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Forum: The Dead Zone 10-13-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,853
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
This is a fascinating thread. Apart from EMR,...

This is a fascinating thread. Apart from EMR, I've never heard of a field that had a rule like that.

And it seems counterproductive. I remember the "no head shot" rules of the 80s. It made...
Forum: The Dead Zone 10-01-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I remember them, but its fun to see how they...

I remember them, but its fun to see how they actually work and its surprisingly low technology.

The last "advancement" for CO2 might have been those Tippmann quick/fill valves that they were...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-27-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,745
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I do remember finding the “black knoght” to be...

I do remember finding the “black knoght” to be unpleasant to shoot. It was crazy light. It was plastic, and didn’t have a metal core like the stingray.
Combined with an unusually heavy hammer...
Forum: Electronic and Mechanical 09-22-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,654
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
If you print USPS or UPS postage via paypal, at...

If you print USPS or UPS postage via paypal, at home, a tracking number will show up right away..... even though it has not actually been shipped yet.

I think we all get spoiled now that most...
Forum: Ask The Experts 09-14-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
https://web.archive.org/web/20080302080428im_/http...

https://web.archive.org/web/20080302080428im_/https://emrpaintball.com:80/images/camp.jpg
https://www.paintballcity.org/images/hplovecraft/camp.jpg
...
Forum: Ebay Oddities 09-11-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Cal-mag was the field paint for so many fields...

Cal-mag was the field paint for so many fields around here, back in the late 80s, early 90s.

For years, I thought paint was supposed to be like that...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-09-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,401
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I really wanted a MZ16 when they sorta came out,...

I really wanted a MZ16 when they sorta came out, back in 1995.
This was just the very beginning of the leo-training paintguns, ie Sydarm, AFT, CAR-16, etc.

It was kind of a odd time, since the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,020
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I havnt even adjusted by FPS, or changed an oring...

I havnt even adjusted by FPS, or changed an oring in 20 years.

But I get it- Blowbacks are simple and elegant. When you pull the trigger, you set in motion a series of events that have to finish,...
Forum: Brass Eagle 09-05-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I remember those old days. It became a madhouse...

I remember those old days.
It became a madhouse when Brass Eagle decided to dump all its stock of rainmakers for $99.

Oh, and the infamous "full auto stingray" contest? There was a prize for the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-05-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,020
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I ran mine with a siphon, and on humid days... it...

I ran mine with a siphon, and on humid days... it would produce such a magnificent vapor cloud, that it would totally envelop me.

It was glorious.
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-01-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,458
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Paintball, and most niche hobbies are like that. ...

Paintball, and most niche hobbies are like that.

There is a ton of overhead to playing paintball. You need equipment, you need lots of space, you need money and free time, and you need people.......
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-01-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,020
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I've always loved blowbacks. My teammates all had...

I've always loved blowbacks. My teammates all had bad experiences with mags and cockers when they first came out. Constantly breaking down, problems with co2, etc.
My Tippmanns and Montneels always...
Forum: Ask The Experts 08-24-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 389
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
CO2 is very temp sensitive. 500psi at 30*,...

CO2 is very temp sensitive.

500psi at 30*, 800psi at 75*, 1200psi at 100*. 1800psi is when most co2 tanks used to blow its vent, but that happened to often that most are now 3000psi. It was easy...
Forum: Tippmann 08-18-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I loved mine. I thought it was a fantastic gun. ...

I loved mine. I thought it was a fantastic gun.

But they weirdly get literally no respect. There was a time in 1991 where they were everywhere. It was easily the most popular gun on the field,...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-29-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
no roll outs. confused players and refs.

no roll outs. confused players and refs.
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-25-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 985
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Yes, Nelspot 707 in 65, and Nelspot 007 in 1970. ...

Yes, Nelspot 707 in 65, and Nelspot 007 in 1970.
The link said the Nelspot came out in the 60s, which is accurate but I think you are implying that the 007 itself was not, which is also true.
...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-24-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 985
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I think 1965 is the date generally accepted for...

I think 1965 is the date generally accepted for the first run of Nelspots, through Crossman. WHen they contract expired, around 1970, they went with Daisy.
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-24-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
You could buy a whole Bren parts kit. ...

You could buy a whole Bren parts kit.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/779979075
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-21-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
If you just swapped the hoses, and adjust the...

If you just swapped the hoses, and adjust the timing, you would solve any roll-out problems you might be having.

In theory, swapping the hoses, and adding an autotrigger would give you a...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-20-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Seems like it would be an easy pneumatic trigger...

Seems like it would be an easy pneumatic trigger conversion if converted to open bolt and linked the seat to an auto trigger instead. Like the vector
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-20-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
https://web.archive.org/web/20040805101121/https:/...

https://web.archive.org/web/20040805101121/https://www.schragerbrothers.com:80/shadow.html

Pictures seem to be no longer archived.
Too bad, says there was an optional "fake gold" and "fake...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-19-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,012
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I love it. I think inlines are just better...

I love it. I think inlines are just better looking then stacked tube guns. Except for automags. Everyone hates automags.

It reminds me more of a Hammer 3, or Sheridan XTS then the Tippmann. The...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-16-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
It is against the law. The penalty is "up to...

It is against the law. The penalty is "up to $500,000 and/or 5 years in prison".

I don't know of anyone who has ever been in trouble... but there is a reason why it shouldnt be done. For one,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-14-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 18,709
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I have most of those older movies. I'll get some...

I have most of those older movies. I'll get some screen caps for you, and some poorly written descriptions.
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-14-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,417
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Not exactly. The "vert tank to block hits" came...

Not exactly. The "vert tank to block hits" came later.

Originally, the trend for vert tanks was because speedball was just becoming huge, around 92 or so, and EVERYONE thought they needed...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-13-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,417
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
There was a brief time in the early 90s, where...

There was a brief time in the early 90s, where that was the "cool" thing to do. It was after backbottles, but before bottomlines (and ECs and regs, etc).

Everyone made versions for vert tanks, ie...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-13-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,417
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
This is one I play with a lot. Works really well,...

This is one I play with a lot. Works really well, despite how it looks.
https://www.paintballcity.org/images/hplovecraft/megaev2.jpg

Its the only electro-Z conversion that I know about. That...
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-05-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The Splatmaster is an open-bolt pump along with...

The Splatmaster is an open-bolt pump along with GZ1000..

Though, technically, it doesnt really have a pump, or a bolt. But if we imagine one with one of those rare pump kits that were sold in the...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 07-01-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 761
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Inexpensive, and reliable. Though I remember...

Inexpensive, and reliable.

Though I remember when they came out- Everyone, and I mean everyone bashed them. "The StinkRay". I hated everything about them.

But I won one in a tournament, and...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-26-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,358
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The ultimate paintball catch-22: WHen you are...

The ultimate paintball catch-22:
WHen you are young, with the time to play constantly, you can't afford it.

When you are old, with plenty of money to afford all the best, you no longer have the...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-25-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,358
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Nyborg was the other big team. They composed...

Nyborg was the other big team. They composed mostly of AGNH staff, owner (ie Tom, Ty Cook).

In reference to the OP, I was just thinking about how the AG sponsorship worked. To be accepted as a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-24-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,358
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Quality is terrible in that photo. It must be...

Quality is terrible in that photo. It must be from around 93 or so. Not sure when Shipyard Ale changed its name from Kennebunk Brewing.
In the center is "Colonel Sanders". He played with a rubber...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-24-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,358
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
One of my teammates worked there, right when they...

One of my teammates worked there, right when they were trying to expand. So they were looking for creative marketing. They only gave us beer though. I suspect it was unsold inventory. So much...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-24-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,358
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I was going to type the same thing. For a...

I was going to type the same thing.

For a while, we were sponsored by a beer company. Shipyard beer. The deal was we got free beer, as long as we hung the banner at events. Having all that free...
Forum: Rainman's Custom Corner 06-19-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,343
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Loved my Pump RM. I have 6 six kids, so I...

Loved my Pump RM.

I have 6 six kids, so I know how you feel. It never ends. I'm straight out from 2am to 8pm. Then I have from 8-9pm to calm down, watch tv, etc.
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-17-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
vm68.com/stuff/sheridan_recognition_guide.html

vm68.com/stuff/sheridan_recognition_guide.html
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
If you want more options, every hydrotester has...

If you want more options, every hydrotester has to be registered, and the DOT maintains a map of every one in the country.

Click here for the map, enter your zipcode...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-13-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Microline, for a given type, will always be rated...

Microline, for a given type, will always be rated higher then macroline, and is far more durable for HP applications.
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-11-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The first thing that popped into my head was, any...

The first thing that popped into my head was, any pre 2k cocker with a shroud, factory pneus, etc

People kept those shrouds on for the first year or so. Once the rock came out, it didn't fit in...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-07-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
It's too bad there isn't an easy way to make it...

It's too bad there isn't an easy way to make it work like a vector. IE open-bolt pneumatic trigger. (Works like an auto triggering sterling)

How do sniper auto triggers work? Seems like a simple...
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