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Calculon

Member Since 11 Mar 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 29 2014 07:30 PM
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In Topic: dam

08 September 2014 - 01:55 PM

Do you mean the DYE Dam or their full line of tactical gear?


In Topic: GOG G1 BEST MODE?

08 September 2014 - 01:53 PM

If you are using CO2 (which I highly recommend not using in the first place if you can) you might want to stick to 10bps and below, otherwise the CO2 in your tank will start to turn to liquid which will cause a pressure drop. 

CO2 is so 1993. 


In Topic: My local field sells equipment that they wont let you use at there field?

08 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

The OP did say 'electronic hoppers'. So if you show up with an E-gripped Phenom you can rip 15bps full-auto with the *mechanical* Cyclone? If so = retarded.  

 

I understand why some fields might want to restrict ROF, and there are no perfect solutions to do so. Personally I think the best one is to enforce a semi cap and disallow walking the trigger (ie you must use only one finger to shoot). Naturally it only works if there are refs present, and they must be able/willing to enforce the rule. If they hear someone going full out, they can pull that player. 

 

Maybe one day gun manufacturers will implement a 1bps setting on their boards. ?


In Topic: FS: Geo 3.1 - Krypton Ice

31 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

Sold it a while back, sorry. 


In Topic: BYOP days gone

16 August 2014 - 06:41 PM

Actually, I've been told from a friend who owns a field that GI makes the lower end Inka and KEE makes the higher end stuff.

 

I'll digress here: 

 

At $40-45 a case for 'decent' paint, we're not talking about dog shit like Bronze. Think Marbalizers and up. Even locally sponsored guys would be hard-pressed to find good paint below $25 a case.

 

While I wholeheartedly agree that paint prices are insultingly high (at least in Quebec), there's no way that a field here can survive on $30 a case. Some of the smaller fields pay $18-$25 per case, so how can they make money if they make just a few bucks per player? Also locally we have a *lot* of wanna be GI Joes shooting Tippmanns with tac caps that pride themselves on shooting no more than a bag of paint per day. So they'll typically buy a case and split in amongst 4 players at least.

I think for a field to be commercially viable, they must hit a sweat spot with their paint pricing. Too low and they won't be viable, too high and people just won't play.

 

Paint quality is also another factor. KEE always had good paint (the RPS line) but lately since the company hasn't been doing too great, they started to compromise on paint quality. Whereas GI doesn't give a singular fuck about the local market. Their good stuff goes to the U.S. because they know that Americans will lynch you if the paint is sub-par, whereas here (at least in this province) most players can't differentiate between good paint and warm, yellowy, nutty baby shit. So *sometimes* once in a rare while we get a case of GI or DXS where you can hit a tree at 75 ft. half of the time. If we're lucky.