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3rexII7 Friday, June 17th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested0 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
stock valve
Marker Setup: Spyder Xtra : Stiffi Carbon Fiber Barrel - Bandit rear cocking bolt - Kingman IPI Trigger Frame - Java Expansion Chamber Kit - Empire B reloader - Bandit High Flow Valve - Shocktech Low Pressure Cell - Armson Pro: Pro Dot Sight - Dark Horizon Spyder/JAVA Titanium Hammer - 20oz Pure Energy CO2 tank & 14oz Brass Eagle CO2 tank.....Yup that's bout it =)
Strengths: -Works fine with correct setup
-Cheap
-Fast shipping
-Higher flow compared to stock
-Easy installation
Weaknesses: See review
Review: I bought the bandit high flow valve and bandit rear cocking bolt for my Xtra. The day before the arrival of both I found out how to remove the venturi from my stock bolt. The following day I removed the venturi and bought some RPS PREMIUM balls to test it out. Also, forgot to mention that I did a little home-modification to my stock vertical adapter (made holes from LPC to valve setup bigger). I decided to test out the stock bolt without the venturi. 0_0 WOW......FPS and accuracy increased dramatically!!! I was pretty shocked, but impressed and thought to myself that damn, if I installed the bandit valve and bandit bolt this marker will be even better. I replaced both the valve and the bolt. To my attention the FPS seemed to decrease and so did the accuracy... After firing a good 30 rounds I placed the stock bolt back on without the venturi. To my astonishment the FPS and accuracy was much better. hmmmm......... I then replaced the bandit valve back with the stock one to see if there was a different. STOCK VALVE SUCKS ASS!!!!
Conclusion: If you want to go cheap and have a somewhat better airflow go with bandit high flow valve. It's cheap, it's friggin easy to install, works with stock valve spring, seal cup, etc. If I had the chance and $$$ I'd be better off with the Maddman valve.....
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
mgitlin Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 | 9:41 am PST
you got a drop in fps w/ the bandit bolt most likely because you lost some weight w/ it. You need a spring kit to tweak it right and you would see better results.
Last edited on Tuesday, July 19th, 2005 at 9:41 am PST
   

_x__meep__x_ Friday, February 23rd, 2007 | 10:30 pm PST
Watch your language mister ;)
   

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