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EastAl Monday, January 12th, 2004
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Too many to name.
Marker Setup: Ol' skool MiniCocker
.684 was what I got closest with, out of an Empire 7pc. kit.
Strengths: Shot straight, paint was bright, hardly any bounces.
Weaknesses: Inconsistent ball size, and fill color. Somewhat brittle shell. Low Pressure use, highly recommended!
Review: Ok, I've gone through about four cases of this stuff. The first two cases I got said "pink" on the side. For the most part, I noticed no change in the color of the paint over the course of the day. One of my teammates did complain of different colors(I never noticed, hearsay).
The first time I used it, it was shooting darts, with little or no breaks in my Mini with a 14" Dye Boomstick. For some reason, towards the end of the first day, I was getting more than an average amount of ball breaks in the barrel. I'm still not sure why. On another Cocker, there were quite a few breaks, until I adjusted the LPR down, then it was back to shooting darts again.
The second time I used Fuel the case I got said "yellow" I know this was not the case. At random, I pulled a few balls out of the same bag and came up with three different colors(Pink, yellow, and orange). This was out of the same bag!!! Honestly, no big deal but what does that say about the quality control at Draxxus(Makers of Fuel for Empire), on the Fuel production line.
This day I was shooting an STO with an Empire 7pc(I was using the .684 back). This is where I noticed more inconsistency in the paint size. With a .684 back, some balls were snug, some rolled out of the end, some rolled to the middle of the back and stopped. I was just kind of baffled! The whole first half of the day using the STO, I was breaking about one out of five balls! That's not fun. When I got back to my car, I started to field strip the STO, and noticed the inside of the barrel back was clean, but the front was caked in paint. Confused I figured it was the 2pc barrel breaking the paint. So I switched to my 14" Boomstick. Just as many breaks as with the Empire 2pc. And this is when I realized the STO did not have an adjustable LPR, and the ram was just cutting the paint in half. So, back to my Mini and the Boomstick.
Back to shooting darts! I think I broke two balls for the rest of the day with my Mini, and it was because I short stroked.

Conclusion: I like the bright colored paint, it's easy to see. I got very few bounces, it seemed to break where it was supposed to(When it wasn't breaking in the marker)., and it shot straight as an arrow!
But, if your marker isn't set up for low pressure, you will probably chop alot.
The different colors of paint, in a case kind of bug me. Not a big deal if you are playing rec ball. But, if you are in a tourny that forbids certain colors(Like pink fill), you could get screwed and not even realize it. That I don't like. It just bothers me, like the quality control is lacking enough that they don't even know what color is going into a case.
That's why it's only going to get a 5 out of 10 from me.
5 out of 10

Review Comments
ShadowWalker Monday, January 12th, 2004 | 4:16 pm PST
Sounds to me like a lot of the breaks and incosistencies were due to your set-up not the pain.

speedballer89 Saturday, February 14th, 2004 | 1:25 pm PST
i agree with shadow here. this is acually very good quality paint

Kremling Thursday, February 19th, 2004 | 8:07 pm PST
Originally posted by ShadowWalker
Sounds to me like a lot of the breaks and incosistencies were due to your set-up not the pain.
i disagree i bought a case of this for a tourny and it shot alright... but it was inconsistant none of them had dimples. although this is the coolest looking paintball out there byf ar.

Silentshot Thursday, April 1st, 2004 | 1:11 am PST
Yeah, look at the shell it HAS to be awesome paint...

chibissj Saturday, July 31st, 2004 | 7:55 am PST
Originally posted by Kremling

i disagree i bought a case of this for a tourny and it shot alright... but it was inconsistant none of them had dimples. although this is the coolest looking paintball out there byf ar.

this is actually the same paint as hellfire so.......

Se1Fer Friday, December 31st, 2004 | 6:32 pm PST
wtf is this guys prob i love this paint this guy prolly doesnt no how 2 set his oressure right or he isnt talkin about the same paintballs we are

AutoMagX Wednesday, September 28th, 2005 | 4:40 am PST
You think the barrel breaks might be the result of running a .684 barrel? That's freaking tiny, unless it was freezing outside...

ThunderChief Friday, March 31st, 2006 | 1:38 pm PST
If anything next time upsize the fin, not as much of a snug fit but it probably woulda reduced some of the breakin.

yourmasta Sunday, April 15th, 2007 | 8:06 am PST
i agree with all the reviews ,but not this. It has good fill and always round!
Last edited on Sunday, April 15th, 2007 at 8:09 am PST

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