WGP Outkast '03
KAPP Reflex Frame /w DYE Stickies
CP Pro 2-Piece Barrel
WGP Outkast Sledge Hammer, Orr-acle 3-way, STO Ram
System X-11 Drop /w On/Off
3A 47/3k N2 Tank /w Center Flag
Timing gets out of adjustment
This WGP Orr-acle 3-way is one of the best 3-way's in the market today, comparable to the Belsales HP, and Shocktech Bomb. I chose the Orr-acle because it matches my marker, and I liked the idea of adjusting the cycling point without using the timing rod and coupler. For the price I paid, #32 shipped, I am happy with the product. It's noticeably smoother than the STO-Y2K stock 3-way, and has a shorter throw than both the STO-Y2K and the Belsales HP. The shorter throw allows my trigger to travel less for every cycle.
I had a bad experience with this 3-way during two separate games in one day. During a game, in the middle of a firefight, the 3-way started to come loose, and my back block didn't return to the firing position. Needless to say, I tried to adjust it on the field, and with some luck, I was able to get it to cycle every time I touched the 3-way. So I was using my marker like a pump when the 3-way went out of adjustment. This happened again after I re-adjusted it after the first time. Both times, the adjustment came loose, and screwed itself inwards, causing the cycling points to be later in the trigger pull.
I tightened the 3-way all the way in, towards the body, since both times it became loose, it was towards the body. By screwing it all the way in, it won't have anymore room to go and get out of time during a game. So now, I use the timing rod and coupler to adjust the timing, just like old times.
If you want a smooth, short throw 3-way that's also stylish, then the Orr-acle is your choice. Don't expect it to be adjustable just by using your hands, it might become unreliable during a game when you most need it. I got mine for #32 shipped, which isn't bad compared to the HP and Bomb. I rate it 9.5
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 7th, 2005 at 9:33 pm PST
A dab of hot melt glue on the threads, or an application of ND Industries Vibratite, will stop the 3-way spool coming loose, but unlike a thread-lock, will still allow you to adjust the 3-way fairly easily (both act as friction locks, where Loctite and other thread-lockers act as adhesive locks).