Pure Energy 20oz Co2 tank w/ anti-siphon and Smart Parts on/off valve
2 Guns: ANS Tricked Autococker and a 2002 Tippmann A5 w/ Dye Boomstick
I bought the Pure Energy 4500/45 cubic inch tank...it's great. Improved consistency of shots under rapid fire (HPA systems are known to have better flow consistency than Co2). Also no real need for an expansion chamber on your gun if you go with HPA. I noticed that under rapid fire my A5 gun would get a little bit of water condensation from the cold C02 tank (even w/ the anti-siphon)...with the HPA tank there was no condensation, meaning better accuracy of shots. Also, this tank works great on a remote system (I use the Pure Energy $55 remote and it's awesome with any tank).
It would be handy to have an On/Off valve on this model...guess you have to pay more money for that. Also, the other guy who said that it's hard to find a field that will fill up to 4500 is right- most fields only give you a hot fill to 3000...a hot fill means that the PSI drops about another 500 after they give you the tank back so you are really only playing with around 2500 PSI...no biggie, but they are not maximizing the efficiency of your tank, and you may have to make one or two more trips for air throughout the day. That's the way it is in most fields in Southern California.
Overall a solid performing HPA tank that fits right into the budget of an intermediate to advanced paintballer.
quote:Originally posted by jason hassley ok whats soo special bout these hp tankz, and plz be serious and nice i live inna small town, i just wanna know what makes these soo different from co2 tanks
Ok the difference is its ALOT more constant then co2 doesnt freese your gun up you can play in the winter theres no chance of gettin liqud in your gun like co2 and its alot cleaner then co2 because its not a dirty air
CI (cubic inches) is how big the tank is, size-wise. PSI (pounds/sq. inch) is how much you can fill it before the thing bursts. These two combined make the amount of shots, ie a 47ci/3000psi will get around 500-600 shots, but a 68ci/3000psi will get around 800 i think. and a 68/4500 will usually go over 1000 shots.
It's a lot smaller than the other tanks, and lighter. But if your going with a small one get a 4500 psi one or you'll risk running out of air in a match, depending on how many shots you use. I like the bigger tanks cuz i fill up when i get there and when i leave and im good.
for speedball you should be fine, just fill up after every round.