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Old 07-30-2019, 11:59 AM #1
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Paintball F8MOUS hardcover photo book. Funded and closed!



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Old 07-30-2019, 11:59 AM #2
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Paintball F8MOUS hardcover photo book. Funded and closed!

The Kickstarter ends this week and that is the ONLY way to be guaranteed to get the book.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...ous?ref=g5aihh


Exactly 20 years after its debut, the original team behind P8NT Magazine is getting the band back together one last time.



F8MOUS is a limited edition, hardcover photo book collecting hundreds of photos, stories and interviews from 1999 to 2004 -- five years that saw the transition from the woods to airball fields, the introduction of electronic guns, the war between the leagues and the creation of X-Ball, paintball on TV and the emergence of high-paid, superstar players.

Chris Dilts, Dan Mouradian and myself are producing the book, with help from Dan Napoli, Matt Marshall, Aaron Moore and Sara Duckwall. We're a bit rusty, but it's an all-star team.

This project is a labor of love all of us, and we're betting there is enough interest to at least cover the cost of a small print run. For the next 30 days we're running a crowdfunding campaign to fund printing and production.

If you were someone who lived this era of paintball, or if you're a player who wants to see the story behind how the game evolved into the sport it is today, this is for you.

You can check it out at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...intball-f8mous


We'll also be posting a ton of photos and behind the scenes stuff over the next 30 days at:

https://www.instagram.com/paintballf8mous/

And finally: Got a favorite moment from 1999-2004? Let us know what you want to see in the book.
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:10 PM #3
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As promised, we just posted an update on the Kickstarter campaign here:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects.../posts/2727231

You can head over there to see the full update with photos, but here's the full text:
Update on release date + 2 big announcements

Apologies to everyone for the recent radio silence—we’ve been heads down at work on the project for a while, but we wanted to take a quick break to give you an update on timing, as well as two big additions to the book.

The response to F8MOUS has been incredible, and it's grown into a bigger and more important project for all of us than we'd ever expected. It's also made us determined to produce a book that's worthy of your support.

Over the past months we've reconstructed digital files for thousands of pages of P8NT Magazine, re-edited more than 100,000 words of articles and interviews, and created high-resolution scans of more than 10,000 photos. We chose to make this book because of how incredibly rich, exciting, and important this era of paintball was, and there’s no shortage of material to draw from.

But as the book has grown in size and ambition, it's become clear that our original production schedule was simply too short. In speaking with potential printers, we realized we’d have to make a choice between cutting corners and getting books printed sooner, or waiting longer for higher production values—including better paper and printing techniques, higher resolution photos, and a book that will hold up under heavy reading and last for years to come.

When we began this project, we knew there would be hard choices we'd have to make along the way, and we agreed from the beginning that our guiding principle would be to make whatever decisions were best for the book itself.

Given that, we've made the hard decision to delay the release of the book until the fall of 2020.

We plan to wrap production and send the book to the printer by June. It will likely take two to three months for the printer to produce and deliver all the books to us, at which point they'll be packaged up and shipped to backers by October 31 at the very latest.

Everyone will have a chance to update your shipping address or adjust your order before the books ship. And if for any reason you prefer a refund to waiting, just email us at [email protected] and we'll take care of it right away.

We intentionally chose a new schedule that we believe is achievable—no one wants there to be any additional delays from this point on.

But we also made a decision from the outset to invest all of the money raised back into the production of the book itself. That we reached (and then exceeded) even our stretch goal means that we can now announce two big additions:

1) We're expanding the book to 400 total pages. There is simply too much good material, and we don't want to leave any of it out. By adding pages, we'll also be able to include some of the unpublished pieces we've uncovered, including:

• An unpublished, early profile of Renick Miller, Bad Boyz Toys and the Chicago scene, written by Matt Marshall and with photos by Chris Dilts.

• An unpublished interview and photos of John Gregory, founder of JT USA and one of the true godfathers of tournament paintball, conducted in San Diego just a few months before he sold the company and disappeared from paintball.

2) The Lost Film: In going through the photo archive, we recovered more than 150 rolls of film that were shot during the final part of the 2004 season but never developed. Not only are these photos unpublished, they've never been seen by anyone—even us. The effort and expense of having this film developed is considerable, but we've decided to move forward with processing all 150+ of these lost rolls so that they can be included in F8MOUS.

These are the final P8NT Magazine photos ever made, and they're from a crucial point in this era of paintball: the moment NXL players and teams were first allowed to compete in the NPPL Super 7, when the best players in the world were able to go head-to-head again after having been split apart for more than a year.

We hope you'll agree that the chance to add more pages, more photos, and higher production values is worth the wait.

Moving forward, we'll provide updates on the status of the book at least once a month between now and when backers receive their copies. And as always, we’ll be available to answer any questions you might have.

We recognize that any delay is a disappointment, and we appreciate your patience in waiting for the book to come together. In actuality, this is a project that began all the way back in the summer of 1998, and F8MOUS represents the culmination of a long and winding journey for all of us.

We want this to be a book you're excited to hold and experience not just when first receive it, but also five, ten, and twenty years from now.

Thanks again for all your support,

—Christopher Hass, Chris Dilts, Dan Mouradian, Dan Napoli and the rest of the F8MOUS team




Way cool! Can't wait to see it!

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Old 07-30-2019, 12:20 PM #4
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Old 07-30-2019, 12:30 PM #5
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I bought one.

My one claim to paintball fame is that I was the very first subscriber to P8NT Magazine back when they first launched. I didn't know any of them and I was just a kid living in the deep South. I later advertised with them when I worked for PMI. I was also lucky enough to get to know them and even play on the same team as many of them years later, but I never stopped being impressed by the magazine. I still have a full of them.

Most importantly, I can now use my last P8NT pin because I know it will be replaced.
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Old 07-30-2019, 01:02 PM #8
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I bought one.

My one claim to paintball fame is that I was the very first subscriber to P8NT Magazine back when they first launched. I didn't know any of them and I was just a kid living in the deep South. I later advertised with them when I worked for PMI. I was also lucky enough to get to know them and even play on the same team as many of them years later, but I never stopped being impressed by the magazine. I still have a full of them.

Most importantly, I can now use my last P8NT pin because I know it will be replaced.
Looking to sell any issues? I have a complete set of every single magazine since 1998 except P8NT
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Holy crap. Really?

Sorry, but not planning to sell. The Kickstarter had a couple complete sets for sale though.
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Holy crap. Really?

Sorry, but not planning to sell. The Kickstarter had a couple complete sets for sale though.
Haha yeah, either from direct subscription or buying up literally any and every collection that went for sale on here and eBay. P8NT issues are always very elusive though, especially the early ones.

I like collecting but I dont have $2000 to spend on the full set haha.
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^ Tournament paintball culture for sure. It was the magazine I wanted to show my non-paintball friends.
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