Diablo Heat - much thinner shell, less accuracy
RPS Champion - comparable, but more breaks with flatline
RPS Rampage - worst paint ever
Fuego Strike - good paint, just not for flatline
Tippmann 98 Custom
21" CMI Thunder Pig Barrel
Halo TSA LED Frontman
M98 Adjustable Sightrail
48/3000 Pure Energy HP
Flatline works really well
Very thick shell
Pretty bright fill
Accuracy isn't great
I bought this paint for the flatline, since it was said to have an extremely thick shell.
So I tested it with both my Thunder Pig and the flatline
With the Thunder Pig, results aren't really special. Accuracy is OK but nothing to spectacular. The problem is that bounces will increase because of it's thick shell.
I guess on 50 metres you will have about 50% chance of your shot bouncing off.
With Flatline, results are pretty good. Our entire team shot about one case, and only had one break. Those are results you will not get with any other paint I have used before. As for the Thunder Pig, the number of bounces will increase. This is a problem, especcially since the flatline's (at least ours) only get to 250fps
I also shot a hopper of these with a Dye Xcel barrel, results about the same as with the Thunder Pig
Pretty good paint, especially for this price (e.42-45). However, without a flatline the results aren't too impressive and maybe you're better off with Diablo or RPS. A seven because of the good results with flatline, and average results with other barrels
The thick shell makes the flatline work well and prevents breaks in the flatline.
May not always break on target
I've used this paint for 6 months now, but i have a flatline since 1 months. And since then I've fired around 1500 rounds with my gun and had only one break. An other huge advantage is the price i buy this for only € 40,-. But when I'm playing non recreational i use more expensive paint becouse this paint does not always break on target.
If you'r just looking for cheap paint which will not break in your flatline this is wat your looking for. But when only breaks count i suggest you buy somthing more expensive.
PMI Premium, X-ball White box, Fuego, Draxxus Midnight
Proto Matrix 6, Ultralite Frame, Crossfire tank, Halo B RipDrive V-35,
Splatline, BT Apex, Lapco Bigshot
Thick fill, Hard shell
Fill Visibility, shape, common with defects, ounces of oil in each bag of 500 balls
The fieldowner, who's field we play at bought these recently because of suppliers boasting that it is made for european conditions, has a thick fill doesn't break in the barrel. Our playing field has some interesting conditions so through the course of the day humidity can change drastically. That being said, these balls were put through a fairly all round test. The temp was from 12 to 15 celsius. They performed well in the sense that flatline owners,A5'ers & 98's were happy with them exiting their barrels well, but couldn't notice sufficient range or consistency. Before I bore you with a run through of all the different barrels tried, I'll focus on what is important for field paint:
1. The shape of the balls varied from round to oblong to square!
2. The fill was thick but hard to see.
3. The balls were very oily.
4. As the shell is transparent one could see balls with fill missing.
5.Definately different bore sizes from the same bag!
Finally, I'm writing this upon observation of several different cases... Not just one!
I do not recommend this ball until the makers resolve simple faults with it. It gets a 2 for not breaking way too often in the barrel
2 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 28th, 2007 at 11:20 pm PST
All RPS paint, Zap, Kick 'n', Diablo, Draxxus, etc...
Blue Nerve, 12" Freak with AA tip, Max Flo 68/4500, and VLocity hopper.
Black to Silver fade Mini E-Orracle, Chrome Shocktech drop forward, Chrome Shocktech locking feed neck, Crossfire 70/4500 and an Evy 2 hopper with Z-board.
Price, good fill, and seems to break well.
Had quite a few with dimples out of 2 seperate cases.
The paint wasn't bad and the only reason I bought it was because it was cheap. I probably won't buy cheap paint anymore, since niether of my markers seemed to like the paint. = )
I noticed that there were lots of dimples on the paint out of 2 seperate cases and as a result I broke quite a few in my markers. When they were shooting... they seemed to be alright. Not as accurate as I would like, but they broke well on target and seemed to have a good fill.
I would spend a little more money and get "good" paint. I prefer RPS Marbalizer's, Evil, or some Draxxus paint's.
I was at the field and low on cash. So theses were the cheapest that the field had. I thought since I had the "eyes" on my ICD, I was good 2 go! Man was I wrong. Up until this point I have only broken 2 balls shooting mostly Diablo Blaze balls. I was kinda excited to see if this gun can shoot the "cheap paint" without breaking. I size the paint for my barrel kit. We go onto the field and everything just turns. I am shooting slowly since I have no idea what the paint is going to do. I start to speed up the ROF and then BAAAAAM! There goes 1,2,3,4,5,6 balls broke in a row. Probably because the first one right? I clean the gun on the field and the first ball i shoot breaks. Come to find out that the paintballs were different sizes ranging from .684 to .691. That's too much for me! I do not recommend these paintball for markers. I ended my day and gave the balls away!!
Probably better to throw them at your opponent. Even if it has a "thick shell", to me its garbage.
I am giving them a 3 because of the bright fill!