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#1 Specter

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:29 PM

Hey everyone,

This might not be a noob question but as I'm still relatively new to paintball, I figured it would better serve everyone new if I put it in here.

I've been using Midnight from Sports Authority the last few times going out and it's okay, I'm just really getting tired of all the ball breaks at higher ROF.

It worked fine when I was playing with my Tippmann 98 because I never shot more than 3BPS, but since switching to an Etek4 it has been a big problem.

Please recommend anything in the $40-$45 that has worked well for you guys.

Thanks!

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

anything valken, or anything fresh. Ask to open the box and check the paint.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:43 PM

Valken Graffiti is pretty good, but I don't know what it retails for, as fields usually raise the price.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

Empire Heat is nice if you can find it.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

also what hopper do you have for the gun?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

also what hopper do you have for the gun?

it is in his avi

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:18 PM

Try lowering the tension settings on your Rotor.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

Try lowering the tension settings on your Rotor.



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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:32 PM

Try lowering the tension settings on your Rotor.


Does it say how to in the manual?

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:38 PM

I don't know, I don't have a Rotor, but the manual is a good place to start. :tup:

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:17 PM


Try lowering the tension settings on your Rotor.


Does it say how to in the manual?

Here ya go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw0nE9qtOIc

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:34 PM

Empire Heat is nice if you can find it.

No, heat is bad stuff. Looks like raindrops and is the consistency of wet bread, too many bounces

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 10:56 PM

mid grade GI paint isnt bad

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:25 AM



Try lowering the tension settings on your Rotor.


Does it say how to in the manual?

Here ya go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw0nE9qtOIc


Being a visual learner, this was a big help. Thanks bud! I'll give Midnight another go around. I didn't even consider that it could have been the Rotor. I was using a Reloader II before getting the Rotor and had zero problems with chop, but a ton of problems with feed consistency. Next time I go out, I'll post my results on here.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 06:58 AM

Get some formula 13. I totally love F13, sometime I would even prefer it over marbs
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:25 AM

Get some formula 13. I totally love F13, sometime I would even prefer it over marbs

Can I find it in any retail stores or will I need to look in paintball shops?

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:31 AM

Most likely a shop, in my experience at least most reailers carry a ton of JT, midnight, toxin, and usually some other "tournament grade" which is always a low end paint at a premium price... I'd check out a paintball shop or order from ANSgear (free shipping on paint)

Edit:with that being said, i usually use midnights at a HRoF and havent had any problems, but since u are i would try this^^

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:53 AM


Get some formula 13. I totally love F13, sometime I would even prefer it over marbs

Can I find it in any retail stores or will I need to look in paintball shops?

Personally I would go to a paintball shop and get it there. The last time I ran a full case of formula 13 thru an etek 1 and 3 they shot very well, unlike the fucking marbs( more premium btw, maybe my team got a bad batch) which kept confetti-ing

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A case cost $56-64 for F13, after looking everywhere

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:49 PM

I love DraxXus Silver for competitive play and higher level practice.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:23 PM

Valken Fate or Crusade paint... Amazing paint that isn't too brittle. I used to shoot and etek 3 and both paints didn't give me a problem.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

I actually like Midnight a lot. Especially for the price. My local field uses Valken Infinity, and it's not too bad. It's probably in a similar price range. The field charges $42 a case, but I imagine its less than that at a shop or something. Looks like its $35 a case at ANS:

http://www.ansgear.c...nity-ylw-2k.htm

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:48 PM

I like Diablo heat.Most people don't like it,but I think it's pretty good.I shoot it alot since my field only allows white fill paint,and I'm cheap/poor.It doesn't dimple alot,but it is only $40.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

Valken is not my favorite, but Crusade and Graffiti are decent. I much prefer Kee paints such as Formula 13 and Premium. I've heard mixed reviews about GI, but I've never used it.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

My team uses Draxxus RecSport paint for practice because it is inexpensive yet still a good overall paintball. If you wanted a step up you could go for bronze but IMO thats already to high for just recreational play. Remember the Etek isn't the most gentle of markers but it should be able to shoot MOST of the paint out there. However my Etek 3 hates super high end paint like Draxxus Hellfire Gold & G.I. 5 star. I think its because I have a hush bolt a that moves incredibly fast compared to my Luxe that is a spoolie w/ the feather touch manifold engaged (doesn't shoot at very high ROF but very soft on paint).

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

Formula 13 or graffiti




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