Extremely brittle; great marking characteristics; breaks on everything; accurate/
Can't feel recoil when hit with it.
I was able to pick up a special on these and got it for a steal of a price. Excellent marking characteristics and it broke on everything. Refs were even impressed on how it broke on every bunker in sup air ball. Very accurate and excellent thick and bright colored fill. Very hard to whipe off when hit with it.
The only bad thing I found is that it is so brittle that when you get shot in the hopper with it, the player my not notice they got hit because there's no recoil when you get hit. You pretty much have to shoot someone in the goggles before they believe you that they got hit.
I would highly recommend this paint. It's right up there with Ultra Evil if not a little better. It's pricey but well worth it if you're playing in a BYOP tournament. You can't cheat with this paint, no whiping ability. It has a very bright thick fill and you can see a break on a player at the farthest distances. Very sturdy ball in the hopper and the gun, never broke anything out of 12 cases I shot of it. Can also handle the ultra fast shooting capabilities of any high end gun.
Mokal Fokus 2K3, 14" J&J S2 Ceramic Barrel, CP Flame Drop forward, 20 oz Co2, 32 Degrees 2003 Expansion Chamber
J&J Ceramic works nicely, any barrel would probably do.
Good Price for the quality.
No bounces. (yet)
No chops. (yet)
None so far. Might not be the best to shoot through brush.
I purchased 2000 for $44. And they have been really reliable. I have never broke once on them. The best thing ths has to be the fill, stands out alot so paint checks arn't really as much of a hassle and prevents people from wiping. The paint is very accurate and I've had no bounces off of people, even at 75 feet way on a cold day. I didn't notice any small dimples like other reviews have said but then again, those dimples are probably from the shipping. But the small dimples shouldn't cause any problems
Buy it, best paint I've seen for under $50
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 at 9:14 pm PST
03 Dark E-Cocker
Check it Drop forward
anything thats has a tube shape to it and the right bore size
but i like my freak
redz pepper sticks are also really good
very low barrel breaks (2 ever in mabey 20 cases but hey thats just simple probability)
none to speak of these are great they are some of the most accurate paints i've ever used in 10 years of playing. plus for $60.00 dollars what are u going to get that's better than these ill tell you right now its nothing.
BUY THESE PAINTS!!!!!! these things are great me and the restof team deception stand by them firmly
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, June 9th, 2005 at 8:45 am PST
bold bright color
breaks on contact
Price, use in low pressure gun
I am a speedball player
i have a $2000.00 gun.
bushwackers sl66 ego
i absolutely love this paint. this is one of the top rated paint out there, and it is cheaper then the other stuff.
i saved about $10.00 or more a case on this stuff versus buying hellfire for $60 or more.
not one break when i play in tournaments and practice.
i ramp at 14.7bps.
i even screw around at crank it up to 25bps and no chops or breaks.
i would have to say this is on of the best top paints out there, and you don't have to pay top price for it either.
it is cheaper then the other stuff, but doesn't lack the performance expected from top rated paintballs.
I can either buy 2 boxes of this stuff,
or buy 3 boxes of cheaper stuff.
i use these balls when im in tournaments, i wouldn't buy these to practice.
i give it a 10 because its awesome.
if you have extra cash and want to treat yourself to good paintballs, buy this stuff.
if playing in tournaments i would buy these.
White box - not even comparable
RPS Super Swirls - Extremely terrible
Diablo Heat - decent, but way worse
Black Proto Matrix Rail (stock)
Black Odyssey Halo B w/Rip
68/3000 Crossfire Nitro
Xball Gold has a bore size of .687, so a kit is desirable. So...
Break great on target
Bore size is consistent
May chop in high pressure guns, like Tippmanns.
I have had extremely bad experiences with bad paintballs. After shooting crap like Super Swirls, I vowed to never again buy low quality paintballs. However, I really did not want to spend too much money. So I did my research, saw the ratings on this website, and asked around on PB Nation, getting positive responses in all instances. So I decided to buy a couple cases.
I bought two cases from action village for $49.99 each. While they can be found for as low as $42.77 a case from anythingxtreme, I have had a positive shopping experience with action village and decided to buy from them in order to feel secure.
Much to my delight, the paintballs arrived unbroken in shipping.
I finally got the chance to play with Xball Gold this last weekend, and it was an amazing experience. It was my first time at that particular field, and so I played with the recballers because everyone else was playing with their teams.
First game was a 5v5 air ball. Within 30 seconds off the break, the entire opposing team of noobs was walking off of the field covered in pink paint with stunned expressions on their faces (I'm not trying to say I'm all that great, just that they were terrible, and I clearly outgunned them). The paint flew great and broke even better.
Later in the day, I got to play with more experienced players, and while I didn't do quite as well as I did on the first game, I still was very successful in one-balling people from decent distances, even without a bore to paint match (I was using the stock Proto barrel which has a bore of .690).
I played from 9:30 am to 5pm, and not one ball bounced off of someone I hit, even off of places that are prone to bounces.
These are the best paintballs I have ever used. They are perfectly round, have a consistent bore size, and break on target EVERY time.
With unbelievable consistency, bright colored and thick fill, and an amazingly low price, Xball Gold just can't be beat. These are cheap enough to be used for practice and perfect enough to be used for a tourney. These are the best paintballs currently on the market in my opinion, if you buy them you won't be disappointed.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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Breaks on Target!
Very Small Dimples
I got these balls for $44.00. They are really good for the price. When I first played, I had a break. I think it was because my hopper wasn't on. You must clean out your barrel, no shoot throughs. For one game I was shooting all over the place with a clean barrel, and I was like, "wow these suck". Then I noticed that I had paint broken in the feedneck because of the chopped ball in the beggining. I cleaned it out and wow! These balls ripped! The were accurate. They also flew very very far. The shell is very cool looking. You only get 2 choices of colors though, but thats ok. The fill is amazing! It is so bright and think, espicially the pink. Absoluley NO wipers. The balls also break on target every time. The balls are also very round, except for the small dimples. They don't really effect anything.
Overall, I say get this product. Xball is very very good. I think DraXXus makes them. It was on there site. But, get these balls. You won't be depressed. They are a good price also! I give it a 9 because of that one chop, just because my hopper was off doesn't mean it should chop. Also for the small dimples.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, August 15th, 2005 at 9:55 pm PST
Tippmann A-5 2005 nickle dusted
Camo Graphics Kit
Shocktech Drop forward
Foldable stock JCS
Rufus Dog double trigger
E-Grip with A.P.E. Rampage Board
BT APEX barrel
TECH T Ratchet Mod
S.P. ION (black)
32 Shocktech Drop
Full tilt J7J 2 piece
New Blade Trigger
REDZ barrels kit
J&J Full tilt
Nery chopped For Me
Breaks on target
Extremely hard to wipe off
Paint is in general expensive?
I wanted to get some nice paint for the ion and think paint for the flatline from the APEX and FLATLINE so i picked up some of this a bit pricey but paintballs always are , but average price compared to preium. good stuff its a very pretty color to see on the other team you deffinately can pick out the guys you shot
No one can clean this off there goggles with a simple wipe of the hand. Shoots straight and nice never shopped for me.
I loved it but i wish paint wasnt so expensive but ill get over it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, March 13th, 2007 at 2:04 pm PST
Anything with a .684-.687 bore will fit the bill. I use my .684 back from my kaner kit and it drives nails.
This is by far some of the nicest paint I have shot. I have used about 20 cases of the stuff over the course of the year I have been using it, and every case is perfect. You wont find a better paintball for the money. You can grab this stuff online for around $45 a case and it's worth every penny. It shoots every bit as good as Hellfire (I would even go as far to say better) and it costs less per case. The fill is almost as thick as hellfire and just as bright. With a nice barrel kit and a consistent marker, you can easily stack ball on top of ball.
I have shot a lot of different types of paint ranging from Diablo Midnight to Hellfire, and I will choose the xball product line every time. Gold is my 1st choice of course, but silver and bronze shoot very well also.
This is some of the best paint i have used. I like zap spank a lot but this is better. Xball gold goes farther and straighter. The bright pink fill is great. So wipers beware. I recommend buying this for under 50 bucks. MSRP 40-45. Im sure there is better paint than this, chronic may be slightly better. The only difference is chronic is brittle, where xball has more of a strong jello like shell.
Standard Smart Parts ION, Smart Parts 360 QEV, New Designz clamping feedneck, Smart Parts Progressive 06 rifled barrel, New Designz ASA and dovetail rail, 91ci Dye Throttle Air System, Eggy Y-Board.
Smart Parts Progressive 06' Rifled, J&J Ceramic one piece
Bright fill, breaks on contact, shoots straight
Quite a few small dimples in my package
After hearing good things from friends about these paintballs I decided to try them out. I used them in a Tippmann A-5 with a W.A.S. E-Grip and my ION. Both guns functioned flawlessly with them.
The only break I had was one in my ION. I can't really say it was a horrible break because the paintball only left one little drop of paint in my barrel. The paint could have been damaged by the loader or already damaged out of the bag.
I did not have one broken ball in the two boxes I purchased which were shipped VIA UPS. My previous experience is that I usually get at least one or two broken balls, but not this time.
The paint flew straight, and was pretty bright in the noon daylight. I did notice however as the afternoon went on it was easier to see the PINK fill of these paintballs in lower light conditions. Perhaps a good thing for indoor players.
[EDIT as of 5/14/2006]
The first box which I ordered was good, but the second batch (a new box) I received is laced with dimples and tends to fly all over the place. In all honesty I bought a box of 500 count CORE paintballs at Wal*Mart and they were better off than my second box. Just an FYI.
Great paint at a great price, I would definately purchase them again for use at my outlaw ball games.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 14th, 2006 at 11:41 am PST