The Zero Kick Hammer™ is most profound performance upgrade you will ever experience in a Tippmann or BT Marker. Using our patent pending MRT Technology™ we have reduced the internal moving mass of the bolt assembly by nearly half. Say goodbye to the clunky, kickin' like karate, hand-numbing, operation that you have come to expect from Tippmann style markers.
The TechT Zero Kick Hammer is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
APE Rampage Board
JCS Red Hot Power Tube
TechT Zero KIck Hammer
TechT Fang trigger
TechT Lightening Rod
TechT Squishy Paddles
Ricochet R-5 Hopper
CP 68/4500 HPA
NXe Tank Cover
Greatly reduced recoil and improved accuracy
Getting velocity back up
I have used Tippmanns for 10 years now. I love mechanical markers. I am always tinkering and playing with my Tippmanns to try and make them a little better. I decided to try the Zero Kick Hammer. The install was a breeze - take out the old one, drop in the new hammer. I shot the marker and thought something was wrong with the marker, there was NO KICK. The reduced kick increased the accuracy by at least 200%. The marker stays rock steady shot after shot.
I did have an issue with getting the velocity up. I called TechT and they said I must have bought a Zero Kick Hammer that was on the shelf for a while because the new Zero Kick Hammers come with springs to correct the velocity issue. They shipped out complete spring kits to me free of charge that day. Customer service was incredible.
This is hands down a MUST HAVE upgrade for every Tippmann owner. The Zero Kick Hammer, eliminates recoil and increases accuracy more than any other upgrade.
TechT zero kick hammer
TechT fang trigger
TechT Squishy Paddles
TechT Vortex mod
TechT Lightening Rod
TechT Hair Pin Trigger Kit
Metadyne MP5 Magwell Gas-Through Clip
MP5 Collapsing - Sliding Stock
custom cocking rod
Red Hot power tube
Hammer Head Barrell
Lighter,faster, less kick, increased accuracy and smoooother!
No problems, dropped it in and worked like a charm ever since.
When you first drop this into your marker and fire it for the first time it feels like your shooting one of them fancy spool valve markers, I would'nt say "zero" kick but way way less kick!That was the first thing I noticed....then I took aim! wow,simply amazing...the accuracy changed from not bad to "was that me shooting" What an amazing product that betters my aim, I'm now taking out twice as many people as I used too!Absolutley love it!
I would recomend everyone trash their stock hammer and drop this bad boy in,It dramatically increased my overall kill ratio!
Tippman A-5, RH Dogled, 18' Fluted Sniper Barrel OPSGEAR, Python Barrel Kit, Low Profile Hopper, NCSTAR 32X1 Red Dot, Pure Energy 68/4500, H.E. Trigger, QEPH, QEV, Squishy Paddles
Looks cool, Lightweight, Solid Construction.
Does not fit inside marker, read below.
I got it in the mail, looked awesome very lightweight maybe less then half the weight. No shavings, polished well didn't look like their were any issues with the product.
Pulled out the quick strips and the internals to switch out hammers, everything seemed like it was going to fit until the hammer just didn't seem to fit inside the marker. So I took the internals back out and tried to fit just the hammer only. The part with the Oring would fit with a slight amount of gap, however the mass of the hammer just wouldn't fit. I even took the halves apart and tried reassembiling it that way, still a failed attempt. Aftter using wet sandpaper to slim it down a little bit, it will fit tightly inside the marker, however now I notice that the hammer still won't fit in the back of the marker because the connecting rod sits so high, that it won't allow the rest of the internals back inside the gun.
The part looks cool and was machined well. Perhaps I just got the unlucky dud out of a product there are a lot of good reviews on. But still doing my duties as the informing consumer.
So I'll give it a 3 for good construction and weight loss. But it is still completely useless to me unless it works like it is supposed to.
When i bought it, i first noticed the the wieght of it and how it would reduce kick, After I installed I couldn't get the velocity up above 240 just like some of the others on here. So like the package sugested i contact Tech-t, and they asked me some questions about things to try and I had tried them all prior to calling, so they sent me a stiffer spring, even though I had an spring kit and tried the stiffest one, and I still couldn't get the velocity up. So I waited the 4 days that it took to get it here, and wow! They now provide the heavier spring with the ram, i was just unfortunate my parts supplier had an older one. But to get back to the performance of it, you will notice a great improvement in kick, we all know how tippmanns kick, so when they came out with a ram (hammer) to reduce kick I was stoked! You will notice it from single fire to flat out ripping, your grouping will greatly improve! Over the years companies have made products that worked and alot that didn't, since Tech-t has been making products other companies have been forced to make better stuff. If your looking for a drop in part this might not be for you, but remember your greatly improving the performance and if your willing to tweak it you will reap the rewards. What i've noticed the people who are having problems haven't been playing long, don't take this wrong but you might want to have someone who has experience working on guns take a look, you will be very happy with the product when it's done!
If your not into tweaking or don't know how to work on guns you might want some one else to install this product, when you get it done it will be the biggest improvent you can do to a tippmann next to a new barrel! Install it you wont be disapointed, I'm going to give it 10 because it makes that much of a improvement, well worth the efort
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 at 3:38 pm PST
Tippmann X7, Tiberius Arms Foregrip, Lapco Apex-Ready Barrel w/ Apex Tip, Car Stock, Bipod, ZKH, Full Tech T Cyclone Upgrades
Kick is significantly less
Need different spring to work
I first got the ZKH and put it in my X7 only to have my cyclone not feeding. After many searches through forums, I found out that the X7 stock spring isn't heavy/stiff enough to keep the valve open long enough for the cyclone when you have the ZKH in. After getting a new spring, it works great and all promises made by tech t are true. If you don't have the spring you need, email email@example.com and we'll send one to you for free.
Excellent product despite the early troubles, I strongly recommend it for any tippmann owners.
Tippmann 98c ACT
Shokctech large Drop
45ci 4500psi tank
Halo v35 w/freeway
APE Rampage Board
Longer Wear Life
DOES NOT FIT ACT, ACT IS DISABLED IF INSTALLED
Skips with E-Grips
The techt low kick hammer is a wonderful product. The hammer makes the kick of your tippmann much less noticeable and i would even go as far to say very very close to tournament marker kick (comparison to a DP F7). It says it has a longer wear life which is good because after about 250000 rounds a stock hammer needs replacement. So i expect to get about half a million paintballs through this gun before it needs replacement anything. Techt always makes quality products and this is just another example of an excellent product.
If used on an ACT gun it will not fit with the ACT spring, you will be able to install it it just will require you to take out the ACT spring rendering the ACT useless.
If used with an E-grip you will need to adjust dwell and debounce in order for the gun to not skip. no big deal just something to be aware of.
My only gripe is that this disables ACT which results in a 8/10
Buy this if your into tinkering with tippmanns and pouring money into you 98. Otherwise the money is better spent buying a different gun/playing paintball.
Tippmann A5 SD setup, polished internals, venturi bolt, Metedyne collapsible stock, Rap4 MP5 mag, Opsgear barrel, E grip with stock board, HPA, 30mm red dot, 3 point sling
I installed the zkh in my marker with the stock spring as recommended. After installing I could not get my velocity up to where it was at with the stock hammer. With the stock one I was at a steady 295 to 300 fps. The best I could get with the zkh was 240, average was 218 fps. After I took the zkh out and put my stock hammer back in, I still could not get velocities up past 240. I tried with stronger springs and the results didn't change.
If you want to spend the money and it works for you, cool. If you like shiny things then this is for you. It didnt work for me or any of the six guys here that bought one. The guns were A5's and BT Deltas. The customer service from Tech T was awesome. I am in no way bad mouthing them. Im just giving my review of this product in my opinion.
1 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 15th, 2009 at 3:46 pm PST
A5 polished internals
JCS Red Hot power tube
Delrin front bolt
Opsgear 416 body
Opsgear 14" M4 barrel
BT M4 adjustable stock
Metadyne M4 hide-away mag
Techt Lightning Rod
Trinity squishy paddles
E-grip with Rampage board
UTG folding sights
Light weight, less kick than the stock hammer
Out of the package the hammer is obviously built with an emphasis on quality. The alloy used is extremely solid, so solid in fact that I broke a titanium-carbide drill bit attempting to enlarge the hole in the top of the bolt for the linkage arm (yes, the hole was too small), which was the first problem.
The second problem became apparent when I tried to slide the bolt into the back of the A5. It would not slide into the receiver and after getting it jammed part way in I had to split the receiver halves to get the bolt back out. I spent an entire hour using a file to reduce the diameter of the bolt before it would fit into the A5 without jamming anywhere in it's travel during cycling.
Though I believe this is more likely a case of Tippmann not producing A5's with exacting tolerances, I think TechT should have taken the time to do some research to ensure that this bolt would actually fit all of the markers it is compatible with. Once the problems were dealt with, I found the bolt does work well with the stock spring, I had no trouble getting the velocity to the field limit of 280 fps, and it does reduce the kick significantly as advertised.
Aside from the reduction in recoil, this bolt didn't do anything the stock bolt doesn't, and I never had a problem with the fit or operation of the stock bolt.
I would not recommend this bolt simply because it's a gamble whether or not it'll fit properly in your marker, and in my opinion the reduced recoil the hammer provides isn't worth the cost or the headache.
Tippmann A-5, Red Hot power Tube, Delrin Bolt, TechT Cyclone upgrades (all of them)
Polished internals, Spring upgrades, Flat line barrel on occasion, And now the TechT no kick back hammer!!!! Running on Air. E-Grip WAS board.
NO KICK BACK, Steadier aim and ease of installation and no problem on Crono.
Need more time of use to find something.
The NEW TechT NO Kick rear hammer goes in with very very little effore and requires no upgrading to the spring set that comes stock with the Tippmann A-5. Unlike previous hammer replacements, this hammer not only reduces or should i say eliminates kick, but it lightens up the marker and aids to a steady aim on full auto firing. Past attempts resulting in the rear hammer not cocking back into the ready position and pissing alot of us A-5 upgrade junkied off and sending us back to our cars to replace it with the stock set. I have not yet taken her into battle but cronoing and target shooting has produced happy results and I am anticipating a fun first game with warmer temps.
GET THIS PRODUCT!!
I have to recomend this Hammer to all A-5, 98 C and BT players. If you have upgraded you Tippy and think like me "damn, ran out of things to add" Think again, Here is another fun addition to the marker and it makes a NOTICABLE difference. BIG DIFFERENCE!!!
Tech T Squishy Paddles
Tech T Zero Kick Hammer
Rufus Dawgs Wicked Bolt and Powertube
NewDesignz Turbo Valve Housing
Special Ops RH Dogleg Stock
Special Ops 16 Inch C-Series Barrel
X7 Hopper or Tac Cap Hopper
32 Degrees Remote Line with Quick Disconnect
Special Ops Woodland Digi Tank Pouch
45 CI 3000 PSI Air Tank
Significant Reduction in Recoil
None that I have had.
I play Sniper for my woodsball team and I was looking to make my marker as light as possible. So I got to looking around and stumbled upon the Tech T line of paintball products. After looking at the Zero Kick Hammer and thinking for about a week, I purchased this great product.
Tech T promotes how this product is 50% lighter than the stock A5 hammer. And it does indeed feel so. Pleasantly I might add. The Zero Kick Hammer looks very nice. It is very well machined and well polished. And not too mention it looks very cool in person. Tech T also promotes a reduction in recoil, as my review will tell you as well.
The installation process was very easy. I broke down my Tippmann A5 and removed the linkage arm from my front bolt and my stock hammer. After that I removed my stock hammer from the right receiver and set it aside. I then took my new Zero Kick Hammer into my hands and put it into the right receiver in place of my stock hammer. Attached the linkage arm to the front bolt and my new hammer, and continued to put my A5 together. I used my stock spring and pin for my old hammer on this hammer as well. And that's it. You are finished putting your new Zero Kick Hammer in.
After this, I picked up my marker to head outside. And my A5 indeed felt lighter than it did with the stock hammer. So as of right now I am already convinced I spent my money well. I went out into my yard, mask on, and aired up. I started slow to see how it would respond and to get a feel for the hammer. Surprise, there is no feel with this hammer. My marker stayed stationary the whole entire time I shot. I haven't smiled that big in awhile. This product completely removed recoil from my Tippmann A5. I fired off some three round bursts and no skips. I then placed my A5 stock on my hip and tried to shoot as fast as I could. And the hammer preformed flawlessly.
Using this in a game, it is a relief for me. My marker is lighter, and I can group my shots better because there is no recoil. Which is very nice when you are shooting between bushes, sticks, leaves and etc. It is a very pratical product in real play. On a side note, some others have had problems with their velocity. I have had no such problem, and if I ever had a problem, I would contact Todd from Tech T paintball. He is a very nice and helpful person and I am sure he would have no problems in helping you sort out any problems you may have with this or any of the Tech T products.
In conclusion, I would definately reccomend this product for anyone wanting to reduce your weight alittle and even more so to those wanting to get rid of your Tippmanns recoil. It was money well spent and I will be sure to stick with the Tech T line of products. The hammer was well machined and well polished, and very effective. I am giving this product a 10 because I had no problems with it. It was easy to install, fairly cheap, beautiful, and works like a charm.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 6:33 am PST