Originally Posted by RogueShooter
Ergonomics is a tricky thing because everyone is different. They make it higher, and somebody will complain it's too high. Include a riser, and it raises the price point for everyone, instead of just the people who feel they need one. It's a case where you simply can't make everyone happy, so just give them what they need to allow them to make it right for themselves, and I think they've done that; it uses a standard picatinny rail and an M16 grip, so there's plenty of options if you don't like what's provided.
As for price, if you feel the gun needs to be absolutely perfect for you out of the box at $999, hey, that's your perogative. For me, I've never owned a gun, from a lowly Tippmann to $8-900 custom scratchbuilt guns to a $1500 NT that I didn't feel I needed to change SOMETHING on to make it right for ME. So if all this needs is a $50 grip or a $20 riser to accommodate me a little better, I don't have an issue with that. I don't see a whole lot of other companies looking to put bolt-action First Strike rifles out there for the (notably small) number of people who want them, so the price is what it is. You can't grow the sport and the industry by nickel-and-diming the hell out of every new company and product that tries to enter.
While I agree with you to an extent. (swapping a reg, bottom line, barrel, etc) You physically can't use a cheek rest while wearing a mask. Unless the bottom is soft but even then you risk the chance of moving your mask.
I'm not talking about the length of the stock, or having a grip that contours to every crack in my hand. I'm talking about the cheek rest and the cheek rest alone. Everything else about the gun looks solid. It could bring down the cost of production to remove the adjustable cheek rest. The stock that L_X posted would be perfect for this application. The next thing someone is going to tell me is buy a new mask.
I'm not trying to nickel and dime them. I'm just trying to offer a suggestion to an obvious flaw while it's in the prototype stages. This hasn't even come out yet. Even though it looks great and resembles a real rifle. Our needs as paintballers our different from actual firearms.
What I would like to see from this company before this comes out:
Similar stock to what L_x posted for the remote line.
For the tank stock, have it angled for mask clearance.
And while we're talking about customization maybe offer a back piece to make it compatible with Tippmann stocks.