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HattoRJ Monday, August 4th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 32 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
X-cel,Boomstick, numerious others
Marker Setup: X-Mag LX
4500-68ci Flatline
Warp feed
Egg2 (on order)
Shocktech long drop
Longbow barrel
Recommended
Paintballs:
Zap-Chronic,tourney
Draxxas, all types
Strengths: It will shoot out well if you break, adds a nice balance to the marker.
Weaknesses: Expensive. Over blown performance hype
Review: Disclaimer: I have the Stainless Steel version with all three back sizes.
Ok I do LIKE the barrel but I do NOT love the barrel.
Yes it does have good accuracy.
Yes it does have a controlled reliable range even with odd size paint.
It does shoot out good after a mid barrel break.

It how ever is extremely overpriced. $229.00 for 1 barrel and 3 SS backs+ shipping.
I don't fell that I got $229.00 of quality and performance out of it. I purchased it because alot of people on all the web sites were selling there kits to try and get the Longbow. Fair enough.
Being stationed in England it is very hard to try a product out before buying it. I called the company and made an order. It arrived 3 weeks later all banged up and corrosion on one of the backs. The barrel was in a poor state of condition even if it would have been used, but it was new (kinda).
I called the company explained my concern and got the feeling that I was being called a liar. I sent the barrel back (at my expense) and waited 3 more weeks for a replacement. New set gets here and only 1 nick to be seen, on the black tip (again charged for shipping).
Fed up with the poor customer service I decided not to call and complain. In the end I got a new-er barrel was charged $30.00 overall shipping and paid too much for a tip with 3 backs.
Barrel Quality was good (2nd time around anyway) not great, for $229.00 anyway.
Customer service was very poor during the whole transaction and I would not recommend buying the barrel new ( at least from the company ).
Conclusion: Overall the BARREL system is good not great. It does not full fill the hype around it. The titanium backs may be a whole other story, but I just will not ever deal with the company again.
Very little value for money on the stainless steel version.
Barrel system quality 4
customer service 0
Rating:
4 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, August 9th, 2003 at 7:35 am PST
 

Review Comments
AyanamiRei Sunday, December 7th, 2003 | 6:15 pm PST
lol its the best barrel out there, did u expect it to be 9.99 at wal-mart or something?

i agree their customer service is pure crap and the barrels dont come with a case, but the things the smoothest barrel out there

well, now that u've used 229.99 (which u should not complain, u have a friggin x-mag u lucky bum!) you can boast that u have the best barrel kit out there
Last edited on Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 at 3:43 pm PST
   

Arclueng Thursday, May 6th, 2004 | 5:29 pm PST
If you notice at the top this is for the titanium system...SS reviews really shouldn't be here.
   

Spartan 2 Friday, June 4th, 2004 | 8:21 am PST
Actually this is the place for all the Longbow reviews. It said Titanium paintball Longbow barrel system. The name of the company is titanium paintball, they did not specify it had the be the Ti version of the barrel. Plus the SS, alum, and Ti perform the SAME
   

Azmodon Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 | 1:40 pm PST
I was about to laugh at AyanamiRei for pretty much everything he said... but then I saw the date... and yeah... maybe in 2003 it was the best, who knows, sure isn't anymore :P
   

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