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Old 03-22-2012, 03:42 PM #1
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Rain

Since I never played in the rain, I was wondering what to look out for. Do I need to cover anything? How do I store my paint!
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:48 PM #2
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Yeah, you will want to keep your paint dry. Also if you have an electronic marker you should keep it as dry as posible.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:31 PM #3
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Try to walk the fild before you play so you can avoid diving into puddles as much as you can. Generally paintball guns don't do well as submarines. If you have to go through a puddle to get somewhere, think about knee sliding or baseball sliding in instead of superman-ing.
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Also, if you have an electro, you can wrap the frame in seran wrap to keep water from getting in the board. If you dont have a mask with a visor, you might want to wear a baseball cap over the top of your mask. I think tech*pb has a rain video.
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:51 PM #5
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I run totally mech stuff (except for my Revvy, occasionally) so the only thing I worry about covering is my paint. This is pretty simple, as it really isn't hard to keep pod lids closed and open bags of paint dry.

As WP2015 said, walk the field beforehand to make sure that you won't be going swimming. At my field, there's puddles even when it hasn't rained, so I just remember where the muddy spots are and try to stay out of the puddles.

One key thing: don't point the gun up in the air while it's raining. That's common sense! A little water in your barrel can screw your accuracy pretty badly, so don't do it!

Other than that, keep electronics dry, and stay out of the mud! Modern electronic markers are fairly waterproof (if you saw the pictures from Galveston 2012, there were quite a few markers going swimming that functioned fine afterwards!) so just make sure they don't end up submerged or overly muddy.
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I run totally mech stuff (except for my Revvy, occasionally) so the only thing I worry about covering is my paint. This is pretty simple, as it really isn't hard to keep pod lids closed and open bags of paint dry.

As WP2015 said, walk the field beforehand to make sure that you won't be going swimming. At my field, there's puddles even when it hasn't rained, so I just remember where the muddy spots are and try to stay out of the puddles.

One key thing: don't point the gun up in the air while it's raining. That's common sense! A little water in your barrel can screw your accuracy pretty badly, so don't do it!

Other than that, keep electronics dry, and stay out of the mud! Modern electronic markers are fairly waterproof (if you saw the pictures from Galveston 2012, there were quite a few markers going swimming that functioned fine afterwards!) so just make sure they don't end up submerged or overly muddy.
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Visor is a must but no need for seran wrap just don't let your marker sit in mud or water for too long the solenoid will be the first to go depending on the spacing in your grip frame your board should be fine depending on your grips and how "waterproofed" they are
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^ Id have to agree wrapping the grip isnt really neccessary. Use a actual lid so no water will get on your paint, visor on your mask. I keep painters tape in my gearbag to cover the little vents in your mask that let air in from above. Water in the inside of a thermal lens makes it blurry. It also helps to put a barrel band over your barrel porting to keep water from getting in.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:11 PM #8
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Thanks for all the helpful hints! It'll be interesting this weekend.
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My favorite, and posibly the most important tip is keepimg water out of your barrel. Wheather you do this with a non-ported barrel, or electric taping off your ports...
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My favorite, and posibly the most important tip is keepimg water out of your barrel. Wheather you do this with a non-ported barrel, or electric taping off your ports...
Definately a big DOT. use electrical tape if you must tape up the portsfor it will stick to itself and won't come undone in rain as easily but it is easy to take off. Also make sure to use a lid and not a speed feed for water in your barrel and dimpled wet paint will cause your shot to wild, unpredictable, and inconsistent
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My favorite, and posibly the most important tip is keepimg water out of your barrel. Wheather you do this with a non-ported barrel, or electric taping off your ports...
Yep, most important tip. And keep water off of your paint. As soon as water touches a paintball the shell starts to break down, leading to sticky spots and deformation. If you have water in your barrel you can kiss accuracy goodbye.

Personally, if it's a downpour, I just don't play paintball.
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Saran wrap on the barrel works as well. You definitely need to go with a lid over any sort of speedfeed. I'd saran my grip frame was well because I'm a bit paranoid. Make sure you have a dry towel somewhere for your hands, especially if you intend to touch your paint.

Tactic wise, be careful when you slide, in case you've never done it before, it can be very hard to judge how far a slide on wet ground will carry you. It's no fun to slide and shoot fifteen feet past your bunker into the middle of nowhere. A nice pair of cleats can and will be a Godsend in wet conditions, otherwise you'll look like a Looney Tunes character, feet running full speed and going nowhere. Either that, or you'll end up using the net like a barricade to help you stop at the other end of the field.
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Saran wrap on the barrel works as well. You definitely need to go with a lid over any sort of speedfeed. I'd saran my grip frame was well because I'm a bit paranoid. Make sure you have a dry towel somewhere for your hands, especially if you intend to touch your paint.

Tactic wise, be careful when you slide, in case you've never done it before, it can be very hard to judge how far a slide on wet ground will carry you. It's no fun to slide and shoot fifteen feet past your bunker into the middle of nowhere. A nice pair of cleats can and will be a Godsend in wet conditions, otherwise you'll look like a Looney Tunes character, feet running full speed and going nowhere. Either that, or you'll end up using the net like a barricade to help you stop at the other end of the field.
Sliding is completely different the wetter it is. I would advise actually making a day of playing in the rain just to get used to it.

Other than that, what others have said. Visor, lid instead of speedfeed, wrapping barrel, etc.
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For your barrel, they hake heat shrink that fits over your barrel, put it on an extra barrel if it looks like rain, and just hit it with a blow dryer for a little bit and it will work perfect!
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Got most of it. Duct tape or film to cover the ports in your barrel. If it gets wet inside, your accuracy goes to heck. Keep your barrel DOWN when you are not firing.

Wipe VASELINE into the crack between the two halves of your hopper, around the hopper lid and around the feed neck going into the marker. It will repel water and keep paint dry. Otherwise capillary action SUCKS water into those cracks and your paint gets wet.

Vaseline around your paint pod lids too......

Bass Pro gives you wonderful camo colored plastic bags for your fall purchases. They make lovely 'raincoats; for electro markers.... Barrel through the bottom corner, feed neck with hopper removed through the other corner. Opening of bag down over the body and grip. Stock up in the fall....

Again, Vaseline around the grip seams, body halves, etc on the electro markers keeps water from entering where it shouldn't be.

Yes, you might want to look at your available footwear for heavily cleated boots/ shoes that won't get sucked off your foot when you run through a mud hole. Traction is good...

Two walled Thermal Mask. Fogging is always a potential problem. Spare masks if you have them... Keep them dry in plastic bags and dry towel/rags to keep them dry.
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