Originally Posted by n0buddy0
If Doug Brown has "introduced the ProConnect to paintball", was he not the one to invent it?..... Now, the inventor/manufacturer vs. a merchant/re-seller is a moral issue.
That is paintball, in a nut shell.
But with pneumatics, most components typically originate outside paintball. Things like quick-exhausts, rams, slide-checks, etc, are all "off the shelf" items, even if rebranded.
I used to use a Q/D, similar to the proconnect, but years before it. Instead of a button, it had a slide. But unlike a slidecheck, it would seperate the male/female ends, leaving both pressurized.
Maybe thats where the idea of the Proconnect came form? I remember getting them at an industrial supply store..... but I lost interest with remotes.
Here is the only picture I have with that oddball Q/D: You can see the slide on the male end. Both ends had check-valves.