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MrDan Sunday, July 8th, 2001
Strengths: The price! It's as cheap as anything that I can find. It's packaged very well. Bubble wrap all around. Bright "fragile" stickers on the box. The paint is reasonable accurate. It's not as accurate as marbelizers or proball in my gun (Carbine 68 with Lapco bigshot) The best thing about this paint, the fill! We had twelve people in the woods for a rec game all day, and after each game, I (along with some other players) would take a look at the trees and barracades. All you would see across the woods were amazingly bright pink spots from the direct hit balls. The completely overshadowed or covered all the other paint. This fill is so thick and bright that there is NO QUESTION if someone is hit or not. You can't get the paint off so if you have trouble with wipers, you need this stuff. I normally am not sure if I hit some people, with all the ducking, dodging, and shooting going on. When I layed this paint down, I KNEW who I hit, and where.

Also, I was getting one shot kills on people. Although at the bench it didn't seem as accurate as the marbelizer, it was deadly in the woods, as my opponents can attest. In one game, I took out all five opposing players, including two of the people who are teaching me to play (this was my fifth day playing.)
Weaknesses: PB Geek only ships by FedEx ground. The order took 3 days just to ship, and then another 4 in transit. I ordered the Direct Hit paint first, and received it last.

Everyone I play with is going to order this paint now, and since there is only one color of paint, we'll never know who shot who. Hopefully, PB Geek will develop some new colors so we can sort out who shot who.
Conclusion: I ordered a case of this paint after reading the reviews on this site. I'd been using 32 degrees team colors, and had been having lots of trouble with balls bouncing off of people (see my review of 32 degrees). I ordered one case of the direct hit, one case of proball, and one case of marbelizer. I then sat down at a bench and fired off strings of slow fire shots at a target at 38 feet (it's an odd number of feet because I was too lazy to move the bench.) Anyway, here are the results. The direct hit grouped about a 12-14 inch group. The Proball grouped about a 9-11 inch, and the Marbelizer grouped about a 6-7 inch group. This was all from my fairly stock Tippmann Carbine 68 with a new Lapco bigshot.

In the woods, the difference between the Direct Hit and the Marbelizer was insignicant. I really couldn't tell much difference, except for the fill of the Direct Hit was much better, in my opinion. Also, although the Direct Hit fill was thicker and brighter, it didn't seem to stain permenantly, like the Marbelizer tends to.

Lastly, the Direct Hit would probably do better in a smaller barrel like the autospirit than it did in my bigshot. When I did the blow test (a breath of air behind a ball in an unattached barrel to test the size of the paint vs. the barrel size) on my barrel with the different paints, the direct hit was apt to sometimes roll out of the Bigshot). With a friends Autospirit it fit perfectly, although we didn't get a chance to test fire it at the bench.

In conclusion, until something changes, I'm only ordering Direct Hit.
10 out of 10

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