The only thing Ive used that compares to this paint is X.O white Box
Red SP ION
48/3000 PSI PMI TANK
Contract Killer Grips
Lapco Feedneck :(
decent fill thickness
The shell is EXTREMELY THICK
Bounces OFF BUNKERS from 5+FEET!!!!!!!
I have used this paint for about 8 months now, tons of cases. This is standard field paint and it is very cheap. I think everything about this paintball is quite average except for one thing. IT IS VERY HARD TO BREAK! On various occasions I stood about 8 feet away from any bunker and shot at it. the paint broke about 2/10 shots. This is the only problem I can find with this paint so... its you're choice. Also it doesn't normally break on people.
Hotbox is starting to come im much better batches. Because of this I am going to give it a six. There are mostly batches that I was talking about but there are some really good ones too.
Becuase this is decent paint i would have to give it an 6 or 7 but becuase of its shell problem I will have to give it a 5.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, January 17th, 2007 at 4:50 pm PST
Angel force fly
lucky 15 barrel kit
Small bore size.
Never breaks in the gun.
Never breaks on the person.
My local field sells this stuff but that is the only reason i shoot it. This stuff is always in bad shape and is never round. But it was pretty funny because i work at cape cod paintball where the pros practiced for gillette and i saw them all walking by screaming this Sh*t sucks and throwing cases of it away, joy didnt like it the first day they came to practice so the next the brang some draxxus because joy was losing to the bushwackers because of it
Anyway i practice with this stuff and it is so bad that we have to do the 3 bounce rule. If you count three bounces on your boddy just get out.
All in all this isnt good paint and you even heard it from the pros.
v1-better in that it doesn't have very many problems with it unlike hotbox but bounces alot like hotbox
menace-so much better, never has problems and always breaks, and is very accurate
x-ball bronze-much better has .689 size and hardly has very many problems with them besides some dimples time to time
whitebox- well depending on what whitebox or seconds you get hotbox is much better but so is any other paint almost.
chronic-much better, breaks good and accurate
-Russian legion intimidator
-68 ci 4500 psi crossfire n2 tank
-Dye Ultralite back with Stiffi front
-z-boarded evolution 2
any kit that has smaller sizes such as .685 and smaller
-Shoots good when fresh
-Out of shape sometimes
This paint isn't to bad when fresh and its a good price but it has some flaws with it. First thing being bounces, i get bounces like mad when shot with this or v, v1 a lil less for bounces but there pretty bad, i'd seriously get a paint that breaks better such as menace or x-ball bronze. I'm a big guy and not a very good front player at all but my friends were sitting out for a game so i went as a walk on to one of the games and all the positions were taken so i went to run to the doritio at the 40. Well let me tell you, this was a mistake, i got hit around 10 times, no biggy right but i called myself cuz i figured that there was no way one didn't break, wrong again, not a single one broke on me and the guy that shot me was a mear 30 yards away from me.
Other then bounces its not to bad when fresh as theres not to many balls the have dimples or are out of shaped but some are. Also sometimes you'll get some random balls in the bags that are totally different colours then the rest of it. All in all its not a bad paint when fresh but when you leave it in the heat, thats another story. And yes i really most paint is like that but this more then others, alot more.
When my friend left his in the sun along with other people, that is when the problems started. The balls started to swell, get soft, break in hoppers, guns, and pods, and they started to dimple alot and stick together. All the people that bought them started to have problems even though they had jsut bought the paint 2 hours b4 that. Everybody ended up switching to v1 or menace and the problems stopped after that but it was a lesson learned and thats probably one of the reasons why, why so many people hate hotbox.
Some people may not like my review of this product but i speak from experience. I love xo's paint, its great paint for great prices just some of the lower end of its stuff isn't that great. Im not the only one to notice this, many others have to considering around where i live everybody uses xo because the factory is close. I really notice this stuff about paint myself because if its good paint it won't chop or barrel breaks but the second i get cruddy* paint, chop, chop. Good product for the price is fresh just remember to keep it cool. i give it an 8 when kept cool and fresh.
custom made cause no production barrel has a small enough bore for this paint
Absolutly nothing other then the fact that it cost next to nothing
Doesnt break on people but it breaks in barrel
I am very dissapointed with this paint, I got a case for $30 which is pretty cheap but i wouldnt use it for anything more then practice paint. I took my evil pipe kit out to size the balls with a back. I started with the .695 and it was a crazy size difference so i tried the .683 (the smallest bore size of all 5 backs) and it rolled straight through. I tested 10 balls and 1 stuck in side for a good fit.... At this point I am already kinda dissapionted and I was even more dissapointed when i saw that every ball had a dimple when i was sizing them. I took them out and shot them, I shot my friend in the back 10 time from about 10-15 feet out when he had only a light sweater on at 280fps and you wana know how many broke? 3! 3 out of 10!!!! I was really pissed now cause this has been the worst paint I have ever shot in my life. If you want something comperable to another companies crappy whitebox paint then buy this. I would only recomend this paint if you wanted to practice on a budget but even that would be pushing it.
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20oz C02 with On/Off
decent fill thickness
The shell is EXTREMELY THICK
Bounces OFF BUNKERS from 8+FEET!!!!!!!
I have used this paint for about 2 months now, about 8 cases. This is standerd field paint and it is very cheap. I think everything about this paintball is quite average except for one thing. IT IS VERY HARD TO BREAK! On various occasions i stood about 8 feet away from any bunker and shot at it. the paint broke about 2/10 shots. Now i know what youre thinking "this guy's paint isnt breaking cuase he owns a spyder" not true my friend who owns an ion has simmilar results to this. ICD markers, Cockers, Piranha's, and Tippmann's have the same result to. This is the ownly pronlem i can find with this paint so... its youre choice.
becuase this is decent paint i would have to give it an 8 but becuase of its shell problem I will have to give it a 6.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, April 29th, 2006 at 7:47 pm PST
Spectrum (X.O.) - Heaps better
XBall Bronze - Don't even joke, nowhere close to XBall quality
Field paints from all over - Its field paint, it can't stack up to anything
DYE DM6 stock
Crossfire 68/45 LP
One specifically designed for it?
Put my friend in alot of pain+2
With the case I shot? Too many
Can be used as Reballs (Strength?)
As stated above, I MUST have gotten a really bad case. They were like shooting marbles, or rocks. They flew pretty well, accuracy wasn't the best, but it wasnt horrible. At first look they were good, shells were nice and round, and no bag breaks. So I filled my HALO and my pods (freshly ran out of XBall). I took back left in this particular game, and was astounded at just how bad the paint was. I was firing crazy ropes at my friend straight ahead of me, and hitting every time. I started getting mad because he wasn't out. I figured he wiped a ton, because he's like that sometimes. I finally ripped a string of about 17, and they all made huge impact on him, but not a single broke! All he had on was a jersey, like me. I decided to get up close and personal, so I left my bunker, and flew up the snake, bunkering my other friend in the back on the way. I was about to dive behind a small brick, when my other friend popped out of back left again. I took 3 shots, each bounced, and he owned my face like crazy. REALLY bad experience with this paint. My friend was in pain for about 20 minutes after the 40+ shots I dropped on him.
From my experience, this was horrid, but I may buy another case again to see if it indeed was a bad case. With the strengths it had, I can't justifiably give it a 1.
4 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 19th, 2006 at 5:37 pm PST
> .679 OMG this paint is SMALL. No freak insert or barrel back is small enough for this. Luckily, my BT uses a simple detent that is very strong, so it's ok for me.But otherwise, this paint can and will roll out of cocker barrels no matter what. And boy is it hard shelled. I got hit several times just today reffing, none of them broke even at 20ft, and they left some hella-huge bruises, unlike the imesnsely superior Proball, or even spank for crying out loud. It's at least accurate somewhat.
2003 Dark Ir3, Stock board,Blade trigger,CP drop W/Cp Asa,CenterFlag 68cu4500psi tank. Eggy 2 W/Z-Board, Stock barrel or DYE 2 piece Ultralite.
I did not have any problems with my stock Infinity barrel or with my Dye 2 piece Ultralite barrel.
Too many bounces from the shell being too hard.
Just wanted to try a case of the Hotbox.. I shot the whole case without any breaks in my marker. It take a lot to make these balls break especially when your playing on a Air ball field.I When I got popped a few time with this paint I was sure It broke... but to my surprise it didn't.
I think this is good paint for rec.ball for the price and quality.The shell color is not flashy by far..but I would like paint to break on contact when I shoot it at a bunker or a person. The only down fall is the thick shell..I would not use it in a tourny...but all and all I was pleased.
Hmm heats...Evil medevils....Spanks and many others
WGP Comp Cocker with Vl Tri-pod...RED Trinity Drop and Empire 4 piece Barrel Kit
Spyder rodeo with 16" progressive barrel and 12v revy x-board
empire kits or any kits for that matter
well my local paint shop had them for 24.99 cnd and theres not many piant if any for that matter this this level of quality for that price. So i picked up 15 cases of this stuff and headed out to the field...Went through about 8 boxesthat day and i had 2 breaks...thats unheard of..
wicked paint go and pick a box near u..They're sorta hard to find though