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Number of Reviews: 4
Average Rating: 8.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $40

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This valve will increase your guns efficiency, while reducing your spring pressure so you can also reduce your cycling pressure. Technical information: Reccommended Input Pressure - 320 psi; Shots Per 68ci 4500psi fill - 2000+
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The Free Flow Free Flow Valve is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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heffalump Thursday, December 25th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month7 of 13 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock WGP valve and springs.
Marker Setup: WGP 2002 Cocker, Freeflow Rhythm body, Freeflow valve and springs, Worr Blade, Nylonatron bolt, MicroRock, Shocktech RAM, Halo B, Smartparts Freak, BlackMagic inline reg, PE 88/4500 and Crossfire 68/4500.
Strengths: The stainless looks nicer than the stock valve.
Weaknesses: The valve itself adds little to no valve.
Review: I got the Freeflow valve and springs with my Freeflow Rhythm body. I also have stock WGP valve and springs from a stock 2002 WGP cocker.

On the Freeflow Rhythm using the Freeflow Valve and springs, I was consistently getting 1700 shots on my 88/4500 (filled to 4000 psi)with about 2000 PSI left in the tank. It is slightly more efficient than my stock cocker which consistently gave me about 1300 shots on the same tank and same 2000 PSI left on the tank.

At first, it appears as if the Freeflow valve and springs, and the Freeflow Rhythm gave me 400 more shots with the same amount of air consumption compared to the stock WGP cocker.

Then I took out the Freeflow Valve and springs and compared them to the stock WGP valve and springs. It was virtually identical in every way except for the different metal alloy. Other than the color of the metal, I could not tell with the naked eye any difference between the Freevflow valve and the stock WGP valve. The stock WGP valve was brassy while the Freeflow valve was made of stainless steel. The spring tension were the only thing different.

I installed the stock WGP valve in the Freeflow Rhythm and other than that, everything else on the Rhythm was exactly the same as before. Much to my surprise, the stock WGP valve gave me almost exactly the same number of shots using the same amount of air as before.

It seemed that the Freeflow valve itself was not responsible for any additional efficiency. I hypothesized that the springs made the difference. To test this theory, I installed the Freeflow valve in the 2002 stock WGP cocker using the stock valve spring and main spring. The result is that I got the same number of shots using the same amount of air as the stock WGP cocker and stock internals.

To make the experiments more consistent, I used PMI Bigball with a Freak System using the .687 insert.

After two weeks of experimentation, I think I have conclusively proven that the increased efficiency of the Freeflow valve and springs were do to the $3 Freeflow springs and NOT the $40 Freeflow valve. $3 spring kit which yields about 400 additional shots is a good investment.

Make sure you get a good valve tool and becareful when you remove the valve to install the valve spring.

You can order the Freeflow valve spring and main spring kit from Professional Paintball Supplies for $3.00 + shipping. It comes with two sets of valve and main springs. I used the darker valve spring and main spring for this experiment.
Conclusion: After two weeks of experimentation, I think I have conclusively proven that the increased efficiency of the Freeflow valve and springs were do to the $3 Freeflow springs and NOT the $40 Freeflow valve.
Rating:
5 out of 10
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CockerKid09 Saturday, November 29th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Shocktech 3:16 Rat valve, and stock valve
Marker Setup: Wow its to crazy to type, but i have all FreeFlow internals and a Superfly bolt for the internals.......
Strengths: Low Cocking pressure
Consistency
Accuracy
Efficiency
Weaknesses: Slightly higher input pressure then id like
Other then that nothing, (personal preference)
Review: I ordered this valve and the internals strait from ethan at Freeflow and got them in about a week... i took them out of the box and just staired (ahah yea im a loser like that) then i tore my cocker apart and installed the internals.. couldnt see a dramatic change in anything right after i put them in except that the hammer weight was a little more then stocks, but after a few games and a few tanks.... WOW ..... now the valve and internals are set and all my pressures are set. They work great and im shooting 280 fps at 320 psi input, my cocking pressure is somewhere around 40-50 psi. I get about hmmmm 1000 shots out of my tank. I am very pleased with this purchase.
Conclusion: This valve is great, i used to run a Shocktech valve in my cocker and that i had running at 200 psi input and about the same cocking pressure, needless to say i like the FF valve better but yea i do have that 3:16 sitting in another cocker... Buy the FF valve you wont be let down.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, November 29th, 2003 at 1:00 pm PST
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ballsinyourface Thursday, November 4th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
6 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Nothing else compares.....
Marker Setup: FreeFlow Team Trauma Millenium
Crossfire 68/45k
Everything FreeFlow except the E-blade and Palmer Microrock LPR
Strengths: - Great performance
- Not a bad price
Weaknesses: - Absolutely nothing that I can think of
Review: The valve came in my FreeFlow, which was actually purchased and assembled by them as a whole rather than piecemeal. When my tank is filled to 3000psi, I can shoot my hopper and approx 4 pods and still have about 1900 pounds of air left, which equals *roughly* 750 shots per 1000psi ... pretty daggone good! As a comparison a teammate of mine took out my FreeFlow valve and put the stock valve from his E-Orracle in my gun, uh oh .... air consumption with a 3k fill rose to a hopper and four pods with only 1200 pounds of air left .... There is no comparison. Everything FreeFlow makes is top of the line custom performance products.
Conclusion: Buy one if you are looking to replace your valve ... you will never be unhappy with anything that FreeFlow makes.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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RobVsWorld Thursday, April 1st, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
None.
Marker Setup: Autococker w/ FBM spiky gothic body, freeflow valve, worrblade kit, freak kit, BM reg and cocking rod, shocktech drop and gas port, 15 * ASA and chokechain feedneck.

a-5 w/ double trigger, response trig, and flatline.

BE tigershark and Zeus G2.
Strengths: Nice imput pressure and INCREDIBLE consistency and effieciency.
Weaknesses: None that I've seen as of yet.
Review: I bought this thing a little while ago. Contrary to what some may think, this valve resembles most other valves due to the fact that all valves look like essentially the same thing, though they are not. From what I've seen, the springs on this thing are wicked light and this amounts for incredible consistency and gas effiecience. I got 200 more shots off a 68/3000 tank. Go out and buy this valve. It's incredible.

And just so you know, this valve will lower your cocking pressue, NOT your imput pressure.
Conclusion: I love this valve. It has incredible consistency and efficiency. Buy one...now...:P
Rating:
9 out of 10
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