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Old 06-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you prepare for a rain game?

I've been a fair weather player. I always look at the weather forecasts before I pick a day to play and it if rains, I don't play.

But, I'm looking to play this Sunday and the weather forecast says a 30% chance of rain. Since it's been raining on and off here in Florida for the past few weeks, I might as well read that as "100% of scattered rain".

What do you guys do differently if you know you will be playing in the rain?
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If I know it's going to rain I set up the pump gun. No electronics in it or the hopper so there isn't much that can get ruined. I'll use a visor and some sort of anti-fog on my goggles and may tape up the ports on the barrel if it pouring out. You can do the flap trick where you take a piece of duct tape and cut a strip as long as your porting. Fold it back over itself so it sticks together but leave a strip of adhesive uncovered and stick it to the barrel above the porting so the flap is over the ports so it keeps the rain out but doesn't seal the barrel, if that makes sense to you. Good luck!
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I don't change anything, if the temp is going to dip below 70 I'll pack a rainproof jacket shell to keep the core temp up. That's it. I actually like playing in the rain, it makes it much easier to stalk.
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I don't do anything different at all.

I already take a towel and a change of clothes. None of my guns use batteries. My mask tends not to fog in such circumstances. No problems at all.
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Rain wont hurt any of the electronics in a marker? If it so happens to leak into the grips?
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I pack a few things specifically for rain:

Danner Gore-tex boots. They keep the feet absolutely positively dry.

Unported or Lapco barrel. Something without excessive porting.

Visor to keep rain from getting inside my mask.

Fogtech anti-fog, just in case.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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as long as its not drenched an electronic gun "should" be ok. if you're really worried wrap your gripframe with some electircal tape for the day. Also no speed feeds, unless you shoot your hopper in a minute or so. Don't want those wet balls sitting around for 10 min or so swelling/ getting soft.

also, some people tape their porting on their barrels... This is my new rainy day gun though..
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Rain wont hurt any of the electronics in a marker? If it so happens to leak into the grips?
aren't those boards coated?

i've played with a spyder in the rain.... with a revvy too. i figured i shouldn't use my cyborg and take such an expensive risk, but the spyder worked like a champ the whole day.

except for curving. the barrel porting dripped water into the barel.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Rain wont hurt any of the electronics in a marker? If it so happens to leak into the grips?
It depends on the gun. Some markers actually have a coating on the boards that prevent water damage. I forget which ones, but there's a handful out there. Hardcore players tend to throw silicone over their boards and any exposed wiring, but how many times do people actually play in monsoon weather?

Some other parts of the electronic marker are kinda protected from water, but not enough to take a bath with.

I forget which tourney series it was, Denver maybe? It was soaking wet. Some people had functioning guns and others had his/her's go down. In reality, just go and be smart when playing in the rail. Light drizzle isn't a big deal, but if it's raining buckets, I'll probably wrap my gun in plastic or just use a mech/pump.
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Rain wont hurt any of the electronics in a marker? If it so happens to leak into the grips?
We asked that question to the Planet Eclipse guys and thier response was go try and break the guns. So we did and we couldn't. I haven't worried about shooting an electro in the rain since.
Biggest problem I've found in the rain is the paint, try as you will water/humity always gets to the stuff and thats where the issues come from.
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