The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
7 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
Nelson Nel-splat (better $40/case)
Marbs (better $60/case)
2003 Impulse w/ Vision
Evil Driver (which is has a .689 bore)
Spyder TL+ stock barrel (that my friend was using)
None at all.
Plastic packaging has vents, exposed to air
Painful since they don't break
I bought this paint because field paint is required at Hollywood Sports Park (HSP) in CA and this paint is the cheapest one there which sells for $50/case. I'm new to this sport but I've read that paintballs should be stored in bags that protect against humidity. The Nel-Splat and Marb cases I bought seemed to do this just fine. But these balls are packaged in bags that have holes in them! Soft shell, non-brittle feel to them. Drop them from 10ft and I doubt any will break.
I experienced many bounces thoughout the day as both a shooter and a target. About half of the hits to my body did not break. The only shots that broke consistently were those on my mask. My friend had the same experience. The most frustrating part was when I hit 2 ppl from about 50ft away with a ref standing about 10ft from them. The ref checked em and then shouts to me "they're ok". Apparently the balls didn't break cause I definitely hit them. Sure enough, the same 2 ppl ended up taking out me and my friend later on.
At the end of the day I had a bag of 500 remaining in the trunk of my car and these balls were all stuck together. The ones near the bottom of the bag were all squished and now useless. Granted, it was hot in the car but I also had a case of house paint (that I bought for $35) from Paintballaz, a local shop, that was also in the car that retained their roundness and did not stick together and get squished like the Menace balls did.
Finally, because of the soft shell, the balls don't stay round which results in HORRIBLE accuracy.
Do youself a favor and STAY AWAY, FAR AWAY from this paint. If you are playing at HSP then I would definitely pay the extra money for the other paint options. Hopefully this review will save you from a bad experience.
If 5 is average, then I am giving this a 1 for being way below average. And add another generous 1 point since it kept me in the game longer by bouncing off me when the opponent was using it...for a total rating of 2.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, September 14th, 2004 at 5:06 pm PST
quote:Originally posted by JRtippmannpb menace paintballs are ment to be used in wet humid areas so if its exposed to the air its better
the one and only time i went recballing in the woods i used these cuz it is what the field had and they were cheap. it had just rained and they worked good in my spyderclone that i had. but if u leave them lay for a while they get dimples quick.
true these balls are rock hard i had a paintball deflect off my head, and every time i got shot it didnt break (except for gun/mask) other than them not breaking there not that bad, there accuate and very cheap
these are the best paintballs ever!!! my tewam uses them in practice(we use prmiums for aour torneys) thick fill i saw it across the fild and when i shot the guy in the head the ref emidatlly looked over cuse it caugt his attention so this tff is hells good
Stingers are not bad
But also a person here said that these are BigBalls but renamed
and the BIGBALL reviews aren't bad
But try to maintain them as best as you can, that'll probably improve the quality