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Turbine Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Commando Air-Thru Stock Trinity all metal folding stock.
Marker Setup: X7 - Tech-T Complete cyclone upgrade - Red Hot Powertube, X36 Front Shroud, X36 Carry Handle, remote air, 1.1 kevlar 4500psi HPA Tank, 16" Freak with all american Front
Strengths: Light, confortable, convenient folding feature,
Weaknesses: The point that fixes the stock is fragile and breaks easily.
It's also expensive.
Review: I bought the tippmann version of the folding stock because i thought the X7 was already heavy enough as it is, and i didnt want to carry a big chunk of metal around on the field.

So far the x36 stock works well. The part that attaches the stock to the marker is metal, and the rest of the stock is made out of nylon fiberglass (as someone said in the review above.

The BIG problem is crucial, easily solvable at the production plant but probably meant for it to break after a while. The part of the lock mechanism on the "stock side" is that while one part is made from aluminium the other is made from the same plastic as the rest of the stock and makes it prone to snapping when it's taken enough stress. It's a small piece that should be made of metal, and that would make the stock perfect, but it's made of plastic, and snaps really easily.

Mine broke today as i was holding it. No falling to the ground, no nothing. Just snapped while i was test firing the marker.

I will tryto fix it with epoxy two-component glue (allegedly it could work) but most people wouldnt try this, so i'm giving it a 2.

I have to say that i was very happy with it until then, but its the problem with this kind of design: Parts that are both small and plastic tend to break very easily. Well, there is a small plastic part in the stock that takes all the load of it being locked. It breaks and it cant be swapped or repaired or glued or anything, because it's also that kind of plastic that cant be glued with normal glue.. In all a very bad combination.
Conclusion: Buy something made out of metal, or at least something where the parts that are small and come into friction or tension are made out of metal.
If you buy this stock the lock mechanism will probably break and render it useless.

Buy a full metal one, or one with metal moving parts.
Rating:
2 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 at 7:58 am PST
 

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