Sunday, March 30, 2008

2008 WDP A1 Fly

Not a huge change to the design, smaller in size. Major change inside, all new internals is what I have heard. Overall if you love the Angel this is a welcome addition but nothing that will bring new players to WDP.

2008 Luxe from DLX Technology & Smartparts

Well I guess I was 75% right about a new gun from Smart Parts. The new 2008 Luxe made it official debut in HB. Looks nice and small and sounds like a treat. The $1500 price tag is a turnoff but as always - if you build it they will come.

See below for pictures and comments from PbNation thread.

Comments from PbNation

The valve and air handling systems of the Luxe eliminate common failure points and provide for full cleaning and lubrication of the bolt, valve, ball detents and anti-chop components in seconds, without tools. “It really is unbelievable,” said Rocky Knuth, a professional player and owner of the Seattle Naughty Dogs, who has had the opportunity to rigorously test Luxe prototypes for several months. “I can have the entire bolt and valve assembly out of the Luxe as fast as I can pop open a can of soda.”

The only reason for the allen wrench is to open the grips. I have held and shot this gun at the CFOA yesterday and if it wasnt for that ****ed up price tag and the NXT threads I would shoot one of these guns. it is soooooooo light. The speaker tells you everthing you want about your gun and can do it in 5 languages. The detents are similar to Angel Magnetic Detents. The hinged internals can be pulled even if the gun is aired up. Not a fan of the trigger but thats personal preferenceand trigger doesnt matter with ramping. The stock ASA runs on an internal hose system but you can change out your reg and asa to run a macro line if you want. In the picture you are seeing the stock ASA with a tank on it thats the fill nipple. The battery is a rechargable cell phone style battery you get 50000 shots off one charge. If the battery dies you take the two screws out from the speaker pull the quick disconnect plugin your new battery and go.

PBSTAR - Article below and linked

DLX Exclusive Photos & Info
It is rumored the gun will retail for $1500 and will only be available to the top Smart Parts dealers

DLX Technology is proud to announce the tournament debut of the Luxe professional tournament paintball marker at the 2008 NPPL Super-7 World Series tournament in Huntington Beach, California, March 28-30, 2008. Some of the best professional paintball players in the world will gain an edge with the ultimate luxury paintball marker.

“We knew making a product that would take things to the next level required a whole new approach,” said DLX Technology director Darryl Trent. “This allows us to redefine everything involved with the marker from concept and design to how it is built, how it arrives in the customer's hands, and even how the player is taken care of afterwards. We began this journey over two years ago, and I am excited to see the results in action.”

Under the leadership of the DLX Technology group, the combined efforts of designers, pneumatic, mechanical, manufacturing and software engineers, multimedia developers, linguistic specialists, professional paintball players and leading paintball field and store operators have culminated in the development of the ultimate luxury paintball marker – a synchronization of style, raw performance and unparalleled customer support.

Design of the Luxe started with a clean slate by championship winning pro players from the NXL and NPPL defining their needs – especially those that were not met by today's markers. Speed, consistency, accuracy, gentle handling of brittle paint and a compact form factor were given, but the missing elements were not so obvious – speed of maintenance and ease of configuration. In today's paintball tournaments every second in the staging area between points or best 2 out of 3 matches is critical, and that is where current paintball technology has fallen short - until now.

The valve and air handling systems of the Luxe eliminate common failure points and provide for full cleaning and lubrication of the bolt, valve, ball detents and anti-chop components in seconds, without tools. “It really is unbelievable,” said Rocky Knuth, a professional player and owner of the Seattle Naughty Dogs, who has had the opportunity to rigorously test Luxe prototypes for several months. “I can have the entire bolt and valve assembly out of the Luxe as fast as I can pop open a can of soda.”
Luxe innovations go well beyond the physical. The Luxe has been endowed with new means of communication. Although it has all of the programming flexibility serious tournament paintball players have come to expect – it has done away with the complexity. Memorization of beep and blink codes or carrying a manual to decipher them is unnecessary.

Features are not the only aspect to set the Luxe apart. From the ground up, its high-performance alloy parts are machined in the United States, by American workers using the most advanced manufacturing processes available – a rarity in today's paintball industry. The Luxe does not roll off of an assembly line. Instead each is hand built, tested and adjusted one at a time at DLX Technology by a Certified Luxe Technician, who is also an experienced professional paintball player with the background to know by feel when a marker is in top form.

Much like a luxury car, the Luxe is not a mail-order product. Luxe markers will be available only through Luxe Certified Dealers who have the staff and training to provide a top-quality customer experience and post-sale technical support.

Developed as a focused high-end design and manufacturing group owned by paintball industry leader Smart Parts, Inc., DLX Technology is dedicated to melding cutting edge technology with solid tournament performance to build the ultimate luxury paintball marker. To learn more, visit

DLX Technology Sales/Dealer Inquiries:
Attn: Darryl Trent, Director
Phone: 866-573-LUXE (5893)
Fax: 724-838-1612

Media Inquiries:


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Rocky Cagnoni to DYE

He's still and Angel man to me!

Legendary Avalanche front man Rocky Cagnoni is now an employee of DYE Precision.
Cagnoni 36, is best known for his antics in the movie "Push" and while playing for Team Avalanche in the late 1990's and early 2000's. He was one of the first ever sponsored players in the sport, while being regarded as one of the best front/snake players in the game at the time. He represented WDP for several years, both using the product and lending his name to limited edition markers.

Cagnoni was at the PSP Phoenix event, but he spent the majority of his time in the truck moving product around. Cagnoni has confirmed that he'll be at the NPPL Huntington Beach event working in the DYE Booth there, which was just announced today by the NPPL.

Thanks 68caliber!


I really hope to make it down there this weekend!! I am predicting a new gun from Smart Parts.... For all of you that don't live in the area go to and watch what you can live!

WDP Angel A1 Fly Teaser Video

We all knew it was coming and finally some proof. I can't wait to see it in action!! BTW - Nice Gunns was talking about it back in October and we weren't the first ones...

2008 Dye Tamps Bay Damage Jerseys

The new jerseys for the Tampa Bay Damage look great. So much better than the bright colored stuff we have seen recently. Nice job Dye!

Redz Arsenal Pack

Check out Redz Arsenal Pack - It's actually looks blurry....

WDP A1 Trigger - Critical

Criticals new trigger for the WDp Angel A1.

Critical Angel A1 Trigger
* Dual Ball Bearing Pivot Point (using a ultra smooth high quality bearing)
* Ultra light weight design
* Ergonomically correct design
* Integrated adjustable reverse polarity magnetic return
* Rounded and smooth edges (fully radiused)
* Super smooth and very, very fast
* Fits the Angel A1 Marker
* Four way adjustable trigger, magnet tension, opti activation point, rear travel stop, and trigger angle
* Available in dust black, and polished black.

Monday, March 10, 2008

2008 Dangerous Power IQ

From what I can translate the Dangerous Power IQ is going to be released at Huntington Beach. The price range is on the lower end and it competes with higher end markers. It's not ugly but I wouldn't consider it pretty. More to come....


SinR by Alex Hodge

Nice design by Alex Hodge. Sort of looks like a DM9 or DM10.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The West Point Combat Classic - Spring 08

Join the US Army in West Point April 11th - 13th. You better know what your doing when you get in the woods with our protectors!!

Fire It Up - Eclipse

Not sure why but at least it's not an energy drink....

Rumors Rumors Rumors 2.14.08

- LP to give up the Dojo to write for Facefull in 08. Dont worry I will finally get an editor :p

- Lucian Blackburn quits Russians, says he "Just wasn't feel'n it...".

- Billy B to Infamous for XBall

- NEH backs out of NXL creating a odd number of teams, so in effect the NXL drops Ultimate.

- NEH signs with XO for paint.

- BSmith backs out of Authority for 7 man.

- BJ Jolley to NJ Authority for 7 man.

- Rolt Roberst back to XFactor.

- KEE cuts back all remaining sponsored teams to a max of 500 cases of practice paint.

- Ironmen consider dropping NPPL.

- Chad "yaya" Bouchez formaly played for vicious is now a Aftershock member.

- Shock will be shooting (exclusively) Black Shell, Ultra evil Orange fill paintball and they will be getting custom milled AShock edition dm8s from Dye.

- Kasey Feilds quits Naughty Dogs to play for Ironmen but his 2 year contract is still owned by Rocky Knuth so Hinman buys out Kasey Feilds contract in order to barter for Mouse's contract.

- Frank Connell is allegedly being forces to serve a 1 match suspension from over a year ago sences he has been in the open devision sence that time. This would be his first match back in the NXL sence the suspension and the powers that be are so far expecting him to serve it.

- XSV's gun sponsorship cut down as far as approximately 5 egos. They are still struggling to find the money to compete in 08.

Thanks PBDojo!

WDP - Angel Updates Website

Check out WDP's updated website and address. Lot's of flies..... when do we get to see the A1 Fly?

Olson Envy Ego ETEK

Just seeing the golden arches makes me feel like the ETEK should have some yellow highlights on it or at least a switch that would allow it to shoot chicken nuggets.

PSP NXL Phoenix

If you live in the phoenix area or happen to be passing through.... March 13th - 16th!

7:30am Los Angeles v. Tampa Bay
8:30am Boston v. Avalanche
9:30am Seattle v. Aftermath
10:30am Dynasty v. Impact
11:30am X-Factor v. Philadelphia
1:00pm Chicago v. Oakland
2:00pm Aftermath v.Los Angeles
3:00pm Impact v. Boston
4:00pm Tampa Bay v. Seattle
5:00pm Avalanche v. Dynasty

7:30am Los Angeles v. Philadelphia
8:30am Boston v. Oakland
9:30am Seattle v X-Factor
10:30am Dynasty v. Chicago
11:30am Aftermath v. Tampa Bay
1:00pm Impact v. Avalanche
2:00pm X-Factor v. Los Angeles
3:00pm Chicago v. Boston
4:00pm Philadelphia v. Seattle
5:00pm Oakland v. Dynasty

7:30am Tampa Bay v. Philadelphia
8:30am Avalanche v. Oakland
9:30am Aftermath v. X-Factor
10:30am Impact v. Chicago
11:30am Los Angeles v. Seattle
1:00pm Boston v. Dynasty
2:00pm Philadelphia v. Aftermath
3:00pm Oakland v. Impact
4:00pm X-Factor v. Tampa Bay
5:00pm Chicago v. Avalanche

2008 Dye C8 Ironmen Jerseys

Check out the new Ironmen Jerseys. I would be happy to sport this!

Bob Long 2008 Russian Legion LE

Check out Russian Legion's 2008 Laser Engraved gun. It's basically just the Marq 7 with laser engraving but anything is better than the old Smart Parts puked up pile of metal they rolled with last year.

Planet Eclipse 2008 SL8R

Planet Eclipse SL8R looks great but as always breaks the bank. If you can afford these guns I bet you're excited.

Price= $1,795.00
Very Limited Stock.... Order yours now !
Exclusivity. Style. Performance. Passion. The key ingredients to the most highly desirable and sought-after production marker in the sport.
Very limited numbers, combined with bespoke items that are never for re-sale or made available as upgrades mean that you are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.

Exciting, cutting-edge styling, combined with unique performance and style-driven features give the SL8r it’s individuality to set it apart from and above the other models in the Ego range. Sweeping curves moulded to the interior layout ensure that whilst designed to appear as an object of desire, its form follows function in considering every fraction of an ounce in its construction.
But style is nothing without performance. Optimised to perform at the very highest levels of the modern game, the SL8r is capable of speeds in excess of 55 cycles per second, and has been tested firing paintballs with the BBSS system enabled at rates of over 35 balls per second. Combine this kind of firepower with efficiency that in real-world conditions allows the user to empty over 11 pods from an average sized tank, a weight that makes it the lightest marker in its class, and you have a product that any Pro, in and league, would die for.

But ultimately the SL8r is designed with passion, by players with passion, for players with heart, who desire only the very best that Eclipse can produce.

Feature List

Unique SL8r Features:

Bespoke SL SL8r Body
Bespoke SL Adjustable and Fixed LPR Caps
Bespoke SL Magnetic and Spring Trigger Return
Bespoke SL Cure2 Bolt
Bespoke SL In-Line Regulator
Bespoke SL OOPS Assembly
Bespoke SL Clamping Feed Assembly
Bespoke SL Low and High Pressure Valve Guides
Bespoke SL Trigger Frame
Bespoke SL Zick Kit and Rammer Cap
Bespoke SL LPR Torpedo
Bespoke SL LPR Piston
Bespoke SL Contour Eye Covers
Bespoke SL Circuit Board
5-Piece SL Shaft Barrel Kit
Viz-Eyes Red BBSS System (these are called Lazer on website)
Audible Expansion Board on Circuit Board

Ego8 Features:

Ultra-Lightweight Monoform Body
Deftek Offset Feed Tube
Integrated Rammer Housing
Integrated FRM
Larger Valve Chamber
Lower Operating Pressure
Dual Trigger Sensors - Microswitch and Opto
Dual Instrument Grade Ball-Raced Trigger
Skinny-Fit Co-Moulded Rubber E-Star Grips
T-Slot Rail Mounting System
Capped and Uncapped Semi and Ramping Modes
Compatible with 2008 Rules for all Major Leagues
9 Debounce Levels
Direct-Acting Solenoid
Black on White Backlit Transflective LCD

Technical Specifications
All Measurements include Barrel (14Ó), OOPS, Battery, Ready-to-go:

Length: 536 mm
Height: 218 mm
Width: 26.5 mm
Weight: 839g/1.89lb
Operating Pressure: Approx. 285 FPS @ 180 PSI With LP Valve Guide.