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bluesboyk3 Saturday, January 19th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Nitroduck tuffskin - good tank, sold with rest of my stuff on my .22 phase :)
PMI PE - long and heavy, good recharge
System X - faulty gauge - leak a bit
AA Apocalypse - works, creep a bit, heavy
Marker Setup: ICD Promaster = Shocktech LPR 2 o-ring piston, PE STAR reg, Freestyle clamping feedneck, delrin bolt pin, ebay valve, PE rail and OOPS, Stiffi 12" barrel.

Strengths: Light
rebuildable
Customer service - online manual
filtered fill nipple
position screw on the thread
Weaknesses: Price
Review: i decided to get one since i read reviews about it and after comparing the length with other tanks online. Weight is not that big of a deal but length is. According to the CP website, the length is perfect for me. Now i can shoulder my setup pretty comfy. I had a good experience with their HPR and ASAs so why not give it a try and the design is so simple and it's rebuildable in case something goes wrong.

i got mine used and disassembled due to shipping regulations. It was so light that at first i thought the seller forgot to send in the regulator. he told me it was wrapped in some paper and good thing i haven't thrown out the box yet. after looking for it, i found it. I vacuum the tank and reg, put some teflon tape and loctite it and its good to go.

this thing is light and works flawlessly. Kept up with my ego, borg,Promaster w/out a problem. There's a locking screw on the thread so you can position the tank to the ASA - get the fill nipple out of the way. The length is perfect as well. PE and crossy 68 ci is longer to about 1"-1.5" and much heavier too.

EDIT: just to add on a couple of stuff. Anyway, seems like the light weight achieved by CP is due to the use of aluminum for the reg. This is good and bad. one day when i was hooking it up to a NON on/off ASA and tried to unscrew it, i bend the "neck" (threading) and made a small gap that leaks air (from the reg and tank). I finally had to screw it again and bend it in the opposite direction to keep the reg and tank straight again. Then I applied more teflon tape, loctite, o-ring on the threading and it works fine now.

NOW what pissed me off is that I emailed CP cust service to send my tank in. NEVER GOT A REPLY. It's been almost 3 weeks now. Good thing i solved the problem, otherwise i can't play paintball at all.

only issue i had is with the fill nipple - mostly the field's fault. Anyway i used the tank for quite a bit, then i played in this particular field. after the last fill, my CP fill nipple cover would be pushed back and after some pressure build up, it would "fart" - letting go of trapped air from the fill nipple. it never happened before and i suspect that the air source adapter from the field is dirty and somehow dirt is trapped in there causing it to leak. Finaly after 3-4 days, the tank emptied itself.
Okay, i figured that maybe after another fill, the dirt would loosen up and somehow get the tank working again. I was wrong. The next trip, i tried to fill the tank again. After 2000 psi, the leak is so great that it counter-pressured the air filling in. So getting past 2000 psi was impossible. I had to leave for work that day so did not have time to take apart the fill nipple.
The next weekend i played again with my friend. Before the game i bought a new fill nipple. So i started taking out the fill nipple and guess what - IT HAD A FILTER IN IT !!. There's an o-ring and a mesh looking thingee inside. Genius. It was dirty alright and the o-ring got so much dirt caked in there it was barely moving. I clean it up, assembled everything and tried to air it up. This time, no air is coming in - i looked at the fill nipple and it seemed like i over-tighten it a bit. I loosened it up a bit and wow, no more leaks and it can fill to 4000 psi. I was about to buy the Bob Long nipple with filter but man, good thing i was patient enough to check it. I just keep the extra nipple as back up.

anyway problem solved. the other bad thing is that the 32* nipple cover did not fit in the nipple. And the fill nipple material is pretty soft. After the last 3 fill, it was stripped. It still works and fill with no problem but ended up marring the CP nipple cover and now it's hard to put on or taken out. I used a rubber cover instead now.
Conclusion: Good light tank with fill nipple filter built in. Never talked to customer service but they provide manuals in their website.great tank even though it's expensive. Size is smaller than most competitors. I really think of this as my best investment in a tank and it would be a keeper.

Edit: Crappy customer service and soft tank reg. not so good combination CP.
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 at 8:24 pm PST
 

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