View Full Version : Can I get a good LowPressure explanaition?

05-19-2007, 07:19 AM
Hey guys, I'm not new to paintball but I am mostly a scenario player and don't know much of the speedball world other than that I've read in mags or scene on tv/dvd. Go blackballed. :D I hear alot of talk of lp but I honestly don't understand it or it's benefits. I want to make my markers there best and am wondering if a LP conversion on my MR3 is worth it. Do you use less air? Does it shoot longer or shorter? more accurate or less? Basically I'd love to know everything I possibly could about low pressure operation. I am a learning addict. Thanks for the help boys and girls.

05-19-2007, 07:30 AM
it uses less air and can sometimes be more acurate and has less ball breakage
lp faq http://www.ottersccustoms.com/lp.html
a lp project on a spyder http://www.ottersccustoms.com/project.html

05-19-2007, 08:14 AM
Sounds like this (http://www.sundragonpps.com/paintball_mr_lp_conv.html) is what you're looking for -

05-19-2007, 11:45 AM
In Simple laymans terms ... Low pressure operation is the gun having is valve open longer with a higher volume of gas at a lower pressure. HP operation has valve opening very quickly with lower volume at High pressure.

Difference being the ACTUAL volume of air used once you take away the pressure equation. ( If valve open duration was the same for both high and low pressure operation, the higher actual flow would be at the higher pressure)

* Once you do that, the LP gun achieves the same ball velocity ultimately using less air than the HP gun.

A LP gun to work right must be very free flowing threw out the internal passages/valves & bolt. And have very good fit between parts that transport the air from valve to the paint ball. Any leaks along the way cause a MAJOR drop in efficiency.

Just trying to help ... Know otter says it too, but a LOT more reading :rolleyes: