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Old 08-04-2020, 07:14 PM #1
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Ray Trimble from Ninja has left the paintball industry.

Ray spent 20ish years in the pneumatic industry and has left some large shoes to fill, he was the face of Ninja Paintball that we have all grown to know. I wish him all the best in the HVAC industry and building himself a new future.

Not sure what Ninja will do about this loss to the company, and who will be supporting the Ninja forum here now...
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Old 08-05-2020, 09:06 AM #2
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I wonder if this was a result of the litigation with Powerhouse? Probably created some fairly large costs since it went all the way to an actual judgement in court. Ninja was a huge force from around 2010ish when Crossfire was losing market share all the way to just a year or two ago when these new tank companies started popping up.

I alway admired Ninja and think they will continue to be a solid company with a safe product
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Old 08-05-2020, 09:37 AM #3
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:57 PM #4
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Probably created some fairly large costs since it went all the way to an actual judgement in court.
2 law firms representing you in federal court is for sure not cheap.
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Old 08-07-2020, 09:51 AM #5
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While there are some pretty big shoes to fill with Ray leaving, We will continue to move forward. I will be taking over the monitoring of PBN as well as all social media channels now. We will be looking for a suitable candidate to help fill those shoes once things start to semi-return to normal.

To try and squash any rumors ahead of time.

-Ray left entirely on his own will. There is no ill will or bad blood between Ninja and Ray. We truly do wish him the best on his new endeavors, I personally still remain in contact with him just as a friend now instead of a co-worker.

-Despite being the face of the company, Ray was not in fact the owner of Ninja as many seem to believe. The company has been owned by the same person since before Ninja was even Ninja.

-His departure had nothing to do with any pending litigation.

-Ninja is not moving/going out of business/ being sold to anyone. (Apparently there is a picture floating around with a for sale sign in front of our building. This was placed there by us as a courtesy to one of the neighboring buildings that is tucked back on the side street)


Ninja will still be here. Ray is still the same person, just following a new career path.

Anyone is always welcome to call/ email/ PM me for anything.
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Old 08-07-2020, 12:49 PM #6
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Old 08-07-2020, 01:39 PM #7
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While there are some pretty big shoes to fill with Ray leaving, We will continue to move forward. I will be taking over the monitoring of PBN as well as all social media channels now. We will be looking for a suitable candidate to help fill those shoes once things start to semi-return to normal.

To try and squash any rumors ahead of time.

-Ray left entirely on his own will. There is no ill will or bad blood between Ninja and Ray. We truly do wish him the best on his new endeavors, I personally still remain in contact with him just as a friend now instead of a co-worker.

-Despite being the face of the company, Ray was not in fact the owner of Ninja as many seem to believe. The company has been owned by the same person since before Ninja was even Ninja.

-His departure had nothing to do with any pending litigation.

-Ninja is not moving/going out of business/ being sold to anyone. (Apparently there is a picture floating around with a for sale sign in front of our building. This was placed there by us as a courtesy to one of the neighboring buildings that is tucked back on the side street)


Ninja will still be here. Ray is still the same person, just following a new career path.

Anyone is always welcome to call/ email/ PM me for anything.
Good to hear. Regardless of anything else, the paintball industry is better off with Ninja in it.
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:02 PM #8
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I heard you guys hired an old paintball industry veteran... When is he starting?
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:10 PM #9
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I'm going to miss catching up with him at events. Best of luck in the HVAC world Ray.
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Old 08-13-2020, 11:54 PM #11
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I mean.. John lost his job at Pbn due to covid right ?
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Old 08-14-2020, 10:02 AM #13
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I mean.. John lost his job at Pbn due to covid right ?
Lol, not me. I should call Ninja and check up on those guys though. I like them.

I believe they'll announce their new hire today. He's an old school paintball industry Chicago guy who used to play on Farside and Aftershock who still plays today.
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While there are some pretty big shoes to fill with Ray leaving, We will continue to move forward. I will be taking over the monitoring of PBN as well as all social media channels now. We will be looking for a suitable candidate to help fill those shoes once things start to semi-return to normal.

To try and squash any rumors ahead of time.

-Ray left entirely on his own will. There is no ill will or bad blood between Ninja and Ray. We truly do wish him the best on his new endeavors, I personally still remain in contact with him just as a friend now instead of a co-worker.

-Despite being the face of the company, Ray was not in fact the owner of Ninja as many seem to believe. The company has been owned by the same person since before Ninja was even Ninja.

-His departure had nothing to do with any pending litigation.

-Ninja is not moving/going out of business/ being sold to anyone. (Apparently there is a picture floating around with a for sale sign in front of our building. This was placed there by us as a courtesy to one of the neighboring buildings that is tucked back on the side street)


Ninja will still be here. Ray is still the same person, just following a new career path.

Anyone is always welcome to call/ email/ PM me for anything.
Love the clarity, thanks!
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