Friday, December 4, 2009

More Pros & Cons

But mostly pros. You know, the whole who supports small ball, who doesn't. It looks like the Millennium board has another supporter, besides Laurent Hamet, in Steve Baldwin. VFTD isn't sure it understands all the ins and outs yet but this is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Here's what there is so far. There is a UK-based company called Manic Paintball that distributes Procaps. Whether they are strictly UK or also move product in Europe isn't entirely clear. (They self identify as the exclusive UK distributor but there are some who think they operate beyond those borders.) At one time Mr. Baldwin was sales director for Procaps Europe though what his current relationship is with Procaps VFTD doesn't know. There is also the new company called Dark Sports which was incorporated last April. It claims to be the UK & European distributor for GI Milsim and small ball. Here's the fun part. Mr. Baldwin is a director and equal shareholder in Manic paintball with the owner of Dark Sports, Mr. Scott Hazeldine.

Mr. Curious would love to know how much Procaps knows about all this given their unwillingness to produce small balls for GI Milsim and their relationship with Manic.

UPDATE: Apparently Mr. Baldwin finds this post objectionable although his solicitors found it very interesting. Can't please all of the people all of the time. VFTD has invited Mr. Baldwin to correct any factual errors. See the comments for more.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

You need to be verey careful what you are saying and I strongly advise you check this rubbish with the people conerned. In any case my lawyers are very interested in your comments.
Stephen Baldwin

Industry In/Outsider said...

So...Is anything in the post not true?

Baca Loco said...

Mr. Baldwin, please feel free to correct anything in the post you feel is incorrect. I could have included the fact both Dark Sports and Manic share the same offices but I thought that was unfairly predjudicial. And if you are actively opposed to the MS introducing 50 cal I am sure there are those who would like to know that as well.

Anonymous said...

There are several innacuracies in your statements and much incorrect assumption.
If you would like to conduct a proper interview to discover the facts, I am more than happy to oblige. In the meantime I strongly suggest you cease this nonsense and do a proper job of reporting. It is clear you have an agenda and you will not allow the truth to sway this. Hence why you have not tried to contact me at any time to check your story. I can only assume most of the content of this blog is also garbage.

Baca Loco said...

Mr. Anonymous
You are welcome to assume whatever you like. How many offers to correct errors do you require? So far all I'm seeing are veiled threats and hysterionics. You may post any corrections up in comments or you may forward any statement you wish via email and it will be posted as sent upon request. With respect to an interview the most effective way of assuring that your statements are reproduced accurately is an email submission of questions to you, followed by your answers, returned in final publication form to you and then okayed by you for posting. I am happy to do that as well if you wish.

Missy Q said...

this is gonna be sweet...

Baca Loco said...

FYI, given Mr. Baldwin's willingness to oblige I have forwarded 20 questions to him and intend, should he respond, to handle it the same way I did the Lane Wright interview.

Harb said...

Well Scott H is the domain registrant for both Manic and Dark...

Anonymous said...

Oh man, this whole exchange reeks of something fierce. I can only hope this becomes an internet paintball meme.

Mr. Baldwin have you no clue what threatening lawyers on the internet gets you? I'm sure you could learn a little from Ralph Lauren.

http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/06/the-criticism-that-r.html

Baca Loco said...

The interview process is going along nicely and hopefully there will be a final product to post in a day or two.