universal spyder virtue board
12" CP barrel
new designz feed neck
HALO B w/ rip and v35 board
48ci 3000 psi NO2 tank.
I recommend mid-grade at least, (zaps from dunham's, anything better than that) I've used paint from annihilators to PMI Premiums and to be honest, annihilators tended to chop somewhat often, other paint was fine. Use common sense, no monster balls, wild streaks, etc. (careful of white box paint as well)
Can't shoot junk paint (but then, when can you?)
I bought one of these to upgrade from the junk 2 piece that comes stock with the VS2. I was leery of the quality because it was so cheap but I got it in the mail, tried it out, and shot a great pattern from about 50 yards out. You will not find a better barrel for the price. It was also much lighter than my stock ceramic barrel, which is great.
It's true that you can't really trust it with crap paint, but these days, there aren't too many barrels that you can shoot junk paint out of. I watch Hammerhead ported barrels chop junk paint, and so do freaks. Not a big deal, lay down at least 50 dollars for a decent case of paint and you won't be disappointed.
If you don't want to drop the money for a freak kit or a stiffi, this barrel is as good as any and is phenomenal for a mere 30 dollars.