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Tommikka last won the day on January 17 2018

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  1. The AirFest player pack is at: https://www.npfbassettspole.com/downloads/airfest-2019-player-pack.pdf We are on the schedule for Friday morning and all day Sunday with Battle Royale All included in your AirFest ticket price, and we supply all the BR gear .... but do bear in mind that we are in the Paintball zone so you need to be wearing paintball legal goggles. If you only have airsoft eye protection then speak to the NPF staff and they will direct you to where you can get a loan of rental goggles Even if you don’t come down to play, seek me out and say Hi. I’ll mostly be either at: the kill house the Black TFD gazebo Annoying Enola Gaye generally hanging around
  2. The AirFest player pack is at: https://www.npfbassettspole.com/downloads/airfest-2019-player-pack.pdf We are on the schedule for Friday morning and all day Sunday with Battle Royale All included in your AirFest ticket price, and we supply all the BR gear .... but do bear in mind that we are in the Paintball zone so you need to be wearing paintball legal goggles. If you only have airsoft eye protection then speak to the NPF staff and they will direct you to where you can get a loan of rental goggles Even if you don’t come down to play, seek me out and say Hi. I’ll mostly be either at: the kill house the Black TFD gazebo Annoying Enola Gaye generally hanging around
  3. If it only got as far as Miami airport then its nothing to do with UKARA, but was US customs or the carrier He should have had something as to why it was bounced back. Failure to declare contents on a customs sticker? They observed it contained gun like items? The contents were in breach of the carriers prohibited & restricted items list? For arrival in the U.K. you will ideally want your VCRA ‘defence’ details on the package. Such as your local sites Pass scheme...... UK customs / border force will also probably send you a card asking for import fees
  4. Tommikka

    Two tone colours

    Slowest hand in the West - responding to a 2 year old question!
  5. I still don’t think I’m missing the point If I throw a box of feathers and a box of lead differing results are still based on mass and velocity - not joule creep The gun produces a blast of air behind a BB That air propels the BB The efficiency of the power source, air pressure/air volume up against the BBs resistance, and barrel match all affect the balls journey through the barrel It will either be accelerating all the way or reaching a peak (either terminal velocity or the power runs out) A heavier ball is not guaranteed to have a lower velocity on exit as it may take more air pressure to build up before it moves or the peak velocity may occur at different points in the barrel But it probably will have a lower velocity as per your example Its the same physics of mass & velocity Joules are not ‘creeping’.
  6. I really don’t understand joule creep I understand what it means/is ...... (or what I think is meant by those who use it) In Paintball we would look at airweapon legislation which gave us 12ft lbs for air rifles and 6ft lbs for air pistols. Which immeadiately makes paintball pistols into firearms. There is also the fact that a paintball gun does not qualify as a rifle so every single one would be well over 6ft lbs and then a firearm. 12 ftlbs on a ‘standard’ .68” Paintball equates to 300+something FPS But there is caselaw that set 300fps (we have a few get our clauses under firearms legislation due to frangibility) In practice in UK Paintball we set at 300fps for tournaments, 280fps for the woods and most games, 250fps for close up/night etc, and if the organiser remembers 250fps for co2 based guns (it will spike up, so chrono at 250 to allow for spiking) With one gun I could just change barrel. I knew that my preferred optimum barrel would shoot at approx 280fps and that my short 3” barrel was inefficient and lost 30fps I could keep the normal barrel and chrono down and save air, but as I had enough air to shoot the balls I was carrying I had no need We are therefore within the legal limit (as long as you chrono) and anyone but an idiot will chrono players, no matter how well you trust them Everyone trusts me ..... but I’ve turned up and fired over the chrono hot. That could be illegal, but as long as I’m finding that on the range then things are good rather than shooting people (I had 390 out of a pistol on its first use) We have non standard paintballs: .43” .50” which could have their velocity increased to remain legal in joules, but the norm is to keep within 280fps. First strike shaped projectiles caused concerns as its a different beast. Half paintball at the front, fins at the back .... similar to an airgun pellet But these have been subject to official testing and remain within the legal impact, frangibility etc They can be used at the normal FPS, so just chrono to 280fps. But they perform differently: 1) they hit harder as they maintain their energy further in flight then drop fast. So people think you are shooting hot 2) for a given amount of air coming down the barrel they fly faster with regard to muzzle velocity. No problem if you just have first strike, but if you mix and match standard and first strike then you must be chronoed with FS, and will shoot standard at about 10fps less 3) many other things but not relevant here Joules are not ‘creeping’ in airsoft. You shoot two different BBs with different mass from the same gun with no adjustment then the joules will be different At a given velocity the heavier BB will have more joules Chrono with x BB at y velocity will give you a ‘known’ level of joules Then change BB, change barrel, change settings and you’re doing something different Personnaly if joule creep meant that using co2 can spike then I would be happy with the term, as its ‘shoot something different and have different joules’ then in my opinion it doesn’t exist. The chrono process is wrong - whether it is or isn’t a problem is a different matter, if it means you are exceeding a given amount of energy (intentionally or not) then its a problem, if it means Fred is shooting further than Bob then that’s just specifics
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    Radio?

    I’m at a conference (just waiting for a Brexit session to start) but the details you have shown look fairly like PMR446 or close enough. The 0.5w limit makes you better than many UK players who use imported or ‘licenced’ radios without a licence. If it is PMR446 then you can just switch on, if it’s close enough and programmable then you can possibly set it to specific frequencies by software and/or the buttons. Then it’s just knowing who you want to talk to and what channel/frequency https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PMR446
  8. Take one of the tablet ones in your mouth ...... it’ll be fine !!!!!! Spot on I used to just do chocolate & coffee, that satisfied my need on the day, but a couple of days later I’d be aching. That I put down to not warming up and being old etc. Taking electrolytes etc cured me I don’t have the needs of an athlete, but am active enough Its what works or doesn’t work for individuals and how active we are or what we are using out of our bodies
  9. .... and this weekends survival kit consists of..... The post exercise recovery protein chocolate shake will stay in the box. I’m not that committed Ive a health issue going on with a mystery finger situation and the tests & scans are going further around my body to find a cause. I had a scan yesterday which involved a lot of water drinking beforehand and needs to be followed by much much more to flush me out today —— but that’s allowed to be any drink today. Im off to a couple of things across the weekend. Today setting up gazebos stall at a show, then trader party night. I’ll be there until the early hours of Sunday when I’ll roll out of my back of a van bedroom to head off to play a days Paintball ... and announce the next game of this years ‘collective’ which will be our first big game for 6 years, whilst still readying up for our games at Paintfest / airfest. I’ve got plenty physical and mental activity going on this weekend so I’m going to need to keep well fueled I like the powder drinks, and find best vfm of drink per £1 is the big tubs. But for practicality out and about its between the packets and tablets. The packets when using proper sports drinks bottles, tabs for popping into water bottles. I rarely used gels in the past but do use them for fast shots when I’m running games, photographing events etc. I switch between what’s on the best deal, in the past most often SiS, currently it tends to be High5, occasionally others I keep an eye out in the unusual places such as TK Max, Lidl’s and Halfords for the best reduced deals, then Amazon etc Depending on the deals and what surpluses I have left over from packs in the cupboard I go for running packs or cycling packs. Running packs tend to have more gel and less drink. The sun spray is not part of the pack. I’m sensitive, so will be avoiding the burn with all this being outside in daylight ... the caffeine gels will be used to threaten Kate who I’ll be spending the first half of the weekend with. She used to consume horrific amounts of dodgy energy drinks, takes coffee with coffee (she’s off the coffee at the moment) and caffeine does things to her. Electrolytes with added caffeine send her buzzing
  10. I know better, I told people to hydrate at every opportunity, I deposited a crate of water for everyone, I didn’t drink in the heat of summer - Theres no better way of teaching than to let people fail by themselves
  11. That is also a key point I think I’ve already posted somewhere on here about hydrating energy drinks. Not all the dodgy Monster caffeine energy drinks, or so called ‘sports’ drinks but proper sports energy drinks such as SiS Go and High5. Use them in conjunction with other things like eating food.
  12. As someone who has succumbed to dehydration ....... telling people to hydrate will go further than making ‘medics’ carry water to hydrate people. As a Paintballer .... there is the potential issue of those wearing full face goggles, or who have integrated a face mask element then lifting them to drink As an organiser I can get staff to carry water and deal with players, but asking player medics to carry spare weight in the heat and to be the ones called over to heal is a bit of an ask Then there’s all the single use plastic —— or hygiene failure of reusing bottles
  13. I like purple because it’s pretty Black is a bit different, but could cause false alarm issues having black smoke wafting about But when using like for like grenade types the clouds have similar densities, they give a thick cloud initially then leave a haze
  14. I prefer the EG18 / EG18X, they are substantial in the hand for a good throw and give out good cover. But they obviously cost more than the ‘standard’ size of the WP40 etc. The classic rental player will buy one standard smoke, throw it, wait and then do nothing when the smoke clears. That would work better if two or three were thrown which brings you the option of throwing one EG18 for a good smoke cloud or a couple of WP40s which give you the ability to throw in two spots and space out the cloud. The EG25 gives a nice bit of smoke for its size, and is handy for a quick short cloud. The environment affects how the smoke will perform, it stays in the air in the woods or sheltered areas and shifts quickly in open areas (obviously in the wind too) The coloured picture gives a relative guide to the amount of smoke given out by each grenade Its worth a watch of the product videos on YouTube for the density and burn time of different smokes https://www.youtube.com/user/enolagayetv
  15. As I am sponsored by Enola Gaye you should read this that I have bias, my opinion is that EG are the better, along with their specifications, Dr Johns science (he contributed majorly to European EN safety standards for pyro) and their quality control (I’ve participated in QC which they conduct on every design and batch) Their pyro is made in China, but in the factory that EG built and run I highly recommend against launching pyro, anyone doing that needs control systems in place. Ive used both brands and many others, and have a team mate who was blown up by a different brand which had slack processes and contaminated the fuse with the payload - it exploded immeadiately and ripped apart his glove. The photos of his partially gloved hand and the timely photo sequence of him dissapearing in a cloud of smoke we’re stuck on the walls of the factory EG pyro have some fail safe features, which when used improperly mean that the fuse will fail. Such as being heavy handed on the striker or pulling the ring pull up (which was/is the norm with some brands and means the user gets a chemical burn as it ignites) EG ring pulls should be pulled to the side to ignite, if you pull up then it will just pull away Read the instructions and familiarise yourself with how it is to be used A key factor is really about where you will use it. Pyro needs to be collected from the supplier or delivered via approved couriers. That is not cheap. Buy the brand that your site sells. If you buy directly then you will need to purchase a case at a time ...... and store it in the original packaging. Though it is cardboard, it is designed for transport / storage and is part of the safety regulations
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