The Omnipat Review For the East Coast. Special thanks to BAGELS
Posted 25 December 2007 - 10:42 PM
Testing: Omnipat Ultralite top and bottom
Location: Back Yard with brother trying to find me
Results: After hiding in many places and having my brother try to find me many times I have come to the conclusion that the Omnipat motto would probably be more accurate if it said "Trust the shadow." I found that It did not really matter where I was, if I was in a shadow, it was hard to spot me from less than 1-3 ft. away. Shadows are not the only thing that the Omnipat Ultralites blended into well, but they are the bases to hiding well in this camo. Another place that worked almost perfectly every time was if I hid in the greenish ivy ( it did not matter if there were shadows or not). However, if I hid in a shadowy place covered in ivy it was nearly impossible to find me. Another thing that I learned was that if you are standing up next to a tree, if at all possible, make it so that there is the sun then you then the person who is trying to find you is behind you sun->You->person trying to find you (In addition to this try to squish as close to the tree as possible and "become the tree" ooooooooooom ) When hiding next to trees it is also best to try to find the darkest tree possible to hid by (I don't know about black though- for all you people who live in Canada ). Another good place to hide is by or behind green things. Like a green bush or plant.
Sum Up What To Look For In A Hiding Spot:
1. Shadows should be your base, but are not a must
2. Ivy is AWESOME
3. Sun-> You-> Person trying to find you
4. Dark Trees/Logs
5. Green is your friend
I will try to get pic's up once the camera starts working. Now I will tell stories about this camoflauge that happened while I was testing it out. The review is over, but you might want to read the stories anyway.
Story: I hid right behind a green plant that had a lot of space between the green. My brother came out and walked right past me and I went "Bang, you're out!" He was very surprised. Another time I laid in a shadow in Ivy by a dark tree stump covered in Ivy and my brother walked right around me. I could have lit him up! To top it all off I stood by a tree covered in Ivy and he walked right past me and I could have shot him right in the back. I want to thank my little brother for the time he put in to help me test out my camo.
Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:22 AM
Number of downloads: 192
Omnipat in a green environment
Number of downloads: 129
See how it changes to a more grayish color in the shadows
Number of downloads: 152
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Hidng behind something green. Very effective!
Number of downloads: 126
Me acting like a tree. Sun->me->person trying to find me.
Number of downloads: 118
Shadow + ivy + tree.
Number of downloads: 119
Me acting like a log.
Number of downloads: 71
Same picture but a little different position
Number of downloads: 69
Shadow + Ivy + laying down = good hiding spot
Number of downloads: 80
Ivy without shadow.
Number of downloads: 39
Ivy, shadow, curled up
Number of downloads: 54
Same picture, but closer up.
Number of downloads: 53
"Be the log"
Number of downloads: 83
You can hide in the leaves...if you want to get shot
In the regular sized pictures it is pretty easy to spot me, but I am not joking when I say that I ambushed my brother from most of these spots- the pictures do not do this camo justice. I will report back later when I get more people to look for me at the same time.
Number of downloads: 46
Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:11 PM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:02 PM
This post has been edited by The Shepherd: 28 December 2007 - 08:03 PM
Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:08 PM
Posted 01 January 2008 - 01:20 AM
I'm just waiting for people to come back down from all the hype.
This is why I've chosen to get some multicam for fall.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 03:37 PM
Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:12 PM
When, in a game of paintball, would you hide out in open like that. I know that I never do. So don't criticize that point. like all camo patterns, Omnipat is most effective when you are concealed behind small brush and stuff that would break your outline.
I have no sig, because I am cool like that.
I love my phantom, because it is cool like that....schweet
Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:24 PM
Nah I have a ghillie. I'm just saying that there are photos out there in magazines and on the web that make Omnipat look like it's the greatest thing since sliced bread and from honest picture like yours (in which I applaud your photos as being truely un altered photo) and others posted here like yours you can see it's just a fractal multicam pattern of sorts. I'm very aware that there probably are differences in colors chosen just as with any slight variation of any camo (The USSR even did that with copies of US Woodland BDUs for standard Soviet camo), but it can be spotted like any other camo out there.
These techniques can be found out from anybody who meets a veteran military sniper (As I have) or maybe various other means because all snipers across the world are drilled in these proceedures.
However I can't tell you if you don't know Who knows, you might play against me and it might not be fun
I'm just tired of the hype. It's not like I don't recommend omnipat I just don't like the hype of it.
Omni from the same photos is a very good pattern. It can be a wise purchase if you try to use it knowing what you wanted from it and that it is realistically capable of delivering.
But the hype I've seen about it is as realistic as carrying only an M9 into an open environment warzone with subsonic ammunition. The ballistics and weaponry will comeback to haunt you. Camo is like using ordinance, you'd better make sure you apply it correctly or you will have some serious problems really fast.
But enough of this. I have enjoyed this topic to a point and look forward to more factual info. Keep it up MOCA, thanks for seperating fact from hype
Try not to take this personally guys I'm honestly trying to keep this thread going. If anyone is offended you have my appologies.
Posted 02 January 2008 - 06:48 AM
Even though I only play with a pistol I get your point, and totally agree with you. Omnipat like any other kind of camouflage is a tool and needs to be used correctly. And just for you here I go: OMNIPAT IS NOT THE BEST CAMO FOR EVERY ENVIRONMENT. Next I will where special ops digi on top and Omnipat on the bottom and see how it works.
Now for a little more review on Omnipat while playing manhunt. It was not overcast this time so I got to play in the shadows, and I learned one thing. Use shadows as a base (by themselves, shadows, are not very good to use by themselves with this camo) However, I have not played at dusk or in the night and when I do I will come back to report on how it works in deeper darker shadows.
Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:23 PM
By an M9 I ment a real M9 9mm semi-auto.
paintball pistols, alot of them (the quality ones) can have the same range as a regular marker.
yeah the Omni is decently dark one has to keep it in mind when running around I agree.
dusk photos should prove interesting