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Post icon  Posted 12 May 2009 - 03:55 AM

the only red fill paint i have encountered is fireballs...why is this? it cant be illegal or they wouldn't have them... im just curious
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 05:00 AM

Negative social stigma (trying to get away from the "war game" stereotype), some fields refuse it's use, many stores refuse to sell them.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:03 AM

Read this. Lots of discussion on it:
http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index...amp;hl=red+fill
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:44 AM

Hells survivors field uses only red fill paint last I knew... But all that and more is discussed where Puz posted a link.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 07:45 AM

Puzuma's link probably covers what I'm going to add.

It seems that all the red paint I've used or have used on me stains EVERYTHING.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 08:42 AM

View PostTyTy, on May 12 2009, 10:45 AM, said:

Puzuma's link probably covers what I'm going to add.

It seems that all the red paint I've used or have used on me stains EVERYTHING.
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I've had the opposite experience any white piant I've used been hit with is terrible to get off. A few of my olde shoe look like I slathered them in wood glue.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 09:36 AM

The main reasons are that it has a tendency to stain and that it looks like blood. Staining may or may not be an issue. Looking like blood is - people want to get rid of the war image.

There's also a good practical reason, if you get hit on bare skin it's difficult to determine whether or not you're bleeding.

There was a bad batch of Nelson white paint that ruined everything it hit about a year ago. No soap could remove the stickiness and the white stain. If you didn't wash your gear immediately after a hit, it was condemned. A couple paintball places where I've played on either federal or state land insisted on using a special white paint which was more biodegradable than your standard paint - it washed off extremely well.

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Posted 12 May 2009 - 11:21 AM

Monster balls are also infamous for... well everything bad.....


So it could have been them too tom.
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Posted 12 May 2009 - 12:37 PM

View Postshadow_772, on May 12 2009, 02:21 PM, said:

Monster balls are also infamous for... well everything bad.....


So it could have been them too tom.

A few time it was Nelson, other's it was Draxxus, RPS and what ever paint that was used at Elite Weekend (probably Draxxus then since ProCaps was a sponser). But this is over a span of 6years or so. Funny thing is the cheap stuff like MB, Core and Patriot balls clean up very easily, atleast for me.

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Posted 13 May 2009 - 07:36 PM

View PostMaj Tom, on May 12 2009, 02:37 PM, said:

View Postshadow_772, on May 12 2009, 02:21 PM, said:

Monster balls are also infamous for... well everything bad.....


So it could have been them too tom.

A few time it was Nelson, other's it was Draxxus, RPS and what ever paint that was used at Elite Weekend (probably Draxxus then since ProCaps was a sponser). But this is over a span of 6years or so. Funny thing is the cheap stuff like MB, Core and Patriot balls clean up very easily, atleast for me.

Why do you have to clean up monster balls? They don't break? :dodgy:
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Posted 13 May 2009 - 08:39 PM

The one reason I think there is not red paint is that if you were injured having red fill could look like blood and cause people to think you were injured in places you weren't? I don't know, just speculating...
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:12 AM

View Postblackcelldrumr15, on May 13 2009, 11:39 PM, said:

The one reason I think there is not red paint is that if you were injured having red fill could look like blood and cause people to think you were injured in places you weren't? I don't know, just speculating...


That is the exact reason.
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Posted 14 May 2009 - 08:16 AM

Red fill isn't exactly banned nor is it illegal. However the majority of pay fields and events very strongly frown on it.

And it's not just on the fields that it's a problem either. Think about the increase in drive-by paintball shootings there would be if blood red paint was easily available. It's bad enough they happen but at least the victim knows he's not fatally wounded when he/she sees white/pink/blue/green/yellow smear.
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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:48 AM

Wow this really is a big deal! personally I [and my team] play scenarioball so red paint would be awesome...but ive read that it stains so i wont use it :( We play the you are hit, you are out integrity game so visibility doesn't matter and red fill only makes it look more realistic. also on a safety argument, paintball is one of the safest sports in existence, [0.2 injuries per 1000 players annually].(wikipedia) And as for the whole "we arent trying to play war" that is true for the majority of paintball, but if you are playing a scenario of the d-day invasion with mil sim markers and full bdu can you really make that argument?


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Posted 15 May 2009 - 06:09 AM

View PostWrzesinski, on May 15 2009, 07:48 AM, said:

Wow this really is a big deal! personally I [and my team] play scenarioball so red paint would be awesome...but ive read that it stains so i wont use it :( We play the you are hit, you are out integrity game so visibility doesn't matter and red fill only makes it look more realistic. also on a safety argument, paintball is one of the safest sports in existence, [0.2 injuries per 1000 players annually].(wikipedia) And as for the whole "we arent trying to play war" that is true for the majority of paintball, but if you are playing a scenario of the d-day invasion with mil sim markers and full bdu can you really make that argument?


sorry if i make people mad, thats just what i think...


Unfortunately most people don't know the facts about the actual safety of paintball. They're extremely uneducated. When I told some of my neighbors that paintballs were not only biodegradable, but edible as well, they flipped out. This whole time they thought they were real paint and stained and that they would everything.

It is hard to make that argument by the way. Scenario games are supposed to be like the real thing, hence the word scenario!
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