Tippmann A-5 E-Grip w/ 14 All American, soon to recieve Tacamo AK Kit
2004 VF Pro-Stock Autococker with ever-growing list of ups
Smart Parts SP1 w/ "custom cardboard chunk in the grip" lolz (to stop battery rattle)
Psychoballistics Lightning Cocker w/: Orracle 3-Way
WGP Hinge Frame
Padding and Overall Design
Somewhat pricey (anything Dye is, you pay for the name)
Just got back after playing rec-ball for the first time with this baby. I'll probably write a more in depth review once I get some more use out of it, but for now I'll just quickly shoot this one out. It was so good I just had to write a review, right away!
This jersey is amazing. I got it in red to match the anno of my custom cocker, and there's nothing bad I can say about it. It looks awesome, feels great, and the padding and venting design is very well done. It was hot out there today, and thanks to the venting on this jersey running up the field actually felt good! Not because I was makin' it rain, but because the air just flows through the mesh smoothly and gives a cool breeze sensation. Another thing is that I was getting bounces off this thing like crazy. Wearing just the jersey with a T-Shirt underneath, in approximately 10-15 hits I had on my upper body/arms I can only remember two actually breaking, and other than that it was really taking the brunt out of the shots.
Later, after getting bunker'd from the side by an opponent with an NXT Shocker I got hit maybe 5 times, 3 of which were shoulders/arms, and the other 2 were on the mask. The ones on the mask broke, but of the other hits I felt, none broke. That is EXCEPTIONAL for under 10 feet away. I couldn't even believe it. Later at the end of the day I got clipped by some idiot when I was walking off a game after I got hit on the hopper. I felt a shot on my left shoulder aswell as high up on my right-chest, on the tank grip spots of the C8 from under 50 feet away, and no breaks!!!! I honestly do NOT know what was going on today. Most of the guys were using RPS Red Legion which is quite hard, but STILL...this was un-FREAKIN-BELIEVABLE.
(Second field day) Played recball in the woods last Saturday with this jersey and some idiot (a renter I believe) who was on my own team got squirrelly when his tree was shot at, managed to shoot me in the back from about 10-12 feet away...the ball bounced!!! The field was using Nel-Splat (excellent) and "Affordables" (baaad) paint that day which is pretty brittle, and it still bounced!
Overall, this jersey contributed to yet another great day of paintball.
This jersey made my day, and I also got many comments on its looks out there. Bounce factor is off the charts due to the arm+shoulder padding and the material, and the venting is awesome as well. Not to mention comfort! Feels smooth like an everyday shirt when you have it on. If it were a bit cheaper I'd give it a 10, but for the extra $20, its getting a 9.
Another great product from Dye!!!!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 21st, 2008 at 2:08 pm PST