RAP4 has a very
special challenge for you: acquire the worst paint you can find, put it through
a 468, and try to make the 468 fail. We're calling it the Worst Paint 468
Challenge, and it's open to everyone with a 468 and a sense for adventure.
Is there a brand that just won't run through your other markers? Some unlabeled
stuff from a sketchy field, or some high-end super-brittle paint designed for
tourney markers? Are you tempted by really dodgy, suspiciously cheap balls? Get
an unmarked bag from a friend last year that's still in your closet?
In all his testing of the 468, he says he hasn't had the marker fail on
serviceable paint - which is not to say quality paint, just the stuff that's
mostly round and mostly dry (and even some stuff that isn't). We saw at Oklahoma
D-Day how a 468, loaded with water-swollen paint straight out of a puddle,
wouldn't chop - the Lok Bolt engaged before the balls broke. That's about the
worst paint you can imagine, and though it didn't fire, it didn't get smashed
either...and he was able to slip in a fresh magazine and get right back to
He even shot through a magazine of half-squishy paint that had been fully
submerged, just to "clear it out."
Is your 468 that good? Will it shoot anything the Lok Bolt allows it to shoot?
Will its Lok Bolt detect completely useless paint in time to save your 468 from
creating a gooey mess inside its chamber, like Omar's does?
We bet it will...and want you to find out.
Then post to our Facebook page your results. Take a video of you shooting the
cheapest, sketchiest paint you can scrounge up. We want to see if you can find a
brand the 468 won't take.
We want to see if there's an odd lot floating around that is too bad for the
famously reliable 468. And we want to see how, exactly, the paint fails.
Because if there's a way to break even the worst paint, we want to know about
it...so we can engineer a solution. That's part of our dedication to quality for
So get shooting this weekend, and you might just find something surprising - the
best paint for your 468. Now wouldn't that be some information worth sharing on
our Facebook page, too?
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