A dependable paint from DraXxus Paintball that wil not break in any barrel and will break hitting the intended target. A good quaility paint for your marker. Is also a premium choice for gamesfields and pro shops.
The DraXxuS Blaze Paintballs are newer, so they should be commonly available.
Accurate, breaks on target everytime, perfect fill, great seams, no barrel residue, washes out
A few were broke in the bag, sweats if the bag is not air-tight
These paintballs are my favorite by far. They break on target everytime; I have never had one bounce off of someone. They are also very accurate out of my J&J ceramic barrel because I am able to hit a washer fluid jug consistently from about 80-90 feet away. The fill in these paintballs is perfect. The paint is a very bright neon color and its not to thick and not to thin. Its thick enough to be impossible to wipe off, but thin enough to make a very large mark when it hits. Just perfect. I have noticed that the seams are very good, they just barely catch the edge of your thumbnail when you run it over the seam. If they didn't have a two tone shell, you wouldn't even notice a seam at all. They also do not leave a residue on the inside of your barrel. I've used a whole case in one day and never had to clean my barrel once. I looked down the barrel after taking it off, and it was still shiny, with no build up on it. They also wash out of clothes very well and do not stain.
Only a few balls were dimpled, but they were in the bag with the broken ones so can't blame 'em for that. They have a very fragile shell, I got hit in the loader tube and about five broke inside the tube, what a mess that was. I guess that good break on target performance comes at a price. I would imagine that if you got hit in the hopper, they would probably break inside...... that would suck. I've noticed that the paint sweats if the bag that it is shipped in is not sealed air tight from the factory, which happens about 25% of the time. Take them out of the bag, and put them in an air tight zip lock bag and they will be fine after a few days. The sweat gets reabsorbed or something...
Over all, they are great paintballs. They need to be more careful with how they pack and ship these paintballs, then they would get a 10. They need to insure that the bags are sealed properly and placed into the case properly to avoid having the sweating problem and the broken ball problem. I like everything else about these paintballs, I like them more than anything RPS has to offer. The fill is just absolutely perfect, they break on target everytime, and cost less than most tournament paint. That is why I like them so much. Buy a case and try them out, you will be pleased.
Paint in one of the bags. Dimples galore, bigger bore than .690 but inconsistent size. Ended up using a .694 barrel.
Something wrong with size vs. mass relationship making the balls arc more and curve a lot more. Bouncy!
You'd be better off looking somewhere else for paintballs!
When you get a good batch of these, you might be satisfied... But for me they were dimpled (3 boxes bought), inconsistent in size and mass and just too darn big bored.
When shot through a .689-.690 barrel I broke an occasionall ball here and there in the barrel itself. Switching to a .694 made the day, but they still curved and arced a lot.
Fill is weak and runny.
Have since gone through a couple of cases of this stuff... Some good some not entirely good...
I will agree to up my review from a weak 4 to a VERY weak 6. When these work they are OK albeit a big bore which I don't like.
Shooting them through a .691 barrel seems to work most of the time until there comes one of those occasional beach-balls.
I cannot recommend this product. Xball bronze is MUCH better imo.
Given the average rating of paintballs I've ever used should be 5 on the scale, these are not up to the average for me...
A weak 4 rating this time. Sorry, but they don't deserve anything else.
Update... Rating upgraded to a _very weak_ 6. See my body! (or the review body maybe?)
6 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 23rd, 2007 at 3:14 am PST
Draxxus/Diablo Dusk - Bounce more than Blaze.
PMI Premium - Less accurate and bounce more than Blaze.
Diablo Hellfire - Equal or better than Blaze.
Zap Tork - Much thinner, less accurate than Blaze.
32Degrees Terminator barrel (16 inch)
20 oz CO2 with remote
32Degrees 16in Terminator
(Only used my Terminator with them)
Break on contact, Bright fill, No Breaks, Accurate, affordable
Very impressed with these balls. Gone through a few cases and had very consistent results.
This paint is very affordable and performs better than anything I've tried in it's price range. Even after sitting on a store shelf, I have yet to see dimples, breaks or seams in any of the bags.
Bright fill, makes hits easy to see from a distance. Not easily wiped.
The distinctive color also makes it easy to tell who you hit once the game is over.
I had very few balls bounce off their targets. The paint broke consistently when other brands were bouncing.
The balls flew straight and true. I can't remember one slicing or hooking more than a foot off target. I felt it really gave me an edge over other players.
I used mixed balls (PMI Premium and Blaze) in one game (someone who was done for the day dumped his hopper into mine) and could tell when I shot the Premium, as my shots were less reliable.
For low prices and retail store availablility, I got upscale Draxxus performance.
As long as my supplier stocks the stuff, I'll be buying it
Doesn't matter, the bore size differs from ball to ball and the balls are out-of-round
Inconsistent bore size
Chops even more galore
I was made to buy this paint in order to participate in a scenario and I had to pay $55 for it. When I used it, the paint was flying all over the place, either because of the over 75% dimpling in the case I bought or because I did not match the bore well with my Smart Parts Linear Barrel that I was using at the time. I suffered curves of 6 feet or more and multiple direction ball flights and could not hit anything consistently. The event organizers helped me out by giving me bags of Draxxus Inferno to replace my unused Blazes. This ended up sucking as well, but that is for another review. (See my reviews, forthcoming.) Being that I spent more than an hour and a half cleaning out every part of my gun to compensate for the Draxxus crap-fest I was unwittingly a part of, I had a lot of Blazes left over for when I went to play again (just ordinary rec-ball) less than a month later. My friend also gave me the remainder of his case.
To address the bore size problems I had, I got a barrel kit to match things up. I took five balls to test them and I achieved different results with every ball. Some balls would roll right through a .686, whereas other balls would get stuck completely in the barrel back. Some stuck so thoroughly that I could NOT blow them through the barrel back, even with the greatest of effort; I had to push them though with a screwdriver.
I chose a large barrel size to try and accommodate the different sizes. The Blaze didn't care. Either the balls would veer wildly around the field or they would chop with a disabling frequency. I had at least 20 chops out of 1500 balls and had to clean my barrel from top to bottom inside and out after every game.
Thank you, Draxxus, for the worst day of paintball I have ever had.
I will never buy this paint again and neither should you. If a scenario chooses this paint, I will not do the scenario. I hate this paint that much. Barrel kits can't fix the problem and you spend a lot of time getting to know your gun at a level previously unknown.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 at 12:33 pm PST
This is the second entry budget paintballs for Draxxus, right after the Midnight wich are a 7/10 on my scale. For the price they are verry good but I personnally pay 10$ more to get the Inferno 85$ cnd for 2000. As per my observations I saw that the diameter can vary toward the small size. My last case was like 0.685-0.686".
Buy them, they are great all around paintballs. Draxxus is a great company.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, October 14th, 2003 at 7:30 am PST
I -Ballz, Wild Streak, Blue Streak, Deviant, Dusk, Splash, Chronic, Evil, Zap, and probly more.
Piranah E-force EXT
I Just use my stock barrel and they work perfect.
Accurate, Fill, Consistency, ball diameter.
I've used like 3-4 cases of this stuff now and i have got to say that they are the best i have ever used. I never chopped a ball yet and i only jammed twice but i just pull the bolt back and it falls down. The fill is real nice kinda runny but not too bad, it has big splatter too.
Buy these if you want every thing you should have in a paintball.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, September 9th, 2005 at 8:00 pm PST
Draxxus Midnight- almost as good, cheaper
RPS Marbs- didn't like, too much $$$
Evil premium- as good, more $$$
Fuel- as good or better, more $$$
Zap Chronic 420- best i've shot, tournament quality, pricey $60/ case
Main= Smart Parts Nerve
2 Tippmann A-5's
2 Tippmann 98c's
Any .689-.691 bore.
Good paint for flatline users.
-Very consistent, round, accurate
-Good price, $47/ case at actionvillage
-None i can think of
Over the years i've shot all kinds of different paint (several listed above) in a quest to find a brand/ paint type i can use for all around play. What i mean by that is a paint that can be used for competitive rec play and tournaments alike and not require me to have to take out a second mortgage to afford feeding my guns week in and week out. Blaze seems to be the most consistent, affordable paint i've come accross yet. Does that mean it's the best- no, i've shot better. Is it the cheapest- no, you can buy paint cheaper. Blaze is the best compromise of price/ performance i have yet to find. Regardless of what kind of ball you play this paint will work, and work well.
I strongly recommend this paint to anyone. It is the best combination of price/ performance of any i've found. If you haven't yet tried it, get a case, you won't be dissapointed. Since we all know there is no such thing as perfect paint i'm giving blaze a 9. just for reference i'd give marbs a 6 and evil premium a 7 (too much $$$)
Brass Eagle Afterburner (not that great), 911's (crap), Evil (best)
If you REALLY wanna see my setups... which I doubt, go to:
Something with a smaller bore.
- Relatively cheap
- Good quality, roundness, etc...
- Some are a little out of round...
Before I was using Evil paint, I was using these. They are a good, solid choice for you marker, but in my opinion are not the best out there. I like the nice, bright fill, and the price that my proshop offers for the paint. I do get barrel breaks with this paint, but only occasionally...
Would make an excelent practice paint, but for important games I would use something a little better...
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, July 18th, 2005 at 9:31 pm PST
in my experience the barrel dosnt mater as much as the gun
Good quality at moderate price
First let me say i was forced to use this paint as my home feild is generally feildpaint only the feild paint has since changed due to multiple complaints about the draxus blaze.
The intimidator shreds the paint only two out of ten balls ever leave the barrel ,the nerve broke enough to crud up the barrel so it wouldn't shoot straight , but i had no problems with the paint in my 98 custom or autococker. I have also heard that the paint works well in dye matrix's and protos.
It really depends on what your are shooting if you have a gentle low pressure gun the paint is very consistent
4 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, December 10th, 2006 at 2:55 pm PST