- Is it Dead?
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Important information regarding this product. It has been shelved due to
"falling customer demand." The following information came from Paul
Hedrington, in charge of ATS' marketing department.
indefinitely by ATS, Inc. The cost of this program and the falling
customer demand have caused us to shelve this project. The view loader
adapter clip seems to have satisfied 95% of the AT85R owners that want
more paint on their gun. The clip option is much more cost effective
and still provides a five inch lower profile than any competitive gun.
Please continue to check our web site for future innovations to enhance
product performance and paintball play."
I know that there is no "falling customer demand" here. This Magnum Loader will give us players the ultimate edge that completely negates ANY possible advantage of the ViewLoader clip mod.
If you feel strongly for this potential product line please email them at email@example.com
For up to date information,
visit the F.U.N.
Supply TS1 Message Board where a public forum regarding this situation
is taking place. Talk with fellow owners and make your voices heard.
are images of the design that is currently collecting dust.
The following pictures were taken by Rocky Grismore during the Zap Amateur Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA (USA), which was held in August 1997.
Tagline's designers have really topped themselves by redesigning their big loader. Now they have one hell of a product that will really turn some heads on the fields of play. Scheduled release:
The new Magnum Loader will utilize a battery powered chain feed delivery system that is similar to the mechanics of the current clip. An agitator in the loader will dislodge any jams that may occur. Other design elements include a "clamshell" design which will enable a player to open the loader without the use of any tools. The loader comes fitted with an electronic eye sensing device (similar to a ViewLoader 2000) that will automatically shut off the feeding of the Magnum when there are sufficient rounds in the clip.
As the balls move from the from loader and into the clip, they will be fed through a feed tube within the clip. This arrangement will allow the balls to always feed into the clip's chain drive. What this means to the player is no ball jams within the clip and thus no bent pins on the chain.