Well it didnt fit, not open face, doesnt strike me as highest quality
Well my freind got this for his new rythem body. he called me up and it didnt fit. teh bolt was acutally too big for his body. yes, a FREE FLOW bolt was too big for a FREE FLOW body. that strikes me as bad quality when a manufacutuer cant make products ot fit thier own parts. i know free flow is a great company, but this is a scratch in their quality in my book. after we sanded it, it worked.
NOTE, this bolt is teh evolution length bolt made for the lotus and rythum.
this bolt is both top and side cocking. because of this, tehre are 4 holes for teh pin to go in, and teh ball holdoing the pin in is mounted differently. this system makes the pin harder to put in and take out. it also doesnt strike me as the most solid bolt setup. i prefer either top, or side, not both. great idea and inovation, but IMO it just doesnt work as well.
another thing, it is somewhat venturi bolt. there are 4 holes. that surprised me. most new bolts today are open face or very high flowing (like the new desgnz...which are basically open face, but not quite). obviously, open face is higher flowing and alows lower pressure than 4 holes. this didnt impress me. if i want holes it will atleast be like teh new designz ones.
other than these things, this bolt is very light. so is the pin that comes with it. since it comes with a pin, it is a good value.
Now im not sure if this bolt was a lemon with the not fitting thing, but based on my review and my freinds expeirences i am giving this bolt a 6, untill proven otherwise. i would have given it a 5 which is average, but this bolt comes with a delrin pull pin. this, however is not average, very few people do this. most would charge another 10-15 bucks, but this is an example of the service of freeflow.
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Only fits P-block markers
I have the FreeFlow Nylatron bolt made for P-block markers, such as the Rhythm and the Lotus. The bolt itself is really light in weight, and the pull-pin that comes with it is also made of the same light weight material. It has 5 ports at the front, and is rather quiet when shooting. The bolt comes with 2 O-rings that would otherwise need some lubricating, but that can be removed if you are not having blow-back issues.
This bolt will not fit most other markers, only P-blocked markers. It's a great bolt, and FreeFlow makes regular sized Nylatron bolts, but the one I have is specific to P-blocks.
Most bolts in this quality range would go for $30 or more, but I picked mine up for only $10 when I purchased my Rhythm. Great price for a great bolt for P-block markers.
Freeflow Lotus CF Body
Freeflow Nylatron bolt w/ pull pin
WGP '04 hammer
WGP '04 valve
WGP '04 IVG
KAPP jam nut
KAPP Twisted cocking rod
CCM Straight pump arm
WGP Tickler LPR
Freeflow Custom SCM ram w/ QEVs
Mac Dev gladiator '04
12" Evil Pipe Kit
Nitroduck Xstream adjustable 48CI tank
Could use a more open face
First off, id like to point out that the bolt no longer looks like it does in that picture, its beefed up a bit, it looks a lot like a supafly, and the face configuration is now 5 holes instead of 12. I wanted a higher flow bolt so i drilled out the center and now have an open face, it picked up fps by 10-15.
The bolt is constructed of nylatron, it has the self lubricating characteristics of delrin except it is much lighter and a good deal stronger. The lighter cocking mass makes for less bounce and reduced kick. As a side note i have no problems with the eblade reading the bolt, which is black.
A good sturdy bolt with very little weight, with an open face this would be a perfect product but i have to give it a 9 because of the face config.
Most of the upper end bolts had better flow than the nylatron. One thing the nylatron will beat most other bolts is weight.
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Like stated many times above, this bolt is very, very light. The marbled look to it is appealing, and the nylatron pull pin is very durable as well. At first pulling and pushing the bolt pin was very difficult. A quick trip to Freeflow solved the problem. The two things I disliked this bolt was the venturi bolt face and the use of o-rings. The venturi bolt face restricts a lot of the air flow (if it had 3 holes, it would be much better, but it has around 10). The o-rings need to be lubed, which isnt too much of a hassle, but takes away the benefits of having a "self-lubing" bolt.
I would recommend this bolt to people who have or will be investing in an electronic trigger frame. It's probably the lightest bolt out there and comes from Professional Paintball, which has one of the greatest customer services around (with life time warranty of course).
other freeflow metal bolts, supafly, aka bolts, stock 03 bolt, orracle bolt
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not derlin, o-rings
well, i would choose this bolt above all others if i owned my own cocker (well i would get a ff boxxer, so you get that point). it is a great bolt with high flow for a ventri and no kick back. whats nice is that the o-rings help w/ the efficency even though the bolt is a ventri style. the bolt goes for about 30-50$ depending if you buy it in a package. the downside is that the flow in the bolt is pretty poor. it needs to be lubed up after each day because of the o-rings two. not a problem, but as far as bolts go that means mantenance. i personally think the ventri helps accuracy on this bolt or something. the bolt really preforms really well.
i set this up on a friends cocker about 3-4months ago and (he started with a stock gun and i put a ff ram, bullet 3-way,. ff pump arm, rock reg, tungston hammer+valve and sidewinder on it) and the gun stopped chopping balls imiadiatly as well as being smoother, quieter and more accurate (i know the other parts contributed to this but we tried the bolt in the gun stock and it had mostly the same results. great bolt, my first choice. everything perfect except low flow ventri (i would like to see a cocker bolt with a 3 hole ventri like on impulse bolts someday).