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alex5947

Member Since 07 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 09 2012 10:05 PM
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In Topic: Questions about Mike Phillips (TechPB-Mike)

31 August 2012 - 06:02 PM

Paintball is his hobby. Not job. He gets paid squat, since he is the boss of tech pb. Any money he makes via marker bids goes into helping tech pb.

He has a personal life. A wife, 2 girls, a job. But beyond that, well we don't need to know

Did Mike actually say that?

In Topic: What happened to the Dye NT?

25 August 2012 - 10:09 AM



Hell I'd even be ok with Dye moving to the lpr to the front, and cutting down the height of the marker. That's is honestly the least appealing thing about the DM line in my opinion.


PM8.

That's why I said that, haha.

Dm6 and pm8 best guns dye has ever made.

In Topic: What happened to the Dye NT?

24 August 2012 - 05:07 AM


lol... I can just see Billy Wing doing a video next year " Yea umm for the 2013 DM we have a bunch of new features, we added some new grip pads for comfort, we added some new color ways, and a new trigger"

The DM line hasn't changed since the DM6, I wonder if they will actually do something new this year.

Not trying to start 'this' argument again (you guys know the one...), but if I do... no shits are given!

Flow plug - taken care of
Eype pipe/detent system
ASA - sleeker, straight port
Regulator
Board
Feedneck (I've used a Prophecy, Rotor, and Revy with no issues)
Tool-less grips
Trigger - improved bearings/technology
Back cap/sleeve
Color-coded o-rings (no, it's not a performance feature, but it's still a nice touch since so many people whine about the different o-rings on the bolt)

The bolt system works, I still don't see why people complain about a proven bolt system. They aren't hard to work on, they have just as many o-rings as any other spool on the market, and it's not like they have issues chopping paint. They shoot great... what more do you want?

The Ego line's chopping "issue" was fixed with the Cure 1... the Cure 2, 3, and 4 were improvements to the existing Cure bolt, but they weren't serious changes in the technology, but you're all OK with accepting them as major improvments. The Zick 1 and 2 for the Ego line and the LP Poppet for the Vice/G6R make a difference in shot quality, sure, but the Intimidator style markers are poppets, the DM is not a poppet. The QEV/Plank system for the Ego line was changed/improved upon, but again, the Matrix system works. The Geo and Clone bolt systems have been modified/changed, but they had serious room to improve shot quality and chopping/leaking issues respectively.

I think the most valid argument anybody has against the DM line is the yearly release, but honestly, how many of you buy a NEW marker every year? Sure, it cuts down the price in the used market, but again, how many of you buy new markers every year, and how many of you whore around used markers?

The DM line is already done right. Make sure you've lubed the bolt sail and tail o-rings, set your dwell somewhere between 17 and 21 ms, back your LPR out two turns, and then back out the LPR some more until you get the consistency you desire. Done.

All Bob Long markers require frequent checks with a pressure tester. The Luxe can be a nightmare if you don't know what you're doing. Older Egos have QEV's to mess with. The Ego 11 still shoots like a poppet. Geo 2's don't shoot as nice as the DM line. The NT can be all kinds of trouble. Tell me again why X, Y, and Z markers are perfect and the DM is garbage. The point is, you're never going to satisfy everybody, and EVERY marker has it's own flaws, has features that are undesirable to some people, or is lacking features that are desirable to some people.

Flow plug- ill give Dye that. I don't know what they were thinking with the asa in front haha

Eye pipe- honestly I dont think they are that great. They are easy to crack, and if they break you are shit out of luck until you get a new one. I liked the style they had in the dm6 better.

Asa- the new asa is pretty cool

Reg- I never noticed any major performance increases

Board- still shoots 12.5

Feedneck- the newer style dm feednecks are ok

Trigger- I have never liked dye triggers, ever

Tool less grips and back caps are always nice to have.

Everything dye has done is what I consider to be minor changes.

I should have said that there have been no major improvemts to the dm line. Look at the ego line, there have been major performance updates and you can tell when you shoot them. Shit Dye could even do their own version of the top hat mod. Just do something different!

How long have they been using the fuse bolt in their markers? They could at least make little changes to make the marker more efficient.

Hell I'd even be ok with Dye moving to the lpr to the front, and cutting down the height of the marker. That's is honestly the least appealing thing about the DM line in my opinion.

In Topic: pod packs...which one?

23 August 2012 - 07:18 PM

Do they still make NXE packs?



Id find a 4+3 nxe pack.

In Topic: What happened to the Dye NT?

23 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

It's not necessarily that it flopped, it just didn't do well with the DM series line

I've spoken with representatives with Dye, and here is what happened-

Nothing shoots like a DM. It has the weight, and the smoothness to make it one of the smoothest shooting guns in paintball. The NT should have been marketed towards people who shot POPPETS, because the NT has a very fast bolt speed and it has a "pop" like a poppet. The problem was that people purchased the NT, thinking it was going to shoot like a DM, and it didn't.

It has a faster bolt speed than the DM, it's lighter than the DM, and has slightly more kick than the DM. So DM owners hated it. People who bought the NT, thinking it was going to shoot like the DM, were terribly dissapointed.

The NT is a great gun, I used one for almost a year. But it doesn't have the weight, soft shot and sound signature of the DM series.

The DM was built to shoot the most brittle paint in paintball, and was built to be the softest shooting gun in paintball.

The NT was built for speed, it was built for "semi auto" shooting. The DM was designed for PSP, the NT was designed more for the NPPL

Since the NT was pissing off their existing customers, they chose to shelf the NT for a while and just focus on the DM series.

The NT is a great gun, for players who are thinking about switching from a poppet. Poppet owners like the NT, but spool owners? Especially DM owners hated it. So instead of cannibalizing existing sales with two spools, Dye is putting the NT on the shelf for a little bit to focus on the DM line

lol... I can just see Billy Wing doing a video next year " Yea umm for the 2013 DM we have a bunch of new features, we added some new grip pads for comfort, we added some new color ways, and a new trigger"

The DM line hasn't changed since the DM6, I wonder if they will actually do something new this year.