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senghing27 Friday, September 2nd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested36 of 44 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 fltline-very long and paint picky
Tippmann A-5- about the same size as the apex, but very much wider in circomefrence, not as picky as the 98's,
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5
6 Stage Expansion Chmamber
Flatline Barrel
Smart Part Progressive
DOP A-5 Vertical Adaptor
DOP Grip adaptor
Psychoballistics Drop
-or-
Smart Parts Ion
Progressive Barrel
QEV
CP on/off
Q-lock feedneck
-or-
CCI VSC Phantom
Roin Gear elite stock class harness


Recommended
Paintballs:
Any, i used three types in testing an worked fine
Strengths: The idealic design
Simplisty
size
Weaknesses: None at testing
Review: Heres the story: I had to stop into my local proshop to pick up some macro line for my ion. While i was in there, the store owner and another customer were shooting a A-5 equpied with the Apex barrel system. So natural curisosity brought me to ask to try it.
I being a flatline owner know about the great vast range given by the flatline, but it has problems such as accuracy when not properly set up, or it being picky to paint.
So i'm shooting away with the apex equiped a-5.. The barrel was a nice length, with the A-5, it still looks a bit long, and the apex reminds me of a silencer mounted on a barrel, not like the cylinderal tube of the flatline. So i'm shooting Stingers, Draxxus, and some seconds paint. All work really well with it. Nifty little dialer lets you adjust the range and the flatline effect to the ball, works very well. Not only that, all paint used worked actually pretty well in testing. And then with the apex you have the option of twisting the barrel to make it curve, almost like shooting a Flatlined a-5 sideways. With ot dialed in, it woked amazing.
After shooting it, i took a look at how it was made. The "controller" section of the barrel was a hard plastic. And the "paddle" that sort of funneling it so it does the backspin. The paddle was also made out of the hard plastic. Eh, no biggie. The interior of the metal part of the barrel was sily smooth and well machined. So its composite and metal, i'm ok for that. Unless you are hardcore woods ballers, that take your a-5's or 98's and really bash em into trees, i think it will be just fine.
This is much better idea for woodsballers, i really don't think it would be effencent on the speedball field, for you will be bombard by paintballs, and at the same time, u are dialing int the range and all. Not too smart of a move.
This is a very well built barrel, and is a solid performer.
Conclusion: This is a great product for hardcore woods ballers, possibly for speedball back men. You can now actually have the flatline effect with out having a tippmann marker, and not doing ghetto home customizing mods to use it. Just find your thread and bam, flatline for your gun. With the curving ability, it's nice. Well built product for any user.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Cheezmaster Tuesday, October 11th, 2005 | 5:56 pm PST
Ha ha ha. This barrel does not work for speedball. Here are the reasons why:
-to bulky
-to heavy
-the thing on the end makes it awkward to bend air bunkers
-you don't have time in speedball to adjust it
-last but not least, you will look like a newb to speedball
   

nexuscpball Wednesday, October 12th, 2005 | 6:06 pm PST
yup
   

guru_i_aint Saturday, October 15th, 2005 | 2:40 pm PST
"This is much better idea for woodsballers, i really don't think it would be effencent on the speedball field, for you will be bombard by paintballs, and at the same time, u are dialing int the range and all. Not too smart of a move.This is a very well built barrel, and is a solid performer."

Come on, not meaning to bash, but read the review before speaking.
   

senghing27 Sunday, October 16th, 2005 | 8:13 pm PST
guru-thank you for reading the post and setting the above two straight.
   

Ace-o-Spades Friday, March 17th, 2006 | 4:26 pm PST
they just got told
   

Purple Monkey 0 Sunday, August 6th, 2006 | 12:35 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Cheezmaster
Ha ha ha. This barrel does not work for speedball. Here are the reasons why:
-to bulky
-to heavy
-the thing on the end makes it awkward to bend air bunkers
-you don't have time in speedball to adjust it
-last but not least, you will look like a newb to speedball



Not enough time to adjust it: Keep it on one setting in the middle so you still have the flat trajectory.

Too heavy: well mabe you are not strong enough (lighter than A-5 flat line)

Awkward to bend air bunkers: a lot of speedball fields aren't airball

Bulky: it is made for back players that shouldn't have to keep tight.

Look like a noob: Why would it make you look like noob I bet you don't even need it to look like a noob
   

touchstone8787 Friday, September 1st, 2006 | 1:53 pm PST
o snap...
u guys sure showed them. *heavy sarcasm*
   

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