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Number of Reviews: 5
Average Rating: 8.2 / 10
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Suggested Retail Price: $60

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Reuseable Paintballs
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The Gen X Global Gen X Global Zballz is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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Raydee Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Real Reballs
Marker Setup: O7 Proto Matrix Rail
Stock bolt
UL Frame
Virtue board
Strengths: Cheap!!!!
Weaknesses: Dimples
Review: I decided to get back into paintball this season and wanted to do it much cheaper than in the past. I decided to try the ZBallz after having reballs in the past. I knew that I would have to lube them before I used them but decided to try them anyway. I found 500 Zballz on Ebay for $50 shipped.....much cheaper than Reballs. After receiving then a quick inspection showed that they are not as perfect as actual reballs and each ball had a dimple in it which i never saw on a reball. Its almost like these are reball rejects? I ended up calling the manufacturer and was stunned to find that they did not recommend lubing the Zballz and claimed they will shoot just as well as Reballs.

I then loaded up my Halo B hopper and did a bunch of drop tests. I did notice that the hopper would jam once every 4 or 5 pods. I then removed the stock antijam spring and beads and installed the Empire Freeway antijam and did about 15 drop tests without a single jam. Next I put the loader on my gun and let it rip. I had the velocity a little high (300fps) and noticed that the Zballz curved all over the place. After turning down the velocity the Zballz shot much straighter, they fly perfect at about 220-225fps. Every once in a while I get a jam but I did with the reballs as well so I can't complain. I noticed that the Zballz are much lighter than actual paintballs and you have to keep the velocity down on your marker to keep these balls shooting straight. I also think because the Zballz are so light that they don't load as fast as normal paintballs but all in all they are great for the money. I am going to order another 500 Zballz soon.
Conclusion: For the price you really can't beat the Zballz. They aren't as accurate as Reballs but at a third the price they are great. I have shot mine at least 30 times each now and still haven't had to add a single drop of lube to them.
Rating:
8 out of 10
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p8ntballa100 Thursday, November 6th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year7 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
reballs
homemade clay balls
Marker Setup: ebladed prostock with some custom mods
phantom with frantom barrel
Strengths: CHEAP!!!
Don't ruin your gun
Weaknesses: CHEAP!!!
Curve
poor quality
Review: I got these a year or so ago. I have since lost 25% of my 100 i had. Those were the once that curved so bad i had to through them away. The rest worked good enough to keep, though i must say home made clay balls work 100 times better. they don't feed out of my Vlocity and i don't think they would out of any other force feed. My eggy feeds them but only at like 10 bps tops. Granted i never oiled them because they would oil everything they touched. Sorry to just cut off... I'm out of ideas.
Conclusion: Some what useful but you will have to get rid of some. it was like 10$ for 100 so it was a great deal. shoot them some and the friction from the barrel will smooth them out soon enough to be usable. Decent but there's a lot better like clay balls.
Rating:
5 out of 10
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invaderams Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Marker Setup: Stock Ion
Red Pmr with Ul Frame and redz clamping Feedneck
2004 Powerlyte Scepter kit
Viewloader Egg 3
Halo with Rip Drive
Crossfire 70/4500
Strengths: Price
No need to lube
Accurate
easy to use
Weaknesses: Jam in my halo (could be fixed with shocktech anti-jam spring or Empire freeway)
Review: My Brother got these for his birthdat and after useing them for an hour these things worked great. Some people say you need to lube them but we did not have to. they did jam in my halo but so do normal reballs. They were also way cheper than reballs. We got them for $45 on ebay or for $50 at firstcall paintball/
Conclusion: These are a must have if you want to test a gun or just to use it at your house you just have to shoot them at a soft target and turn you velocity down to about 200 fps or the will bounce all over the place.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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sweet_stuff Saturday, November 10th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year11 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Paintballs
Marker Setup: Used:
Cyborg with vlelocity and freak .679 insert.
PM5, Halo b with rip drive, Tribal stix.
A few different egos and dm's
Strengths: Cheap, Reusable, easy to clean, doesn't jam while shooting.
Weaknesses: Tiny bore size, jams in drop test, inaccurate over 35-40 feet without .679 insert
Review: I got 500 of these pupies of ebay for $48.60 shipped, thats about 1/3 the price of reballs, can't argue with that. so i open them up and do a drop test in my halo, they jam about 1-2 times in a drop test per pod. so then i pull out my dads caliber and measure the bore size, its exactly .678 inches, just smaller than the smallest freak insert. I found out that thats a good thing though, since they are 2.34 grams draxxus rec sport is 4.05 grams on average, the velocity evens out pretty well. So my friend comes over the next day to test his new Cyborg with a freak kit and vlocity, we first do a drop test through the vlelocity and it jams like crazy! a little discouraged, we air up the 'borg, put the vlelocity and freak on, start shooting at a home made target and all i can say is wow. these things never jammed, were easy to pick up, shot well no matter how fast we were shooting (about 17 bps). he started the day with 1500 psi in his 45 ci tank and we burned through 2 hoppers in about 5 or 6 minutes. so after all the air is gone, we have about 350 zballz in my catcher, dirty as heck. we load 'em into the pods, fill up the sink, drop them in and the dirt and grime comes right off. they float, so it was easy to collect them and drop them into a towel which we rolled them around in for about 30 seconds and they came out drier than our hands.

Since these are lighter and smaller than paintballs, i wouldn't recommend using them for tuning you marker as when you put in real paint it'll all be messed up. but they are great for testing a new marker, snap shooting, and just messing around.


EDIT:
I've been using these things for a while now, they are still just as awesome. My friend buys, sells, trades markers like crazy and its fun to have him come over and put a few ballz through each new marker. We've tested them with egos (05-08 including sl-68 and 74) dm7 and 8 and other miscellaneous markers. We've found halos work best (with trigger bounce we got an sl66 ego to hit 24 bps according to the LCD screen on an ego, plus it doesn't jam as much as a vlocity). They do curve lots over long distances.
Conclusion: These things are great, they never jam, easy to clean, and durable. If you want a cheaper alternative to reballs for testing new markers, snap shooting, or just messing around these are for you.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 at 5:22 pm PST
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SouthernStyle Friday, July 20th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Reballs, Zballz Are the Cheeper Alternitive
Marker Setup: Alias, Autococker, Smartparts Ion Pro, Orange Unicorn Bolt, Smartparts QEV, Virtue Borad, Custom Products Sling Blade Trigger. Smartparts Freak. 68/45 Nitro Duck xstream.
Strengths: REUSEABLE, $60.00 for 500rds Cheeper than Reball, Variety of Colors
Weaknesses: Small Bore, Small dimple on the ball cause the ball to curve
Review: Upon getting 500 of these for $100 less than its big brother reball. It came in a small box with 500 yellow zballz in a cheep zip baggy. I'm all about the underdog companys, knowing that Gen X makes low end entry level equipment I snatched up a box of these just because I did not feel like paying the Reball $150 for 500 rounds. These were only $60.00 woohoo.

I noticed that when I opened the bag they have a strong odor. Kinda reminds me of raid bug spray. There is no seam in the ball, but there is a small dimple on most of the balls. And thought well they will curve a little durring testing. Which I was right they some of the zballz have a slight curve but who cares if your testing a makrer around the house. The zballs have a slight give to them when you sqeeze them but they do get harder as you sqeeze them. I have already walked on them and just like reball if you step on them they tend to pick up just a little dirt. But come clean with a little wash.

I did notice that the texture of the Zballz is different than reball. Reball kinda has a smoother finish w/o the dimple. Zballz have a dimple with powder finish. When shooting these reballz look out because they bounce like crazy. and they generaly stay within the 12-15 inch target every once in a while you will have one wonder off target because of the dimple on the ball. They fit in the hopper well, both Halo and VLocity. I was able to sqeeze all 500 rounds into 3 pods.

One thing I did notice that the bore size if the zballz. Its even smaller than my smallest bore in my freak kit. All the more reason for me to buy the .679 insert. I tested the zballz though my Alias and on every mode and they performed time and time again with no jams.

You my dear sir and mamm may have to get you some!!!



Conclusion: If your considering getting some reballs think about the cheeper alternitive. Since most of us are going to only be shooting around the house. I honestly couldent bring myself to spend $150 on 500 rounds of reuseable balls. I found these, if you can look past the minor flaw "dimple" then they are worth it. Now I dont have to spend $15 a pop every time I need to test fire or Chrono my markers. I will give this product a 9 for the dimple. DIMPLES!!!!!!!!
Rating:
9 out of 10
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