Egg II / with Y-board
The stickers on the side are STILL upside down.
I bought this barrel when I bought my Pilot. I had read tons of reviews that say the stock barrels on guns suck, and you know what......they do. Supposedly, the gun manufacturers know that one of the first upgrades people get is a barrel. So they put junk on the guns to keep the initial purchase price down, fair enough. I did a lot of research, and was considering a few different barrels. After thinking about the J&J Ceramic, and the CP one piece, I got the Teardrop. My local paintball shop said the Teardrop is the best bang for your buck, and he was right. It looks very cool, and with a good paint to barrel match it is very accurate. Blaze paint is actually a little small for this barrel, but it still shoots awesome. Just for fun I put my stock barrel on my gun, and squeezed of a few rounds. After about 15-20 yards the balls would fly off in all kinds for directions, and I had two balls break in the barrel. So I put on the Teardrop, and did the same thing. My back yard is only about 25 yards, so I don't know how much range you can get. But at 25 yards the Teardrop was dead on. The balls flew strait, and I could hit a 4 inch wide tree with ease. Some reviews say that when you break a ball the accuracy is gone. Well, I can't comment on that because I never broke a ball...not one. As far as performance goes this barrel is the best in it price range. I'm sure the Ultalite, Freak, or the Boomstick will do better. But your going to pay for it.
The only bad thing I can say about the Teardrop is when you screw it onto your gun the stickers on the side are upside down. I would think that Smart Parts would realize this and fix the problem. But this small detail doesn't affect the performance.
If you want a good one piece barrel. That looks great, shoots great, and doesn't cost a lot, I would highly recommend the Teardrop. Sure the Ultalite, or Boomstick will perform a little better. But your going to pay twice as much for them. For being one of the best in it's price range, I give the Teardrop a 10