New for 2010, the Proto Alpha Pod should be your first choice for hauling paint. 150 Ball capacity. No collar for solid construction. Stylish ergonomic designed exterior for improved grip and function. Locking tab for harness string makes sure your added pods stay locked and loaded. Durable Polypropylene composition. Available in Smoke, Olive, and Blue.
The Proto Proto Alpha Pod is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
They look great and hold the standard amount of paint.
The body of them (the plastic) seems weaker than most pods.
I bought these because they looked great and came with free stickers from the pro shop I purchased them from. However, I noticed that as I was playing, I was shot a few times in the pod pack. I had two proto pods in my pack along with a standard 140 diablo pod. Both proto pods had broken paint in them from when I got clipped and the other pod did not. I realized that the plastic construction of the proto pods are much weaker than this other pod and the fact that it gave when I pressed on the side of the tube probably led to the reason why I had to dump 2 pods of paint in the trash can (it was soup).
They look great and are reasonably priced, but the weak construction will likely lose me as a return customer.
-Dye Lock Lids (Tested)
-Some random pods called "Fat Boy 80 rd pod"
-Extreme Rage 150 rd pods
Pirahna Evo 05
-Boss Blade Trigger
-Boss Blade Bolt
-6 inch Steel braided Hose
-Rap4 Unimount (on/off airport)
-Halo B with rip drive
-3000 psi, 48 ci Pure Energy Tank
Not as cool as Dye
Well let's waste some words here. Dye's are over 50$ for 6 pods. While Proto 150 (not 140 like the idiot who started this said) rd pod are less then 30$ for 6. So if you really do like Dye, go ahead waste your money on pods worth as much as a pod pack. But pods will break eventually, only difference is the suckers who buy locklids are gonna be crying "oh no i lost my oh so expensive pod :'(" when they lose it or break it. And I'm gonna be like, oh well, only 4.15$ to replace.
Silly Dye Freaks
(lock lds are no easier to open, they'll just get you un-used to how you should be opening a pod)
Go for it, best bang for the buck, they're slightly weaker then dye lock lids, but half the price.