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deathbybowtie Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Duckbill-type ASAs
DOP on/off
Check It Unimount
Marker Setup: 2004 Nightkast Autococker
Empire Quik Flip
Shocktech inline reg
Planet Eclipse Samurai trigger
Planet Eclipse Nexus ram w/ QEVs
WGP Worrblade bolt, black delrin
WGP Panel grips
WGP STO Kaner barrel kit
Viewloader eVLution 2 smoke/black shell
68/3000 Pure Energy tank
Strengths: Super-easy to use
Looks nice
Two outlet choices
Weaknesses: Knob turns very easily (discussed below)
Tank gets stuck sometimes
Review: This ASA is so easy to use, it's rediculous. The lever spins very easily, which allows for very easy turning on and off of the tank. I had some bad experiences with screw-down-type on/off ASAs where the screw would be very stiff when pressurized and required a lot of force to get disengaged. I have had no such problems with the Quik-Flip; the lever swings around very easily and disengages the tank. This is also its biggest problem, in that if I have the tank on and don't want the gun gassed up, it's very easy to knock the lever into the engaged position and gas my gun up accidentally.

The other perks include two outlet ports (one on the left and one on the front) and the dovetail mount, which is nice for people (like myself) with integrated dovetails. The looks aren't anything particularly special, but it looks nice enough. The biggest plus of the Quik-Fiip, though, is its ease of use.

The only problem I've had with the Quik-Flip is that my tank will sometimes get stuck in the threads. Not just stuck, like I have to push a little harder to unscrew it, stuck like I need another person to be able to get the tank off the ASA. I think the tank o-ring may be slipping back onto the threads, but I'm not sure. It doesn't happen too often, though, so it's not a huge concern.
Conclusion: Overall, the Empire Quik-Flip is a very easy-to-use ASA that performs very well. It's a great alternative to Unimounts or other types of screw-down on/off ASAs.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
PB=fun Monday, April 23rd, 2007 | 12:15 pm PST
will this fit the dye drop, standard, not mini?
   

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