2006 MacDev Cyborg
MacDev long rail
Custom Products on/off ASA
Vlocity with Speed Feed
always use your best barrel, that's kind of a no brainer...
in case the quality changes in the future i am going to first note down the time of usage and location of purchase so that anyone reading all the reviews can check the difference of quality over time and area. i have tried 2 full boxes of these. once in april and another june, both in 2010.
i bought them at their store, warped sportz LA down at olympic blvd. for this reason the review may not reflect the quality of the same brand if you bought at their field, as we all know outdoor weather at fields tend to degrade paint quality.
as far as the store paint i bought is concerned though, i was pleasantly surprised. $40 for a case of 2000 paintballs in quality i would only expect from marbs. although not as crunchy between the fingers but also nowhere as soft as some dxs paint i've felt before. it passes the drop test and it also makes nice popping sounds when i stepped on it indicating brittle shells. the molding grooves between the halves mentioned in the other reviews do exist, however they don't seem to affect accuracy and i easily make kills long balling.
it was so good the first time that i drove there to pick up another box the second time i play. i was lucky enough to pick up the last box there. the rest of the stock at the time were just no-brand white boxes and the clerk said the paint was sold out and they were waiting for more shipment from the manufacturer, meanwhile all they had were white boxes. that's about the only negative thing: getting it may be a challenge depending on time of year.
nothing much else to say, this paint is accurate and $40. if the store is close to you, get this.
I never tried the ones they stock at their field, but for the store paint: it's $40 and accurate. buy a box, or share it if you have to, but for god's sake don't just judge it by the look of the box. try it for yourself these things shoot better than they look and at the end of the day that's the only important thing.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, August 6th, 2010 at 3:35 am PST
X-Ball Gold - 10
Evil / Marballizer - 10
Elixir - 5 (used to be an 8)
Stryker - 4
Premiums - 7
Impact - 5
Thick, bright, hard to wipe fill
This paint used to suck bad. I gave it a 2 out of 10 a couple years ago. It originally had a dull and watery yellow fill, and it was the most inaccurate paint I had ever shot. It was hard for me believe the clerk at the paintball store who kept telling me that Bonus Balls had recently made a huge improvement in its formula for a thicker fill and higher accuracy. I eventually bought a bag of 500 from him just to try it out.
At first glance, my skepticism was already starting to be justified. The balls had these little flat spots from where they'd been sitting against each other. Also, when gently squeezing one between my fingers, the shell felt somewhat soft and flexible... almost like Monster Balls, but not nearly as maleable. But unlike Monster Balls, Bonus Balls' shell would return to its original shape.
However, once on the field, this stuff powned the other players. It was accurate, traveled down-field like a dream, and had zero bounces. I couldn't believe it. It was so easy to nail people from a distance that I almost felt bad. The fill was exceptional and closely resembled Draxxus' formula; bright orange, homogeneous, very thick, very hard to wipe. In my experience, the fill dictates 90% of how a paintball will perform. This paint did not hook or slice in mid-flight (this indicates a nice, even, consistent fill inside the ball), and seemed to have great range (this generally indicates a heavier fill, meaning more momentum, meaning the paintball loses less velocity as it travels through the air, which translates into better effective range than a slightly lighter paintball of equal size/volume).
Too bad I only bought a bag of 500. All I had left that day was a box of Elixer, and going from Bonus Balls to that was almost like night and day. I thought that Bonus Balls' performance was about a 9, but it gets an 8, overall, for having a sub-par shell.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 at 11:46 am PST
RPS paintballs, Karnage paintballs, Spectrum paintballs, some other brand... and some more that i cant think of off the top of my head
i use the STR-1 and i dont have any accessories
Bouncey, stains clothes
I didn't get a single person out using these paintballs. I went to a field that was fpo if you had rentals and I didn't have a paintball gun at the time. A lot of people were using these balls. The only hit i got leaft a stain. This dude using bonus balls bunkered me from about 5 feet away and we both shot each other 10 times and there were no brakes! If you throw one of these paintballs at the ground as hard as you can it will bounce 12 feet in the air. Horible paintballs
Custom Pro w/ ACT
PMI 20 oz CO2
PMI 48/3000 HPA
No breaks in barrel
Cost $60.00 a case at field
I used these balls at a field that was Field Paint Only. They weren't as accurate as the Toxic's I usually use but it was VERY windy that day. I'll have to try them again to determine the if the cause of the curving was the wind or the balls themself.
Since I had quite a few "kills" that day I suppose these balls were okay.
GAP something else can't remember starts with a P (not paintballs)
Grey Piranha Evo 05
48/3000 psi w/ dye cover
upgrades soon to come
not really high end barrels or really low end barrels. Like a 98C stock barrel (not good!).
Look ok, sorta boring... green, pink fill
Doesn't break easily
These balls are pretty good for selling at a paintball store or field, but DO NOT over price them if you intend to sell them. Santa Clara Paintball sells them for $60 a box! $60!! You could get draxxus blaze for $45 on AV. And these aren't even very good. If you intend to get these, don't use them on your angel or DM7.
O.K. for selling, but don't OVER-PRICE! and don't buy these for normal play.
Spyder Pilot ACS
J&J 14" Ceramic Barrel
20 Oz Pure Energy CO2
VL Revolution Tripod
I use DraXXus Midnight/Recsport paint
It breaks in all of them.
It shoots almost-straight (sometimes)
BRITTLE and Weak
Tons of barrel breaks in ALL guns
Perhaps it was just the paint I used. The park I play at (or at least used to) requires field paint (Bonus Balls) at $65 A CASE! Perhaps they just stored it too long, and they got weak... but it was horrible.
This paint broke in the barrel of:
Titans (Crappy rentals)
And everything else
On both my and my buddy's Spyder Pilot ACS, due to the high pressure and CRAP quality, the paintballs BURST in the elbow (too much CO2 up the hopper), but this only happens with this paint. This isn't easy paint to come by (in my experience), and there is no reason to seek it out.
Poor quality; get DraXXus Midnight for the same price ($40 a case), its great paint.
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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favs = Allstar and Marbs
Unless you want your balls to shoot side ways in every direction and you want to chop all day long fork up the extra 15 $ and buy allstar paint well worth it. i would rather not play than play with the bonus balls. I'm not saying marbs and allstar is what you need to play with but just dont play with this crap
Rec ball- very good for low budget
Zap- horrible, almost destroyed gun(thanks Pev's for fixing it)
Tac ops- very good $10 for 500 =]
16" CP barrel
12 oz. tank
tank butt stock
everything else stock
Hmm i really don't know but it might be the paint itself that didn't shoot good with my CP barrel but o well
Ehh im really confused about this paint but onto the review...
this was my first case of paint I ever opened since my local field only allows this paint at their field, and using it gives me mixed thoughts. When I shot it with my spider stock 16" barrel it shot straight and consistent. Then the next time i went there (around 3 months later) they started to curve like no other. That inspired me to get the CP barrel and easily solved the problem. But now noticing that these balls are VERY EASY to get indents in them, making them lop-sided. So in my view its not the barrel's fault but the paint's
overall i'll give this an average rating due to the mixed shootings. just make sure you store these barrels where nothing will get them. So the newer the better since no indents... Plus i'm forced to use these since I always go to this field
Black Proto Matrix with Red eye covers, red misjunction grips, CP reg, JDS Lpr, Hybrid bolt guide, Dye ultralite barrel with stiffi tip, virtue board, Cp roller trigger, Dye feedneck, Pure Energy 45/4500 tank, and Empire Reloader B.
Freak or Ultralite
Dimpled, Lop sided, horible accuracy, no good.
I dont know if my local feild keeps getting bad batches or what but this week the paint was so bad. These paintballs looked more like golf balls than paintballs. They were all different bore sizes and were all dimpled or lop sided. Before the paint used to just be ehh but they often are bad batches. This paint sucks and I wouldnt recommend shooting it. I would get ans house paint or PMI premium way before I got this.
I wouldnt recommend this to anyone uless you have POS gun that it doesnt matter anyways with.
Fill is runny AND dull
I bought a couple bags of these (Yellow, not orange) so I could test some new settings on my gun. I bought them because they were cheap (kinda, my local store is pricey) and I had heard pretty good things about em. I got the bags home and found oil covering the inside of the bags. I had never seen that before, but had heard about it and didn't worry too much about it. I sized up some of the balls, and they were generally .693-.695. So, I busted out my Freak and took my rig outside. No breaks or chops, but once they got about 15 feet from the barrel they did whatever they felt like doing. This is not game-quality paint, unless you like getting the feeling that you are shooting paint through a 98 Custom stock barrel.
Well, they shoot. My dog got into a bag and he didn't even like them. Fill sucks, seam sucks, oily. Yuck. Steer clear unless you are just screwing around.
6 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 13th, 2006 at 10:47 pm PST