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smartparts4 Wednesday, October 12th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month24 of 24 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
Worr gas preset aluminum- Crossfire is lighter, and holds twice as much. Plus the Crossfire I have is just so consistent, Worr gas was average.
Marker Setup: 2K4 Black/Blue fade Piranha EVO
Smoke Empire Reloader B
Crossfire 68/4500 w/ Dye Rhino cover
Strengths: -Weight
-Large, accurate, and easy to read gauge
-Capacity
-Strong
-Consistent
Weaknesses: I have yet to encounter any.
Review: The Crossfire that I purchased is a 68 cu. inch 4500 p.s.i. low pressure (450 output pressure, compared to high pressure Crossfire which is 800 output pressure). I got it from the Internet (if you would like to know specifically where ask in the comments I check daily) and it arrived fairly well packaged in great condition (new) around a week later (5 business days). I have used it on a couple of occasions since I acquired it approximately a month ago, and so far, I have no complaints. In fact, I am extremely happy with it! Here's how it measures up in my experiences:

User Friendly (gauge, body, and equipping):
Crossfire is really easy to use, simply fill up the tank appropriately, and then screw it into the ASA of your marker. It is the same despite the size or output pressure of your tank. Really quite simple.
There is a large, easy to read gauge located on the tank regulator that is remarkably accurate. Compared to other air systems that I have tried, the Crossfire has the most accurate of gauges (with other companies being off by so much as 300 p.s.i., no joke).
To fill the tank it the same as all the other compressed air/nitro tanks, just put the fill nipple on the fill station and go.
The body is strong, but despite the carbon fiber's tough wrapping, you're gonna want a tank cover as well, I recommend Dye Rhino but any tank will do great. You just don't want to mess up your new investment with a ding! Also, I have yet to drop my Crossfire because, well, I don't want to for obvious reasons, but if you have a tank cover and a thread saver on it, it should be fine (even without a tank cover I don't think your in too serious of trouble, unless its leaking, then run!)

Capacity:
These things are huge! Not the body I mean the capacity. Even though Crossfire makes no bigger tanks then the next company, you will get a slightly above average amount of shots out of your tank. Alright! money in the bank.
Now, as for the actual size of the tank, it is about the same size as a size eleven shoe. For comparison, the body of the shoe is the body of the tank, and the toe of the shoe is the regulator, gauge, threads, and thread saver (and the laces are the fill nipple cover :D)

Looks:
These tanks look nice without a tank cover, but everyone uses a tank cover so you can't see the body of the tank. Although when your using a tank cover, there is a visible sticker that is shiny with a blue/platinum/red fade that says "CROSSFIRE" with the little golem mascot beside it. Underneath "CROSSFIRE" there is the patent # as well as the tank p.s.i. Also according to crossfire, use no oil! (I don't think you guys are dumb I am just being thorough).

Regulator:
The regulator is average size and made of high grade stainless steel (to my knowledge) but there is minimal amounts so it isn't heavy by any means. It is consistent too, I only have a Piranha EVO (the regulator on it is worked in fairly well) and I am +/-5 over the chrono. +/-5! With a not fully worked in Piranha! Get the picture?
My personal favourite thing about the Crossfire is its recharge rate (rate at which it is prepared for the nest shot). There is one main reason why I like it, it is the fastest I have ever tried, heard of, or dreamed of! If you are a tournament regular who craves speed or are just crazed about speed, nothing will out shoot the Crossfire, even the low end Crossfire's are speed demons.
I have yet to completely empty a tank so I cannot tell you if it is consistent to the last shot like the Max Flo (it probably is though) but if not, that's no biggie. It has too safety burst valves on it just like all the other tanks on the market to prevent over filling, just another safety precaution.

Weight:
These babies are light, like I said I have the 68 cu. inch 4500 p.s.i. LP (low pressure) tank and it lighter than my previous tank, a 50cu. inch 3000 p.s.i. Worr gas tank. The Crossfire weighs a bit under 2 pounds as the Worr gas weighs about 2.5 pounds.
Conclusion: I thoroughly enjoy this great product from Crossfire. I felt comfortable buying a Crossfire tank because that is (again, to my knowledge) all they make. I didn't have to worry about a large company making multiple products and solely thinking about profit, or profit first, customer second, anyways. Crossfire tanks are top of the line and I may never buy another company's tank. They last long and re hydro test every 5 years. Other tanks have a few good qualities, but crossfire seems to have the most in my experience, all it takes is one mean shot! and that shot is a perfect ten! If you have any questions please ask in the comments (price, where to buy, what sizes are there, whatever!)
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
xbll64 Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 | 11:57 am PST
hey i was wonderin were u got ur crossfire tank.
   

Egocentric Monday, December 26th, 2005 | 6:12 am PST
I live in Canada and therefore I obviously bought from within Canada. I ordered my Crossfire tank from Paintballgear.ca (paintballgear.com for Americans). It took exaclty a week to from order to recieve it so that was pretty good for free shipping.
   

xbll64 Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 | 1:42 pm PST
k thnx
   

chikin pickle Monday, January 2nd, 2006 | 8:41 am PST
you mean oil in the reg? what will that do?
   

Egocentric Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006 | 10:12 am PST
pardon?
   

Shank1103 Sunday, January 29th, 2006 | 8:41 am PST
Do u need a regulator with a crossfire tank?? Ive heard there pretty good the way they are...
   

Egocentric Monday, January 30th, 2006 | 3:48 am PST
Ya the regs are excellent by themselves
   

4x4le Thursday, October 5th, 2006 | 5:26 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by chikin pickle
you mean oil in the reg? what will that do?

No, On the fill nipple. Someone recently put oil (4 n 1) on the fill nipple and under the compression it self ignited and the tank blew the reg off and went worling around the staging area. Luckly no one was killed! Im not sure what kind of tank it was. I read about it in a magizne.
Just dont oil it at all!
   

d-man21492 Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 | 4:20 pm PST
i was wondering what size i should buy? i want to spend no more than probably 80-90 dollars. also, would this be a good upgrade for a spyder xtra? i heard their not so consistent on co2. cheers.
Last edited on Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 at 4:21 pm PST
   

d-man21492 Wednesday, December 20th, 2006 | 4:26 pm PST
are 48 3000 tanks too small (shots wise) for someone who only plays maybe 2-3 times a month. i dont use paintballs like crazy (about a 200 round hopper every 2-3 games)im just lazy and am thinking about future preferences.
   

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