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Old 05-01-2010, 09:47 AM #1
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Play in the rain with a electro

its raining today and all my buddies are going with thier 98cs...i was wondering if i could use my ego or my electra with electrical tape around the grips
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:56 AM #2
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you can still use the ego. Just saran wrap the porting on the barrel and the grips. And if you have a speedfeed then your best bet is to put the lid back on for today.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:05 AM #3
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i would NOT risk your ego from playing in the rain


the electra is fine though,just wrap the barrel with tape so water doesnt get in the porting and use saran wrap around the grips.

your taking a big risk by taking any electronic gun out in the rain so be carefull
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thanks everybody will use the electra and saran wrap the barrel and grips
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:39 AM #5
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I think you will be alright using the ego
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:42 PM #6
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Ego's are tested, manufactured, and sold out of the rain capital of the world (UK)...

Tape up the barrel's porting and you're good.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:01 PM #8
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I think you will be alright using the ego
That video doesn't prove anything and doesn't demonstrate the long term effects of water on a circuit board over time. Dropping the board alone in the water then allowing it to dry before using it for a minute is not at all like having the gun on and working before diving into a puddle and expecting it to continue working. It's not the water that kills the board, it's the conductivity that allows the board to fry itself with its own electricity. If he'd dunked the gun in the water while it was on, it would have been a different story. That also doesn't account for possible long term effects: fading display and failing components.

For the OP, it's certainly safe to play in the rain with an electro, so long as you keep from falling into any puddles. For the future, there are two basic precautions you can take. First is to take off the grips and wrap saran wrap around the frame before putting the grips back on to reduce the chance of any water hitting the board. The second is to cover the porting (if any) on your barrel. This is to keep water from getting inside your barrel and throwing off accuracy.
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Old 05-01-2010, 10:50 PM #9
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That video doesn't prove anything and doesn't demonstrate the long term effects of water on a circuit board over time. Dropping the board alone in the water then allowing it to dry before using it for a minute is not at all like having the gun on and working before diving into a puddle and expecting it to continue working. It's not the water that kills the board, it's the conductivity that allows the board to fry itself with its own electricity. If he'd dunked the gun in the water while it was on, it would have been a different story. That also doesn't account for possible long term effects: fading display and failing components.

For the OP, it's certainly safe to play in the rain with an electro, so long as you keep from falling into any puddles. For the future, there are two basic precautions you can take. First is to take off the grips and wrap saran wrap around the frame before putting the grips back on to reduce the chance of any water hitting the board. The second is to cover the porting (if any) on your barrel. This is to keep water from getting inside your barrel and throwing off accuracy.
I have slid into puddles where my ego was completely underwater. After the game I took the grips off to find the board was completely soaked, so I wiped it off and kept playing. That was about 4 months ago still nothing wrong with my board.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:03 PM #10
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:15 PM #11
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Congratulations, but your singular experience doesn't make a trend. The fact remains that water is hazardous for electronics, no matter who makes them or how much/how long the exposure is.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:37 PM #12
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Torney level guns are made to be used in the rain,egos fine. Just tape the barrel.
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:47 PM #13
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I've used electric markers in rain and snow. Never had an issue.
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Rain won't hurt your gun. Period. Unless you leave it outside. For several months. In the rainforest. With the grips open. In a puddle.

People worry to dang much about weather. We're talking about equipment that is BUILT to be used outside in any kind of weather.

I've played in many, many, many tournaments - and hundreds of practices - rain, snow, heat and sometimes nice weather, haha. My guns NEVER crapped out on me because of the weather. Paint has, yes. The gun itself? Never.

Have fun with it. Have fun with it in the rain, lol! Go shoot some faces!
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:39 PM #15
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Its fine, just wrap plastic around the grips, use electrical tape on the barrel ports and take an empty bag of paint over your hopper.
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