Tippman A5/A2 32* 14" Carbon Fiber Barrel, BT raised rail, BSA red dot and stovepipe offset.
The price seemed pretty good for middle of the road paintballs.
Seemed like some bad batches really messed up a good showing...
Our local paintball shop had a few pallets of these for a good price ($35 a case). I bought a few cases over a period of 3 months as well as numerous folks from the group I played with. It started out well enough. Not has thick of paint as the higher end Nelson type of ball, but seemed pretty consistant in regards to shape and seam. Ball breakage was minimal and they flew pretty well. However, over a period of a few months, case after case began to have some major ball breakage issues and shell warping. It wasn't isolated to a single case, but among many. Also, they don't seem to age well. I've had another middle class brand (Zap Spank) store well in my garage for a few months with no issues. In a matter of weeks, the shell began to deteriorate on the Heat so by next game time, you could easily tell the shell was thinner and more prone to breakage. Again, likely from some bad batches....I would assume.
I don't know how to determine if a box of balls are bad without opening them and check first hand. So, if I had a choice, I would not be picking up Heat in the near future until I've seen some reviews that they have accounted for the bad apples and things are looking good again.
Draxxus midnights-about the same only midnights bounce more often
Tippmann 98 custom
vL grav loader
9oz. co2 tank
java grav loader
20oz. co2 tank
Smart parts ion
black body kit
14" all american barrel
halo tsa loader
12" dye excel
Any good barrel, use a stock if your gona practice with these.
Dont chop that much
Visible in air
Choped a few in my xcel barrel
Before i bought these ($30ish for 2000) i used draxxus midnights, the midnights are about teh same as the diablo heats only midnights bounce more and are a little bit inaccurate. Diablo heats are pretty accurate paintballs, out of 2000 using my trilogy comp i only choped about 5-10 of them. Right before i ran out of these i choped a few and it totaly skrewd up my dye xcel barrel, curved like crazy..
These paintballs are very accurate theyll hit there target allmost everytime but If u shoot 13+ bps, every 3 or 5 shots will curv like mad going completly off target kinda like zap sports..
If any of you have ever used draxxus midnights youll no that they only go to about 60 feet before they decend. The diablo heats go about 85, decend around 90 and land at 100..
update- with the mad curving these balls do almost everyshot they barly go 50 feet..
Shell is pretty thick, will rarely chop in gun or bounce off people. Its easy to see in air so u can check where your shooting if you dont have sights..
The fill is o.k, its not to thick, but not to light, easy to see the splats, some jerseys/clothes absorb the paint which isint good..
These are ok paintballs, best for practice, can skrew up your gun or barrel if you chop too much. curve like mad at times
6 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 26th, 2006 at 5:54 pm PST
grey 05 prostock w/hammerhead pro barrel, rickochet ak hopper and clamping feed neck
anything medium to small bore/ teardrop worked well
Cheap fairly reliable
Short shelf life
Bounces off at longer range
I have bought a couple of cases of heat and was mostly satisfied with their performance. these paintballs are decently accurate and uniform in there flight path. out of four cases only one had serious problems. This case was left to sit after i bought it for about a month. In this time the paint became dimpled and some balls had broken in their bags. this caused many balls to break in my gun. but out of the other 3 cases ii only had 1 or 2 gun breaks total.
It is good paint for rec play or practice. but for tournaments higher level paint is necessary. at under $40 per case its a good deal.
Most Empire Paint
i can't remember all of it
cp drop forwards
smart parts dovetail asa
sweats a lot
I have used atleast six cases of brand new heat every case i have used i have broke paint in an ion and my friends angel. I have opened several cases to find broken balls in every bag you would be better off with wal-mart paint than this. if i was Diablo i would never put my name on this product.
Still have welts on me 6 months later
I used various types of paint before, some cheap and some not so cheap, And I hate this stuff with a passion. The good quality's this stuff has is it's that it's , dosen't break in marker or barrel. I can't even say it's cheap when this stuff cost about 25% more than the white box special stuff you can find on the internet.
Enough of the good quality's, on to the bad.
First of all, the shell is hard as a rock and to top it off, It tough as leather. It hurts like a hell to get hit with this stuff from across the field, not to mention if you got bunker. This paint leaves the biggest, deepest, darkest, longest lasting welts I've ever seen in paintball. Even at the 260 limit that the fields enforces. That too me takes all the fun out of paintball. I would ONLY recommend shooting a targets with this stuff, not people or things alike. It unfortunate for me because the indoor Field I go to uses this junk as Field paint. The next closest indoor Field for me is about a Four hour drive so I kind of SOL. As a test, I like to squeeze the paint between my thumb and for fingers and see how hard I have to press before it breaks. Most paint I can break. but not this stuff. all it dose is flatten the ball out because the shell is though as leather and because it just too darn hard.
The Fill is watery. You can get light up with this stuff and there is on color on the target, just clear slime. Especially with the White fill.
Far as shooting goes, It ok, but nothing to brag about, but when the stuff is about .681 at the biggest, and egg shape, it dosen't help. Some orders the Field gets are just bad, the other stuff is just plain awful.
I would only recommend shoot this stuff at targets cause is so hard. If this is the only paint that the Field offers, you should seriously look else where to play. I'll give it one because it's a hazard to be shooting it at people. I my be a little prejusticed against this stuff, but when you still have welts six months lather cause some hot shot thought he would be cool and bunker you on a open date, you'll be mad too.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at 9:50 pm PST
Kingman Spyder Imagine 04 - Green
- 32 Degrees Spyder 9 Piece Spring Kit
- Trinity Spyder Pro Lock Feed Neck - Black
- Kingman Spyder Rodeo Front Block - Black
- Kingman Spyder Rodeo Regulator - Black
- Kingman Spyder Rodeo ASA - Black
- Kingman Spyder Rodeo Drop Forward - Silver
- ViewLoader eVLution 3 Loader - Black
- WGP Worr Gas 50/3000 Steel HPA tank
- Any barrel kit
- Medium bore barrels
- Barrel breaks are rare
I haven't found I can think of
I have used thousands upon thousands of these paintballs. This is the paint that I use almost every time I play! The price is good $40.00 (sometimes you can find it for cheaper), there very consistent, and they rarely break in the barrel! These are just great paintballs! If you wanna play paintball, and not spend $60.00 on paint. Then this is some of the best paint you can get!
If you want good paint for a good price, this is what your looking for!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 at 9:44 am PST
I really like these paintballs and ever since i started to use them i dont thing ill use any other kind....these paintballs never break in my hopper. they do not warp or expand in the box. my friends use the same type of paint and when they shoot me, afterwards is easy to clean off my equipment
I recommend these paintballs because of quality and the price
PMI/RPS Marbs PMI/RPS Premium PMI/RPS Polar Ice Gameface Scorch Monsterball(never get them at all)
Primary: New Black Smart Parts Nerve Stock...yeah i guess you could say stock
Empire Reloader B
Tippmann Custom Pro w/
J&J 16" Ceramic Barrel
Tippmann Cyclone Feed System
Dead On Pro Drop
any..i have a Freak
did i mention HARD
um these paintballs were picked up at my field for a Private match. we had to use there paint and it happened to be these. HORRIBLE. they're somewhat accurate but alot of them curved as well...when looking at the paintballs alot of them were dimpled. the fill when the paintball actually broke was horrible it just soaked into peoples hoodies and jerseys and shirts...THE SHELL WAS F***ING HARD AS HELL they broke about 4 times on me and that was on my pack my feed neck my mask and on my tank i got shot in the side 3 times none of them broke untill the forth one on my pack did...
Only get this if you want to practice with it
3 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, June 28th, 2006 at 8:48 pm PST
The paint is ok but it is very hard shell...i saw a guy get hit 7 times and i called him out and to my surprise no splats...its pure cheap rec paint...i like jt camo paint at walmart better then this for speedball cause atleast that breaks
Buy it if its ur only choice u got...to hard shell and fills arent that great
ion-pmi tank and halo B with rip drive, dye mask smart parts yellow jersey
Cheap and dont pop in barrel
They curve just a bit
these are very good paintballs for there price they rarely pop and dont curve the worst like stingers and ZAP the zaps suck bad they.........are prety good there really isnt much to say about them i would recommend these for practice balls because we use them all the time for practicing even know i have only been playing for a year and a little more then a half
Go ahead get them
8 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, June 10th, 2006 at 11:26 am PST