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Old 01-17-2018, 11:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Last time I checked PE had NOTHING to do with those clowns. However, if you need to rid yourself of a "tainted" SL8R, I will gladly take it off you.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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As I understand it, yes, when GI was formed, the G was for Gardner. However, i think they are no longer involved. Bought out/sold out.

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Not involved but still using the same playbook? I don't think they sold out, just "stepped back" from what I was told.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Who is granting these patents? Sensor, agitator, extended run... Isn't that how all battery hoppers work?
That is the scary part. This is also for masks and most of these could set a very bad precedent if they were to win. Hoppers and masks aren't exactly using that many different technologies.

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players and fields need to boycott anything GI for about 6 months and let them know we are tired of them trying to put all the other paintball companies out of business.
Unfortunately this is usually much easier said than done, most fields are under some sort of contract, sponsorships can be difficult to break and there is a lot of player ignorance and apathy.


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Not involved but still using the same playbook? I don't think they sold out, just "stepped back" from what I was told.
That is my understanding as well.


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Ditto to everything said here. But also, doesnt Planet Eclipse fall under their umbrella too? If so, then its going to be a tough decision if i can keep my SL8R or not.
GI has no direct affiliation with PE as far as I know.
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Time for me to make a FGIS jersey to go with my FSP jersey.
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Old 01-17-2018, 11:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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players and fields need to boycott anything GI for about 6 months and let them know we are tired of them trying to put all the other paintball companies out of business.
We don't have a choice in my area. All the big fields are GI paint only and it is all FPO here except for a couple of big outlaw fields that only open maybe a weekend a month.
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Hopefully the judge overseeing this, recognizes this as frivolous and dismisses the case. This is blatant patent abuse.
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Old 01-17-2018, 12:55 PM   #17 (permalink)
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**** you GI Sports. I will never own your products. I hope I see your booth the next big game I visit Iíll tell you all what ****bags you are.
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Last time I checked PE had NOTHING to do with those clowns. However, if you need to rid yourself of a "tainted" SL8R, I will gladly take it off you.
Thats more or less what ive been thinking, but i thought at some point PE was involved with KEE, and thus GI, since they now own KEE.

Edit: the confusing part to me is that GI sponsorships allow the use of PE equipment
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Is that how GI Sportz got into the market so far and so fast? They own Kee? What about Valken? What is the situation with them, and with Summit (I think that is the group that owns Tippmann now)?
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Is that how GI Sportz got into the market so far and so fast? They own Kee? What about Valken? What is the situation with them, and with Summit (I think that is the group that owns Tippmann now)?
No, GI first bought Procaps(?) and DXS, then they bought Tippmann in 2013. I dont know when they bought KEE, but yes, they own them, which means Empire, Vforce, JT, and others. They do not own Valken (obviously, because they just sued them last year over the Valken Code looking like the Invert Mini)
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