@Gael: balls for the waist ball-bearing

Hi Gael, I saw that the bearing balls you used in the waist are those yellow BB pellets used for softair. I play softair and as far as I know the yellow BB pellets are used for manually activated spring guns which have low power, thus they are the lightest amongst all (0.12 grams)
Those yellow BB pellets are the most fragile in the sense that they get very easily cracked or ovalized, even with just one shot (in fact you never have to re-use them, or your softair gun will crack).
My humble suggestion is to use the 0.25 BB (usually white) or even better the 0.43 which are those for sharpshooters and high power guns in order to avoid possible ovalization problems within the waist and avoid unnecessary maintenance.

PS: guess which one of the three am I?

GroG's picture

What about metal BBs ?

What about metal BBs ?  

Since I saw you state you were 47 and given the crispness of the photo (it looks like a good digital one) - and the models of the cars I would say it is  a relatively recent photo.  Also the kids look pretty young..  a kid would not sit on someone elses car without premission, so I'm guessing the driver is sitting on the truck - I'm guessing you are the one sitting on the truck.

RobertoPreatoni's picture

True, that's me, 2 months

True, that's me, 2 months ago.
About metal BBs I honestly think that the idea to use the softair BBs was great, as for such a big bearing-ball you might save 0,5 kg just with that. In my opinion Gael is already forced to face the need to check the overall weight.
Less weight from the center up means lower baricenter, more stability, less energy, less wear and tear, less troubles.
As usual, less is more.

wvantoorn's picture

Hey roberto, i play airsoft

Hey roberto, i play airsoft over in holland, we reenact the second ww!

Love to play the game in the hills in italy though! But cant think how to take the guns on the plane or ill have to go by car to our summer house on sardinië

RobertoPreatoni's picture

Just put them in the stored

Just put them in the stored luggage and warn the check in desk about their presence, that's it.
As long as they are not in your hand luggage, ther will be no problem, in fact you can load also real guns in the stored luggage.
Hey give me a ring when you'll come to Italy to play...

wvantoorn's picture

I got your facebook, so no

I got your facebook, so no problemo. But your on the mainland or?

RobertoPreatoni's picture

yes, I am living in MIlan and

yes, I am living in MIlan and on the weekend I go on the Como lake area