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Zarate Saturday, December 2nd, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

6 months
Products Used:
Zap Spank - Most dependable paint I've used
Empire Engage - Not bad, not great either
Monster Balls - Awful, at least cheap
Diablo Scorch - Pretty good
Zap Revolt (white box) - Gets the job done, too
Marker Setup: Spyder Electra 05 ACS
ACI Phat Performance Barrel Kit
Ricochet Apache
Smart Parts Q-Lock w/ Spyder Adapter
32 Degrees Spring Kit
Doesn't matter, the bore size differs from ball to ball and the balls are out-of-round
Strengths: Thick fill
No bounce
Weaknesses: Inconsistent bore size
Dimples galore
Chops even more galore
Review: I was made to buy this paint in order to participate in a scenario and I had to pay $55 for it. When I used it, the paint was flying all over the place, either because of the over 75% dimpling in the case I bought or because I did not match the bore well with my Smart Parts Linear Barrel that I was using at the time. I suffered curves of 6 feet or more and multiple direction ball flights and could not hit anything consistently. The event organizers helped me out by giving me bags of Draxxus Inferno to replace my unused Blazes. This ended up sucking as well, but that is for another review. (See my reviews, forthcoming.) Being that I spent more than an hour and a half cleaning out every part of my gun to compensate for the Draxxus crap-fest I was unwittingly a part of, I had a lot of Blazes left over for when I went to play again (just ordinary rec-ball) less than a month later. My friend also gave me the remainder of his case.

To address the bore size problems I had, I got a barrel kit to match things up. I took five balls to test them and I achieved different results with every ball. Some balls would roll right through a .686, whereas other balls would get stuck completely in the barrel back. Some stuck so thoroughly that I could NOT blow them through the barrel back, even with the greatest of effort; I had to push them though with a screwdriver.

I chose a large barrel size to try and accommodate the different sizes. The Blaze didn't care. Either the balls would veer wildly around the field or they would chop with a disabling frequency. I had at least 20 chops out of 1500 balls and had to clean my barrel from top to bottom inside and out after every game.

Thank you, Draxxus, for the worst day of paintball I have ever had.
Conclusion: I will never buy this paint again and neither should you. If a scenario chooses this paint, I will not do the scenario. I hate this paint that much. Barrel kits can't fix the problem and you spend a lot of time getting to know your gun at a level previously unknown.
1 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 at 12:33 pm PST

Review Comments
moffetts_is_agg Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 | 12:12 am PST
Spyders aren't exactly nice to paint.

Zarate Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 | 8:14 am PST
Of course, my Spyder has been extremely kind to other brands of paint. So maybe, just maybe, it's the paint instead of my Spyder (which averages a 9.0 over 214 reviews). Maybe I should omit my marker setup so anti-Spyder prejudice doesn't rear its ugly head.

This was crappy paint; my Spyder had nothing to do with it.

Zarate Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 | 8:15 am PST
Did you even read the rest of the review?

moffetts_is_agg Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 | 9:08 pm PST
No I didn't. kthx

Sorry, Spyders rape paint. I've seen it, and I've never seen one that doesn't. I'm not saying the paint was not bad (if I were I woul've disputed) but jeez man. Blaze is not that bad.

Zarate Monday, December 4th, 2006 | 10:18 am PST
It's WORSE. Would have given a zero if I could have.

Zarate Saturday, January 13th, 2007 | 8:53 pm PST
Originally posted by cjgura
your intellect reflects your review.... retarded

Inappropriate dispute, and for your information, I have a post-graduate degree. Besides, if you wanted to insult me, you should have said, "Your review reflects your intellect.... retarded." Proper syntax helps when trying to insult people. Dummy.

Lim-Dul Thursday, June 14th, 2007 | 4:55 am PST
Sorry, but this isn't the kind of paint that is meant to be shot with Spyders, sorry mate. Of course your review IS accurate from a Spyder-owners point of view... That your Spyder rates at an average of 9.0 doesn't matter - it does that among LOW END ELECTRONIC MAKERS, which are hardly a step up from low end mechanical markers. Because of their specifications they will never be easy on tournament and near-tournament level paint.

.D.U.D.E. Monday, July 28th, 2008 | 8:24 pm PST
yeah, sorry pal, but it's your spyder, not the paint. One time at a scenario game I was at, the feild was using blaze, and my friend brought his syper after just FIVE minutes into the game he went back to the dead zone and rented a tippmann 98 instead. after that he was racking up more kills than ever. I can think of 2 choice words to describe you NOOB and (based on your repsonses to other people) NERD!

btw: nice choice for a comeback. dummy? Who says that?
Last edited on Monday, July 28th, 2008 at 8:41 pm PST

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