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02 March 2013 - 05:34 PMSo after quickly discovering that I miss my Lurker Eigenbarrels, I'm trying to figure out how to adapt them for use in the Tippmann Crossover (a5/x7 thread). The problem I'm finding is that most all of the a5 barrel adapters are breech replacements rather than threaded adapters. The only thing I've been able to find on my own is the TechT iFit a5 to autococker adapter - and this is designed to use iFit inserts. I even tried to search for pro-carbine to autococker adapters, but came up with no luck.
Is there anything else besides the iFit adapter to convert autococker barrels for use on the Crossover? I'd rather not pay $35 for it if I don't have to - I could buy a CP a5 thread barrel for that. If I do buy the iFit adapter, do I have to buy an insert to use it or can I use the iFit adapter "empty" with just the adapter max bore size throttled down to an Eigenbarrel underbore? If so, that's another $20 and now I'm paying $55 just to use an Eigenbarrel on the Crossover.
Does anyone else know of any other options or ideas?
26 February 2013 - 02:30 PMI couldn't tell you what's made me Captain Positive today, but just about everything that's been revealed has looked good to me today.
I like the milling and macro on the Impulse.
I like the one screw design and features on the Vanquish.
I like the through-grip airline, low profile, milling, and
balanced poppeton the Ego.
I like that Laysick is making a big push in USA.
I like the small, simple design of the Sniper Autococker.
I like the new colors for the DM13 and the Axe.
I can't wait to hear more about J4 STS.
All of this is making me a very happy camper. Great news is great for the game. Now all I need is disposable income.
19 February 2013 - 09:59 AMThe Tippmann Crossover has been on the market for approaching a year now, and I first got to try one out sometime back in June of 2012. My initial reactions were that it was lighter than I expected, much thinner than I expected, and pretty comfortable to hold, and OH HOLY COW it's got a bad trigger. A few members of the forum here told me about how you can remove one of the trigger springs to give it a better trigger pull, but I was already determined to hate it. I'm sad to say that there was a small part of my distaste for the marker simply because Tippmann had made it, but it didn't hurt that they were on the market for a price of around $430 when at the time it was directly competing with the Axe and Etha as well as some other higher priced markers. This was before the Reflex Rail, Drone DX, and Alien Invasion all dropped down into the $400's as well. I did say after I'd played with it that my biggest complaint was the price point, and that if they'd just made the marker $350 instead of its sale price that I would gladly pick one up.
And then I filed the Crossover into the back of my head and didn't really think about it again for 6-7 months. Around January, I discovered I'd had a change of heart without ever really thinking about it. There were actually a lot of things I liked about the crossover:
1. It has a simple blow forward spool design that's reminiscent of the AGD e-mag design. I've never owned a spool, and while I like them okay, I really wasn't interested in purchasing an electro.
2. It has the mechanical operation mode, making it the most expensive mechanical marker on the market (with the X7 Phenom). I'd almost purchased a Phenom last year for play but didn't like the bulkiness of the milsim body nor the cyclone feed.
3. It's macrolineless.
4. While Tippmann's not my favorite company, I came to find I liked Tippmann a lot better than I like GOG - the eNMEy being the other mechanical marker I've been considering purchasing.
5. It's a good bit more efficient than my current Azodin Kaos Deluxe - getting somewhere between 1300 and 1400 shots per fill.
6. The used market price went down like crazy. Locally, four sold in the past month between $200 and $250. That's more than a hundred dollars less than the price point I said where I'd pick it up! At $200, I can get a Crossover now for nearly the same price I paid for my Kaos Deluxe.
7. I actually liked the selector switch for safety and firing when I'd held the marker last year. It's a lot better than the pushbutton safety of my Kaos Deluxe or the Tippmann 98s at the field.
8. After playing around with my friend's mini, I found I didn't hate the hall effect sensor as much as I initially thought. It's not the crisp fun trigger of the Axe, but the Axe also isn't an e-mag or a mechanical marker.
I tried to pick one up this weekend, but didn't find one on the market for less than $300. I have a feeling I will have a couple chances to get it for under $250 between now and PBE.
Anyone want to burst my bubble between now and then on my Crossover crush? Have you ever had a marker that you initially hated turn into a must-buy for you?
07 February 2013 - 07:36 PMAccording to Paintball Central's webpage, they are getting ready to build a new "urban combat" hardened speedball / hyperball course. It looks like they are building this over near the old standalone speedball course. So far no timetable for its completion, but you can see the first picture on their facebook page (here?).
01 February 2013 - 08:58 PMI've had my Predlocs for about a month now, but have been fighting one illness or another all month. Finally, here are my Predlocs with my camo gear and my "hello, my name is Robster" lobster t-shirt.