Rule 9.08. reads “Players’ uniforms may not contain orange or pink coloring, which are reserved as protected paint colorings".
The intent of the original rule was to include all equipment; however, the rule only stated uniform and the term “uniform” was not defined in the NPPL Rule Book.
The NPPL Rules Committee motioned to add the words “and equipment” to Rule 9.08 to include all packs, harness, pods, tubes, hats, padding, shoes and so on. After much debate, the Rules Committee decided to pass the rule with the following condition that orange markers would be allowed until 1-01-05 .
i could be wrong (please correct me if i am), but i though i remembered reading about that before and it was certain shades of orange and pink would not be allowed, and that the NPPL was going to use a color wheel to determine the shades that matched the paint
if you look close enough...the pbstar picture isnt actually an orange gun. its a Rasta angel that has been hit. look at the guys hand on the ground. its covered in orange paint. and on the gun, the paint is clearly visable.