New from Tribal Paintball are the Tribal Stix paintball barrels and barrel kits. These barrels are the lightest on the market weighing only 3.8 oz for a 12" that's 4 ounces lighter than the DYE Ultralite Barrel which sells for $90! Don't let the great price fool you, every inch of these barrels have been designed to perform.
The 4.25" control bore back is the perfect length. Not too long which put added friction and stress on a paintball along with wastes air, and not to short to where your velocity is jumpy. These Barrels have a super smooth micro honed internal bore, which have been painstakingly polished to a slick mirror finish. The super slick finish ensures a easy shoot threw to clean the barrel if you do chop a ball so you don't have to reach for your squeegee. This finish will never wear off like other Teflon or ceramic barrels.
Its 4.5" of 4 line by 28 hole porting configuration has been developed and tested over the past year for maximum effectiveness. Accuracy, gas efficiency, and stealth have all been maximized in the Tribal Stix barrels and barrel kits. What does this mean for you? The Tribal Stix will help your paintball break on target and not in your barrel. Even the slightly larger paintballs which would typically break inside a longer back barrel will slide right though the Tribal Stix. Currently available for Spyder, Autococker, Tippmann A5 and Custom 98 threaded paintball markers. Buy One Today you won't be disappointed!
4 ounces less then the Dye Ultralite Barrel!
4.25" Control Bore Barrel Back at .689
4 x 28 Port Configuration Yields optimal gas efficiency and low noise
Hard Anodized for Durability
Easy Shoot Through Cleaning
Laser Engraved for Good Looks and Quick Identification
O-rings installed to insure perfect alignment and fit every time.
Interchangeable Tips and Backs
The Tribal Paintball Tribal Stix Barrels are older, so while they may be available used and in a few cases new, they are not commonly available anymore.
My first gun was a tippmann 68 Special if that tells you how long i have been playing. I have use tons of barrels thought the years including, Smart Parts original All american, Smart Parts AA Stainless and Brass barrels (all discontinued) , Lapco Big Shots, dye boomstick for older barrels to, JJ Ceramic, Redz Pepper Stick, Matchstick Barrel kit, and a DYE ultra lit barrel.
Currently have 3 guns, there all top notch so there is really no after market stuff out there for it.
Custom Karnivior with E2, boomstick barrel
Angel 1 with Angel Small Bore Barrel Kit
96 Ego w/ Maniac Orange w/Tribal Stix barrel
I usually stick with Marb or Evil. Its a 689 bore so most paint will work.
Light, Quiet, Accurate, Cheap
I have had a lot of barrels throughout the years and luckly my job allows me to buy any PB stuff I want, so I picked this barrel up locally. For $40 you can't go wrong. Its quiet , light and accurate. I like it better than the JJ because its 2 piece and their is no chance the Teflon will wear out inside the barrel (problem with the JJs). They advertise the Tribal Stix as being lighter then the DYE UL., so the store weighed them on their CO2 scale and the Tribal Stix was lighter. I have an original Dye Boomstick from about 7 years back. I wouldn't trade the boomstock for the world (its now discontinued). But I think the Dye UL barrel is severely over rated, especially now that the Tribal stix is lighter.
Shot for shot the tribal stix was accurate and consistent. I keep it on my Ego because it really looks good against the orange but, its a really a performer. I like it better than the Ego Stock Barrel.
I think its the lightest barrel on the market. I wish i had a $140 titanium barrel to weigh it against. Thats the only type of barrel i haven't had. But with the cost of Titanium so high I would rather get the tribal stix and buy 2 cases of paint with the $100 I just saved.
I bought the Tribal Styx barrel (14in) for roughly $30. It's autococker threaded and comes in only a glossy black finish. The inside of the barrel is micro honed to a mirror finish. The main advertising ploy of Tribal Styx barrels is that they are lighter than the Dye Ultralight barrel. By all means they actually are! When compared directly to a 14in Ultralite multiple players felt that the Tribal Styx was lighter. It is also pretty much identical to the Ultralite in the Accuracy area as well. Granted it won't ever be as accurate as a kit with multiple bore options but for a two piece barrel that's lighter than Ultralite and is pretty much on par with it but for 1/3 the price tag, why not, right?
*Note that I only give it a 9 out of 10 because there is only one size bore back to choose from. If a kit were made, I'd buy it in a heartbeat and give it an 11*
Buy this barrel if you want the feel and accuracy of a Dye Ultralight but the price of a J&J Ceramic. Hands down the best bang for your buck.
stock ego barrel
cp 1 piece
cp 2 piece
Timmy 2k5 lasoya
new designz rollin trigger
tribal stix 14in barrel
balls that are not over .689 bore
lightest barrel in market
Only .689 bore
only 1 color
that was my first expression to the barrel
taking it out of its container, i could not feel a thing, seeing how light it was.
Once i put it on my timmy lasoya, i load my loader with 6 months old crappy, brittle paint and took it outside. Not only i shot bad paint through my barrel, it was also snowing outside with cold weather. I started shooting, and still I was amazed, i was shooting ropes with it, and with 4 cases of paint, not one chop! i couldn't believe it, especially when the bore size is .689, not to mention it was cold and snowing outside and using very brittle paint. i was literally jumping up and down, oh so happy, with this barrel. lol With 30$, this barrel is an absolute steal. Ive used ultralite, freak, and cp barrels. And I must say, the tribal stix can face these high-end barrels. yes, i am comparing the tribal stix and the freak to an overall performance. I love my new barrel! LOVE IT!
with the price, you can't go wrong. Again, this is an absolute steal. I would recommend this barrel to any player in a budget and needs a new barrel. If you have the chance, i would also recommend the 1 piece cp barrel, since it's same price and has a bigger bore. Even if you can afford 150$ freak kit, i would still go with the tribal stix. trust me it would save you the money.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 8:44 am PST