Tippmann Introduces Revolutionary “Flip-Top” Rental Marker

02/28/2012

Innovative new design integrates modular internals to significantly reduce maintenance time

Fort Wayne, Ind. – For more than 25 years, Tippmann has dominated the paintball rental market. Today, the company is advancing its leadership position with the introduction of its FT-12 Flip-Top Rental, a groundbreaking new marker with modular internals that can be serviced in less than 60 seconds without tools. The FT-12 is the most durable, reliable, and easy-to-maintain rental marker ever created. Developed based on feedback from paintball field owners around the world, this new-look marker has been specially engineered to reduce maintenance time by as much 75 percent. 

“Our markers have always been designed to be reliable and durable to minimize necessary maintenance,” said Denny Tippmann, Jr., chief technology officer for Tippmann Sports. “But, over the years, we have heard from field owners looking for a rental marker that further reduces maintenance time. We listened closely, and then went to work on developing a marker that not only accomplished this goal, but also incorporated other features that will ultimately create a better rental experience for the players. And, today, we’re excited to introduce the new FT-12 Flip-Top Rental.”

The FT-12 is a compact marker with an ergonomically-positioned front vertical grip, which is ideal for players of all ages. The marker’s patent-pending design makes gaining access to the modular internals significantly easier – simply remove the barrel, unscrew the collar and flip open the top. No tools are required. Once inside, the modular layout of the FT-12 allows for incredibly fast and worry-free access to all key parts.   

Other significant features incorporated into the FT-12 include the following: 

An easy-to-remove modular trigger assembly that is designed to help reduce pin wear
A top non-cycling A-5 style cocking handle with built-in cover to keep dirt and debris out of the marker
A new lockdown feedneck, which keeps moisture from entering the breech
A 1.5 inch blade trigger with a short pull for faster firing and a more responsive feel 
An 8.5 inch high-performance barrel for greater accuracy
A built-in sight and offset feedneck for easier targeting 
An internal gasline, offering an enhanced look while minimizing the potential for gasline damage
A recessed safety, which is easier for first-time time players to engage
A riveted-on nameplate
An ergonomic grip for enhanced comfort 
Yellow grip cheeks for quick visual identification 

“Just by looking at this new marker, you can see that we’ve literally reinvented the rental to deliver a more positive experience for field owners and players alike – it’s an exciting advancement for us,” said Patrick Ehren, vice president of sales and marketing for Tippmann Sports. “As an industry leader, we remain dedicated to incorporating the ideas we get from our loyal customers and consumers into innovative product and marketing solutions that help drive the evolution of the industry, which is certainly illustrated by the introduction of the FT-12.”

The new marker has already been endorsed by more than 20 major paintball fields around the world and will be utilized in the rental fleet of USA’s Skirmish, CPX Sports, Cousins and Hollywood’s Sports; Canada’s Mirabel, Flag Raiders and Wasaga Paintball; and Veckring and Mega Campo. 

For additional information about the time-saving new FT-12 Flip-Top Rental, paintball fields are encouraged to contact their Tippmann sales representative today. Of course, more product details are also available online at www.tippmann.com.
 
About Tippmann Sports: 
As a paintball leader for more than 25 years, Tippmann Sports is dedicated to quality manufacturing as well as advancing paintball technology and design. The company serves the global paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana as well as its warehouse near Tournai, Belgium. 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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