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lastvideogamer Sunday, May 21st, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Tippman 98, Spyders and other cheaper speedball guns
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5, Flatline Barrel, Stock, Remote Line, PMI 4500 88CI

Barrels: JJ Ceramic 14'' , Hammerhead Sharktooth 5'', Dye Ultralite 12''
Recommended
Upgrades:
Depending on what you play you might want to invest in more barrels. I have 3 one for each role I play on a team. O yeah, and get something to carry your remote air tank in, I suggest a 4+1.
Strengths: Durable, Right out of box play, Cyclone System
Weaknesses: Flatline is Hard/fun to learn how to use
Review: First of all the tippmann A5 is possibly one of the best woodsball guns ever made. The A5 stealth is really all you need to play woodsball with it. The remote like allows for a lighter gun and easier movement. The stock is sturdy and easy to move in and out. It doesn't get in the way when I low crawl or run. The flatline is a good barrel, but I suggest getting more to use unless you always are expected to throw down loads of cover fire. This gun is very sturdy, I can drop it and I've seen people do worse to their A5's and pick them right back up.

If you want a super accurate gun you might be disappointed with this gun at first until you learn how to hone in the flatline, and even then you might be wishing for something more. But all in all I am very happy with this gun and am actually buying another a5 to use as my backup weapon. So if you want to move slowly, and be about to shoot guys from further away this is your weapon.

But keep in mind, this is by no means a "sniper rifle"

Edit: Alright I have noticed a few problems with the guns setup, especially if your trying to modify it as much as I have. I ordered the Stealth model to save money but in the long run its cost me much more. I figured that the gun cost 229, the flatline 100, and the stock + remote line another 100 adding up to 429. I got mine for 370 on amazon.com so you can see it was quite an initial discount but then here lies the problem.

While you do get the flatline barrel, stock, and remote line tippmann does not include the parts that were replaced by these add ons. For example if you want to get another barrel for your a-5 you need to buy a barrel adapter and 2 o-rings.. that adds up to 20$ plus you miss out on the stock barrel (lets say 15$). If for some reason you want to ditch the remote line you have to buy a bottom adapter and install an air line all yourself too (50$) then if for some reason you want to take off your stock, or it breaks you don't get the standard back, I don't know how much those cost but still you can see why I would suggest anyone buy a stock a-5 and the add-ons separately so you can more easily mod your weapon later. This pulls my rank down to a 6 as this is a review of the stealth model and they should have included all the parts that were removed to install the extras, especially the barrel thread!!
Conclusion: If you like woodsball and can get a good deal on this package versus upgrading it yourself get it. You might be disapointed with the flatline in some games.
Rating:
6 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, June 7th, 2006 at 10:13 am PST
 

Review Comments
Elite virus Friday, August 4th, 2006 | 8:08 pm PST
Thats weird my frend got a stock barrel and an adapter too...
   

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