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Forum: The Dead Zone 05-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 4,349
Posted By Luckless
Another thing to keep in mind is that excessive...

Another thing to keep in mind is that excessive bonus balling is easily classified as assault with a weapon. The rules of the game clearly state that to be out a player need only be marked with paint...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Luckless
Ah, those are using optical lenses to shift the...

Ah, those are using optical lenses to shift the apparent distance further away and correct basic focus errors. Doing it well and without distortion means either you're very lucky/reusing an existing...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-08-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By Luckless
Are you talking about filters? They merely block...

Are you talking about filters? They merely block light based on polarization, but you are still focusing on a giant wall 50 feet in front of you. Try to read something on a cellphone when it is only...
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Luckless
So how exactly did that system work? I'm doing a...

So how exactly did that system work? I'm doing a bit of napkin math but I'm not coming up with any numbers that really look favourable, so clearly I'm missing something.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Luckless
Yes, but to say that "Using banned substances to...

Yes, but to say that "Using banned substances to illegally enhance your biking performance without getting caught is an essential skill for anyone getting into competitive biking" isn't helping the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Luckless
It is also why I haven't bothered to play in...

It is also why I haven't bothered to play in nearly two years now, and never bothered even setting foot on a paintball field this season. (I found photographing paintball to be far more rewarding...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,073
Posted By Luckless
Pinged a bobsledder with this question: ...

Pinged a bobsledder with this question:

There are apparently 3 classes of track he is aware of:

Official competition tracks, of which there are less than two dozen around the world. Most have...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 564
Posted By Luckless
I'm not likely to buy any anytime soon (I already...

I'm not likely to buy any anytime soon (I already have a large enough collection of classics that I rarely play as it is), but a few things to help narrow down your market options:

Is the media...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-08-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By Luckless
What do they do for the pods? Honestly...

What do they do for the pods?


Honestly I'm kind of tempted to try designing something like one of these for my local field. They really don't need it, but it looks like an interesting and fun...
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-03-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,895
Posted By Luckless
If a group that plays there honestly wants to run...

If a group that plays there honestly wants to run a game differently than what the field owner is offering, then I would suggest taking a long hard look at the group of players and if you honestly...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-04-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,114
Posted By Luckless
I had an old bump cap (light weight version of a...

I had an old bump cap (light weight version of a hard hat) that I've been meaning to modify for paintball. I wanted to cut all the panels out and replace with nylon mesh pulled taut so that air would...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-27-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By Luckless
I think you might have better luck with a twin...

I think you might have better luck with a twin stack setup that is designed to carry a secondary stack beside/behind the first that will be moved into place when the first stack is depleted.

The...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-17-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By Luckless
Also do keep in mind that "Hey, those are mine,...

Also do keep in mind that "Hey, those are mine, and were stolen from me awhile ago!" is a horrible scam that some people fall for. A lot of people will give in to someone's claim over something like...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-06-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,403
Posted By Luckless
A few were, but most of them were listing...

A few were, but most of them were listing everything in US prices. I've gone through half the boxes in my storage closet here and haven't found them yet. I'm hoping to move out west in a month or...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-03-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,403
Posted By Luckless
Ah, actually they were 'markers' long before...

Ah, actually they were 'markers' long before 'paintball' was a sport. I have a few catalogs kicking around somewhere from the 60s and 70s with ads for "Forestry Markers". My father found them at a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-30-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,580
Posted By Luckless
Wait, if they smacked someone with a paintball in...

Wait, if they smacked someone with a paintball in their hand, then wouldn't that leave part of the paint on themselves, meaning both would have to walk off?

If it didn't, wouldn't they then be...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-12-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,245
Posted By Luckless
In the past I have worked on actual automated...

In the past I have worked on actual automated weapons systems, ones designed to be deployed (near friendly troops) and fire with no human input required after they are setup.

Based on my...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-27-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,233
Posted By Luckless
Needs a foregrip pump action that flips the...

Needs a foregrip pump action that flips the barrel for you. Then you are truly epic.
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-07-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,658
Posted By Luckless
Yes, most people are stupid. And they are all...

Yes, most people are stupid. And they are all kinds of stupid. I've crawled under a several tonne slab of fallen concrete to put pressure on a guy's wound while workers at the site got blocking in...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-05-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,658
Posted By Luckless
Yes, US cops would never have deployed a swat...

Yes, US cops would never have deployed a swat team to deal with a Call of Duty statue in a game developer's office after a mistaken alarm activation last Friday... Wait, no, that apparently happened.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-24-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,170
Posted By Luckless
I've seen several that are designed to use bulk...

I've seen several that are designed to use bulk pellet by way of a preprocessed rod. Melt your pellets, pass through an extruder, print head then feeds rods from a semi-automated hopper.

...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-21-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,170
Posted By Luckless
3D printers can be had for the cost of a...

3D printers can be had for the cost of a soldering station, a handful of junked inkjet printers, and a whole lot of your time.

The best home made 3D printers and milling machines are used to...
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-03-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,366
Posted By Luckless
Add a lug to 3k lines and nipples, and no lug to...

Add a lug to 3k lines and nipples, and no lug to 4.5k. The 4.5k nipple would slide into the 3k line allowing to fill from lower pressure, but the lugs on the 3k would block the nipple from being...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-11-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,050
Posted By Luckless
No, they go off because of a chain reaction of...

No, they go off because of a chain reaction of physics.

If a multimillion dollar 40mm autocannon prototype can suffer a mechanical failure that results in an unintentional runaway discharge of the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-02-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 995
Posted By Luckless
Wouldn't surprise me if it was true. It is a...

Wouldn't surprise me if it was true. It is a sport played by more rural populations simply due to the area required to play. The US has far more exceptionally large cities, which puts paintball...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-21-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,882
Posted By Luckless
That was great, I hope you guys continue to...

That was great, I hope you guys continue to produce shorts of that quality.

Would like to see more stress on the mask safety, as it is always nice when the 'public image' of the sport shows things...
Forum: Ask The Experts 11-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Luckless
Are you 100% sure you want a permanent bond on...

Are you 100% sure you want a permanent bond on that? It looks like it was bonded with a releasable compound, which would allow a damaged piece to be swapped out instead of tossing the whole thing....
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-06-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,009
Posted By Luckless
With precision. You can still detect colour at...

With precision. You can still detect colour at the edges of your vision, and hunter orange is still going to stand out among some trees, but the big difference is that if you are focused on it so it...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,009
Posted By Luckless
Camouflage is a tool to enhance a set of tactics....

Camouflage is a tool to enhance a set of tactics. It is not a Romulan cloaking device.

Yes, you can sneak and hide effectively without it, but when properly applied and used you become that much...
Forum: Ask The Experts 09-24-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Luckless
Care of brass really depends on what you want...

Care of brass really depends on what you want from the brass. If you have a beautiful dark, naturally aged patina finish then you will want to be more careful with how you clean and wax it compared...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By Luckless
I fully support improving safety, but that...

I fully support improving safety, but that 'report' was a joke. It truly felt like a high school kid trying to stretch his 2 page essay up to a required 10 pages by filling with fluff and unrelated...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-03-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,807
Posted By Luckless
Egypt. I'm sure you can find it anywhere with a...

Egypt. I'm sure you can find it anywhere with a decent population of moderate to high wealth. Not all of Africa is poor mud hut villages.

Problem is still that of a widely accepted single,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-31-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,807
Posted By Luckless
One of the biggest issues keeping paintball from...

One of the biggest issues keeping paintball from becoming a spectator sport is the simple fact that there is too much to watch of equal importance in nearly all formats.

Look at every other major...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-31-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,730
Posted By Luckless
Personally I think the best way to equalize...

Personally I think the best way to equalize things gear wise is to not only issue limited paint, but issue everyone with the exact same model of marker (that all get tuned properly.)

Nothing wrong...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-16-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Luckless
One forum I'm a member of doesn't allow online...

One forum I'm a member of doesn't allow online signup. Want to join? Send a postcard and an account will be created for you.

(Yet they've still had one spammer in the last five years. We were all...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,576
Posted By Luckless
In general, if someone gets the drop on me from a...

In general, if someone gets the drop on me from a superior position than my own and offers a surrender before I know they're there, I take it.

Why? Because they have already out played me. I'm...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-03-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 825
Posted By Luckless
Whatever is in my hand, aired, loaded with paint,...

Whatever is in my hand, aired, loaded with paint, and working.
Forum: New To The Sport 03-24-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,690
Posted By Luckless
I would suggest running with a T8.1. 9.1 if you...

I would suggest running with a T8.1. 9.1 if you want the option of easily attaching stocks.

Yeah, they look somewhat "Mil-Sim", but for a good reason: That design works very well for the intended...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-19-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,143
Posted By Luckless
How do I deal with cheaters and players with poor...

How do I deal with cheaters and players with poor sportsmanship?

I don't play with them.

I have walked off a field mid game, and had most of the players follow me, because my Team-mate was...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-07-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Luckless
Personally, I don't use one. It is either in my...

Personally, I don't use one. It is either in my hand, or rarely tucked in the large pocket/drop-pouch if I need to have both hands free. I never got around to getting something better than cheap...
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