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Old 08-07-2012, 02:25 PM   #11 (permalink)
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In the old style paint the paint would separate and the denser materials would settle to the bottom. When you went to shoot the paint, the balls would fly wildly because they were heavier on one side. By tumbling the paint it kept the paint mixture well mixed and the paintballs flew true. So true I had a red-dot sight mounted on my Phantom. If that dot was ever on you, you were out.

I used a 8x10 photography tumbler for my paint.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:35 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great idea for a thread...

I found a few more on an airsoft blog. Pictures, descriptions and even pricing. Kinda neat to see these old ads.
Ah, the Command Post. All my first paintball guns came from there. Wish I still had the old catalogs.
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In the old style paint the paint would separate and the denser materials would settle to the bottom. When you went to shoot the paint, the balls would fly wildly because they were heavier on one side. By tumbling the paint it kept the paint mixture well mixed and the paintballs flew true. So true I had a red-dot sight mounted on my Phantom. If that dot was ever on you, you were out.

I used a 8x10 photography tumbler for my paint.
That's interesting. I definitely learned something new today. Thanks for spreading the old school knowledge!
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That's interesting. I definitely learned something new today. Thanks for spreading the old school knowledge!
People used stone tumblers, and bingo tumblers. I had a device that would spin tubes for me. yes... 1 tube (10 rounds) at a time!

We all did it in the 80s, but honestly I don't know if it really helped. It was very gimmicky time of paintball. We did all sorts of dumb things. Paintball was entirely word-of-mouth.

It was around 1990 when we all stopped doing it. I don't remember if it was because we realized it didn't help... or paint got better... or we all started buying semi-autos, and didn't need to aim regardless.
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