OK Guys, I am working on the other tip designs. So if I make a tip that is a slim as possible, would you want it smooth or would you want it knurled like this...
Originally Posted by SpanksIPB
Simon its nice to see some see some one who once very involved in "Big Business" paintball talking about doing custom anything. The stuff you and the others at Inception Designs are doing is something we haven't seen in many years and is something paintball has been lacking, to me it seems more like an old school airsmithing shop just with better toys. While Simon Stevens adds a level of extreme credibility to Inception Designs I can only assume there are many others that are making important contributions to Inception that we don't hear about, or maybe you just are that good Simon. As for the barrel I run the Lapco Fuse and its the standard by which I weigh all other barrels and I'll have to try to check one out at Boss Paintball Products when he receives them to compare it to my Lapco. I can only assume that the finish on the barrel will far exceed the quality of the finish on my Empire Resurrection barrel kit that your resembles(I wonder why...) that I find to be inferior to my lapco. I think pricing will be the key to successes, while this is no doubt a premium product even my beloved Lapco Fuse has price tag that makes me go "Damn thats pricey for what you get". I can't wait to see this product in person and get sense of what it truly is.
Err it's just me. I'm rapidly getting to the point where I need more people but can't afford it until I get more products out and moving so until then it's me and 14+ hour days, and a few friends I contract in to do things I can't (web design and graphics).
every one of those hours with a smile on my face though as I am doing what I love.
I designed the Sniper Barrel system back when we were about to release the Axe for the Pro teams. It took into account all of my learning to make the best tournament barrel I could at that time. That was maybe 3-4 years ago now?
To think that we haven't done any learning on barrel designs since barrels that were designed and made 10+ years ago and can't improve upon them is strange to me.
Now I designed the Stella Barrel system to be the BEST barrel I could for all situations and it takes in even more learning and thoughts that I have had since I did the Sniper Barrel system. (The parts are not compatible though)
Much of that to do with making a versatile and VERY quiet barrel.
Since making the TM15 with the integrated baffle system I have been quite obsessed with making as quiet a barrel as I can, and feel this is an advantage not just in the woods but also on the speedball field where your position is often given away by the sound of your shooting.
Then I added some features to make it more versatile, to make it easy to remove when it gets tightened onto my cockers or pump guns a little too much, and so that I can offer longer barrel options conveniently and affordably or to add rain covers or Apex tips or different style end tips or anything else we may come up with (such as the camera mount and I will add a cup holder just for giggles
Taking all of that into account, and my goals of efficiency, consistency and being as gentle on paint (via barrel design AND how the barrel allows you to set up your gun) I have come to the result that is the Stella Barrel System and I am VERY happy with it and I can't wait to share it with everyone else, although as usual it is probably going to annoy me just a little when people shoot me with it. Especially if I can't tell where from. lol.