Nelson Splat, Zap, and many white box - second - field painballs
SP Freak with stainless steel inserts.
Spyder Victor - Palmer regulator - Madman Rocket Valve - Bandit Bolt - ESP frame
Low pressure from 245 to 420 psi depending on springs used.
Bright fill and almost never break in the gun. Nothing else really ...
I live in Greece. It is very difficult to get any good paint around here. Tomahawk winter is often found in many fields. I have used them more than a yead now in various temperatures from 5 deg Celcious to 25 deg Celcious and i really don't understand why they are called winter ... They perform very bad on all these temperatures.
Bad things :
- smaller than usual .689 -> if you don't have a barrel system or a .686-.687 barrel, you will suffer. My Freak is a good match when using .687 insert.
- Hard shell -> PAINFULL in small distances. Many bounces in longer distances.
- Dark color shell -> problems with some eyes (older bounce beam eyes only)
- Almost none of the thousands i have shot was completely round. Most have dimples and somes' two halves are bonded out of round.
- Gap between the two halves. All of these paintballs have it. Most of them small, others big and some huge.
- Distance is average. Aprox. 3-4 meters less than tournament grade paint on the same gun (using the appropriate insert for each)
- Accuracy is problematic at best. On average distances (20 - 30 meters) a group of 10 shots will have 3 flyers, 3 on the human target and 4 around it. On larger distances up to 50 meters you just can't target. Furthermore even if you hit something at more than 30 meters you have more than 50% chance for a bounce.
- Some times when very out of round the tend to break in the barrel.
Overall bad paintball. Too bad i can't find anything else than these in most field of my country ... Some people have the luxury to travel often abroad and bring back their own paint. When playing agains such guys it is just frustrating. Even if you are a much better player the paint disadvantage is so big that you get painted or miss easy shots.
Use it only if you can't find something else... Haven't seen much benefit over other low quality paintballs. Most of them are out of round and/or dimpled. Average acuracy on medium distance, unacceptable on longer ranges. Hard shell difficult to break inside your gun OR on your opponent. I would give these paintballs a lower rating but since greek market is rather small and there is no local distributor they are imported and abused in transport / storage, so they must be a little better than 3. So be it 5
All of them better
Proto Matrix 7 with VLocity and SP Freak Set
Ion with EVLution 3 and SP Freak Set
I don't think there is any chance those might ever break in your barrel.
Well I got to use those on my local Field last weak. They only had those or some really expesive high end ones. As we were there just for fun play, we thought we could just go with the cheaper ones.
Boy were we wrong...
I got hit by those like 10 or 20 times and had just one single break after about 30 minutes of play. My hits were no better of course.
The worst thing about that was that those bouncers really hurt. I am usually far from complaining if it gets a little rough but some other guy got hit really bad on the neck. The swelling looked really ugly.
Those things don't even really break reliably if you fire from 3 meters on a concrete wall. Ok, our Markers are turned down to 214fps for legal reasons here in germany, but not breaking on concrete at more than 150 kilometers per hour is really lame.
Accurancy is about the same quality... It just is not there. One in 3 shots goes somewhere really random like 3 meters to the left or right in 15 meters distance.
If you can avoid using those do so at any cost! In case you can't the only working rule is to consent that whoever feels a hit is out. You are basically playing reball with one-way reballs.
Colder weather reached the area where I play and I decided to give these balls a shot, aside the fact I could only choose between Tomahawk Field and these little bundles of joy.
Well, they did perform if you consider the fact that most my shots were accknowledged by loud shouts and hand raising, however nobody was marked. I'd rarely see paint on my targets and the only thing that made them shout "Out" was probably the intense pain these caused since I got pretty close to them due to the surroundings (bush).
The temperature was around 13 C, later lowing down to 10 C, but since none of my team members complained about ball chopping and they used Classic or even Field paint, I don't really see the point of these "winter" balls. They are just not that useful and if you play against hardcore players they won't budge to yield unless they see some paint and that won't happen with these balls. Upon 10 clean shots 2 broke on their target. That is an awful statistic. The balls do shoot straight, behave nicely in flight but they fail to fulfill their sole purpose which is to break upon target impact and prove you got the other player.
Unless you play in snow conditions these are plain useless, and I doubt that balls would be an issue were you to play woodsball on less than 4 C.
Do not use this paint unless you have no choice or you decide to play some snow scenarios, but even then I doubt these would deliver. Unfortunately, it's just not good paint.
Low temperature resistant, flies straight, doesn't break
I first tried Tomahawk Winter a few months ago. We had a training with one ION and 3 VL Orions and only one of approx. 1000 paintballs broke, but the temperature was about 1 degreees Celsius. Tomahawk states that they can shoot well at the temperature of minimum 5 degrees Celsius. And the one that broke, it broke in VL Orion, nothing strange, one of 300 paintballs shot through the marker, below the working temperature.
The paintballs are great, they shoot straight, don't break and they are not so expensive considering the quality.
Of course, this statement is true if you handle your paintballs according to the instructions stated on the box.
Every ball dented does not fly straight extra hard shell hurts
Just been out for a training not the best of days a little cold and damp, so tried Tomahawk Winter supplied by WDP shipped by APC overnight. Paint is OK on price, but the shell is so hard that every ball in each bag had a dent or flat spot. I fired a box off Hated it hard to hit your target zingers going everywhere, and talk about bouncing I drilled my mate as he ran to the snake must of hit with 4 or 5 rounds not one broke.