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Number of Reviews: 1
Average Rating: 9.0 / 10
Manufacturer Website: N/A
Suggested Retail Price: $44

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Fyre Is a ball designed with the serious player in mind. This ball is designed for tournament play and has the shell and fill to prove it. When this ball breaks everyone will be sure to see it. You'll never have to worry about an opponent hiding a break with this paint
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wolftune Sunday, September 19th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Draxxus Gold, Draxxus Bronze, Evil, Triumph, Beast
Marker Setup: PPS Pyre, Lapco Grey Ghost, Bushmaster Line SI
Recommended
Barrels:
Any barrel, medium bore. With blow-forward, you'll want between a .685 and .689 bore size.
Strengths: What you get for the money - see review.
Weaknesses: Not as accurate as the high end but close
Review: As mentioned above, I have tried several brands of paint. Also, since I play pump, I tend to pay attention to each shot more than when I used to use a semi, since each shot counts.

Also, note that I have only shot paint from 2 different cases, so it's a relatively small sample size in that regard. I have shot over 2,000 rounds.

Accuracy:
Fyre is accurate. It's not quite as consistently accurate as Draxxus Gold or Ultra Evil, where just about every shot is going right where you put it. Many shots with the Fyre were perfect, but there were a few more flyaways than those other brands. However, comparing it with Triumph, similarly priced, it's much, much better.

Breakage:
The paint breaks on most targets. Again, you'll get a few more bounces than with Gold or Evil, but not enough to be frustrated. I had breaks on arms, chest, pants, pod-packs, mask (of course), and a neck shot. I a few skip off of people, but most paint does that.

I did an informal drop test, and it was mostly breaking at shoulder level (I'm 5' 10") on concrete by the 2nd or 3rd drop. Not amazingly brittle, but brittle enough for most uses.

The other side is that this paint shouldn't break in your barrel. With Gold, even with a pump, I usually get one break a day, usually in the barrel, which is super easy to deal with. With the Fyre, both days I didn't have a single break. So I would say it is well-balanced paint.

Bore size:
I compared the bore size to my Triumph and Gold (didn't have Evil) and this paint is significantly bigger. I compared them using barrels to see which would roll through the barrel. The bigger bore size was really nice for shooting in my Line SI bushmaster, which doesn't have detents or a barrel kit. The Gold and Triumph roll through, making inconsistent velocity. The Fyre seated perfectly in the first part of the barrel and shot much better.

Price and value:
Price is currently $50 to your door. When you factor in time and gas for buying paint at a store, this price is very, very competitive. This paint is by far the best paint I've shot for the money. Sure, I could drop $17 more for a case of slightly better paint, but the improvement, in my opinion, isn't worth it. Fyre definitely has great value.

Conclusion:
For everyday use, this paint is great. It's accurate, breaks on targets most of the time, and is an excellent value. Oh, and the APX pants on their website are excellent quality as well, making me think this small company values quality. Definitely worth checking out the Fyre.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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