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Old 05-22-2020, 06:46 PM #1
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Virtue ACE? Virtue BK reorg? Spire IV confirmed. Virtue and Luxe.

Wasnt sure if i could put this here, but i think its fitting the more i think about it as it is PB industry news.

At the top of the site on a computer it now says "Virtue ACE"....

So over the last few months Virtue seems to have completely dumped all their Spire Loaders off as well as all the Vio Masks.

I do know the GI was suing Virtue over loader and masks, and i was pretty sure an agreement was reached and this was settled???

Im curious if that anyone knows if that meant virtue no longer sells loaders and masks and this is why Bunkerkings now sells loaders and masks?

Just seems rather coincidental.....

Ohh and a side note, Virtue is now selling all the carbon gear as well.
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:32 PM #2
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For what it's worth, Brad from PBRML tweeted a week or two ago that a Spire IV was "incoming," though I don't know how serious he was or if he was referring to actual inside info or just speculating. If so, it would make sense that Virtue would be clearing out Spire IIIs. Unsure on masks.

I'd guess the "ACE" moniker might be a new name to reflect the additional brands Virtue has brought under its umbrella over the last year or two.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:46 PM #3
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Is the GI suing Virtue new?
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:08 PM #4
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No. That's a few years old, I believe. The mask claim seemed pretty absurd. I haven't looked at it in a while, but I remember it being super vague in the claim of infringement.
https://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=5834801
https://insight.rpxcorp.com/litigati...ments/12685224

Jump to Page 57 to see the mask claim. The loader claim is better documented. The mask claim looks like "their mask has a lens and a face mask, so it could look like ours, so they owe us money".

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Old 05-22-2020, 10:21 PM #5
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for the mask thing, basicaly Pump is right. if it has a face mask and a lens you owe GI a royalty fee or they sue you.

and for the loader if it helps feed paint mechanically you owe them again.
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:23 PM #6
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:49 PM #7
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Also, looks like virtue is now selling carbon on their website. I wonder what's going on.
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Old 05-23-2020, 05:46 AM #8
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Maybe they aquired Carbon? The new products are listed under "Our New Product Launches"

Seems unlikely they would be selling competiting gear to their own, on their website, unless they owned the brand now.
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Looks like virtue ace is paint
I am hopeful that Virtue will bring their high standards into paint manufacturing.

Being forced to buy junk (Empire/GI) paint keeps me away from the field more than anything else.
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Old 05-23-2020, 08:55 AM #10
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Last time Virtue tried selling paint it was made by APX and didnt turn out too great.

Same as Social Paintballs paint.

Personally I'm really liking the Pro Shar tournament grade.


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Wasn't Pro Shar turning all the pro guns into blenders at Texas this year?

Also still a little upset that the post office lost my spire 3 drive tray that I sent in for repair and now I'm boned. Could go for some ACE customer service :p
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Wasn't Pro Shar turning all the pro guns into blenders at Texas this year?

Also still a little upset that the post office lost my spire 3 drive tray that I sent in for repair and now I'm boned. Could go for some ACE customer service :p
it was only a few months ago and ive totally forgot already, but i think it was vegas that everyone had paint issues. pro-shar incuded.

over all its the best paint ive seen in a long long time.

sucks about your loader, hopefully one day the mail person finds it. ive heard there is quite the back log down there in some places.
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Wasn't Pro Shar turning all the pro guns into blenders at Texas this year?

Also still a little upset that the post office lost my spire 3 drive tray that I sent in for repair and now I'm boned. Could go for some ACE customer service :p
Dude, I think this actually showed up recently! My system archives service orders after x amount of time. So I didn't have anything to go off of once I picked it up. PM me your full name, address, and if it is yours, also what the issue was and I'll get it fixed next week and sent back.
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Old 05-23-2020, 03:34 PM #14
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That’s some amazing **** right there Josh.
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Dude, I think this actually showed up recently! My system archives service orders after x amount of time. So I didn't have anything to go off of once I picked it up. PM me your full name, address, and if it is yours, also what the issue was and I'll get it fixed next week and sent back.
Well dip me in **** an call me a fudgecicle. If it was a return for a busted motor or board that was probably me. Took me a long time to ship it in the first place due to covid and not having any ink to print the return label. I'll shoot you a PM. Seems pretty ACE to me right theere
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I thought GI owned Carbon, but I guess I may be wrong at this point (GI owns more than the common person knows about, including me).

The fact Virtue is now selling Carbon, good stuff there. I've believed & owned Virtue items since they had boards for markers (yeah, I'm old). Great company, quality stuff & now bringing Carbon, solid move.
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I thought GI owned Carbon, but I guess I may be wrong at this point (GI owns more than the common person knows about, including me).

The fact Virtue is now selling Carbon, good stuff there. I've believed & owned Virtue items since they had boards for markers (yeah, I'm old). Great company, quality stuff & now bringing Carbon, solid move.
wait, they don't sell boards anymore? jk That's how I'll always remember Virtue, actually. I also remember how big it was when they unveiled the Spire.
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I am hopeful that Virtue will bring their high standards into paint manufacturing.

Being forced to buy junk (Empire/GI) paint keeps me away from the field more than anything else.
Honestly, the HK paint has gotten really good.

I have a case of the tournament grade stuff thats been sitting since like september? and the paint still looks like it was bought last week (granted, i did rebag paint and have been rotating it every couple of weeks since i got it)
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