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Unregistered User Friday, March 22nd, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann Customer 98 w/ Flatline
Recommended
Upgrades:
Anti-Siphon tank
Strengths: The range is unbeliveable. I could consistantly outshoot my 98 and other cockers with BOOMSticks.

It was very accurate at short-long range, at extreme ranges of 200+ feet you loose some in that department, but even if you are 8-16 inches off it doesnt matter, if your laying supressive fire your still scaring the crap outta them.

I snipe a lot, and backplay almost exclusivly, so this gun is great. I dont play indoors, so I can chrono it to about 280-310 and it works like a dream. Balls go flying out, and the range is enough to make you the first person people want to kill but the last person that they want to get in sight of.
Weaknesses: You cannot swap barrels. You are stuck w/ the flatline, which is fine by me.

At most indoor fields they made me Chrono to 200, and it was terrible.

If the barrell is not set up right you will get curve in the balls, and lots, I do mean LOTS of broken paint.

DO NOT USE CHEAP PAINT!! It will ruin your gun and your game.
Conclusion: The Flatline Cocker is great for outdoor play. Range is phenominal and accuracy is good, but not excellent.

When it comes down to it, a properly configured Flatline Cocker in a good persons hand will win, simply because he can hit you LONG before you can hit him.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
pbN00B Wednesday, June 25th, 2003 | 9:12 pm PST
cute, you shoot at 310 fps? i doubt the field lets you do that and its called shooting hot which is dangerous becuase 1, it hurts like a mother, and 2, masks are made to take a 300fps hit max. You have a flatline that means you can turn the fps down you moron. Dont write stupid reviews and tell people thats what you do because people that dont know any better will think its the norm. The norm fps for any gun should be 280 because barrels, changing gas, change in temp, and a different ball size can boost your fps up again by an additional 20-30. Therefore you could seriously injure. Horrible review dude.
   

dyslexiccow Saturday, May 22nd, 2004 | 10:58 am PST
Yeah, 310 is definitely bad, turn that down
   

pntbll248 Friday, July 16th, 2004 | 10:40 pm PST
I didnt think it was that bad of a review, pbNOOB, but I do agree that 310 is a bit on the fast side.
   

Merc4Hire Saturday, March 25th, 2006 | 8:55 pm PST
Not everyone plays at a place that charges you $15 to $50 just to walk on the grounds. over 85 percent of paintball is outlaw according to industry research. so if he plays with people who are ok with "hot" guns that is for them to decide. Safety isn't really a concern with less than 20% more velocity.

Oh come on people 340 FPS isn't really dangerous. You believe insurance companies too much. I generally chrono at 290 or 285 but I have played with people who were shooting around 340 and it was no big deal. we got 3 or 4 more welts for the day but nothing I would call an injury. the bottom line is if you are wearing a paintball mask you are Safe. those things are made to take a .25" ball bearing fired at 400+FPS. that is how the manufacturers test the mask. 3 grams flying any where around 300 FPS is safe, it is just that lawyers decided to make the rules way below safe limits as a margin of error.

Quite a few guns like older ARIAKON markers won't fire under 400 with their stock spring on about 3 out of 4 shiped. a lot of spyder clones won't recock reliably under 280 especially in cold weather.

however, 280 to about 310 gets the best accuracy.

I have seen billboards that the government payed for that say anyone under 4'9" should ride in a booster seat in the car. Do you guys believe that too. there are alot of 14year olds who would be in baby seats if everyone took those kind of things at face value.

Set your gun to feild rules or comparable to the people you are playing with and you will be fine. there really isn't a reason to be over 300, but there also isn't a reason to be under 280. If he is playing in the woods with some freinds who want to max out the velocity on their tippmans, and give eachother bruises what is the problem for him? How is that different from people who put on vinyl gloves and hit eachother? as long as everyone there is ok with it it is ok.


Last edited on Saturday, March 25th, 2006 at 9:05 pm PST
   

CockerFanatic Thursday, May 11th, 2006 | 3:08 pm PST
I've seen lenses crack at 300. Granted it was under 10 feet but they say don't shoot 300 or over and thats what they mean. I really doubt they shoot a metal ball bearing at 400 fps. Show that to me on a website somewhere. You just push on a lense with some force and they can bend. Maybe not a vforce, they seem a little thicker and are dome shaped which gives em a bit more strength but Ive repeatedly seen cracked spectras, nvaders and a few invisions crack or even split when shot hot or when at close range even under 300 fps. Saftey standards have been set for under 300 fps for a reason. This was before insurance was widespread. Keep it below 300. Also an indoor field making you shoot at 200? Thats a little unreasonable. I reffed at an indoor field, our speed was 260, because of the amount of young people and bunkering was very common, so we kept it low. I think there is alot of bull here.
   

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