paintball

  Join pbreview.com  |  Log In  
pbReview.com - Paintball Reviews and Paintball Fields

Search:

  
Home     |      Paintball Articles     |      Paintball Videos     |     Paintball Gear     |     Paintball Fields     |     Paintball Stores     |     Hot Deals     |     Paintball Forums     |     Chat
pbReview.com / Comments on BTRobertson's Review / Comments on BTRobertson's Review / Comments on BTRobertson's Review / Comments on BTRobertson's Review

Comments on BTRobertson's Review

Jump to the Comments  |  Post a Comment  |  Dispute this Review  |  Return to the Reviews

BTRobertson Wednesday, November 9th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Zap DBX paintballs
Marker Setup: Kingman Spyder Rodeo Green
Kingman IPI 3.0 C.A.M.D. e-frame
Empire Reloader II e-hopper
Pure Energy 88cu 4500 psi HPA tank
Smart Parts Freak Jr. rear, Freak front, .689 bore insert barrel system
Kingman Delrin ACS Xtra rear-cocking bolt
Java remote coil
Scepter 4000-A Grenade Launcher
New Designz Low Rise Feedneck
Bad Habitz spring kit - high velocity installed
Recommended
Barrels:
Tiller (overseas barrel maker, which I don't seem to have any problems with), stock Kingman Spyder Rodeo 12-inch barrel
Strengths: Brittle for clean breaks, no dimples or blemishes, paint easy to wipe off, nice price
Weaknesses: Paint is easy to wipe off
Review: First off, Zap DBX paintballs are horrible, and can barely even be used for practice. They break and chop if your speed is turned up too high, have dimples, shoot badly, etc. They came with a nifty case I wanted, so I figured "eh, what the heck". They suck, steer clear.

Which brings me to Blaze paintballs. The field I play at use Blaze in a custom-made color combination for their field (green and red shell with orange paint) that you can't get anywhere else supposedly. But, to give them credit, they could use far worse paint.

The balls breaks very consistently with very little "bounce-off", unless someone is layered with pillows. I've not had one single paintball break in over 2,000 rounds fired at this field, in both warm and cold weather. While this may be my marker, keep in mind that I don't have an electronic hopper yet, my new ACS bolt yet, nor my N2 air system yet, so my gun is definitely prime candidate for breaks and/or chops. I've not had a one, and I'm a fairly aggressive player. I've had a few explode in my pods when I landed on them, but sheesh, I think most paintballs would break in that situation. So far, I've not seen a dimple or obnoxious seam in any of the balls I've touched, which is probably why they fire so darn well.

The only weakness is also a strength - the paint wipes off easily. The strength is obvious: your clothes, mask, marker, equipment, etc. will all benefit from the paint's easy-to-clean formula. However, it makes cheaters cheat even more on the field. The paint wipes off with barely any effort, so in large scenario games, keep an eye out for paint wipers.
Conclusion: A great paintball at a great price per case if you buy it for your pick-up games or BYOP days. No seams, no dimples, shoots well, no barrel breaks (for this player to date) or chops even with mechanical semi-auto marker. Watch out for paint wipers during games since this paint wipes off very, very easily. I would still recommend this paint to anyone - great quality ball.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, December 5th, 2005 at 6:43 am PST
 

Review Comments

No Comments


Post a Comment
Please log in to your account to post a comment.

Not a member yet? Sign up now for free!

Return to the Reviews

Help / FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  About Us  |  Advertising Info  |  Link to Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Use
Top

Paintball Review

Copyright © 2000-2014 Hillclimb Media