Brad, do you think there is significant room for innovation with paintball gun? – Mikey

For sure! I think that it’s easy to look at things today and wonder how they can improve. I still remember the day that I got my Angel LCD in 2001, and was blown away at how nice it was and thought to myself this is the peak of paintball gun! But, I was wrong. I think as long as we are playing paintball, paintball guns, tanks, hoppers will all get better.

With the LV1.6 coming out and not the LV2, what do you think the future of pop-valve guns will be? – Will

Bright I hope. In the past few years we have seen an uptick in interest in pop-valve guns, I think mainly because they aren’t common and people just want something different. At one stage the pop-valve gun was all we had, everything was pop-valve. Now spool valve guns have become much more popular especially in the high-end guns from companies like Dye and Planet Eclipse. I hope that Eclipse sell a ton of the LV1.6 and decide to move forward with more pop-valve style guns.

Will there will be a new intimidator soon? – Tatzuo

Eric Crandall from Field One had this to say “Not anytime too soon, but it is something that we are working on. So there will probably be a new Intimidator in the next few years.” So good and bad. I don’t really want to wait that long for a new Timmy or G7R as it would may be called. I was always a huge fan of the previous Intimidator the G6R, so I hope we see a Field One G7R soon.


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Yo! My name is Brad Johnson, I'm the author/creator/owner/janitor of Paintball Ruined My Life. I worked in the paintball industry for over 16 years, before starting this website and my YouTube channe. I worked as a sales rep for WDP, as a tech for KEE Action Sports (GI Sportz/KORE), and author for FaceFull and