After nineteen years of making paintball markers, you could think, " What's next?" The makers of the BushMaster SI, ProMaster SI, Panther, Puma, Bobcat, ThunderCat, AlleyCat, Desert Fox, BushMaster 2000, B2K, and the BKO bring to play the next evolution, the FREESTYLE!
The Freestyle is a new evolutionary concept marker. It is a single bore design that has many incredible features (No Sally, its not another spool valve.) The Freestyle is extremely lightweight at 1.8lbs. The marker is very small measuring less than eight inches tall from the feed tube to grip (6.5 inches from top of body to grip) and the body is 7 3/8 inches long. It is an amazingliy fast, quick whipping electro-pneumatic gun. The Freestyle is not a toy, it is a serious shooter for the serious shooter.
Among its many features, these are the top:
Paintball Detection System (aka PDS)
Illuminated Toggle On/Off Switches for operation and the PDS
Ergonomically Profiled Grip
Amazingly Fast CPS
"Cocker" barrel thread pattern
Fade anodizing in four patterns
Four-way adjustable trigger
Low Pressure operation
Low Profile Gauge
Clamping Feed Neck with 3D milling
Easy to Install 9 volt battery
Drop Forward and On/Off included
12 inch Ported Barrel
One key note of interest is the Paint Detection System (aka PDS.) Unlike most markers with a paint detection system the Indian Creek Design markers use a beam break system instead of a reflective beam system. This means no more worries about dark shelled paints or bolts. With the break beam PDS the marker will not fire is the beam is present. When a ball falls in place it breaks the beam allowing the marker to cycle. Most reflective eyes have problems with dark shelled paints and bolts due to the light being asorbed by the shell or bolt instead of being reflected back to the eye.
After nineteen years in the business you know that ICD will be here for you tomorrow should anything go wrong with your marker. Make sure to get your order in early so not to get caught up in a back order list that is surely coming.
The Indian Creek Designs Freestyle 2004 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Tippmann 98 Custom: I didnt put much money and thought into this, only had a boomstick on it so it wasn't really comparable to a freestyle
Impulse: Freestyle is a lot better, although the impulse was much better from intermediate/beginner players.
black-blue fade 04 Freestyle
Halo B Hopper
11" stock barrel
Crossfire 4500 psi low pressure tank
A new ASA
a new barrel is nice for any accuracy freaks out there but its not necessary for most players
very good stock trigger
shoots very fast
comes with PDS
Must be kept under high maintainenss
Hard to take apart and put together
The Freestyle is definitly a tournament class gun. I could sit here going on and on about how good it is but that's really just my opinion. The truth is if you're not willing to treat your gun extremely well and dont have the time to work really hard to fix things with it, it's not the gun for you. It requires a lot of time and patience to get something fixed, but once you're good with that, it's a great gun. I've had no major problems with it with the exception of having to get a new ASA because mine was broken when I bought it.
There's really nothing much to say about this gun. It's excellent if you can fix any minor problem that comes along. I don't reccomend this gun to people who haven't had past paintball gun experience. For those of you that know guns inside and out, this is the gun for you.
Blue to black 04 Freestyle
(stock ones are ok)
Haven't had a chop yet
This is a very nice gun. If you don't have to worry about air then it will probably be one of the best guns you have ever owned. It is very fast, accurate, light, and small. I think if it as a timmy mixed with a shocker (even though I really don't like smart parts). I recommend this gun to everyone who can get one.
This is a very nice gun for the price that they are going at now. It is very fast, accurate, light, and small. This gun is perfect for every player it is small for those front guys and fast for the back players (I'm a back player and I love it). There rare (well from where I live they are) everyone wants to shoot it. Over all its probably the best gun I have ever shot.
Reg is small, leads me to believe less consistency, all mental. As well a barrel Kit. Some odd reason the stock drop would not seem to work property, nor a fan of a drop so a new on and off. In fact I do not believe it has an on/off :-(
Very small, when equiped with regulator I was able to fit it in my pocket.
FSDO like any ICD, it makes it a unique gun. Of course its gas efficiency.
I believe that this gun is a very good gun. I do like the trigger, the size does make it appear light, but I think it is a bit heavy for its size. I like the easy strip down. It is not the beauty of the gun that makes it dominate.
I give it a 9, because the reg and drop where not a good choice, as well as FSDO. Can you believe they charge $70 for that reg?
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Generation 2 2004 FreeStyle (bone stock)
48/3000 Pure energy HPA
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Quite a long list actually not what I expected. See below.
trigger pull is long
PDS and on off switches too close together
Balls lob out, and drop dead after 75-100 ft
Difficult to maintain (will be expalined later)
PDS difficult to figure out
Manual is on a CD, requires a media player, Acrobat reader, and a computer which are not included, and its for a gen 1 FS not a gen 2.
We figured the factory setting would work, so we stuck a battery in, and played around with the PDS and on/off switched to figure oout how to get it to work. That took about 30 minuets. We put air and paint in it, and started shooting it. The trigger pull was a little long so we figured we'd just adjust it later. after about 20 shots, we got a barrel break. Cleaned it out, started shooting again. The balls would lob out and drop dead after 75-100 feet, which kinda sucked, but they landed right on top of eachother. after about 100 shots, we chopped in the breech. We wathed the movie on the CD on how to remove the bolt. It said, Remove the screw at the back of the gun and slide the top back part of the gun off. We do that, but the back part wont come off. So we compleatly take apart the triger frame only to find 2 screw holding to bolt thing to the frame. we take those out, and pull, it still wont come off. We just said screw it and we cleaned it the best we could with a cue tip. After that, we spent 2 hours adjusting the trigger but its just way too long of a pull.
I dont like how long the trigger pull is but its smooth.
The balls lobbing and dropping made it difficult to tell what your going to hit.
Chops quite a bit and difficult to clean. cant be field stripped