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#1 Scooby

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:26 AM

Splatsuit is a new product to the market, developed in the UK.

Splatsuit is a full body paintball protection system, with a full range of accessories including battle pack, headband and goggle strap to complement it. Let me say from day one that the suit was not designed for Sup'air (but it can be used for sup'air!), but as a rental product to allow players who are nervous about the pain of being hit to take part alongside their friends. It has proved particularly popular with younger players and females, broadening the appeal of the sport.

Check out our prototype in action!


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:13 PM

Interesting idea...I can see some parents feeling more comfortable with their young ones playing wearing one of these...
Thanks for sharing...


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Posted 12 December 2008 - 02:57 PM

I'm sure a lot of people will make fun of this, but honestly, is it any goofier than people wearing those hunting coveralls on the woodsball field? Looks kinda cool to me. Probably gets hot as Hell during the summer, though. Any comments on the ventilation abilities of this suit?

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:02 PM

very cool

anything that a field can offer as additional protection is always a plus

Just because you know what it's like to get hit with a paintball, doesn't mean that a new player knows what it feels like

And since people tend to "over sensualize" things in their head, plus how the movies and TV portray paintball, they probabably think it feels like you got hit with a baseball thrown at 100mph

Let them put this on, play 2 or 3 times, they'll realize it doesn't hurt as bad as they thought it did, take it off and continue playing!!

Great idea!!!

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:14 PM

Looks cool, though I think you would probably not know you got hit in this thing, it's like the ironman suit. With adrenaline plus the fact that you're paying attention to the game you might not even notice.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:28 PM

This thing probably gets bounces like crazy. But I can see it being usefull to get new players out there and help parents feel better about thier young kids playing.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:44 PM

Not a new product idea but, it's a good one. It seems a little bulky though, I wonder how hard it is to run and slide in this...I know the idea is protection but, it maybe benificial to take some of the lower leg padding off. That's just me though. Also, in the movie, near the end the guy with the suit takes off his mask and you can see he's holding a rental without a barrel bag or plug. For marketing purposes, I'd edit that out.



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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:13 PM

it's obviously not for someone who will be sliding and what not so that shouldnt be too big of a deal
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:52 PM

I'm sure this willl be appealing to alot of the new players depending on where you guys set your price. But it is kind of un-proffesional to have a guy take off his mask without protection, no barrell sock, no nothing??? Hm...

I'm sure this willl be appealing to alot of the new players depending on where you guys set your price. But it is kind of un-proffesional to have a guy take off his mask without protection, no barrell sock, no nothing??? Hm...

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:11 PM

it's obviously not for someone who will be sliding and what not so that shouldnt be too big of a deal


I realize that, I was just speculating.



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Posted 12 December 2008 - 07:48 PM

looks like ima have to start shootin hot

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 08:56 PM

Very cool, is this like a big one-z or a two piec suite? Either way its pretty cool.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 05:01 AM

Thanks guys, I seriously appreciate the feedback!
On the subject of the video, I kicked off when the guy took off his mask, (I wasn't there at the filming) but this was just to give you an idea of what it looked like in action, now we have the final production model that video will be retired and replaced, and I'll have a lot more input!

To the guy who says it looks hot as hell, I thought the same, so we have mesh venting between the thighs, down the outside of the legs (where hits would be glancing a worst) and under the arms as you would with a pro jersey.

In terms of flexibility, the panel breaks are at key points to allow freedom of movement, and adjustable straps are added to size the suit perfectly for the player.

The panels themselves are semi rigid, and you can certainly still feel the hits, but the panel spreads the impact, reducing point pressure. The ridges in the padding, although they look a bit like the Proto vest, they are higher density and a little less bouncy.

Mike has the idea down to a tee - it's to get players over the initial fear and into playing, and grow the sport. I'll talk to my boss and see if we can sed one over to you Mike!

Edit: PS - its a big one-z! its got both velcro and press stud buttons for closure - backup systems :)

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:15 AM

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 07:55 AM

Hmm, looks really nice and comfy.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 08:49 AM

Really cool product. I've been trying to get my wife to try paintball all year but she sees all the bruises, welts, and cuts I have when I come home and she's scared to death of getting hit. If she had a suit like that with other safety gear, she might actually try it out. Good job.

How is the padding in sensitive areas (groin, chest for women, etc)? Places where the body has soft spots. Does it come with built-in neck protection? If not, you may want to incorporate something like Tru-Spec has with their BDU jackets that allows for either neck protection or to be used as a regular collar.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:57 AM

There is much discussion in Holland right now on safety, mostly from the government (as always...). These kinda suits together with good masks really add safety to the sport, they should also give a lot of bouncers. I think its important that the suits still give you a feel if you got hit and dont bounce of every friggin ball. Is there a price indication and/or website with more info available?
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:13 AM

Scooby I'd love to have one of these to test out

I think it's a great idea. We take for granted that we know what it feels like to be shot with a paintball, most of us have gotten over that fear

But for the first time player, this is a HUGE fear. They don't know if it's going to feel like a BB hitting them, a baseball, a golf ball, they only imagine the worse

A field carries one or two of these, has them available for the people who are a little "shy" about playing and concerned about being hit. They put it on, play a couple games, realize that it doesn't hurt so bad, turn the suit back into the field, and continue playing!


It's like the extra butt pad that people use the first time they use a shotgun!

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:53 AM

It looks like something that will be available to rent at the fields i can see that in a few years. definitely will make the first timers a little more safe.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 12:18 PM

Looks awesome compared to the crap stuff availble to rental players at the moment. The only thing i dislike about protection like this is that people who haven't played see punters with all the protection on, and think 'damn man, this paintballing lark must hurt like an absolute bitch, if you have to wear all that padding'.

But i still think no man should wear anything more than just normal clothing/jerseys whatever if it's rec or punter ball (for tournaments it's ok). If it hurts too much, then don't get hit.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:31 PM

it looks badass

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 03:35 PM

very cool

anything that a field can offer as additional protection is always a plus

Just because you know what it's like to get hit with a paintball, doesn't mean that a new player knows what it feels like

And since people tend to "over sensualize" things in their head, plus how the movies and TV portray paintball, they probabably think it feels like you got hit with a baseball thrown at 100mph

Let them put this on, play 2 or 3 times, they'll realize it doesn't hurt as bad as they thought it did, take it off and continue playing!!

Great idea!!!


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Mike pretty much said what I was gonna say... :(
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:11 PM

looks like ima have to start shootin hot


That's just plain ignorant. What you're basically saying is "I'm going to endanger every one in the immediate vicinity so newbies won't get any bounces and so I make sure they are in pain after they play with me." This is why newbies never come back to paintball, ignorant fools like you.

EDIT: Back on topic. I think a full-head mask or some sort of bounce cap would go nicely with this ensemble. Headshots can really ruin one's day.

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:23 AM

if it is for the UK market probably wont be a problem... the majority of rental sites operate a 'no headshot' rule anyway.

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:34 AM

Even when a "headshots don't count" or "avoid headshots" rule is enforced, there is always the chance of stray hits, and to be honest, rental players will shoot at pretty much anything they see! The suit was developed in the UK but as I'm sure you can see will have worldwide appeal.

The Splatsuit does integrate a protective collar and a fold up padded flap to protect the back of the head and neck, but can be folded down if the user prefers or is wearing a headshield type goggle system, adding to the suit's flexibility and protection.

I'm happy to say that a full Splatsuit package is on it's way to Mike as we speak, and I'm looking forward to his feedback in the new year, which I'm sure he'll share with the group!

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 01:37 PM

This is a stupid complaint, but the light colored symbol in the back makes it look like the wearer was tagged in the back. A couple of times I saw it on camera and thought that he was just playing on w/ a hit on his back.
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:28 PM

this is a great idea for anyone looking to get into the sport. What i would suggest is something like a removable pad for the groin area so guys can use it but any women who dont want to use it can take it off.
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Posted 17 December 2008 - 11:49 PM

looks interesting. just by the looks i would have to say there is way to much padding. it is like an armoured vest. thats gonna be hot when you playing in 90 degree weather.
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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:29 PM

This is a stupid complaint, but the light colored symbol in the back makes it look like the wearer was tagged in the back. A couple of times I saw it on camera and thought that he was just playing on w/ a hit on his back.


I did the same thing Troy, though I'd think these suits would be more likley to be purchased by fields themselves then rented out, in which case the refs would be used to them and it shouldn't be an issue.

I presonally think anything that can get more people to play and enjoy paintball (reduced costs!) is a big plus. I'd also love to see something like this taken one step further, add pressure sensors on the suit that light up when hit.

I know, not very realistic cost wise, but that would be pretty cool I think.

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:49 PM

Scooby, I have a question. Will these be offered in different sizes? In addition to adults who are newcomers, what about the early teenagers that are just coming of age that want to play? Will they have this available for them as well? A young person that is small stature probably wouldn't fit into the same size suite as a 30 year old adult. If you offered kid sizes, I think it would be a great addition to your lineup.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 12:50 AM

Awesome idea.

I want to take m little sister out with me, but she is 12 and worried about the pain. I would actually feel alot better about having my kid sister on the field knowing she won't get hurt too badly and have a bad day because of it.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 06:33 AM

Don't worry guys, the Splatsuit is available from XS to XL and everything in between. Plus the suit has elasticated adjustment straps at key points to give even more adjustability. The battlepack harness is one size but has a four layer elasticated belt with velcro closure (like an NXe pack) so is massively adjustable too.

I hope that clears things up for you guys :)

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 09:30 AM

I think it's a great idea for little kids if they don't want to get hurt. And it could be used for practice, for kids who are scared of paintball, it could teach them to move up in bunkers.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 05:18 PM

I really hope Splat Suit gets a complete setup to me ASAP so I can demo it on the TechPB show

I think this is a great idea for new players, younger players, and of course females who could be concerned with breast trauma

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 10:20 PM

and of course females who could be concerned with breast trauma


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Posted 20 December 2008 - 02:15 AM

this would be good for newbies but mostly refs because if think about it refs probley get hit the most because the have to run threw lanes to check players and there on the feild all day long and from experience i know how bad it sucks.
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Posted 21 December 2008 - 10:00 AM

this would be good for newbies but mostly refs because if think about it refs probley get hit the most because the have to run threw lanes to check players and there on the feild all day long and from experience i know how bad it sucks.


We've actually asked our supplier to provide us with samples in both bright orange and Black and white ref stripes for field refs and marshals, but we want to get this out to players first, and of course a ref could wear the regular suit with a ref jersey over the top. We will also be looking at doing custom colors to fields ordering in bulk for staff.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:16 AM

Seems cool my GF is scared of the pain we can pick this up and i can do the stuff i wanna do with her lol Nice job Splatsuit. when will they be available ??

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:45 AM

Maybe this would get my little bro to play.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:02 AM

this seems like a great idea for newer players maybe i could convince some ladies to come paintballing with me now ;) ;)
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Posted 31 December 2008 - 03:46 PM

this is kinda cool cause if we have more people playing paintball it going to hopefuly considered a "normal" sport
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Posted 01 January 2009 - 07:57 PM

Are there discounts for feilds and such? cuase, if you've read the "if you have 10,00 dollars to spend on paintball" thread, people think you can make a feild and run it and everything with that kind of money...

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:37 PM

i like this (not personally for me) but i feel like the tiny little bit of pain associated with the sport is part of the excitement.
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Posted 06 January 2009 - 10:06 PM

Honestly, the stuff looks really bulky

However, I see the practical use of it... sort of...

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 05:39 PM

did one of these get sent to Mike?

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 06:50 PM

the primary advantage i see with this is making sure every one has one, combine it with a full helmet and crank up the fps =)

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:49 PM

did one of these get sent to Mike?


Yeah we sent one out late December, but there was an issue at customs and it arrived back with us in the UK today. It's being re-shipped tomorrow so (fingers crossed) it should be with him next week to test - it would be interesting to see if the punkworks guys want to test it out after Mikes had a look - just a thought!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:17 PM

I just wanted to inform everyone that the SplatSuit has arrived at TechPB!

Sized in Medium for Jenn (She is about 5'5" tall, about 130 pounds), she put it on and it fit great!

She loved how it felt, and how much protection it provided. She said it was more comfortable wearing the splat suite, than wearing a jersey & pant combination.

Pictures and more information is coming! I just wanted to let everyone know that it arrived safely, and we should be putting up some information on it here shortly!

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:24 PM

I was thinking today about the splatsuit for some unknown reason. For some reason, it just popped into my head! Let's just hope it's made from a very breathable fabric so that it doesn't turn into a shower of sweat in there!
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:24 PM

Perhaps you should ask a few people at your field who aren't playing (mums or girlfriends or something) if they would be more likely to play if something like splatsuit was available to them. Hell, see if you can get them to play for a game or two with the splatsuit on, and see if they like it/want to play again.

That's where this is gonna be used most, by punters playing their first few games.




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