Tippmann 98C, J&J Ceramic, Lapco Bigshot, Pen Spring mod, ACI Sub Zero 6 Stage Expansion Chamber, PMI Perfect Drop Forward, Macro Line, Tippmann Vertical Adapter
Ok, my paintball experience says 6 months but its more like 8... and my experience with these say 3 months but it's more like a month and a 1/4 or something.
I'm gonna make this kind of brief so for more info read my review of the Karnage Bite's.
Ordered these balls in every color they had. Had really good experience with the Bites so me and my friend decided to try out the next step up. Loved the split color shells.... also we popped a few open and poured out the fill, nice vibrant thick fill. It was like finger painting. Pretty much that was the only complaint i had with the Rips, the fill needed to be alot thicker. They fixed that with these. The seams that I thought were really smaller in the Bites, were even more smaller on the Tears. They were all round and non dimpled as well.
Pretty much they are like the Karnage Bites... but better in every way... not a huge amount better (except in the fill thickness) but still better.
Now, the thing that i consider a weakness. It's really just a field thing, it may not be true for other players. At our new field we play at (another private one.. we could kicked off the old one) it has even more of a woodsball feel to it. There are more trees and brush all around. I've always been happy about how easy Karnage balls seem to break until we played our first day at this new field.
One of the other guys was using scorches and was shooting at me. Between me and him was some brush and some overhang leaves from a tree. His balls were breaking throuhg and making it to my bunker... HOWEVER, my balls were just breaking on the brush and leaves and thin sticklike branches. Now if we were playing at our other field (less brush and it was more speedsball like) or at a normal field, i would highly recommend these.. but if you're going to play woodsball or something along those lines where you're gong to be shooting through bushes, leaves, twigs, etc... maybe go with somethign with a little tougher shell.
Great for speedsball.
Not so great for woodsball.
Fixed all the problems with the Bites. Awesome paintballs... curious to see how much better the Rips are.