Originally Posted by burnttoast
the problem is that for some reason, almost all paint manufacturers have been making paint a lot smaller. Like, the standard used to be about 689 ish. Now, with some of the rec paint, my 679 freak insert is too big now. These were probably all right when he posted (2005), but now I'd go even as far to say that none of them are probably right.
The reason is that with the economy the way it is, the paint manufacturers have sized paint smaller to save a bit of money. And there is no longer a huge variance in paint size like there used to be. Almost all paint now is in the .682 to .685 range. Lately I have mostly been using a sly carbon barrel w/ .683 back, or a .685 stiffi, and they work fine with all paint we have been using lately, mostly x-ball, evil, and marb.