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Sabio Friday, March 21st, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 19 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Smart Parts Freak System
Smart Parts All American
Smart Parts Stainless
DYE Ultralite
Marker Setup: Impulse with just about every aftermarket product installed
Strengths: Excellent Design
Fantastic Finish Inside and Out
Twisted Design Matches LCD
Weaknesses: NOT 14" AS ADVERTISED
Aluminum Back NOT Stainless
Pricey At $90
Big Bore Sizes
Review: I Was Impressed with my first glance at this Barrel. The Twisted Design worked well with the Curves of My 2K2 LCD. The Anodizing and Polishing on the Backs and Front was Perfect! The Backs had a Mirror Shine on the Inside. They screwed together perfectly... The *Centering O-ring made the last 1/2 turn a lil stiff, but at least you know your barrel won't come apart during a game! I was all excited...BUT!!!!!!! I noticed sighting was off with the KXS Barrel.... So I measured it...AND... IT IS NOT 14"
I was Crushed..... NOT 14" I could not believe it!!!!! IT says right on the website and in all of KAPPS advertising... 14"...14"...14"
If you measure the Front 8.75" and the Back 5.25" It ADDS up to 14".....But Screw the 2 pieces together..and it is a 13".....
I cannot shoot this Barrel it is to short for my shooting style. I am upset that a MAJOR Company like KAPP would Falsley Claim the Measurement of their Barrel!!!!
And to Top it off...The Price $90.... I thought OK.. A lil Pricey...But it is unique looking.
But if you think about it, there is NO Reason the Back shouldn't be Stainless for that Price!!!!!
Conclusion: OH WELL.... I am Sending the Barrel Back... I don't want it!!
If you want a shorter barrel than 14", this would work....
Shop Around...JT's and J+J's are AS Cheap or Cheaper (Clearance Boomsticks all over the place now) WITH a Stainless Back
Bores to BIG for Tourney paint...Good for Rec-Ball
Why did I ever buy this... Hahahaha I got hooked on the LOOKS!!!
For the Price.. I would recommend You PASS on this Barrel....
Sorry KAPP But charging $90 for a Aluminum Barrel... I fell for the HYPE!!!!!

The Quality is there..... So it saved them from a 1..... But their Lie and High Price Hurt them BIG!!!!
4 out of 10

Review Comments
Sean_at_KAPP Monday, May 12th, 2003 | 6:39 pm PST
The actual length of the barrel is 13 3/8" The DYE Ultralight is 13 3/4" and Dye's 12" Barrel is not a 12" either. If people really care, let us know. We have not seen a problem with this.

Blacksheep Tuesday, July 1st, 2003 | 9:51 am PST
While I could understand the disappointment, your review does not give out any information except for complain about the length, how did it shoot, etc seems irrelevant to you.

Sean_at_KAPP Tuesday, July 1st, 2003 | 11:10 am PST
Measure everyone elses barrels and see what you get. Also, we have never claimed that the back was stainless steel.
Last edited on Tuesday, July 1st, 2003 at 11:18 am PST

automagman Sunday, November 16th, 2003 | 1:38 pm PST
TOLD lol ya lemme tell u sum thin if les than an inch on ur barrel makes u play liek a noob u are a noob. Kapp barrels are awsome. And ya most barrels are exactly what they say. and i never read the were SS anywere.

underated Saturday, December 13th, 2003 | 5:47 pm PST
Its your fault if u thought it was stainless steel, please don't write a review that is not even based on the preformance.

jeckWiLdeR Sunday, February 15th, 2004 | 10:38 pm PST
are you sure its the barrel's length that youre disappointed at? i thought the rule was.. its not the size that counts its how you use it!

darktamer Thursday, March 4th, 2004 | 2:11 pm PST
I am postive an ince difference is not going to make a notacable difference in performance, and SS is pretty pointless, it's so heavy and aluminum works perfectly for everyone ive ever met.

And like everyone else said, there are no details about the specific performance.

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