Originally Posted by SilentBall55
First strike are expensive rounds to chrony. Maybe the DAM can have in its software to drop the velocity to compensate for the first strike difference.
This way you will get same velocity for either types. For $1300 I would have expected this little convenience.
Paintballs are launched by the release of air.
The DAM could 'know' a paintball will be next as the pipe is ready for a hopper fed paintball after the next shot is fired. So it could decide to pressurise as 'standard' and if I have turned to mag fed before firing it could decide to pressurise as 'reduced' (But how?). But what if I shoot and no paintball is fed because the hopper is empty and I then rotate for mag feed instead - how is it now supposed to reduce pressure for the lower velocity?
How does it know the efficiency of your paint to barrel mix between your paintballs and your first strikes? And then how much to adjust?
First strikes cost more than paintballs, they always will.
Paintballs were extremely expensive when people started chronographing. It was still necessary to measure FPS
You can simply chronograph on paintballs to a lower velocity then maximum, then fire 1 to 3 first strikes as required by the site to validate the velocity.
To use first strikes to their best you also need to practice with them, you need to learn how they fly and when the drop off happens.
In the UK the DAM costs about £850 ($1343)
First strikes about £8 for 8 ($12.64), £17.50 for 40 ($27.65), £35 for 100 ($55.30)
Paintballs around £30 for 2000 ($47.40)
Compared to ansgear.com that would be
$5.95 for 8, $19.85 for 40, $39.95 for 100
Thats about 40c to 74c each in the US, 55c to $1.58 in the UK
Clearly the more you buy the more you save
If you can't afford to shoot first strikes, then don't