The empire twister barrel is by far one of the best barrels i have seen. I have tested the barrel against a flatline with extremely positive results. After testing it against a flatline with same marker setup i was disappointed with the flatline and how low it compared to the twister barrel. The twister barrel not only was extremely more accurate, it had "almost" the same range as the flatline. The twister barrel did not and has not to this day chopped a ball. One thing i will say though it is a little difficult to clean only because the squeegee wont go smoothly over the twisted part of the barrel, but i haven't had to clean it yet using the comp. edge paintballs.
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The wind doesn't affect up to about 100 feet , the spin the barrel puts on the ball is enough to cut through any wind resistance also keep in mind that you fps also has a great deal to do with this, I just tested it on a windy day right before it was about to rain wind was easy 10 mph (weather channel) tested at 100 feet using a 150 foot tape, on a tree with a 12 in radius, to further test accuracy i use a red dot site and waited for wind. I took 10 shots 8 hit on top of each other and the other 2 was about 1in or so away from the other impacts. My C02 was low at the time but still got amazing results . i tested at 250 feet range and the ball did get picked up by the wind at the point it started to fall and the ball dint break. If you are shooting this far there's no point to even bother because even if you somehow HIT a person you have a 10% chance of the ball actually breaking.
This is the best barrel i could find for under 60 bucks, it's accuracy surpasses the flat line in close range, mid range and competes with it long range. i give it a 10 because i have no fault with the barrel and i would recommend this barrel to anyone over the flat line.
Wind= no change using comp edge paint balls, probably even better with more expencive paint.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 21st, 2004 at 2:26 pm PST
Ok to clear up any misunderstandings that zorath obviosly has the ball shoots out spinning this makes the ball essentialy CUT through the air now as i stated above MID RANGE to 100 feet it is ACCURATE anothing beyond that is well fair game the ball will lose momentum and spin and wind will affect but if your shooting that far you had a little chance of hitting em anyway nevermind the ball actually breaking look up them laws :)