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Titanium Paintball Longbow Barrel System
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Number of Reviews: 27
Average Rating: 9.5 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $80

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The Longbow is a two piece interchangeable barrel system that has patent pending Hardbore Finish, the smoothest, hardest barrel finish available. Bases are made out of Titanium,Stainless Steel, And Aluminum, and currently come in .684, .687 & .690 bore sizes. Tips are 10", 12", 14" & 16" and come in a variety of colors.
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The Titanium Paintball Longbow Barrel System is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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youngfloyd Tuesday, November 26th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
Dye aluminum, Orracle stock
Marker Setup: Blue fade Orracle # 154, 68-4500 System X carbon fiber, Kapp Drop foward, E2 hopper, Longbow Titanium set .684, .687. 690 with 12.5' blue tip (ugly)
Recommended
Paintballs:
any
Strengths: accurate as hell. I'm a newbie and this barrel had me snap shooting like a vet. it shoots thru breaks cool but not like I thought . I would say it's at about 80%% thru a breaks that's 80%% better then the stock does thru breaks
Weaknesses: Ugly. kind'a loud compared to the stock barrel
Conclusion: It's a good product as far as I can see. I got my set for $299 which is kinda high but i feel you get what you pay for.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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prep21 Sunday, November 10th, 2002
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Product Use:
Only tested18 of 19 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
TiBoomstick, J&J, JT Set, the usual suspects...
Marker Setup: C&C IR3, R2K, System X Drop, PE 68/45
Recommended
Paintballs:
Hellfire was used for the test on the 684 back. Very sweet!
Strengths: The Good
The Longbow is a featherweight, wow! While the Ti/Al construction is not completely new to paintball, this is by far the coolest homologation I have seen thus far. I was fortunate enough to be able to test this system while playing X-Ball down at World Cup 2002, and under those extremely harsh playing circumstances, the Longbow proved to be the most able system I have seen yet when it came to shooting through breaks. The two (and only) times when my IR3 chopped paint, the Longbow made quick work of the fragments and mess in no more than 2 shots! What made this even more amazing is that it did so without turning the gun upside down and using just air to clear the breach/barrel, rather it cleared while continuing to put rounds down range and on target no less! Additionally, the precision and accuracy (they are different) of the Longbow system are top notch as well.
Weaknesses: The Bad
For me, the first odd chord struck by the Longbow was the bore size selections. It would seem that the more common and traditional selections of 684, 688 and 690 were traded in for 687 and 689 (684 was retained, as that is what I tested). Undoubtedly, the engineers at Titanium Paintball had reasons for this selection. However, in terms of performance, this seemed to be a non-factor, as I saw no problems with fit whatsoever.

Naturally, as with most gear in paintball, cost is always an issue. The Longbow's amazing performance in accuracy and ability to shoot through breaks does not come cheap. Again, we are back to a saying that my Dad always told me: "Son, quality only hurts once." If you can be disciplined enough to put those desires for immediate gratification on hold and save up to acquire the Longbow, you will not be disappointed as it will deliver time and time again. Despite the seemingly high cost of the complete system, Titanium lets have the option to build the system over time (unlike other companies that make complete barrel systems) if you so desire.

Speaking strictly in terms of performance, there are no serious downsides to this system. It is merely a simple cost-benefit analysis as it relates to your game and your pocket book.
Conclusion: The Conclusion
There is little doubt that with the Hardbore finish and the use of high-grade Titanium, the guys over at Titanium Paintball are really on to something hot. If you are a serious player, be it in tournaments or recreationally or in scenarios, this barrel system will not let you down. As I previously stated, this merely comes down to a simple cost-benefit analysis on a personal level: how much do you want to reach a higher level of performance on the field? If the answer to this question for you is a resounding "a great deal," then you need to find a way to get this system. Period. A 9.5 would be my ideal rating, price and appearance would be my only issues preventing the Longbow from achieving the coveted "10." I think that a fine muzzle break could help the Longbow a great deal and the price issue is player to player. As I stated before, for the serious player with a serious gun, there is no reason that this barrel is too expensive. Just think about how much you spend on entry fees...
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Machiavellian Thursday, September 26th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Dye Ti's-Boomsticks-Ultralights
Jt's
Cp's
Freaks
Marker Setup: Rat Impulse
LPR
Vertical Max Flow
Blade
ND Delrin
Slick Shot Hammer
Dart Valve
Recommended
Paintballs:
Anything with the Kit, perfect match every time :)
Strengths: Umm....Where to start???
Everything!
LP porting helps on efficentncy, more consistent over the chrono, velocity increasment. SHOOTS LIKE NOTHING ELSE! Once you shoot one youll wonder why you dont own one. Worth every penny! It actualy shoots rite through breaks! There are not enough words in the english language to desribe this barrel. Just go out and shoot one! Gauranteed to be amazed!
Weaknesses: Bad? Longbow? yeah right
Conclusion: All the guys at Ti Paintball are great and easy to deal with. This is simply, hands down the greatest barrel ever made.Go out and shoot one, youll never go back to anything else. The hard bore finishing does what they say it does! I wish i could give it more than a 10 because it deserves so much more!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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impulseGUY Wednesday, September 11th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
dye xcel, progressive, freak, terminator, boomstick, all american, cp, longbow
Marker Setup: 2k2 impulse vision, blade trigger, freak system, voodoo full flow, cp flame d/f, vert maxflo, etc...
Recommended
Paintballs:
severe
Strengths: i have been playing for two years and have gone through several guns, barrels, etc. the ones that stand out are the ones that i post about. since i started playing and stil mostly play in NJ, im aquainted with the paintball fields, shops, and other paintball related things in that area. when i got ahold of my longbow, i was wodering if the 140 bills i put out were worth it. when i put it on my gun and went to practice, i was amased. snapping was a dream. shots were ontop of eachother. consistancy was improved. i shot through breaks easily. overall, much better than my freak. and most of all, the barrel was 689 and i was shooting 683 paint...just imagine with right fitting paint.
Weaknesses: looks are ok. if you get it in a color that matches your marker, its as nice as anything else.
Conclusion: 100%% pure good barrel. definitely sometihng to buy. since its titanium, the hard finish will last forever, even through sandy play. you have choice of porting so you can get a front to match your output pressure (ie low pressure marker). if you want the best, get this. i know its hard to believe a new barrel off the market with not many reviews is this good, but you wont either when its on your gun and you just snapped 3 players in the last minute and your team is running the flag to the flagstation.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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grike Sunday, August 4th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
14" Boomstick (Stainless), 13" Smart Parts AA, taso Pro Series 10", J&J 14" Ceramic
Marker Setup: Low pressure black widow spider, Vigilante front reg (250 PSI). Crossfire 88 4500 screw in tank, 12 volt Revolution
Recommended
Paintballs:
Any, the barrel seems to take anything I've put through it
Strengths: This barrel has taken all the paint I've put through it without breaking a ball while keeping the velocity fairly constant. It is accurate and realy light. It also gave me a few fps more over the crono when compared to the other barrels. Despite the small amount of porting it is still a quiet barrel. Very accurate too and I can crank my velocity a little higher because of the tighter crono readings.
Weaknesses: The styling does not turn heads, but it isn't that bad either. It got mistaken on the field for an OTP. Price is on the higher side, but you get what you pay for.
Conclusion: I love it. It is a rock solid no nonsense barrel that is ideal for my rec. play. With both bore sizes (.684, .689) I can fit any paint I want and not worry about breaking or wild velocity problems. It keeps me shooting darts all day without fail. The Hardbore finish inside combined with the light weight titanium put this a step ahead of any other barrel I've used. I'd suggest it to anyone that can afford one.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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objectStan Thursday, August 1st, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
I've used Smart Parts, WDP products, but usually broke paint. With this one, the first time i tried, paint didn't break, it seemed to have fit the barrel perfectly.
Marker Setup: I have an LCD Angel, with Angel Air ... the usual setup, like drop forward and other accessories to keep the equipment "small" and tight.
Recommended
Paintballs:
I don't think there is any paint that won't go through this barrel, so any paint is kewl.
Strengths: Well, honestly speaking, i think that the LongBow is like an affordable barrel on steroids. It's a new technology, it shoots straight, it comes in variety of colors, .. i'm no salesman, but I love the fact that it doesn't break any paint. So, in my case, knowing that even if it does break paint, the balls come out of it as if it didn't. And, because of the extra "smooth" surface that's in this barrel, it seems like it's ideal for beginners, (in my opinion).
Weaknesses: Other then offering more colors and more length, i can't think of anything that can be considered "bad"
Conclusion: I recomend this barrel to novice or expert. I think you should buy it. Test it out for yourself. And if you don't like it, let us know. Buf for now I think it works better then do my Smart Part barrels.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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wyldbillnj Saturday, July 27th, 2002
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
I have used in the past a DYE Boomstick, the CP Aluminum Bore Sets and recently a Smart Parts FREAK system. Comparatively speaking, The Freak and CP 2 Piece pro Set do not hold a match to the Longbow System! The Boomstick runs a close 2nd in overall quality but the Titanium Boomstick (never used or owned one) is priced MUCH HIGHER than the Titanium Longbow. This Titanium 2-piece barrel performs outstandingly. Accuracy is excellent and shot to shot consistency is top notch.
Marker Setup: I have 2 markers.. a Freeflow Autococker and recently an Eclipse Impulse. I have shot the Longbow on Both markers with various types of paint. The Freeflow operates at about 200psi with Palmer Pneumatics and a Tornado Valve. The Eclipse Impulse is right out of the box.
Recommended
Paintballs:
I would reccomend average to high quality....you get what you pay for!! BUT, in the case of this barrel, it is much more forgiving with lesser quality paint. Breaks in the breech that send paint down the barrel are cleaned out very quickly due to the Hardbore finish inside. Have not broken a ball in the barrel yet!
Strengths: Good about the Longbow System: Excellent interior finish surpasses all microhoned barrels. Overall Quality is excellent. Lots of engineering went into the creation of this product. Choices of 3 different bore sizes to come....with the availability of different length interchangable tips as well. Available currently for most major marker types. Lightweight is a plus.....Titanium for the $$$$ of a Top Notch, HEAVY stainless barrel is a huge plus! Not to mention the ability to change your bore size.
Weaknesses: Only thing I can honestly say is that the styling is kind of plain. But if you're into more style than performance...well. Little hefty pricing on the extra Tip lengths unless you buy them in the set. Longer tips not available yet...but on the way I am told!!!!
Conclusion: Since switching over to the Longbow Barrel System, I have noticed a remarkable improvement in my shot to shot consistency over the chronographs in both tourney and rec play. Whether I'm shooting shag paint for practice or high quality for tourney, the barrel does help. it is able to take a .692 ball in the .689 bore and NOT BREAK in the bore. Pretty good for a barrel to do that.
Accuracy wise....its excellent. The longer tips though will help with the percieved accuracy and ability to aim. If I happened to chop or break a ball in the breech and spray paint down the barrel, it cleaned out quickly. Large choice of popular colors for tips as well as the ability to order a RAW Aluminum tip to have annoed to match your own marker.
Pricing is great....webiste is cool!!! Thumbs up on that for sure!!
Good luck to everyone at Titanium Paintball and thanks for the excellent product!!!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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