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grey88smokin Monday, December 25th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested5 of 7 people found this review helpful.

6 months
Products Used:
Stock piston.
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 w/ polished internals

Flatline Barrel and Apex barrels

E-grip w/Rampage board

Palmers QEV

Tech T Cyclone and Lightning rod

Psycho Ballistics Z-Drop Forward

88/4500 + 91/4500 Nitro tanks w/Crossfire regs (3 CO2's)
Strengths: Strength, Swiss bearings allow extremly easy movement
Weaknesses: None thus far.
Review: The stock plastic piston in my cyclone broke at the TechT ratchet so I got this to replace it. The installation of this product is straight foward and pretty easy. Took me about 15 minutes and I was taking my time. The roller bearings on the Lightning Rod make that fulcrum extremely easy to move, it is 500% easier to move than the stock piston. .

I have only tested this product for a total of 4 hoppers worth. so about 800 paint balls worth. First had the marker set to 18 BPS and was getting some skips, none of the balls were breaking at all. So it could have been the pop corn effect of the cyclone turning so fast.

I then set the marker to 17 BPS, at 17 the gun was flawless, not a skip or break. Two more balls per second is a lot more than I was thinking it would be. I was hoping for more like 20 bps but I think that is a bit overkill anyway. With all the ups on the cyclone I would have liked to get a higher rate of fire, but the upped rate of fire, consistency and lack of breaks makes me happy.
Conclusion: This is a must have if your looking for more BPS out of your cyclone, smooth movement for better cycling.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
tviz Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 | 2:36 pm PST
The A-5 internals dont realy go much faster then 17 BPS anyways i think.

Kevin M. Friday, December 29th, 2006 | 1:18 pm PST
Not to much faster anyways thats approaching its upper limits.

dukedude4evr Saturday, January 6th, 2007 | 7:59 am PST
he has an egrip....

Kevin M. Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 | 7:07 pm PST
its not that he has an egrip... the internals in the A-5 can only go so fast... the fastest ive had mine going is 20 bps full auto with my egrip

dirtyA-5_77 Monday, January 15th, 2007 | 7:00 pm PST
That's odd because I have chronoed my gun at 24 bps.

Kevin M. Monday, February 5th, 2007 | 12:59 pm PST
i dunno then, it could have just been the chrono we were using differed in quality, I was using one of the big red ones at feilds and i dont know how accurate they are for bps

Mr.T.Baggins Saturday, April 14th, 2007 | 3:11 pm PST
One apes websight they have a video of the a-5 going 25 bps... it can be done

Kevin M. Sunday, April 15th, 2007 | 9:49 am PST
Mr. Baggins, please watch the video again. The A-5 is capable of going 25 bps, but the cyclone is not. They had a Q-loader pod system installed on the A-5 (extra $500) in order to attain those speeds.

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