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Old 06-14-2021, 10:22 AM #1
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What is going on with paint quality?

Okay so I’ve been out of the sport for a few years but played consistently for 12+ years before this break. I started playing again this January and I felt like I couldn’t hit anything. At first I thought it was my skills that were rusty but after playing multiple fields and talking with a friend who also recently got back into the sport he notified the same thing. After trying numerous field paints both winter and summer tournament grade and field grade almost all of it shot terribly. Has paint quality taken a nose dive? I don’t remember it being this bad, every now and again you’d get bad case back in the day but I feel like for the most part you could get decent paint. Now I feel like it’s all kinda bad. Am I alone in thinking this?
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Old 06-14-2021, 02:06 PM #2
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Totally with ya man. Gi is weird, sometimes good roundness but sweats in pods really bad and leaves fuzz crap in my hopper and on my bolt tip , social grit is super small and never round, and valken is usually hit or super miss with dimples as well with others
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Old 06-15-2021, 03:50 AM #3
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GI paint is trash, super inconsistent even the Tournament grade. I’d recommend any Paint other than GI but unfortunately they make most of the Paintballs and most fields only carry GI.
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Old 06-16-2021, 02:00 PM #4
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with GI you literally never know from box to box what you will get. right now field is 1000x better than 2* up here. 2* is hard with crap fill. field is more like 3-4*

graffiti platnum was awesome a few weeks back, super consistant.

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Old 07-16-2021, 12:30 PM #5
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I've had horrible results with GI and empire paint. It's always sweaty, dimpled and the seams are awful. Doesn't matter if it's 2 star or 4 star. The best I've found recently is Valken. Graffiti and New World have been really consistently round for me this summer and the seams are small and even. Plus Valken puts those moisture absorbing packets in each bag to keep the oilyness to a minimum.
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Old 07-20-2021, 11:38 AM #6
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I've had only bad experiences with grafitti. It is SUPER bouncy. Like hit someone 3-4 times without a break bouncy. HK 4* has been treating me pretty well, but yeah - it does seem like paint has just been sucking in general.
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