Tech T Squishy Paddles
Tech T Zero Kick Hammer
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NewDesignz Turbo Valve Housing
Special Ops RH Dogleg Stock
Special Ops 16 Inch C-Series Barrel
X7 Hopper or Tac Cap Hopper
32 Degrees Remote Line with Quick Disconnect
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45 CI 3000 PSI Air Tank
Significant Reduction in Recoil
None that I have had.
I play Sniper for my woodsball team and I was looking to make my marker as light as possible. So I got to looking around and stumbled upon the Tech T line of paintball products. After looking at the Zero Kick Hammer and thinking for about a week, I purchased this great product.
Tech T promotes how this product is 50% lighter than the stock A5 hammer. And it does indeed feel so. Pleasantly I might add. The Zero Kick Hammer looks very nice. It is very well machined and well polished. And not too mention it looks very cool in person. Tech T also promotes a reduction in recoil, as my review will tell you as well.
The installation process was very easy. I broke down my Tippmann A5 and removed the linkage arm from my front bolt and my stock hammer. After that I removed my stock hammer from the right receiver and set it aside. I then took my new Zero Kick Hammer into my hands and put it into the right receiver in place of my stock hammer. Attached the linkage arm to the front bolt and my new hammer, and continued to put my A5 together. I used my stock spring and pin for my old hammer on this hammer as well. And that's it. You are finished putting your new Zero Kick Hammer in.
After this, I picked up my marker to head outside. And my A5 indeed felt lighter than it did with the stock hammer. So as of right now I am already convinced I spent my money well. I went out into my yard, mask on, and aired up. I started slow to see how it would respond and to get a feel for the hammer. Surprise, there is no feel with this hammer. My marker stayed stationary the whole entire time I shot. I haven't smiled that big in awhile. This product completely removed recoil from my Tippmann A5. I fired off some three round bursts and no skips. I then placed my A5 stock on my hip and tried to shoot as fast as I could. And the hammer preformed flawlessly.
Using this in a game, it is a relief for me. My marker is lighter, and I can group my shots better because there is no recoil. Which is very nice when you are shooting between bushes, sticks, leaves and etc. It is a very pratical product in real play. On a side note, some others have had problems with their velocity. I have had no such problem, and if I ever had a problem, I would contact Todd from Tech T paintball. He is a very nice and helpful person and I am sure he would have no problems in helping you sort out any problems you may have with this or any of the Tech T products.
In conclusion, I would definately reccomend this product for anyone wanting to reduce your weight alittle and even more so to those wanting to get rid of your Tippmanns recoil. It was money well spent and I will be sure to stick with the Tech T line of products. The hammer was well machined and well polished, and very effective. I am giving this product a 10 because I had no problems with it. It was easy to install, fairly cheap, beautiful, and works like a charm.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 6:33 am PST