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Tipp5 Friday, November 23rd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A5 Tippman X7
Uses same feeding concept!
(This you are aware of..)
Marker Setup: -Tippmann 98 Custom Tactical M4-
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Response Trigger from local store
M98 Cyclone Upgrade with TechT QEPH, Power rod, & Vortex upgrades
Tac-Caps & Ricochete cyclone hopper from Opsgear.com
JCS Blew Powertube with Howitzer Bolt
Lightweight Titanium Hammer
Green Spring Kit
Rocket Cock
Equinox 6 Posision Collapsible Stock
A3 Detachable Flattop Carry Handle with see through Picatinny Scope Adaptor from Opsgear.com
1x40mm Dual Red/Greed Dot Scope from Opsgear.com
7'' Picatinny Floating Tactical Handguard from Opsgear.com
Ergonomic Picatinny Foregrip from Opsgear.com
16'' M4 Style Operator Barrel from Opsgear.com
Bossman Mag Kit from E-Bay.com
32 Degree Remote from local store
M4 Aluminum Foresight from Opsgear.com
88/4500 HPA/Nitro Tank from local store
Strengths: Keeps up with my response trigger!
Never chops!
Mass intimidation!
Easy installation
Weaknesses: Makes a big target with standard hopper.
Must be oiled and cleaned periodically. (no biggy)




Review: Ok. I will try to keep it short and to the point as much as possible...
(1)Great product - More reliable and faster than most all electronic hoppers!
(2)Never chops- even at 15 Bps (Limit of response trigger)!
(3)Difference in air consumption unnoticable because it works off of EXESS gas- untill use with RT (Still very little)!
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-A Few Recommendations-
I definantly suggest switching to Nitrogen, or HPA(High Preasurized Air) because C02 has trouble re-expanding into gas from its liquid state at high ROFs, therefore reducing FPS with each shot (making for less and less accuracy with every shot) and letting more liquid CO2 enter your gun, potentially freezing it up or possibly damaging it or your O-rings (Remote lines & expansion chambers reduce this effect well)!.
Nitrogen doese not have this problem! I also slightly recommend fully upgrading the internals to reduce the minimum PSI required for operation and also increasing gas efficiencey. Without these upgrades, this system will stop operating with a tank nearly 1/4 full. (in most cases around 400-600 PSI) (I recomment TechT)! With their cleverly designed upgrades which use lightweight construction and teflon coatings to almost completely eliminate friction of mechanical parts, the minimum required PSI drops to around 125-200 PSI, therefore, allowing you to go through almost a whole tank before it stops functioning. This is only if you're willing to shell out some cash though, as their products can be pricey.. But IMO you are paying for the best with TechT!
Also, I hate the design of the standard hopper it comes with.. Sure it's big and holds more shots, but the front of it is flat and a paintball will bust on it every time. I recomend
the Ricochete cyclone hopper. Its structure is composed of many shallow angles which if a paintball hits correctly, will deflect off! The deflection factor is not QUITE as good as advertised and sometimes they deflect straight to your facemask.. but it still helps alot!
I also like the X7's low profile hopper,or Tac Caps,because they are less of a target and stays out of the way of my sights quite well..
Conclusion: In conclusion, me being a simple scenario/woodsball player, this product gives me the abillity to keep the feed of my paintballs rythmatic and equal to that of the speed which my RT allows me to fire on its highest setting, (Up to 17 Bps in some cases, 15 in mine). According to TechT's website, a fully upgraded cyclone system can feed 32BPS or higher, however, a RT has a limit of about 15 BPS and this allows me to pump out 15 Bps without chopping once! These are ideal rates for woodsball, but not quite fierce enough to match the advanced electronic markers of speedball which can obtain ROFs of over 30Bps! I am going to give this product a 9 out of 10 because it leaves a little to be desired in its stock unupgraded form, but with a little money invested in upgrades, it is without a doubt, an unparalleled feeding system for your Tippmann 98 Custom!
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, January 5th, 2008 at 9:26 pm PST
 

Review Comments
TPD Friday, November 23rd, 2007 | 4:16 pm PST
FBS? Do you mean psi, fps, or am I just missing something. Thanks.
   

Tipp5 Saturday, November 24th, 2007 | 6:11 pm PST
Glad you caught that, man! It was like 3 A.M. when I wrote this and apparently I got mixed up with what all the BPS and FPS fresh in my head.. I got it all edited out as
well as a few other small errors I noticed I had made.. Thanks!
   

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