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Ice

Member Since 03 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 02 2011 03:43 PM
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I shot a cheater. And I liked it.

27 March 2011 - 08:51 PM

So playing woodsball yesterday, I was on a ridge with a teammate. Some guy got the drop on us and shot my teammate from the bottom of the hill, but that guy didn't know I was there. I ran up on him, shot him 3 times center mass (he was only 20ft away and he was really fat). I saw at least 2 break on him. Then the dude starts firing back, but I was behind cover. I yelled at him that he was hit and to get off the field but he refused. So I called for a ref at the same time I opened up on him. I didn't stop shooting until the ref got there, because the guy still wouldn't call himself hit and was still shooting at me. When the ref got there the guy was dripping wet with paint. Dumbass was only wearing a T-shirt and I hit him probably 20-30 times. I had been hit zero times. After explaining what had happened (and with my teammate backing my story), the ref escorted his blistered ass off the field. That guy probably looks like he lost a fight with an octopus today. Score 1 for the good guys.

Cool story huh?

New permanent coating prevents fogging

17 March 2011 - 11:23 AM

Full article.

Université Laval researchers have created an anti-fog coating that could prevent condensation from forming on transparent glass and plastic surfaces.

Gaétan Laroche, study leader and a professor at Université Laval's Faculty of Sciences and Engineering, and a team of researchers, have developed an anti-fog coating for surfaces like eyeglasses, camera lenses, goggles and windshields.

When water vapor in the air condenses, fine droplets form, which can fog transparent surfaces like plastic and glass. This can be a pesky problem when trying to see through eyeglasses or through the windshield of a car, which is why the research team has designed a coating to prevent this from happening.

"Despite appearances, the fog that forms on glasses is not a continuous film," said Laroche. "In fact, it consists of tiny droplets of water that coalesce on the surface and reduce light transmission. A good anti-fog coating should prevent the formation of such droplets."

Anti-fog treatments do exist already, but according to Laroche, they are not permanent and "won't withstand washing." His new anti-fog coating, on the other hand, is permanent.

To make the anti-fog coating, Laroche and his team took polyvinyl alcohol, which is a compound that lets water spread evenly, and attached it to the transparent surface using strong bonds formed by four layers of molecules, which were applied successively.

The result was a multilayered, transparent coating that is durable due to the chemical bonds that bring the layers together. In addition, the coating does not change the optical properties of the surface in which it is applied.

Eyewear companies are showing interest in the new invention, and negotiations are already in progress. Two patents are also in place for the anti-fog coating.

Please paintball companies, integrate this ASAP.

Sound testing?

09 March 2011 - 10:01 PM

Apparently the internet has beaten me. I could have sworn you did a test on markers and how loud they were, but I cannot find it.

Am I senile or just ignorant?

Awesome Barrel!

05 March 2011 - 07:07 PM

Is your gun way too accurate?
Awesome Barrel!!!

Do you run out of air on purpose because filling your tank is so much fun?
Awesome Barrel!!!

Always wished your man part was as long as your barrel? Now it is!!!
Awesome Barrel!!!

Props to my loader

05 March 2011 - 09:44 AM

So after hydrodipping my PMR I broke my eye ribbon and didn't have a spare. That meant I had to play the entire next day without eyes in my PMR. I thought it was going to be a complete disaster. I turned my max ROF down to 12 bps, put fresh batteries in my Empire Reloader B and went to work. I played the first game in semi-auto and to my complete shock I didn't break a single ball! I probably only hit 7-8 bps realistically, so I decided to try with ramping on. I played the rest of the day with no eyes on my gun ramping at 12 bps and didn't have a single chop. Not one misfeed all day. This is with a 3 year old Reloader B.

Frankly I'm stunned at the consistency I got from that old loader. Lately I had been considering an upgrade to a new superloader, but I don't need it. Not when my hopper is doing its job so well that I can fire blind all day.

I just wanted to share because a lot of the comments here are people saying this piece of equipment sucks or asking for help with something broken. So I just wanted to tell you all about a day when the equipment really shined and did its job perfectly.

FYI the torque was set to 2 (out of 3) and I was using 6 AA's.