Hybrid Is Getting The Fuck Out Of Here

It seems that Hybrid is going the way of the Dodo and closing up their shop or something to which I say, “Oh, okay”.

His post basically states that it’s tough times for everybody and that everyone loses or something like that. It was pretty much a lot pointing the finger and no answers or really any information of any kind. I would link to it, but it’s done in horrible flash.

They do keep with “We’re the little guys trying to take down the big guys”. Guess what, you aren’t the little guys. A guy building pretty much everything himself here, little. You, sending most thing to an overseas manufacturer resulting in mass produced shit, not little, medium at least.

But Hybrid’s always been on brink of failure always managing to get into or causing trouble. First, though I’m sure there’s stuff before that I can’t remember, they copied the Hitman logo with hilarious results. Thousands of people threatened the little kid that alerted Eidos though to my knowledge Hybrid just had to stop producing and selling the gear with that logo on it.

Their next foible was their Suicide shell warranty. They found out that people were intentionally breaking their shells to get Hybrid to replace them under warranty. Oh Noes!!! People abusing the warranty system, who could’ve seen that one coming? It’s only fucking obvious that it would happen. That just something you account for at the beginning, especially when you’re selling it to 15 year olds that are told to ‘Fuck tha man’ by you guys no less. Are you just that oblivious? I guess you got a taste of what you’ve been promoting the past years.

Next up, we have the manufacturer dispute, which could actually be a big reason in all of this. First, Hybrid comes out and says about the manufacturer, “We got fucked by those guys.” Then the manufacturer is all like, “WTF? We got fucked by those guys.” And then everybody is like, “Oh no he di’int” But the manufacturer is still all, “Oh yes we did, we’re coming out with our own shell bitches” Though to my knowledge, they haven’t released that. I have no idea what happened with this whole fiasco, but I’m pretty sure everyone got screwed and no one was wearing protection.

There’s also some other problem with them and what was at the time NPS, but now KEE (Yay for acronyms). Guess this happened when I wasn’t paying attention or caring about Hybrid, but KEE is/was suing them over the Hybrid name. Not sure when KEE used the Hybrid name, but KEE is just like Smart Parts and will sue over anything.

And here’s a glory quote:

From disgracing the new player to never having a good time

Yay for irony!

Hybrid’s Manufacturer Comes Out

Hybrid’s manufacturer, you know, the one they’re suing, has now come out to tell their side of the story.

Hybrid is suing the manufacturer due to breach of contract by failing to deliver goods.

But the manufacturer has a pretty different story. They state that they delivered the goods on time, but Hybrid didn’t pay them and they have the IOU and bounced checks to prove it. Hybrid then asked if the manufacturer would give them the 07 line for free until they were able to sell it, which then they could pay for it, which the manufacturer obviously rejected.

They also say that they have the patents to most of Hybrid’s line, not Hybrid, and that mainly all that Hybrid did was use cuss words to make them look cool, you know, like in press releases. And they also didn’t want to sue them, because it’s not in their nature, but are glad that Hybrid is doing so. Umm….yeah.

Interestingly enough, the manufacturer seems really classy, and ends on a nice note.

Good luck, Hybrid. Good luck, paintball industry.

Absolutely nothing like Hybrid’s in your face closing statement.

CEO Of Hybrid Says The F-Word. I’m Telling.

Hybrid Technologies released a press release to clear up some rumors.

First, he states that KEE Action Sports and Hybrid are in negotiations to resolve issues between them. What issue? I actually don’t know. Must have been sleeping when that happened.

Also, they would like to thank, yes thank, the copycat companies. Apparently, having people copy them doesn’t infuriate them like it would to companies like KEE or Smart Parts. That’s kinda cool of them. But I’m sure if I started a company called Hyrbid and started selling near clones of their items, they might have a different stance.

They also are suing a Chinese manufacturer for breach of contract and failure to deliver products. Don’t know the whole story about that either, but evidently it’s enough to make them go back to their roots.

But the most interesting part is the end, where he states:

FUCK THOSE GUYS. We’re still in the game sucka!!

“Those guys” are the people who thought they were going to walk away. There’s no better way to make you presence known than a good, hard fucking.

You stay classy Hybrid.