Where did they go? Or are they still around in Toys ‘R’ Us and the like? Can someone please clarify. Anyway I remember having one and it was great; such power, such precision (kind of) and enough water to keep my dog annoyed all afternoon. What got me thinking about this was an article I read over on David’s Paintball Blog which talked about HydroTec’s much-anticipated new water-based paintball.
I’ve yet to try one of these, and I suspect it’ll be a while until I can get my hands on a hopper full, but I really like the idea. Obviously my initial picture of a sludgy, paint-filled water bomb wasn’t at all accurate, as they are simply standard paintballs but made using water-based paint. Why bother, I hear you yell from the back? Well, apart from how sticky the regular oil-based paintballs get (not to mention the oil slick affect they can have on a ramp or battlement after hours of play), oil-based paintballs have also been in the news a hell of a lot lately for attracting some unwanted visitors.
Whether the new balls will really cause a stir in the industry we’ll soon find out, but it’s great to see companies like HydroTec innovatively trying to push our sport forward.
See you next time!
P.S. Turns out those Super Soakers were even more popular that I thought!