Marker Tech - Informational guides, articles, how-to's, and other pages.
Store - Light assortment of products and spare parts available for sale.
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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
March 3, 2014 - I've been slowly updating and expanding the site's old pages over the last couple months. I'm not finished yet, but am slowly going through all the information. Of interest the last couple large renovations have been the marker animations page, Shocker/Nerve frame listing, Shocker/nerve lower board listing, and custom work sections. The marker animations page is one of the most heavily-visited sections of the website so I added a separate updates list for it, in case people check back frequently.
December 26, 2013 - You may have noticed the website's look and feel has finally been updated! I've been attempting this update for the last two years (on-and-off).
1. Redesigned logos to provide a more broad coverage of paintball in general, not just SP markers.
2. CSS programming in the background; makes the website much easier to view on mobile devices.
3. UPDAED CONTENT! I've avoided updating most of the website at all because I was waiting for this redesign to be done. Of interest, there will soon be new CAD files available, new marker tech pages, new animations, and other new info. I have a lot of new content so give it a little more time.
4. The "customwork gallery" section of the website is now a full-fledged tech page. It was originally a hidden directory, but it grew and grew; there's no reason to keep it hidden any longer.
5. Heavier emphesis on videos, in particular my Youtube channels, which is where I spend a lot of time lately.
To update the website I had to go through each page one at a time. Naturally when doing this I see a lot of things that have to be updated, especially the language used when talking about older markers being "now available". I have to go back and take a closer look at some older SP guns that are no longer made.
I often receive questions on the status and future of this website. In brief answer, yes I still operate the site and yes I still update it when needed. However, the main goal of the website is no longer on Smart Parts markers in particular, rather I'm trying to broaden the scope to include general paintball tech too. These days the attention is shifted toward making older markers into "legacy" products that can still be used years after buying them. Many parts are no longer available so the attitude of certain articles is meant to reflect that.
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Personal note from me:
Many of the visitors to the site contact me asking if I'm able to perform any mail-in marker repairs, perhaps after an older marker has been dragged out of the box and returned to the game. Unfortunately the times have changed since I begun this website, and I'm no longer able to perform repairs. The website was obstensively founded on my marker repair and modification business so it's disappointing to me that I no longer have the time or logistics to do it. I would like to try again in the future when I have more free time, however I can't say when/if that will ever happen.
The bad news gets worse. Some of you may remember the thriving online communities and forums that were once available in the past. My sites shockerowners.com, nerveowners.com, and smartpartsowners.com are all three no longer operational, so the closeness and friendliness that we built all these years has also gone by the wayside. These sites were built by we paintballers and our goal was to create a common space to discuss things that interested us, in addition to providing a huge resource for everyone's troubleshooting and repairs of their own. PBnation and TechPB are the heavy hitter websites at the moment, and we also have social sites like facebook, youtube, and reddit; but unfortunately nothing can totally replace the old owners-group site mentality.
I'm sorry things ended up this way, but at least there are still forums out there for those that need them. I only wish I could be more directly helpful with people's repairs and mods as I was in the past, but the years have piled onto us. Savor the good times!
Thanks for reading. -Andrew "Ydna"