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    Official Deadlywind hAir trigger update

    Sorry to keep everyone waiting, but here is an update on our hAir trigger
    product.

    As some of you have heard, our progress has been slowed by some legal
    hurdles. The problem we ran into is that Pro-Team Products was recently
    granted a patent on assisted trigger mechanisms for paintball markers.
    Pro-Team insists that we are infringing this patent, and although we
    disagree with them, we have tried to cooperate so we can get the product
    released. We've been advised that our remaining options are expensive ones,
    and since we have already overspent resources in the development of this
    product, we have decided to shelve it for now and focus on our other
    projects.

    Again, we apologize for keeping everyone waiting on this. We do hope to revive this in the future, either when we can again justify allocating resources, or once we form partnerships that enable us to do so.

    Colin Moritz
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    awwwwww man...so is proteams going to release there verson of the hAir?
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    Sorry to hear that. I assume that the patent application was denied?


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    Quote Originally Posted by hitech
    Sorry to hear that. I assume that the patent application was denied?
    Yes, obviously, since one very similiar was already issued to PTP.

    Well, hopefully now something can hit the market. While it sucks for Colin and DW, the consumer won't care, because their slow gun will now go fast.

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    aaaaaawwww
    This was gonna be my reason to save for a mag.
    well, good luck on the other projects!
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    ..

    I have been expecting this sort of news.
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    *cries*
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    I'm sorry to hear that. I just ordered a B2K4 and I was sure that action would result in the imminent release of the hAir. Too bad it went the other way.

    Quote Originally Posted by nicad
    We do hope to revive this in the future, either when we can again justify allocating resources, or once we form partnerships that enable us to do so
    Good luck with that!
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    Things will work out for you in the end... Thanks for the update bud...

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    .....As the game slowly starts to die, the patent wars heats up. Soon the companies will start buying up each other and the "business" of paintball will replace the "sport" of paintball. Players will become consumers or target demo groups whos disposible income will be duly disposed of.

    The business of paintball will sell its soul to TV and insurance companies and the business of paintball will be big, flashy and soul-less..... As the game continues to die, we will be encouraged to buy the fastest, hottest, sexyest markers that can waste paint at wallet destroying speeds. A hotter or better marker will be released the following month to keep the cash flowing from the consumers to the businesses. The consumers will start focusing on sponsership to help pay for the rediculously expensive paint and the $1,700 sexy spyders and will loose focus on things like rules, responsibility and fair play.

    The great game that was born in the woods will die in the boardroom and what is sad is only a few will ever notice.....

    OK, I am off my soap box. Let the flame throwing begin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boski51
    .....As the game slowly starts to die, the patent wars heats up. Soon the companies will start buying up each other and the "business" of paintball will replace the "sport" of paintball. Players will become consumers or target demo groups whos disposible income will be duly disposed of.

    The business of paintball will sell its soul to TV and insurance companies and the business of paintball will be big, flashy and soul-less..... As the game continues to die, we will be encouraged to buy the fastest, hottest, sexyest markers that can waste paint at wallet destroying speeds. A hotter or better marker will be released the following month to keep the cash flowing from the consumers to the businesses. The consumers will start focusing on sponsership to help pay for the rediculously expensive paint and the $1,700 sexy spyders and will loose focus on things like rules, responsibility and fair play.

    The great game that was born in the woods will die in the boardroom and what is sad is only a few will ever notice.....

    OK, I am off my soap box. Let the flame throwing begin!

    not guna flame, but i am going to say this....isn't that taking it alittle to far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danoxide
    ...isn't that taking it alittle to far?
    No, not really. Other than the color commentary, isn't that what is happening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boski51
    .....As the game slowly starts to die, the patent wars heats up. Soon the companies will start buying up each other and the "business" of paintball will replace the "sport" of paintball. Players will become consumers or target demo groups whos disposible income will be duly disposed of.

    The business of paintball will sell its soul to TV and insurance companies and the business of paintball will be big, flashy and soul-less..... As the game continues to die, we will be encouraged to buy the fastest, hottest, sexyest markers that can waste paint at wallet destroying speeds. A hotter or better marker will be released the following month to keep the cash flowing from the consumers to the businesses. The consumers will start focusing on sponsership to help pay for the rediculously expensive paint and the $1,700 sexy spyders and will loose focus on things like rules, responsibility and fair play.

    The great game that was born in the woods will die in the boardroom and what is sad is only a few will ever notice.....

    OK, I am off my soap box. Let the flame throwing begin!

    I've said it before, and will say it again. I'm sure I've said it better at some point, but this will suffice"

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    It's the same people who want[ed] paintball to get big and popular and on TV that are now complaining of the side effects, namely, the fact that the paintball business got big and big business followed.

    Can't have it both ways. Shut up and play, or have a hissy fit and don't play. Can't have it both ways.

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    aw man thanks for the update I was wondering about this today

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    Sorry to hear it... Well lets hope PTP comes thru.
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    No, our patent was not denied.. (amazing how speculation is so easily stated as fact).
    It is still going forward. It has been filed, in the system, and all that good stuff.

    The decision is based compleatly on the financial/resources aspect.

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    I wanted this to come out badly. But deep down, I knew there was a small chance it would.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicad
    No, our patent was not denied..
    Good. I assume that if the patent is ever issued you would consider producing it? It seems like it would be worthwhile... barring any lawsuits...

    Good luck, I hope it makes it into production.



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    So, can we see the blue prints?

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    <sigh> Oh well. Looked really cool. I am slowly but surely moving away from mags (I am keeping one). I am a whore, and I cant stand the waiting game anymore. If you ever end up producing the hAir, I'll still have a mag to slap it on.
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    Well, guess I'll just have to go with a Devil-Mag in the mean time... I was hoping to avoid going to an E-gun, but I suppose it was inevitable...

    Good effort though!

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    Thanks for the update Nicad, wish it was a happier one though
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    Too bad

    Hopefully something comes out, I want a marker that can rip but I prefer it to be mech.
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    That sucks that a company as crappy as PTP ruined this for you guys. Who the hell buys from them anyways? They don't make a single cool product.

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    i thought this would happen. o well i really didnt expect it to come out any time soon anyway
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    well thats great. thankfully i bought a freestyle on monday.

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