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30 July 2008 - 07:32 AMI picked these up last week, top and bottom, and I haven't been so comfortable playing paintball before. I'm in Houston, Texas (Northside) and last weekend it hit 107 on the heat index, with humidity around 80%...in laymans terms "hot as hell and wet as a sauna".
From the neck down, I was comfortable and sweat free.
While playing, numerous folks came up to me and asked about the Ultralights, and many comments were made about how they changed color as I walked through the woods, and shadows, brush, foliage all were incorporated into the camouflage. I'm a former Cavalry Scout for the US Army, a Recon specialist, and I lived in the woods back in the day...these absolutely blew any other summer weight BDU I wore out of the water...and that includes the 100% cotton ripstop ODs I wore while doing OPFOR. I have been using my old BDUs, camo shorts and tshirt, ODs, civillian MARPAT, whatever the terrain dictated to facilitate in concealment (or heat allowed), so when the Ultralights came out, I seriously considered them...but the Special Ops Camo is too green for what I play in most the year, besides being expensive.
But when the Omnipat came out, I figured I'd cough up a portion of my stimulus check and get some new camo...and I'm happy I did.
They are not cheap, but they are very well made, you can wear kneepads and elbow pads under them, they are as comfortable as they are advertised to be, and the Omnipat camo does actually appear to change color and blend in to the environment its in.
I'll be adding to this review when it gets colder here...like in the 40s. Most likely I'll just layer some clothes under the Ultralights to cut down the wind and that will be sufficient; I'll let y'all know.
I might get my wife to take some pics, but looking all "commando" in my backyard doesn't do the camo justice.
22 February 2008 - 08:39 AMOk, I have your standard E-trigger Custom Pro 98 WAS board set at the default ROF of 15BPS on ramping mode. I have no complaints, and plan on using this marker for years and years more. I recently got a VL-VLocity Loader, in the hopes that it would match the 15bps ROF, as well as allow me to bump up my ROF to 20...the marker has no problems cycling at this speed, but I'm sticking at 15 until I resolve the "skipping" going on.
I've tried all new batteries in marker and hopper.
Great paint, and even with the "skips" never a chop, never a break in the hopper nor the barrel.
Using HPA, fully filled, regged to 850 on a 115/4500 tank.
The VL-VLocity Loader has settings from 1 through 8, with higher number settings providing more pressure on the "stack" of balls, and I have seen no change in the skipping with settings changed...I'm using the stock board
What seems to be happening is that my marker is shooting faster than the balls are being loaded, and the ACT is doing it's job and not chopping...a string of 15bps is actually maybe 12, or 11...then almost up to 14, then more "skips".
About the only thing that seems like an obvious fix would be doing a vertical feed mod, so that the balls are going directly into the marker, and not at a 45 degree angle with the standard tippmann 98 feedneck...but I'd like to eliminate other options first.
Thanks for your time.