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Forum: The Dead Zone 08-12-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,093
Posted By TechPB-Mike
NXE pants are pure garbage. They sewed the knee...

NXE pants are pure garbage. They sewed the knee pad above the thigh, so when you knee down, the pad is halfway between your knee and your hip
...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-12-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By TechPB-Mike
For me, I go into both scenarios with different...

For me, I go into both scenarios with different expectations

The huge games, I just love going back to the same spot, over and over again, dumping case after case into the same area and breaking...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-14-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By TechPB-Mike
First thing is that because the Apex tip tends to...

First thing is that because the Apex tip tends to use a TON of air, using it in combination with a freak back and insert kit will help a little with the efficiency

You lose about 20fps once you...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-07-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By TechPB-Mike
Backing off how hard you hit the poppet (reducing...

Backing off how hard you hit the poppet (reducing LPR pressure, reducing dwell) can have a pretty negative effect on how your gun performs

If you have to increase HPR pressure to increase velocity...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-04-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By TechPB-Mike
if you need some, send me an email ...

if you need some, send me an email

mike.techpb@gmail.com

I've got quite a few here
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-28-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 7,233
Posted By TechPB-Mike
call me crazy, but not too long ago, didn't we...

call me crazy, but not too long ago, didn't we have carbon fiber wrapped 3000psi tanks?

Nitroduck, Centerfire, there were tons of 3000psi carbon fiber tanks. If you couldn't afford the 4500psi...
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 04-17-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,464
Posted By TechPB-Mike
oh my god gorgeous collection of guns!

oh my god

gorgeous collection of guns!
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-11-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By TechPB-Mike
I had one for a couple months I found it to...

I had one for a couple months

I found it to be an impractical as anything I've ever seen. Keep in mind, in the "traditional" rules of paintball, if they hit the bow in any place, you're out
...
Forum: New To The Sport 02-24-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,288
Posted By TechPB-Mike
The LP poppet is slightly longer, so it opens up...

The LP poppet is slightly longer, so it opens up more allowing more of the HIGH pressure air to flow in

You keep your LPR at 80psi, install it, and go chrono

If all goes according to plan, you...
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-14-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By TechPB-Mike
the crimpers that you'll need, are going to cost...

the crimpers that you'll need, are going to cost quite a bit of money. Last I check they were about $30

What you can do, is try some pre-built molex leads, and solder your wires into those leads. ...
Forum: Ask The Experts 02-14-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 462
Posted By TechPB-Mike
its just the paint Maybe it was too cold,...

its just the paint

Maybe it was too cold, the paint was thin shelled, who knows

I've shot the most brittle of brittle of paint through my Axe without ANY problems. GI Milsim 5 star, Ultra Evil,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-13-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,041
Posted By TechPB-Mike
actually my personal favorite gearbag? Is those...

actually my personal favorite gearbag? Is those huge plastic blue tubs you can get from WalMart for $20

I'll take a plastic "footlocker" type tub for pantball, over a soft, collapsing gearbag...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-02-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,480
Posted By TechPB-Mike
another awesome hit destroyed my last Pulse...

another awesome hit destroyed my last Pulse loader a few years ago

I took a hit directly into the "release tab" on the left side while at a full sprint diving into the snake. No paint on the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-01-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 987
Posted By TechPB-Mike
Wasaga Beach? Carnage pulled over 800...

Wasaga Beach?

Carnage pulled over 800 people, I know there was more than 400 people per side

I know on my "auction site" (the name has been filtered here at MCB for your protection), easily...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-29-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,480
Posted By TechPB-Mike
the pattern of behavior from the player, says...

the pattern of behavior from the player, says more than the incident itself

You see the same players, weekend and week out

If it happens every single game, where you're walking off with hits...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-22-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By TechPB-Mike
I miss the "backplayer" net, with those fields...

I miss the "backplayer" net, with those fields that had the net in the back, that the back player could safely hide behind and yell out positions and commands

But anyways, very few players...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-21-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By TechPB-Mike
my wife is an insulin dependent diabetic, she...

my wife is an insulin dependent diabetic, she wears the pump.

First thing you need to do, is to truly get a feel for how your particular insulin reacts in your body. When Jenn was on shots, her...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-13-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 901
Posted By TechPB-Mike
not really Paintball markers are just...

not really

Paintball markers are just "tools" for me, I don't hold any sort of emotional attachment to a particular marker, as I do for my vice-grips or my cordless screwdriver.

Usually I hang...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-07-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By TechPB-Mike
whew loaders are VERY picky about reuseable...

whew loaders are VERY picky about reuseable paintballs

We tested every loader on the market a few years ago, the Pinokio did the best with reballs. It just consistently fed them with no issues or...
Forum: Ask The Experts 12-06-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By TechPB-Mike
that's just a blown frenzy board VERY common...

that's just a blown frenzy board

VERY common with the earlier board revisions, 1.16 and such.

Send it in the blast to see if they can update it or replace it. Or better yet, get the Tadao OLED...
Forum: New To The Sport 11-06-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 874
Posted By TechPB-Mike
from speaking to Ray at Ninja / PSI, he says very...

from speaking to Ray at Ninja / PSI, he says very few tanks fail hydro service. I didn't get an exact percentage but it didn't sound like alot.

Also keep in mind, your reg may also need service....
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-03-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By TechPB-Mike
The BT Patrol is pretty nice That's my...

The BT Patrol is pretty nice

That's my "Disney" and "Motorcycle" backpack. It has a TON of space, has a good amount of padding on the back, and just fits very very nice. Also the straps are...
Forum: The Dead Zone 11-02-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By TechPB-Mike
Sanchez Machine 14654 Firestone Blvd La...

Sanchez Machine
14654 Firestone Blvd
La Mirada, CA 90638
Ph. 714-739-0579
Fax. 714-670-9273
sm1paintballbarrel@yahoo.com

Paulina (daughter) usually answers the emails, but the owner/father...
Forum: New To The Sport 11-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,759
Posted By TechPB-Mike
^^^ well I've been a customer of theirs, longer...

^^^ well I've been a customer of theirs, longer than they've been an advertiser on my site.

I've been buying thousands upon thousands of dollars each year using online retailers, everyone from...
Forum: New To The Sport 11-01-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,759
Posted By TechPB-Mike
the example with Walmart doesn't apply to...

the example with Walmart doesn't apply to paintball

In paintball, if you buy a broken product, you're stuck with it, and you have to incur all the costs of sending it to the manufacturer.

This...
Forum: New To The Sport 11-01-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,759
Posted By TechPB-Mike
I honestly think it in MOST cases, it comes down...

I honestly think it in MOST cases, it comes down to the resolution skills of the customer.

1) Call and get RMA
2) ship back product with note explaining problem

I talk to the owners of many...
Forum: New To The Sport 11-01-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,759
Posted By TechPB-Mike
ANSGear is the BEST retailer in paintball ...

ANSGear is the BEST retailer in paintball

They ship, over 800 packages per day

People buy a factory sealed marker from ANSGear, and when it doesn't work, they blame... who?

They blame...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-31-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,253
Posted By TechPB-Mike
I'm starting to think companies are going to...

I'm starting to think companies are going to start doing this on purpose, to get hits to their website LOL

seems to work!
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-18-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By TechPB-Mike
I will say I've been a customer of Pete's...

I will say I've been a customer of Pete's (Macrolineguy.com) for the last 3 to 4 years easily, and I have never had problems with his products or macroline

I always pull off the factory OEM...
Forum: New To The Sport 10-09-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By TechPB-Mike
yea it sounds like removing the pump guide rod is...

yea it sounds like removing the pump guide rod is going to be the best route. Just be VERY careful that you don't nick or scratch it, it could affect the smoothness of the pump stroke. Grip it from...
Forum: New To The Sport 10-09-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By TechPB-Mike
when you pull out the bolt pin, if you cock the...

when you pull out the bolt pin, if you cock the handle back as far as you can, does the sled clear the body, enough for you to "fold it over"?

If not, see if there is some grooves on the pump...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-01-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 987
Posted By TechPB-Mike
as for the Axe, I absolutely LOVE mine for PSP...

as for the Axe, I absolutely LOVE mine for PSP style airball

It's just an awesome shooter
Forum: Sterling 09-29-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,589
Posted By TechPB-Mike
ugh hardlines... I dealt with these on the...

ugh hardlines...

I dealt with these on the stock class version of the Sterlings and it was a nightmare. Leak central

Supposedly they were coming out with adapters for microline but not sure if...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-28-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By TechPB-Mike
I'll also add that in regards to "cost", don't...

I'll also add that in regards to "cost", don't spend a fortune on paint until the SECOND year you play the event.

Spend the first year, getting to know the field. Study the maps, try to explore...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-27-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 822
Posted By TechPB-Mike
Living Legends is an amazing event. Storyline is...

Living Legends is an amazing event. Storyline is very basic so it's an easy game to play, CPX is HUGE and has some amazing parts of the field (City, Ruins, Temple of Doom, etc). Plus you get the NPPL...
Forum: New To The Sport 09-22-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By TechPB-Mike
^^^ if they would have just said- "This is...

^^^ if they would have just said-

"This is going to be a new format, designed for new players and beginner groups... to lessen the sting and to lessen the bruises... OR for advanced players that...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-20-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,235
Posted By TechPB-Mike
KEE to release a LUXE type marker... if it's ready

KEE to release a LUXE type marker... if it's ready
Forum: New To The Sport 09-19-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By TechPB-Mike
I think the splatmaster series was the smartest...

I think the splatmaster series was the smartest thing anyone has done with an "odd caliber" like 50 cal

I honestly think there will be case studies in Marketing college courses about how terrible...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-26-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By TechPB-Mike
you wouldn't believe how many people who get my...

you wouldn't believe how many people who get my address, send me PM's telling me "Dood, I looked your house up on google!!!"

at least two or three times a week...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-23-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,186
Posted By TechPB-Mike
Mike Phillips... eating chocolate rice crispy...

Mike Phillips... eating chocolate rice crispy treat Mickey ears and checking in!

nom nom nom!!!

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/418329_271202062994160_2136445533_n.jpg
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