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Antipop Thursday, May 30th, 2002
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested5 of 24 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
STO, Black Magic, '00,'01,'02, Works
Marker Setup: Piranha with expansion chamber, In Yo Face drop forward, 14" Dye stainless steel barrel, 9v Revolution, lots of little things
Recommended
Upgrades:
You would be better off with a new gun, but if you love it that much: new regulator, drop forward, grips, possibly a 3-way
Strengths: Well, it's unique.
It's an Autococker: the hot rod of paintball markers. You can almost anything to it.
It DOES have serious range. I mean, this thing gets at least 100 extra feet on it. Not accurate at all (read below), but does have the range.
Weaknesses: Ok, the entire Autococker/Flatline idea was bad. Why? Because the Flatline relies on backspin to produce extra distance. The Cockers claim to fame is it's closed bolt operation, which is made to REDUCE backspin.

More backspin = greater range, with less accuracy
Less backspin = shorter range, more accuracy

So if the paintball is not spinning when it leaves the breach, it sure will when it leaves the Flatline.

Bottom line: It's a Model 98 Flatline in Autococker form.
Conclusion: It would be great to have the accuracy of a Cocker with the range of a Flatline, but this isn't working. Sorry, WGP.

But, since it is a Cocker, and it does have some eerie range on it, it gets a 4.
Rating:
4 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Erik_Tilton Saturday, January 15th, 2005 | 11:28 pm PST
Is it as accurate at 90 feet as an Autococker with a normal barrel? Or maybe the accuracy is worsened at a range of 190 feet since the "cone of trajectery" is exaggerated at such a range?

I wish there were more reviewers that could explain the pros and cons of any products in technical detail as compared to others. Your review wasn't helpful.
   

r4pt0r Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 | 10:57 pm PST
Dispute:
Um... first of all, let's start with how the flatline works. The flatline imparts backspin on the ball the SAME direction and ammount each time, therefore causing the "magus effect", whereby the ball's rotation creates higher pressure beneath it and lower pressure above it. The spinning paintball acts just like a wing, and (if your velocity is set properly, the barrell is installed properly, and the gun is level) will precicely cancel out the downward force of gravity, thereby making the paintball travel perfectly straight.

Now, if you are using a gun like the A5 as opposed to an autococker, the paintball will be spinning in a different direction each shot BEFORE it even enters the barrell. Thus, each shot will be slightly different, and the gun will not be very consistent. Whereas if you are using an autococker, the paintball will enter the barrell with (almost) no rotation, and therefore each paintball will leave the barrell with virtually the same ammount of backspin. (with no sidespin or anything) Thus, the autococker would be much more consistant than an A5.

If you don't believe me, go read the first chapter of a Physics 101 book.
Last edited on Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 at 11:52 pm PST
   

BaZerK Friday, April 14th, 2006 | 9:27 pm PST
it's still so ugly that i cant see anyone buying it....
   

saleenvp Tuesday, September 19th, 2006 | 4:47 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by r4pt0r
Um... first of all, let's start with how the flatline works. The flatline imparts backspin on the ball the SAME direction and ammount each time, therefore causing the "magus effect", whereby the ball's rotation creates higher pressure beneath it and lower pressure above it. The spinning paintball acts just like a wing, and (if your velocity is set properly, the barrell is installed properly, and the gun is level) will precicely cancel out the downward force of gravity, thereby making the paintball travel perfectly straight.

Now, if you are using a gun like the A5 as opposed to an autococker, the paintball will be spinning in a different direction each shot BEFORE it even enters the barrell. Thus, each shot will be slightly different, and the gun will not be very consistent. Whereas if you are using an autococker, the paintball will enter the barrell with (almost) no rotation, and therefore each paintball will leave the barrell with virtually the same ammount of backspin. (with no sidespin or anything) Thus, the autococker would be much more consistant than an A5.

If you don't believe me, go read the first chapter of a Physics 101 book.


well said
   

Wasted Dragon Wednesday, December 5th, 2007 | 5:51 pm PST
Dispute:
The closed bolt DOES NOT reduce backspin, it just helps accuracy by firing the ball while its not moving, while other guns slam the ball forward and fire at the same time. Since the ball is resting... it is more accurate. Nothing to do with backspin.
   

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