Boomstick- Nice, heavier.
UL- Nice, heavier, lighter than boomy at least
CP- My favorite besides the St!ffi; light and excellent performance.
Depends upon what bore size you get the barrel in; as long as it's high-quality paint.
-Looks shweet on Vikings
Price, if you don't buy one used
I've always been rather skeptical of the actual performance variation from barrel to barrel. People will hype the Dye, CP, etc barrels until they're blue in the face, and while they're all excellent products and well worth their respective prices, I just couldn't seem to find all that much difference in accuracy and precision from barrel to barrel.
Then I came upon the St!ffi. I'd always been intrigued about the lightness factor, but then was turned off about the cracking and squeegee problems...luckily they were fixed, and so my interest was rekindled.
I finally traded my beloved Ultralite for a St!ffi, and I am astounded.
First off, the weight...or rather, lack thereof. With a St!ffi, the marker feels as if there is no barrel at all. Weight is not really a problem for me, but to have that much of a weight loss with such a gain in performance is incredible...well, I'll discuss performance next.
Like I said, I've always been rather "bleh" about the difference in quality between barrels. Let this be said- it is the best shooting barrel I have ever used (aww darn, now I have to go edit that same phrase out of my Ultralite review ;o) ) I was able to place shots ridiculously close to one another, so that from a fair distance away an entire hopper's worth of paint was placed within a 5-6" radius.
I could talk all day about how nice it is. Looks awesome on Vikings (gee, no wonder like 90% of Viking/Excal owners have either single or St!ffi kits), is very quiet, well machined, with excellent customer service, etc etc etc...
To be honest with you, I would not be surprised if the St!ffi became the reigning king of barrels in the next few years. It's just that frickin good.
10/10, and believe me, it deserves it.
Yep, as far as I know. The problem with the fuzzy squeegees was, I think, due to the old 'crescent' porting pattern that SITE soon abandoned in favor of the traditional circular holes that you see today.