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Beowolfff Sunday, June 5th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month5 of 5 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
all sorts of goodies
Marker Setup: *98 Custom on Nitrogen / Flatline / Remote Line / Richochet 2KX hopper / ShockTech Bolt / Dark Horizon Titanium Hammer
*Smarty Ion
Strengths: * Rocks in a firefight
*Will impress your opponant
Weaknesses: *It's not that big a deal to install - recommend an airsmith
*A bit pricey
Review: If you're looking to try something a bit different - and have the $$$ to throw at it....I recommend the RT.
PLEASE - don't believe that it will make you a "better" player. It might, or might not. It may do you better to become a good player with the 98 BEFORE you install the RT.

Yeah - it is fast. My ION spazs at about 17 or so at full ramp. The 98, (MY 98 mind you....)
is not that much slower when you have the RT dialed in to where the marker is happy at it's highest speed. It's a bit slower ( and has a LOT more movement) with the stock aluminum hammer.
The stock hopper will NOT keep up with an RT.

One quick point: It DOES USE MORE AIR.
Mine was installed by my airsmith - there are no leaks in my marker, and it does use more air to operate the system.
I shoot a remote tank, so I always keep track of where my gauge is sitting. I could go through all of my pods (4 X long boys) + my hopper on one tank before the install. Trust me when I tell you that you WILL NOT retain this ability if you install an RT. It simply uses a bit more gas to operate the mechanism, especially if you have it cranked up to speed. I've tried all the combonations to see what works or not.
Slow it down and use it sparingly - your full tank will last a bit longer. Just remember that it's there if you need it.
Throwing a wall of paint from a Flatline at an opponant will get their attention very quickly. and they will think twice if at all about rushing a position that you are holding.

I cut and installed a small piece of hard plastic to cover the flimsy external line on the RT. Use 5/16 rubber line or whatever is available to do yours if you like. It stops the threat of snagging the line on things. Just split the hose and cut it to fit snuggly between the two external posts. You're done! And much safer.
Enjoy the surprised looks that you will get in a firefight!!!!

Conclusion: *The RT could be less expensive -1 point
* It uses a bit more air than I'm comfortable with - 1 point
* It rocks in a firefight! (especially with a Flatline)
* It will make you more dangerous if you use it correctly

Having the RT in your arsenal will make you more formidable, but remember - you're shooting a 98. If you want to be a speeder - you need the marker to do it. 98s were not made for that. They were made to be tough, simple and reliable for a small price.
They are all of that and more.
8 out of 10

Review Comments
cradle_of_filth Sunday, January 29th, 2006 | 2:46 pm PST
lol a stock tippmann will outrun a stock hopper.ive done it!

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