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Old 04-04-2002, 11:09 PM #1
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rain??

Hey,

How are the Viking's in rain? Forecast is for rain at my tourney saturday, will it work ok? Sorry if theres already a post on this, please direct me to it.

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Old 04-05-2002, 06:36 AM #2
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Well I've been told by a fellow team member that you can stick the thing in water and it won't hurt the board.

But IMHO it's kinda like the difference between a water proof watch and a water resistant watch.

One water won't hurt and the other well I've never had a water resistant watch that got wet and still worked.
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Old 04-05-2002, 08:42 AM #3
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Our team played with our Excals in the driving rain as part of our "destructive testing". All performed flawlessly during the games. We had only one mishap and that was the result of a player not cleaning his gear afterwards. As a result of his procrastination, AKA made some modifications on how the boards were assembled.

My suggestion is this. Play in the rain, have fun. When you're done, clean your gear and inspect the board to make sure there is no water on it. That's what I did and I had no problems.
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Old 04-05-2002, 11:20 AM #4
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I've played with the excal in rain before too. Just keep the rain away from the paintballs and you're good to go.

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Old 04-05-2002, 11:50 AM #5
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Thumbs up Umbrella what?

If anyone remembers the Zap Masters last year in Chicago, you will remember the God-awful weather we had. I used my Excalibur both days with out a problem untill a puddle presented itself as my only means of not being hit. Unfortunatly my Ex was compleatly submerged for a few seconds. At the end of the day, my marker wouldnt shoot becuase of all the moisture inside. Luckly AKA was at the Masters and they took my marker overnight and compleatly dried it out and cleaned it up for me. The puddle incident was the last game of the first day so it didnt affect me at all, and the next day it worked flawlessly again. Rain, however, has never been a problem at all. I have played many many times in the rain and I have never had any more problems at all with moisture in the marker, I just suggest that you dont go scuba diving with it like I did!!

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Not a problem Mike, just another part of the AKA customer service. BTW what I did was take the board out of the gun and use a hair dryer on air, not heat, to blow the water off the board and components, then let it sit for a bit. There was another one there that grisly saturday that got completely soaked. I did the same thing for it with no problems.

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Old 04-05-2002, 02:57 PM #7
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Comeon Dan I looked like Gomer Pyle in that pic!! Im trying to forget its there!
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Well Gollllly!!! You make a national magazine and you want to forget it's there. What humility!!

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Old 04-08-2002, 09:56 PM #9
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Ya i played in the rain with my excal in a tounrye this past sunday. no problems
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Old 04-08-2002, 10:35 PM #10
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Hey, your from Dallas? Was that the PE series? I was there with my Viking, didnt see any other AKA guns though.

Im real surprised i didnt see any Excals there, Constant Action is pretty big with the Austin people.

I would have to say it worked great in the rain, no problems whatsover, only one barrel break too. I had it caked in mud, and soaked from the rain, it worked GREAT.
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