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UW Paintball

Discussion in 'Research and Development' started by turtle_guy, Oct 28, 2007.

  1. turtle_guy

    turtle_guy Solo Diver

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    So my brother and I were just brainstorming and came up with a theory for under water paintball. You would have to freeze the paint to get it to not explode upon firing. But we just can't come up with a solution to the range issue. So if all of the collective wisdom of this board can come up with something i would be appreciative.
     
  2. DA Aquamaster

    DA Aquamaster Directional Toast ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Tape a paint marker on the end of a spear and just use your speargun....uhmm...maybe not.

    Really though as long as the barrel is fully flooded when you shoot, there is no need to freeze the paint ball, it won't explode.

    The range issue is a tough one though as the sectional denisty of a paint ball is really poor.
     
  3. turtle_guy

    turtle_guy Solo Diver

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    It should explode be cause they are gas powered, like hollow points will expand in water if fired even with a totally flooded barrel.
     
  4. pir8

    pir8 NAUI Instructor

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    Why would you want to pollute the H2O
     
  5. bythesea

    bythesea Nassau Grouper

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    "Really officer,,,think about it. If that boat was close enough to shoot it would have been dangerously close to the divers flag,,,so that paint must be from something else,,,"
     
  6. covediver

    covediver Solo Diver

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    Just a question. Would the increased water pressure at depth rupture the ball? I had a problem with die marker container in my bcd pocket leaking when on a dive to 60 feet or so the increased water pressure cracked the packet.
     
  7. turtle_guy

    turtle_guy Solo Diver

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    paint balls are just water based biodegradable paint and a similar gelatin shell. and thanks on the pressure thought maybe i'll take some with me when i get wet next to see
     
  8. Twiddles

    Twiddles Solo Diver

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    :11doh: :rofl3::rofl3:
     
  9. stillhope

    stillhope Scuba Media & Publications

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    "water based biodegradable paint"??? That doesn't really say a lot -- I'd sure want to know more than that before encouraging lots of people to pump lots of those things into the water.

    FYI, we're water based and biodegradable too, as are orcas, salmon, and sea lions. But that doesn't mean that some of them aren't pretty toxic.
     
  10. Tom Winters

    Tom Winters Instructor, Scuba

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    I don't think the padded speartip on a speargun idea is so bad. We used to have some hellacious BB-gun fights when I was a wild little kid.
    I guess clear water would help - up there in Puget Sound, you guys would be blasting away at each other at point-blank range. Rebreathers too so no tell-tale bubbles. Scooters for Water-Mobile Cav. Reef snipers. Duels descending in the water column. Awesome possibilites.
    Laugh all ya want, but I bet a whole lot of people would want to try it.
     

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