Had a mint day paintballing with @Cadab at pointblank.
He went and bought the paint yesterday and decided to try out some better paint to the normal unbranded paint that we usually run with. It cost us £5 more than normal but was definatly worth it. You can tell it makes a difference using the good stuff although i did have a few break in my barrel (I have a feeling the barrel may have a slight kink in it 🙁 ).
We did the normal routene which included missing out on speedball but playing alimo and trenches, followed by lunch then VC.
@Cadab ran with the camera on his gun today (Will get the videos sorted later).
Our first game was Alimo which we started on the attacking team. They where 2-0 down at this point.
I had a few people ask me about it so i took some pictures just to show you.
I bought all my gear from: http://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk in case you wanted to know.
This is how i started. I wanted to put 20mm spacer on so i get the correct studs which could account for this, remember that you need enough to go through the spacer and the wheel and have enough thread for the nut to tighten onto.
Before putting the studs into the hubs, i put the nuts on the end as this makes it easier to put them in.
The nuts and studs can get cross threaded like any other so you need to take your time and be careful when installing them.
2 of the studs with the nuts on.
The spacer that will sit on the studs.
The cap/ring which makes the wheel sit perfectly on the spacer and stops it from wobbling or anything else.
Right, after putting the nuts on the studs, i got some locktite to secure the nuts into the hub, as i didnt want them coming out everytime i tried to take a wheel nut off. Once i put some locktite on i screwed it into the hub as tight as i could.
Then i repeated the process for the others!
After i had screwed them into the hub tightly, i left them there for about 20 mins. Depending on the locktite you use you might have to leave it there longer. Read the back and it should tell you how long it will take to go solid.
Once i had left them for the recommended time, i used my power bar to take the nuts off the studs, which then left them like this ready for the buts to go on!
There is a ring that you buy to go in the back of the spacer so they sot perfectly on your old hubs and aligns them correctly.
This goes on before the spacer.
Picture of the spacer on the hub ready for the wheel.
Then it was ready for the wheel to go on, and to start putting the nuts on. It is easier if you put all the nuts on first so the wheel doesnt move about when trying to tighten.
As you can see in this picture also is the other end cap/ring that goes onto the spacer to align the real correctly.
Then i put my center cap on and you cant even tell
Any questions ill happily answer.
Also, thanks to hutchie for the help he gave me and the ideas!
We used our new GoPro camera yesterday when we went paintballing.
My mate Cadab made this quick video.
A short clip of an attack on the bridge.
Its really good quality on the camera especially with it being such an active sport. Shame its on the gun as it does spend alot of the time pointing at the floor but we may buy more cameras to place elsewhere.
What you think ?? Leave us a comment.
Hey there. Hopefully this is going to be an on going blog which is going to be used to log events in my life that i find worthy of this blog.
Im going to keep it up-to-date with my hobbies and interests in things i enjoy doing with friends.