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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you keep your balls cool ?

My son is planning his first match this weekend. He has 6 hoppers filled and ready to go. Have no idea what the weather will be like. Was planning on keeping the extra paintballs in a small cooler with a small icpak untill he needs them. Any comments? ow do you keep your paintballs ready to go?

Also, I have a barrel thats several years old. Is there anyway to identify what it is? Don't have a receipt anymore and the store is gone.
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Old July 16th, 2007, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The cooler is a good idea, just not the ice pack.. Just keep the cooler out of the sun and your paint should be fine.

As for the barrel, post some pictures of it and we can figure it out.



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Old July 16th, 2007, 10:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks. I'll see what I can do. Photobucket work on this forum?
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Old July 16th, 2007, 12:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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photobucket, imageshack, putfile, and a few other hosting sites work just fine.

Just use the codes for "forums" when you upload them and all will be groovy.



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Old July 16th, 2007, 02:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, if you use an icepack, you'll freeze the paint and it might not break on target, and it will hurt really badly.
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Yeah, if you use an icepack, you'll freeze the paint and it might not break on target, and it will hurt really badly.
paint wont' freeze..period. Go pt some balls in your freezer..they can't possibly freeze at 32degrees F. or at any temp you can reach with a freezer
Putting ice in the cooler will introduce a great amount of moisture to the paint and will cause the shells to get soft and/or swell.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 11:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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They don't actually "freeze", but the shells do harden and they not only hurt like a mother then, but they don't often break on target.
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They don't actually "freeze", but the shells do harden and they not only hurt like a mother then, but they don't often break on target.
... wrong. frozen or "chilled" paintballs, being that the gel or paint inside of them will not freeze, have an extremely brittle shell.
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I thought we put to rest the frozen paintball thing a long time ago..

1) As stated, paintballs will not freeze. They are incapable of freezing except at very very low temperatures.
2) The reason that the ice pack in the cooler isn't a good idea isn't because of "freezing" but introducing moisture or condensation into the mix, which will ruin the paint.
3) If the paint begins to take up moisture, it will swell and soften and will generally just be a plain old mess in your marker.

So dry, cool is ok -- like the inside of a clean cooler in the shade. No ice is necessary.



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yea, i thought for a moment that the thread title was an inuendo...
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Old July 27th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I thought we put to rest the frozen paintball thing a long time ago..

1) As stated, paintballs will not freeze. They are incapable of freezing except at very very low temperatures.
2) The reason that the ice pack in the cooler isn't a good idea isn't because of "freezing" but introducing moisture or condensation into the mix, which will ruin the paint.
3) If the paint begins to take up moisture, it will swell and soften and will generally just be a plain old mess in your marker.

So dry, cool is ok -- like the inside of a clean cooler in the shade. No ice is necessary.
thanks for stating what I had already said...
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