low profile fill nipple
Built in the usa
Maybe Price for some
Only sp's fill nipples fit due to low profile feature.
PLEASE BE AWARE THIS REVIEW IS OF THE REGULATOR ONLY
I managed to blow my main seal on my Crossfire reg so i decided to look for a replacement reg rather than sent it in to get fixed due to shipping prices from the UK etc....
I spent a few days looking and came across the new SIS reg by Smartparts and liked the size and special safety features it had.
After arriving i took it out of the packaging and my first impressions was of a nice compact reg in polished silver alloy giving it a almost prototype type of look to it,in my hands it felt reasonably light,to be honest not any different weight wise compared to my Crossfire reg.
Build quality is superb as its buit completly from the ground up in the USA not one part is made or assembled abroad so you know its a 100% safe product
The first thing you notice is how short it is compared to most other regs out there it is almost 2" shorter than my DYE Throttle/Crossfire reg and similiar to a Myth reg size wise.
The filtered air fill nipple is recessed into the reg body and requires a 1/8th allan key to remove it from the main body if you ever need to replace the nipple,so i would presume only smartparts fill nipples will work (i will update my review with regards to this once i find out for sure if aftermarket nipples fit).
It also comes with stainless steel asa threads instead of the usual cheaper alloy ones found on other cheaper regs.
The low and high pressure burst disc's are of the standard affair and sit opposite each other and are inline with the gauge and fille nipple.
The SIS reg also comes with the SmartValve anti lauch attachment as standard as an extra safety feature to help prevent accidental unscrewing of the reg from the bottle,this is an excellent and unique feature provided by SP on the SIS reg.
Fitting the reg to a bottle is a breeze,simply hand tighten the reg into the bottle and place the specific sized allan key into the pin valve socket in the top of the reg and torq to the required strenght setting,this is a great way to tighten and remove the reg from the bottle as it requires the user to depress the pin valve down to allow the allan key into the pin valve part of the the reg if you want to remove the reg at anytime warning the user know if there is any residule air still left in the bottle
Using the reg is like just about every other good quality reg on the market delivering good reliable flow rates and with no spikes whatsover.
I have to admit the SmartParts SIS regulator delivers with its low profile and safety feature's that are second to none and consistant flow rates i would happily say it's one of the best out there and worth every penny simply due to the safety aspect that it offers.
I wont give the SIS reg a 10/10 as i feel there is no perfect air system on the market and there is always room for improvment,but this is a very close 9/10.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, May 2nd, 2009 at 4:36 am PST