They are slightly cheaper than most cases but at what cost? Read on...
This was my first case, all to myself. Befor this i was shooting wind up 50. guns with crappy paint so when i got this i was like COOL. The speed in which they travel naturally like 280fps i was impressed at they way they shattered and i was instantly convinced i had some great paintballs right there but it was not to be.
Some broke from the barrel, i'd say a good 20 out of 1000 which is alot of squidgee work in a game, they had bad accuracy but i didn't notice it at the time cause i was a newbie, they are incredabily hard shells and i'm sure it would be extremely painfull to be in the way of them.
The paint is very thin and oily too, it takes some time cleaning the innerds of your marker from all the ball breaks and chops, and then a mere £/$5 up the street and i get some Draxxus and what?!? the fill is so much thicker its criminal, the roundness is almost perfect, and the shell is just right, not too thick, not too thin. The accuracy increased in my marker and i realised it was the consistancy of the shell.
I'll always fork out that extra £/$5 for better balls, don't buy this even for training and it misleads newbies.
They broke my frence, below average at 3.5
3 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, May 1st, 2005 at 12:28 pm PST
Either bounces like superballs or breaks on touch.
Breaks a lot in my barrel
Bought 4000 of these, worst mistake I ever made. I took them for a day at Futureball, and these would not fly straight. I could curve right around bunkers. The spread was probably ~6-10 feet @ 200ft range. I shot ~1000 and had probably 50 breaks. I was shooting through them constantly.
I would not recommend this paint for any reason. Save your money for Predator or something.
2 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 at 6:27 pm PST
Hot Spot, for the price you pay, you're getting your money's worth. I used RPS Big Ball and the Hot Spot on the same day. With the Big Ball, one broke about every 50 - 100 shots, while the Hot Spots didn't give me any breaks at all. I'll go with the Hot Spot over Big Ball any day.
Hot Spot is a good paint for rec, it's cheap, better than most rec paint out there and is just a level down from Nelson's Anarchy (tourney grade).
I used my .689 CP back, didnt work too well. Got quite a few barrel breaks. Use a .691 or bigger.
Cheap, bright, pretty thick fill.
Very un-round. Not consistant, didnt fly straight.
Got them, only one in twelve bags had a break in it so i cleaned that up. Had high hopes for some cheap rec ball but the paint rarely flys straight, not consistant grouping. Just by looking at the balls i could tell they didnt look too round. I will not likely buy any more of these. I think ill try some Zap spank next time if they're in stock.
Good for low-grade rec playing, but thats even a stretch.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 27th, 2004 at 5:52 pm PST
These paintballs break REALLY easy, maybe even to easy for some. Accurate
Breaks to easy in barrel( if your using gravity fead hopper)
Overall, great paint with an aftermarket barrel and a electronic hopper. I gives this paint a 9 because of the fill not being real bright and the minor things that arent real great about the paint. Also this paint since it breaks really easily breaks real easy on people too. That is of course with an electronic hopper so the paint don't break in your barrel.
Buy this paint if you play recball and woodsball. Dont buy for tourney.
Spyder E-99 Avant
Viewloader 12v Revolution With Xboard
-Cheap(Got a case for 35$)
-Doesn't chop balls
sometimes it doesn't break on target. Only rarely though
This paint is awsome for how cheap it is. I'm only 14, so it is good to find really good paint that is cheap because i can't afford tourney paint for like 50+ dollars a case for how much i go paintballing. I bought a case at the local paintball field around here(Boars Nest Paintball) and played with it all day, which is about 8 hours, and didn't chop any balls at all. I thought since this paint was only 35$ that i would at least chop one ball, but no. All my shots with that paint were all on target with my avant stock barrel. I didn't even notice any swirves in the paint other when there was a slight breeze here and there.
this paint is really good for the price. i read reviews before i bought this paint and i was thinking it was gonna be descent paint with a few chops here and there, but no it performed really well for me. I reccomend this paint for anyone who wants good paint at a really good price.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 at 4:50 pm PST
Light weight (bends with wind)
I bought 3 cases of Nelson hot spot paint. It was a smart purchase. Now im set for rec paint for a while and i dont need to waste all my money at the local store.
The price really does make up for the weaknesses i have above. The ball flight is straight unless on windy days. The fill is a little dull, but you should play with some honest kids. Also the shell is a little tuff, but it somehow tends to break on targets. If you play with some friends, give them a little warning in advance that they are going to be hurting after the game :)
All in all, this is great rec paint. If you are going to play in a tourny, go for different stuff.
Go out and buy 3 cases. Trust me, its worth it.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 1st, 2004 at 1:25 pm PST
I have benn using these things for a few months now. I really haven't had any problems with them. The only thing that I do have a problem with is they are hard as heck to bust! If you are a pretty good ways from you're target don't even try it! YOu will end up wasting paint. I recomend if you have a side arm use these in it.
These things are worth there price and more just be sure to get close with them.
great america, midnight, blaze, primer, ................
Badass Dragunfire LCD
Dead On drop foward
Maddman Rocket valve
Check-it Products 15 degree assault block
Check-it Products stick trigger
aluminum trigger frame
Spudnukl LP bolt
lightest main spring
flush cocking setup
Egg 2 w/ Y board
47 / 3000 psi air
290 fps @ 290 psi
Gameface E-Rex --- all stock!
Anything med bore
Great price, straight shooting when paint/barrel is matched correctly, decent fills
some have a few dimples
I think this is a great paint as a practice paint. My team is going through the process of testing different kinds of paints to use as practice paints, and I would have to say, this one stands out so far. The shell is a nice shell, and what I mean is that it breaks well on your target, and only a few have dimples. I experienced only about 4 breaks out of the case, and 2 were because my egg was not on. I would compare this to great america paint, or primer paint, but I am liking this one better so far. Seems to go really good with med bore barrels. Give it a try....for the price, you wont be dissappointed.
good practice paint......better then primer, but not as good as midnight or blaze
jt 5.0, cp 2 piece barrel (.689 bore), palmer stab. and 47/3000 pmi tank
anything larged bore should do.
price and shell durability
shell dimples, watery fill, many bounces, and very visible seams
i only bought one case of this and when i first opened the bags to check for breaks, almost every ball was dimpled. this might have been due to PBGEAR but that's how it was. well i took this case to play at my local field and sorry to say but i broke a ball every game. the fills were also quite watery too, i had trouble seeing the marks made on the airball bunkers. also, at high rates of fire, these seemed to break more often than at slower rates.
buy this if you are tight on cash but in the end you get what you pay for.