Master Mine land mines my first time. Here is my review.
Posted 29 April 2008 - 07:08 AM
Talk about fun.
It added a whole new element to the game. I know I forgot about the mines, until I was getting close to the flag, and then I was on the lookout for the tripcord...
One guy in our group set off both mines, one right before he captured the flag. But, he was running so fast that the paint blast went behind him and nailed the guy who was following him to the flag. It was located close to the dead zone so all the people there got to watch it happen, which was pretty cool.
Then on the last game, the same guy (who was the medic in this game) was guarding the base, and he tripped his own mine and blew himself up. It was pretty funny because it was towards the end of the game, and there were tons of people in the dead zone (myself included) and we all watched him set it off.
Overall, mines are a blast to play with, they add a degree of surprise that can't be achieved with markers that give the telltale sound of firing just before you get hit.
The mine reacts almost instantly. And after working on mine for a while beforehand and getting the cord set right, I found them to be very consistant. The paint was pretty easy to mix, and I gave a mine to both teams to make it "fair".
I would be a little nervous using one on a public field, as there seems to be so much theivery in paintball. But, that is why I run my own events. So that I can invite guys with character who aren't going to steal stuff.
overall fun rating 4.5 out of 5 stars. The only disadvantage is the setup time. They take some time to set up between games, but it is worth it when they blow up an opponent.
I've seen the prices on these drop quite a bit as well, I picked up one of mine for $26 plus shipping and the other in a bag of supplies for $26 for the whole bag, including a couple of scopes, paint, and air tank off ebay. I've even seen them brand new for $34 on the web.
The paint is easy to mix and works well, and you don't need to fill them all the way to the top, as when you position them on the ground facing out, the top part of the paint will just pour out anyway. Then cover the mine itself with leaves, and it dissapears. (don't cover the area where it sprays out, as this will affect the flow).
I rate things based on the fun factor they bring, and with the master mine, I can't wait to use them again.
Posted 23 June 2008 - 11:36 PM
Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:05 PM
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 10:11 PM
Killing the wrong person happens. Ninjas know this. It's useless to live in the past.-unknown
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