We are excited to introduce our new gel ball rating system, designed to help gel blaster enthusiasts choose the best gel balls for their needs. Our rating system is based on a scale of 1 to 5 stars, with the rating determined by factors such as hardness, sizing consistency, swell rate, fragmentation rate, quality control, and more. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at each of these factors and how they contribute to the performance of gel balls in gel blasters.
Hardness is one of the most important factors in determining the rating of a gel ball. A softer gel ball may break apart in the barrel or on impact, while a harder one may not break at all, making it less safe to use. For our rating system, we will categorize gel balls with a hardness of 65 or below as 1-star, 66 to 70 as 2-star, 71 to 75 as 3-star, 76 to 80 as 4-star, and 81 and above as 5-star.
Sizing consistency is another important factor that can affect the performance of gel balls. This rating takes into account how consistent the size of the gel balls is from one pack to another, which is important because inconsistent sizing can cause jams or misfires. Gel balls with very consistent sizing may be rated higher than those with less consistent sizing, even if the two have the same hardness rating.
Swell rate refers to how quickly a gel ball swells up after being soaked in water. A faster swell rate may mean that the gel ball is more consistent in size and shape, leading to better accuracy and performance. However, it's important to note that you don't want your gel ball to grow too big in water, or it may not fit properly in your gel blaster's magazine. A good gel ball will stop growing at the perfect size, which is another factor we consider when determining our rating.
Fragmentation rate measures how easily a gel ball breaks apart on impact. A gel ball that shatters into small pieces may not have enough impact force to be effective, while a gel ball that doesn't break apart at all may be too hard and dangerous to use. Gel balls that break apart into a few large pieces may be rated higher than those that fragment into many small pieces.
Quality control is a measure of how consistent the gel balls are in terms of their quality and performance. This rating takes into account factors such as the gel ball's shape, color, and texture, as well as any defects or irregularities. Gel balls that are consistent in quality and performance may be rated higher than those with more defects or inconsistencies.
Using the Rating System
Our new gel ball rating system is designed to make it easy for gel blaster enthusiasts to choose the best gel balls for their specific needs. When selecting gel balls, customers can look at the star rating to get a quick idea of the gel ball's performance based on factors such as hardness, sizing consistency, swell rate, fragmentation rate, quality control, and more. It's important to keep in mind that the rating is just one factor to consider when selecting gel balls, and customers should also take into account their gel blaster's specific requirements and their personal preferences.