Paintball Trends: Carbon Dioxide is History Ė Switch to Compressed AirWritten by Anthony Sakakeeny
Since 1981, paintball players have been shooting each other with marble-sized pellets of paint using a special gun called a marker. Players launch their paint pellets by pressing a trigger that releases compressed air or gas to propel paintball out of marker towards target. New paintball players unfamiliar with their equipment have always had questions about whether compressed air offers an advantage over carbon dioxide (CO2). Is compressed air really better than carbon dioxide? To put it simply, YES!
Inside your paintball tank, carbon dioxide is primarily in liquid form. As carbon dioxide expands, liquid turns into gas. In its expanded gas state, carbon dioxide can serve as a stable pressure that will enable your gun to propel paintballs. Liquid carbon dioxide, however, can have a devastating effect on your gunís performance. The presence of liquid carbon dioxide inside a paintball marker can freeze gunís inner seals and cause cracks and leaking. Carbon dioxide is unreliable because itís sensitive to outside temperatures and velocity with which you shoot. The faster you shoot, colder your tank will get, decreasing likelihood of carbon dioxide converting from liquid to gas, and thus increasing chance of liquid CO2 entering your marker.
Professional Triathlon Training Taking You To Your BestWritten by Mike Herman
There are hundreds of different programs for professional triathlon training that will work for you. There are even more that won’t. For anyone who is looking for some great plans to get them going, think about your needs and your desired outcome.
Are planning on being a professional athlete, training and racing to stay healthy, looking to make friends, or maybe just training and racing so as to lose weight?
Sure, we could tell you just what to do to win race, but really, there is no sure fire way to do it besides getting knowledge you need, getting a great training program in place and working your butt of to get results you need.
Professional triathlon training is geared towards pushing your body to limits, to point where you think it may just not make it. Here are some considerations for you.