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PWI Paintball - Turbulence Information
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PWI Paintball
350 S Milliken Avenue
Ontario, CA 91761

Email: sales@pwipaintball.com
Website: http://www.pwipaintball.com
This paintball is of highest performance at all points. Real tournament grade designed for professionals that demand ball-for-ball accuracy with extreme rates of fire for superior distance and accuracy. The fill is super thick just like paste.
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 Release Date: 2005
 MSRP: $45.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
 Reviews: 6
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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PWI Paintball Turbulence SETUP: MACDEV CLONE, carbon fiber .688 boomstick. this paint is nice! was shooting the PWIs mid grade bombz, adavnaced to smoking dragonz, then moved onto the Turbulence. This is truly tournament...
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Join Date: Oct 2011
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $46.00
Pros: seamless, consistent, nice fill
Cons: none at all
SETUP: MACDEV CLONE, carbon fiber .688 boomstick.

this paint is nice! was shooting the PWIs mid grade bombz, adavnaced to smoking dragonz, then moved onto the Turbulence. This is truly tournament grade paint. the paint splats well and is THICK! fill is extremely bright. comparable to evil paint at the price a bit cheaper then RPS Premium.

Turbulene is great, Smoking Dragonz is great also if you want to save a buck or two and is almost as brittle but id definitely shoot turbulence if your marker is soft on paint.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
PWI Paintball Turbulence Being that this is PWI's tourney level paint you would think that they would use a better fill. Alas this is just a more brittle version of the players choice fill and would only serve best for...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: Shell
Cons: The fill
Being that this is PWI's tourney level paint you would think that they would use a better fill. Alas this is just a more brittle version of the players choice fill and would only serve best for someone at practice or if playing pump.

Bombz is definitely the way to go as it is the best of both worlds, cheap with brittle shell of top tier paint. Skip turbulence and buy bombz for 5 bux less.
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  • Currently 4.4/5 stars.
PWI Paintball Turbulence shot 3+ cases of this over the last few weeks with no complaints. really brittle shell but broke none in marker. balls seem perfectly round with a really smooth seem. good fill thick enough to stick...
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Join Date: May 2010
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $40.00
Pros: brittle good fill shoots straight and inexpesive
Cons: no cons
shot 3+ cases of this over the last few weeks with no complaints. really brittle shell but broke none in marker. balls seem perfectly round with a really smooth seem. good fill thick enough to stick and not get sucked into jersey but thin enough to splash well. priced to practice with, made well enough to compete with. try this stuff.
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  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
PWI Paintball Turbulence Really good tourney paint for low price, accurate paint with really nice thick fill and super bright green fill.
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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: hemet, Ca.
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $42.00
Pros: bright fill, brittle shell, round, shoots straight
Cons: none at all
Really good tourney paint for low price, accurate paint with really nice thick fill and super bright green fill.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
PWI Paintball Turbulence After a poor experience with PWI's "Player Choice" brand, I decided to give the company a second chance, picking up the Turbulence label of "competition grade" paint. At $45/case for "tournament...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $45.00
Pros: Uniform size, Broke consistently, 95% round
Cons: 5-10% dimpled, harder shell than necessary
After a poor experience with PWI's "Player Choice" brand, I decided to give the company a second chance, picking up the Turbulence label of "competition grade" paint. At $45/case for "tournament quality" paint, it's hard to ignore, and the reviews here at PbN have it rated fairly high.

As such, I swung by Critical Paintball (the only LPS in the area that sells it) and picked up four cases (two for me, two for my brother in law) as we were planning on attending the New Year's Big Game at Jungle Island, this past Sunday. When I opened the boxes at the store, the paint looked fairly uniform; seams were fairly flat or only slightly raised, and few, if any dimpled rounds could be found without further inspection. No residue appeared on the inside of the bag, nor had any rounds cracked or broken while in shipment or sitting on the shelf.

Upon prepping for the day, however, it was discovered that at least 5% of the rounds were very slightly dimpled. These dimples were too small to be seen on cursory inspection, but once I began loading pods, the dimpled rounds became quite noticeable. The dimples were small, and in practice, did not negatively affect trajectory, which I will get to later.

Drop Test:
For the drop test, I simply held out a round at slightly higher than eye level to achieve a 6' drop onto level concrete. I tested four different rounds from two bags.

R1B1 - Failed
R2B1 - Failed
R3B2 - Failed
R4B2 - Failed

Every round dropped from that height failed to break, and instead, bounced to a height roughly 1/3 the original. This lends to a harder shell than normal, and should not be qualified as "tournament grade."

However, it should be noted that upon gently throwing the round onto concrete, the rounds broke consistently. (In this instance, "gently" would be described as a quick toss, enough to give the paintball an initial force, but not so much as to qualify as a full "throw")

Marker Testing/Actual usage:

The paint was used in three different markers, and two different barrels:

BL Vice w/ Pillow Bolt, J&J Edge kit, bored to .685, 16" tip
DP G3iQ w/ Stock bolt, J&J Edge kit, bored to .685, 16" tip
SP Ion w/ TechT L7 bolt, SP Freak Kit, bored to .693, 10" tip

The Vice was giving consistent readings of around 275 fps, with the G3 fluctuating between 270 and 280, with a slight dip around 265.

Initially, I was using the Vice in play, as it was my newest acquisition. Due improper settings on the board, the Vice was giving inconsistent streams of paint, however, each round was nearly ball-on-ball. At 50 ft, the spread was less than 1' in diameter, and every round broke on most surfaces.

Switching to the G3, the lines of paint were drastically improved, due to meticulous tuning previous to picking up the Vice. Accuracy was the same, allowing a line of paint to dominate a corner of their "city" field, from over 50 ft away. This included keeping paint 3"-6" away from the corner where a player was, forcing him to stay in cover.

The Ion was also giving fairly consistent readings of around 270-285 fps. However, due to overbore, the accuracy was not as precise as the Edge kit.

Only two rounds broke, however, I believe those were old GI 5 stars I was using, and not the Turbulence. The Turbulence shot through the barrel breaks well, with only a minor loss in accuracy until the break could be completely cleaned.

The fill was bright and thick, and didn't lend to running or soak into clothes/jerseys.

Conclusion:

In all, the paint is a very good cost-effective replacement for some rec-brands and even the bottom-tier tourney brands. Consistently sized shells made for great bore-matching, giving ball-on-ball accuracy with steady flight profile. Minor dimpling can be a set-back, but if you're not relying on this for your game-day performance, it shouldn't be an issue. Though the thicker shell doesn't lend to breaking in a drop-test, it does provide a bit more protection against barrel breaks if your gun tends to be harsher on the more brittle-shelled paints.

End result: 4 1/2 out of 5
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PWI Paintball Turbulence their paint is great, nice, bright and thick. the paintballs break on contact 95% of the time and are not brittle. The only thing is, these cost me $50 where I live.
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Location: Nor☆Cal
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: thick fill and breaks on contact
Cons: price
their paint is great, nice, bright and thick. the paintballs break on contact 95% of the time and are not brittle.

The only thing is, these cost me $50 where I live.
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