i haven't used a whole lot of brands through my sly.
but of the bonus (lol), nelsplat, midnight, procaps & jt freedoms i have shot, the freedoms w/red white & blue shell in plain white box shot the best. pretty much ball on ball when i held my hand steady.
-more quiet than most
-Colors(picky, i know)
i checked out the design of these barrels and convinced myself it was worth the investment.
man this barrel is light! it took so much weight of the front of my marker, it feels like i can just whip that thing around faster now. i use this barrel primarily when i play speedball on the weekends, so it has gotten used a lot.
this barrel, in my opinion, is AS ACCURATE AS ANY OTHER top-line barrel. when i use quality paint, properly matched i can achieve TIGHT groupings! one thing i do notice is sometimes during fast & furious play my barrel seems to unthread slightly. this thing is VERY quiet and durable. i have dived and went barrel first into many a dirt ditch or turf field only to scratch my pretty finish with no ill effects on the carbon fiber. it also does clear paint out fairly efficiently.
only real gripe is choice of bore sizes, .683 .686 .689 .692
If money is no object and you like to be different, buy it.
As far as accuracy, this barrel is as good as it gets.
It gets a 9 because of choice of bore sizes
i haven't used much else besides a sp teardrop and stock barrels but i have to say this barrel is still amazing. from the moment you open the package you can tell the quality of the product. when i picked up the barrel i was actually confused for a moment, it is so light. the looks of it are like no other. i have the camo with black backs and the fade on it is astounding. when i screwed the back into the barrel it was like butter. the sizes are clearly marked on the backs and quite easy to see. when it comes to firing it performs flawlessly and it really does clean breaks quickly like some people have said. just to add when i ordered it i didn't receive a shipping notice in a day or 2 so i emailed them. i got a personal email from Tyson(the owner) back by the end of the day apologizing for the delay and the next email i had was the shipping notice, i got the package a few days later.
Everything is of the highest quality, a must have.
For the Front and backs
-3000 PSI N2 Tank
-Full Face Head Shield
CHEAP PAINTBALLS N O T RECOMMENDED but will shoot it.
-3 Different Front Styles
-Different Front Lengths
-Cheap logo on Barrel
An awesome light barrel that shoots darts if used the right kind of paint. No barrel breaks so far and took less than 3 shots to take a wasp nest out with less than 5 inches apart of shots and around 15-20 feet away. (I don't have a steady hand) The logo could have been done better the backs and fronts are tapered so there is no friction when it moves from one to another seeming like it's just one barrel. Durable barrel that can take a medium abuse.
Dye Ultralight - about the same performance, only Sly is slightly lighter
Powerlyte Scepter - just as accurate, but Sly is WAY lighter and quieter
Freak < Sly had more accuracy and less breaks
stock Proto barrel < Sly hands down, all my problems were from the stock
olive PM5 -> ccm feedneck, cp razor drop w/ on/off, orange bolt, Sly 14" camo kit, 45/45 pure energy
i've tried everything on it from paint so old it was powder, dimpled paint, to xball gold - so long as the the paint to bore was close enough it did not cause any breaks, and except for the really badly shaped paint it still shot it out fairly accurately, and the really good paint was paint on paint accuracy.
Taper design is awesome.
None other than the coating peeling, but SLY immediately replaced it hassle-free.
when i first bought my marker i kept everything stock. but, the first time i went out and played with it i chopped and broke paint soo much with the stock barrel that i figured that ANY barrel besides the stock proto one would be better. i first looked into the Dye ultralight barrel but it did not have enough choices for backs. then, i came across the SLY carbon barrels, and although i hadnt heard about them, they seemed pretty interesting. the price was about the same if i went with the Dye, but the 200 dollars for the barrel and the backs was worth the risks of not knowing the product. as soon as i played with the barrel i could feel the difference. it was alot quieter and i have NEVER had broken paint because of the barrel. there were a couple of times that i played eye-less and if there was a break it was because of the bolt. the barrel cleaned itself out and i never had any getting stuck. i think this is because of the taper design. i go out with some friends to play and i usually take the worse of the paint, just because my marker and barrel can handle it. customer service is also so awesome, the coating of the original barrel i got started peeling, and they replaced it. i even requested for a barrel that would look similar to the one i had, and even though all of the barrel designs are one of a kind, they did their best to match what i had. ive shot really bad old paint through and i still got paint on paint accuracy up to 50 feet. for the good paint i was shooting across the field and hitting my mark pretty consistently. after shooting through this barrel it will be really hard for other barrels to compete in performance.
Awesome barrel. Ever since i bought it, i havent had any paint problems. it's worth every cent and then some.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 at 12:29 pm PST
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Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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Eclipse Shaft II and III barrels
Eclipse SL Barrel Kit
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So light it seems fragile ( seemed to upset balance of marker )
Lack of porting
I bought a used two piece Carbon Sly barrel System and tested on a stock Eg0 09. I was sorely disspointed as the first thing I noticed was the sound signature of the marker seemed ti increase tenfold. I realise poppet valve guns are loud but with a plastic barrel they sound as if you have installed a megaphone on your gun. The range also seemed to be affected too. After chronoing at 290 fps with the Shaft II stock sytem then changing to the Sly I was shooting paint 30/40 yards less. Very odd. Changed back to the Shaft and all was fine again and the gun became quieter.
A noticeable downgrade from using this barrel system was the balance of the gun was upset massivley .....an Ego is a light marker and manufactured with perfect balance...by swapping the stock to a Sly the gun semmed to left more when fired in a ramping mode and made posting more difficult.