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SuperCooper6882 Sunday, July 27th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
2 years15 of 17 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
32 degrees Quiet Riot (good barrel for the money), and titanium boomstick, all-american back w/ 14 in freak front
Marker Setup: 98 Custom w/ Exp. Chamber and Flatline
Revolution Hopper
if i were you i wouldn't buy brass eagles- they brake to easy in any barrel. Straight up i think diablos are the best. i particularly like midnights. but any tournament or even just a "good name" ball is alright for the flatline
Strengths: increases accuracy, farthest shooting barrel what can you say? looks good too
Weaknesses: does chop balls if they are cheap, high cost, doesn't have the best accuracy
Review: First things first. Its a good barrel and well worth the money. If your a sniper there is no doubt you should get this. Even if you are a frontman you can still purposely curve the ball to bunker somebody. Thats always fun.

DON'T BUY CHEAP PAINTBALLS! (CHEAP MEANING POORLY MADE) make sure they have a good name behind them. such as the diablos. by buying the better made balls you can turn up you velocity. this allows you to overcome the VERY SMALL amount of slowness the backspin puts on the ball.

PEOPLE SAY STUFF ABOUT HOW THE BALL GOES SLOWER. i believe this is only semi true. the balls will probably not brake on contact quite as often as with a normal barrel. the wind is the only thing that slows it down. no wind- no velocity change. but this is a very small price to pay to have TWICE THE DISTANCE AND ACCURACY as other barrels.

THE DISTANCE IS GREAT! it really does live up to its name. i cant tell you how happy I am and how mad my friend was when i first played against him with the flatline. He has a E-99 (expensive electronic spyder product with titanium boomstick) I KICKED HIS A$$!!! I was throwing 4-5 balls past his head when his balls were hitting the ground 10 feet in front of me. I didn't even have to arch my gun (WHICH GREATLY HELPS IN WOODS-BALL!)

WOODS-BALL is more what the flatline was made for. you can't shoot as fast with the flatline so don't buy the flatline just for speed-ball. It still works but you might want to stick with your auto or w/e. and DON'T GET AUTO AND THE FLATLINE on the same gun. you will brake to many balls (all autos brake some balls), decreasing the accuracy and lessing the straight backspin of the ball because you have added extra weight to the ball with the paint.

CLEANING IS NOT HARD!!!! alot of people say you couldn't clean it on the field. if you really wanted to all you gotta do it untighten one allen wrench screw and you can pull the metal barrel out and clean it with a pull through squeegee. Don't get any solid straight squeegees. So don't mind what everyone says about hard to clean. its almost more simple than a regular barrel. If you are on the field and balls keep braking on after the other- you probably have pieces in there. all you gotta do is use that nice little hopper dropper that tippmann put on. you take that out. dry fire you gun a few times and your ready to go!

My suggestion would be to GET THE INLINE EXPANSION CHAMBER along with you flatline. this increases accuracy further because it doesn't let the ball spin in different directions if the gun is to let different amounts of CO2 out. the exp chamber stops this so buy it too, if you have the money.
Conclusion: Overall the flatline is a great barrel. be careful what you read about it because for the flatline usually you either love it or you hate it. More often love it though! lmao so if you've got $100 go buy the flatline. it truly is an awesome barrel. The reason i gave it a nine is that it is a bit expensive
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, May 25th, 2004 at 10:18 am PST

Review Comments
therising Saturday, March 20th, 2004 | 2:21 pm PST
i really need to get a flatline. i have a c 98 and kick my freind's ass with a stock fenix and all i have is a quiet riot barrel. nice review

martianman0704 Saturday, March 12th, 2005 | 8:11 pm PST
you can also just drop the elbow and feed a flex squeegee through. that is very fast and you don't have to readjust the barrel :)

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