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New Product Introductions
by Bill Mills Photos
by Dawn Mills
AGD President Tom Kaye with
The Aluminum E-Mag body
cuts a new profile
The new 4500 psi Flatline
compressed air system
Swapping breeches on the
aluminum body is fast and
Prototype SFL E-Mag
Prototype SFL E-Mag
Jax Warriors custom E-Mag
with prototype high volume aluminum valve
AGD President Tom Kaye introduced the
new Intelliframe for the Automag. The Intelliframe fits standard
mechanical Automags (classic, minimag, RT Pro, etc.) and from the outside
looks like a typical aftermarket two finger 45 style frame. Internally
it features mount points to hold a microswitch that will be tripped every
time the trigger is pulled. This allows the use or Intellifeed, Warp
Feed, or other loader systems which need an electronic signal from the
paintgun to activate. The long awaited 4500 psi Flatline compressed
air system was shown in a pre production version, with production models
expected to ship in the next few months. Likely the hottest head
turner was the new aluminum body for the E-Mag. The new body gives
the E-Mag a look that is more in line with modern high end paintguns, and
offers metal that can be milled and anodized for custom versions.
A replaceable breech allows for center feed or left side feed for use with
a Warp Feed (or to hold the paintgun sideways "gangsta" style :-).
Autococker threaded barrels lock the breech in place, and a pair of openings
allow for a ball bearing style ball detent, and the possible future installation
of an anti-chop eye. The first in line for the customizers was Bad
Boyz Toyz. A prototype Shocktech SFL (Super F$*%&@% Light) E-Mag
designed by Danny Love was shown in the BBT/Shocktech booth.
Cossio announces a product
Warrior Sports Gear
Larry Cossio of Warrior Sports Gear
announced, that in order to make the WSG Barrel Condom more acceptable
to a wider customer base its name was being changed to Barrel Blocking
Device, or BBD.
Eric Stork of Severe Paintball noted
that for the last three years, he's been at the IAO industry conference
representing a different company each time. He is presently with
Severe Paintball, promoting their pain. Aside from a round, consistent
ball, they are offering a that when field paint is purchased at the proper
quantities the field's logo can be printed in the ball's shell at no extra
Doug Zander and Forest
Benchmark and Pro Team
Benchmark Manufacturer owner Doug Zander
and Pro Team Products owner Forest Hatcher announced the purchase of Benchmark
by Proteam. Zander will continue Benchmarks development and manufacturing
and the sales will migrate to be handled through Pro Team. The two
dispelled the false rumor that Benchmark was going out of business or that
Zander was leaving the company.
These parts are clearly
X Enterprises is a fast growing company
encompassing many areas - paint and accessory manufacturing, distribution,
and tournament promotion. Their new parts for the WDP Angel are clearly.....
well, clear. They have clear two piece barrels, volumizers, bolts,
sight rails, triggers, breeches, knobs and more.
Avery Amaya from the NPSNA
32 Degrees Tribal Vest
National Paintball Supply, North
As is usually the case, National Paintball
Supply is expanding. Their Rebel line of blowback paintguns has grown
by three new models. They have co-branded with Smart Parts, and will
be selling three different styles of limited edition 32 Degrees Impulse
paintguns this year. 32 Degrees jerseys are featuring updated designs
for the next year, and becoming available in both children's sizes, and
a sleeveless, tribal vest version for players in hot climates. 32
Degrees will gel grips provide players with the high end aftermarket grip
feel with a more reasonable price tag - MSRP of only $19.95. Also
new, for their extremely popular PT Extreme holsterable semi-auto, comes
new magazine tubes. For field owners and tournament promoters who
have wanted their event to be enhanced by the T2 semi, but have been stymied
by its travel schedule, another answer is in sight. NPSNA is purchasing
three high end fifth wheel trailers to assist in providing on site sales
and support at regional paintball events.
Zipping around the conference
room on a Zappy Scooter
A new sponsor to the International Open,
ZAPWorld's (Zero Air Polution) Zappy electric scooters are entering paintball
stores as a cross-over product. The scooters are part of an interesting
product line which includes a motorized tow sled for skaters, water scooters
and a nearly silent electric motorcycle.