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Mastino_Na Monday, June 8th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
Less than a month
Similar
Products Used:
WPN Weapons Grade
Marker Setup: Tippmann X7 Reponse Trigger, Tippmann Flatline Barrel, Trinity Stock, RP4 Dual Offset Mount, NCStar 1x42mm Red Dot Sight, 68ci/4500psi Crossfire CF HPA tank, RP4 200 rd. Offset Hopper
Recommended
Barrels:
I have only used the flatline barrel, I just started playing 2 months ago.
Strengths: Consistent size, no breaks, great color, hard to wipe, hardly any bounces and price
Weaknesses: Some balls have smaller fill and color of some balls are not bright
Review: I haven't been playing paintball for that long, a little over a month, maybe. I played once about 12 years ago when I lived back east and had a blast but I didn't like the fields around there. They were all Field Paint Only(FPO) and they had crappy paint that was a smaller diameter than their rental marker barrels and I had one in ten on target because they curved like crazy. Most of them bounced too. Even then I knew that something wasn't right so it turned me off to the sport because I thought all paint was the same and no matter what marker you have it will never shoot straight. Anyway long story short I recently got into it and I fell in love with it. I started out with WPN Weapons Grade paint and I thought it was working really well on my first day out. I did the math at the end of the day and realized that I my kill to elimination ratio was really bad and I shot a good amount of paint. After a few days of scouring the internet for more info on paintballs and how to choose the right ones. I found out something really fast, paint can get expensive! I mean 65 bucks for 2000 paintballs is ridiculous! Also why are these 65 dollars and these 30 dollars? Whats the difference between the 3 different paintballs other than what color they come in and the crazy difference in price? Well after reading a lot of forum posts and paintball online store descriptions, I found out that if you want to shoot straight, have no barrel breaks and no bounces, then I am going to have to spend that 65 bucks a case. I then asked myself, seriously there has to be an inexpensive alternative to these high dollar. and I assume high quality(they better be!), paintballs. As I usually do when I have questions burning holes in my eyes, I went to the internet once again and found pbreview. The sky opened and angels were playing lovely music. Not really but this site was really helpful in choosing what kind of paint to shoot when I play. I decided to try Paintball USA BEAST since its the only paint that I found in the first few pages that had a perfect score from 9 different reviewers. They were 45 bucks a case(50 bucks shipped. Well the only drawback was I needed paint for the weekend and there was no way I'd get 2 cases of BEAST before the weekend. Instead I did some research on the paint that my local shop carries(WPN Weapons Grade and Toxic). I decided to try the Toxics since I tried the Weapons Grade when I got my marker. I bought 2 cases at 40 bucks a pop. I took a case to the field that weekend and I liked them a lot better than the Weapons Grade. I had a lot more breaks and way less bounces than the previous weekend which meant more kills. The Toxics also fit the flatline barrel better than the Weapons Grade. I am on the 2nd case I have yet to find a dimpled ball or any misshaped balls in any of the bags. The store that I bought it from charges 35 bucks for a case of the Weapons Grade(I think it should be 30) and 40 for the Toxic.Its only 5 bucks more so I gave them a shot and the rest is history. The shop charges 5 bucks more at their field. I play there because you can bring your own paint(most of the other fields are FPO). I guess the extra cost covers taxes and a convenience fee or whatever they call it. All in all I'm satisfied with this paint but I can't wait until next weekend when I'll have the BEASTS loaded up. :)
Conclusion: If you can't afford 65 bucks for a case of paintballs(I personally don't know anyone who can) then this is a great inexpensive alternative for that high dollar paint. I wound definitely recommend this paint for rec players and maybe even small local tournaments. Don't pay more than 45 bucks total(taxes included) for a case of Toxics. I gave it a 10 but if I could I'd give it a 9.6(rounding up) because I don't think there will ever be a perfect paintball.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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