My friends and I have been using this paint constantly for 2 months so I feel I have a pretty good grasp on it's performance.
Strengths: If you play woods ball then a shell that breaks on contact, but not on leaves is a plus. I was able to shoot through light brush without the balls exploding. That said, I had no major problems with paint bouncing off my intended targets. The fill is like toothpaste. After shooting someone you notice pieces of shell stuck in the small but clearly visible splat zone where the ball exploded. There is no wiping this paint.
Weaknesses: I've shot about 4 or 5 cases of this paint so far and one of the problems I've come across is how many balls are out of round. At first I believed the balls just had a large bore range, because when I was trying to drop them through my sizer, I was getting a range of .688 - .692. After taking the larger balls and rotating them, I was able to drop them through a smaller bore. Using the powerlyte scepter, I shoot .688 and in all those cases, I've only broken 2 balls, but because of how out of round some of them can be, I've also had 2 get stuck in my feedneck. Because of the shape of the balls, I would say that accuracy suffers slightly when shooting longer range targets. Within 40 feet, which is where I do most of my shooting, I've had no problems.
EDIT: I've just purchased 2 new cases of this paint and the consistancy is excellent. It may have been that the previous boxes I ordered may have not have been the norm. All of the paint in both cases is .683-.684 according to my barrel sizer. The paint is round and the fill is thick, but not as thick as the cases I previously purchased. This is still an excellent paint for woodsball. The price is a little high for woodsball in my opinion ($55/case). Judging the paint by my last 2 cases, I would give this paint a 9... perfect for woodsball, but too expensive. If it judged by the 6 cases previous to those, it would get a 7.5 for being inconsistant, but since I bought it at a big discount, I can accept that.
I love this paint and would rate it higher if it were a few dollars cheaper. I would recommend this paint to anyone and give it an overall rating of 8.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 19th, 2006 at 5:59 am PST