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jwong Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
2 years2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Pure Energy Fiber 68/3K - better quality control?
Marker Setup: B2K4 PDS, AKA Sidewinder, Vapor Valve, AKA SCM 3, Chaos Max
2k3 BKO, Modified stock valve, Zenitram ASA, AKA MItey Max, Palmer Stabilizer, Micro-rock
Strengths: Price
Fast customer service (will explain)
Weaknesses: ? Quality control
3 Yr re-hydro
Review: There was a special on the tank so I picked one up in Sept 05. I filled it to 3k a few times and it seemed to work well. However, when I finally had a chance to fill it to 4.5K, the problems started.... basically, the downstream burst disk kept rupturing. Happened to 2 different burst disks. Fortunately, it didn't appear to have damaged my Sidewinder.

I had to send it into their service depot to have it fixed.... which was additional expense on my part.

The turn around time was very quick. The reg is different; no down stream burst disk... which makes me a little worried should the reg fail, my HPR may bear the full brunt of 4.5K.... unless there's a built-in fail safe mechanism.

However, the tank appears to have returned to me with thread-lock used to tighten the reg to the bottle.... contrary to what the description says.

I can't comment on the flow as I have yet to play a game with the tank.
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Update: May 28, 2006
After playing in a tourney, the flow of the reg appears to be able to keep up with 15 bps (ramping) and appears to be relatively consistent, or at least the inconsistencies can be filtered out by the Sidewinder. Rating has been revised to reflect this experience.
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Update Oct, 2007
Fill nipple started to leak. Apparently the fill nipple o-ring is not really an o-ring. The fill nipple threading is also ? metric thread so is not compatible with Pure Energy Fill nipples.
Conclusion: Quality control issues but quick turnaround for the fix. However, the reg now does NOT have a downstream burst disk.

Otherwise, the flow appears to be sufficient for most play.
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, October 14th, 2007 at 7:24 pm PST
 

Review Comments
icdbko32 Monday, August 28th, 2006 | 8:04 pm PST
one question how could u of filled it to 3000 psi a few times but not player with it. even if u dry fired it it still would be able to hear drop off as the sound wouldnt be as loud
   

jwong Tuesday, August 29th, 2006 | 11:44 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by icdbko32
one question how could u of filled it to 3000 psi a few times but not player with it. even if u dry fired it it still would be able to hear drop off as the sound wouldnt be as loud

When I filled it to 3000psi, it was fine. The problem was not drop-off. The problem was that when I filled it to 4500psi, the downstream burst disk blew. That happened twice.

Again, the problem was not drop off.
   

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