Brief History of Dye Paintball at 2018 Paintball Extravaganza | Lone Wolf Paintball

Brief History of Dye Paintball at 2018 Paintball Extravaganza | Lone Wolf Paintball


(dramatic techno music) – Hey, guys, what’s going on? It’s Tony from Lone Wolf Paintball, and today I’m here with Devon from DYE, and we’re gonna do a quick history of DYE, how did it come about, so
without further ado … This is Devon and– – How’s it going? – I’m gonna ask you how did
you first get into paintball? – I first got into
paintball, was in 7th grade, and my friend said I’m
having a birthday party, we’re gonna go play paintball. We went and did that, played for the day, I had a great time, I was super scared the first game, like I didn’t even– – As always. – I stood in the back, and
the ref actually like stopped the game and like came
over and said hey kid, like you’re out like ya know, and I was like I was just so terrified. After that I got shot
walking off the field, and then I was like, wait, this isn’t so bad and then started playing. Next thing ya know, the next
weekend, we’re all at the paintball store, buying
guns and getting into it. – Basically, you were hooked
and addicted like right away. – Pretty much, yeah. – So you just had a lot of,
at first you were nervous, scared, and then you’re like wow, this is actually a lot of fun. – Once I got shot, and I
got over the fear of it, I was like, wait a second,
this is actually pretty cool, and you started shooting people, and you’re like wait, this is fun. – I can do this. – I like shooting people,
like yeah, let’s do this, and then yeah, it’s kinda
one thing after the other. – So then, okay you got hooked, and now did you play for any teams or? – Yeah, I did play for a couple of teams. Me and my buddies, we
started a three-man team, and we played the Best in the West series, it was a series that Earon
Carter did in San Diego, and played at, yeah, and we
won our first tournament. We got purple JT Flex Ice Masks. – Ohhh …
– Those were the thing. – Those are hot this, now though. – Oh well, yeah. – I mean, people are looking
for those eyes masks, ya know. – Yeah, that was it and
then did the whole thing and I played tournament paintball
and then kinda progressed through there and started to eventually get into working at a
store, playing tournaments, and all that, so I mean,
just, it kinda took off. – Too off, evolved one thing to another. How did you first get with DYE? – I was playing with a lot of guys that worked at DYE previously. I was working at a store,
and one of the downsides of working in a paintball
store is your busy days are Saturday, Sunday, so I
was always trying to work the store hours in the
afternoon, so I could go play in the mornings and just do everything, it’s like man I really
wanna get weekends off. And they’re like, oh,
they’re hiring at DYE, and I was like oh, can I get a job? I applied and started work,
they’re like you wanna move from the store over here
and start building guns, and I was like absolutely,
so I started working at DYE. My first job at DYE was building DM6 guns and putting Loctite on set
screws and screwed them in that way, and then I wires and
solenoids and doing all that. – So, speaking of the DM6, how did, obviously cause that
was DM6 2006, whatever, how did DYE come to fruition,
like how did DYE come about? – Ah, Dave, Dave Youngblood,
he started making barrels with Earon Carter, but
Dave is real big on– – Carter as in the DYE Carter pump? – Yeah, I mean, there’s, brought that, but they all started from the barrel, so Dave was, he was making a stainless steel barrel that just shot great. He went to all the events,
everyone saw him shooting the barrel, he started selling
them to different people, everybody’s like hey, I want these, so it was like all right, cool. So he started making them
and decided to do a big batch of barrels and sell them
off, and they sold quick and just one thing after the other, ya know, we kinda grew
from a barrel company. – So a barrel …
– Yeah. – So, you just making barrels,
and it just grew from there. – Yeah, Dave started making
barrels by hand in the machines. – What about the Sticky Grips, everyone wants to know
about the Sticky Grips. – Yeah, Sticky Grips, the 45 Sticky Grips, everybody had to have
them on the guns, yeah, and then that was definitely
a big product for us as well. I mean, even to this day,
you still find some guys who have those older
guns, guys are looking for those Sticky Grips cause
you can’t find them anymore. – Yep, they’re classic, on
obviously the barrels, I mean, still, the guys, the viewers,
these days know all about the DYE Ultralites, the
Boomsticks, the carbon fiber stuff, I mean, so it’s really just started out as barrel company, right? – A barrel company, the
stainless steel Boomstick barrel’s where it all started from. – I know that you worked, didn’t you work for DYE in Taiwan for a bit or? – Yeah, actually I worked in Taiwan for about seven and a half years, yeah. – So DYE is obviously
truly international, so … – Yeah, we’ve got an office in Taiwan, got DYE Asia, it’s in Taichung, Taiwan, and then we’ve also got an
office in Germany, DYE Europe. We have in DYE Asia, we
have a lot of our machines that we moved over from the
U.S., so we do all the gun, and milling the guns,
doing the barrels … We also have our team over there
that does all the assembly. We do goggles, and then from there we distribute to the U.S. and to Europe. We’ve gotta great team that has been with the company for
many years, many years. – So it’s been a
long-standing company since, what would you say, when he
started making barrels back in? – 94. – Back in 1994, so DYE’s been obviously an innovator, a leader
in the paintball market. I mean, so he started out on
barrels and Sticky Grips, huh? – Yeah. – So for the guys out
there that don’t know how it came to be, I mean, this is it. – Yeah, started with making
barrels and then go from there, and ya know, the one thing is, it’s a company that’s passionate on making good products, right? Then it always like well,
we’re gonna use these. This is what we wanna use, so
other people are gonna like it too, and it’s like just kinda
matured and grew from there. Cause it all stared cause the barrel thing like Dave wanted to have a good barrel. He wanted to have a better
barrel, so he made the barrel that’s gonna shoot better for his gun, and then everybody kinda
started to go from there. – He saw that the barrel
sales were going kinda well and said hey, I can kinda make, okay before I close this out– – At the time though, Dave was actually working at JT as a sales rep. – Okay. – Cause that’s where– – And making barrels on the side. – Yeah, he was making barrels
there with his wife now, Rhonda Dehaan, who’s Rhonda
Gregory and her father, John Gregory and Rita,
they’re the owners of JT. – Okay. – It’s all kinda a big family. – Yeah, okay, it all stemmed kinda like from the JT and just moved into … – Well, yeah, I mean, well,
originally you had Dave working for JT, and ya know,
he’s close with the family, and everything like that,
but then he started making products there and doing the barrels, and then the next thing ya
know, you’ve had a DYE barrel in the JT catalog and then, after time, then it just started growing
to where DYE was its own company and had to separate
itself and go on from there. – I was gonna say earlier,
before I close this out, other than like barrels and stuff, was there like one
product that you would say that just kinda really open things up at all for DYE, like their DM or? – The Sticky Grips were
definitely a big thing. The DM4, that was a big
gun, like when we bought the Matrix cause that was a big thing, and then the evolution of the Matrix to what it is now, right? – DM, where are we at now? – DM4 no, we just released
the M3S, so now we’re moving ahead, ya know, ya got pressure
sensors in your guns now. You’ve got a big screen,
the guns are more efficient. – Looks like a cell phone display, it’s all color display screen
and all that crazy stuff. – Yep, ya gotta a big
one inch display there. You’re not gonna miss anything. (laughs) – No, you won’t. Well guys, I hope you
guys enjoyed this video. Don’t forget to give it a like, subscribe to our channel, and
that was just like a brief overall history of DYE
Precision as we know it. So, thank you very much, Devon, thanks for the quick history, and we’ll talk to you guys soon. (keyboard keys clacking) (screen static scratches) (keyboard keys clacking) (intermittent screen static scratches)

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