View Full Version : In a tight budge..

04-18-2007, 07:42 PM
well im going paintballing this saturday with my friends, and im in a budge, i have only 1 9.6 battery. I have the vs2, and i want to break in the reg before i play so i wanted to shoot about 2000 shots(dry fire), but the battery can only shoot 3000-5000 fully charged, im gonna shoot 1800 balls, so should i take the chance or how many shots do u guys get with a full charge...is it bad if i break in the reg dry firing? all help is accepted, but if you dont know then plz dont post.

help is greatly appreciated, but i know no one is going 2...=(

04-18-2007, 08:19 PM
i think that if you are going to do this at the place rihgt before you play, then you should just take the risk. if you have any air or anyhting on you now, do it now. or you can see if any of your friends has a spare battery. the last thing you could do would be to break in the red when you are there, and then after your are done, plug it in at the place for 30 mins or so just to get some power back in it and then play. other than that, not muhc else you can do

04-18-2007, 08:37 PM
If you can't get your reg broken in before then, you might as well not take the risk and just break it in while playing. Make sure to re-chrono before you go into each game, though. Break-in can cause the PSI to differ, which means that the reg can up the velocity on ya or lower it without a heads up.

04-18-2007, 10:20 PM
ok, but would it be safe to dry fire to break in my reg

04-19-2007, 07:06 AM
Yeah, it'd be perfectly fine. The marker is still operating the same, and you'd just have to turn off your eyes.

04-19-2007, 07:28 AM
Why not just charge the battery after you break in the reg??

Hob Hayward
04-19-2007, 07:33 AM
Because he probably doesn't have air at this point.

04-19-2007, 07:41 AM
ok then, charge the battery and fill your tanks at the field...

Poof good to go :)

04-19-2007, 02:09 PM
yes, but when i shoot about 2000 times at my field(dry fire not during a game) just to break in my reg, wont i have little to no battery left....?i cant charge it at the field

04-19-2007, 02:51 PM
I'd say just break it in as you play... it's really not that detrimental to your gameplay. just run it at 250 for the first day you play, air shouldn't be a problem because most fields do all day air these days.

04-20-2007, 10:11 PM
would it not be alright to just use a regular 9 volt until it goes dead and then use the rechargeable battery?

04-20-2007, 11:07 PM
i dont think the gun operates normally with a 9volt

04-21-2007, 10:11 AM
It does not... Any stock Spyder board requires a 9.6V rechargeable.

04-21-2007, 09:28 PM
I just tested a used 9 volt panasonic battery in my VS2 and all the modes worked perfectly as well as the eyes and it kept up normally when i shot as quickly as i could.. this is certainly not to say that i know much about the effects it could have but it seems that if you only have one rechargeable battery and need something to use while you break the reg in, the easiest thing to do would just be to use a 9 volt until it gets low and then go back to the 9.6 volt

04-21-2007, 11:08 PM
alright thanks dood

04-22-2007, 08:58 AM
A 9 volt in the VS'll work fine, it just won't last more than one round or so
(200 some shots)

04-22-2007, 12:58 PM
Gees---200 paintballs in 1 round---must not be playign speedball huh?!

04-23-2007, 10:03 AM
:) i dont know what kind og batteries you have but i have had the same 9 volt for the past month (Duracell) and have played 5 times with it not dying on me. avg of 6 hours per day:rolleyes: :D