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Old 01-08-2021, 11:58 AM #1
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Oliver Lang and Alex Fraige created Hormesis Paintball last year and released their first series of hand made headbands in December 2020. (I am surprised there has not been a post here on PBNation/but here we are.) The first series labeled Single Arrow included 100 headbands with 12 different designs. Each headband is unique due to being hand dyed and sewn in Bali. Each headband has one of three tags (Red, Grey, Gold).

Each headband comes with an pin, bag and a box with a magnetic closure to keep the goods safe. They are priced from $85 - $100 with free shipping (within the contiguous US). A few Dynasty players used these headbands during their NXL 2020 World Cup win so they must be infused with magic.

A few words from Alex Fraige regarding the project below:

Our motivation is to create a special product that will instill confidence and focus. Something crafted with care and attention out of natural and organic materials. A piece of material to collect memories, the successes and the failures. A reminder that each moment happens only once, embrace it, give your best and leave nothing behind.

We are creating Hormesis headbands for players that are willing to go the distance to accomplish their goals, weather they strive to have fun, win tournaments, bond with a friend or family member, build a team, or capture the rush of the game.

-Alex Fraige

There is also an Instagram page sharing their joint venture @hormesispaintball

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Old 01-08-2021, 12:44 PM #2
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They are priced from $85 - $100


That's just me though. I'm sure these will do well in this sport.
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Old 01-08-2021, 01:11 PM #3
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Every single one of their headbands in sold out. I like the idea. I have a feeling 5-10 years from now these first editions will be worth more than $100.
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Old 01-08-2021, 02:34 PM #4
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Ollie is just a meme now... kinda sad.
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$100 for a headband...fuk outta here.
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:23 PM #6
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Hormesis... doesn't exactly roll off the tongue but they're sold out so Į\_(ツ)_/Į
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Old 01-08-2021, 03:44 PM #7
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Well when you have people asking $500 for snow camo flex masks I guess I canít be too surprised at $85-100 headbands. I donít really understand it but I guess to each their own.
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I bought one of these headbands and it's awesome. Never seen anything in this industry packaged so well and they appear to be very high quality. I wish I could have proofread all the language they used as there were several errors, but oh well. It pumped me up just reading all the messages they included.
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:01 PM #9
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I bought one of these headbands and it's awesome. Never seen anything in this industry packaged so well and they appear to be very high quality. I wish I could have proofread all the language they used as there were several errors, but oh well. It pumped me up just reading all the messages they included.
When I buy a piece of clothing, the thing I care most about is the packaging.
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When I buy a piece of clothing, the thing I care most about is the packaging.
How else do you know it’s high end?
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How else do you know it’s high end?
quality material and stitching? Knowing that my money will go to support workers with good pay and benefits?
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:37 PM #12
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He’s not the same guy I grew up idolizing, it is sad. Everyone typically changes a lot and permanently once they start using psychedelics often. In fact they would explain how most religions started, everyone was eating those magic mushrooms. Regardless, he’s still an incredible human being...i’d build a shrine for him
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:01 PM #13
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yawn...

another hype ig merchant with "drops" that just get scooped by fanboys and resold for double.

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Old 01-08-2021, 09:56 PM #14
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You know for a fact Ollie has some local village woman making those for like $2 each lmao

if they were like $30-40 I wouldn't think twice, but $80+ they are clearly just up charging because of who they are.
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Old 01-08-2021, 10:20 PM #15
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Yeesh. A lot of strong opinions on the GOATS. I thought this was a positive/encouraging community. Enjoy Yourselves 😉
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Old 01-08-2021, 10:24 PM #16
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Yeesh. A lot of strong opinions on the GOATS. I thought this was a positive/encouraging community. Enjoy Yourselves 😉
You've not been around here much, then?
$85-$100 for a headband in insane no matter how it's marketed. Good for them, to have sold them all but clearly this is not something which was created for the masses.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:15 AM #17
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:31 AM #18
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Yeesh. A lot of strong opinions on the GOATS. I thought this was a positive/encouraging community. Enjoy Yourselves 😉
I didn't know that over-charging for your headbands because you know they will sell is a positive/encouraging thing.

If these headbands were made by any pro player(other than like guys with huge socials like Ronnie or YaYa or Greenspan now) they would barely sell at $30-40.

Not to mention Ollie is having some Bali village people make them for him for pennies.

I love Ollie as a paintballer, like everyone I grew up watching clips of him on repeat, but this is a pure money grab move.
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Oliie: make sure you use double thread on those headbands so i can mark them up 3x

Village idiot or some random asian person in a sweat shop: i can use 3 threads if you like sir. It takes the same amount of time

Ollie: shut up and listen to what youre told
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You've not been around here much, then?
$85-$100 for a headband in insane no matter how it's marketed. Good for them, to have sold them all but clearly this is not something which was created for the masses.
I agree.

I would rather they not do the ridiculously overkilled packaging that gets thrown out right away and save me $25 on it.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:13 PM #21
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I don't have an issue with the pricing.. I have had the same sandana for the last 15 years.. unfortunately HK copied the design so lots of kids have it now but whatever.. your head gear is part of your personal gear something you will keep unlike paintball guns which come and go. I get the idea behind it and look forward to what else they offer. As far as some of these comments because they are asking $40 more than what your willing to pay.. either make more money or move along you don't have to buy it
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