bounce....bounce....bounce... This paint does not break.
My local field switched from stingers to nel-splat and the amount of over-shooting went through the roof.
Stingers, while being crap paint, broke consistently. I tried to be a one shot guy. Thwack... damn. Nothing more satisfying then picking a guy off that way... feel like a killa. I never had fear that i would take one shot and have it bounce. The catch with one shot of course is that if you miss or bounce, you've lost the surprise and have to firefight or chase the guy.
When nel-splat hit the field, one shot stopped. You'd take a single, have it bounce and then get lit up or waste paint firefighting. It got to the point where none of the regulars would take less then 3-5 shots on a target. Often we would just keep walking the trigger until the guy put his hand up. of these 1-2 would break, the rest would leave serious welts and hurt like a mo'fo. I took a nel-splat to the back of the head (i know, how did the guy sneak up on me...sigh) and i thought i had a freakin concussion. My ears were ringing and i couldn't think, because my head hurt so bad.
Hitting hard surfaces doesn't even guarantee these things will break. i've hit or been hit in pods, hoppers, tanks and seen them bounce. Another example happened in the safe area. a guy picked up a splat, stood back about ten feet from a wooden wall and threw the paint pitcher style... it bounced and landed behind him. I've done the drop test onto concrete from the full height of my arm over my head (i'm 6 foot, so that's about 8ish feet) and had it bounce.
it shots well, doesn't barrel break. in fact, it doesn't break period.
if it is your field paint, then great. it will get to its target and it's cheap enough that you can afford to put 5 onto a target.
if your buying paint for byop, get something else. Xball is nice.
getting a four since it is almost good enough for field paint and better than zap-crap bought at wally.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 1st, 2007 at 8:04 am PST