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Hellhound Paintball ATV

michael posted more than 12 years ago | from the we-need-bigger-guns dept.

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tuxtattoo writes: "I was talking to a buddy of mine tonight, and he told me about a paintball ATV made by Tippmann. it's called the Hellhound, and it's got everything you need for a nice day at the paintball field. Some of its features include a variable speed trigger which is attached to a high speed, 10 barrel, 50 rounds/second cannon. it also comes equipped with 2 side mounted tippmann model 98's (that would be 2 more paintball guns one on each side :), a 6,000 round hopper, heavy duty winch, and not to forget the what looks to be a self fed grenade launcher. there are many other features that come standard with this model, but NO floor mats or cup holders." I think this has been around for a while, but I played paintball yesterday (and I'm feeling it today) so this submission just seems apropos.

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"News for Nerds. Stuff that matters." (-1, Troll)

MongooseCN (139203) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518581)

"News for Nerds. Stuff that matters."

So I guess paintball is a really popular sport with nerds after a day of heavy coding?

Re:"News for Nerds. Stuff that matters." (1)

SquierStrat (42516) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518593)

Very idiotic response. Alot of different types of people like to play paintball.

Do tell, why is it that every time something not-computer-related or something not related to electronics or electronics politics gets posted, someone makes a comment like this? If the editors deem it of interest to them, well geez they are nerds to the nth-degree so by God is qualifies as news for nerds!

Re:"News for Nerds. Stuff that matters." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518610)

Hehe, lets splat some nerds with paint, and then see if its "stuff that matters" then...

Re:"News for Nerds. Stuff that matters." (1)

DCowern (182668) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518614)

Of course it is! I can't count the number of times I've wanted to shoot a manager after being stuck in meetings all day. I also can't count the number of times I've wanted to go and shoot the idiot at Sun who invented Java. The list goes on and on.

Paintball is naturally geeky. It's just like Quake but *gasp* outdoors. For many geeks it's one of the only outdoor/sport activities they take part in.

Re:"News for Nerds. Stuff that matters." (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518671)

>For many geeks it's one of the only outdoor/sport activities they take part in.

How many? Come on.. who does paintball as their only activity? Anyone?

Re:"News for Nerds. Stuff that matters." (1)

mike_sucks (55259) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518615)

Um, yes it is.

FP: Props to my homiez from Nexabit including Earl (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518582)

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Lament of a banned, broken troll (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518642)

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Re:FP: Props to my homiez from Nexabit including E (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518645)

What the hell are you talking about?

Re:Props to my homiez from Nexabit AND Earl (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518811)

Don't pull that crap. You KNOW what I'm talking about.

You're Earl, aren't you?

Physical activity? (1)

thegrommit (13025) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518584)

What's that? It's not in my geek dictionary. ;)

Re:Physical activity? (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518622)

Michael doesn't really 'participate' as it were. His 'friends' tie him to a tree and hose him down with thier paint guns. That is why he is complaining about being sore; he has been hit by about 1000+ rounds at about 15 feet.

Re:Physical activity? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518650)

No wonder he's excited about the paintball minigun. Imagine that sweet pain of all those rounds hitting his naked reddening white flesh...

Anyway, I heard a rumour he likes to play a certain scene out of Deliverance [imdb.com] , too. Don't know which one, though.

Re:Physical activity? (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518669)

I think the scene is the rapids scene. Where they ride a raft down a wild set of rapids, except in his version he is taking a wild ride on Taco's cock in a queen size bed.

Re:Physical activity? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518677)

Excellent choice. Original, not the one I set up.

Re:Physical activity? (-1)

The Turd Report (527733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518701)

Yeah. I could have gone the whole squeal-like-a-pig scene, but that is pretty played out. I have to keep it fresh.

cup holders (1)

randal_hicks (447937) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518585)

...that's OK, I'd just assume wear mine. More uncomfortable not to have it on when you need it

Hmmm... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518587)

This article seems oddly out of place.

fp (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518588)

fp

Very interesting, but... (1)

StupidKatz (467476) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518589)

I just want to know if it's street legal. Let's all work hard to make 'drive-by shooting' a term only the folks in the thousand dollar suits fear. ;)

First reply?! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518590)

I got hit in the back of the head once with a paintball. it hurt... so does this thing have any shields?

2 of the same story in a row (0, Flamebait)

DzugZug (52149) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518591)

Anyone notice the line at the bottom? Promotional? Not for sale? Who cares what these guys have lying around if they arn't selling it? This is just like the last story about the PDA.

hehe.. look at this cool new thing that you can't buy.

Re:2 of the same story in a row (1)

SquierStrat (42516) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518612)

Umm I do! I'm sure others do! You also never know...they might end-up selling this.

Re:2 of the same story in a row (1)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518699)

Right, they bring it out at torney's, and the occasional big game. No, they aren't seeling it, and no, they don't Plan to. Its also not new, they've been bringing it out for years. Being an avid Paintballer, and President of UMCP's Paintball club, this thing is just one of the wiked cool toys out there. I can't buy a lot of the stuff the military makes, but its doesn't men I don't think its cool as hell.

Re:2 of the same story in a row (1)

Dakisha (526733) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519010)

Look at this cool Sun server that costs several million, look at this head mounted display, etc, etc..

Got several million dollars handy? No? Didn't think so.. Shut up already

I can see it now... (1)

Colin Bayer (313849) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518604)

The hit toy of 2002:

Programmer Joe's Mobile Paintball Command Post, now with realistic crimson red paint splatters and carpal tunnel grip!

Tippmann is great (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518606)

Tippmann has to be the most 'hacker friendly' paintball company out there. How many companies would do free repair work after you have modified(with a dremel) like cutting off the trigger guard(to fit a double trigger) and milling the body?

BTW, if you arn't familiar with current paintball technology, check out the equipment at a place like http://www.countypaintball.com or http://www.paintballgear.com . Some guns (the Angel) can be connected to and programed via a serial port.

Re:Tippmann is great (1, Offtopic)

Colin Bayer (313849) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518670)

Some guns (the Angel) can be connected to and programed via a serial port.

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Re:Tippmann is great (1)

e-gold (36755) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518694)

Not only that, but before they made paintball stuff only they also made some REALLY cool guns. One on my want list would be a transferrable .22lr that is a COMPLETE working model of a belt-fed Browning machine gun (including a cute miniature ammo-box for your cloth belts of .22 ammo). These guns were awesome, slightly-expensive-at-the-time, and incredibly well made (just like the Brownings they were modeled on). They actually work, too (I've seen one run). Unfortunatly, they didn't make Tippmann much $$$ so they were discontinued. Now, they're all priced out-of-sight (but I still can *want* one).
JMR

Re:Tippmann is great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518973)

Some guns (the Angel) can be connected to and programed via a serial port.

I'm trying to figure out what you'd program on it? Maybe switching between semi-auto and full-auto or something like that, but I'm not getting out the computer just to change that. So please tell me what is this for?

Seen this before (0, Redundant)

danwatt (61528) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518607)

Ok, I tried digging through the archives and I couldnt find it, but I swear that I have seen this on Slashdot before. It was at least a year ago, probably closer to two. Anyone else remember this?

Re:Seen this before..really ?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518876)

even the editor makes a comment that this is a repeat....read, my son read...

paintball? ATV? (0)

Psychopax (525557) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518608)

What are these things? I never heard of them.. playing war for little c00l g33kz?

10 barrels? (4, Funny)

larien (5608) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518619)

It's got a minigun attached. A minigun. A fscking minigun.

All I want to know is "where can I get one?"

Re:10 barrels? (1)

ruvreve (216004) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518640)

Well with enough money you could pay TIPPMAN to make you one. And like a previous poster said you can customize it to your liking and if/when you break it you can send it in and they will fix it for you. I recently bought a TIPPMANN CUSTOM 98 and I consider it the Linux of paintball guns. While not the perfect gun out of the box, it begs you to modify it to improve performance and practice those hacker like skills so many /.ers seem to possess.

Re:10 barrels? (1)

kochsr (144988) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518679)

did you notice the "variable speed trigger" is just a drill?

Re:10 barrels? (1)

TheAlmightyQ (306969) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518689)

Anyone else notice that their "variable speed trigger" on their minigun is powered by what looks like a standard cordless power drill [tippmann.com] ?

Re:10 barrels? (1)

TheAlmightyQ (306969) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518697)

Damn you Trebeck!
beat me to pointing that out.

Re:10 barrels? (1)

zoltar74 (517711) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518740)

I've never played a field that allowed fully auto or even bursts with guns that were capable of that. I honestly think 50 rounds/sec could send you to the hospital, or even kill you.

The paintball story was a pleasant surprise.

Re:10 barrels? (5, Funny)

Rogerborg (306625) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518814)

  • It's got a minigun attached

No! You fool! It's a "marker", not a "gun". You'll ruin years of our hard work in trying to persuade people that paintball is a sport for all, not some extreme para-military NRA freakshow, and besides...

Ah, the hell with it.

This thing is awesome! Look at the firepower! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!

Re:10 barrels? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518961)

I'm just thinking that with 50 rds/sec you're shooting $2.50 worth of paint every second. (A little less, actually, but rounding paint costs to nickles keeps me lighter on the trigger. :)

Sweet geezum christ.

Run away, run away... (2, Funny)

not-quite-rite (232445) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518621)

What's next?

Battlemechs with paintball markers?

I friggin hope so....
(insert big smile here)

cute (1)

SCHecklerX (229973) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518625)

Just so long as they stay the fuck out of the woods with it. It's bad enough we are losing incredible trail systems in the state gamelands here in pennsylvania. Paint splaterrings on trees, rocks, vegetation = bad. Torn up trails due to this thing = much worse. Neither is welcome. Now if only we could ban horses. *sigh*.

Re:cute (1)

whanau (315267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518633)

hopefully paintballers in your area use biodigradable ammunition. If they don't they should be punished

Re:cute (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518662)

I agree. This toy looks like it could be fun, but I'd be pissed off if it was being used on trails or in the woods...even if they are using biodegradable ammunition.

Re:cute (1)

Skevin (16048) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518775)

Umm, it's not actually paint. It's colored vegetable oil, with a gelatin shell. Totally biodegradable, water-soluble and usually gone after the next good rain.

As someone who has helped to set up and run paintball fields, I have to ask: how are state gamelands being ruined by paintball? To open a field, you need to obtain a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for paintball, which entails a crapload of licensing prerequisites. Your neighbors generally have to agree to the fact that you're planning to run a paintball field. Fields that run paintball tournaments are explicitly set aside for such a purpose, and never been hosted on anything except private property. So what are you talking about?

I could go on further about paintball legal and environmental issues, but I gotta take my STO Autococker and light up a few people this morning. Ciao.

Solomon

Re:cute (1)

CamelTrader (311519) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518878)

I'm totally guessing here, but I think the only danger paintballers pose to national parks are the ones who do it without the permits. I dunno how often this happens though.

Re:cute (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518975)

Well, there are renegade games, but people who play those on public land are just _waiting_ for an accident to darken the world of paintball.

I don't have anything against renegade games, so long as they're held on private property. (i.e. Farmer Bob doesn't mind if 20 guys run around the 20 acre forest around his fields for a few bucks.)

Considering that the inflated paint prices are what drive people away from licensed/registered fields, I can sympathise with the renegade ballers a bit.

Private property... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518795)

Most are run on private property so tough. But they also have to comply with regs.

The field where I play has to comply to certain rules. We have a river that runs through the field that happens to be upstream of a salmon hatchery and spawning beds. We have the river fenced off to prevent erosion and we have spent a lot of time planting trees and other vegitation to shore up the bank.

I've been playing paintball for 8 years and I have never seen one of these things on a field for any game other then a scenario "big game". They are expensive and usualy very ineffectual. They are more for show and effect. Heh... just look at the reaction here to the thing :)

How does this affect the game? (1)

whanau (315267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518628)

Ive only played paint ball a couple of times and so this question goes out to any paintball experts.

How could you use a beast like this in a game? At what point does it become "disabled." ? Obviously this ATV is pretty darn cool but I don't see how it could be used in a game situation without making the odds against "infantry" grossly unfair. Anyone care to elaborate?

Re:How does this affect the game? (3, Funny)

Colin Bayer (313849) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518639)

Obviously this ATV is pretty darn cool but I don't see how it could be used in a game situation without making the odds against "infantry" grossly unfair.

Well, the infantry can feel free to use their paint-filled, shoulder-launched missiles, not to mention their fully stocked paintball bombers with rainbow cluster bombs.

Re:How does this affect the game? (1)

autocracy (192714) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518653)

YEAH! You know that is sweet. Kinda takes any sort of strategy out of the game though :)

Re:How does this affect the game? (1)

Colin Bayer (313849) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518657)

Now all we need are fighter aircraft with paintball guns, paintball mortars and spinfusors, and we have ourselves a colorful Tribes2! :)

Re:How does this affect the game? (1)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518704)

We're way ahead of you.

http://www.tippmannordnance.com/

This is geek news?!? (3, Informative)

Skevin (16048) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518738)

I've been playing paintball for almost four years now, and I've known about the Hellhound for almost two. It's already pretty well known in my circles (most paintballers over 25 seem to work in the IT industry anyway). I'm pretty upset that I could have submitted this article two years ago, but I felt it had no place on Slashdot.

Anyway, they do have paintball mortars - look at http://www.tippmannordnance.com/cgi-bin/store/secu reshop.cgi?action=now&now=mortar.htm&order_id=1318 19899. Keep in mind, this is not the same paintball company as Dennis Tippman Jr.'s page, different organization entirely. Quarter mile range. 75 foot blast diamter. This company also makes claymores (the curved "charges" that say "this side towards enemy") and landmines for paintball.

Getting back to the original Dennis Tippman Jr., he also manufactures grenades. While the Hellhound launches them via a spring loaded arm (hard to aim, and blast diameter in only 10ft.), true grenade launcher afficionados should consider an I&I CO2-powered grenade launcher - http://www.iisports.com/iisports/paintballstore/ti pp98wgrenades.html. More accuracy, and it's a great finishing touch when you bunker someone point blank... if you don't mind taking yourself out in the process.

While you guys are on Tippmans' page, take a gander at the Flatline - nice piece of engineering. In paintball, your shots are not allowed to go faster than 300 fps, 280 at some fields, even less on indoor fields. So, the designers at Tippmann created this barrel to put a backspin on the ball, giving it longer range without violating the velocity limit. We tend to call them "floaters", since the rounds seems to act like frisbees once they leave the gun (even to the point of occasionally moving off-course). Unfortunately, the act of putting a backspin on the ball places a lot of stress on it, so you'd better not be shooting the cheap thin-shelled crap that you can buy for $20/case.

Solomon

Re:This is geek news?!? (1)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519021)

The backspin also slows down the ball, so after the first 50 feet or so, you're significantly more likely to get a bounce.

On a related note, never, ever hook a up a flatline on a 98c with the rt installed. Eats paint like the newbie who thought I had a sack of "jawbreaker."

Re:How does this affect the game? (2)

autocracy (192714) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518644)

I imagine that the players would require an even number of them per team, and you can't actually remove the machine - only the driver. If the driver gets shot, he must leave the field. Of course, watch that go to shit when they encase it in Lexan... It would be tough and unfair to disable it when it gets hit as the driver would have a hell of a time knowing if he got hit in the back. And it's too big a target...

Fact is I'd never allow one in my games. Use it for marking cattle or painting a building... People get mad enough when you've got somebody w/ two guns and armor that hits as many people as he can by losing all cover and loosing all his rounds right off. *Promotional use only, not for sale* - a reason behind that.

Re:How does this affect the game? (3, Interesting)

theguru (70699) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519004)

I used to play large scale scenario games a few times a year. Hundreds of players per side, on hundreds of acres. Games would typically last 12 to 24 hours, with two "armys" and often with several smaller factions. Points were earned not for eliminating your opponents, but for holding key locations, capturing enemy forts, or capturing or eliminating an enemy officer or VIP. Being eliminated usually meant you sat out for 15 to 30 minutes, which can be a big deal duringa major offensive. Some games had a medic rule, where the medic could wipe off anything but a head hit. Usually you had one medic, and if they were eliminated, you lost them for an hour, or you had to spend earned points to buy a new one.

Anyway, these are the kinds of games where you see guys riding ATVs, helicopters on loan from the military or the local news (helicoptor is not a legal target. You just have to run and hide until it's out of ammo.) Night vision goggles, retired Motorola techs with his 2 teenage sons running an outpost with radio scanners and jamming gear..

If you're not a fan of tourney style paintball, you should check out scenario games. That tourney player who carrys a case of ammo on his back to fire during a ten minute game has to rethink his strategy or go broke (or more likely suffer a heat stroke) if he has to do it for 24 hours straight. There's just nothing like crawling across a field towards an enemy held fort in the pitch black of night, with your team in a ditch 20 yards behind, and the other team 20 yards ahead, trading insults, the occasional volly of paintballs, and million+ candle power spotlights.

Re:How does this affect the game? (1)

Hertog (136401) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519019)

Please, give a link to things like this! I would love to read more on this stuff!!!

Gr,

Hertog

Easily disabled (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2519052)

.30-06 to the tires or engine. Or the driver. Paintball is just so wrong. It's politically-correct guns for the anti-gun weenies. Get real, get a life, shoot a real gun.

Trolls (-1)

Unanonymous Coward (533955) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518629)

Maybe we should round up all the trolls and then everybody splats them with this new fangled device! Or we could do it to cowboyneal instead :)

a critical tool in the Emacs-vi wars (1, Funny)

krog (25663) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518632)

i sure hope you Emacs users are reading today... while those vi-loving sops are gloating about saved keystrokes and small core memory footprints, we can spray them silly with more paintballs than they can count.

Re:a critical tool in the Emacs-vi wars (0)

Unanonymous Coward (533955) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518638)

Vi sucks, I cant even use it! Im a joe supporter though. Lets spray the notepad users silly too :)

Re:a critical tool in the Emacs-vi wars (1)

bzbb (182969) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518652)

hmm... That reminds me, at one linux or unix convention, there was an emacs vs vi paintball conest. Vi outnumbered Emacs, and won. This is obviously the Emacs of paintball, as it is huge and well equiped, perhaps the next time team emacs could get one and prove that bigger is better.

What will be next? (1)

Angry Black Man (533969) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518646)

What's next? Selling airplanes with paintball guns and paintball bombs? Paintball tanks? I think this ATV would make the game a little uneven for those who don't want to waste their money.

Re:What will be next? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518986)

They actually have those for _big_ scenario games - ultralights flying around acting as recon/bombers. Ground forces aren't allowed to shoot at the planes, and condsidering that the "bombadier" is just vaguely dumping cups of paint over enemy forces, I don't think that I've heard of them being terribly tactically useful. Just a nice randomizing element that keeps you on your toes.

But is it street legal? (1)

nizo (81281) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518649)

The possibilities abound for instant roadrage gratification. Cut me off? *SPLAT SPLAT SPLAT* Talking on the cell phone and weaving around in front of me? Here lemme bring your attention back to the road *SPLAT SPLAT SPLAT* Now if they only had a rear facing gun for tailgaters......

Not Very Impressive (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518663)

This is just a company with too much extra stuff laying around sticking onto a deuce. There is someone I know building something similar for use in airsoft. IIRC, the site is www.airsoftdepot.net. Really, just sticking some cheap guns and big tanks onto a cheap go-kart is not impressive at all. As a cheaper, more realisted alternative, try airsoft out.

I KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN! (-1, Offtopic)

Unanonymous Coward (533955) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518666)

I did, I ripped his fucking head off and threw it a B-57 bomber! Click here [goatsie.cx]

yeah great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518668)

Now when my wife and I are out walking the trails here, instead of just roaring by and kicking gravel all over us, they can pelt us with paint as they pass. Does it come with a high-power light and mount for a shotgun so you can deerjack while drunk too?

A little much (2)

Stiletto (12066) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518675)


I suppose if you can afford this, you can afford the massive amount of paint it will spray. I'm not sure how effective it would be in a game that is won with stealth.

Unless the thing is quieter than a golf cart and doesn't cruss twigs under its tires, even a beginner would be able to snipe the drivers pretty easily.
As for actually getting to the field, it's more efficient to just pile everyone and all the equipment into a few station wagons for the roads, and then walk onto the field.

On a side note, it was a pleasant surprise to see a story about PAINTBALL of all things appear on slashdot. I thought I was the only geek into the game! :-)

Re:A little much (2)

larien (5608) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518803)

Considering how many Geeks seem to be interested in Nerf guns, I'd have thought paintball would be a natural extension of that. Also, I wonder how many gamers have played Delta Force and thought they could rock at paintball.

Of course, Paintball isn't that much like FPS; it's much more fun and is more of an adrenaline surge (unless you've been playing AvP!)

Tippmann Hellbound (3, Informative)

hkellogg (313973) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518680)

being an avid paintball player and what not I've seen this thing in action many a time and no its not for sale, mainly tippmann takes it to big games and tourneys and allows it to be used in free for all games(non tourney legal)

first post (-1)

DivineOb (256115) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518691)

holy shit@#@$@ I can't believe it!@!@!$@

Possible uses (5, Interesting)

whanau (315267) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518693)

While this may never make it past professional paintball leugues I would imagine that it would be snaped up by riot police the world over.


Its got everything they could need if it was covered in plexi-glass. Not only is it fast for getting the hell out of dodge, but the fill the paintballs with a peppery liquid and you have the ultimate crowd repellent. Basically an awesome and mobile extention on current paintball based crowd control weapons. Coming to a WTO meeting near you!

Re:Possible uses (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518723)

Good for us.

I'm sick of those anti-globalisation neo-communist hippies trashing legitimate business places.

I'm going to hold out for blimp gun platforms (3, Interesting)

ColGraff (454761) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518707)

Imagine a remote-controlled blimp or dirigible with a regular paintball gun mounted on it, and a video camera. Quiet enough for recon, packs a punch, wouldn't unbalence the game TOO much, and could also allow a VERY high level of tactical/strategic oversight by team commanders.

Re:I'm going to hold out for blimp gun platforms (1)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518734)

Well, every year at the big Long Island game, Doc uses his Angel from a helicopter. He just hoses down either team, and for obvious safety reasons, you can't shoot back at him.

Re:I'm going to hold out for blimp gun platforms (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518751)

Give me a break. Paintball is about running through the woods and capping some poor bastard who doesn't see you. It isn't about using zany toys to bombard your enemies from a distance. Besides, do you realize how hard it would be aim a blimp-borne gun? And think of the weight. My gun (Tippmann 98 w/ Flatline Barrel) and tank (14oz CO2 tank) easily weigh six pounds. Then if you throw in paint, big servos to aim the gun, a camera, motors.. you'd be packing a lot of weight. Hell, why don't you make a Blimp Battle Bot that drops a big weight on the other robot until it dies.

Re:I'm going to hold out for blimp gun platforms (1)

oni (41625) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518810)

It isn't about using zany toys

You sir, are not a geek.

Yeah, but... (1)

CrayBeast (521458) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518710)

...is it Windows compatible? ;-)

I wonder... (3, Funny)

Omerna (241397) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518713)

if it's street legal. THAT could be fun. I'm sure you'd have no problem with traffic sporting what looks like a practice tank for the army.

Celebrity Product Photo! (1)

dbretton (242493) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518720)


How did they get Janet Reno to pose as the driver?

Today's paintball game sucks. (5, Insightful)

StudMuffin (167171) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518767)

Paintball today is all about how much ammo you can get downrange, not about skill, stealth or cunning. I know I'll sound like an oldtimer here, but when *I* played the game in the early 80's, we had Nelspot 007's, little hand held pistols. You carried three 10-round tubes onto the field and a couple of extra C02 cartridges. One cartridge would shoot about 15 rounds. At then end of the day, we would often have rounds left over. The game was about sneaking around, tactics, and the occasional firefight with a completely manual pistol that was innacurate as hell and had to be cocked by hand. EACH SHOT HAD TO COUNT.

We also used oil based paint, since that's all that was available in those days. A hit on the skin was a mark for a couple of weeks. Right about 1984 was when the water-based stuff hit the market.

Paintball ATV's like this are a continuing sign that the game is all about rounds per minute now.

-sigh-

Oh, and we had to walk five miles through the snow to get to a paintball game. Uphill. Both ways.

Re:Today's paintball game sucks. (1)

Peter Dyck (201979) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518790)

Well, it reflects the way how real warfare has developed, really.

You could turn this to your advantage. Develop your stealth skills and become famous for your "special warfare" skills. Taking out your enemies by a well planned ambush sounds much better than "I sprayed them to death with my 10 barrel minigun".

ignorant... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518801)

You obviously don't play much anymore. Hell... it's vegtable oil based. Never been water. The balls would swell by themselves if they were water based!! Anyhow this vehicle has been out for years! Long before the high end semi's/select fires like the Angles. I play at least once a month and I play with a pump and I play great! As I said I've been playing almost non-stop for 8 years so I have a bit of experience. Blaming you poor play on the markers and volume of paint is pathetic.

Re:Today's paintball game sucks. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518929)

What you need to play is: Airsoft.

If you thought paintball even used to be cool, airsoft makes it wish it never was born.

Airsoft is essentially the Japanese version of paintball. In Japan paintball guns are illegal. Players dress up in authentic military gear (not just for looks, but because they use it) armed with replica firearms that shoot small pellets at speeds a little faster than paintballs (anywhere from 280fps-450fps.) Games scenarios consist of everything from indoor Hostage Rescue, to capturing objectives out in the woods.

Many airsoft groups use tactics simular to those used by the military. They must be adapted and changed a bit mostly because of 1. the range of the airsoft guns, and 2. because of people who think they are John Woo. You want a game were stealth is rewarded, and where thinking is a must, here you go.

It may sound scary, and even dangerous, but if your not an idiot it really is more fun than you can imagine. My own personal opinion reguarding the realism in the game is that although it may scare the hell out of someone, it only endagers the player as the guns they are no more dangerous than a sharpened pencil.

If you want to learn more about it check out http://www.the-isg.co.uk/practical-airsoft/

Re:Today's paintball game sucks. (2, Interesting)

SnapperHead (178050) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518947)

Your talking about 2 different styles of paintball. Speedball and military out in the woods style. (I am not sure if there is a name for the 2nd). Speedball is fast past game usually in small areas, where people go insaine at each other for 10 minutes. This can be play just about anywhere, its a basic close quarters combat, it does require lost of skill. Becuase, you need to think and react VERY quick.

The 2nd is my favorite, mainly becuase I am on old school paintballer. (Plus, full time wayko :) I like big 10 on 10 games, in the field, using everything from dummys, to 2 way radios, full camo, durring a nice game of CTF.

If the ATV where to be for sale, I would think there tring to merge the 2 styles togther. Kind of a raid the other base and take over. But, this would be a bad idea. Alls it takes is a good snipper and the driver and pasenger are done for.

Personally, I find it very funny how overboard people get with things. Next, people will try creating planes, adding guns on to motor cycles, <insert bizare military thing here>

Re:Today's paintball game sucks. (1)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519027)

Typically, we just call the hiding in the woods type rec ball. The best kind, mind you, but don't knock playing a quick game of speedball. Its just a differnt game. The values accuracy by volume, over hiding in the bushes.

I'm from Rhode Island and.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2518785)


myself and some freinds want to play paintball. The problem is that we're not sure where to go. Does any who is from southern New England have any places they recommend?

Read the page. (2)

unformed (225214) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518882)

"PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY NOT FOR SALE"

'nuff said.

This a DMCA Violation to escape the Lameness filter encryption routine.

Fun has gone out of it for me.... (2)

sphealey (2855) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518932)

Up until a couple of months ago I enjoyed playing laser tag with my sons. After 9/11 I realized that (a) the Army uses this stuff in training (b) my boys only have a couple of years until they have to register for the draft.

A little less fun for me after that...

sPh

I've considered this before... (3, Interesting)

mini me (132455) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518934)

I've often thought of bringing out the ATVs for paintball. (or snowmobiles for winter games)
Just put two people on each machine, one driver and one shooter and fire away. We usually play paintball out in a gravel pit so the ATVs would be nice.

By the way, for those of you who haven't played paintball in a gravel pit, it is definitly the best place I've ever played. There is a good mix of wide open space and sniper places as well as the gravel hills you can get up on.

Other Fine Paint Ball Hardware Ideas (4, Funny)

CodingFiend (236675) | more than 12 years ago | (#2518943)

1. Paint Can Mortar. Take a can of your favorite brand of paint and drop it into the mortar. It launches it up to a mile away. Of course, the can hitting an opponent can leave a mark, but you KNOW you hit him.

2. Paint Flame Thrower. Fill a tank with paint of your choice. Feed the paint into a high pressure washer. You get the idea. Just regulate the stream so that you don't cut someone in half.

3. Paint Throwing Stars. Dip a paint brush into a can of paint and fling it at someone. Fast, effective.

4. Paint Booby Traps. Dig a 6 foot deep pit, install sharp stakes at the bottom. Dip the tip of each sharpenned stake into paint (to keep it legal). Very effective.

5. Paint Carpet Bombing. Fly a B-52 over the gaming area and drop 20,000 cans of paint. Sure to make your enemies sit up and take notice.

Anyone think of others?

that's at least two years old (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2519000)

how about some NEW news...

my shins!! (1)

wrt (530301) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519007)

Its not the paint that hurts the most while paintballing. Its the kneeling/cowering behind a flimsy splinter of wood in frenzied dispair, with the knowledge that you have 1 paintball rattling around in your feeder.

Clip-fed paintball guns? (2)

swb (14022) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519029)

Have they ever come out with clip-fed painball guns? Anything other than the gravity feed?

My guess is that any kind of spring-feed mechanism would be a lot of hassle with regular paintballs, since they'd be prone to breaking. The one time I played the gravity feed system let to lots of jamming and breakage.

What about rifled barrels? We used the low-budget range guns, but none had rifled barrels which made the guns accuracy proportional to how much CO2 you had in your gun. Even with the low-velocity rounds, a little spin might help..

Re:Clip-fed paintball guns? (1)

SlamMan (221834) | more than 12 years ago | (#2519048)

ing feed mechanism, and I think the AT series uses some sort of clip. For step beyond, you'll want a warp feed [htt] .

The jury is still out on wether rifling paintball barels really helps any, being spherical and all, but you can certianly buy barrels tht are rifled.
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