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Old 07-31-2012, 04:33 PM   #79 (permalink)
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P0E- The charts are screen caps of my the ballistics software I use, it may help to actually click on the images to enlarge them and the grid lines become more apparent. In any case, having looked at the raw data, the differences are as significant as the plots imply (at closer ranges or shorter flight times, there are very minor differences).

Originally Posted by GodSword View Post
I agree with what AgentSmith has said above. I was at LL5 and the Evil paint, and to a lesser extent, the Marbs they replaced it with was HORRIBLE!...
In regards to crappy RPS paint at Living Legends, before I stopped shooting regular paintballs I shot marbs and evil (not to be confused with ultra evil tourney paint) exclusively and, I almost always found that RPS retail paint performed better than RPS event paint (i.e. big games and scenarios). I've also had problems with other brands at other events.

I've long suspected that RPS (and possibly other paint suppliers) decrease quality control in order to fill the large demands associated with big games. I think RPS did actually try to improve things this year as I don't recall previous year's truck actually being refridgerated (I staged right next to them every year I've been there). But, clearly the paint itself had issues.

I'm also willing to bet, based on my somewhat limited hands-on time with actual tourney paint, that tourney paint is produced to even higher standards than even the best retail box paint. In the case of Ultra Evil, there are clear, manufacturing differences (thickness of fill, metallic shells, etc).
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