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Old 04-23-2012, 10:59 PM #1
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Hey guys, I've been wondering for a while if sling shots are legal to use in paintball?
Does anyone use them (personal experience)?
Does anyone know what they chrono at?
Is it fast enough for paint to break?
I just think it would be fun to mess around with one of these
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:02 PM #2
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I think so, some fields will make you shoot it over a chrono, however I don't think you'll be using it in any tourneys(unless you hate victory and success) so it all depends on what the field will allow.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:03 AM #3
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Slingshots can shoot paintballs well over 300 fps, but you have to have a good slingshot and know how to use it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:27 PM #4
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My friend used one recently. It chronoed at 500 fps, but that is the starting firing rate. In other words a slingshot isnt strong enough to maintain the 500 fps for more than a second (if that). He did get a couple people out that day, but mainly shots to the mask.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:54 PM #5
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That is completely wrong. Once you accelerate the ball to 500 fps the slingshot has nothing to do with maintaining velocity. When you chrono 280 fps from a paintball gun that is the initial velocity and it slows down same as if it was shot from slingshot. The slow down from 500 fps will be more noticeable and the ball will drop a lot of speed much quicker than at 280 because the drag force goes up exponentially with the velocity, but a slingshot at 500 fps is the same as a paintball gun at 500 fps; very dangerous. If you were at a field and a ref let your friend use that the ref should be fired!
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:08 PM #6
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So... Does that mean its NOT legal to use a sling shot?
Because of the dangerously high FPS?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:42 AM #7
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So... Does that mean its NOT legal to use a sling shot?
Because of the dangerously high FPS?
It all depends on the slingshot. I keep a crappy Walmart slingshot in my bag, and that shoots around 250 fps. If you want to do it, then make sure that you see what it chronos at even if the owner doesn't ask you to. You could seriously injure someone with one of those.
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