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Old 12-16-2003, 10:54 PM #1
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melting bunkers

sorry if this is a repost but i couldn't find a mention of it after i did a search

I played in the Memphis Indoor over the weekend. I used a bunch of different guns but one of them was an LCD Angel with a 2-peice titanium boomer. The paint was a special run of Evil (silver with green fill). Whenever I would shoot that paint out of my ti barrel it would make a spark out the tip of the barrel. It was very cool and people were coming up to me all day to see my space gun lol.

Anyway I heard that any paint with this type of advantage shell (ie evil, pmi, etc) + ti barrel = flamethrower?
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:31 PM #2
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My Ti LongBow sparks occasionally, but with Blaze, which is a normal (non dry shell).
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Old 12-16-2003, 11:43 PM #3
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woh. i'd love to see a video of that *hint hint*
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Old 12-17-2003, 12:39 AM #4
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Yeah, I heard something about this. It has to do with the friction in the Titanium back. Not sure what type of shells spark the barrel tho
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Old 12-17-2003, 10:24 PM #5
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does this hurt the barrel at all?
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Old 12-18-2003, 12:45 AM #6
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so u didnt shoot ne1?
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Old 12-18-2003, 12:51 AM #7
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Old 12-18-2003, 03:45 AM #8
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Old 12-18-2003, 11:51 PM #9
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How big is the spark when this happens?
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:06 AM #10
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well...i've only shot it with both parts of the barrel together...but if its coming out of the tip of a 14inch barrel you have to figure its over 10 inches long? because it sparks 3-4 inches out the tip!
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:26 AM #11
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Do you shoot an electronic gun? That much energy would fry the circuit board, and solenoid.

Edit: Because not grounding yourself before touching electronic cards can damage them (ie your motherboard). Those sparks are less than a 1/8 inch long.

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Burning tiny peices of titanium don't generate much EMF. The sparking effect is not an electricial effect. There is nothing to worry about if you have a ti barrel and a electronic gun.
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So the sparks are pieces of the barrel coming out and burning?
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So the sparks are pieces of the barrel coming out and burning?
Well, no not really. The barrel is much MUCH harder than the shell of the paintball. Its more of the paintball burning than the barrel. The barrel is just the catalyst.

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are you sure its not just static electricty? It sounds like static elctricity to me.
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are you sure its not just static electricty? It sounds like static elctricity to me.
It would take allot of volage to make the sparks he is talking about. If there was enough static there to do that you would definately feel it.
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Old 12-21-2003, 12:58 AM #17
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i'm going to make a movie...

i'm going to set it up so that as i'm firing the gun a friend of mine will be spraying hair spray in front of the stream and hopefully it will ignite! then with the flaming hair spray we'll set some things on fire...yeah that'll be cool


...my other movie idea involves latex gloves, a midget, and a watermelon...and a canteloupe...but it also ends with stuff being lit on fire with burning hair spray...

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dam vik, are u gonna use ian for the second?
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Old 12-21-2003, 10:48 AM #19
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Old 12-22-2003, 12:56 AM #20
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The spark has somthing to do with some element in the titanium. Almost like a metal on flint or a flint on flint situation. It dosent hurt the barrel nor does it have anything to do with static electricity.
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Old 12-22-2003, 10:54 PM #21
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yea also if you have any dirt in your barrel that will cause the sparks more thant he paintball it self b/c i have shot titanium boomys before with out sparks its only when dirt gets down in your barrel or if the paintball has dirt on it
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