Thursday, May 21, 2009

Burning Question

This edition of Burning Question is a two-parter. If you are so far outta the loop it leaves you confizzled look here.

What is a roller? (Hint: within the paintball industry.)

What could it mean if a number of paint manufacturers all bought enough new rollers to service all their paint-making machines? (My apologies for the technical lingo.)

9 comments:

Dale said...

Absolutely nothing, or at least not even close to what you're thinking.

Baca Loco said...

Dale,
Or should I start calling you Karnak? There is a reason it's a question.

Martin said...

1. No idea on a roller - but I'm a hick from South of the Equator

2. If all agreed to do it at the same time it could lend credence to the .50 rumor mill that is flying around.

papa chad said...

any size reduction would help, right? think
.62-.65????

a smaller reduction could mean more compatibility with existing guns...

Martin said...

But what does size reduction actually achieve for paint manufacturers? I suppose a reduction in COGS due to less material per ball ... but the downstream effect would not be flash for field ops/players.

papa chad said...

lighter ball = cheaper to ship. you can ship more paint at the same cost.

Missy Q said...

Kee just signed a DA with Kingman. I imagine part of that deal was the exclusive rights to make 43cal paint for Kingman (who's dealer-direct business-plan has collapsed).
It's a possible explanation for the ongoing rumors that paint is getting smaller. Does it explain why they would buy 24 die-rolls instead of just a couple? No. There is considerable shrinkage after paint manufacture and for all I know, a ball made on a 50cal dye roll will shrink to 43cal in the drying room, and thats the kingman ball-size. The Eraser pistol is selling well, and Rap4 also use 11mm/43cal rounds.

Baca Loco said...

Thanks Missy. You're the man, er, well, you know what I mean.

Missy Q said...

Wax paintballs, thats what the paintball world is talking about this week....