see him around PbN more.


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Thanks for the support everyone. It is appreciated more than I can ever put into words.

This was my decision, and whilst it makes me sad, it also makes me very excited for the future.

I am going to take a break (from the internet too) to go snow boarding and clear my head, and then I will be back with my nose to the grind stone and doing my best to innovate and keep moving the sport of paintball forwards.

Thank you everyone.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:53 PM #2
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:53 PM #3
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Must have found another job? Started his own business?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:54 PM #4
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He created/designed the axe, correct?
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:57 PM #5
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Best of luck to you Simon! I'm looking forward to your next endeavo(u)r!
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:58 PM #6
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He created/designed the axe, correct?
That's just the tip of the iceberg
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:00 PM #7
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He created/designed the empire/kee, correct?
fixed im sure he will do great things on his own.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:01 PM #8
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Simon's been key (no pun intended) in a whole lot of the best products KEE, and NPS before it, have put out. Hopefully we'll see him in action in the paintball industry one place or another. I know where I'm hoping his next steps take him, but we'll have to see!
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:01 PM #9
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I hope he's staying in pb.

edit- what you said ^^
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:01 PM #10
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:04 PM #11
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hmmmm very interesting!!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:06 PM #12
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damn, hopefully he stays in the paintball industry
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:06 PM #13
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This is the biggest move this off season.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:07 PM #14
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Without Simon, they better have another Rabbit to pull out of their magic hat.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:09 PM #15
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:10 PM #16
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Damn. Between the vanquish, impulse and this, KEE is just brain ****ing everybody!
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:11 PM #17
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This is the biggest move this off season.
This guy actually got paid as a full time job to play build and paintball equipment. My definition of a pro.

Guess he's not going to the PB event in DC here upcomming.

I wonder if Paintball has non-compete contracts?
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:12 PM #18
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This could be the start to a big deal!!
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:13 PM #19
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Wow. Didn't see this coming.
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He created/designed the axe, correct?
And everything else good Empire has produced in the past million years.

Hope he's staying in the industry as well.
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:14 PM #21
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C-R-A-P was looking forward to seeing him again. Super smart dude and way awesome to shoot the poop with.

Good luck Simon where ever you go.
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