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Lil' C Thursday, April 13th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
Pure Energy
Crappy CO2 tanks
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Opsgear Fast On Target post sight
Ricochet R-5 hopper
Dye Throttle 70CI 4500PSI HPA tank
Strengths: Light
Rugged
High-Quality
Weaknesses: Delicate pin valve
Price (worth it though)
Review: It only took me a couple of weeks of shooting CO2 to want to move up to a high-pressure air system. After doing my homework, the Dye was the obvious choice for me. Dye has a well deserved reputation for quality, and their Throttle tanks continue to support that reputation.

I chose the Dye Throttle 70CI 4500PSI "peanut" tank, because it is a nice compromise between size, weight, and capacity. I was originally looking for a tank I could use with my Tippmann A-5 to run remote, and the 70's stubby shape fit nicely in the pouch on my Special Ops vest (as well as other, vests, packs, and harnesses I use). In a belt pack the tank fits snug and low in the small of your back, and it's light weight is barely noticeable. On the gun, the stubby 70 tank works in a variety of configurations, including with a reversed-ASA "Dagger-style" woodsball setup.

I own four of these Throttle tanks now, including a second 70 for dual-wielding with on-gun air and Shocktech relocator bars and two 91CI 4500PSI units for my A-5 Double Trouble Gatling gun with the firestorm crank. (The DT uses a remote line on each tank, primary and secondary, for quick changes to fire a case and a half of paint without refilling!) They are sexy looking and durable. The only issue I have had over several months of use has been screwing the tap for a remote line in too far (well past the point where the line was aired up) and causing the Schrader-style pin valve to get stuck. It wound up being a $9 fix at my local shop, so it was no big deal, a relief when you break your otherwise-awesome $200 HPA tank.

Lastly, if you have a standard 3000 tank and are satisfied, you have no idea what you're missing! If your local fields and/or shops do 4500 PSI fill, get this tank!
Conclusion: I recommend the Dye Throttle tank in any size without reservation.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, June 22nd, 2006 at 8:10 am PST
 

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