PMI Pure Energy 4500PSI, 88c.i. Carbon Fiber is my first HPA tank.
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro w/ RT, Plat. series
A5 Cyclone Feeder
The gauge seems to work.
- The air is leaking from the nipple.
After the first air-fill, the tank was slowly leaking air The leak can be heard when you listen closely and the pressure gauge continues to decline. This is the start of my (maybe your) problem.
The store, initially, wanted to fix the problem instead of issuing a return, but they wanted to bill me for repair. I said no, then they offer an exchange but who knows if they give me a refurb.
Bottom line: many people have a similar problem with the leak and to this date, the problem still persist. Ask youself do you want to buy a product from a company who do not listen to their customers.
I have no idea what gives. PMI does not address the problem that has plagued their HPA tanks for some time now and paintball shops still sell their crap...the shops know the customer is going to buy and have problems but will try to charge for repair; the stores are also reluctant to issue an RMA. I would not recommend a PMI HPA tank to any one. Any painballs stores who want to charge for repair should be boycott.
Dark Angel LCD
cp on/ off
68/4500 Pure energy
The Tank fills quickly, iv never had shootdown, iv never leaked out of my tank
To be honest the only issue i can think of is its a bit heavier
As I'v stated above, the only issues iv had with this tank is just the weight. the tank looks fine and operates as i need it too. i would recommend a tank cover so you dont scratch the crap out of it during rough play, but its sturdy enough to take general abuse.
overall its a damn good tank for the price..
well i enjoy the tank, and would recommend it to anyone who is low on cash or need a tank NOW! iv only used the HP tank not the LP, but im not sure theres much difference being its the same tank just a different reg for the operation....
but its a nice tank and it holds air for as long (or as short) as i need it too
I got a 48/3000 first, i had NO problems with it except it had a LOW shot capacity. I got the new one, 72/3000, it was fine the first few times i used it. About the 3rd fill the nipple started acting up. (I have the scuba adapter, so i fill my own.) I would fill it, but if i filled it past 1000psi, the nipple wouldn't close up, so when i went to bleed it, i had to let all the air out of the tank just to get it off the scuba adapter (needless to say this P!$$#D me off). So i took the fill nipple off and the o-ring was a little malformed so i took some pliers and re-shaped it and it worked fine for about another 6 or 7 fills and it did the same again. I havent gotten around to replacing the nipple, so i've been using the 48ci.
smart parts linear 14" (old)
smart parts all american 14"
pro team 4 position commando fx stock
m4 riser mount
30mm red dot sight
32 degrees remote coil
pure energy 72ci 3000psi HPA
honestly I haven't used it yet..
-cheap 70$ cdn
-Leaked first time I tried to fill it....
I will re-do this review once I actually use it in a game....
anyway, I ordered 2 of these tanks from actionvillage.
So a few days after these tanks arrived, we decided to fill them for the weekend. My brothers tank filled up no problems, everything went 100%.
Mine on the other hand, wouldnt hold air. The air was just flowing out the fill nipple valve. So the guy at the scuba shop took it apart and lubed it up. Still leaked. Took it apart again and removed this black plastic / leftover paint and then applied teflon tape to the threads. He then tried to fill the tank once again and it held air for a minute, and leaked again. He did this process over again a couple times and came to the conclusion that it wouldnt hold air if the valve was screwed in so far. We found the "sweet spot" and filled it up, no leaks.
In the end 2$ to fill no repair costs, if thats all the tank needed i'm satisfied
Unfortunately I wasnt able to use it that week due to rainy weather but I thought I would give some people a heads up that it might be a wise idea to invest in another brand...
So far, after my experience and what im hearing from other users, it might be a wise idea to get another brand, but I will re-do this review once I use the tank a few times.
Tippman A-5, Solid Stock, 18' Fluted Sniper Barrel, Low Profile Hopper, NCSTAR 42X1 Red Dot, Pure Energy 48/3000
Slightly Heavy, Small leak problem,
Well this tank works really well for me, don't have any major issues. With those people who are having leaks, it's just as simple as you would do with a remote. Mine leaks because somehow on the nipple the metal bent slightly so just screwed on it doesn't seal properly. Will bleed full to empty in about 10-15 min. But with some tefflon tape you can take and correct this instantly. So I know it involves going to the hardware store and 5 minutes of extra thinking, but it will fix any issue with the nipple bleeding. You will have to replace the tefflon every other time you pull the bottle from the gun. But if you run remote just never take the remote off the bottle and you won't have to deal with it again.
Great tank, solid construction. But with all tanks above 9oz, it weighs a little bit and requires a bit more arm or running remote. Anyways, I would give it a 9 but I do have to keep a constant supply of tefflon available to ensure the tank won't leak.
Tippmann A-5 with Response Trigger
J&J 12" Ceramic Barrel
Psychoballistics Double Trigger
TechT Vortex Mod
TechT Squishy Paddles
X-7 Low Profile Hopper
Shocktech Drop Forward
PURE ENERGY HPA 72/3000
Holds pressure well
Ability to playing in cold weather
a bit heavy but other then this - NONE
This review is for RURE ENERGY HPA 72/3000.........aluminum tank
I decided to upgrade to HPA tank during winter time when I had problem with my marker freezing up when I used CO2 tank. The first time I use this tank I knew I made right choice. Despite tank being heavier then many paintballers prefer, it's cheap, seems to be well made and performs nicely. Recharge rate is fine in full-auto with R/T. As far as weight problem, it was taken care of with drop forward upgrade which most people do anyway when they don't use remote line. Drop forward puts weight where trigger grip is and balances my Tippmann A-5 marker.
Despite tank being a bit heavy I rate this product "10". It's cheap ($65 brand new for mine) and performs well. I would recommend this tank to anyone who wants to upgrade to compressed air from CO2.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, April 25th, 2008 at 7:44 am PST
Smart Parts Epiphany
68ci 4500psi pure energy tank
Halo B with rip drive
32 Degrees Icon Z
Rocking Trigger Frame
Steel Braided Hose
Smart Parts Progressive Barrel
Viewloader Revolution w/ X Board
Acs and Stock Bolts
20 oz Co2
32 Degrees Univerdal Drop Forward
Easy to fill
This is basically one of the cheapest and most reliable compressed air tanks on the marker today. Consistant and light weight makes this product a top seller for any tournament baller and for some rec ballers as well. Everything about it easy to use, easy to maintain and clean properly.
o7 redz ego
cp drop forward and asa
I bought a 68/45 at my local paintball store back in dec. The 1st fill that they put in the fill nipple failed. They gave me a new tank and filled it without a problem. After using that air the next day at the field the fill nipple on that tank failed.The next day Pmi customer service sent a new nipple out and i had it within 2 days. Unfortunately that fill nipple also failed again after the second fill. Not wanting to deal with this problem again i bought a cp fill nipple and haven't had this problem since. About two weeks after that issue was solve the gauge decided to started leaking while it was sitting in my closet about a week after the last use. Having no faith with Pmi parts i bought a cp gauge and problem was solved. I've let people use the tank twice since then and haven't had an issue yet. I'm giving this product a 3 and thats only because of there customer service dept. or i would have given it a 1.
I would not recommend this product to anyone. Unless you want to spend an extra $25-30 to replace there cheaply made parts.(in my opinion)
Smart Parts ION
Halo B w/ Rip Drive
Pure Energy preset 68 cu 3000 psi Compressed air tank
Cp Razor drop
12 in Freak barrel w/ All american tip
Halo B w/RIP Drive
Pure energy 48/3000 preset air tank
Weight if fibre wrapped
None so far
Ive used this tank on my ion for about the length of time ive had it and ive always liked it. It is a no problem air tank and works. Thats all i really look for in an air tank is that it works. Its fibre wrapped and shoots lol thats about it.
Its an air tank. it makes your marker fire, what else is there to say?