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Number of Reviews: 2
Average Rating: 10.0 / 10
Manufacturer Website: N/A
Suggested Retail Price: $15

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Tek-Liners are adhesive backed padding that are pre-cut for the user to apply to the inside of your hopper. They will effectively silence the sound of your paintballs in your hopper. This product will help help any player add a layer of stealth to their game.

Currently available for the X7 Hopper, A-5 Hopper, & Ricochet R5 Hopper.

"It removes one more worry while on the field and may give players the advantage they are looking for." - shartly

"This hopper padding is a must have, for anyone who uses stealth as a major factor in their playing style." - KRA SHARPSHOOTER

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The Tek-Liner 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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KRASHARPSHOOTER Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Marker Setup: * Tippmann A-5 *Polished Internals*
* Dogleg Air Thru Stock w/Horizontal Forgrip
* 12" C-Series Barrel w/Apex Tip on Apex Adapter
* Special Ops Flattop Rail
* NcSTAR Tactical 4 Reticle Red Dot Holo Sight
* Response Trigger
* X7 Hopper w/modified Quick Release
* Tippmann Cyclone Complete Upgrade Kit:
* - Cyclone Feed Metal Upgrade Set
* - Cyclone Feed Piston Rod
* - Cyclone Feed Quick Exhaust Piston Housing
* - Cyclone Feed Soft Paddles
* Techie Hopper Padding
Opsgear Remote Hose with Check Valve
Blackcell MOLLE Pod Pack - Blackcell 2+1 Pod Holder (x2)
Opsgear CO2/Compressed Air Tank Pouch
JT Pro Shield Spectra Mask
Strengths: Quiets 90% of your balls rattling!
Easy Installation!
Will not come loose!
Water Resistant!
Weaknesses: I don't see this as a weakness, but you will lose ball capacity.
Review: Well, I started out by laying the pieces out on the table and disassembling the hopper. I layed out the pieces inside the hopper so I knew where all of them would go. There are only two pieces that are the same size so it was really easy to figure out where they all went. Assembly is very strait forward; it's just peal & stick. The first time you attempt to stick one in might be a bit tricky, but the rest of them should be really easy.

I have the X7 modified Quick Release mod on my hopper lid, so I had to take an Exacto knife and trim off a little bit of the padding. Nothing to serious, just 1/8 of an inch & it all cut off really smooth.

I was very impressed that all my pieces were cut very precisely and they fit together perfectly without any gaps. I found that if it didn't fit together correctly I had warped or stretched a piece and readgusting that piece would fix the problem.

Premodded, my hopper could hold 206 balls, after adding the padding I lost the space of 30 balls. I find the trade off of ball space for padding just fine. I usually shoot a max of 150 balls per game, so I can dump in a new pod(I use 140 round pods) after the game and be ready to go.

When you're playing a game you will not here your balls rattling at all if the hopper is over 1/2 full. If the hopper is 1/3 to 1/2 full you can only here it if your running, but your oponents will here you running long before they here your balls rattling. If your hopper is less than 1/3 full it can be heard if you move it sudenly, but you're safe at a normal walking pace.

If you have other gear on, such as a pod pack/pouch, or other gear that makes noise, others will hear that noise before they hear your hopper. So on the run, it might not make a big difference, but if your stalking someone, or rotating your marker around a tree, your hopper will no longer give you away.

Filling the hopper is a lot quieter with the padding as well. It dampens a lot of the noise when dumping a pod of paint into the hopper.

You can wash the hopper using regular water without any adverse effects to your padding.
Conclusion: This hopper padding is a must have, for anyone who uses stealth as a major factor in their playing style.
10 out of 10
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techietaichi Thursday, September 25th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
I've not seen any other products like this on the open market as I'M the designer of these Tek-Liners.
Marker Setup: TIPPMANN 98C
Trinity Raised Sight Rail w/side-mounts
TIPPMANN Fixed Wire Combat Stock
Hero Arms AK-47 Metal Drum Mag
Tiberius Arms Side Tac Rails x 3
BossMan 98C mag-well x 2
LAPCO M98 Cocking Knob
UTG Tri-rail Sight Mount
TechT Squishy Paddles
ATC-1000 Video Cam
Jing Gong AK-47 Mag
TechT Lightning Rod
BSA Red-Dot Scope
Ricochet R5 Hopper
BT Folding Foregrip
Polished Internals
DYE Sticky Grip
Cyclone Feed
Star-Fire Bolt
R5 Tek-Liner
Strengths: 1. Ease of application
2. Liquid Repellancy
3. Sufficient Thickness of material
Weaknesses: Not really a weakness, but there's no instructions. You don't need 'em.
Review: I created this liner as a way to silence the sound that normally emanates from select Cyclone Feed hoppers. Namely the R5 Ricochet, the X7 Low-pro and the A5 stock. Another value was to add sufficient padding that would also thwart any ball breakage within these hoppers. I kept in mind some key features, that being 1. EASE OF APPLICATION - It's self adhesive and there is no need to fuss with sprays. Peel and stick and away you go! 2. LIQUID REPELLANCY - I made sure that there would be no problem cleaning these liners WITHOUT removal. It will not soak up ANY liquids whatsoever. When this was in the development stages, one of my field testers from the TIPPMANN Forums actually put the liner in a bag with some paintballs and mashed it all up with a baseball bat. That's right, a bat and let it sit for something like 30 hours. He washed it out without any real effort using tap water, no soap. Not a drop soaked in as I intended. 3. SUFFICIENT THICKNESS OF MATERIAL - There are of course varying sizes of the material I use, but 1/8" was on the money. The trade off of 25-30 balls lost in capacity compared to the benefit that my liners provide is worth the money and so say my 15 field testers from TIPPMANN Forums, 98OG and A5OG and the many customers I've had in the last couple of months. If stealth is part of your play style, which everyone does on any given day, my liners will "up" your game.
Conclusion: If you're a woodsballer/scenario player, my liners will undoubtedly help and I'm not just saying that because I'm trying to make some dough. I believe in my product and slowly but surely, other players are catching on. How many times have people picked you out because your paint shifted in the hopper? How many times, just before you get an elimination, your paint shifts and alerts your intended victim? How many times has paint broken within your hopper that ultimately takes you out of the round so you have to clean it out to regain the sure shots you had just before it did? My liners will stop these troublesome issues.
10 out of 10
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