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.
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.
Accurate, cheapish, pretty darn consistant, nice fills.
They get very brittle after a few weeks.
This is what i shoot. i can get them for $50 a case at my local shop. They are consistant, have nice fills and have a pretty good shell, even though it is a bit brittle. After about 3-4 weeks of these things sitting around, they get pretty brittle. So brittle in fact, that getting a pod hit will break balls, as will cycling your gun. I cannot srtess how brittle these things get. Dropping them in the dirt from 4 feet will crack them (if they are 3-4 weeks old). they do OK in the cold. better than allstars.
I reccoment these balls. They are round, dimple free and have decent fills.
WGP 2k4 PS Cocker
47/3k Pure Energy
Shocktech Superfly Bolt
ANS GenX-2 Reg
32* Drop Forward
12' Dye Excel Barrel
WGP .45 Grips
Dye Rhino Cover
Shocktech Cocking Rod
Spyder E-99 Avant
PMI Pure Energy 72cu/3000psi
32 Degrees Universal Drop Forward
32 Degrees 6-stage Expansion Chamber
32 Degrees LPC
16" Smart Parts Progressive Barrel
Trinity Clamping Feed Neck
Shocktech Superfly Bolt
Check It Sweet Spot Trigger
Empire Reloader II
Stock for now
Not as many dimples as lower end paint
Shouldnt have the name "premium"
Broken Balls in bag
Open bags in box
Got 4 cases for $80. They were really old but worked about as good as a lower grade paint. the new premiums are much better but i can get 3 times as much if i buy this. also, some of the bags were broken and some balls were broken. Buy it only for recreation not for tournaments.
Recommend for recreation and practice.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 24th, 2007 at 9:12 am PST
any decent barrel kit
Large bore barrels (.691 or .693)--> opsgear barrels, BT-16 barrel etc
Breaks on target
Not that accurate
had a few chops in my barrel
well my field started using this paint. i for one do not like it that much. For starters, they were not that consistent in terms of shape. I have a Lapco snapshot barrel kit. I grabbed a handfull of balls and ran them through the .693 back. Out of the handfull, about 20% of them fit perfectly in the back, the rest just rolled out. What does this mean? well, only 20% of my shots will be perfectly accurate, the rest will not be. however, if i were to have used a smaller back, 20% of my shots would have chopped. This translated into my balls not being that accurate and i also got a few chops with them as well. i am assuming that some of the balls were acutally larger than the .693 barrel back. i wasn't too impressed with this paint except that it broke on target very well. i guess i will give it the benefit of the doubt and give it an average rating, thought i could give it a 4 and be justified in doing so.
a decent paint for pratice or target shooting, but not much else. for sumer months, get the X.O Industries V1 shell or higher. this is great paint. for winter months, try to find sumthing that has a hard shell that doesn't become brittle in the cold.
I got 2 500 boxes of these at K-mart for 7 bucks each and did every thing I expect out of fair paintball. They broke well, no chops, weren't flying all over the place. There was one ball broken at the bottom of the bag, but I kinda expected that from K-mart balls. Then again I didn't expect for these balls to be that good. The price was amazing. This was not the only cheap but good box of balls at K-mart.
I was shooting these from a 98c with CO2 and it did just fine. They weren't perfect, but they did what a paintball should. Buy these. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT OR SAY THIS WAS HELFUL. Thanks
I got a ton of these balls. I just bought a case of them for $27 ya $27. they work good with my freak kit. I never had a chop all day. I never had a break all day. wow 50 word minimum thats retarted, i m t a k i n g u p s p a c e.
Brass Eagle Wild Streak - horrible
RPS BigBall - way worse
XO Whitebox - worse
Diablo Formula 13 - little worse
XO Spectrum - little worse
Origin Basic Training - little worse
Origin Frontline - slightly better
Origin Signature - better
Apex / 14" J&J S2 / 14" Armson barrels
3000 psi N2
6 position CAR stock
Shocktech spring kit (heavy spring)
Ricochet G2K Gravity Loader
Something with a medium to large bore.
Doesn't break in gun.
These are by far the best paintballs available at Canadian Tire. At $40 for 1000 balls the price isn't too bad for a department store either. These didn't have any visible seams or dimples and all seemed round. I shot off about a thousand rounds one afternoon and they flew true with only two barrel breaks. Both breaks occured while using the Armson barrel which is hard on paint so that is really good. The fill is fairly thick and visible at first, but my clothes absorbed it after 20 minutes or so which is good if you play a lot of short games as you won't think you were hit again a game or two later. The only thing I noticed that wasn't very good was that they didn't break a lot when you hit an opponent. Three others were using the same type and I know it seemed that for every time one of their shots broke on me they had to hit me two or three times.
Price = 6/10
Reliability = 10/10
Accuracy = 10/10
Breaks on impact = 7/10
Fill = 8
If you want to get paint from a department store definitely get this; however, if you're willing to buy online you can get paint that's just as good (or better) for less money. This 8 is very close to a 9.