-Kingman Spyder Pilot w/ ACS (Anti-Chop System)
-Catalina Cylinders 20 oz. CO2
-Neat colors (Orange shell, orange fill)
-Fill could be thicker
-Neater looking box?
I bought these paintballs a Gander Mountain for $30, and they are tons better than Monster Balls, which are the same price; or any other ball.
Hard shell hurts enemy, but splat easily.
The fill is semi waterproof (takes quite a bit of hosing down to clean off a wall).
As far as I can see, the DO NOT EXPAND.
I'll keep on buying them until I (unlikely) find a better ball.
Bright fill (least the white is)
dont break in guns
I started buying these because the stuff at wal-mart is really crappy. I found these at a store, and other stores ranging from 20-30 bucks. I started using them and i was quickly impressed with them. No matter what happened or which gun i was using, they never broke or chopped and iv been using them for almost a year and a half. The white fill is very bright and sticks out so it is easy to spot, it also breaks easy enough so you can be confident that if you hit them, they will be out. They are probably the most accurate paint iv ever used. NONE of it curves around a flies randomly, it all shoots straight and flies nicely. I have people pick up my stock rodeo, people who have tippmans and diablo's with all kinds of upgrades, and they start shooting and are amazed with how accurate it is. Every time i let someone shoot it they tell me how surprised they are.
Overall, this paint is great quality, especially for the very low price. I really cant complain at all about this paint, its been great to me. I really recomend it to anyone, whether theyv played for years or are just beginning. For the price, you can't beat it.
Inconsistancy, balls don't break, the fill in mine were too dark
In a pinch for cash these are the balls for you. These balls aren't badly priced, I paid $29.00 for a case of 2000. So in that area they are great! Otherwise I would pay the extra for the better ball. I hit people with this ball and I only know this because they were complaining about the sting of the ball that hit them, but it didn't break on them! They would curve on me aswell! Inconsistant shots!
If your in a pinch for cash and want to throw paint at people regardless of if it breaks or not, these balls are for you. I'd use them again if short on cash. Some paint is better than no paint!
Tippmann Custom Pro
Stock 11" Werks Barrel (NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED)
I have only used my stock Werks barrel for the custom pro and it works fine. It doesn't chop balls ever but it doesn't have very good distance.
Shoot Fairly Straight
Hot Spots are a good paintball for strictly messing around. If you just wanna go out and shoot at a few friends just for practice these paintballs shoot fine and are extremely cheap. You cant go wrong for $25 for 2000 paintballs. But if you plan on playing a more serious game or competition, don't use Hot Spots. Only 4/5 balls break and it really sucks when you know you hit someone but the paint didn't break. Then when the paint does break it is cheap watery paint and it is hard to even know if you got hit by it.
I would suggest spending a few more bucks to get some good competition paint if you plan on playing an actual game. Only buy hotspots if you are going to dink around but never use them in a game. I give them a 4 because sure, they fly and are cheap, but they don't do what they are supposed to do ... BREAK!
PMI super swirl which is a very good paint imo but the price has jumped to he point where for $15 more i can buy marbs
14" progreesive barrel
20 oz co2
there arent any barrels that i know of small enough for this paint except the stiffi and some kits im not spending 60+ bucks on a barrel to shoot 30 dollar paint.
EDIT the progreesive a .689 barrel shoots theese ok 12"@100 feet
Cheap $30 for 2000
2000 rounds fired 1 barrel break
thin nearly clear dark fill (get the white fill)
I bought this thinking it would fit my bore because otters chart said it should but in 5 years the size of hot spot has changed dramticaly the stuff measures .680-.681 which is too small for many barrels. but its still good for rec and cheap people like me. the orange fill sucks you can barely see it i recomend the white fill. they curve lik crazy after 100 feet or so its very dificult to hit people 150 feet away.
its ok for rec and some of the cheapes paint available great for screwin around with your friends down at the old railroad bed. I have changed my mind and decided to give them a 7 because after shooting them they turned out to be ok
7 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 3rd, 2007 at 2:30 pm PST
hybrid clamping feedneck
CP ASA with on/off
32 degrees medium drop forward
Pure Energy 48/3000
Only used stock ion barrell. This will be my next upgrade
I had just bought my new ion and was eager to get out there and play some woodsball. I went to my local pro shop and asked what mid-grade paint they would recommend me to use around the $45/case range. They went through a few and then said you can't go wrong with Nelson. So I bought a case of the Nelson Hot Spot's with white fill.
Man were they wrong. Nothing was good about this paint. It cost me $45/case and almost 25% of the balls had large dimples and blisters. This caused the paint to be very inaccurate when trying to shoot a target. The balls would curve sometimes 10 feet from where I was shooting. The balls with the blisters was causing me to chop paint all day long. I probably chopped 12 balls during the day. This is not supposed to happen with an Ion. I cleaned my gun many times that day, especially the eyes. I got fed up with the performance of the paint and bought some Zap - Spank from the field and man what a difference. No chopped balls and accuracy was what is was supposed to be with a stock barrell.
I hate to have to write a review such as this, but I don't want anyone to waste their hard earned money on this paint. Buy something else.
Do not buy this paint. For $45/case there are many types of paint that are good choices. Maybe I just got a bad case but I will not ever try my luck with the HotSpot's ever again.
I would give this paint a 0, but the lowest I can go is a 1
Great paintballs I brought a box about 6 months ago and i loved them
Well I just can not seem to find any weaknesses
As you can see the paintballs are made by Nelson and they make good paintballs and the paint is bright so it can be seen I brought some 6 months ago at a sporting good store and they were the best kind they had. so I went home called my friends and we played and I won every game i had light green paint that was seen vary well
Well I recommend you buy some you will be happy with them
Blue Arc: Charge (Slightly worse flight, Hotspot fill doesn't compare!)
Blue Arc: Circuit (Same flight much better fill!)
Unknown Brand? (Really Good Stuff way better!)
Tippman 98 Custom with
Double and response trigger.
Everything else is stock
Haven't used many, I don't recommend these paintballs period! (Read on.)
Very few barrel breaks.
Not much else.
Pathetic fill, might as well be water.
Inconsistent sizes of balls
I bought a box of these when purchasing my paintball gun. I was a newbie so I didn't really consider that the dealer's smile might mean trouble. Shooting at the fence, these seemed pretty good, but that was until I actually shot someone. If your playing against honest people these are fine, if not.... I shot some guy in the arm, I actually saw it break on him, but he denied it, there was no paint on his arm. After the end of the round, it was the last round of the day, he took off his paintball jersey and you know what was under it, a big orange splat! People will probably agree with me man these paintballs Stink! Also they hurt more than most other paintballs.
These paintballs are cheap and fly well, better than the Charge, the same as the Circuit, but what is the point of shooting someone when you can't actually prove you hit him. Overall there are much better paintballs for the same price out there! I would definitly not recommed these painballs.
They don't break in the barrel
They hit hard
Camo green color
Watery based paint
Hard to see when you hit someone
I got these paintballs on sale and they are good paintballs but the paint isn't the best in the world. They have an ok flight, but sometimes they will curve. They are great woodsball paintballs becase of their color. They are cheap paintballs, but they hit hard.They also don't break in the barrel.(well so far)
Get them because it hits hard and they are hard to see by other players.