Just the right length and drop down, no new hoses or elbows, no loctite or teflon tape needed. Just hook it up and put the stock bottom line back in! Two screws and your done. Built to live up to the reputation the gun has.
The Shocktech A-5 Relocator Bar (Drop Forward) is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
A5 , Flatline Barrel,response trigger,shocktech drop
You can use your standard bottom line
I wanted this drop for my A5 because i wanted to make it more compact .This thing is worth its wieght in diamonds,never mind gold.It fits tight ,you fit the gun tight,and is as solid as a rock,Anyone who says it wobbles at the ASA are stupid ADJUST THE SCREW ABOVE THE ASA ,problem solved.
iI your reading this ,you are considering buying one ,stop now and go buy it ,you wont be dissapointed.
32 degrees drop foward for a tippmann 98--Not near as heavy duty
Tippmann A-5 , Flatline barrel, Responce trigger, a.s.a Red dot scope, CAR 15 stock, Double trigger, Dead-on internals, Flatline battle shroud, a mil-sim M16 clip, and a shocktech relocator bar.
Fits just right
Very fast Installation
The part where you screw your tank In is slightly loose
I just got my drop foward two days ago,and I was Impressed. This bar gets your tank completely out of the way. Also If you have a collapsable stock, this bar will allow more comfort when on the smallest setting. As I mentioned above,The part where you screw In your tank Is kinda wobbly , because the screw hole is a little bit to big. But that may be just on mine and Its not to noticeable. Other than that this a great buy!
I greatly recommend this bar. Its a solid piece of metal, Looks really cool, Shortens your profile greatly and is one of the best drop foward you can find
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, May 14th, 2007 at 5:33 am PST
Tippmann A-5, R5 hopper, Egrip, JCS dual, 47ci Bulldog tank, Dead on front Grip, 14" progressive, Shocktech Relocator bar
Drops the tank a good amount..... comes with screw.
Ok so I got this because I was tired of my gun being so long. Immediately upon taking this out of the package I was very impressed with the construction and design of the product. When i started putting the bar on my gun I ran into a major problem with the screw in the base of the grip not lining up properly with the holes. I ended up taking my entire e-grip assembly apart and moving some parts to make it line up properly. Once i got this on my gun i put the asa on the bottom with the provided screw and it looked great. The only real big problem i have with this product is that the asa shakes a small amount in the bottom of the mount. I think if you were to tighten it up it would not do that at all.
I would recomend this product to anyone wanting to cut down on the length of there A-5. Or for anyone who did not wish to pay $15 for a adapter chunk of metal
8 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, February 23rd, 2006 at 10:13 am PST
Tippmann A-5 with Response Trigger
J&J 12" Ceramic Barrel
Psychoballistics Double Trigger
TechT Vortex Mod
TechT Squishy Paddles
X-7 Low Profile Hopper
Shocktech Drop Forward
PURE ENERGY HPA 72/3000
Tippmann A-5 use only
Fits A-5 nicely. No wobble when tinny screw inside that hole above ASA is adjusted (some people don't even notice that). I have heavy aluminum Pure Energy HPA tank 72cu/3000psi and Shocktech Drop Forward balances weight of A-5 well. I 've used it for 3 months and can't think of any weaknesses.
Shocktech on my A-5 (before I installed R/T)
I would recommend this product to any Tippmann A-5 owners who like to keep their tanks on markers
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 25th, 2008 at 7:52 am PST
Durability, tight/perfect fit, looks good in black
None really, it just plain gets the job done
If you have a Tippmann, I don't care what model, and you want a drop forward then this is the hot ticket. It eliminates the need for universal adapters and other crap that just add more parts and more cost. The drop forward is great for 2 things: not only does it move the weight of the gun forward to almost exactly at the trigger, but it gives more room for your shoulder/arm near the buttstock (if so equipped) for easier/quicker up-downs. This is a great piece that will hold up to abuse and do its job well. Everyone i know envies my A-5 setup and this is a key part of the ergonomics/feel.
new designes power tube
phyco bullistics star bolt
16in J & J
14in smartparts linear
20oz n 12oz CO2
32 degrees remote
Sturdy, metal, appears tough enough to handle lot of work, easy to install
Well i just was thinking about buying a new gun be desided to drop about $100 in to my a5 instead, i bought this and a power tube, i am very impressed with the quality of the product. it took me about 5 minutes to install so its an easy upgrade for anyone wanting to keep there a5 but upgrade it to a little more compact look. i like it so far
I have yet to take it in the field but an update will be here after the 27 of october, so keep reading
It leaves a split in back of grip and is wabeley at the asa adapter.
Over all its an ok anvestmant. Id recomend to spend a couple more bucks and get a mount and a different drop becouse on this drop in the front of the drop were it conects to the asa adapter its wabaly and i have tightened it as hard as i could get it. It could just be mine though. But it does give it a good balance.
Its ok but go with a different drop lke a java or trinity.
Dead On D/Trigger
Rufus Dawng Wicked Bolt
Shocktech Front grip
Looks, Balence, and Strength
I love it, but I am disappointed of itís weaknesses, especially since itís made by ShockteckÖ
You donít need any adapters, it bolts right on and comes with itís own bolt, Looks Grate, I got the silver one to match my paintjob. Very Strong, you could drop a boom on it. Balances out the tank nicely.
The biggest weakness that I have encountered so far is that The drop dose not match of perfectly with the asa adapter, there for the tank wobbles slightly, just enough to mess up your aim and drive you MAD!
Next I would have enjoyed it not being so heavy. It is the single heaviest piece on my gun.
It left a small split in my E-grip where the asa adapter used to go, so I had to rely to screw it in tight to make it g away. But after a wile the grip molded itís self to the drop so this is not a problem anymore.
Over all I would buy this again, but I would try to see if I could find a better drop first. I just hope I wonít have trouble when I get HPÖ
Allows u to get very close to your gun for a more compact feel
Adds alot of weight
This drop is overall pretty good. i have had this for a little bit over 6 months and it has definetly been worth the money. the only thing i really dont like about this is that it is quite heavy and with my setup the overall weight is about 10-15lbs......too much for me. the weight is definetly going to hurt the overall score. but i do like this because u can get closer to your gun which is great for me because i play speedball and yes i know i didnt pick i ver good choice for speedball but...w/e
Overall good...get one if u dont mind the extra weight