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Janus2000 Saturday, April 26th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
6 months0 of 2 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
Custom Products 2 piece, Boomstick
Marker Setup: Shocktech Bushmaster w/ ACI Bulldog 68" 4500psi tank, and Freak barrel system
Any. This system matches the ball.
Strengths: Multiple bore sizes, simple change from one marker to the next.
Weaknesses: Accuracy.
Review: There are quite a few different ways you can set up your freak barrel system. This is one of the greatest things about the Freak. You can change the length of it on the fly. Paint doesn't match the barrel is no problem as you have 8 different sleeves that are sure to create the perfect barrel to ball match. The biggest complaint I have with this barrel is that it is two piece. Don't get me wrong, two piece is a great design. It offers you more options with you barrel. The problem is, I haven't found a back and tip line up yet. I've used this system on 3 different markers and the same result. The pieces do not match up. This affects the accuracy of my shots. The great thing about the boomstick was that, though it was two piece It was glued together solid making sure that it stayed lined up. Making it very accurate. Even if the two pieces did line up, over time the o-ring that held the two in place will wear out as will the threads, thus ending in with the same result. Poor accuracy. Though this can be made up for a little with a good paint to barrel match. Still, the problem remains. There is also a problem of the insert sliding around inside the barrel. The o-rings inside do little to keep it from moving around when you are shooting. Powerlyte has eliminated this problem with their scepter series barrel.
Conclusion: Smart Parts has created a great piece of kit with the Freak. It has many setup options. For what you get it isn't too bad. It's got a ways to go to compare with the accuracy of a boomstick (Sad though that now the Boomstick is able to be separated). But, perhaps it could change for the better if It were a solid one piece barrel and the insert slid in from the back. This would eliminate the nice feature of choosing your length of barrel, but that has little to no influence on the accuracy of a ball anyways.
7 out of 10

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