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Would standardizing colors to the weights of BB’s help curb chrono cheating?
As a few buddies and myself were partaking in our traditional post-airsoft In N Out run, the topic came up about how certain people, in this case Polar Stars, were passing chrono and then turning up the velocity on their guns during the game. This isn’t an assault on Polar Star, as when in the hands of a responsible player these are very effective and efficient airsoft guns. This deals more with the player who lacks integrity and in most cases, skill. You know the guy I’m talking about. The guy who is more concerned with R.O.F. and F.P.S. than T.A.C.T.I.C.S.
So as the discussion progresses and we talk about spot chronoing on the field and how people always “forget” what weight BB they are shooting or just plain lie about what BB they are using. Most refs who are doing field spot chrono are not carrying around a pouch full of mags or a BB loader when doing a spot chrono. Usually the ref tries to make it as quick as possible so he doesn’t hold up the game or adversely affect the game experience for the player being checked.
So we came up with the idea of what if the industry went to a standard set of colors for certain weighted BB’s. For example: all .20g BB’s would be universally white, all .25g BB’s would be blue, all .28g BB’s would be yellow etc etc. This way when doing a spot chrono the ref would know for sure what weight BB the player was shooting and able to determine if they are shooting “hot” or not. As it stands now there is no way to tell the difference between weights visually.
The more we talked the more it made more sense to us. Heck I don’t know how many times I ended up with a bunch of BB’s in a bag not remembering if they were .20g’s or .25g’s. Having a color designation would solve that instantly.
Now I will be the first to admit that any idea sounds better when your enjoying a tasty Double-double (or 3 double-double’s if you happen to be a large Russian) so I don’t know if coloring BB’s is as easy as adding a few drops of dye during the mixing process, or if doing so adds a substantial cost to the manufacturing process. I do know that there are a few brands out there that offer some color options like Madbull does with it’s heavier sniper BB’s.
Just some food for thought, we would love to hear what YOU think. You can give us some feedback on our Facebook page found at this LINK
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