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Old 05-20-2021, 09:58 PM #85
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Because the guy who makes it used to be a mod here.

And Valken doesn't make any paint here in the States that I know of.

I thought Recoil still made their own branded paint? I played 10-man with Recoil Factory at World Cup one year and got to play with the guys.
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We would have been in California if it was more conducive for manufacturing, but we didn't want to get added to the list of mfg who had gone out of business trying to be successful in the US. RIP GAP, RPS, RAGE, and countless others.

Paintball's are expensive and hard to make, congrats to those who are still making it happen!
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We would have been in California if it was more conducive for manufacturing, but we didn't want to get added to the list of mfg who had gone out of business trying to be successful in the US. RIP GAP, RPS, RAGE, and countless others.

Paintball's are expensive and hard to make, congrats to those who are still making it happen!
I think the whole paintball manufacturing economic/business side of things is pretty interesting. Wasn't Dye making god tier paint for like a year? I remember original early/mid 2000s ultra evil being amazing and I assume there is good reason they don't make it like that anymore. Not like they lost the recipe. I assume it has a lot to do with just the challenges of consolidated industry, shrinking market, and a kind of commodity manufacturing model.
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Old 05-21-2021, 07:34 PM #87
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I think the whole paintball manufacturing economic/business side of things is pretty interesting. Wasn't Dye making god tier paint for like a year? I remember original early/mid 2000s ultra evil being amazing and I assume there is good reason they don't make it like that anymore. Not like they lost the recipe. I assume it has a lot to do with just the challenges of consolidated industry, shrinking market, and a kind of commodity manufacturing model.
Early 2000s gas was $1/gallon, the highest consumption product we use in Paint is a derivative of oil and goes up and down with crude pricing. I know with our facility its the single biggest factor of what our paint needs to sell for so we can be profitable.
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Early 2000s gas was $1/gallon, the highest consumption product we use in Paint is a derivative of oil and goes up and down with crude pricing. I know with our facility its the single biggest factor of what our paint needs to sell for so we can be profitable.
Interesting, I always figured it was a more vegetable oil base not crude oil derivative. shows how much I know. Has there been more automation in the manufacturing process since that early 2000s era or has it stayed the same?
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Old 05-21-2021, 08:23 PM #89
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Vegetable oil is terrible for the environment and no one should use it.

It's a pretty labor intensive process at our facility. You can watch some videos of how paintballs are made on YouTube.
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I thought Recoil still made their own branded paint? I played 10-man with Recoil Factory at World Cup one year and got to play with the guys.
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They are their own brand of paint that is made in Mexico. Mikko Huttunen, former Ironmen player, has a hand in this. Their paint is pretty solid and well made.
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