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Old 12-06-2012, 02:15 PM #1
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Speedball guns in the snow?

I have a field around here thats open all year round, it is a woodsball place, but im wondering if i could use my Bob Long Vice without it frying the board or the eyes, from the snow. Would it be a bad idea to use my vice in the snow or is it safe?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:30 PM #2
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It would be fine, look at how many players play in heavy rains and don't have issues with their boards.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:45 PM #3
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I think the P.E. etha's board is supposed to be waterproof.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:40 PM #4
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 PM #5
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youll be fine. ive drug many a gun through snow, rain, mud...just about anything. they coat the boards to be protected against stuff like that. if youre that worried you can always put electrical tape around your grips to make them water tight
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:57 PM #6
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Paintball guns eyes and boards are all waterproof. If anything, be careful to not get a bunch of snow plugging your barrel, and keep your paint warm(ish). If you have a spoolie, it might get a little funny in the cold, but popets should do fine.

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Old 12-07-2012, 06:45 AM #7
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You will probably have more issues with the cold eating your batteries faster than normal. But the electronics shouldn't suffer too bad.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:05 PM #8
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Paintball guns eyes and boards are all waterproof. If anything, be careful to not get a bunch of snow plugging your barrel, and keep your paint warm(ish). If you have a spoolie, it might get a little funny in the cold, but popets should do fine.

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Actually none are truly waterproof. Some are very water resistant due to a special coating placed over the boards. However I am not sure if all companies do it to there markers. If i understand correctly GoG has it. And PE has confirmed that all there boards have it as well.
You can usually tell by just looking at the board. It should appear to have a clear coating over it. Looks glossy
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:26 PM #9
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Even with no coating, electricity follows the path of least resistance, and copper/lead are wayyy more conductave than fresh water, just saying.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:30 PM #10
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Even with no coating, electricity follows the path of least resistance, and copper/lead are wayyy more conductave than fresh water, just saying.
Which is way laptops and cell phones are waterproof.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:03 PM #11
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Im talking about lone circut boards that are able to be dried totally after. Im not saying you could go swimming with an electronic gun and expect it to work later on, but think of all the water/mud pb gun boards are exposed to. Im not trying to start something jere, just saying that playing in the snow will not fry your board.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:37 AM #12
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Even with no coating, electricity follows the path of least resistance, and copper/lead are wayyy more conductave than fresh water, just saying.
This is misleading. Electricity does follow the path of least resistance. But at the same time it will take all paths available to it. More current will flow through the electronics on the board but, short circuit current in smaller ammounts will flow through the water causing other problems with the electronics.
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