flatline- pretty similar except you cant change any settings
Tippmann X7 w/ response trigger
trinity full metal wire stock
red dot sight
48 cu 3000 psi hpa tank
i reccomend mid to high grade paint but it will shoot anything pretty darn straight
dive bomb feature
not so expensive
easy to dial in
So, i bought my Pexxy(yeah, people call flatlines flattys so im cally my apex pexxy) today for my X7 and shot a few hundred balls through it. Its freezing outside so i broke 3 balls, which wouldnt have happened if it wasnt cold.
First off, i shot the pexxy and was pretty impressed, it performed just like a flatline except you can chose the range from 8 setting and curve up/down left/ right.
im sorta goin towards the paintball sniper, so i laid down in my ghillie suit on my front lawn and shot at an oak tree in my woods about 150-200 ft away. It was windy, cold, but it was still VERY accurate except for when a ball breoke in the barrel. do to the lip(rubber thing in the "shroud at the end") moving up and down when you adjust it , it makes the ball "drop" an then go on a flat trajectory. Its really not making the ball "drop" but is pushing straight because the lip is slanted slightly down which makes the ball spin in a straight path. This made it hard to dial in w/ my red dot sight unless i was at very close range, it also made it a "challenge" to shoot while laying down.
the lip slants down more so the higher the setting you have, the more it will "drop" when you shoot. A SOLUTION to this is just to slant your gun up a little, its not anything like longballin, its just making the tip of the apex parallel to the ground, when this is parallel, the actual barrel isnt. ***this is why the x7 flatty barrel is curved up. if you do the same thing with the apex, the ball will not "drop"
Next, i wasnt really happy with the "curve around tree feature" but i never expected to ever use that"thats what bunkering is for" the dive bomb however is SWEEEEEEEEEEEET. the ball goes pretty high up and then (just like it says) dive bombs. I got really good range w ith it too. people say the higher you dial up the worse the accuracy gets, i dont think so. the accurqacy gets worse when te balls start breakin(like i said its freezin when i shot mine outside today.
Lastly, "duhh, the apex barrels are so hard to clean Carlos, duuuuhhh" uh no, i dont think so.all u have to do is turn the apex "off" and run a squegee through. That will make all the paint go away where the ball travels but i would still take it apart(which isnt hard) and do a good cleanin at the end of the day. but like i said, you pro'lly wont break a ball unless its cold or...dun dun dun...CO2!!!!!!
i give a 10/10 cuse its got me hooked by beating the flatlines range, price, and dial in and curve/dive abilities.
plus, it looks sweet on my X7(ill try to get a pic up)
***EDIT*** its the day after i wrote this review, and im happy to say i got to take it outside again. It was even colder today, and i shot about 300 balls through it and NO BREAKS!! I also got to use the divebomb and curve features more, and i am even more pleased with the curve(dont turn the apex 45degrees left or right to curve, rather do turn it just about 1/2 of the way to the little "notch" and the result will be more of a direct curve left or right. For about $60 less than the flatline, plus more distance, i am glad i chose the apex.
recommend it to any1 looking for range and accuracy. or looking to dive bomb.
I dont recommend it if u want it for left/right curve.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 8th, 2008 at 12:11 pm PST