The Freak Barrel is designed to fit any paint. There are eight different full length inserts for the back of the barrel to accommodate virtually any bore size paint. You can purchase the whole kit (Freak Deluxe Barrel Kit), or you can purchase the inserts individually. You can also choose from 4 different lengths, and assorted colored fronts. Splash colors will be available in Winter 2000. The barrel comes with one insert. Standard bore sizes are listed below:
The ability to match paint sizes. At least on my AC it's very quiet.
Not as accurate as portrayed, inserts are easy to mis-shape or bend.
When I first bought this product I was fed all the hoopla about never breaking paint, about the incredible accuracy, several barrels in one. The fact is that it is not as accurate as all the hype. Now its not as bad as some, but it isn't the end all be all of barrels systems. With marbs and all-stars, which are the paints I like to use the most, I found the boomstick to be a far better barrel as far as accuracy goes. However, the freak shot blaze paint extemely well. Looking foward to trying the eViL Pipe. As far as the inserts go I thought, "what a great idea". Until they started becoming mis-shaped. This, in my opinion, is a weakness in the design. It's cleaner than a whole bunch of different backs you have to carry around, but the liability is once it's out of round it's not going to function as well. (Obviously). One of my favorite things about the barrel is how quiet it is on my AC. Getting the sneak on someone and shooting them in the side or the back is a treat. Especially, when they dont hear the ball coming at them and all you can see are these huge eyeballs in their goggles with that 'oh crap' look. That's priceless.
If your looking for a all in one system this one is pretty good if you take care of your stuff. I prefer something with better accuracy and a bit more durable as far as inserts go. As far as rating barrels never seen a 10. That would be something that never breaks paint and is spot on accurate every time. Doesn't exist.
Electronic autockcer. 2k2 cocker with eBlade, and of course a freak, and other stuff.
Any. This barrel is great.
Please read my review it is serious and not made up.
Its accurate. -- Nice porting, and also paint to barrel match is key, when u have 8 inserts it is always nice.
Its quiet -- SP is know for their quiet barrels. Being a tourney player I dont usually need a quiet barrel, but hey its nice.
It is 8 barels in one -- with this kit you can match almost all paint, to an insert that fits, therefor you will have a nice snug fit, and your shots will become more accurate.
Looks -- The barrel looks awsome.
Theres not much to say, thats bad about the freak. Maybe if you don't like the colors (although there are several colors to choose from to match almost any marker) And also some may say the price is a little step, but hye youd need 8 boomsticks to do the job of this barrel, costing in excess of 800 bucks!
I have heard a lot of talk about, :"Ultralight owns" and stuff. Dont listen, itds a bunch of milarchy. It id proven that paint/barrel match helps accuracy a lot. Because if the paint is to big it can cause a lot of ball breaks, and if the paint is too small it can cause tubulance inside the barrel. Now, I have also heard things like "Smart Parts quality sucks!" Well I have to admit, they do have a few problems, if you experience any problems with your barrel, they will refund your money or send a new one. Now folks, im just saying this to repond to those people. Obviosly every company has a few problems, but its only maybe 1 or 2 barrels in a batch of 4 or 5 hundred that may have minor defects. For crying out lopud my brother got a 32 degress barrel that fell appart on him. (the muzle break accually slip right off the barrel) So I mean its not like they can help it. So please dont diss smart parts,they make good quality products. And give me some .684 pmi premiums, and you and your ultralight .691 bore barrel with the primeums. I gurentte I will shoot better, more accuratly with my freak, and also with the tighter fit it may be a little more silent as well.
The freak system gets my vote of a 10 for style, function, and just plain ownage.
SP All American
2k2 Smart Parts IMPULSE
Full Freak Kit
Jackhammer II LPR
Demonic Strangler Low rise
CP Chrome Flame Drop
68/4500 Centerflag Tank
Anything will work... honestly
1. Extremely Accurate (With the correct bore size-explained below)
2. Fits ANY Paint
3. Looks Great
Very accurate, you will put one ball on top of the other if you can hold your marker that still. If you have a stock barrel on your marker, The Freak will improve your accuracy greatly. Even if you shoot a high end barrel (such as a DYE barrel) you will still get more bricks (kills).
There are VERY FEW problems with this barrel.
-The inserts are fragile, if you are carful with them, try and not drop them (worse is stepping on them) they will shoot straight for the rest of your paintball career.
The Freak is a wonderful barrel. You won't be sorry with it. And after using a DYE boomstick and DYE ultralite, once I switched to the Freak, I was very happy with the improved accuracy. Also, when you bore size right, you can save air (making the marker more efficient) and actually be more consistent with your velocity.
HOW TO BORE SIZE:
Bore sizing is really simple. The best way to do it is to put the paintball into the insert, and then look through the insert at a bright light (light bulb). Ideally, the insert should fit tightly enough around the insert so that there is a small amount of light on either side of the paintball. You don't want it to be too loose where the paintball is sitting in the insert with light all the way around(except where it touches the insert) or too tight, where you can see no or very little light.
Smart Parts Ion modified to feed from bottom of the gun. (-:
Empire barrel kit
Hand customized single finger trigger with single trigger guard
Apex Barrel (haven't used it yet)
JT Pro Flex 7
Something very hard so you can get an accurate tight fit without breaking on the hard front edge.
If you have multiple guns,
You only need one insert kit for all your guns.
Breaks paint with a good fit.
Innaccurate with any fit.
I was shooting Empire Engage in a 10" pattern with my Empire-7 .687 back I switched to a freak .689 larger insert and the first ball broke. I cleaned the freak out and couldn't hit a 3 foot pattern at the same range. The Freak just dosn't have any real advantages unless you have many guns. It seems nice that they have an insert in any size, but if you get a tight fit you break. So it won't do you any real good. With the junior you get three large sizes so you can't use medium or small paint anyways.
If you have at least three guns-get a lucky kit because it has inserts very different from a freak and if its bad it's probably not as bad as a freak and it has 14 inch insert/tips. I haven't used it yet but I want to.
If you have one gun go with the Empire 7 Piece kit or the Evil Pipe
DON'T GET THE J&J EDGE.
5 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 26th, 2007 at 10:14 am PST
I used a J&J ceramic and it was nice but know where close to this Freak kit!
Pirahna e-force core df with a freak jr. kit,dead on 8 stage expansion chamber,32 degrees drop foward,12 volt view loader revi.
I used a really cheap Dunahms ball called Core and I had a little trouble not breaking them,but when they didn't break they hit everything I was aiming at. Try a little better of a brand and it will dominate!
The incerts start to scrach very soon
I used a really bad and old paint through this barrel and it just inhaled it! The whole point of the incerts is that the bor on differant paint brands change and you get the most accuracy out of it if they both match. One way you can see if they match is if you put a ball into the incert and blowing on one side of the barrel. If it hesitates a little bit, that is the one you want to use. The bor of the same ball will change in differant weather conditions. When it is warm, theyget a little bigger, vice-versa.
This barrel is really great but I expected moe for the price!
2002 Vision Impulse with new designz low rise, new designz high flow valve, new designz delrin bolt, new designz titanium bolt pin, new designz slick shot ram shaft, michigan paintball outlet stainless steel rat hole hammer, new designz high volume valve cap, new designz blade trigger, dye sticky grips, eclipse solenoid optimizer, and a new designz hammer cap.
Any paint will work well, but make sure the paint is consistant in size, otherwise an insert too small can really make a mess.
-Shoots super straight
-Difficult to clean
-Inserts are fragile
-Tip Threading isn't good
-Progressive Barrel is quieter
When I first got a hold of my freak I was very excited, but I perhaps prepared myself for something that would meet my expectations. Afterall, I did spend $180 getting this barrel kit. The barrel looks awesome, can be used on most markers, and matches virtually every sized paint. It comes with a handy case aswell. It looks good, and shoots very well, but I was suprised to find out that the progressive barrel that came with my impulse shoots almost as well, and quieter. I then realized I bought the freak for looks more than performance. The inserts are really fragile, and they feel horrible when you change them in and out of the freak back.
There are a lot of faults that I have come across with my freak. I firstly noticed that my freak tip was never factory finished, and has a lot of internal damage. The barrel tip and back don't align well, and I can't seem to get the "freak" carving to match up with my marker. Sometimes I can get it to work, but it's inconsistant.
It didn't take me long to notice that cleaning this barrel on and off the field is remarkably difficult. The tip's porting doesn't shoot out the excess paint well at all, and the insert and the back seem to hold a small ring of paint that instantly get's smeared with the next shot.
When I don't break paint, it shoots amazingly, but I have to warn you, that using the wrong insert really can shatter the performance that you're going for with this barrel system.
In conclusion, the freak is a "pretty" barrel system. I was suprisingly dissapointed with it, but I strongly recommend a barrel system that allows you to match the barrel to the paint. The evil pipe is a much better product, but the freak IS still good.
I use a ION w/ a FREAK Barrel, QEV, and a clamping feedneck.
ANY. I personally use DUSK by Draxxus. They Can't Get Soft like others, and they are dead accurate.
Changable Bore Sizes
Dead on Accuracy
Cleaning is a pain, but not to bad.
I've Played with this barrel a couple of times and could tell a HUGE difference from the other barrels. I went to a scenario last week with this and was clocking em from way away. This barrel works GREAT with any gun. Most of the INaccuracy of other barrels is caused by the paintballs swelling or shrinking. Well with this, just change the inserts! But what i love about this barrel is how QUIET it is! I could be shooting at a enemy 10 yards away and them not know who's shooting!
I recommend this barrel over all the others if you have the money. You will be Glad You bought it. I also Recommend getting the All-American Front along with it. For the reason that the front is quieter, and is spiral ported for more accuracy.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 10th, 2007 at 6:24 am PST
Dye Autococker Ultralite, Freak kit,Eclipse 2, Evolution 2, 4500psi Pure Energy tank .ect....
Low quality to high quality paint.
Accurate. Various size balls can be used. The barrel can match your gun's color.
Price, it all comes down to, you get what you pay for.
If you are serious about paintball and have the funding to spend on this sort of thing, don't waste your money on anthing else, except maybe the Stiffi, which has similar performance. But not to get off track. This barrel kit covers all the bases. From cheap paint like Core which has more imperfactions, where you should use a larger bore to combat the ball from getting stuck inside the bore. To the High quality paint such as Marbilizers which I would have to say is the best quality, any way you are allowed to have a much tighter tolerance to these higher quality ones because of the improved roundness making the paint you shoot more accurate. Yes you do have to size the balls up the tigher the tolerance of the ball to the bore the better, but of course not too tight to prevent sticking or breaking.
This barrel is also very quiet because of the porting.
On a side note I have read reviews of people that have had problems removing the sleeves out of the barrel. Simply put grease on the outside of the sleeve and slide it in. When you want to take it out just stick your finger in the barrel and pull.
I would definatly buy this again but only before I wasted money on cheaper barrels, except for the Stiffy.
tested: Flatline good but not a speedball barrel
A-5 Stock Barrel: Ditch it quick, toilet paper tubes are better.
A-5 w/ response
Freak + SS Kit & 16''
I shoot DBX because its good paint for the money and the Freak barrel seems to like it.
Marbalizers seem to break in the freak though, not sure why.
Accurate Accurate Accurate.
Ive never shot a J&J or an Evil Pipe but i love the freak. I dont know what people are saying about "Kinda adds accuracy". My A-5 has stock internals at the moment and even if i shoot C02 It's accurate as hell. I practice shooting a 3 inch wide stick from 70 feet and gettin pretty dam good at it. The paint I buy is $35 for 1500 at Dicks so its nothing amazing but DBX is usually well rounded. I have a 16 in and looks long as hell but on the air ball field its perfect for those doritos because its just long enough to clear the air bunker when i hug it.( I'd suggest 12'' - 14'' because 16'' gets in the way when you play front) Its also good on the woodsball field where distance and accuracy are crucial. I admit it doesnt nearly have the distance of the flatline but you can out shoot a Flatline within 100 feet with the Freak.
I have only good things to say about the preformance, but in my oppinion your paying for the smartparts name. J&J all stars are good too and a lot cheaper.