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May 11, 2009

Paintball tools revisited...

"13 Feet Tall", one of the folks who frequently leaves me a comment (thank you, by the way) reminded me that no one guessed and I haven't revealed what this is.

Back in the day I used Brass Eagle Stingrays as rentals. Sounds silly today, I know, But they were bullet proof - made from some alien Area 51 poly carbonitronium polymer that was indestructible.

The valve was a bit cantankerous. In order to get to the valve seal a brass plug needed to be unscrewed. A quarter fit in the slot nice enough but the valve stem had to be pressed in and usually I'd end up slipping off and dinging the brass. I needed someway to get them off fast and clean. So, like they say, necessity is the mother of invention.

I might still be using the Stingray as a rental except each one took nearly 15 minutes to strip, clean and service. When I only had 15 or 20 it was no big deal but suddenly I found myself with 100 rental Stingrays X 15 minutes = 25 hours of turn around time. Today its 120 Piranhas X 2 minutes = 4 hours.

Much better.

2 comments:

13 Feet Tall May 11, 2009, 7:01:00 PM  

Yay, closure!

And thank you for the props in the post.


I'd just like to take a quick moment to remind you that i am probably the straw that broke the camel's back and made you remove comments "back in the day."

People can change! :P


Sincerely,
13 feet tall
a.k.a victor13
a.k.a. the guy that uses a sterling with no safety :P

mick May 11, 2009, 7:23:00 PM  

LOL..."people can change"! Yes!

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