Moving into the future, Nitro Duck has built The X-Stream Reg featuring the same proven design as the Micro Reg. The two piece design now features adjustability from 200-900 psi. Weight has been reduced from the 4500 preset by utilizing space-age materials. Adjusting the output pressure is a snap with the included wrench. For safety and convenience, the reg offers a bleed down feature that protects the downstream marker and also allows output adjustment without shoot down. Internally, the X-Stream incorporates the largest piston in the industry. Also, a computer designed & ground main spring are utilized. A large piston allows more air to be moved per shot, and keeps the reg pressure from dropping off. The main spring keeps pressure consistent due to its almost perfect ground ends & computer design. In a nutshell, Nitro Duck regs are the most consistent, and have the highest flow of any HPA reg on the market. The X-Stream Regulator is available in 45, 68 and 90 ci 4500 psi bottles. Whether you are a rec player on a budget or the most demanding tournament player, the X-Stream reg offers quality and performance for all players. No need to waste money on a drop forward bracket, the X-Stream will screw into virtually any gun.
The Nitro Duck X-Stream is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Live adjustment is awesome.. Its light... Easy to read gauges..
Kind of hard to adjust.. fire while turning and its better.
This thing is just awesome.... The live adjustment comes in very handy when tinkering with your gun.. Its also a good size. some tanks are long and push your gun out further from u.. But this tank isnt. Its fatter so it brings the gun closer.. I would suggest a asa on/off with a rail so u can move it back and forward to see where u like it.
Yor gonna save in the long run... buying a tank and a sepereate reg would be more expensive and more bulky.. but over all great tank and great reg.
This is not a review,but if anyone is looking for more information on this regulator now that Nitro Duck is no longer in business or need possible repair, read on!
For all of you who own the Nitro Duck X-Stream regulator, I have found out who the original equipment manufacturer of the regulator is. Nitro Duck did not manufacture this regulator. It was designed and built for them (aka Paintball Mania Supplies, Inc) by a company called Rehvac Manufacturing Inc. in San Antonio, Texas. You can find their contact information at http://www.oemregs.com. In addition, their phone number is 800-856-5668 (or 210-599-2800, 4744 Center Park Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78218).
REHVAC DID NOT MANUFACTURE ANY OTHER REGULATOR SOLD BY NITRO DUCK ( iREG for example).
I found out that while they are not currently building the regulator, they do have some parts available for repairs. You just need to call in and set up a RMA # (return material authorization number) with them.
In addition, when I spoke with the person at Rehvac on September 11, 2008, he stated that they might possibly be interested in manufacturing the regulator again, if there were enough interest in it. Therefore, he asked that anyone interested, please go to their website (http://www.oemregs.com), open the Contact Us page, and fill out a request for the regulator and why you want it. If they get enough interest, they might bring it back. For people like me, that run a electronic marker and a mechanical marker, the ability to use one HPA tank for both by simply adjusting the output of the tank regulator is great!
So all you die hard X-Stream fans out there, DROP Rehvac A QUICK MESSAGE so we can get this regulator back on the market to be used again.
Basically, the regulator is marked with a model number# 4057, a manufacturer logo "REH" (Rehvac's Trademark) and has two patents on it, 5522421 (http://www.google.com/patents?id=LnwhAAAAEBAJ&dq=552242 1) and 5411053 (http://www.google.com/patents?id=pKcdAAAAEBAJ&dq=541105 3) - if these links break, just go to Google Patents and do a search on the numbers above. I ran the patents and pulled the name Daniel Holt off both. Looking at the Inventors , a San Antonio Texas address was listed. Ran this address, which gave me a phone number. Called the number which got me re-directed to Rehvac. Called them and they informed me that the owner of Rehvac is indeed Daniel A. Holt and that they did make this regulator for Nitro Duck.
Great Regulator, let's get Rehvac to make it again!!
Hard to adjust
Won't allow pressure any higher than about 825psi
I was trying to get a carbon fiber tank and stumbled upon a guy selling a Crossfire tank. When I won the auction, he asked if I would rather have the X-Stream regulator rather than his Crossfire preset because he was having some problems with the seals on the Crossfire reg or something. I jumped at the opportunity to get an adjustable reg for the price of a preset.
Well, I have to say I've been disappointed. I wanted an adjustable reg to supply my marker with greater than 850psi so I can take advantage of the reactivity of my valve. Well, I tried to turn it up and found that I needed a special tool...so I ordered that from Nitro Duck. Got the tool, tried to adjust it...wouldn't go any higher than 825psi. E-mailed Nitro Duck and sent the tank and reg in. They sent it back saying it was working fine. I again tried to adjust it up and couldn't get it to work. I asked them if they had actually turned it up past 825psi and they just kept saying that they weren't sure if they had, but that it should be able to.
I dropped the issue after talking to some people in forums and finding out that I am not the first person to find out that the X-Stream regulator has high pressure restrictions.
If you want a reg that shoots slightly less than a preset, that is difficult to adjust, this is the reg for you. But I can't recommend it.
I had a steel Crossfire 68/3000 tank for about a year when I started to look for something lighter. I was looking for a tank with an adjustable regulator for my next tank purchase when I stumbled upon this tank. I researched it some more (because I never jump into buying anything). I wasn't very happy about the price for one brand new (me being a poor college student and all), so I started looking around the PBNation forums. I snagged mine for $115 bucks, and it was in brand new condition. Now, onto the review.
-This tank is incredibly light! I have never held another carbon fiber tank, but compared to my Crossfire Steel tank, it is as heaven-sent.
-The Adjustable regulator can be set between 0-1200 psi, which gives you some a ton of customibilty for different markers.
-You can adjust the regulator pressure up easily when the tank has air in it.
-The recharge is wonderful. I do not shoot fast often, but I just shot around 10bps today for waste some bad paintballs, no problems at all.
-The Regulator is really consistent. I had about 1-6psi deviation between my shots.
-I have not had the problem some people on here list about the regulator "wiggling".
-Compared to other adjustable reg tanks it is a competative price.
-It can be kind of hard to turn the pressure down when there is air in the tank, but thats nothing a cresent wrench can't fix.
-I am so afraid I am gonna drop it and damage it hahaha
Overall, I have seen a few HPA tanks, and I would not take anything over this one. I absolutely love this tank! When my other tank got around 1000psi, I had about 20-30 shots left. With this one, I easily put around 200 rounds through it will just a little over 1000psi. You cannot go wrong with this tank!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, September 22nd, 2006 at 8:20 pm PST
WDP angel 4 Fly (navy to light blue fade)
G7 Laser Eyes
nitro duck 45/45 x-tream adjustable tank
Blue Halo B
Very fast recharge rate
Very easy to adjust
No drop off
The guy who gave a 1/10 (MAXSUTTER) is AN IDIOT, i have a nitro-duck x-stream on my angel 4 fly and it worked like a dreakm at 24 bps (actually timed by taking the number of
balls in my Halo and dividing by how many seconds it took to empty when firing), my friend gor 26 bps on his 05 speed (with his trigger bounce at 22, we were just messing around in the backyard ). Neither one of our tanks ever choked for air or had ANY drop off, the Max guy has NO IDEA what he is talking about. Buy this tank it has an amazing recharge rate and it is REALLY easy to adjust, never leaks.
Do not base your purchase on the review made by Maxsutter, he has no idea what hes talking about, maybe he just got a defective tank
I have the fastest gun in paintball - the macdev cyborg and the reg is not able to keep up - So if you dont have a fast gun then it is a good bottle with the built in psi thing.
I can dry fire the gun and actually see the needle pause before the bottle recharges. I am only able to get 16 bps out of this bottle. For a tippman or other type of gun this is not a bad bottle. It is not meant for speedball guns
Jsut dont use it with a speedball gun or any gunt hat shoots above 15 bps and oyu will be fine. I am sending in my bottles to crossfire for their $65 reg upgrade program so I cna salvage my investment
Smarts Parts Ion,
cp rail and on/off
Redz Peper Stick barrel
more to come..
Light, consistent, adjustable
I've been using this tank for a little while now. I am VERY happy with it. I have the 68/45 X-stream. I think this tank is excellent! It's not heavy. It's very consistent, I have not had any shoot down at all. I really like that you can adjust it, if you get a different gun or if you want to dial in a certain pressure that your gun will operate at. It's really simple to adjust, it's a special size/shape wrench, kinda the shape of a "C" and at either end of the C there is a little prong (hard to describe) that sticks out, when you put it on the adjusting ring on the tank it locks in to grab and turn the ring. I would highly recommend this tank. It is excellent quality and a great value at the price they go for. I wouldn't take any other tank over it. This is the one! :)
Low price for an Ajustable
High Recharge Rate
Bad microguage on mine
Lack of manual or online information
Can not be field serviced
I am pleased with this air system. It turned my Piranha into a whole new marker. It is a little overkill for a blowback but I bought it for an Automag RT ULE Custom which I plan to purchase soon. The ajustablility is good for that gun and any marker that needs a good secondary regulator. It system is very impressive overall, and I would recommend it to anyone.
For the price, it is the best ajustable air system on the market. All of its completion cost much more new than it does like the Max-flo and the Air Gun Designs Flatline which was just recently re-released.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 at 11:29 pm PST
I used to use a crossfire, Ive used throttle and Pure Energy also. This tank is better.
Bonebrake Bushmaster blue and black, CP reg, CP on/off, match anno of course. Matching anno CP, and stiffi of normal color. Nito Duck x-stream 45/4500 and a black Halo B.
Very fast recharge rate, very light, adjustible
expensive, small but I chose that size so that dont count.
This tank is a very light tank. It holds lots of air and is highly adjustible. I feel safe using this tank also. The tank has a very fast recharge which I need shooting a Bonebrake Bushmaster on its "modes". This tank feels lighter than a Crossfire 45/4500 and I like the more pointy shape better. This tank will fit your shoulder better than most other brands.
Great tank ,adjustible get one if you need a upgrade.