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lumberdog Sunday, November 25th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Marker Setup: A-5 with flatline, E-girp, car colapsable stock, red dot
backup gun is a custom pro with a Apex barrel
I find the Apex not as picky as the Flatline with balls
Strengths: Versatility, and ease of use
Weaknesses: The Key part of the barrel is plastic.
Review: I was excited to try my new barrel and in testing sessions it more or less lived up to expectations. After testing it a few times under ideal conditions I even considerd geting one for my A5 instead of my Flatline.
Then came the real test, under fire. The barrel didnt fair as well during play, while it did not do badly its features are more of a gimmick that a practical piece of hardware. While it will shoot long distance I find that the Flatline has a much flater tragectory.
The bending shots feature does work, but in woodsball if you are not in a fairly open area to hook shots, there is just to bush and trees to effectively use this function. The only advantage that actually came into play over my flatline was the drop shot over bunker or downed trees when you had someone pinned down, then it was very effective.
I clean my gun after every use, but i went out one day and went to slide the setting switch on my Apex and it got stuck at the max setting. I took it apart and found that the switch slides on two thin metal rails that got rusty after one time out, I live in a very damp and wet rainforest. But a little lube on there and it was as good as new.
Conclusion: While I was not unhappy with this barrel it was not the holy grail etheir.
If you have fairly open area you will probably get more use of the functions and might be very happy with it. With woodsball on Vancouver Island where I play the majority of the features have very little practical use because of the dense forest. More open area I might take a Apex over a flatline, maybee, but in dense area Flatline is still king
8 out of 10

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