The Lighting Bolt Drop Forwards have been redesigned to fit both the Spyder or the standard hole configuration. They are available in 5" or 8" lengths and come in a highly polished chrome or in a hard black anodize.
The NW Paintball Products Drop Forward is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
In Yo Face Universal (much heavier)
Stock Spider drop forwards
The 8" may be to long for some expansion chambers or regulators
One of the first upgrades I put on my marker. I have the 8" and with a 20 oz tank it makes the marker very comfortable and balenced. With a 9" barrel and this setup I can hold it very close and pop up or alongside a bunker very quickly without any of the marker getting in my way. I had a 32* 03 6-stage chamber on it and had about 3/4 of and inch to spare, now with my Warmachine regulator it is about 1/2 an inch and I cannot adjust the velocity setting on my regulator with a allen wrench. I can turn it with my finger for now but I may upgrade to the 5", though I may keep the 8" just becase it works great for me now.
If you want a no frills drop forward that does it's job, get this.
For the price you can't beat it and the quality is great too.
PMI Piranha EXT Pro G3
w/ Red Bolt
DYe Ultralite .688 Barrel
Empire Reloader, Smoke
SmartParts 16oz. CO2 w/ Anti-Siphon
NW On/Off 5" Drop Forward
Palmer Male Stabalizer
Evil Valve Kit
32* Spring Kit
KAPPS Mini-Gauge 0-800PSI
Custom Shortened Trigger Pull
-perfect fit (for my setup)
I happened to find this cradle while browsing on palmers-pursuit.com. After only using the stock drop forward on my Piranha, I can say that this cradle is a drastic change. I purchased the 5" drop instead of the 8" because of my Stabilizer. The 8" goes much too forward and prevents me from being able to adjust the regulator. But the 5" is perfect for my EXT Pro. The cradle moves my tank about 1.5-2" more towards the front than my stock drop so that I can tuck my marker closer to my body.
After I screwed the cradle to my trigger frame, I then attached my tank and immediately noticed how well balanced my gun felt. As I held the trigger, I swung my gun/tank from side to side and noticed how easy it was to do so. This shows that center of balance was very close to my grip...where it should be. This makes it extremely comfortable to carry around.
I purchased my cradle with the on/off feature. There is nothing much to say about that. It does its job and it does it well. The only fallback is the price.
I am extremely pleased with my purchase. If you can find this same drop at a price you can afford, I suggest you get your hands on one as well, especially if you have a Piranha. The 5" drop feels so good. If you don't have a somewhat long reg like a Stabilizer, you might also opt for an 8".
Built to last...,quality, looks....this thing is awsome!
None really, hard to find.
This is an awsome drop, I'd say the best one I have ever used. It will fit almost any tank. It also doesn't have sharp edges to cut myself on like the flame drops. I have used alot of drops, but this one is by far the best. And the best part I got mine for $42 with and On & Off. And with this On & off I don't need a bottle o-ring. I don't know what else to say but Go and BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT. Well at least try it.
Hands down best drop! Amazing balance too. Marker feels very tight. Customer Service is excellet as well, very well rounded company.
piranha ext pro g3,,Boss bolt ,high flow pin & cupseal,20 oz anti-siphoned pure anergy co2 tank(backup) 68ci 3000psi cross fire HPa tank
electronic 2k3 trigger frame. Blade trigger. evolution 2 loader.
easier to pull the gun close to you.
works great with my piranha.
i had to get a new hose because the old one diddent fit.
i first heard of this through someone on the piranha message boards(buyPMI.com). they sugjested that if i was going to get a new drop forward this was the one to get and because they ve never let me down before. i got one. on splatattckonline.com i found the 8' one for $21.50. got it hookted it up and was amazed how much easier it was to do things like snap shoot in a game. and how much more i could pull the gun closer to myself. plus this thing just looks good. i got pleanty of complaments on the field. the only downside is that i had to get a new hose because the SS hose on my piranha diddent fit anymore. this was remedyed by just getting a macroline kit for like $11.00.
anyway great drop forward,makes the gun look sexy,reguces weight and puts it where it schould be more twords the grip,less profile. perfect 10
great drop forward,makes the gun look sexy,reguces weight and puts it where it schould be more twords the grip,less profile. easier to do things like snap shoot in games. GET THIS!
Impulse vision, LPR/tapeworm, Max Flow, 45/4500 tank, NW on and off 5" drop, dye sticky grips, Delron bolt, low rise neck, Evo 2, blade trigger, and a evil pipe kit 10"s long.
Sterdy, and nicely put together
This is the best one ive used, i dont really care about the design so i think this is the best. I would buy the set up with the on and off valve, it will help you, so you dont have to take your tank off to change your bolt or anything. And all my buds use it on there cockers, vikings, defiants, and Bushmasters, so it is known to work the best
This is a good product, and all of you out there should buy it, it is simple, but makes a big difference
Tippmann 98 Custom, Response Trigger, Lapco Bead Blasted 12" Big Shot Barrel, NW 8" Drop Forward with On/Off ASA, Revolution 12v Hopper with X Board, 12 oz Co2
Balances, Simple Appearance, Quality Built
My Tippmann 98 custom was very end heavy when I first purchased it. When I added the NW 8" Drop Forward with On/Off ASA my marker felt well balanced. This product also shortens the Tippmann quite a bit, which for most people will be a plus. The on/off asa is a great addition to my gun also. It makes it easy to just turn the on/off knob to turn the air supply on or off. You will also be able to leave the air source attached to the marker, which will probably help keep your bottle orings intact.
Excellent product for those looking to get better balance out of thier markers. Get the On/Off ASA, you won't regret it.
well i have the 5 inch spoon drop in chrome with an on/off asa. the 5 inch works nicely to balance my 48 ci tank under my gun an the chrome always looks good. the only problem i had was once in a while the asa got dirty so when you turned it on it would leak out of the little hole at the bottom. this was easily dixed by running my finger around the ring of the asa so it isnt really anything big
this is a very nice drop an i got wold definately suggest this w/ the on/off asa it is amazing and looks really nice
tippmann 98 custom with a 8in nw spoon drop forward, a 12 volt revy,and a 14in dye exel
8in is great
looks cool on my tippmann
tippmann is very short now
my tank now screw in were my forgrip is THIS THING IS AWESOME
i gave 25 bucks for it and is as long as the stock barrel
HA HA i think thats kind of funny any way it is a great drop and and it takes a beating.
i think it looks feakin sweet too.
great drop the 8in is awsome. this has to be one of the biggest drop out there.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 4th, 2003 at 7:41 pm PST
Spyder Flash, Check-it 15 degree assault block with gauge, Palmers Stabilizer, NW Drop with on/off, Check-it full force bolt with system x cocking rod, polished striker, 32 degrees turbo valve, 16" AA, 12v Revy
Very Solid Construcion
Perfect Balance (for my gun set-up anyway)
Looks pretty darn spiffy
This won't set you back a bundle, even with a on/off
No Screws...................That's all I got to say about that.
Spyder holes are not inset.
Great Drop. Local hardware store should have screws that work. Look around on the web and check out some pics of these on some markers. They look great.
2k sweet custom autococker w/ 114ci/3000 psi pure energy and a rico.
fit my big a** tank well. As you know a 114 ci tank is pretty big.
I got the 8" one, so it fit my profile pretty well.
looks nice w/ chrome
bought it w/ the on/off valve bottomline --the best, have an extra hole for a gauge.
hmm, nuthin really, wish I had a smaller tank, but w/ this drop, it doesn't relly matter.
Very good drop, might as well get the bottomline too cause it has the on/off valve. Got it a bit pricey though at my local store, but i guess it's worth it