For example, a gun may require two seconds of shooting at least four balls per second to begin ramping. A player will begin to fire and after shooting 8 balls over two seconds (four balls per second X 2 seconds) the paintball gun will begin to increase the rate of fire. The player will continue to pull the trigger four times per second but over the next few seconds the gun will increase the rate of firing (the ramping) as long as the player maintains the four-trigger pulls for second. On some guns, this may mean that the player is able to shoot up to 20 (or more) balls per second while only pulling the trigger four times per second.
Warning about Ramping
Ramping is not allowed on many fields or in many tournaments. Be sure to check with your local field or read tournament rules before playing with ramping.