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    Exclamation DYE Competition Grade

    Got to try some today.

    It was about $15 more than I usually pay for PMI Premium, which is made locally, the pink fill Premium is a very nice brittle paint.

    Very nice box, bubble wrap top and bottom.

    DYE sticker inside along with a little pamphlet.

    Shot very nice, broke as nicely as the Premium.

    But I can honestly say I wasnt impressed at all.

    For $15 a case less and just as nice shooting and breaking I will stick with the PMI Premium.

    Its made about 20 miles from me and is usually extremely fresh.

    The DYE is made in Taiwan, and was swelled like it had gotten cold, except the seam didnt swell.

    2.5 stars out of 5 , and honestly the price I paid was probably $20 less than most fields premium paint,

    but there was no thunder and lightning, nothing special IMHO.

    Very disappointed its not made in the good ole US.







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    The rounds are probably heavier with all the lead in them?

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    Interesting. I think only Dye could get away with manufacturing out of the country to save money and than charge more for it...? WTH? I'm also a little amazed that importing paintballs is economical. Seems like the weight would make transportation costs outweight the saving gained by cheaper labor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPBN View Post
    Interesting. I think only Dye could get away with manufacturing out of the country to save money and than charge more for it...? WTH? I'm also a little amazed that importing paintballs is economical. Seems like the weight would make transportation costs outweight the saving gained by cheaper labor.
    The box and packaging are the best I've seen hands down.

    But really the zip lock bags that stay standing up are useless to me, I use a paintball caddy, just dump two bags at a time in it.

    If their target market is tourney players they arent going to be impressed by the box and zip lock bags more than 30 seconds either.

    Whats sad is I could tell the paint had gotten cold because it was expanded except at the seam.

    A few years ago I bought some APX paint, it was shipped to me during a week that it was 19 degrees here and it looked the same as this DYE stuff did.

    I'm thinking coming from Taiwan it probably gets pretty cold at 30 thousand feet......

    Be interesting to watch if they have issues because of the paint getting too cold.

    It says on the side of the box "do not use in snow avoid extreme temperatures" and also "store between 60 and 80 degrees F".


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    Heat is more apt to make the balls swell than cold will. Cold contracts them and makes them very brittle. This is the reason you don't want to store an already brittle paint at low temperatures. If you bump the box you get a bunch of mush.

    I would say yours were stored somewhere that got overheated prior to delivery.
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    Valken Graffitti is also made overseas. Ironically one of the best paint I've shot last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomas View Post
    Heat is more apt to make the balls swell than cold will. Cold contracts them and makes them very brittle. This is the reason you don't want to store an already brittle paint at low temperatures. If you bump the box you get a bunch of mush.

    I would say yours were stored somewhere that got overheated prior to delivery.
    Freezing liquid expands.
    I had it happen before and at 19 degrees I dont think it overheated.

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