Post by Captain America on Feb 2, 2009 12:46:17 GMT -5
"Ramping", refers to an electronically controlled marker increasing bps (Balls Per Second) while it is firing. Ramping of velocity increases velocity during rapid fire and is prohibited in all tournament formats and paintball fields. Ramping of rate of fire begins adding shots while the trigger is pulled more rapidly, and is widely prohibited at paintball fields. Rate of Fire ramping is allowed in some tournament formats. Most of the major professional leagues modified their rules for 2008 to limit rate of fire to 13.3 balls per second versus the previous 15. Although it is possible for players to fire more than 13.3 BPS (Balls Per Second), doing so with ramping is disliked by some, and is regulated by PSP.
I really don't mind Ramping as long as its set to rof no higher than the player can naturally manage. I don't like it when a players rof is about 8bps then ramping kicks in to drive to 20bps. But if a player can run the trigger to 15bps and the ramping is set at the same 15bps, I don't see a problem with it. In fact, I see it as advanced training to go against a highend Ramp. If one can work a strategy around such offense then its all the better.