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PhatPat Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months119 of 119 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Toroball Ice Winter Paintballs - Unknown (Poss. .688)
Draxxus Artic Inferno Paintballs - .687 to .690
Marker Setup: 2006 Angel G7 Fly in Solid Red
2005 Fully upped Smart Parts Ion with .691 Stiffi 14" Barrel (Too many extras to mention)
2005 Tippmann A5 with Ops Gear Operator 14" Barrel
2004 Diablo Mongoose with Smart Parts Teardrop 14" Barrel
Recommended
Barrels:
I have the following barrels and they all seem to work fine for me: -

14" CP Classic Red 689
14" Dye Ultralite Blue 692
14" Dye Ultralite Red 692
14" J&J Performance Ceramic Black 691
14" Stiffi Full Version 691
14" SP Progressive TBC
14" SP Teardrop 688 Red
14" SP Teardrop 688 Black
14" SP Teardrop 688 Gloss Black
14" SP The Freak Jr 693 + Complete Freak Kit
14" Ops Gear Operator
16" SP Progressive TBC

I think thats about it!

Strengths: Quality, Fill Colour, Sound Shell, No Flyers - All Straight, etc etc
Weaknesses: See review......
Review: Quality: -

When I decided to write the review I started looking at the paint more closely and QUALITY is something we are all concerned about, we want our balls flying straight….right!
Well the quality of this paint is superb, out of the perhaps last 8 cases of this stuff I have tried I have not had ANY problems with broken balls in the bag prior to taking it out, I have had no leaking paint inside the bag, I have had NO dimpled paint (see conclusion) ((maybe I was REALLY lucky)). All of the seems were the same, quite large but OK by and large.

Fill Colour: -

The only colour I have managed to get this paint is a complete orange shell with a orange fill. Check out my photo that I have uploaded to the image gallery for an insight into the fill. The orange lends itself perfectly to either woodsball play or tourney ball. Woodsball, the breaks stand out clear and the same for tourney play. Orange, along with Yellow and Pink are the only colours you should looking at for paintball fills, everything else makes no sense in my eyes.

Sound Shell: -

The shell as I pointed out prior is sound. It’s brittle enough to break when it needs to and robust enough to be fed through high end hoppers. I have an Empire Reloader B and a VL Vlocity and I have had NO problems with broken paint through either hopper. The Vlocity has a tensioner system that can be unforgiving on very brittle paint, but it didn’t burst a SINGLE ball with this stuff.

No Flyers: -

I suppose this falls into the same category as “Sound Shell”, but I think that if you match your barrel bore and paint diameter correctly and your output velocity is not pushing past 300fps, you really shouldn’t get any flyers with this stuff. My friend who also used this paint all through the winter did not have any issues with paint flying off at weird angles. Common sense really.

Paint Fill: -

The fill in this paint is on par with most of the Draxxus paints up to Inferno, now this is very important as Hellfire has a higher viscosity and make up. I have used over the last twelve months ALL of the Draxxus range, Zap Chronic 420, Zap Chronic, Toroball Winter, Diablo Dusk, Worr Domination, Nelson Pearl, PMI Evil, RPS Evil (Ultra), TC Paintballs Probox and that’s just the ones I can remember!
The fill on this paint is as I said on par with 90% of the Draxxus range and PMI Evil, that’s all. What I’m trying to say is that it’s 8 out of 10 think.

What else can I say about a paintball other then the bore size you should be looking at is .689 to .691. If you are a tourney player and your tube is .693, you’ll be well away and will probably be able to shoot through most breaks if you get any……….I didn’t.

I think I've covered everything

As for weaknesses, well I must be really lucky as I couldn't find any. But no product is perfect all the time, so I'm sure I'll find one eventually, in the mean time fill yer boots and buy some.
Conclusion: I can put my hand on my heart and safely say that this paint and Draxxus Artic Inferno are my first choices when it comes to winter month games. Stay well clear of the Toroball at any time of the year as they really are very hard, so hard in fact you cannot crush Toroball with your fingers, you have to walk on it!!!!

RPS Polar Ice on the other hand is a first class paint. I realize that some of the previous reviewers may have had a bad experience with this paint, but I have had not such issues (honestly). In the UK when can have quite harsh winters, not as bad as Canada or the US I understand, but we are renowned for crappy weather. When I have used this paint in bad conditions it has performed without any problems and my balls where the least of my worries.

As with any paint, it pays to try and shop around. It’s best to buy your paint from a supplier that shifts his/her paint quite quickly. You are then pretty much guaranteed to have good quality paint without flat spots etc.

In short, if your after a true winter paint, look at these or the Draxxus Artic Inferno and try to get fresh stock, it always helps.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Paint_Baller33 Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 | 6:47 pm PST
Very in depth review. Nicely done
   

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