Manufactured by RPS exclusively for PMI, Premium has set the standard for field level paintballs. Premium exhibits qualities you would expect to find in many other tournament grade paintballs. The Premiums are consistently very round, offer a wide variety of bright shells and thick fill colors, and offer excellent accuracy. Premium paintballs work well in any style of marker.
The RPS Premium Paintballs are newer, so they should be commonly available.
Tippman A-5 with 14" Proto barrel, SAW tactical stock and 3000 psi remote line
Any 14" barrel
They have a good fill, and can be stored for long periods of time
None that I can find
I've used these paintballs in several big games, and they performed pretty well.
The only paintballs I've used that can compare are marballizers.
I like the fill of these paintballs, and that they can be stored for a long time and still
fly straight. I would recommend them, but I think marballizers are a little better.
These are good paintballs, but I like marballizers better.
SP1 with 16" barrel, electronic loader (cca 20balls/sec), HPA
Any, max 16"
Perfectly round, thin shell
I had no choice but to buy this paintballs for my club.
We had a woodsball tournament and we have some problems with these paintballs.
Worked good on SP1 with 16" barrel, but had problems with longer barrels (e.g. 20")
but had problems on X7 and A5.
Its was too pricy for us but I must agree that this paint is very accurate and perfectly round.
Not bad product only pricy one. I dont think that paint like this should cost so much.
I dont recommend this paint for woodsball (because its for speedball tournamets).
Empire Ramp; Diablo Midnight; Kee Action Sports Red Legion; and many more
BT 4 Combat
3K HPA tank
Neon Green - Bright color and medium consistency
Dimples and more dimples
Breaks in Barrel, again and again
I purchased 2 cases of Premium to play this weekend. I shot one case and will not use the other one. Not even for practice. I am going to throw it out.
Strengths - The neon green fill was bright and very easy to see across the field. The consistency was good and did not soak into clothing. So I was happy with that.
Weaknesses-I noticed that one out of every 5-10 paintballs was dimpled when I was loading my hopper and pods. Not a good sign. I played a couple of games with it and noticed it wasn't too accurate, probably the dimples. Then it got worse as the games went on. I noticed I had a break somewhere. I checked the hopper and no break, and no break in the gun. So it broke in the barrel, I cleaned it out with water and paper towels between games and it would be OK for awhile and then another barrel break. This just kept happening, even though I kept cleaning out my barrel between games and squeegeing during games.
I know it wasn't chopping the paint. Even though I have the Rip Clip and the E Trigger, I only use the semi setting. I can fire 8-9bps, which is fine for me. There was no paint in the hopper or the gun, so all the breaks were in the barrel.
It was not worth the 40 dollars I paid for each case. I am not sure if it was old (a lot of dimples) or just bad paint. I am sure I will never purchase it again. I would not recommend this paint.
Black Chronic Ego 8
Myth tank Reg
breaks on everything you can hit...usually...
Breaks in barrel
Now i don't know if it's just because im in the process of breaking in my ego, but.....
This paint was breaking all day in my barrel.
This paint was breaking all day in my Hopper.
Sometimes the shell was perfect, no dents or marks.
Sometimes it was horrible.
..........Bounce of my lens from 40ft away..... square in the middle....good for me, bad for other team
I know people will spazz and tell me im chopping and all that....
I know what i'm doing, and EVERY SINGLE TIME IT WAS A BARREL BREAK, not a chop. The bolt and breech were absolutely spotless all day long.
Wouldn't use it in a tournament, but it does the job
RPS Flash, JT Elite, and some crappy paint that came with a spider extra a long while back
Tippmann Custom Pro w/ E-trigger and Anti-Chop Tech
Pure Energy Coiled Remote w/ QD
Tippmann 16in. Sniper Barrel
16in. Tippmann Sniper Barrel. Launches balls hard, don't break in barrel, fly straight and far, break on impact. Period.
-Consistent breakage on impact
-Very reliable, won't break in barrel
A little expensive, some have thin fills
I'm not a veteran paintballer, but after playing with some, i can conclude;
These balls are a must-have.
However, I HIGHLY encourage the proper setup. If you have a tippmann of any kind, you should have a cyclone feed. It ends ALL of your chopping or misfiring problems, no matter what paint you use (no more shaking your hopper to get balls to feed)! If you DON'T have a Tippmann, get an electric hopper. These powered loaders really DO make a difference! (P.S. cyclone is not electric, but gas powered with a link to the gas intake of your gun)
Okay, enough foreplay, my review of Premium.
I'm on my second case of Premium now, because I've developed a TRUST in them. They do exactly what I want them to do; fly straight, and break on impact, ALL THE TIME.
They've helped me succeed in the field because they capitalize on all those above attributes. I don't even worry about my paint anymore. And that's how it should be. I also periodically use Flash balls. They are also quite good for their price, but not QUITE as accurate (they don't have that polished coat like Premiums that improve accuracy and range). Haven't had a single chop with either paint.
After I got the cyclone, that is. Before, there was some breakage in the gun, but only about 4 or 5 in 2000. It's MUCH more reliable that JT or some other cheaper kinds.
Overall, it's very good woodsball paint because it shoots very straight and far, and breaks on impact easily (with a 16in. Tippmann Sniper Barrel, I can confirm.) with the proper setup, this can be VERY, VERY GOOD PAINT!
Overall, some very great paint. Other reviewers who complain about chopping probably have improper setups for this type of paint (low-pressure, like spyders or tippys, or no assisting feeder). I back my setup above 110 percent with this paint; It's a great combo with ball/barrel fit. 50 bucks may be a bit much for some, but if you're willing to pay, you get what you pay for! BOTTOM LINE, GET THIS PAINT!
Marballizers, Pro Balls, Stingers, All Star, Severe white box, Diablo Heat, DXS, Severe Typhoon
Epiphany Ion, DXS 4500, Velocity Jr
Vice Intimidator same setup
Price is not too bad
They shoot a bit better than Stingers and Diablo heat
They are not immune from barrell breaks like All Star and especially Marballizer.
I had a bad day with these once, but I am not sure if it was the paint or the crappy stock barrell I was using. Since then, they have really worked well for me and seem to be a good mid-range paint. They are a bit more oily than I would like, but nothing like white box. Decent paint overall
Update: I raised my rating to 10 because I've shot some other paints now like DXS rec grade and I am appreciating these more and more because of it.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, October 27th, 2008 at 3:37 pm PST
I´ve tried lots of paintballs in order to find something middle-priced with bets accuracy possible. Also, using CO2 and playing woodsball, hard shelled. We play for hit, not for paint, so break on target was not the real criteria. Finally I found Toroball Precision, which was cheap, accurate as hell, no chops but nicely marking hits. Unfortunatelly, after this superb experience they started to sell some bad batch and the performance went downhill. But that time I discovered RPS Premium and stayed with those till now. Best compare with X-ball bronze - the same (or slightly better imho) accuracy and quality. Xballs have more breaks on target, but RPS will not almost ever chop in the marker.
RPS are a bit bigger than average, whis is exactly what I need for my .690 barrel. However, friends (Spyders Rodeo, Victors, MR-1, Xtra; T98, X7) never faced problem using those too.
Also, I have already ordered RPS several times and unline Toro or Draxxus, the quality of paintballs stays, no better or worse batch.
One more thing - the bals are very round but you have to take care a bit how you store them. If in original box and bag unopened, no problem at all. Otherwise they become more sensitive on pressure than other paint, so store them safely, keep bag tight closed and do not stack anything on it, let it rest on flat surface.
Very good choice if you require hard, accurate paintball. But reconsider if you want to paint opponent with each hit, then go for X-ball.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, June 27th, 2008 at 6:25 am PST
Price, Quality, Bright Fill, Shell, Many colors of fill to choose from
They can break easily in your barrel and hopper
i have been using core: prime paintballs for a while and my friend has been shooting RPS: Premium and he said that is was good paint so i got myself 2,000 rounds of them just to try them out. I was amazed at how close they were to core: prime paintballs. for $5 more premium is a WAY better buy. it breaks on contact and has great fill. They fly really straight and are pretty much a cheaper version of marbs. They are made by RPS so of course they have wounderfull quality. this paint helps me get more people out because of the good accuracy.
Overall great paintball for tha price and it isn't goin' to let u down. It flies straight, breaks on your target, and gets the job done. I guess if you aren't willing to spend $50 then this isn't the paint for you, but if $50 isn't a problem than why not get them. Overall i am very pleased w/ this paint.
speedball-Ion, Blue kit, chrome trigger frame, Drop forward, E/Z on off switch,fang trigger,eggy2,twist lock feed neck
Woodsball-Maverick stock with homemade hopper and bi-pod
self cleaning barrels with lots of holes for venting.
Very Very accurate.
The field i usually go to was out of diablo heat so the owner gave me a deal. $35 for a $50 case of preimum, so i said ok. I played about 2 games and they shot perfect. I mean they had perfect accuracy. Then they started to break one after another and by the time the first bag was gone i couldnt shoot more than 2 or 3 shots a second with out chopping every ball. The balls seemed really strong but they were brittle. Alot of people were using premium that day and everyone had the same problem.
There extremely accurate but they break easily. I dont suggest them to any front or middle man. I would suggest that you only use them if you are a backman with a very fast hopper and a slow gun or a woodsball sniper but besides that i wouldnt use them. they were very Accurate thought. im giving it a five only because they would work great if you are a woodsball sniper.
Spyder Imagine LED 05 w/ SwiX 50g switch, Kila Detents
Empire Reloader 2, New Designz Clamping Low Rise
14" Proto One piece, J&J Performance Ceramic, Evil Pipe Barrel Kit
Kingman ACS bolt
Empire React 06 Gloves
Flurry Reaver Shinguards & Emissary Vest , Proto EL Switch Goggles
I used a .689 barrel and they fit perfectly, so medium bore
I got this paint on the recommendation of the pro-shop guys as a reliable paint that breaks. I'm so tired of paint that just bounces of people so they recommended this stuff and i can see why. It breaks VERY easily. I didn't have any breaks in my barrel, but i had breaks in the bag on the way to the field, breaks in my pods, and lots of breaks on my target, even soft spots. Some people may find that this is too annoying for them, but for me it's perfect. I'd rather have a few break whilly-nilly than have them not break when it counts. Fill is good, colors are nice two-tones, a good overall paint.
I really like the stuff because it actually breaks, but be warned: it will break everywhere you don't want it to as well. So i guess it depends on your outlook.