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Sheridan XTS Valve Removal

13 October 2009 - 08:32 PM

I need to get it out and don't know how to... any help?


09 October 2009 - 11:09 AM

So I've been reading a lot of crap on these .50 cal paintballs and you are the man to kill it all. Pull some strings and get your hands on the crap! I want a video, I want to see you squeezing those bad boys and shooting them off your porch into your yard and playing a game or two with them so we know how they break and feel when hit. I want it all and I know you're the man to give it to us!

Chris LaSoya Interview: .50 Cal is coming!

07 October 2009 - 02:38 PM


Check it out. It's worth it. It's about 10 minutes, but he is on target and obviously a good figure to listen to in the paintball world. We should embrace the change that is happening for the better!

Spool vs. Poppet

01 October 2009 - 08:11 AM

Alright, I don't know if this is already out there, but I have noticed a lot of the versuses threads consist of PMR vs Etek, Ego vs Geo, DM vs Vice... The biggest difference between these guns is spool vs. poppet. So what's the difference and how are you going to decide? If you think this should be moved, info should be added/edited, etc just let me know!

Pros -
Less Kick
Less Noise
Cleaner Bolt Chamber

Cons -
More Maintanence/O-rings/Lube
Less Air Effecient (Possibly)
Inconsistent depending on weather (Possibly)

The cycle of these bolts releases the air gradually. Because of the gradual release the kick is less, and the sound signature is lower. The way it operates requires more o-rings and lubricant than poppet markers, though. If you are unfamiliar with a marker, taking it apart for normal maintanence can be a daunting task. However, once you become educated with your gun it only takes minutes. Another disadvantage is poor air effeciency. The markers cycle is not able to precisely regulate the amount of air being used to shoot the paintballs. However, newer guns like the Droid/Clone and Dye NT are addressing these issues. Another con is consistency. I have seen guns perform differently based on the weather. Very cold, extremely humid, etc... the weather effects the lube and the o-rings which will make the gun shoot poorly. If you're not paying attention to your settings, lube, and o-rings this could effect you.

Pros -
Easy Maintanence
More Air Effecient (Usually)
Consistent in Different Weather Conditions

Cons -
Higher Kick
Louder Shots
Dirty Chamber (Possibly)

Poppets have a valve that holds all the air behind it. When the gun cycles typically a hammer rams the valve and releases a precise amount of air. The simple operations reduces the amount of o-rings and increases the effeciency. The construction of most poppets also requires minimal amounts of o-rings and lube so varying weather conditions will not be such an issue. However, the explosion of air creates a louder shot and typically more kick. A large amount of poppets also have open bolt chambers allowing dirt to get inside the gun.

Impulse's Balanced Valve

30 September 2009 - 09:58 AM

I have been looking for pics or animations of this valve to compare it to the typical Ego valve and what not... Hook it up?