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#1 PaintballNewbie99

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Hey guys, I understand that there are so many different types of HPA tanks and that as long as I get a 4500 PSI HPA tank I can't go wrong . So why is there so much diversity? Does it matter? From my understanding all of these tanks will keep my consistency good ( I've been using the rental ninja HPA tanks because there is no way in the world i'm using co2 in a game ) and they will last for years and years as long as I give it proper maintenance. What tank should I get so that I will never need any other tank. ( I'm cheap but i'm willing to spend on a necessity ) Thanks guys.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

Thanks don't last forever, need hydro testing every 5 years, if it fails, it must be destroyed, and after 15 years it has to be destroyed no matter what. Ninja is the best, I don't think anyone will even try to argue that, best CS, user servicable regs, adjustable in a tonne of ways, look good etc. 

 

All the tanks are made by 3 companies and stuff like Empire, Dye and Crossfire buy from them, so really you are just buying the warranty and the reg. Generally pay the extra and go Ninja, them regs look so good.  :wub:


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:02 PM

The brands have different quality.   ANS gear actually has "their" brand 68/4500 for sale right now(deal of the day).   Reading reviews the quality is questionable.  

 

Ninja has a good reputation.  

 

Difference in price doesn't really justify not spending the extra 20-40 $ for getting a reliable one.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

Wow thanks guys that was really helpful. I'll see if I can get a good 68/4500 ninja tank when I can. But i'm curious, what exactly is hydro testing?



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:19 PM

Wow thanks guys that was really helpful. I'll see if I can get a good 68/4500 ninja tank when I can. But i'm curious, what exactly is hydro testing?

 

Hydro testing ensures the tank is safe for your pressure.  4500 PSI is a ton of pressure.... if it were to burst you'd be in trouble if it was close to you.  It needs to be done every few years to confirm the integrity of the tank. 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:24 PM

Ohhhh I think I know how hydro testing works. I remember watching this show ( sons of guns...yeah I love that show ) and they did hydro testing on a world war 2 flamethrower to make sure it could still withstand the pressure of the gasses so it doesn't rupture. Same for HPA tanks right?



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

Ohhhh I think I know how hydro testing works. I remember watching this show ( sons of guns...yeah I love that show ) and they did hydro testing on a world war 2 flamethrower to make sure it could still withstand the pressure of the gasses so it doesn't rupture. Same for HPA tanks right?

I would assume the process is similar if not the same.
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:32 PM

^pretty much. Btw I like that show too... Come over for movie night Friday :P
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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

Lol thanks guys much appreciated. ( Wow techpb and the awesome people on it sure help out a a lot  :D 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:43 PM

They pretty much just put your tank in a container of water and pump it to a certain pressure (I believe 7K) and see how much it expands and how long it takes to retract to its original size, it has to do it in a certain amount of time to be deemed safe.


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:57 PM

( sorry but on a different note )....Wow you're cookybiscuit, the one with the modded tippmann 98 custom with the dinosaur on the hopper. Gotta love dem videos of yours.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:19 PM

adjustable in a tonne of ways


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:33 PM

I have three tanks: a Ninja, a Crossfire, and a Guerilla Air. All three have worked great the entire time I've had them (four years). Only the Crossfire has needed service (my fault, not theirs...I cross-threaded it), and they were helpful and quick.



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:42 PM

( sorry but on a different note )....Wow you're cookybiscuit, the one with the modded tippmann 98 custom with the dinosaur on the hopper. Gotta love dem videos of yours.

No longer, I lost the hopper.  :tdn:

 

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:33 AM

All tanks are pretty much the exact same. The only difference is in the regs and the companies backing them.

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 03:12 AM

Go with the Ninja tank. Top notch quality and excellent customer support!

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:55 PM

...so really you are just buying the warranty and the reg.

 

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