the distance is awsome can curve balls around bunkers
if you do not use good paint it turns it into a blender, you lose some accuracy with the full auto going, pain to clean if it breaks a ball i use a straight shot barrel cleaner you have to wipe it clean two or three times but you dont need to take it off to clean it
overall the barrel rocks it is easy to put on 2 min or less, anyone buying it needs to know that you need good paint no more house paint or you will never enjoy it, my only complaint is the amount of cleaning needed to keep it shooting straight, i also found that some balls that come with alot of "oil" on them need to be wiped down before use in the barrel to much debri in the barrel is bad ,also use compressed air it is great no drop off like c02
Marblizers,Must have good paint or it will not be do9ing justice for this great barrel.
Consistantly accurate and great distance
Rarely breaks balls(1 or 2 in a case)
Nothing everthing about this barrel is great.
This is the greatest thing u can buy for ur A-5. it makes it way better then some of the 800 to 1000 dollar guns. Can definantly keep up with angels and cokers.Buy this barrel its the greatest!!!I would give it a 20 if i could but 10 is the highest.
Shoots very far, accurate. Looks like a silencer. Balls realy fly flat for some distance. Easy to install, just 10 minutes. Use good balls, marbelizers. Never chopped one ball yet. Have already sot 6000 rounds using the flatline. get it.
Makes the marker a little front heavy. Loud, but a good loud. Let's em know your coming!
Well worth the price if you can get it for $100.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, October 6th, 2004 at 1:24 am PST
Nother can compare to this baby unless its a boomstick with a nice gun to go with it.
Tippmann A-5, Response Trigger, Double Trigger, WGP Flame Drop Forward , and A-5 Flatline
Team Colors to Marbs
It shoots so damn far sometimes I don't see it fly till it hits the object and of course its dead on from close to 200 feet away. The barrel kicks anybodys' ass. All your people who say its heavy in the front are wrong when the co2 or n2 is screwed in and its most likely the back is heavier like any other gun.
BUY IT NOW U A-5 OWNERS NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!! YOU WON'T BE UNHAPPY >8D ! ! !
98c with flatline barrel both barrels perform the same as far as i can tell but the a-5 flat line is MUCH better win it comes to set up, it will only take a few secounds with the a5 flatline but with the 98c its a pain in the A$$ .
to sum it up it takes alot more tweaking out of the 98c flatline to get the same amount of performance out of the a5 flatline , so for people that want a little less hassel go with the flatline for the a5 other wise both great barrel's (the same)
i use two f4 illustrators one from 99 its only got stock parts on it and i own another from2002 that has a 12 inch zero gravity sniper barrel and a four stage aci expansion chamber - i also just bought an A-5 with rt already installed and i picked up a flatline barrel too !
all star and any kinda small bore paint .
i just got this barrel i think it rules !
1. it's got great distance and it can pretty much hit any target at any distance within range with about 4 shots
2. its easy to install .
3. it handle's rapid fire good
4. it doesn't break paint unless the wheather affects the paint
5. it can shoot around bumkers this is true but its a skill you must learn
6. it works well it most small bore paint
7. its not too long it is small enough to move around in small space and still
be able to reach out and touch someone
1. kinda ugly but some may find it's looks to suite the a-5 just fine
2. its very loud but its not a problem since by the time your enemy hears the sound it will be too late .
3. if you do break a paintball in it you will have to take it apart to use one of those pull barrel cleaners .
4. this barrel is high$$$$$$$ 100 bux is too much for any barrel in my view but i had the mony so i said what the H###
5. it isn't for every one some people might not want to bother with the allen key deal
i think this barrel rules and everyone should at least give it a try some people may not like it because you do have to loosen three allen keys to adjust the barrel or take it off to clean it but i can do that under a minute its very very very easy no joke .
i have put 2000 paintballs through this gun and i only broke 3 balls and those three were brass eagle and it was 18 degrees out side ! out of 500 brass eagle i broke 3 !!!
this barrel is great at a distance of 100 feet i was able to hit a pop can 1 out of 4 times and if i didn't hit it i was very close (1out of 4 base on about 100 shot's)
at a distance of 120 feet it is very good, i can hit a pattern of about 12 inches round or less and one more myth that needs to be killed about the flatline barrel, is that with the rt it will break paint with rapid fire this is not true i shot more than 400 shots going full rapid with out a break and its true it wont shoot as straight but it does darn good !
the flat line is a great barrel if you give it a chance it will win you over if you got the money go ahead and pick it up dont think it wont work well with the rt installed cause it does it kicks A$$.
but one thing i will say it can shoot and does shoot really far but after about 225 feet it isn't really dead on, but you will still be able to hit people at that distance while they can't do anyting to you it rocks.
good barrel no great barrel it does coast alot there are barrels for cheaper
that can give you the same dead on shots but none that can give you this kinda distance reaching out to take someone down will make this barrel worth it to you well at least if your that kinda player ,(a back play aka sniper)
Tippmann A5, Flatline, E-grip, CAR Folding Stock, Lapco Adapter, Lapco Drop Forward, 20 Ounce On/Off Anti-siphon Tank, Remote
PMI, Diablo, Evil
This is the straightest shooting barrel I have ever used. It shoots about 175 or more without any problems. I used semi, full-auto, three shot burst and the turbo mode and I never broke a paintball out of 500 rounds. The gun was very easy to shoulder but I thought with a 20 ounce tank connected it was a little back heavy. I liked it better when I was using a remote. It is a pretty awsome looking gun with the Flatline Shroud and CAR stock on it. I really like the extra range of the Flatline since I play only Woodsball. I think the Tippmann A5 Flatline barrel is excellent. I would recommend it as the first upgrade for this gun.
I really didn't find anything bad about this product.
I would recommend this barrel to anyone who wants some extra range out of the Tippmann A5. Add a few more upgrades and you will have a lot of gun for the money. An excellent barrel with excellent range.
I highly recommend paint made by PMI and RPS. El Tigre, All star, Marbelizer. Also Diablo Midnight paintballs work great. AVOID PROBALL AND POINT BLANK!!!!
This product is great because it has great distance and accuracy-- If you use the right paint. Cheap paint will only break in the barrel and screw up your game. Shoots further than any other barrel. Accuracy is exceptional.
Somewhat loud and front heavy, somewhat expensive, but as long as you have a job, you're fine.
This product is great, and ANY tippmann a-5 owner should own this barrel as well as a lapco bigshot-- they are easily the best barrels and they are all you need for paintball.
I have tried five different barrels so far including the ronin katana adjustable, 14 inch Dye, lapco big shot, aci, and stock. Out of all of these nothing comes close to the flatline. This by far is the best shooting thing I have seen. I was hitting just about every thing I shot at distances other barrels couldn't touch I have tested many different paints in the above barrels and nothing came close to the flatline's distance and accuracy.
It is top heavy and I did notice rapid fire decreased accuracy but still way more accurate than any other barrel.
I must say this is the best barrel I have seen. If you want one I recomend looking on line, not sure if I am allowed to say where but I found mine for only 89.99 plus 6.00 for shipping. I spent more on the dye and the flatline was better.