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Art Minnick Sunday, August 3rd, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months7 of 10 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
16 inch tru-flight thunder pig
Marker Setup: 21'' cmi thunder pig e99 with a 12v vl revolution
strong paintballs such as evil paintballs or pmi big ball
Strengths: it is ridiculously long . It has incredible accuracy w/ evil paint
Weaknesses: any balls except top of the line the balls will break a lot.
Review: This barrel is tempting to buy because of it's extreme length but like I said I understand why a lot of people are giving this a bad review and if you can/do get good paint then this is the best spyder barrel That you can get for the money or maybe just the best period.
Conclusion: Actually I was wrong the reason balls break in the barrel is because if you shoot too fast
with the 21 inch that I have the problem is that when you fire too fast, once you fire a ball and another one drops in and you fire the first ball is still in the barrel and the Co2 is creating a back pressure which makes the ball break. I will admit you need to use good paint but not top of the line, so spend five bucks more on paint and don't fire as fast and it is a good barrel and probably the most accurate. SO ALL YOU IDIOTS STOP BAD MOUTHING THIS BARREL.
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 at 2:27 pm PST

Review Comments
megabork Friday, November 28th, 2003 | 10:09 pm PST
tm must have been the problem

DirtyErnie Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 | 7:09 pm PST
there is NO WAY you're going to have two balls in the barrel at once under normal firing.

balls move up to 300 fps.
10 balls per second = 30 feet between balls
15 balls per second = 20 feet between balls

your barrel is between 10 and 15 INCHES

c'mon. simple physics, simple math. your balls break for other reasons.

samx Wednesday, May 26th, 2004 | 1:34 pm PST
this barrel is actually 21 inches, but it still is bad. tests have shown that the optimum barrel length for paintball is 12-14 inches, after that there is to much drag, and it takes lots of gas to push the ball out, so the range actually goes down.

Carthage Sunday, June 20th, 2004 | 10:01 pm PST
Art minnick was owned by samx and DirtyErnie.

TXtippmann Wednesday, September 15th, 2004 | 8:40 pm PST
You are an idiot for buying a 21" barrel.

Mehs Sunday, October 31st, 2004 | 9:08 pm PST
Originally posted by TXtippmann
You are an idiot for buying a 21" barrel.
You're the idiot, it can easily be a personal preference, and it is technically more accurate in closer situations, because most people aim by the tip of their barrel, even though you do lose a lot.

TXtippmann Saturday, November 20th, 2004 | 11:50 pm PST
That makes no sense. Why would you aim with the tip of your barrel? Nobody I know actually does that. You should know your gun well enough to know where you are shooting. 12"-14" has been proven to be the most accurate and efficient barrel lengths. Anything longer will slow the ball down and get in your way. If poor gas efficiency and poor mobility is a personal choice, then I guess you're right. But he is still an idiot for doing so.

4skins23 Saturday, May 7th, 2005 | 5:13 pm PST

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