Zap Performance Series even works pretty good in this barrel.
This barrel has a nice finish and look to it. It is very light and strong. I think the muzzle brake and porting makes it look very good. I have the 12" model and the accuracy is pretty good. I'm sure the longer versions would be even more accurate but I like the way the 12" feels on my gun. The barrel rarely brakes paint. I was just firing some Zap Performance Series(horrible seams, inconsistent diameter) out of it today in 30 degree weather. At first my velocity was waaaay high and a ball broke. I turnd the velocity down considerably and after that not one broke. I should also mention that when a ball does break in it, it is very easy to clean out. One swipe with a cable squeegee does the trick. It is also very cheap. Thirty-five dollars for a barrel this good is a steal.
Accurcy is ok, but can be improved. It's not tack-driving accurate, but can easily hit a human-sized target from 30 yards away.
The shiny finish might not be good for some people, but some people might not care. I wish it would be available with a bead blasted finish.
This is a great barrel for a great price. An outstanding barrel to use as a backup, considering it's only thirty-five dollars. If you are a big woods/rec ball player consider the 16" for better accuracy. If you care more about balance and control, or play alot of speedball, get the 12 or maybe even the 14 inch model. I'll give it a rating of 9 because it's not perfect, but it's still a damn good deal.
THis barrel is really lite, it feels like it could break at any moment. It is really accurate in the 16" length. ITs also quiet so you wont get spotted when in the bush. It doesn't break balls that often, maybe 1 out of 500 paintballs.
Nothin is really bad about this barrel. Maybe they could make it in more colors, but oh well.
This barrel is really good. Its a great buy at a low price. Its comparable in noise and accuracy to the All-American and maybe the Freak. This barrel is the best barrel to upgrade to.
-- Hella light. . .I thought I was going to break it in the game!
-- Noise level. . .Noise level is alot lower than my stock barrel (compares with All American)
-- Consistancy. . .Although not the straitest shooting barrel. . .It competes with the All American. . .And shot to shot consistancy is AMAZING! I shot about 10 rounds at a 12" target from about 80' away and 6 landed within 3" of eachother. 2 missed entirly, and the last two landed VERY close to the 3" area. That's EXTREMLY good. (The temperature was in the 70's and there wasn't any wind.)
-- Add the fact that it costs $35 and you've got yourself a helluva deal!
-- It doesn't look very nice.
-- may scratch easily
Honestly, I can't think of anything else I dislike about it.
Many people think high-end tournament level Barrels are automaticly more acurate because they're popular and cost 2 or 3 times the price. Hell, I thought the same way until my cousin let me try it out for a day. He told me its the best barrel he's ever used! (he now uses and autococker and has over 3 years of experience).
So get passed the fears of economy barrels, and buy a 14" winforce because I GARANTEE you, you won't be disapointed. EVEN if you have an extra $35 layin around, order one just for the helluv it and sell it to a friend if you don't like it. . .
Overall. . .It's probably the best barrel for its price, but because no barrel is perfect. . .and because it looks stupid I'll give it a 9
this and my stock spyder sonix barrel are the only barrels i have, Im poor lol, The winforce is ten times better than the stock spyder barrel.
Spyder sonix with rear cocking and 16 inch winforce barrel
Diablo Dusk, Diablo midnight, 32 degrees team colors, Pmi premium ( DO NOT USE BRASS EAGLE PAINTBALLS, My newbie friend bought me 200 Crap eagles and they curved and broke so badly i was SOOOOO angry i felt like throwing my gun)
1- It is Extreamly accurate, I hit my friend in the shoulder from like 150 ft away
2. Very Very quite, I let my friend put it on his compact 2000 and we were playing in the woods, he shot at me 3 times and i could hardly hear it. at first i thought it was me stepping on dead leaves and branches
3. only 35 bucks!
4 dosent stick out when playing, it like dosent shine like some barrels.
the only thing ive found to be bad about it is if u have a ball break in it ( i have one about every 2000 shots using diablo dusk) you will have to clean the barrel reallllllly good becuase the little thingys at the end get paint in them and it is hard to get out, no problem for my 4 disk, 30 inch squegee though
This barrel is the best barrel you can get for 35 dollars i garentee you, i love it
all stars have worked very well, also i used PMI premiums at a rec field and they shot flawlessly all day.
this barrel looks really cool. It is almost unbelievable the first time you hold it, how light it really is; it feels like air. this is not true of all, my friend just got one and it was about 3 times the weight, it was obviously a slightly different model; much thicker metal. Shoots well, shoots accurately, and it is really quite quiet.
you gotta be real careful which direction you squeegee it. ALWAYS squeegee from the muzzle to the threaded end; otherwise, all the paint from the rest of the barrel comes out the porting and muzzle break when you pull thru. if you go from the tip to the base, it's fine, a lot less paint comes out and clogs the porting.
you feel like you're gonna break the dang thing... it's just that light. but i haven't had any problems yet, i know that aluminum is very rigid and doesn't bend easily... from experience making my custom stock out of 1/8" by 1-1/4" aluminum bar, without proper bending equipment...
good barrel, really cheap in comparison to some. buy it or i'll smack you.
Small bore paint works well, although I haven't tried any larger bore.
I'm on a low budget, so this is a great upgrade for me. The accuracy increased a great deal from my stock, which I knew was going to happen.
The first day I played with it, I got a kill from about 20 feet. We were playing Sniper, and one of the "Snipers" ambushed my team. He must have wasted 150 rounds into our general area. One man drew fire as I toasted lit the man up, popped one paintball over his bunker, right onto his hopper.
He used 150 rounds : I used 10.
~Can toast the guys with $60+ barrels
Nothing really. I love the barrel. May scratch easily, but I haven't done so yet.
It's dark, but for REC ball, it's exactly what I need.
All the before mentioned factors are what makes it a inexpensive, accurate, rockin' barrel.
Diablo's, does not matter which, all Diablo's are good IMHO
Its a nice barrel, if you play out in the woods its non-shinyness makes it good for not reflecting light and giving you away. I had the 16" one and it shot just so great, but nothing out performs a Dye Boomstick. So i gave it to my friend. The price is nice also, got it for $34
Its ugly for one. The ports could be about 1mm bigger.
Its a nice barrel overall, but the cosmetics could be a bit better. I enjoyed this barrel alot, but the bigger and better products always win over the econ. products.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 2:10 am PST
spyder shutter dye boomstick 16" mako storm chrome coming soon (in the mail)
Its pretty acurate its worth the money. But if you are a serious player and can afford one buy a boomstick. I couldn't tell that much difference between it and the stock barrel though.
Not really anthing bad about it
I thought it was pretty good until I bought the boomstick. Once you've used the boomstick you won't think this is that great, only guns don't matter that much its the player behind the gun the matters. I just bought it because I heard the stock barel sucked on a shutter so I just got a cheap cool looking barrel. Man this 100 words thing really sucks. dfj;lk aldkhj lkjflkgj klgkl ajdfg;lk asdflgk alkdg; ladjgl; a;dgja;dlg jldkg jdfg fg f gfg f fdh hj yg df fhgy sdtf er dfy rftd yu g