How Is This Paintball Flamethrower Not Considered Cheating?

I don’t think there’s much of an arms race when it comes to paintball — one’s creativity is often limited by, you know, safety. But this caveat didn’t stop Craig Palmer of Palmer Pursuit Shop, which specialises in custom paintball weapons, from building a paint “flamethrower”.

As you can see in the video above, filmed during a 2000-person battle at Oregon’s Sniperz Den, the flamethrower is rather effective. I’m not sure about the range, but for catching people unawares — and soaking them in paint — it gets the job done.

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If you crossed a Super Soaker with a paintball gun, you'd get this wild creation from our friend Mark Rober: A crazy weapon that shoots out streams of paint like a Super Soaker would shoot out water.

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I was hoping to track the weapon down on Palmer’s website and get some specifications. Unfortunately, it doesn’t appear to be featured.

This also makes it a bit difficult to build your own. Not that you would want to, lest you friends never invite you to paintball again.