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Member Since 08 May 2011
Offline Last Active May 22 2011 08:35 PM

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In Topic: what to do with $$$

22 May 2011 - 08:38 PM

If you don't have something along these lines already, get the Deadlywind carbon fiber barrel + freak insert kit (about $150 on Amazon.com). I let my buddy shoot mine in his back yard for 5 minutes, and he ordered one himself. In addition to getting the ability to match paint sizes with ease (if you're into that sort of thing), it makes the front end of your gun weigh nothing, letting you get on target and switch targets faster. It's fully swabbable, and it looks amazing (if you're into CF).

In Topic: What's the best $400-500 gun?

22 May 2011 - 08:34 PM

Get the Etek, it will make you happy.
- Fewest moving parts in class
- Priced to move at $450
- EVERYONE has parts and techs for these
- Good air efficiency (I get 1500+ on a 4500/68)
- Excellent color scheme availability

The Zick2 kit is also totally worth it. I have a friend who upgraded to the Cure3+ bolt, but since neither one of us has broken a ball in the chamber for the last 10 cases, I'm having trouble running any meaningful stats on that one...

In Topic: Dye Rotor: Need Opinions

22 May 2011 - 08:30 PM

My favorite thing about the Rotor is that I can completely disassemble it with no tools in about 20 seconds, pull the power pack, and get it clean as a whistle. So far I have had zero jams or hopper breaks for the 10 cases or so I have put through my Rotor, nor have I had to change the batteries. It holds up well to slamming into trees, bunkers, the ground, etc., and as several of the comments above point out, it looks sick. The low profile is also nice.

A friend of mine had an issue with his Rotor jamming so that he was basically using the unjam switch once per ball. The pro shop exchanged it, and 15 cases later I haven't seem him touch the lever once. The bottom line as far as I'm concerned is that my Rotor lets me concentrate more on playing paintball, and less on worrying about maintaining my loader, and to me that and the looks alone are worth the price tag. The fact that it's fast as bejeezus is just a nice side benefit :)

In Topic: Two piece barrels

16 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

Machining a good thread on a piece of aluminum tube stock takes literally seconds on a machining center; as the posters above have said, reaming an accurate bore is much more time consuming and difficult, the more so the longer it gets. Basically, you would use a gun lathe to get gross tolerance, then have to ream it.

Two piece barrels are also easier to transport, in addition to potentially letting you switch bore size easily.

All this being said, a carbon fiber barrel will change your life ;)

In Topic: T8.1

16 May 2011 - 01:34 PM

Definitely maneuverable - should weigh a couple of pounds, and will be really low profile. Something similar is on my agenda for next season - running around and first striking people with a pistol before they can light me up with their EP marker...

Also, considering that I went through 4k rounds playing woodsball Saturday (very target rich environment), ammo conservation might not be a bad thing...