The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
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Nothing except the super duty ones that they use at official paintball fields and facilities.
TechT Vortex Mod Cyclone Feed Upgrade
Standard Tippmann Double Trigger
72/3000 pure energy tank
Does What it's supposed to (kinda)
Pressure realese valve
The friggin oring flew out of the inside.
It was a great product. Whenever we played our weekend games at my buddy's grandmothers house it was almost like my air was unlimited. Worked great for about a year then one time i was filling up my friend's tank when I ran a little air through the valve to make sure there was no dirt when i realized along with the sudden flow of air went a small oring. now there was no air tightness (if you will) so i couldnt fill our tanks. I've yet to find a replacement oring. tomorrow my step-father is taking it to work at the space center with him to see if he can find a fitting oring.
Was good for a while. i suggest taking the oring inside the little valve out and putting some glue on it. tat way it will be stuck in there thus always giving you a nice air tight seal to air up your HPA tanks. i'll give it a six because the problem could have been avoided but it still should not have happend.
Do not put glue on the o-ring, it can do all sorts of things tot he rubber such as make it hard and not seal, perish it or even eat away at it. The reason the o-ring can come out is because you are not meant to blow dirt out the fitting by opening the valve because there shouldnt be dirt in there in the first place. Just keep the fitting clean and you will not have to purge the system to remove dirt and you will also save sone air.
1. If you stored the fill station properly you should not have to worry about dirt.
2. The o ring was either bad and needed to be replaced(or did you think o rings last forever?) or you gave the tank valve a good twist to blast the dirt out in which case you're more of an idiot because that much air rushing by is going to force anything out, especially if you are disconnecting your tank nipple from the fill station impropery(this will cause the o ring to be damaged or the nipple will pull the o ring out from its recessed home inside the fitting).
3. Putting glue on an o ring is as effective as using a nylon washer, it's not going to seal crap. Don't even think about using oil or anything like that to 'help seal' unless you're by yourself. Why? Because that way when your tank does blow up(and it will), you'll be the only one to die. If I ever see you on a field I'll be sure to stay clear when your filling your tanks.
4. "it should not have happened", if you don't know what you are doing, anything will happen.
If you don't know what your doing but it seems simple enough, just don't do it. The words 'qualified, competent, trained' are used for a reason. It's to keep idiots like you from killing others.
Last edited on Sunday, June 14th, 2009 at 4:30 pm PST