I've heard of a 'bad hair day'. Now I know what a 'bad paint day'
Oh joy. Needed two cases of paint over the weekend following the 4th
of July, had a heck of a time finding a way to get paint here by
Saturday. National Paintball Supply was the only place that said
they could gaurantee it. Ordered a case of split-shot and a case
of gator. (both RP) Cases arrived on time.
Split shot was great. Everyone's gun loved it. Gator was *THE WORST*
paint I have EVER seen. There was the typical fine green mist in
the bag you see when it arrives with a broken ball. Oddly enough,
no broken ball could be found when I dumped the case on a towel
to dry it off a bit. All balls that were anywhere *near* round had
at least two flat spots on them. The other 25% (yes, 1 in 4) balls
were so lop-sided it was almost funny to look at. I measured one ball
to be almost 1" wide, and less than 1/2" across! The balls looked like
they had been sat on. Not much we could do at this point -- we needed
two cases, and that's all we had.
I called NPS and talked to the guy I ordered them from and he says I
should return the case. I pointed out this translated to "cancel your
game". He says to play the case and 'call him back if they shoot bad'.
Duh. I don't think this paint could fly straight if you dropped it
from 5th floor. It'd probably hook and hit the building.
Anyway, off to paintball we went. I tried to stay away from the gator
that day, (one of the perks of being the one to pick up the paint from
UPS) but thought it only fair to *try* the gator. That was the first
time I have ever seen my Vector get jammed. A ball was so deformed that
it would not drop into the chamber. I had to pull the hopper to get
the ball out. The pistols were having a rough time of it. I watched
a guy bust ball after ball, simply trying to chamber them.
Anyway, I spose I'll call him up and gripe a bit. He mentioned something
about a possible "bad lot", and to keep the lot number from the case.
Got it. I would hope to see a free replacement case.