WELCOME BACK A PAINTBALL LEGEND – THE REDESIGNED SL-68 II

09/14/2009

Tippmann to resume production of classic pump maker…with a few modern twists

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (September 14, 2009) – The 1990s. A great decade that ushered in some historic moments…the end of the cold war…the birth of the World Wide Web…and the introduction of the Tippmann SL-68 II – an extremely durable and popular paintball marker that’s still utilized by many players around the world. Fortunately, these players no longer have to scour the internet for replacement parts or a new marker, because the SL-68 II is back! That’s right; Tippmann is reintroducing this paintball legend with a few modern updates, including a redesigned integrated feed neck that fits most standard hoppers now on the market as well as a redesigned ergonomic grip for enhanced comfort and control.

“We didn’t make a lot of changes to the original design of the SL-68 II because – quite frankly – they weren’t necessary,” said Denny Tippmann, Jr., senior vice president of research and product development for Tippmann Sports. “This marker is definitely a well-built workhorse, which we anticipate appealing to the growing number of players who are looking to have fun while shooting less paint in a day, as well as those ‘purists’ or ‘old-school’ paintball players who really fell in love with this game using the original SL-68 II.”

Those who try the new SL-68 II will find most of the same great features that helped establish the original as a true paintball legend. These features include an 11-inch stone honed barrel; a breech port for easy cleaning; an all-metal trigger; an external velocity adjustor; a built-in sight rail; an integrated tank adapter with built-in gas line and front and rear sling mounts.

The newly manufactured SL-68 II markers will carry a suggested retail price of $189. For additional information about this exciting reintroduction, players are encouraged to call Tippmann at 1-800-533-4831. As always, more specific product details will also be available online at tippmann.com.

For more than 20 years, Tippmann Sports has been dedicated to quality manufacturing and the pursuit of cutting-edge technology and design. The company serves the paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tippmann Sports’ complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world. 

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