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Lo -- RECON Magazine

Member Since 29 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active May 15 2013 10:39 PM

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In Topic: Macdev CloneGT pressure tester

27 April 2012 - 10:03 AM

Lets you know when to change 12gs. :P


In Topic: Does a $1200 gun shoot flatter wth less arc?

27 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

I've also wondered if the different grip shapes cause users to hold markers slightly differently, angling the barrel slightly upwards or downwards. Over the distances that paintball markers shoot and the resolution of human perception, a small arc difference could lead to observations of "flatter" or "arced" shots.


In Topic: Donut Aiming

24 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

As for the tangent of CO2 in mags... go for it, just don't RT the thing.

It's too bad. AgentSmith really is an excellent resource on pistol play, but he's off on this one -- he assumes that once a paintball starts shedding vortices in one direction, it will continue to shed vortices in that direction. This isn't at all likely -- it assumes no change in the orientation of the ball, no change in environmental conditions (and we're talking about a micro scale) -- and that the effects of vortex shedding are observable by the human eye when in conjunction with all the noise that comes during accuracy testing


In Topic: Mask scratching

24 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

You've also got the relative local flexural and axial stiffnesses of the gelatin sphere, from a mechanics standpoint.

When a paintball hits an object, the center of the paintball shell (at the point of initial contact) will want to deform and flex inward, which disperses some energy internally, leaving less energy to be dispersed externally onto either the lens or body. In contrast, an axially loaded half-spherical shell will have much greater stiffness, deform less, and therefore bleed less energy in the process.

Troy, the fracture pattern in glass is related to the material anisotropy and fracture properties more than the load shape. Any relatively small load, such that it could be considered a point load on the glass, will create similar cracks -- whether the load is applied by a small cylinder or a small rectangular prism or whatever other shape you wish -- as long as it's small enough relative to the larger dimension of the glass plate.


In Topic: NEW Azodin Rocksteady reg seat

18 April 2012 - 12:37 PM

Yeah, let's try that again. How about better seal, so more consistant reg performance, so less variation in fps shot-to-shot.