mcarterbrown.com  

The Dead Zone Paintball Related Chat

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-10-2014, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
President of Kanuckistan
 
The Sexy Beast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Send a message via MSN to The Sexy Beast

CCM Fan
How Paintballs Are Made at G.I. Sportz

Hey guys. Im not 100% sure this is the right section to post this, however; I just had a friend share this video on my FB feed, and I thought some of you might enjoy checking it out aswell.

How Paintballs Are Made at G.I. Sportz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbuwu51kdw4&fs=1" width="644" height="390">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbuwu51kdw4&fs=1" />https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbuwu51kdw4">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbuwu51kdw4
__________________
Captain
Team AnthraxX
2010 and 2012 ATWL CHAMPIONS
My MCB Feedback

Last edited by The Sexy Beast; 11-11-2014 at 02:02 AM. Reason: Broken link?
The Sexy Beast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
I like cunningstunts
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada

Thanks. More interesting than the How Stuff Works video. And way more interesting than the work I'm supposed to be doing.
spikeBasic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 02:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Automag RT Triple OG
 
Dusty Bottoms's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nashville, TN

Interesting. I know that by the time they make it to my local field, which is FPO, and I buy them to use, their basically footballs.
__________________
"He is strong! If I die, I have to go before him, and he will ask me, "What is the riddle of the Automag?" If I don't know it, he will cast me out of Valhalla and laugh at me. That's Tom Kaye, strong on his mountain!"
Dusty Bottoms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 02:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
Seasoned Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008

I still find it interesting how little this process has actually changed in the 40+ years they've been made. Same basic ideas and techniques, just new equipment to make it more consistent.
__________________
Il n'y a point de sots si incommodes que ceux qui ont de l'esprit.
snoopay700 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2014, 02:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Slowly making progress
 
desertT1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vail, AZ

Very fun to see stuff get made. Even better when it's something I'm familiar with.

Can you imagine the suck of having a break in those giant tubs right before they get bagged?
__________________
>>> Link to prototype Dust Devil<<<
DT1 Dust Devil want list. Click me! <<Closed for now so I can catch up
Feedback
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mar View Post
I really like the picture posts, because I don't understand most of the word posts.
desertT1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2014, 11:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
.
 
The Inflicted's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Nashville, TN

Cool video!

Now if only GI could make good paintballs..
The Inflicted is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 12:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
Seasoned Member
 
panhead4411's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Xenia, OH

This makes it sound like complete incompetence that the last, well, all but one bag, of DXS paint i've ever gotten has been terribad. I avoid the stuff like the plague.
panhead4411 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 01:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
Post Whore
 
martix_agent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lafayette, Indiana
Send a message via AIM to martix_agent

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Inflicted View Post
Cool video!

Now if only GI could make good paintballs..
My field has GI paint. I've never had a horrible experience. however, the 3 star that we get is often too fresh, and need to cure for a few weeks before it will break on anything.
__________________
martix_agent is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 02:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
Active Member
 
PaintballNut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014

They showed the paint from paintball central on there. The orange ones on the trays that had PBC on it. Yah the paint sucks. It bores at .683. All the paint bounces even at pointblank; my head can verify!
PaintballNut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2014, 02:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
Paroxysm
 
Scougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: DELCO, P.A.

Good video :-) A nice overview of an updated process. Given the tech, it seems odd people don't seem to rate the GI stuff as any good.

There is something else to consider here. The gent I used to umpire for in the UK for many years used to get his paint, and immediately move it to a climate controlled room. He would then take the days paint and and keep it as well protected from temp changes as possible (using blankets and thermal bags.) Any unused sealed paint was then returned to the climate controlled room after the day through.

Going to other sites, they keep their paint on site, in all weather conditions unprotected from the cold and heat and temp variations throughout the day. The worst offenders kept it in big metal containers. So even if the paint arrived in a good state, it is quite likely by the time you get it that it would be ruined.

I would say though that having seen a lot of paint (normally from the same few manufacturers), that consistency and general quality have gone down massively. This is beyond just the odd bad batch, it's just shockingly awful paint being sold as decent grade. Partials fills, dimples, not round, lots of oil in the bags. For whatever reason pride in the product has simply vanished.

Some of the newer players in the field of paintballs seemed to be doing better than those that had been doing it for years.
__________________
Scougar Feedback
MG100 | FS FSC | Kingman Eraser
Scougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » The Dead Zone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC