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#1 jacknieland

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:28 AM

Hey guys. A friend of mine recently picked up two cases of Valken fate at our local shop. When we went to the field, his Etek couldn't shoot any without chopping. I checked the bore and it wasn't too small, and it shot PWI Bombz just fine for the rest of the day. When we got back, I put a pod through my ego5 and it chopped 2, and a pod through my ego 7 and it chopped at least half. I started doing drop tests with this paint and it would break when dropped a foot off the ground. My question is, is this paint more brittle than it should be? Is there a chance it's a factory second batch? Thanks

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:32 AM

That is crazy that it would break so easy, I would guess that there was something wrong with it. Maybe too much heat or maybe too much cold, or maybe it was just a bad batch when the shell was manufacuted.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:36 AM

Yea it didn't seem right at all. I'll go pick up some bombz and see how that runs through my markers. I was filling my loader in my room when I dropped a ball from around 4 feet and it broke on carpet.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

I don't have any experience with Valken fate, but from what I can tell that behavior does not seem correct for that kind of paint.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:53 AM

I once had a case of conquest that I stored in an airtight container. The stuff got so brittle it would break from a 3 inch fall to concrete.( no I'm not exaggerating) Valkin paint normally doesn't act like that I think you just got a bad case like I did.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:35 AM

That sounds abnormally brittle. Possibly a bad batch. If its breaking from below knee or mid thigh high when dropping it on concrete, it's too brittle and should return it to the shop of field.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

Alright thanks guys

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

I have another question, what's a good example of brittle paint that I should be able to shoot? I just want to make sure my marker is tuned alright.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

I used Valken fate not too long ago and i too broke some, it's pretty brittle paint as far as i could tell and was breaking a ball every game or so. While using the Draxxus my field has (Not sure which kind) I didn't break any.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:23 PM

my field's valken paint is also always breaking in everyones barrels. Im starting to think that it may also be because of weak spots in the seams or something.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:49 PM

I have another question, what's a good example of brittle paint that I should be able to shoot? I just want to make sure my marker is tuned alright.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

I have another question, what's a good example of brittle paint that I should be able to shoot? I just want to make sure my marker is tuned alright.


Any thing that breaks on a hard surface like concrete from more that 3.5-4 feet I would consider fine.
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:23 PM


I have another question, what's a good example of brittle paint that I should be able to shoot? I just want to make sure my marker is tuned alright.


Any thing that breaks on a hard surface like concrete from more that 3.5-4 feet I would consider fine.

You should be able to break it with your hands as well

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

Tell him to turn his lpr the fuck down, the same thing happened to guy at my field.
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

I shot a case of Fate through my Blitz... More confetti than New Year's. it also broke at a 1 foot drop.

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 09:24 PM

I just pulled out a handful to test it again and they consistently broke and a foot and a half over concrete, bad batch me thinks.




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