March 30, 2011. KEE Action Sports, LLC. announces today that it has acquired the intellectual property portfolio of Smart Parts. KEE believes it was critical to paintball that the portfolio stayed inside the industry. KEE’s President and CEO, John Robinson, said that “KEE is committed to growing paintball participation industry-wide and that KEE intends to use the intellectual property assets in a manner consistent with that goal.” In a letter to be sent out shortly, KEE will inform current license holders how it intends to continue to work with them under their current license arrangements. KEE welcomes contacts from other companies interested in pursuing a partnership relating to its new IP assets.
Category: Smart Parts
Trade-in 2009 Impulse for a Luxe
DLX Offers Impulse Trade In
DLX Technology Group offers $500 trade-in value to players who move up from a 2009 Smart Parts Impulse to the ultimate luxury paintball marker.
For Immediate Release – For a limited time, owners of a complete (working or not) recent model year Smart Parts Impulse can trade their marker in to DLX Technology Group for a value of $500 dollars off the factory-direct purchase of a DLX Luxe.
“Because of our parts manufacturing relationship with Smart Parts, we were able to obtain the remaining stock of Impulse parts when they closed their doors, and we’ve been providing service and support for Impulse owners,” said DLX Director Darryl Trent. “That part supply is now running thin, and this trade in program will provide a path for Impulse owners to upgrade to a top performing, ultra-reliable and easy to maintain Luxe paintball marker. The trade-up program will also help us re-stock with components to continue supporting players who stay with their Impulse.”
The Impulse trade-in program begins February first, 2011 and will continue only until a sufficient part supply is re-stocked at DLX, so interested Impulse owners will need to act quickly. Only 2009 model year (the recent re-designed re-release of the Impulse) are eligible for the upgrade offer. Trade-in participants do not need to be the original owner of the Impulse. If the marker was bought used or traded, it is still eligible for the full trade-in value. Trade-in markers do not need to be working, but they must be complete, with all of their original parts. For markers with a few minor missing parts (bolt, eye-cover, etc.) a reduced discount may be negotiated on a case by case basis at the sole discretion of DLX Technology Group.
For more information, contact DLX Technology group at 1-866-573-5893 or 1-707-293-9648.
DLX Technology is dedicated to melding cutting edge technology with solid tournament performance to build the ultimate luxury paintball marker. To learn more, contact DLX Technology Group at [email protected]
DLX Technology Group
979 Golf Course Dr 148
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
2010 PSP Prize Packages and RoF
PSP RoF for all divisions will be 12.5 bps
Prizes and Entry for each division
Pro: $2500 entry
1.) $12,000 + Trophy/Medals
2.) $6,000 + Trophy/Medals
3.) $3,000 + Trophy/Medals
Semi-Pro: $2,500 Entry
1.) $8,000 + Trophy/Medals
2.) $4,000 + Trophy/Medals
3.) $2,000 + Trophy/Medals
D1: $2,750 Entry
1.) $6,500 + Trophy/Medals
2.) $3,000 + Trophy/Medals
3.) $1,500 + Trophy/Medals
D2: $2,750 Entry
1.) $5,000 + Trophy/Medals
2.) $2,000 + Trophy/Medals
3.) $1,000 + Trophy/Medals
D3/D4 Race to 4: $2,500 Entry
1.) Entry Fee + Trophy/Medals
2.) Half Entry Fee + Trophy/Medals
D3/D4 Race to 2: $1,100 Entry
1.) Entry Fee + Trophy/Medals
2.) Half Entry Fee + Trophy/Medals
2010 Changes for PSP and Phoenix Open Date
For the 2010 season, PSP has decided to make some changes:
1.) Events will now be 3-day events, Friday-Sunday except for Chicago Open and World Cup which will be 4-day events, Thursday-Sunday
2.) a. Classification will be done differently. A player is no longer forced to bump his/her APPA classification status if he/she has played in a higher division for 2 events. Class promotion is now based on performance.
b. Older events count less to a player’s APPA status
3.) a.Entry fees are now based on format of play (i.e. Race to 5 or Race to 7) and not by division (i.e. Div4 or Div1). Depending on which format your team plays, is how much your entry fee will be.
b. ” Prizes will also be distributed with greater emphasis towards rewarding teams choosing to compete in higher divisions.” I guess this means the prize winnings will be increased but that makes me think that the entry fees will be higher.
RoF for each division will remain the same for the 2010 season
The first event of the season for PSP will be the Phoenix Open on March 19-21, 2010 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ.
Registration for the Phoenix Open begins on January 19, 2010.
New Impulse Specs and Pics
True to its heritage, the Impulse is a stacked tube marker, but this isn’t just a modification of the Classic, it is an all new marker with a more compact design, and numerous new features including:
* Pressure balanced poppet valve allowing 1700 to 1800 shots from a 4500 psi 68ci system
* Dual regulation allowing extremely low bolt force and eliminating kick
* Air buffered firing piston shoots smoother with less vibration
* Ultra-compact in-grip regulators reduce forward weight for improved balance
* Hose-free design eliminating common leak points
* Rechargeable lithium polymer battery powering the Impulse through approximately 100,000 shots per charge
* Hinged Vision eye covers open without tools for cleaning and aren’t easily lost because they stay attached to the marker
* Volume chamber fore-grip eliminates shoot-down
* Modular body design allowing for fast repairs and mix-and-match color styling
* Freak compatible barrel system accepts bore inserts for changing paint sizes
* Trigger based programming with modes for all major leagues and scenario use
* Q-Lock feedneck quickly clamps and adjusts to all high performance hoppers
“The keys to the new Impulse design are its valve and regulators.” says Hans Semelsberger, Smart Parts’ Director of Technical Sales. “Most poppet valves are pushed closed by the air inside, so when the pressure is right for good efficiency, you have to hit them pretty hard to knock them open, and that shakes the gun, throwing off your aim. Our pressure balanced valve lets the air pressure push forward and backwards on the valve core at the same time. Those forces cancel each other out and the valve opens easily regardless of the pressure inside. It’s so soft, I can push it open with my little finger. Because the valve opens so easily, we are able to use two-stage regulation to drive the firing piston with very low pressure gas. That makes the Impulse gentle on paint, and lets it shoot without kick.”
The new Impulse will be at PSP Chicago. I’ll be sure to get some pics the actual gun then.