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Daverson

Member Since 13 Aug 2009
Offline Last Active Jun 17 2011 08:33 AM
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In Topic: Bt Omega Vs Us Army Alpha Black

05 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

but does eany one knows the diferences betwen Bt and Alpha?


Alpha Black can fit a cyclone and/or egrip (as well as any M98 board), the stock can be removed without disassembling the marker. It has a 98 barrel thread.
I think the Omega can fit a Rip-Clip, but don't quote me on that. I think it has an A5/BT4 barrel thread, but, again, not too sure. AFAIK, it can't be fitted with an egrip. (haven't actually seen an Omega outside the internet, I don't think they've really taken off in the UK...)

Internals are practically identical though, so unless you intend to fit some of said gubbins, there's not a lot between them.

In Topic: kee signs deal with walmart..

09 December 2010 - 05:21 PM

I can never be too sure about places like Walmart... sure, they give some players their first start into the sport, but the individuals who often star in the "negative paintball news" section ain't exactly buying direct from suppliers, if you catch my drift...

Don't know what the situation in the US is, but over here (UK) almost all sites and scenarios will offer decent quality rental markers (either 98s or Infernos) for around a tenner (~$15), so a lot of people I know go to dedicated paintball suppliers or Buy-Sell forums for their first 'real' kit, rather than getting a 20 plastic knock-off that breaks the first day you use it.

In Topic: magazine feed

27 November 2010 - 02:04 PM

Do T68s even have FS compatible breaches? I can't see RAP4 introducing magazines don't work properly with their flagship markers...

In Topic: New A5

20 November 2010 - 12:35 PM

Strange that they haven't changed the name or anything. Something like "A6" or "A5.1" would make it clearer to some newer player that's it's an upgrade from the older models.

In Topic: A magnetic gun

17 November 2010 - 07:23 PM

Hooray! This science degree is finally going to pay off!

So, we're talking about a mass driver, but rather than propelling a projectile out of the weapon, just moving the bolt back and forth? It'd probabably work, the thing is, there wouldn't really be much of an advantage over using an air source.

The advantage would be that you wouldn't need an air tank, and it'd probably be more consistent between shots (at the higher end of battery life, that is). The downside would be:

1. You'd need a serious battery to get the some level of power you do with compressed air or CO2.

2. On a similar note, battery life will be very short. Compare the cost of refilling an airtank every few hundred shots, to having to replace the batteries every tens of shots. Rechargeable batteries are an option, but they'll end up weighing an absolute shit-ton for just a few minutes of play (a metric shit-ton, of course).

3. Maintenance. Most people have seen the inside of modern markers, they aren't that complex. Conversely, here's the inside of a coilgun: [link]

This is all based off modern technology of course. I don't know if it's going to be more pratical in the future, but my guess is it won't be feasible, never mind marketable, within the next few decades or so.