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seankubin Wednesday, October 15th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months14 of 16 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
nothing compares. boomstick perhaps. but much closer to target.
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5 ($200)
Vertical Expansion Chamber (Male) ($30.00)
Horizontal-bottomline Palmer Stabilizer (Female) ($120)
E-grip trigger for A5 ($100)
Foam-padded Aluminum carrying case from Ebay ( $50.00)
no drop forward- no stock - no sling - no ribbons - ($0.0)
Havent tested- but I can tell you that I have a bag of yellow Wal-mart paint that broke alot. But the A5 never broke a ball. Infact, I came home one day, and my younger siblings had made a sport of shooting the paint.. finding it in the yard, and then re-shooting it. and none had broke.
Strengths: It seems to magically float paint way further than it should be allowed to hit.
Weaknesses: the barrell is meant to be semi-permament; which makes finding a cool case hard.
Review: the flatline barrell is amazing. It changes the way you think about paintball.
The back-player can put paint on the other teams back player.

turned sideways the marker throws a mean curveball. which is not as effective as I hoped, but perhaps usefull in a bunkering situation.

belive the adds- it makes a long flat trajectory. and is really accurate.

Paintballs are not bullets.
half the paint you shoot at a target will never hit it.
but the fact that the A5 can but 16+ balls per second on a target that sits at the
other side of the field makes for a deadly "artillery" or flak weapon.
up close.
when the enemy is just able to put flak on your position.
you are shooting a stream of paint at a 0 degree angle

Its only when the opponent is close enough to shoot at a 0degree angle that you might be at a slight disadvantage.

So if you are mid or back player get this barrell.

if you are front/tape. buy the boomstick.... but then you must ask yourself why you have a long gun like the A5...

If you buy both barrells- you will find that you never us the boomstick.
you will be addicted to the extra distance that the flatline gives you.
Conclusion: the first upgrade you purchase for your stock tippmann A5 should be the Flatline barrell.
10 out of 10

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