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ok so i was at my local woodsball field and we got flanked 5 outta 10 shots just shot exploding paint out of the barrel WTF it cost us the game
 

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What was the weather like? If it was on the cold side your paint might have been too cold and the shells became brittle. I know around here the field are still using regular paint and it's getting cold enough now that you need the winter stuff.
 

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i was using a flatline with marbalizer paint and it was freezing out i got sick from it being cold
 

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Brittle paint from the cold and a Flatline which is rough on paint on the best of days. I think we've solved this problem.
 

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Get something that you can use a pillow bolt on, and you won't have to worry about that anymore ;)
I was having a similar problem this weekend using an a5 with a custom products 14in barrel (.689 bore) and using diablo heat paintballs. Weather here in NJ was about 30-40 degrees....closer to 30 most of the time.

Someone has already recommended getting winter formula paintballs which I have searched for and did not find many results. Any recommendations would be really helpful. I am curious what a pillow bolt is though. I am new to playing so please excuse me if thats a silly question :confused:
 

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pillow bolt as far as i know has never been made for the A5, basically its a bolt that is easy on paint. nomatter what you do the A5 isnt going to be able to shoot tourny grade paint reliably.

caz-look for RPS polar ice. IMO, RPS makes some of the best paint around anyway so that should do you well in the cold for the next few months
 

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I will start searching for the brand. Is there anything in particular that makes the a5 harsh on tournament quality paint or something that I could help improve?
 

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I actually didnt have any problems with breaking paint in the feeder, just when it got cold out and my co2 was pretty much frozen it stopped rotating the cyclone with a remote line. My buddy had a bad break in his x7 but his gun also got shot numerous times in that area so we aren't sure if it was from it getting shot or the cold+cyclone breaking the paint.

You recommend RPS paint and the polar ice winter formulae which I will most definetly look into trying to get my hands on. What should i stay away from to prevent paint breaking in the barrel in this weather...assuming i cant get the winter formula. I dont know what would be considered tounry paint, average paint and crap paint. There's so many choices out there its a little overwhelming trying to find what should be used. Using a custom products 14in .689 bore barrel (not sure if i mentioned that).
 

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There really isn't much you can do to prevent breaks from cold weather. Keeping your paint warm as long as possible will help a bit and using a slightly larger bore barrel will also somewhat help. If you are playing anywhere it gets cold your paintball shop should carry winter paint or it isn't worth even being called a paintball shop. The alternative would be anything described as rec or field grade but even still they will get brittle in the cold but the tournament stuff you shouldn't even put through an A5 in the best of weather.
 

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Thanks. Going to get a hold of the shop before we play again to see if they can get it. Probably going to order the soft flex paddles to replace the original cyclone paddles as i've read that also helps when playing in cold weather.
 

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it will help but dont expect a night and day difference, soft paddels or not you still have to force the paint to go through that blender and then get fired.

id also look into DXS nightmere if you cant get your hands on polar ice. If i was looking for polar ice though id just order it online somewhere.

as to whats considered tourny grade, personally id hit the field with pretty much anything made by RPS, a local field used to carry primium by them as a field quality paint and it was fantastic, cheap and flew great. they also make evil which is the best paint i have ever shot, and marbelizer which i cant seem to find anywhere around me but people swear by it
 

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Emailed the paintball shop near me and they carry dxs frostbite which i read on pbreview is pretty decent winter fill paint so i guess i will be giving them a shot once the holidays are over.
 

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Frostbite works great it's what all the shops around here carry once the temperatures start to dip. If you want to buy the squishy paddles they are a cheap upgrade and do help the common problem of the Cyclone crushing paint but they still wont help you shoot regular paint in winter temperatures though.
 

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Yeah i figured that it wont solve the problem but it is a relatively inexpensive upgrade so figured it couldn't hurt, only help.
 
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