Tippmann A-5 w/ E-Grip Custom Stock and Flatline barrel
Current sidearm: Ariakon Overlord stock with Ariakon Holster
Soon to come sidearm: Tippmann C3 maybe in spring... Looking into it.
Wouldn't really know. Can't buy the Flatlines in sizes. However, this is the best pait used for my flatline.
Perfect shell hardness
All balls are almost always round
Wal Mart available
Don't work in cold weather
Not as good after a winter
Considering these are only about $23 per 1000, these have got to be the best paintballs I've ever used for my A-5. For starters, they use the "RPS Advantage" which is "New Technology" that guarantees every paintball is perfectly round. Only when they are frozen will they loose their shape; even in very warm and humid climates they hold their shape. I know this, due to the fact I live in Oregon; Home to the below zero winters and above 100 summers.
Next is the field test. About a year ago, I really did a harsh test on these. To start, we played 5 or 6 games with various balls, (Mostly lower end balls, such as Dusk, Blue Streak, and Afterburner) and found that the Super Swirls did not chop one ball per 2000 rounds. The Dusk chopped 4, Blue Streaks chopped about 100, and the Afterburners chopped about 7. (In a later test, Evils proved worse than the Swirls; they chopped about 3 per thousand.) The nice thing about all this is the shell hardness. If you've ever shot a evil, you know it's like a marble; the thing wont break on even hard surfaces under 200 fps. These too are semi- hard, but they break on everything. A good test to show the shell hardness is throwing it as hard as you can at pavement. (Kinda cheesy, I know) If it breaks too easily, as it may in your barrel, it's not very good paint. If it doesn't break, such as Evil I could never get to break, it may be too hard and bounce. The Super Swirls are in the middle where they crack and leak.
There are some "Downsides" to this paint; I wouldn't call them problems, just inconveniences. Such as the winters. When it's 11 degrees out, they don't work. The shell caves in as if it were frozen and they chop more, and most of all, they don't shoot. They just shot-gun out of the barrel as if they were chopped, hence why I don't really play paintball in the winter. Don't take this negatively; I still haven't found a paintball that works in that kind of cold.
Another thing I found out is that they still don't work good when they warm up after summer. I cracked open a couple thousand this summer and found some of the balls had become misshaped. They fired OK, they just lost some of the accuracy and chopped some really bad ones.
Last off, I'd just like to say that these balls (As about 90% of paintballs) are American Made. Just a little food for thought.
All in all, these are still the best paintballs I've ever used. Forget Evils, Midevils, Dusks, Marbarlizers, just pick up some of these. They're half the cost and they prove just as good. Plus, another bonus, if you live near a Wal Mart, they are sold there! Get them even cheaper!
big ball- ok, super swirl is better
wild streak- not very good
monster balls- they are nice if you get a good batch
nitro duck plasmas- nice
PMI prems- about the same
Shocktech Superfly Bolt
Nightstriker XL Bolt
CIP Sweet Spot Trigger
Dye Stikies 3
Worr Gas 50/3000
T-Board w/ eyes
Bob Long Torpedo Regulator
Shocktech Spring Kit
AKA Tornado Valve
only tried boomstick, excel, and nite stikk
Cant find any
I have gone out to paintball with these balls about 7 times and i have yet to find anything bad about them. they shoot very well out of my boomstick, and i have only had 2 chops(on full-auto). I never seem to find a bad batch of these balls. My friend has an Imagine 04, and they work great in his. He had only 1 barrel break, mostly because he has all stock except for his barrel.
Nice paintballs. they are cheap, and are tournament friendly. I use them for open play and they work great.
bigball, scorch, cryptic, dbx, other field paints i cant remember
Tippmann Custom Pro
-Easily found at walmart
-Feel mysteriously light weight in hand
-Shell isnt as refined as marballizers, weird color splotches
This is a decent paint, Its availible in 1/2 cases for 26 bucks at my local walmart. They seem to shoot well and have ok fill, but id recomend the bigballs and scorches over these. They are each just 21 dollars a 1/2 case and have better shells and brighter fills.
Ive actually found marbs for a few bucks less per case than these, which seems to make the super swirls pointless.
Good cheap paint, but better can be had for a bit less
Not for use in cold weather. Breaks after exiting barrel.
I've only tested this paint once. I was shooting at about 25 yards and every other shot veered off to one side or the other. I might have gotten about 5 or 6 good shots to go where i aimed. The temp was about 45F, and maybe that had something to do with every 5th ball breaking as it exited the barrel. "Super S!#!&y" not super swirl, comes to mind.
This is by far the worst paint i've ever shot. Idk maybe i got a bad case, but it def. sucked for me. Shots were inconsistant (very) and i didnt actually chop any balls, but i def. broke at least a dozen in the barrel. Not the mark of a quality paint. Guess thats what i get for payin $23 for half a case lol.
I've shot Big Ball paint for a lot less and it's done considerably better. Nice even consistancy, and no breakage whatsoever.
The only good thing about this paint is the price and it looks nice if you just like to look at paintballs..
I'd definatly stick to better quality paint, but if your on a budget, Big Ball out performs hands down. ( I gave it a 2 b/c i was able to return it to wal-mart and get my money back! lol)
I have a Spyder Imagine 04, 14 inch Teardrop Barrel, 32 degrees expansion chamber, gravity fed hopper, 20oz CO2 tank.
They aren't any good with any barrel I've used.
They break in the gun, and barrel, and don't shoot straight.
These paintballs suck. I've used them with my stock barrel, with my Teardrop barrel and with a couple of other guns I own, and in every gun they were terrible. I've never had so many break in my gun and barrel. I would shoot one, maybe two then I'd have to go clean my gun. They are just a waste of money. I think Scorch paintballs are much better. Buy them instead.
Don't buy these paintballs. Buy Scorch. They're a lot better.
Break on target not in gun
good thick fill
no big equator lines
None what so ever.
These balls performed really well. I used them in woodsball out of my pro/carbine with a truflight barrel. They shot straight most of the time and were consistantly round. Other than that they were just average paintballs. When I shot people with them I was easy to tell that they were out from a long distance. There isn't much more to say other than that paintballs are paintballs.
Great for the price
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, October 3rd, 2005 at 2:58 pm PST
2004 autococker trilogy competition series,evolution 2 hopper, Pure enrgy 3000 psi air tank
The stock autcocker barrel is perfect, but the boomstick works well
Easy to find at wal-mart
Fill is not very bright
other than that none
These paintballs are awsome paintballs, the first paint that i have found to actually fit perfectly into the autocockers barrel, i have used over 2000 of these and have only broken 3 due to the dreaded short stroke of the cocker.
I give these paintballs a 9 out of ten only because i broke three it it took me forever to clean.
I would reccomend these paintballs to anyone with an autocker or for anyone playing rec ball. They are very consistent and strong.
not really any specific barrel lengths because my stock 11" barrel shoots them just fine
Cheap,easily available at your local Wal-mart,cool color
After 2 years of straight paintball...this is the best paint I have ever used...It beats Brass Eagle Wild Streak & Blue Streak by a mile...I will continue to use this paint in rec ball but it isn't exactly going to be my first pick in speedball...still this is nice paint and i love it
These are hands down the best paintballs I have ever shot. I went through Two and a half cases of a Thousand and you can count the ones that broke in my barrle on one hand. Pobibly the best thing about these balls is the fact that the are so accurate . I have shot some DBX wich werent bad but the were nothing compared to these . These paintballs are cheap and can be bought at walmart for a price of about $24 a case .