I was asked to review this product, so here is my initial review and comparison of them to the TechT Squishy Paddles:
Softness: Same/Similar Cut/Molding: The TechT edges are rounded off and the Wargear are clean cut. Considering the material, I don't see either style presenting any issues.
The Wargear Flexi Paddles offer several key features that the TechT Squishy paddles don't:
-Interlocking paddles -Nylon Washer -Tapered center
Some will ask what the purpose of such features are for, and I offer the following explanation:
Interlocking paddles help to ensure paddles remain as a one piece system due to the softness of the material used. By creating a tapered center in which the axle goes into helps to ensure that the paddles fit nice and tight so as to help prevent slipping of either paddle. This makes for a killer combo!
The nylon washer is intended to be placed in between the cyclone housing and the paddles to prevent the rubber on plastic drag that would otherwise be created.... a drag that can cause excessive wear, slippage, and skipping. By creating a barrier between these two rotational points by use of a nylon washer it helps correct these possible issues. Btw, nylon is known to have self lubricating properties.
Update on the testing:
I was able to test these paddles at 15bps (I've got an old school A-5 egrip) and found no issues present. I went through around 600-700 paintballs and emptied the hopper each time. I refilled my hopper and repeated until I ran out of paint. I found that both the softness and stiffness was sufficient enough to be gentle on the paint while at the same time ensure no axle slippage occurred.
I will be picking up an X7 egrip the next few days so I can further test the potential of these paddles and a few other combinations at a high bps.
Some folks have called this a "knock off" product, some have called it both cheap and junk..... I understand why they said those things, they are scared and damn well should be because just from my initial review of the Wargear Flexi Paddles they far surpass any paddles currently on the market.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at 6:53 pm PST