The Longbow is a two piece interchangeable barrel system that has patent pending Hardbore Finish, the smoothest, hardest barrel finish available. Bases are made out of Titanium,Stainless Steel, And Aluminum, and currently come in .684, .687 & .690 bore sizes. Tips are 10", 12", 14" & 16" and come in a variety of colors.
The Titanium Paintball Longbow Barrel System is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
14" Boomstick (Stainless), 13" Smart Parts AA, taso Pro Series 10", J&J 14" Ceramic
Low pressure black widow spider, Vigilante front reg (250 PSI). Crossfire 88 4500 screw in tank, 12 volt Revolution
Any, the barrel seems to take anything I've put through it
This barrel has taken all the paint I've put through it without breaking a ball while keeping the velocity fairly constant. It is accurate and realy light. It also gave me a few fps more over the crono when compared to the other barrels. Despite the small amount of porting it is still a quiet barrel. Very accurate too and I can crank my velocity a little higher because of the tighter crono readings.
The styling does not turn heads, but it isn't that bad either. It got mistaken on the field for an OTP. Price is on the higher side, but you get what you pay for.
I love it. It is a rock solid no nonsense barrel that is ideal for my rec. play. With both bore sizes (.684, .689) I can fit any paint I want and not worry about breaking or wild velocity problems. It keeps me shooting darts all day without fail. The Hardbore finish inside combined with the light weight titanium put this a step ahead of any other barrel I've used. I'd suggest it to anyone that can afford one.
I've used Smart Parts, WDP products, but usually broke paint. With this one, the first time i tried, paint didn't break, it seemed to have fit the barrel perfectly.
I have an LCD Angel, with Angel Air ... the usual setup, like drop forward and other accessories to keep the equipment "small" and tight.
I don't think there is any paint that won't go through this barrel, so any paint is kewl.
Well, honestly speaking, i think that the LongBow is like an affordable barrel on steroids. It's a new technology, it shoots straight, it comes in variety of colors, .. i'm no salesman, but I love the fact that it doesn't break any paint. So, in my case, knowing that even if it does break paint, the balls come out of it as if it didn't. And, because of the extra "smooth" surface that's in this barrel, it seems like it's ideal for beginners, (in my opinion).
Other then offering more colors and more length, i can't think of anything that can be considered "bad"
I recomend this barrel to novice or expert. I think you should buy it. Test it out for yourself. And if you don't like it, let us know. Buf for now I think it works better then do my Smart Part barrels.
Tippmann stock barrel, an automag stock and a 14' teardrop.
Tippmann Custom 98,14' teardrop, 20 oz. co2.
Anything, mostly, with what was provided, we used Brass Eagle Afterburner, and Zap premiums, also some PMI Bigball, all were good-decent.
Paint Variety, even with just one control bore.
I shot with this barrel on my gun before I even bought my teardrop. And at the time it was VERY impressive, even with no from piece, just the control bore, it shot a 8 inch grouping with Brass Eagle After Burner and Zap. With Bigballs, we got about a 5-6 inch spread.
What disapointed me, is after I bought my teardrop "i only shoot bigballs" I got about the same results, slightly more distance before the ball started to curve "the longbow got longer overall" and was more quite.... $120 for the longbow...usually more, and 60 usually less for a teardrop. Thats less than half the price of the longbow and about the same results.
I have nothing against this barrel, I love the look and feal, and the finish inside is awesome, but for the price, its rediculous, I know its titanium, or Stainless Steel, but come on.
This is a good barrel, but not as great as I think its made out to be, it will probably last longer than my teardrop, but, a new barrel will have come out by then anyway. If you want this barrel the main thing I will tell you is, the only advantage is the paint variety, and the fact that you can shorten or lengthen it. I give this barrel a 7, because although its great, its not that great, the price hurts it badly.
I havent found one that shoots better or worse because of the barrel, its usually bad paint that shoots crappy. Honestly though I like to shoot evils marbs and all stars, whatever is available when I am playing. I have found them to be the best in size shape consistency and performance, not to mention that rarely is a ball dimpled. I did shoot night cats though them a few times, and even those shot like arrows to my amazement, they shot even better then the pmi premiums I tried.
Lite, accurate aluminum is also cost effective
None. possibly cost, but just dont get the titanium.
Find a good paint to bore match and dont shoot $#itty paint that looks like golf balls instead of paintballs. After that all i can say is to check your velocity and you should be good to shoot whatever want (cept for oval or dimpled paint which no barrel shoots well). If the titanium too much for you get the aluminum, it goes for about $75 for a tip and back. I shoot the 10 12 and 14 inch tips and the .684 .687. 690 backs and am very happy with the performance from all of them. I do like the fact that I can shoot slightly bigger paint through smaller bores with no breaks or velocity spikes. Also, as with all barrels they do not self clean, so a few cleaner shots might help you shoot better but always have a squeegie, cuz one swipe and youll be 99% again ... just clean the porting after you get off the field. I would give it a 9.5 as no product is perfect, but its better then a 9 so ill give it a 10.
Good barrel to try. It may not be for you, or you may not like it with your marker setup. I highly reccomend it though.
Shoots through breaks
easy to put together
Well i recently got this barrel kit of a friend who did not know much about it but won it in a raffel a while back. I first Shot it then and it dramatically reduced the noise from the stock barrel. The first time i took it out to the field it worked perfect alday and when there was a break you just have to take one or two shots to clear it. Very excelent barrel in my opinion.
Shoots straight as an arrow, Truly self cleaning, Can switch out tips
None, just make sure u put an oring on it so it dosnt come unscrewed
I just started using this barrel on my ion and i must say i am ipressed. put the balls exactly where i wanted them. great for longballing becasue u still get great accuracy. i also broke 2 balls in the barrel by accidentlly firing my gun while the condom was on (like a retard). There was full shell in the barrel. i decided this is a perfect time to test the so called self cleaning (which i didnt believe). After two shots the barrel was perfectly clear with perfect accuracy on my shots. So u can pretty much play right through a break if u should get one, but if u do its your guns fault not the barrel (or yours)
Great barrel. Best one i have used so far. Definatly worth the steep price
or if Marbs aren't available:
It's titanium! I prefer backs and fronts to inserts for several reasons.
Price. If you have the money buy it!
I bought my Longbow in 2002-2003 before they came out with the SS backs. The website had limited bore sizes (only 3) and very few tip colors and sizes. I read every review there was to read about this system and could find nothing bad written about it. Too good to be true right? WRONG. Granted I was a little dissapointed after I got it because there was no way for it to live up to the hype everyone gave it.
My main selling point on the Longbow was that all the reviews said that it shot through breaks very well. It does...as well as any barrel can. The hardbore finish is amazing. Very smooth, very reflective as it says.
When I purchased the kit I bought the 3 bore kit and a 10" tip (silver). The tips that they make now have a little more character to them than the ones when they first came out. The initial tips were straight barrels with straight porting. Pretty boring, but I am not one to care about looks as long as the performace is there. The new tips have rounded ends and they kind of flip up at the end. I decided that I neded a longer tip for different styles of play and bought a black 12.5".
I just recently bought a J&J Edge kit with a Full-tilt ceramic front as a secondary kit. Some paint (all-star for example) is too big for the 3 bore sizes that I have. In this case, or in the case that I don't get as good a bore match as I'd like, I go to the edge kit and fit it to that. The edge kit is standard bore sizes, while the guys at Titabium Paintball decided to give the Longbow slightly diferent back sizes. I find that having two kits (with two different bore sized backs) is the most effective way of the best match. Plus I can choose my barrel type for type of play. I only paid $50 for the edge kit used, so I made up for the Longbow's price with that.
Note: Compare looks and performance of the Longbow to the AKA Viking or Excalibur. One of the fastest and most reliable markers on the market, yet probably one of the ugliest high-end markers out there as well.
Aside: If you play with this barrel kit in the dark, and you are ripping on your marker, you will see sparks come out of the barrel. That's the Ti at work.
Well worth the Money, but please shop around before you go out and buy it. There are plenty of good barrel kits out there and none of them are terrible. The ultimate goal is to get a good bore match, remember that.