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Old 03-21-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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Remote Recommendation for Alpha Black and Pure Energy 20oz

Long time lurker, first time poster.
First off, I gotta say this forum has been one of the biggest reasons for purchasing my first marker.

I had a $150 Walmart gift card so I decided to take the plunge. I saw that the Alpha Black Tactical Edition (which is essentially a 98 Custom) sold for $129 so I bought that along with 20oz Pure Energy CO2 tank (w/ repeater). I found out that without a remote the whole setup can be a bit heavy.

Can you PB gurus out there recommend a remote that will fit (without any meddling) my particular setup?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:04 AM   #2
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I believe most remotes are universal affairs, where the remote includes an adapter for your ASA so you can plug in the remote coil, and the remote coil itself, which has a cap on the other end so you can screw in your bottle and activate it with the top pin-activation screw. Most are coiled lines nowadays, as far as I know.

Some remotes come with a slide-check, which allows you to de-gas your marker instantly with a sliding mechanism on the coil connection to the ASA.

I personally use a Trinity remote coil with a slide check. It does its job well, and I got it for about $45. I definitely love the slide check, so I'd recommend a coil with a slide-check. You can get a cover for your remote as well, to prevent tangling and getting caught up in brush or whatever.

Here's some more info here: http://www.pbreview.com/forums/showt...hreadid=168712

And a list of reviews for a few, so you can get a basic idea: http://www.pbreview.com/products/cat/71/

GRAYEDIT: You probably won't ever have to worry about this, but still a word of caution. Do not use a remote if you're using an anti-siphon CO2 tank. Your CO2 tank in all likelihood is normal. Anti-siphoning is a mod for CO2 tanks that makes it harder for liquid CO2 to enter a marker, and is an option for avid CO2 users with higher-end markers. Using a remote with an anti-siphon tank reverses the purpose and causes a siphon, which is bad. Again, you probably never have to worry about this. It's just a standard warning with remote users.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:59 AM   #3
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i just bought the remote from specialopspaintball.com that comes with a slide check. i've had no trouble with it so far. i did read up on remotes before hand and found that some of them leak or rupture at some point.

the slide check is a very cool option. i think the most important part of a remote is what you use to carry the tank. from specialops again i have the tac belt with molle upgrade with the tank pouch mounted on the back. it fits nice and snug and only swings a bit while running. all the specialops gear is top notch quality from what i've seen. reminds me of all the load bearing gear i used in the army.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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Just my experience so far.

I bought the Alpha Black Tactical (ABT) online, came complete with remote, hopper, mask, and belt.

I tried using the remote on 2 different occasions. Both times after the first few shots, the line froze up. Now, the temperature outside was barely pushing 60 degrees F. And I was using CO2. Both I have been told are bad combinations.

Of course this problem shouldn't exist once the weather warms up, but I will be looking into getting a HPA tank as soon as I can.

Summary: CO2, Cold Weather, and Remote Line don't mix with the ABT.
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Old 03-22-2010, 12:31 PM   #5
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Ive been using my 32* remote for 6 years and the only issue I have had is the slidecheck wore out. I have played in temps from around 50* to over 100* and never had an issue with co2 freezing, even at high rates of fire.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:17 PM   #6
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A Heavy Remote line without a slide check valve (some here have not had problems with them but my experience with many and all my teammates and everyone I play with has problems with them). Don't get a micro line.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:11 PM   #7
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Most of what needs to be said has been said already.

I just want to point out that you should not skimp out on a mask if your buying your first setup. If you can't see you aren't gonna be able to shoot anybody and not shooting people isn't fun. JT makes great goggles, but try them on before you buy them and make sure to buy a double pane thermal lens.

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Old 03-22-2010, 04:22 PM   #8
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to run a remote your going to need a vest, or a harness that has a pouch for the tank.

I <3 my remote though ,its a coiled except I have 2 on/offs on it Tee'd off so I can hook it to 2 tanks at one time. However the best part is the pro quick disconnect. It uses a different style quick disconnect nipple on the adapter that screws into the gun, and the remote has a button on it that you press releasing the remote from the adapter but without depressurizing the remote.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:33 AM   #9
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Ive been using my 32* remote for 6 years and the only issue I have had is the slidecheck wore out. I have played in temps from around 50* to over 100* and never had an issue with co2 freezing, even at high rates of fire.
Wonder if it's just the type of remote line I'm using then.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:54 PM   #10
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:26 PM   #11
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Not bad, I run about the same setup but with duel 48oz Co2 tanks.
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