Originally Posted by Element Paintball
anyone have a list of the adapted rules to allow 50cal? obviously there has to be a benefit of using it in order for a team to switch. Chrono higher to allow for a longer ball flight with the same imparted energy perhaps?
In theoretical perfect conditions, an object fired from a gun at the same velocity and angle will travel the same distance regardless of size or weight.
When you factor in wind, drag, ball spin, and other variations, thats when you will get results that may give a statistical advantage to either ball size.
We will all have a chance to see how 50cal does in a real tournament situation soon I suppose.
Well, people are still waiting for the Mills to release a current set of rules for .68cal play, let alone 50
And whilst the series has allowed 50 there doesn't seem to have been any actual testing etc, they just gave in to, er, demand
As for 'benefits', just maaaayyyybeee they come from, I dunno, paint deals or financial support, instead of picking 50 over 68 because it performs so well.
But this is the test everyone has been waiting for; get a good team using 50 against 68 shooting teams and see how it works out, good luck to Joy for taking that big step and shrinking their balls (in Europe, anyway, they get bigger again when they travel to the US).