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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:59 AM

While hanging out at my local pro shop, the owner got a call from Bob Long saying that mythbusters just bought 6 G6Rs from him and needs a place close to Mythbusters HQ to sell some quality high visibility budget paint to the busters. So we put aside 4 cases of XO V-1 for the pickup. Had to leave but the next week when I came by the owner was a little bummed that the people who picked up the paint were the behind the scene monkeys not the on-screen players.

I'm interested to see what Myth they are busting with a bunch of G6R's. Or if this was just a myth >.<

But for sure some good publicity for paintballing! And from their previous shows they always use their safety gear :lol:
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:10 AM

FIRST kinda wanna see if it is true

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:44 AM

Kind of weird they would buy such expensive markers for use on the show, especially since I highly doubt they're testing any kind of paintball-specific myth.

My theory: Some prop monkey was assigned to procure "paintnball guns" for a particular segment and he, knowing that the leftover gear would probably be up for grabs when the show is done filming, decided to get the nicest, most valuable markers possible. If the Discovery Channel is footing the bill, why not? Considering how few people understand the basics of the paintgun market they won't be any the wiser.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:09 AM

Or they're putting together an NPPL team, just sayin
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:06 AM

this is crazy,this is gonna be sick

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:15 AM

I love the Mythbusters! I can't wait to see what they come up with.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:26 AM

Or they're putting together an NPPL team, just sayin

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:32 AM

My theory: Some prop monkey was assigned to procure "paintnball guns" for a particular segment and he, knowing that the leftover gear would probably be up for grabs when the show is done filming, decided to get the nicest, most valuable markers possible. If the Discovery Channel is footing the bill, why not? Considering how few people understand the basics of the paintgun market they won't be any the wiser.


If it fits in the assigned budget, why not? I would most likely do the same thing.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:57 PM

Seems very odd that they would buy new guns for a test unless they were intended to be disposable. Mythbusters have always been big advocates for reusing equipment rather than wasting stuff. They recycle previous rigs and designs for future tests to cut down on costs. Since they already own paintball guns, it would be out of character to buy new ones because they already have a delivery system. I'm guessing they are meant to be destroyed and they don't want to use their personal markers. They would need identical markers for repeatability but it wouldn't make sense to buy such expensive ones. Even though Discovery sponsors them, even they have a budget.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 01:59 PM

I've noticed they've used things like SP-1's, so they don't use shit markers. :tup:
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:00 PM

I think the SP-1 they use every now and then is Adam's personal gun.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:03 PM

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:11 PM

This is not the first time Mythbusters has used paintballs. They made some huge module to shoot like 20,000 paintballs at once or something crazy like that. It's on youtube.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:15 PM

Should be interesting to see what they use it for. But, who knows, maybe they're just getting them for personal use.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:17 PM

I can see Jaime and Adam going "They're totally for a show, we're not buying them for us at all... :dodgy:"


Because let's be honest. What can G6R's do for the Mythbusters that any other paintball gun can't?

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:22 PM

I also saw another episode where they were testing the shoot-a-bullet-into-the-sky-and-see-if-it-can-fall-straight-down-and-kill-you myth. They used paintball guns to try and set up a test rig for a real gun. No, they didn't wear masks while shooting and all that, but let's be honest: of all the dangerous things those guys do, a paintball falling out of the sky at terminal velocity wouldn't be that bad. I haven't done the math, but, what...40, 50 FPS? No big deal.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:26 PM

there testing the SLP reg :dodgy:

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:31 PM

did they by any chance say when it would air?



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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:49 PM

did they by any chance say when it would air?

If they're recording right now, it'll take a minimum of 6 months before it reaches the airwaves. That's the typical time period for television.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:57 PM

I have a feeling it will be something like "Someone got shot by a paintball with such force it shattered his safety goggle", or some other safety related myth. Thats about all we have here in the paintball world.

Other than that, they might be trying to build robots that can shoot the guns, and having a paintball game with them.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:10 PM

lol i can see it now...

"well jamie, it looks like the reason that th G6R is so efficeint ACTUALLY is because all the angles are at angles and not 90 degrees so its airflowed"

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:11 PM

I can see Jaime and Adam going "They're totally for a show, we're not buying them for us at all... :dodgy:"


Because let's be honest. What can G6R's do for the Mythbusters that any other paintball gun can't?

shoot over a case of paint.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:42 PM

wait does the stock board on the G6R have full auto? cuz i might no what there doing.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 04:34 PM

I have a feeling it will be something like "Someone got shot by a paintball with such force it shattered his safety goggle", or some other safety related myth. Thats about all we have here in the paintball world.

Other than that, they might be trying to build robots that can shoot the guns, and having a paintball game with them.



There's also the "my gun cost more than your car so it must shoot better than your gun" myth. Maybe they're gonna show once and for all that you can spend all you want on a gun and it'll still shoot the same as the cheapies. If they already have SP1s, I could see that happening.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:21 PM

It's probably going to be about the impact the paintball has on the body and if it could ever be enough to kill
Of course we know that it couldn't happen but others don't so that is most likely what they will test IMO

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:39 PM

or frozen paintball myths..........

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:19 PM

This should make for a good hour of tv . Mythbuster's + G6R's and 4 cases of paint. I know im not the only one that can't wait .

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:36 PM

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 08:58 PM

Or they're putting together an NPPL team, just sayin

they bought 6 maybe a psp team with a sub lol
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:32 PM

interesting. maybe theyre doing a whole paintball myth episode!!! that would be cool. mythbusters are awesome

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:34 PM

i see this as bad. and i don't get why they'd just use a cheaper gun.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:36 PM

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:45 PM

I think they just used some shit excuse to get free good guns to make a paintball team, but hey publicity is fine with me.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 09:54 PM

or frozen paintball myths..........



This most likely.

I doubt they would do the " can you shoot a paintball fast enough to shatter safety glasses" especially with the g6r. They would end up blowing the noid if they tried to crank it up that high.

i see this as bad. and i don't get why they'd just use a cheaper gun.



Because mythbusters has a huge budget and probably want a better, more consistent gun. Your data is fucked when your gun has 20fps velocity jumps between shots.
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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:53 PM

Maybe an efficiency myth? Does it REALLY matter if you are using HP or LP. OR maybe a wiping myth. Or a myth on how different paint will get chops or barrel breaks. Who knows, it's all speculation until it's aired on TV.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:56 PM

Whatever myth they're doing, it's something the general audience will have some knowledge about. A lot of us may watch the show, but we are not most of their audience. It will obviously have something to do with paintball, but it won't be so industry specific that only paintballers will get it.

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 10:59 PM

Maybe they will be testing the myth...

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:08 PM

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 11:19 PM

Which pro shop was this that received the phone call from Bob Long?

Whatever they test, it needs to be exciting or interesting to the general public.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:54 AM

They are gonna prove the myth that a poor baller would do just about anything for a brand new G6R haha

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:24 AM

Which pro shop was this that received the phone call from Bob Long?

Whatever they test, it needs to be exciting or interesting to the general public.

I don't want to give out the name of the shop but I assure you its in the bay area.

Im thinking it has to do with either frozen paint or something with breaking stuff with paintballs. Why the G6Rs I have no idea but hell, theres gonna be some nice markers over there at M5 HQ for a while!
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:42 AM

If it was frozen paintballs, why would they need 6 G6R's? Why not just 1 or even 3? Why 6?

Probably company outing instead of actual testing?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:58 AM

If it was frozen paintballs, why would they need 6 G6R's? Why not just 1 or even 3? Why 6?

Probably company outing instead of actual testing?



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Posted 18 February 2011 - 11:37 AM

Can anyone double-check on their Twitter accounts? Maybe one member of the cast hinted about it recently.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:11 PM

Maybe there Testing of how much "pressure" a Marker can take before it "explodes" or Freezing one, or melting one... or Seeing how much a EMP Effects a paintball marker...

I'm sure with 6... its going to be numerous torture Tests....

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:23 PM

quality high visibility budget paint


If they bought 6 G6R's, why did they buy budget paint? :blink:
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Posted 18 February 2011 - 01:07 PM

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If they bought 6 G6R's, why did they buy budget paint? :blink:


Simple - they just bought SIX G6R's. Budget's getting tight :P.

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