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Action Sports Evaluation and Test Group

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I hear and see this question quite a bit, "what paintball gun is best?" 
The answer is that there is not a "best" paintball gun.  The advice given most often is to try and test the paintball gun you like before you buy it.  

The trouble is finding someone with the paintball gun you want to test.

The Action Sports Evaluation and Test Group hopes to solve that problem.

The idea is simple; we set up private paintball games at a park near you, for a small fee, paintball enthusiasts will be able to test high end paintball guns and products by manufacturers like: 

Planet Eclipse 
Bob Long
DYE
LUXE
Empire
JT
j4
Machine
MacDev
Virtue

The tilt amount is directly related to the number of markers, tanks, hoppers purchased as well as technical training and transportation.


If you actually read this, thank you for your time.  I hope to see you on the field soon.

EDIT:  To the individuals who inquired about a business plan; I share and appreciate your concern regarding management of funds.

Should the project become funded the funds would be spent in the following manner.

$30,000 for equipment; markers, tanks, and hoppers.
$10,000** for transportation, i need a truck to bring you the paintball markers.
$5,000 for training, basically getting me the education to maintain the markers.
$5,000 Advertising and website.

If the project goes forward a website and Twitter account will be created for the Action Sports Evaluation and Test Group.

The Twitter account will be used to alert participants of up coming events in their local area.
 
Membership in the group website will be required but will also be free.  
The website will display the paintball markers and equipment is available for testing.  
The website will allow users to submit their own reviews as well suggestions and requests for products to test as well as requests for test events in their local area.  

There would be two ways to test a paintball marker.  

The first option would be to purchase a 1 day test pass for $19.99.  A 1 day test pass would all you use of 1 paintball marker of your choice for the event that day.

The second option would be to purchase a yearly evaluation pass for $199.
This pass would allow you to test up to 8 paintball markers per event for a period of 1 year. 

Most paintball park owners and owners of paintball stores don't make a lot of money, in fact from what i understand most commonly lose money; most often they do it for a love of the sport as opposed to a paycheck. 

Keeping that in mind, I estimate that this group could generate $30,000 to $35000 per year.

Any funding raised above the amount listed and any funding generated by testing and membership fees would be spent on newer equipment and advertising as well as helping to finance events in more locations. 

2nd Edit:
Thanks again to those who have submitted comments and suggestions.
The amount of projected revenue is VERY optimistic, but this whole crowdtilt thing is optimistic:)

Each event would occur on a monthly basis (except December) and events would be held in the following states:

California
Arizona
Nevada
Utah
New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Oregon.

Levels of contribution:

$25 and below you will receive a sincere message of thanks and appreciation.

$26 to $200 you will receive a sincere message of thanks as well as 1 test pass when an event occurs in your area.

$201 to $1000 you will receive a sincere message of thanks as well as a 1 year test evaluation pass to be used at events in your area.

Contributions greater than $1000 will receive everything listed above as well as the opportunity to place "first dibs" and purchase previously used test markers at a deeply discounted rate.

**The additional $9,000 required to complete the transportation expenses would be provided by myself. 

Thanks again.


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I hear and see this question quite a bit, "what paintball gun is best?" 
The answer is that there is not a "best" paintball gun.  The advice given most often is to try and test the paintball gun you like before you buy it.  

The trouble is finding someone with the paintball gun you want to test.

The Action Sports Evaluation and Test Group hopes to solve that problem.

The idea is simple; we set up private paintball games at a park near you, for a small fee, paintball enthusiasts will be able to test high end paintball guns and products by manufacturers like: 

Planet Eclipse 
Bob Long
DYE
LUXE
Empire
JT
j4
Machine
MacDev
Virtue

The tilt amount is directly related to the number of markers, tanks, hoppers purchased as well as technical training and transportation.


If you actually read this, thank you for your time.  I hope to see you on the field soon.

EDIT:  To the individuals who inquired about a business plan; I share and appreciate your concern regarding management of funds.

Should the project become funded the funds would be spent in the following manner.

$30,000 for equipment; markers, tanks, and hoppers.
$10,000** for transportation, i need a truck to bring you the paintball markers.
$5,000 for training, basically getting me the education to maintain the markers.
$5,000 Advertising and website.

If the project goes forward a website and Twitter account will be created for the Action Sports Evaluation and Test Group.

The Twitter account will be used to alert participants of up coming events in their local area.
 
Membership in the group website will be required but will also be free.  
The website will display the paintball markers and equipment is available for testing.  
The website will allow users to submit their own reviews as well suggestions and requests for products to test as well as requests for test events in their local area.  

There would be two ways to test a paintball marker.  

The first option would be to purchase a 1 day test pass for $19.99.  A 1 day test pass would all you use of 1 paintball marker of your choice for the event that day.

The second option would be to purchase a yearly evaluation pass for $199.
This pass would allow you to test up to 8 paintball markers per event for a period of 1 year. 

Most paintball park owners and owners of paintball stores don't make a lot of money, in fact from what i understand most commonly lose money; most often they do it for a love of the sport as opposed to a paycheck. 

Keeping that in mind, I estimate that this group could generate $30,000 to $35000 per year.

Any funding raised above the amount listed and any funding generated by testing and membership fees would be spent on newer equipment and advertising as well as helping to finance events in more locations. 

2nd Edit:
Thanks again to those who have submitted comments and suggestions.
The amount of projected revenue is VERY optimistic, but this whole crowdtilt thing is optimistic:)

Each event would occur on a monthly basis (except December) and events would be held in the following states:

California
Arizona
Nevada
Utah
New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Oregon.

Levels of contribution:

$25 and below you will receive a sincere message of thanks and appreciation.

$26 to $200 you will receive a sincere message of thanks as well as 1 test pass when an event occurs in your area.

$201 to $1000 you will receive a sincere message of thanks as well as a 1 year test evaluation pass to be used at events in your area.

Contributions greater than $1000 will receive everything listed above as well as the opportunity to place "first dibs" and purchase previously used test markers at a deeply discounted rate.

**The additional $9,000 required to complete the transportation expenses would be provided by myself. 

Thanks again.


 
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