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May 21st, 2007

The Totally Awesome, Highly Ridiculous World of Scenario Paintball

Abstract:
Howe designed her battle royale with profit in mind. Paintball field owners and game producers don't make their money on admission fees; they make it on accessories. At Camp Blanding, companies set up at booths near the staging area are hawking all kinds of spiffy gear. Ben Tippmann, scion of the dominant paintball gunmaker, will sell you a $110 kit to mod your gun into an AK 47 replica. Austin, Texas based nanotech firm Nanohmics is focus-grouping a nonlethal flash-bang grenade with LEDs and a siren that it designed with a Defense Department grant. And Duane Bell, inventor of scented paint grenades (watermelon, mint chip, and root beer), is letting Marks field-test his new H8 Tactical Rifle.

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