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Forum: The Dead Zone Today, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By DocsMachine
-Generally, I don't replace fill nipples. If they...

-Generally, I don't replace fill nipples. If they start to leak, I just replace the O-ring.

That said, I have had a couple of issues with fill nipples not fitting- screwing in too far and not...
Forum: The Dead Zone Today, 01:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By DocsMachine
http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb955.gif...

http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb955.gif (http://www.the-whiteboard.com/autowb955.html)

Best advice I've ever gotten or given on the field. :D

Doc.
Forum: Pump Guns Yesterday, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By DocsMachine
-None visible, and the warranty card on the back...

-None visible, and the warranty card on the back of the instruction packet is blank.

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone Yesterday, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 204
Posted By DocsMachine
Yep. I brought four guns one day, and had 'em all...

Yep. I brought four guns one day, and had 'em all go down. :) Well, "go down" in the sense that in one case, the drive pin in my Halo broke so it wouldn't feed, which led to chopping a ball, which...
Forum: Pump Guns 12-26-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By DocsMachine
NIB Action Markers Illusion Pro

Big bill from the CNC shop forces sale! (I knew I shouldn't have said "oh, go ahead and give me another 500." :D )

Brand-new-in-the-box Action Markers Illusion Pro pump, red-to-black dust fade,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-24-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-Some, but not all. SP was directly...

-Some, but not all.

SP was directly complicit in the fall of ICD, but a major illness in the family was also a contributor. AGD stepped aside in part because Tom wanted to go do other things, and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-24-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,655
Posted By DocsMachine
Several years ago, there was a small local...

Several years ago, there was a small local (Alaska) tourney event. Typically three or four events per summer- attendance wasn't huge, but it was fun, most times.

However, during one event, a local...
Forum: WTB 12-21-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 126
Posted By DocsMachine
Several years ago, I had some of the metal horns-...

Several years ago, I had some of the metal horns- the little ones you used to be able to buy with an attached ASA, so you could use a 3.5 oz bottle instead of those cans of freon.

A friend of mine...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-20-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By DocsMachine
The gun's called an Autococker. That specific one...

The gun's called an Autococker. That specific one is a custom built model, as the vast majority of Autocockers are (as in, assembled out of aftermarket parts and/or upgraded using aftermarket parts....
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-19-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By DocsMachine
[Yodels Slim Whitman] :D -Actually,...

[Yodels Slim Whitman]

:D

-Actually, that's one of the coolest little builds I've seen in a while. Now where did I put that box of Sheridan parts... :)

Doc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-18-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-For me, it's always been cyclical. Seems we get...

-For me, it's always been cyclical. Seems we get two or three years of high popularity, but towards the end interest tapers off, and eventually you can hardly scrape four guys together for a backyard...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-Um, yes, it does. Third paragraph...

-Um, yes, it does. Third paragraph (http://www.paint-ball.org/paintball/statistics.htm):



-Yes, other parts of the document did, in fact, note the drop in 2005, but it also notes the increase...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-I disagree. The market was still growing in...

-I disagree. The market was still growing in 2007. Your own linked citation said precisely that. We may differ in the definition of "growing by leaps and bounds", perhaps, but the industry was...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-Technically true, but beside the point. The...

-Technically true, but beside the point. The point is, would SP have gone into that much extra debt to build a new factory, if they thought the market was indeed shrinking?

SP was not some private...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-And again, I'm not disputing any of that,...

-And again, I'm not disputing any of that, although it can be argued he's almost certainly quoting the same statistic as above, which then showed a slight increase the following year (2006) and was...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
:D -In my defense, it's the middle of...

:D

-In my defense, it's the middle of winter. In Alaska. :D



-Again, which doesn't necessarily have to do with the economy. Skydome was always an expensive venue, and as I said, there were...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-While I didn't know the hard numbers, and I'm...

-While I didn't know the hard numbers, and I'm really not disputing them, the same article also says:



(Bolded emphasis mine.)

Every sport and business goes through ups and downs. A drop of...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-17-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-Except he gives no numbers. One anecdote (which...

-Except he gives no numbers. One anecdote (which I don't disbelieve, by the way, but I do have issue with) about an industry trade event, and a Google graph showing search term trends. That's not...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,929
Posted By DocsMachine
-Backing up a couple of pages, I have to go...

-Backing up a couple of pages, I have to go whaaaat?

Paintball was growing by leaps and bounds pretty much right up to the start of the recession (around 2008.) As in often double-digit growth....
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,044
Posted By DocsMachine
-I hate to say it, but he's not entirely...

-I hate to say it, but he's not entirely incorrect. Basically AGD only offers two complete markers, the "RT Pro Custom (http://www.airgundesignsusa.com/RTpro.shtml)" and the Tac-One, both of which...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-15-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,044
Posted By DocsMachine
Huh, hadn't heard about that. But bowling is...

Huh, hadn't heard about that.

But bowling is my best analogy when telling a non-paintballer about paintball: Personally, I like bowling. It's fun, I'm reasonably good at it, and it's something fun...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-15-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,044
Posted By DocsMachine
It all boils down to money. For something...

It all boils down to money.

For something like a McDonalds, the franchisee buys the rights from the franchise, who in turn helps the new people to establish the location. McD's helps with property...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-14-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By DocsMachine
-No, being .62 cal killed the SMG. Being clip-fed...

-No, being .62 cal killed the SMG. Being clip-fed didn't help either. :D

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-14-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By DocsMachine
-Actually, it's been my experience that most of...

-Actually, it's been my experience that most of the old Nelsons shot closer to about 260 out of the box. It depends somewhat on local temps, of course, but it's tough to get 300 out of a stock-ish...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-14-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By DocsMachine
-The old APL insurance we had at my field, many...

-The old APL insurance we had at my field, many years ago, basically used 300 as the "maximum allowable", but strongly suggested 280 as a normal setting. That was due to the CO2 of the time, when it...
Forum: WTB 12-14-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 75
Posted By DocsMachine
WTB: Green 'Cocker parts

Looking for Autococker parts in green. Standard factory gloss WGP green, like the top-right block shown here (http://www.otterpaintball.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/DSCF0307.jpg).

I need a vert...
Forum: WTB 12-14-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By DocsMachine
AGD Slug body for trade

Offering up a dusty but utterly unmolested AGD Slug body for trade:

http://docsmachine.com/2014/slug.jpg

Complete with ring insert and retainer clip. I'm amenable to selling outright for cash...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-14-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By DocsMachine
Really? Do they say why? I mean, I know lots of...

Really? Do they say why? I mean, I know lots of indoor places have slower speeds and whatnot, but why 289? Why not 290? Or 285?

Again, there's no reason that we couldn't have 286.3 or something,...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-14-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By DocsMachine
-Except it's a bit ex post facto. :D Really,...

-Except it's a bit ex post facto. :D

Really, it was essentially accidental. I'm guessing a bit, but I'd bet that Nelson did a little experimenting to get the best balance between range and ball...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-13-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,923
Posted By DocsMachine
-The only reason tournaments even exist is for...

-The only reason tournaments even exist is for paint companies and the few high-end marker companies to sell product. Period, end of conversation.

In order to alter that particular paradigm, we'd...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-12-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By DocsMachine
-More than that. I have a tank that dates back to...

-More than that. I have a tank that dates back to '94 (which I didn't buy it new) and another that was made in '95 (which I did.)

I've already had to condemn a dozen or more of my tanks in the...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-12-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By DocsMachine
The main killer of a "carbide" bits in this...

The main killer of a "carbide" bits in this application is vibration- you're hand holding the tool (and in some cases the workpiece) so vibration is almost guaranteed. Chatter is even worse- you can...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By DocsMachine
... Does anyone even read "web magazines"...

... Does anyone even read "web magazines" anymore?

Doc.
Forum: BLACK FRIDAY SALES 12-09-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By DocsMachine
I'm actually surprised nobody wants the thigh...

I'm actually surprised nobody wants the thigh holster. Back when I used to make soft goods, all kinds of people were asking for these...

Doc.
Forum: BLACK FRIDAY SALES 12-09-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By DocsMachine
Christmas is getting close, but you still have...

Christmas is getting close, but you still have time to mail some cards out! :D

Doc.
Forum: BLACK FRIDAY SALES 12-09-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By DocsMachine
All current orders shipped! Getting low on bolts,...

All current orders shipped! Getting low on bolts, but I have plenty of the rest.

Thanks again!
Doc.
Forum: BLACK FRIDAY SALES 12-09-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By DocsMachine
Clear Stickies gone! Willing to entertain offers...

Clear Stickies gone! Willing to entertain offers on the rest!

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-09-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 275
Posted By DocsMachine
I've been Freaking barrels since before they...

I've been Freaking barrels since before they invented dirt! :D

http://docsmachine.com/galleries/freakmod.jpg

http://docsmachine.com/galleries/impbarrel2.jpg

Yes, I can occasionally be hard...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 12-09-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By DocsMachine
Nice work! But take it from somebody with a...

Nice work! But take it from somebody with a little experience...

You'll of course need a pouch or sling in order to shoot a paintball. Don't ask me how I know. :D

Doc.
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 625
Posted By DocsMachine
Thanks for the bigger pics. Even without the...

Thanks for the bigger pics. Even without the confirmation, it's pretty clear that was cast in one piece, which made it a factory part. Never heard of it before! :D

Odd that it only takes two...
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