Public Statement regarding MarkerBids.Com
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on January 18, 2016 under Dirt, Featured, Industry News, News, The Ford Report
So this is shaping up to be big news, apparently Mikes markerbids website has imploded and been shut down. http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/general-chat/283153-techpb-down.html http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=5109913 I realize you aren’t his auditor anymore (despite that he still did list you before shutting the site down) Care to come out of retirement to add any addition... more.
Tail of the Dragon
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on August 2, 2015 under asides, Dirt, News, The Ford Report
Like paintballers, bikers have "Bucket List" rides they strive to take. The Tail of the Dragon is a stretch of road in North Carolina and Tennessee that has over 300 curves in the 11 miles of the ride in Tennessee. It is a mecca for motorcycle riders and sports car drivers to test their skills. Over the 4th of July weekend, my family and I were staying in Dillard, GA with friends, includi... more.
Your Phone and your Car…a cautionary tale
1 CommentsPosted by The Ford on March 17, 2015 under Dirt, News, The Ford Report, Top Story
The following editorial has nothing whatsoever to do with paintball, rather it's got more to do with my experiences last year recovering from a motorcycle accident. It's not a pleasant story, and there's a strong chance I'll use language that may or may not hurt your feelings. Having said that, I think it's time to tell the story, and use it to make a point. Read at your own risk. Aside from some... more.
Breaking News from Down South in the 305!
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on March 8, 2015 under Dirt, Industry News, News, Scenario Coverage, Top Story
The South Beach Pimps have signed with Mike's Paintball and Airsoft located in Royal Palm Beach Florida. The South Beach Pimps Scenario Paintball Team has been making lots of changes for 2015. New management, new sponsors, and a new website. Most of all, the Pimps are back to focusing of having fun. According to Jay C. Murray of the Pimps, " The Pimps are focused on what we do best... more.
Someone’s got a wicked, slightly twisted sense of humor…
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on February 22, 2015 under Dirt, Industry News, League Coverage, News, Top Story
Just going to plop this right here.... ask.co .... more.
So I’m going to be ‘That Guy’….
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on February 14, 2015 under Dirt, Industry News, League Coverage, News, Top Story
Over the past week or so, Social Media and I'm sure the forums world have been abuzz with details regarding the PSP's new policies for the 2015 season. As usual, a source using a disposable email account sent me a copy of the 2015 Media Pack for the PSP, which includes various packages for having a presence in the PSP's events this season. To be honest, the numbers are actually reasonable con... more.
G.I. Sportz has new investors
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on January 31, 2015 under Industry News, News, The Ford Report, Top Story
Funny how things work out...I 'retire', and next thing you know, all sorts of HUGE news happens. It seems like every year rumors start circulating about the demise of G.I. Sportz/DXS/VForce, often due to whatever prevailing economic conditions are present at the time. This year was no different, with the rumor mill spooling up at World Cup as usual. With the perceived difficulties that o... more.
DYE in trouble?
1 CommentsPosted by The Ford on January 25, 2015 under Industry News, News, The Ford Report, Top Story
In a letter dated December 29th, 2014, Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco sent a letter to DYE dealers stating that any accounts payable with DYE would in the future be paid directly to Wells Fargo. The Ford Report was able to obtain a scan of the letter from Wells Fargo that can be found HERE . In a response sent to the same dealer network dated January 13th, 2015, DYE President/CEO Dave DeHa... more.
Year In Review, 2014
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on December 20, 2014 under Industry News, League Coverage, News, Scenario Coverage, The Ford Report, Top Story
When I wrote the announcement that I was retiring The Ford Report back in October, I didn't intend on writing a “Year in Review” article this year. As I sit here this morning, I got the itch to write, and it's been a pretty eventful year, so I decided to go ahead and do one. As I'm officially retiring from media in a few days, don't expect me to sugar coat things. Industry DYE Precision:... more.
MarkerBids.Com Contract Ends
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on December 16, 2014 under Industry News, News, The Ford Report, Top Story
In 2011 I was contracted by Mike Phillps' MarkerBids.Com to act as an independent fraud consultant, as shown HERE . As of today, that contract has ended. With the impending retirement of The Ford Report as an active media source and my own retirement from paintball's media, this is not unexpected and would be considered the normal course of business. Typically MarkerBids is billed late i... more.
MilSig Introduces the M17
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on December 11, 2014 under Industry News, News, Scenario Coverage
With much excitement, MILSIG Industries Paintball is pleased to announce the release of the M17 ELITE. Available in two-tone desert/black as well as the classic black, the M17 ELITE encompasses a near indestructible steel sub-frame cocooned in a matrix of weapons grade nylon composite exterior. Powering the marker is the time tested and proven HEAT CORE™ engine, which gives you un-parallel consi... more.
Custom Products releases new HPA Fill Station
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on under Featured, Industry News, News
Do you have a field or store and would like to add or upgrade your air fill stations, but are hesitating due to the expense? Are you unhappy with your current fill stations because they are unreliable and need frequent repairs? Would you like the flexibility to get just the features you need – without the cost of unnecessary extras? The new Custom Products HPA Fill Station is smaller, m... more.
Valken and BBK take over the Santa Cause Finale
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on December 10, 2014 under Industry News, News, Scenario Coverage
Valken will be at LCP this weekend for the Santa Cause Finale.Team BBK, sponsored by Valken, will be running the booth. Speaking of Team BBK, it's a smoking team that has been around for several years and over the last year has began re hitting a lot of fields in the South.and traveling to EMR's Castle Conquest in April. They have experienced some new growth lately with several new key pla... more.
Note from Puerto Rico
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on December 8, 2014 under Dirt, Industry News, News, Scenario Coverage, The Ford Report
Hey Mr. Ford. I know what I am attaching here will be in Spanish, Being one of many Hispanic player that follows your report, I believe this report will show a very positive vision of what we are doing for the sport in Puerto Rico. Recently a young men was shot by a police officer in PR as the kid had a paintball marker in his hand (better known in PR as GOTCHA!!). WAPA TV (a well know TV station ... more.
Badlands Inc. Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal with GoG Paintball.
0 CommentsPosted by The Ford on December 7, 2014 under Industry News, News
GoG Paintball USA is a manufacturer of quality paintball markers and barrels, including the popular GoG eNMEy, also available in a .50-caliber low impact rental version. Badlands Inc. is Canada’s largest distributor of paintball equipment. In a deal signed in Early December 2014, Badlands have become the Exclusive Distributor for GoG products in Canada. The product-line will be sold th... more.
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