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Forum: Ask The Experts Today, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 237
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: 18,103
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: 64
Views: 3,358
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: 64
Views: 3,358
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: 64
Views: 3,358
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: 712
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: 609
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: 1,915
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: 1,915
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: 1,915
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: 1,915
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: 1,915
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: 33
Views: 2,332
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: 724
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
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vm68.com/stuff/sheridan_recognition_guide.html
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-13-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
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: 354
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: 1,231
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: 288
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...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-03-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,178
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Yes. I worked there for a while, but left. I hate...

Yes. I worked there for a while, but left. I hate to say it, but he was a crook.
At one point he robbed himself of everything in the pro-shop/field, then tried to make a massive insurance claim.
...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-02-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,178
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
THere was a terrific field in Lewiston, right up...

THere was a terrific field in Lewiston, right up the road from Bates. Built inside an old racetrack stadium. It had an indoor speedball, indoor "urban", and outdoor courses. Plus, a woods field up...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-01-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,240
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Everything I own is from the early 90s. Thats my...

Everything I own is from the early 90s. Thats my favorite period of paintball.

But I did own a rainmaker briefly with the goal of making it a pump.
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-30-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Most of the fields around me in the 80s used...

Most of the fields around me in the 80s used Sheridans as rentals too.

The paintball business model was a little different back then. You had the 2 big companies NSG, and PMI that not only...
Forum: Electronic and Mechanical 05-28-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
If I remember correctly, the orings inside the...

If I remember correctly, the orings inside the valve are #10? Is there a leak?

Sometimes you can get a leak between the frame and breech if enough wear has developed on the quick-release pin. If...
Forum: Tippmann 05-14-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,678
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
But lets be honest, the gun is 100 times more fun...

But lets be honest, the gun is 100 times more fun with a siphon.

That sound, that cloud. The fill tech, and chrono ref who are convinced your gun is broken.

HPA is just.... boring. ...
Forum: Ask The Experts 05-07-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
The standard workaround to that rule is...

The standard workaround to that rule is pretending to ask the question "what's it worth", or the wonderfully vague "look what I found"
Forum: The Dead Zone 05-05-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,178
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I first starting playing 33+ years, and I've seen...

I first starting playing 33+ years, and I've seen paintball go through lots of cycles. Typically in sync with the economy since paintball is the definition of a disposable income.

Smaller fields...
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Carter provides a free imaging service at:...

Carter provides a free imaging service at: Paintballcity.org (https://www.paintballcity.org)
Works great
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-24-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Must be the Raptor? Either they are...

Must be the Raptor?

Either they are confusing the Raptor for the Illustrator, or vice versa?
Forum: Ask The Experts 04-23-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
According to the internet, Russia treats any...

According to the internet, Russia treats any airgun capable of delivering more then 3 joules of energy to be a firearm, and is regulated.

Paintguns are 15 joules. But there are tons of paintball...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-21-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
His firearm content mostly went away when...

His firearm content mostly went away when monetizing became much harder a few months ago. Too bad, he was always entertaining.
Forum: Mechanical Semi-Autos 04-10-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
68-Special with a crownpoint? That must be a...

68-Special with a crownpoint? That must be a wicked sound.

Ka-plink-Dinnnnng.
Forum: Rare and Old 04-10-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
That is an interesting ending to that story. I...

That is an interesting ending to that story. I didnt realize that.

I forgot how hyper-obsessed we were all about the SP saga back in the early 00s. Every electro company was sued by SP, and most...
Forum: Rare and Old 04-08-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 616
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Smarts Parts famously offered Carter a fortune...

Smarts Parts famously offered Carter a fortune for his, for use in the lawsuit against WDP (which they oddly lost when WDP discovered the actual inventor was neither SP or PVI).

Those were crazy...
Forum: The Dead Zone 04-08-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,685
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
A long time ago, 25 years, I was a sales manager...

A long time ago, 25 years, I was a sales manager for a retail store. One of my jobs was to drive around to all the competition, and make sure our prices were lower. If they ever lowered to match,...
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-16-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
Maybe its the Mandela effect? I thought I...

Maybe its the Mandela effect?

I thought I remember a stubby and rifle version.... but in all the years on MCB, nobody has ever actually produced any information. I don't think they really...
Forum: Bug Reports 03-14-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
In chrome, I went here: ...

In chrome, I went here:

chrome://settings/content/cookies

Scrolled down to "see all cookies". Filtered by "mcarterbrown".
Deleted, and restarted chrome.

Now it works perfectly find. Try...
Forum: Bug Reports 03-14-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
I still had the problem today until I deleted all...

I still had the problem today until I deleted all my *mcarterbrown* cookies.

Problem gone now. Maybe there was a DNS update somewhere, and there was a redirect to an old address?
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-13-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,308
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
No, this one starts off with an odd nazi-cowboy...

No, this one starts off with an odd nazi-cowboy themed game at title card.
I'm not sure which one your thinking of.

Around 86 was also Master Blaster, Combat High, and a little later, Alls Fair....
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,308
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
This, the movie ZERO BOYS from 1986. The 10...

This, the movie ZERO BOYS from 1986. The 10 minutes are a paintball game.
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I remember exactly when I first saw the movie Zero Boys. It was the most amazing thing I'd ever seen in...
Forum: Ask The Experts 03-01-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By HP_Lovecraft
There was a time when paintball was banned in...

There was a time when paintball was banned in lots of states, countries, etc.
Its very possible that they were just trying to exploit a loophole.

Like how many countries ban guns that fire...
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