Dye Precision Inc.
In 1994, world renown professional paintball player, Dave Youngblood, began making
barrels in a garage with Earon Carter of Carter Machine. In the short span of time from
'94 to '09, Dave has transformed DYE, or "Dave Youngblood Enterprises", into the
pinnacle of performance paintball products. It all started with a single barrel, the
Boomstick. Its name is relative to the effect it had on the industry as a whole. Now Dye
offers anything and everything for the sport, from socks and squeegees to high end
markers, electronic loaders, and goggle systems. Today, Dye continues to innovate within
the sport of paintball; constantly raising the bar and releasing revolutionary products.
10637 Scripps Summit Court
San Diego, CA 92131
Dye is in the paintball industry and has been since paintball was a very young sport.
They have many competitors like: Angle, Invert, Smart Parts, Kingman, Tippman,
Spyder, Eclipse, JT, and even their own sister company Proto. They offer a wide variety
of products for every aspect of the sport. Dyes’ products are the highest quality products
that you can buy and all though they may seem a bit pricey, “you get what you pay for.”
All of DYEs’ products come very uniquely packaged in packaging that is just as high
quality as the products themselves.
DYE sells to individual retailers as well as having their own online shop and catalog.
Retailers have to apply to be an authorized dealer through an online application. They
are a worldwide company, operating in USA, Europe and Asia and advertising on
Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Blogger and sponsoring almost every paintball tournament
and local field around the world.
DYE also sponsors their own team “Ironmen,” who are also sponsored by RPS. RPS is
leading paint supplier in all of paintball.
1. Paintball is the #1 extreme sport in the United States, with 9.97 million
2. Paintball is the fastest growing extreme sport in the United States, with a 44.0%
growth from 2001 to 2006.
3. Paintball participants are 81.1% male.
4. 83.2% of Paintball participants are in the 12-34 demographic.
5. The average age of Paintball participants is 22 years old.
6. 61.2% of the Paintball participant household has annual income greater than
$50,000 per year.
What is Paintball?
In 15 short years, the sport of paintball has become recognized as one of the world's most
exciting outdoor participation sports. Paintball is played in over 40 countries by millions
of men and women of all ages and lifestyles. Ebay reports more searches for paintball
items than for any other sports listing, with spending on equipment and paraphernalia
topping $225 Million annually. Whether homemakers or high-school students,
professionals or retirees; all paintball players share in common a love for adventure and a
strong competitive spirit.
Capture the Flag
Paintball is a combination of the childhood games "tag" and "hide & seek," but is much
more challenging and sophisticated. Although there are many different game formats,
typically a group of players will divide into two teams to play "capture the flag." The
number of players on each team in the NPPL can vary, but there are only 7 players
allowed on each side of the field.
The object of the game is to go out and capture the other team's flag while protecting
your own. While you are trying to capture a flag, you also try to eliminate opposing
players by tagging them with a paintball expelled from a special airgun called a "marker."
Games run a maximum of 7 minutes.
Between games, players take a break to check their equipment, get more paintballs and
have a snack or soda while they share stories about the thrills of victory and the usually
funny agonies of defeat. Win or lose, everyone has a good time and there's usually the
next game waiting for you.
A paintball is a round, thin-skinned gelatin capsule with colored liquid inside it.
Paintballs are similar to large round vitamin capsules or bath oil beads. The fill inside
paintballs is non-toxic, non-caustic, water-soluble and biodegradable. It rinses out of
clothing and off skin with mild soap and water and are even edible, although we donï¿½t
Paintballs come in a rainbow of bright colors: blue, pink, white, orange, yellow and more.
When a paintball tags a player, the thin gelatin skin splits open, and the liquid inside
leaves a bright "paint" mark. A player who is marked is eliminated from the game.
Paintguns, also called "markers," come in a variety of shapes and styles. They may be
powered by carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen (N2) or compressed air. Many have power
systems that use large refillable cylinders called "tanks" or "bottles" that give hundreds of
shots before needing to be refilled. Some use small 12 gram CO2 powerlets as their
power source, each powerlet being good for 15 to 30 shots.
With pump-action markers (pump guns), each time you want to shoot a paintball you first
cock the marker by using a pump, then you squeeze the trigger to shoot the paintball; you
must recock the marker before you can shoot again. Stockguns, using 12-grams, have the
most basic pump gun configuration (though they are becoming ever-more high-tech
within the constraints of the configuration) and stock gun play is in a class of its own.
With semi-automatic markers, the first time you want to shoot you must cock the marker
(usually by pulling back a cocking knob or handle), but after you shoot the first paintball
the marker's action will recock the marker for you; you simply squeeze the trigger each
time you want to shoot a paintball.
With a full-auto marker, when you squeeze the trigger for the first time, the 'gun will
begin to shoot paintballs and will keep on shooting paintballs as long as you keep
squeezing the trigger; when you release the trigger, the 'gun will stop shooting.
Markers range from simple to sophisticated, but what they all share in common is a
limitation on their power and range. The international safety limit on the speed (measured
in feet per second, "FPS") at which a marker shoots a paintball is 300 fps. A chronograph
is used to test for speed limits, and all markers can be adjusted to shoot under the speed
limit. A marker's range is limited, too; even shooting 300 fps, at maximum elevation with
barrel pointed up into the air, a marker can lob a paintball only about 50 yards.
For safety, paintball players always must wear goggles specifically designed for paintball
to protect their eyes. Goggles must be worn during a game and at all times when a person
is in an area where shooting is permitted, such as the target range or chronograph area. A
protective facemask is mandatory nearly everywhere, and should be worn regardless. A
barrel plug is inserted into the barrel of the marker when not in use. Paintball is a very
safe sport as long as safety rules are followed. Insurance statistics have shown that
paintball is safer than golf, jogging, tennis, swimming and many other sports.
Referees on the field enforce safety and game rules. No physical contact is permitted in
the game, and players are ejected from games or the play site for breaking safety or
playing rules. Fields have boundaries, and a player who steps outside a field's boundary is
eliminated from that game.
Paintball is a sport played by people from all professions and lifestyles. It is a sport where
women and men compete equally, and where age is not dominated by youth. Like a game
of chess, being able to think quickly and decisively is what makes you a star in paintball.
Intelligence and determination, not merely strength, speed or agility, are key to success in
Paintball is a character-building sport. Players learn about teamwork, gain self-
confidence and develop leadership abilities while having fun and getting welcome stress-
relief. Increasingly, corporations are finding the benefits of having their staff and
management participate in paintball games.
Paintball is an exciting sport, and above all paintball is fun! It's a chance to shake off
your day-to-day responsibilities and rekindle your spirit of adventure. When the
adrenaline starts pumping, you can't help but love the thrill of the game!
NPPL Super 7 Scoring
100 points Maximum - made up of
32 points for grabbing the opponentï¿½s flag first
40 points for hanging the opponentï¿½s flag first
21 points for shooting out all of the 7 opponents (3 points per player)
7 points for keeping all your players alive at the end of the game ( 1 point per player)
100 points Shot all the opposition, lost no players, 1st flag grab and hung the flag
99 points as above but lost one of your own players
98 points as above but lost two players
97 points as above but lost 3 players
96 points as above but lost 4 players etc
A Best of 3 Match
2 teams play each other for a maximum of 3 games or until the loosing team cannot gain
enough wins to equal or better the other team.
A win is awarded if one team has more points than the other at the end of any Game.
A draw is awarded if both teams have the same amount of points at the end of any Game.
In the case of a draw after the 3 games have been played both teams choose their best
player to go into a one on one sudden death shoot out.
New to the 2010 line up is a new design for one of DYEs most innovative products, the
i4 “invision” goggle system.
Dye i4 Thermal Goggles have the smallest, lightest, lowest profile and best field of vision
* THE i4 RAPID LENS CHANGE SYSTEM - The i4 has a revolutionary patent pending
rapid lens changing system that allows you to change lenses in under 10 seconds. It is the
quickest and easiest lens changing system in the sport today. The unique design of two
tabs allows you to remove the current lens and replace or clean it with ease. Simply push
on each interior tab arm, slide them forward and the lens is free to be removed. Insert the
new lens and pull both tabs back to securely lock the lens in place. No separate parts to
take off, no extra pieces in your hand.
* 290 DEGREES OF HORIZONTAL AND PERIPHERAL VISION - The i4 offers more
vertical and horizontal peripheral vision than any other mask system on the market today.
Clear unobstructed vision both up and down allows you to clearly see all of the field
details without constantly moving your head. Movement is much easier to recognize and
provides a clear visual advantage. This is also combined with the optically correct tirodial
impact lens that provides optical clarity and sharpness while protecting your eyes.
* CO-MOLDED SOFT LOW PROFILE MASK - Designed with the Professional in
mind, the i4 goggle system provides you comfort, rigidity and lightweight protection with
the one piece, dual injected mask. The comfortable, ergonomic, low profile mask not
only allows you to sight closer to your marker, but also allows freedom of movement
with its lightweight design. The small, compact, lightweight design of the i4 will almost
allow you to forget you are even wearing a mask at all.
* SOFT, LIGHTWEIGHT EAR PROTECTION - The sleek, light, low profile soft
compression ear pads provide the protection you need while offering style and hearing
clarity. Ear protection is important and the i4 provides it while not being obstructive,
bulky or heavy. Additionally, the i4 earpieces are backed with a Cool Max® liner that
wicks sweat away while providing comfort and keeping your ears cool.
* COMFORTABLE ANATOMIC MASK FIT - The anatomically correct i4 mask system
offers the best in comfort for all facial contours. Designed with the ultimate comfort in
mind, the i4 mask is the latest in anatomical facial fit and is supported by its lightweight
construction. The i4 is also tested at twice the current impact ASTM standards. The i4 is
built for comfort and built to last.
* RETENTION STRAP - The i4 retention strap system needs to be adjusted once and
once only. This sure lock feature is made possible by the woven rubber that is in the strap
material itself. Unlike silicone that eventually breaks down and peels off, the elasticity of
our rubber straps will out last the competition. The i4 is designed to fit your head and stay
* EXTREME MULTI-DIRECTIONAL VENTING - One of the i4’s greatest features is
the Multi-Directional Venting. Utilizing precise blade angling and a proven venting
configuration, the i4 Multi-Directional Venting will make communication with your
teammates effortless. This unique patented design drastically reduces re-ventilated
fogging and will throw your voice farther and clearer than any other vented mask on the
* 20% LIGHTER THAN PREVIOUS i3 PRO GOGGLE SYSTEM - Now one of the
lightest goggles on the market. In professional paintball, lightweight is crucial to
performance. The less your equipment weighs, the better you can perform and focus on
the game. We’ve reduced the overall weight by 20%, giving you every possible edge.
* UPGRADED WITH A HIGH DEFINITION THERMAL LENS - The i4 comes
equipped with Dye's enhanced High Definition Lens, providing optimal lens clarity in
any weather situation. The high contrast tint greatly increases your visual perception and
helps with distinguishing various colors on the field. The scratch resistant coating
protects both sides of the lens against scratches and minor abrasions. The High Definition
Lens has a unique UV protective coating, offering you exceptional UV protection. In the
sport of paintball, optimizing your vision to the targeted environment is critical; our Lens
helps you achieve that clarity.
CEO: Dave Youngblood
Celebrety: Ollie Lang
#1 on PGI Magazine's list of "Paintball's Top 200 Players of All Time"
2007 World Champion
Paintball.biz "Best International Player 2004"
PGI Magazine "Player of the Year 2003"
PGI Magazine "Player of the Year 2002"
P8NT Magazine "Player of the Year 2000"
Featured Athlete in "Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball" XBox game from
2007 PSP World Champion
2007 1st place LA open PSP
2007 4th Place MAO PSP
2007 2nd Place Chicago PSP
2007 4th Place River City Open PSP
2007 1st place European SPL Championship with Hungarian Bullets
2006 4th place NPPL Tampa
2006 2nd Place NPPL San Diego
2006 2nd place Las Vegas Open PSP
2006 2nd place Chicago Open PSP
2006 3rd place NXL series
2005 NPPL Super 7 Pro Champions
2005 PSP Pro X-Ball Champions
2004 NPPL Super Pro Champions
2004 PSP Division Pro X-Ball Champions
2004 Millennium Series Pro Champions
2004 World Points Series Champions
2004 Triple Crown: NPPL, PSP, Millennium Champions
2003 NPPL Super Pro Champions
2003 PSP Division Pro X-Ball Champions
2003 Millennium Series Pro Champions
2003 World Points Series Champions
2003 Triple Crown: NPPL, PSP, Millennium Champions
2002 NPPL Super Pro Champions
2002 PSP Division Pro X-Ball Champions
2002 Millennium Series Pro Champions
2002 World Points Series Champions
2002 Triple Crown: NPPL, PSP, Millennium Champions
2005 NPPL Huntington Beach 1st Place
2005 NPPL Tampa 1st place
2005 NPPL San Diego 1st place
2005 NPPL Miami 1st place
2005 PSP Pomona 1st place
2005 PSP Orlando 1st place
2005 PSP Chicago 1st place
2005 PSP World Cup 1st place
2004 NPPL Huntington Beach 1st place
2004 NPPL Las Vegas 1st Place
2004 PSP Pomona Division I X-Ball 1st place
2004 PSP Orlando Division I X-Ball 1st place
2004 PSP Orlando Division Pro X-Ball 1st place
2004 Millennium Max Masters 1st place
2004 Millennium Amsterdam Division I X-Ball 1st place
2004 Millennium Toulouse 1st place
2004 Millennium Malaga 1st place
2003 NPPL Huntington Beach 1st place
2003 NPPL Las Vegas 1st place
2003 NPPL New York 1st place
2003 NPPL Miami 1st place
2003 Millennium Max Masters 1st place
2003 Millennium Megacampto Portugal 1st place
2003 Millennium Amsterdam 1st place
2003 Millennium Stockholm 1st place
2003 Millennium Campaign Cup 1st place
2003 Camp Masters Paris 1st place
2002 NPPL LA Open 1st place
2002 Millennium Max Masters 1st place
2002 Millennium Megacampto Portugal 1st place
2002 Millennium Campaign Cup 1st place
2002 Mardi Gras Top Gun 1st place
2000 Mardi Gras Open 1st place
2000 NPPL Chicago 1st place
2000 NPPL World Cup 1st place
2000 NPPL Series Title
10-Man Las Vegas 1st Place
10-Man San Diego 1st Place
5-Man San Diego 1st Place
10-Man Portland 1st Place
5-Man Portland 1st Place
10-Man Fresno 1st Place
5-Man Fresno 1st Place
1999 GWS Series Champions
Weight: 170 lbs.
Marker: Dye Matrix DM8
Barrel: Dye 14’ Titanium Black Tip
Tank: Dye 68/4500 Throttle Air
Jersey: Dye C8 XXL
Pant: Dye C8 L
Pack: Dye Assault
Glove: Dye C8 Meta
Hometown: Pacific Beach, CA
Birthplace: Sausalito, CA
Single/Married: Girlfriend Nicole
Years Playing: 9
Teams played for: Dynasty, Ironmen
Other Hobbies: Friends, Sleeping, Eating, Working Out, Poker, My Girlfriend
Oliver Lang became one of the youngest and most visible pro players when he joined the
Ironmen at age 17. He helped the Ironmen win both the World Cup and the Series title in
2000, the first time that any Pro team had ever swept both of paintball's top honors. In
2002, he reunited with his childhood friends to help form Dynasty, which in a short time
has become one of the most successful and well known paintball teams of all time. From
2002 to 2005, Oliver and Dynasty won 14 Pro Series Titles and 32 Pro events, an
unprecedented run that will likely never be matched.
Off the field Lang is quiet and unassuming. On the field, he is one of the most vocal and
dynamic players, moving down field with a nervous energy that makes him one of the
most exciting players to watch.
In February of 2006, Oliver Lang rejoined Dye and the Ironmen as part of the largest
single player sponsorship deal in the history of paintball.
Today he is the most widely recognized player in the sport.
One Hundred Percent
By Matt Marshall (Editor at Large for P8NT Magazine & Professional Paintball Player)
I'm not an expert on the journey of souls, but based on the evidence, this is the only
plausible explanation I can think of: Ollie Lang is possessed by a Viking demon, a pirate
ghost, and a child who died suddenly while playing. He wins so frequently, plays our
sport so instinctually, and gobbles up life on the road at such a frantic and furious pace
he's either possessed by demons or blessed by the gods.
You might think this is bullshit, and I wish it were, but Ollie's life and luck make me
question the Declaration of Independence: All men are not created equal. Come find me
someday, I'll tell you a few stories and all will become clear to you. I'm not the only one.
I've had late night drunken conversations with half of the paintball hierarchy about Ollie's
deity status. It all boils down to the fact that at an instinctual level, the level of cats
fighting dogs and street fight heroics, he just doesn't view reality with same seriousness
the rest of us do; to him everything is possible - even if it blatantly isn't, he has to try
His is a viking soul, a warriors soul, comfortable in chaos, with no fear and no stoplights.
We've almost come to blows over his disregard for reality and I've almost come to tears
watching him move through it. Tattooed into the neck of surfing/skating prodigy Jay
Adams, the original extreme sports wild-child, are the words "100% skateboarder". When
he skated, it was said the moves came out of him at the speed of consciousness. If
anybody can claim that title right now in our sport, play the game like he's born to do it,
play it so well all others who try it after him will be measured by his high water mark, it's
The only tats he has to tell this to the world are his welt scars.