tested: Flatline good but not a speedball barrel
A-5 Stock Barrel: Ditch it quick, toilet paper tubes are better.
A-5 w/ response
Freak + SS Kit & 16''
I shoot DBX because its good paint for the money and the Freak barrel seems to like it.
Marbalizers seem to break in the freak though, not sure why.
Accurate Accurate Accurate.
Ive never shot a J&J or an Evil Pipe but i love the freak. I dont know what people are saying about "Kinda adds accuracy". My A-5 has stock internals at the moment and even if i shoot C02 It's accurate as hell. I practice shooting a 3 inch wide stick from 70 feet and gettin pretty dam good at it. The paint I buy is $35 for 1500 at Dicks so its nothing amazing but DBX is usually well rounded. I have a 16 in and looks long as hell but on the air ball field its perfect for those doritos because its just long enough to clear the air bunker when i hug it.( I'd suggest 12'' - 14'' because 16'' gets in the way when you play front) Its also good on the woodsball field where distance and accuracy are crucial. I admit it doesnt nearly have the distance of the flatline but you can out shoot a Flatline within 100 feet with the Freak.
I have only good things to say about the preformance, but in my oppinion your paying for the smartparts name. J&J all stars are good too and a lot cheaper.