So as most of us know, the paintballs of today are much smaller than they were just a few years ago. Even my .678 Eigenbarrel isn't small enough to underbore on some of local field paint on cooler days.
I recently had some breaks from my Etek 3 AM, but it was mostly attributed to a missing ball detent. However, I was watching the slow-motion video
of the Planet Eclipse Cure 3 bolt, and it just occurred to me that force fed loaders put enough pressure on the feed stack, and today's smaller paint allows more of the second ball to enter into the breech. This is why all the newer bolts are modded to have a ramp on top, so they can push the next ball out of the way in order to prevent a break.
I'm sure paintball manufacturers have noticed this. Are newer guns being tweaked to accommodate today's smaller paint? Smaller breaches to allow less excess space above the ball would equate to less ball breaks, and it would allow guns to feed even faster and more reliably.
Would love to hear what you guys have to say!