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:
Kaner, Stocks on PIRANHA and BKO (bad stocks), 1 Peice SS Boomy.
'04 Red BKO...
12 Inch Freak with red AA front.
WGP Torpedo Drop with ON/OFF
Smart Parts black Q-Lock No-Rise
Any...Thats what you buy the barrel for.
Well I originally got this barrel for my PIRANHA as a FREAK JR. Later, I stuck an adapter on it, busted out a new front, and put in on my BKO. Now I guess it is a REAL FREAK because the back is the same (performancewise) as the real thing and EVERYONE (almost) has an AA FRONT. So here is my PRO-CON LIST.
Bore changing: What more can I say? The inserts let you adapt to what paint you happen to be shooting that day: Especially usefull to the thrifty player like myself and buy whatever paint is on sale. Never worry about Paint-barrel matches again.
Custom: Now if you can afford it, just get a back for each one of your guns (instead of an adapter) and a front to match color and change length...very sexy.
Performance: Due to the unsurpassed porting in the AA and FREAK (teardrop) fronts combined with paint matching, this thing shoots perfect. Even after a ball break, the AA and FREAK fronts perform very well. The FREAK JR. front is another story...
Looks: Looks great, especially with a SS back and a FREAK front.
Price: If you can't afford the real deal, then the FREAK JR. is always there, but the actual FREAK is better, not because of the back because they are the same apart from looks, but the AA and FREAK fronts are better.
Custom: This might fall under price, but if you want customization, it WILL cost you.
One or more...: After you get about 2 or more breaks, you are gonna have a lot of problems. It will only clean after only one break...
Great kit. You can start out small and build up. Or, just get the inserts you want, because everyone knows that you won't be needing anything below a 687. Nothing is perfect, but this is pretty damn close...
9 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, January 29th, 2005 at 6:57 pm PST
if you have all the inserts, you can match any size paint but rps and evil are the most consistant and accurate
Stainless steel version is a bit heavy
Some problems with the 2 piece threads
This barrel overall is a awsome barrel but there are some weakness's. Its accurate and light and looks cool. I've used this on my impulse for 1 year and its worked perfect. a good thing about it is you can use pretty much any paint if you have all 8 inserts. this barrel is good on any gun.
If you're having problems fitting paint in your barrel, buy the kit. GOOD BARREL.
Indian Creek BKO w/ Halo-B, CP High Pressure Reg, Mitey Max Volumizer, Stock LPR, Stock Bolt, ICD Drop Forward, PMI Pure Energy 88/5000, Freak Barrel and inserts, Vapor Valve
Great Accuracy, not too loud or heavy, looks nice!
Teardrop front hard to clean ingame.
Boy, I love this Freak Barrel and inserts I use. Really, I have been nothing but impressed, and it even works much better than my J&J 2 piece ceramic. At fields it is too hard (with "field paint only" in so many places) to pick and chose your paint for the bore of your barrel, and who wants to buy 3 seperate barrels and adjust to how they all shoot?
This barrel system is pricey, but it is good working. I'd just suggest the All American front for more easy cleaning over the teardrop that is harder to squeegee toward the end. Not sure if it affects performance after a ball break though. The teardrop looks nicer ;)
Paint to barrel matching of bore size is huge, and it will improve your accuracy greatly if you do it. Also, I experience hardly ANY ball breaks with this barrel kit (and if I do they are marker problem related at least!)
Buy It Now!!! (or at least a similar system that allows you to match bore sizes if you don't like Smart Parts because of all those lawsuits hehe) ....can you tell I own a BKO hehe
2k2 cocker, kapp fat ram, rock lpr, bomb 3 way, shocktech hinge, 12" freak kit, dye stickys, and a prefect drop. ACI Bulldog III 68/3k
just have to know the size of your paint
great barrel for anyone that has the 200$ to fork over. but i got mine for $100. love how it looks on my cocker. like the extra inserts. only bad this is if you dont know what size paint you are using and you go out in a game with the wrong bore size. you might as well leave the game the first time you break paint.
over all its a good barrel. just keep the .689 insert in there and you will do fine. i give it a 10.
wide selection of bore sizes to choose from.Accuracy
inserts could be damaged if not taken care of proper
Freak kit in my book is one of the best interchangeable bore barrels on the market.Accuracy is great and any paint I want to use I can.Can't tell you about cleaning of barrel because I have not yet chopped one single ball with my Speed using the Freak.Overall well pleased with its performance.
Great kit.I would suggest shopping around for a good price.This kit should give years of performance to anyone,even if you buy a different marker.I give it 10 out of 10 because you can buy new backs for your other markers you might have laying around.
Well, it comes with so many inserts, you could shoot just about anything.
Accurate, quiet, and bore sizes.
Well, I needed a barrel kit, so I drew straws and somehow wound up with a Freak Kit. Well, although I paid 200 dollars for it, I'm pretty happy with the purchase. There are eight bore sizes in a kit, which is about four too many, but it's still nice to have so many. The porting on this barrel is really well, done, and it quiets a gun down considerably. The finish is like glass, and its really just well put together over all.
Get this barrel. Alot of people say it's inserts are flawed, but I disagree. It's accurate, quiet, and has tons of inserts.
Haven't tried anything like this but I know there are similar products out there
Spyder TL Plus
Boo Yaah E-LCD
AKALMP Lightning Bolt
AKALMP Excalibur Regulator
Shocktech Spyder LPC
Drop Forward, Folding Combat Stock, Bi-Pod
Any paintball will work
Recomend All Star or Marballizer
Multiple bore sizes
The Freak was the first barrel that I bought for my Spyder TL Plus. Since then I was so impressed by the Total Freak that I bought backs for my other Spyders, my brother's two Autocockers and my Automag. The goal of this barrel is to be accurate. So if some one tells you that this barrel is inaccurate they just don't know how to use it. Just roll a few paintballs down a bore and if it is a snug fit pop the fitting in and your good to go. Also, any type of paint will work and be pretty accurate but you need to know that one barrel isn't going to fix your aiming problems. Go for quality paint. I recommend All Star or Marballizer.
As for the durability that everyone complains about it the actual barrel is quite durable. The fittings also do their job and will not break unless you really attempt to break it. Sure, they are very light but they are stronger than you would expect.
The only problem that I first had with this barrel was when I had a break (which rarely occurs with the right bore size and mainly comes from chopping in my experience). The front end that I have is the Tear Drop. When I tried to clean it by hand it took FOREVER. I soon realized that they is a much simpler way. Now it is a big no no but its been working for me for 6+ years. Just run hot hot water inside the barrel and through the tear drops and the paint will run right out. Then get a soft cloth like the ones you find at the eye doctors and dry out the inside and get the tear drops with a tooth pick surrounded by the cloth. I then lube up the barrel with a barrel cleaner or gun oil. I recommend Cobra Snake Oil if you can find it. I've used this on all my barrels and have had no corrosion or scratches what so ever.
Price wise, it is expensive but if you have a lot of guns, not a lot of money for separate barrels, and want excellent quality this is definitely the way to go.
I just wanted to update this reviw to add that the barrel system is very very reliable. Ive had no scratches with my above cleaning method and it ensures that all that horrible oil gets out of the porting and bore inserts. Still a wonderfull product and is my only barrel that I use any more.
Excellent system. Very accurate. Some cleaning issues but not that big of a problem, try my above method, it DOES work. After years of use, still no scratches nor dents.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at 1:05 am PST
Can get Stainless Steel back and inserts and new size fronts 10-18"
The aluminum back and inserts arent very durable
You can switch out the bore size to fit the paintball you are using exactly. You can also buy fronts to switch length from 10-18". If you buy a new gun you can buy a new back and keep the fronts and inserts. The stainless steel backs and inserts are a must. The 10" front is great for speedball and the 18" is the quietest front i have ever used. There are 8 different bore sizes to fit the paintballs you are using. The barrel with a back, insert, and a front is about $110. The entire aluminum freak kit is about $180 and the stainless steel is about $210.
A definite must for any gun. A barrel makes all the difference especially this one.
~32 degrees whisper
~smart parts progressive
~smart parts FREAK 14" barrel wit teardrop front
~12v revolution hopper
20oz co2 tank
any paintballs because you can change the bore sizes of the bore sizes of this barrel.just dont use REALLY cheap paint.i use 32 degrees competition paintballs and they work really well. they hardly ever break in the barrel and shoot straight with using a freak
~front changing(so u can change the size without buying a new barrel)
~expensive (i got mine fo 125$) OUCH!
this is the best barrel i can ever ask for! it shoots straight and hardly ever causes ball breakage.some people say that this barrel is unaccurate,ha! i dont know wut their smoking cuz this is the most accurate barrel i have ever used! some people also say the inserts are to be treated with care,well (DUH!!)no one would buy a freak barrel and just not take good care of it. dont play with ta inserts and dont fiddle with the barrel every minute and theirs u will have no problem with this barrel. i also like this barrel cuz yuo can customize it alot. if u want it to be longer,just get a new front which is about 43bucks instead of buying a whole new barrel.if u get a new gun,its the same way,just get a new back wich is about 60bucks and use ur same insert and front u already have.i would recommend this to anyone that has a little bit of $$CASH$$ because this barrel is pretty expensive. i would recommend getting a 14"-16" with a teardrop front.(that setup is accurate as hell!)i dont like 18" barrels because their a little bit too long.
if u have around 130$ and u want to improve ur game ALOT, i would defently get a freak barrel as soon as you can!
THIS BARREL IS THE BEST!!!!
Shocker Turbo, Vertical Regulator, 68 4500 nitro, WG on/off Drop, Powerfeed air assist Richochet AK, Full freak Kit 10".
Any paintballs you can find.
Beautiful, extremely accurate, match paint to barrel easy
The inserts can be stepped on and bent
This is the Holy Grail of Paintball Barrel hands Down!!!! if you have two guns fine just buy backs for each and you have 7 barrels for each paintball gun. Sell your marker Fine just buy a new back for the new gun (if it has diffrent threads). If you travel alot to diff fields or your weather changes quite frequently just change inserts to fit your ball. You really can't go wrong with this barrel system, the price is not bad either I've spend about 500.00 on barrels when I changed guns or needed a barrel to fit certain paint at diff fields. Having one or two barrels really did not work well for me when it rained balls would swell a bit or when it was cold balls would shrink you know the story. After I purchased the freak system no problem!!!! If your paint matches your barrel you have better accuracy, chrono is much more accurate and this barrel is quite so it's a win win situation all around. Paintballs are to expensive to waste and this barrel waste none to little when your shooting at your foes Picture yourself with a all Weather Barrel system shooting once or twice to hit your target instead of 5 or 10 shots.
Very nice Barrel Sytem, well worth the money, it will save you money in the long run. (wasting Paintballs) and winning the game too. This is not Hype it's a Fact!!!!!