The newest line of paint to join the valken stable is called Redemption. Redemption is designed to be the top of the line tournament paint, with bright marking characteristics and a thin shell that is designed to break every time on target but not in your marker. Redemption currently comes in 4 color combinations and is also available in a winter fill.
100% peg, no oils
The Valken Redemption is newer, so it should be commonly available.
Any will do
I use Deadly Wind and Flasc with Apex and Apex II tips
Thick, visible fill
Dark colored shell available for woods
None to date
The presentation itself (box/packaging) tells you that this is no ordinary paintball. I still have to find something that can match the level of packaging quality found in this ammo, not to mention that more expensive rounds come in bags with tie wraps.
The packaging has been designed to take a beating, with more cardboard inside for added protection when transporting/shipping. Each 500 round bag inside the box comes heat sealed and with a moisture absorbing pad inside.
Once out the barrel it flies consistently to target, for very tight grouping results.
Letal at short and medium ranges with carbon fiber barrel (Deadly Wind with and without bore insert). Consistency and accuracy above average at long distances with Apex and Apex II (mounted on Flasc).
Althought designed for speedball markers, it works perfectly well in woods/rec markers.
The shell fragments pretty well, which reduces damage to your opponent and guarantees marking at most distances, thick/visible marking hard to wipe or conceal.
At around $60 per case (more if purchased online because of shipping) you cannot find better quality and performance in any brand at the same price range.
52 cases and the quality has also been consistent.
A barrel is a barrel is a barrel.
Something small just to underbore.
Very, VERY Round
Thick neon fill
Packed insanely well
A little hard, but still broke at 200 FPS
Now where do I begin?
First, the balls were some of the roundest I have seen in a long time. The only others I have seen this round was a case of those Bio-DXS Field things. I mean they looked almost perfectly round.
The fill was extremely thick, but it wasn't like glue or anything. It wouldn't drip on anything I shot, but I could still get it off with some water and a brush. The color: Neon Pink. I primarily play in the woods and I'm pretty sure nobody missed who I shot. And with a bright pink and black striped shell, I had no problem seeing where I was shooting either.
I bought a case of 2000 for $50 USD. A very good price for good paint if I do say so myself.
The packaging was the best I have seen. The box is made of plenty of cardboard and then each bag was inside of another four-sided cardboard spacer. The bag itself was made of what felt like reasonably strong plastic and looked like it was heat sealed, so no ties holding it shut. Inside each bag was what I think is a silicone packet. And it's not one of those packets you get in new shoes, the packets are much larger, it was slightly larger than my palm. No moisture whatsoever in the bag.
That's about it I think. What I got was a very good case of paint on the cheap. i would not hesitate to recommend it to anybody who asks. It's a nine simply because I haven't gone and completely tested its size or drop test or anything like that.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 9th, 2010 at 12:23 pm PST