Hellfire-Some of the best paint out there
Inferno-Best paint for the money
Arctic Inferno-The BEST paint for winter play, this stuff is amazing
Blaze-Good Recball paint
Midnight/Whitebox-Decent paint for anyone on a budget
Evil-Great paint that compares to Hellfire or Inferno
Midevil-Great practice paint for someone use to shoot Evil
32* Team Colors-Cheap whitebox paint, would only use it if I really had to
88/4500 Crossfire Tank
Dye Ultralite and Freak Kit
Why bother... It's a large bore paint, but a barrel kit does help.
Possibly the price?
Breaks too easily
Does not stand up in temps below 35
Seam is terrible
I went to my local paintball shop one day to pick up a case of paint so I could go out and play. The field is FPO, and normally I don't have a problem with this because they carry the paints I like, but this day was an exception. The owner didn't have any Arctic Inferno in stock, and instead ordered Polar Ice. He said it was great paint and even some empolyees said it was good. I try not to let them sell me on things, because the truth is most of them aren't very knowledgable. So I paid $55 for my case and went down to the field. All day long this stuff kept breaking in my barrel. It was an absolute mess to clean up and was very aggravating. Everyone else that day was having the same problem. There were games where I would miss people from 25 feet away because this paint was so bad. If it made it out of my barrel without breaking, don't expect it to go even near your target. RPS jumped on the BE bandwagon on this one, making some very crappy paint.
This stuff is terrible. I will never shoot it and again, nor will I recommend it to anyone. This stuff gives you such a headache, RPS should include a bottle of Advil with the case.
Severe Hurricane and Tempest
And a whole pile of no-name junk brands
Kingman Spyder Pilot
Black Check-it Assault Block
SIlver '04 Mac Dev Gladiator
Custom-Painted Black/Alu. Dead-On Drop Forward
Nylatron Bandit Bolt
14" Black All-American Back/Silver Freak Front
Maddmann Rocket Valve
Dye '05 Black/Blue Tank Cover
Mac Dev Spring Kit
68/3000 Pure Energy HPA Tank
Custom-Painted & Z-Boarded Viewloader Evolution II
Black Java Feed Neck
Mac Dev Gauges all 'round
It doesn't matter too much... Anything better than a Progressive is a waste on these.
Nothing beats it in the cold
Doesn't come out of clothes as easily
What it comes down to is there aren't many paints that cut it in the cold. Living in Canada... We Canadian paintballers know these things. This paint works great in the cold, you'll only ever get the very rare hard paintball (just hope you don't take it on bare skin -- BIG ouch). The fills are bright, and REALLY thick, hard to wipe and the bulk of the paint ends up on your target and not in the air around your target.
The SIGNIFICANT downside (and it's really kinda silly and easily avoidable) is you'll notice right away a case of this paint is rather small compared to most paint cases. That's because the paint is CRAMMED into the box... and you all know that means DIMPLES! While this paint seems to shoot "okay" especially at high velocities where it doesn't matter too much, on a field that plays at 240 fps it matters quite a bit. Checking through one of the bags of 500 you'll be lucky to find a dozen balls that aren't dimpled... most bags you won't find one. So... don't use these for anything other than recball or when it's gonna be cold out! As far as chop resistance/barrel breaks, I've put 2 cases through my Pilot (albeit at 10 degrees C or less, why would you use these when it's warm?) and not shredded ANY in the barrel at all... and I don't ever chop so I wouldn't know about that part :D
It's a decent paint and better than many. A quick look around will snag you a case of it for $60.00 CDN which is nice too. While you won't get any "footballs" you'll get MAJOR ball dimpling because the paint is so crammed into the box. RPS if you ever read this... JUST PUT IT IN A BIGGER BOX!
Spyder Imagine (old model) J&J Ceramic 12", 20oz CO2
Bright, tough shell, cold weather formula
Balls did come dimpled
I used this once. My friends were having a massive rec-party and I didn't want to miss out. I went to my local store to buy paint and all they offered was Polar Ice. I was a little dissapointed, but bought a case (a little high of a price). My friends later said they wish they would have been as smart as me and got severe weather paint. I was glad I got it because that day it was about 30degrees out. So.... to make a long story short, everyone else chopped, I didn't, everyone else messed around, I owned.
It's great paint if you're playing in cold weather (no colder than 28 degrees). Balls did come dimpled, and will dimple slightly in cold weather. Just go through your paint the day before and pick out the few bad ones and you'll be fine. A little more expensive than regular paint, but still worth it 100%.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, March 18th, 2005 at 9:05 pm PST
White box brand paint by 32 degrees, paint left out in the sun for about a week.
2K1 autococker with ugraded LPR set up
One that is easily squeegied
Non-toxic, water soluble, biodegradable
Poor quality, Fresh paint arrived dimpled, large seams, broke in barrle no matter what
Ok, I went to this scenario that a friend of mine put out recently. The paint ordered was Polar Ice- yellow shell/yellow fill. I watched it come in. It was about as fresh as you could get it. I got 2nd case off pallet. First bag, no breaks but every single ball was dimpled. Not just minor dimple, like golfball dimpled. There were some smooth spots on some of the balls though. They were cut in half by a horrible seam.
I figured, what the heck, it's snowing and everyone else is shooting it as it's event paint only so I took it on the field. Big mistake. I sized it to my freak barrel, then went up an insert to account for any moisture in the barrel from the snow. I've done this with Arctic inferno and had no issues. First shot over the chrono, busted down the barrel. Cleaned the barrel. Second shot, same deal. I did this with about a dozen shots before I got my first shot to register over the chrono.
So keeping my squeegie close by, I took the field. Needless to say, I would've been better off taking the paint in my hand and smacking people with it to eliminate them. 1 in 20 shots flew straight if it didn't bust in the barrel. I tried uping the size of my insert after about an hour of frustration to no avail. Same deal all day. I even cleaned my barrel out with cleaner and dried it at lunch time. Took it on the field with a plastic bag over the barrel in case it was moisture. Nope, nothing worked. It got to the point where I put the marker down and ran around with no marker at all doing missions.
Do not waste your money with this paint. It wasn't a fluke case. Everyone on the field had the same issues. How else do you think I was able to run around without a marker and still complete the missions? I'm no SEAL or anything.
None that I could find, would like to see a darker shell color for woodsball
I shot about 500 to 600 of these today in 20 to 40 degree weather (farenheit) and had zero breaks. I run in "turbo mode" set fairly fast, a little past 1/2 way up. I like these and will probably use them all winter here in Colorado. I would like to a darker shell color.
I highly recommend these to any one who plays in the cold.
Accurate in cold weather, don't chop if it's above freezing
Sometimes get bad batches, NOT winterproof
*I bought a case of these & played all weekend with them with 30-40 degree weather and they worked great.
*These are made to shoot in cold weather and it shows
*Bright fill (can stain)
*Can't stay whole/straight if it goes much under freezing
*Paint so thick its tough to clear a barrel if you manage to break one
*Some balls are not round or edges clearly visible
If you know your playing in cold weather, (or can't stay inside) these are good to have in your arsenal. Great cold weather performance, but don't leave em outside. They're not the best balls to hit the market, but a solid value
Eblade Orracle, Center Flag 68/4500, B w/rip, Stiffi
Something with a large bore
Basically a Big Ball
I live in the midwest where the weather gets crappy for about 3-4 months of the year but my urge doesn't go away. I was stuck using these balls until Draxxus came along a nd offered some quality. These balls are not much better than using Big Balls. Very inconsistant, a lot of barrel breaks, and no size consistancy. I still found myself using the swab far to often.
I would not recomend these to anybody as long as the Arctic Inferno are available. Very poor quality. I will give them a one since they were not quite as bad as trying to use BIg Ball in the cold.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, February 12th, 2004 at 6:06 am PST
Something small bore, this stuff in kinda on the small side
Good for winter use
Does stain sometimes
I used this paint because it was what the feild owner was selling, I figure $60 a case for winter paint, can't beat that. It does work better than regular paint in cold weather, but below 30 it starts to break more easily. Remember guys, they do have to make this stuff safe for spring and summer use.
My suggestion for paint when the dial drops below 40 or so.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 15th, 2004 at 8:19 pm PST
Horribly inaccurate. Throwing paint at someone would be more reliable.
Not much to say here. Didn't work with my cocker or the Xtra. I tried using the stock barrel, a CP .689, J&J ceramic and stock Xtra barrel. Nothing mattered. It just hooks all over the place. No, it doesn't roll out. Fits nicely.
One positive note, it didn't chop. At least the shell didn't get brittle. It does mark the target good and breaks decently...if you *do* hit the target that is.
Don't waste your hard-earned $$$ on this. I suppose if it's a choice between Brass Eagle or Polar Ice and it's cold, well...
do not buy this paint it is very bad, i did not know that polar ice paint was that bad. They are not made well at all. It was a new case, i used to work at this field at they get new paint every week. spend a little more money and get artic inferno , best paint for winter. I personally prefer them. Other wise use evil the rest of the year.
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