Today, we will focus on the projectiles they use, which is one of the main differences with Airsoft and Paintball.
Pack 10 000 balls of 7-8mm
These are "water balls". They are in fact hydrogel beads composed mainly of superabsorbent polymer. They are presented in their initial form as micro beads and can absorb/store in a few the equivalent of more than 100 times their volume in liquid. Usually used with water, we can imagine any kind of liquid that can be absorbed by the beads.
Process developed in the 1970s, first for hygienic use (diaper, and sanitary napkin), it has more recently been used by the general public with the creation of gel beads as we know them for projectiles but with a gardening use in which the water beads play a decorative role and to maintain the hydration of plants in glass vases.
They can absorb up to 1000 times their mass of water in a few tens of seconds. When they are dehydrated, they are usually in the form of a white powder.
The good point of this material is that it will allow to have a projectile in its initial form which has a minimal size (less than 20 to 30 times the size of the hydrated projectile) which allows that it is in terms of volume or weight to have products easy to store, easy to transport and thus less expensive for the user.
In addition, the rehydration time of Gel Balls is very fast. To reach the size of use, it takes about 1h30 in hot water and up to 3 hours in cold water.