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Old 02-17-2013, 07:03 PM #1
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cold weather breaks?

so I was chewing up paint in my rotor/mini today. it seemed like the rotor was breaking it, then forcing it through the beach. Everyone was trying to blame it on the cold weather. I'm kinda skeptical though, it just sounds like a good excuse for some type of user error. once I switched to my cyclone/98 the breaks stopped. if it was my rotor, what can I try to fix it? Otherwise, does the cold weather affect paint that much?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:29 PM #2
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cold weather does affect paint, i would try replacing your detents, lowering the tension on your rotor, and replace the battery in your rotor, and over boring your barrel.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:47 PM #3
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I'll have to find a link on how to lowe the tension on the rotor. thanks for the advice. I'll def try next time in cold weather. hopefully soon....
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:06 PM #4
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its by the batteries, there is a phillips screw that goes in and out and depending which way you turn it the rotor will speed up or down. All of those are my tricks to playing in the cold over here in Michigan, which is probably just as col if not colder than New York. Also try and keep the paint and your marker warm as possible. I also take beach towels and try and keep my paint as warm as possible in the staging area.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:07 AM #5
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sweet, all that seems simple enough. thanks for the tips....
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:55 AM #6
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Cooler, heat source, paint. That is one of the keys to playing in the cold. I keep all my paint inside my cooler and switch it out between games. I use microwave heat packs (wrapped in towels) and those neck/back pads you can heat up in the microwave.

Paint shells get more brittle the colder it is. So you want to turn down your velocity on your gun before playing. I run 270fps when it is 30-40 degrees.

Below 30 degrees (F) I run 250fps.

And obviously you wouldn't want to underbore... Big bore is good in cold weather.
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