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Steve

Member Since 27 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Sep 22 2011 03:36 PM
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Hurricanes NT11

08 April 2011 - 09:42 AM

Alright, caught this news on my local field's FB page.

"The brand new Hurricanes NT11 now in stock and only at RIPA [Rhode Island Paintball and Airsoft]!!! limited amount available..."

And now, the eye candy...

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Assumptions regarding the G6r and it's competition

17 February 2011 - 04:30 PM

Within the TechPB forums, I've noticed that there are a number of assumptions about the G6r and why it is, or is not, better than it's competitors. I would like to address 3 of them that I've seen from people who either have never held a G6r, don't understand how it works, or both. I know much of it has to do with brand loyalty, PE vs BL, and I won't deny that I have been pulled into this to a degree. But, with that being said, I write this with an attempt be as objective as possible.

The first of these assumptions is that because the G6r doesn't utilize macroline to transfer air from the tank to the marker, it is more difficult to diagnose leaks that may occur. In fact, most of the air passages within the G6r are milled in a solid block of aluminum. This means that there is no way that high pressure air will escape. Yes, there are places for these leaks to occur. For the air to escape, it has to break a seal between either the ASA and the frame, the frame and the body, or where the body splits. That's it, there are no other locations for air to escape, and if you don't take the frame off of the body, the chances of a leak to occur are nearly zero. However, if, for whatever reason it is required to take the G6r apart, it only takes a proper amount of Dow 55 to create these seals again, greatly reducing the risk of a leak. Therefore, although there may be more of an opportunity for a leak to occur, diagnosing and correcting said leak is rather simple and only involves inspecting and re lubing orings, and replacing them if necessary.

The next statement I hear quite often all over the internet, be it any of these forums, or on Youtube. That statement is that the G6r is more complicated than the _____. At it's core, the G6r works the exact same way as an Ego. The Ego platform was based on the Intimidator platform back in 05; back then, the Ego5 was based on Bob Long's Alias. Now, we have new generations of those same markers, but their basic mechanical design is the same. The G6r is just as easy to maintain on a normal basis as an Ego11: clean the bolt, ram, HPR, LPR, and poppet, at regular intervals, very similar to how you would maintain a car. The only difference being that you perform maintenance based on a number of cases instead of miles.

Lastly, I often hear about how a Ninja SLP system affects how soft the G6r shoots, and thus it should be able to work in an Ego to make it shoot smoother. Keeping in mind that the SLP reg outputs ~300 psi, the HPR regulates that down to ~200 psi, and the LPR on the G6r regulates that further down to ~70 psi. This means that there is no correlation between the SLP regulator and the smoothness of how any marker would shoot with this system. Ninja developed the SLP regulator for Bob Long to accommodate the HPR and LPR that Bob had designed. These were developed to take the fullest advantage of a low pressure system and get the best efficiency possible at low pressures, not to create a softer shot in the marker. Also, with that being said, any other marker may receive an efficiency advantage from the SLP system, it isn't likely that it will be as drastic as a Victory or G6r, but still very possible.

I hope that my statements don't get lost in the shuffle, and I wish everyone a good upcoming paintball season, I'm just itching to get on the field.

Regards,
Steve