To answer this Old Post...yes, a Paintball going that fast can Rip a Shirt to Shreds.
hurting more Why up the FPS
Posted 11 October 2007 - 03:08 PM
If I get hurt doing something dumb that's fine it's on me however if your going out of your way to do me wrong then we have issues. That's a big reason why I stay away from outlaw ball. If you have a handheld chrony then all is good, and there's no reason why a group of 5 or ten guys can't chip in ten or twenty bucks to get one. Sorry I was so long winded, just this kinda stuff TINKLEes me off.
Posted 12 October 2007 - 01:11 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:45 PM
MOST of the people I play with are my friends. People I like and hang out with. Those who aren't my friends, well, if your into paintball, then I'd still like to get along with you. This is the whole reason anyone plays ANY sport on a recreational level! To have fun, and hang out with people who enjoy the same sport.
Why then, would anyone want to shoot to cause pain? What is the point? The moment someone gets hurt, you're going to get kicked from the field anyway. Not only that, but the field I enjoy perminantly BANS people for shooting over 300fps, and then reports them to the police (local bylaw forbids a paintball gun in my area to be chrono'd at anything more than 310). Apparently the fine for shooting someone (or so I am told) with a gun that is cranked, is something like $900.
This is damaging to the sport... and being relatively new and rather enthusiastic about playing, I am all about safety and encouraging more people to join me in playing the game (I've recruited a bunch of friends)... but people doing things like this... it's just stupid.
This post has been edited by MidnightShadows: 16 November 2007 - 02:46 PM
Posted 22 November 2007 - 02:25 AM
I've personally found that, between 280 and 300 FPS, the pain level increases quite dramatically. You literally go from a moderate splat to something that regularly causes blood welts, nerve strikes (which can briefly paralyze a limb) and bleeding. It's not a good thing at all. Generally speaking, it's best if you keep your velocity below 285. Any more than that, and someone is going to receive a very unpleassant hit. You will gain no measurable performance above 280, and anything more just serves to make the game less fun.
You may have seen the saying in a couple of peoples' sigs: "If the person on the other end of your gun does not walk away eagerly anticipating the next game because of your actions, you have FAILED as a paintballer." I wrote that line, about a year ago, and had it in my sig for a long time. It takes aim directly at those who play with hot guns (or simply set the limit too high) and those who abuse their firepower. You don't want to ruin someone's day because you decided on a FPS limit that makes unpleasant hits the norm. Keep it below 285, and keep it safe and fun.
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 07:46 PM
Personally me and my friends don't have a chrony for our private field.. But if someone looks like their shooting too fast or it hurts a little too much, we just ask them to turn it down and we will, since we live in a small town and we all agree.
Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:22 PM
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:19 AM