Tippmann A-5 with expansion chamber
Doesn't break in barrel
I bought these on sale because I couldn't pass up a 2000 ball case for $18.00. When I first tested them I noticed they were almost all dimpled and and not consistently round. I squeezed a couple to see how much force it took to break and found the shell to be fairly stiff and took more than average pressure to get them to break. The fill appeared to be two liquids that had separated and was a dull yellow. The fill was also fairly watery and absorbed quickly into the cloth I was testing it on. Nonetheless it was $18.00 so what could I expect?
Out of the barrel the test was not impressive. The dimpled and non-rounded balls had a tendency to curve 6 to 8 inches at 100 feet. But, at that price, I figured I could afford to throw more paint and "bracket" the bad guys until one of them found their mark. One hopper of testing and it was off to the woodsball field with some friends to see how it would work during a firefight.
Again, $18.00 was an unbelievable price, but I have to say it wasn't worth it. It seemed like I was shooting with a random apex barrel because the balls were flying EVERYWHERE. All I could do was throw suppression paint and hope one of the wild curves would miraculously hit someone and break. The only time I was lethal was when someone was making a run in the open within 50 or 60 feet of my position. When I ran out of CO2, there was a ball chambered so I figured I would let the mechanics of the bolt push the ball into the barrel and let it roll out. However, the ball did not roll anywhere so I took the barrel off and could actually see light through the barrel on two different sides of the ball.
Needless to say, I wouldn't waste my money or my time on these balls again. It could have been a very old box that had been sitting in a warehouse forever and that's why they were so cheap.
If you are on a super tight budget and don't care if you ever hit anything you shoot at, go for it. Otherwise you'll end up frustrated and painted by your opponents.
I'm rating it higher than it should be just because of the unbelievable price.
I was taking a group of friends out to play woodsball, and many of them had never played before, so I didn't want to waste money on expensive paint. This was the cheapest paint at the store I went to ($35 for 2k), so I picked up a box, along with a box of Big Ball. I noticed something was off as soon as we started test firing the markers. Maybe half of the balls would bounce off trees from about 20 feet away. Once we started playing, it became clear just how tough these balls were. Only about 1 in 5 of the balls that hit me broke, and I'm not talking about glancing shots here. One hit me square in the chest and left a decent welt, but didn't break. By the time we finished off the box, there were unbroken balls all over the ground where we'd been playing, so just for the hell of it, one of the guys started stomping on them, but all they did was make divots in the dirt.
On the upside, they didn't break in the guns very much, so I didn't have to clean out many markers. I didn't even have to deal with a mess when one of the guys pulled the trigger with his barrel plug in...because the ball didn't break.
I didn't mention anything about the fill earlier because I didn't see enough of it to remember, so I went out and squeezed a couple extras to get a look. The fill is not all that thick, and in mine, it was separated into a clear oily substance and a thicker colored substance. I compared it to the fill of some Big Ball and PMI Premium I had laying around, and they are MUCH better. Each of those has fairly thick, uniform, bright fill, which looks like it would work way better than the crap inside the Addiction.
So, even if they do break on you, which is unlikely, they probably won't leave a very good mark.
These balls go fairly strait, and don't break in your marker, but so few of them break on target that you might as well just play airsoft and save some money.
I'm not giving them the lowest rating because I'd rather have paint that doesn't break at all than paint that always breaks in the marker.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 at 9:34 am PST
spyder pilot acs
two 12oz tanks
Don't jam in marker
None best paint i've ever used
I went to my proshop and saw this paint and it was a great price 2000 for 30$ and so i bought it and went to the local field and i was ripp'in and the paint was totally visable in yellow it had a thick fill which is nice.
Buy it trust this review you won't be dissapionted this paint rocks
brass eagle crap
RPS good stuff like big ball, but this is better
Spyder Pilot ACS '05
Dye 16in stainless steel barrel
Dye Sticky grips
Psycoballistics drop w/ on off
Smart Parts Q lock clamping feedneck
Velocity with Select Force
Shock Tech Superfly bolt
anything with a bore of .689 or larger because this stuff is pretty big.
Consistant shell size
Visability after shot
Nice shell thickness
Fill is a little thin
I get these all the time as a bargin ball and it has never let me down before. People think they suck but they are highly underated. They NEVER chop in my gun. They always fly straight if the case has no dimples, and when I do have some with dimples, which hapens rarely, they don't curve drastically. I've found that they break on target 9/10 times, great for a ball this price, and speaking of price, these are really cheap!
red sft shocker
smoke halo b
empire barrel kit
pretty much anything
Nice looking shell
you can get a few random bad balls
these are very good paintballs if you want to practice with your team or just play with your friends. They are cheap, i can get them for about 30 bucks a case and they are just a little less accurate than draxxus midnight (very nice paint I think). They are easy to see in the air as they are flying at your opponents, which is nice so you can really tell where you are shooting (this may be bad though, since the other team can see them too). The reason I wouldnt use them in a tournament or something is because the fill is very hard to see when you hit someone. Its like mostly transparent yellow. Also, you have to watch out for the few you get in a case that are soft. They havent caused me any problems yet, but it sure seems like they could cause a barrel break.
These are some very good paintballs if you want to practice or dont have 50+ dollars to spend on paint. They are pretty accurate and they have nice shells, but bad fill.
Different worr paint
Jt freedom balls
Spyder Electra 05
Evil Driver Barrel
It shot pretty good through my driver.
Doesn't break in gun
VERY thin fill (see review)
So after not playing for about 5 months cause i was broke, i finally get some money. I don't have that much though, so i ask him for the cheapest paint besides the rainbow paint (because the paint has different bore sizes and didn't always shoot straight) Well i definitely regret not getting the rainbow paint now.
Every time i was done playing a game they admitted to getting shot at least 4 times and none of them broke. The only way i could kill a person was to shoot them in the mask. Which i did twice, but the fill was so thin it was easily wiped, and my friend did call himself out, and when he came over, he said he hadn't wiped it at all and it was barely visible.
I also shot my friend 6 times in the back and not one broke.
But they did shoot straight and didn't have any dimples.
Id rather have spent 10$ more to get some midnight DraXus or whatever.
GAP, other Worr paints, XBall, RPS/PMI paints, Monster Ball, Karnage, Diablo Heat, Game Face Scorch... that's all i remember.
Most of those are better than Addiction with the exception of Monster Ball, which is only better than no paint at all.
Alien '06 Interceptor
CP direct mount
rip'd Halo B2
Guerilla Ambush 68/45
Whatever you want.
Flys pretty straight.
Shell actually breaks on contact.
Shells look funky.
My field has been selling this paint lately, mostly for use with the rentals. Picked some up to play for the day since it's cheap for me, being a ref & all.
At first glance, the shells remind me of Danny Trejo's face. You'll have to google him to see what i'm talking about. Simply put, the shells look rough.
Despite the appearance, however, the shells were in good condition - they flew straight, actually broke on contact with other players and didn't break in my gun or barrel. Not sure how they'd hold up in my Halo, though, since i forgot it that day and had to shake n' bake (which turned out better than expected).
The fill may as well just be water. Someone else was also using Addiction and was lucky enough to shoot me in the face (the grill of my Grill). I felt it & yelled to the ref to check my mask. He looks from the sidelines & motions that i'm clean - figured it bounced. But after the game, i felt my mask & it really was a hit. The ref couldn't even see the paint!
Addiction is good for recball & practice, because it's decent in that it performs well (and i got it for $20 a case, basically) but in tourneys or similar games when the hits NEED to be seen, you're better off getting something else.
Diablo Heat, Monster Balls, 32 Degrees Competiton, 32 Degree Team Colors, RPS Rampage, and RPS Premiums
Tippmann A-5A2, 16" .691 Stiffi, DOP Proseal, Maddmann Spring Kit, Tapco Riser Mount, NC Star 45mm Red Dot
Any barrel under .689
Very little amount of dimples or deformities
The shells were thick so I didnt get any ball breaks, but some of the time, the balls would just bounce off the target. The shelss have more of a strong plastic feeling rather than the rubbery texture. I also found out that if youre using them in close quarters they break alot easier. If it wasnt for the hard shell, these paintballs wouldnt be that bad at all.
If youre using them for practice or just small games, theyre a great paintball to use.
balls with this many dimples will probably fly just as bad out of any barrel
Easy to trace
Lots of bounce
I was very excited about trying this paint out because it was field paint and only cost $37. That's a very affordable field paint.
It looked alot like Midas Gold Touch so I was hopeful. The problem was alot of this paint ended up being dimpled so there was definitely some accuracy issues. When it did make contact, it didn't really break all of the time, alot of bounces. It was very frustrating to watch balls curve off time after time and when it finally did make contact to watch the person look around on their body and start shooting again.
The paint was easy to trace and easy to see coming given it's bright yellow shell. However, once it finally broke, the fill was pathtetic. It was like a yellow version of the Wild Streak fill. Very messy, but not very noticable. There were two kids wearing these little nylon jackets and when the paintballs broke it almost looked clear.
If you're playing at an FPO field and you have a choice between this and something a little better, try something a little better. If you're playing BYOP, there are much better options out there like Nelson Hot Spot or Midas Gold Touch.
I first used this paint by buying it as a cheap practice paintballs at a field, not expecting much of it. I was proved wrong as a 1/2 case turned out to be more accurate than almost any other paint.
Very, very cheap
Lasts in extreme temps
Not as thick paint
I would recomend this paint for anyone, no matter the skill