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Empire Quik Flip ASA On/Off Adaptor
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Number of Reviews: 6
Average Rating: 8.2 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $40

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Features:
- Can be used with any screw-in system
- Innovative patented on/off lever system
- Designed to slide onto Apocalypse style sight rails
- Made of top quality ultra-light aluminum
- Comes in several colors
Product Availability 
The Empire Quik Flip ASA On/Off Adaptor is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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edd Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Smart parts on/off is a simular theory, but doesnt freely turn like this one does.
Marker Setup: -Proto Matrix 6 w/ tadao
-Halo B w/ v35
-Pmi 68 ci 3k
Strengths: -Really easy to turn gas on and off
-Can change it easily
Weaknesses: - Can be accidentlally turned off during game
- Easily turned on in the wonrg places
Review: I got this asa along with my gun, its was actually a surprise cause the guy didn't say anything about it. Well at first my thoughts were that i didn't like it cause i accidentally hit it a few times, airing the gun when i didn't want to, which could have hurt some little kids that were around my gun at the time. But i got more careful around it and just adjusted to having it. It is kinda of a fat asa, meaning it has a larger diameter then most on/offs you see. But it doesn't really make too much of a difference.
To switch were the air hoses , either on side or in front, all you have to do is unscrew the macro fitting out of that place, unscrew the plug that should be in the place of the un-used air port. Then put some plummers tape around the threads of each and then screw them back into the places you want them. THAT SIMPLE!
As for the lever, switching it from right to left side, you have to have a tool made to remove "Jesus" clips. The tool costs like $12 at any auto parts store and comes with 4 different heads to get the job done. Just remove the clip, pull out the lever ( OH! ,and lets pretend your smart enough to not have an air tank hooked up during this whole thing.) then put the lever back through the hole on the other side, put clip back on and there you go. Now your flipin' the switch on a different side.
Conclusion: This is a good asa, just have to watch what your doing. might accidentally hurt some one.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Merc4Hire Friday, March 17th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Check it Unimount (own) WGP Unimount knock off (owned and works better) Redz has a nice mini rail like new stye unimount
Marker Setup: an e1 orraccle w/ belsales ram etc.

2k3 body w/e2 and eclipse everything except Rat valve and Killa detent

Outkast w/ ticler & eclipse ram & old JAM bolt in delrin (exact same wieght as Orracle bolt)

Custom body cocker Mech w/ Orracle pneumatics (shoulda been eclipse/ belsales)

5 2004 black WGP Prostock Autococker. SP 14" teardrop barrel, Shockteck Supafly 2004 style black/teal delrin & pin, Egg II/ reloader, Check It unamount, kapp twista rod, aluminum pump rod, Belsales hollowpoint 3way, antisiphon co2 for now....
6 2K3 Piranha STS eforce , empire reloader, teardrop 14", Stock barrel, spring kit, normal Co2's...

a coupla more blowbacks
Strengths: No effort to turn on and off.
Weaknesses: Most leak very soon/ immediately, Heavy , quality control. front gas port, rail only.
Review: See Weaknesses.

I used one of these that someone had on a fill station and it was awesome. so i bought one. the machining tolerancese were so sloppy that it leaked around the valve core. also the plug was not installed right so it leaked too. so the shop gave me another one. it leaked out of the box but after fiddling worked for most of a day before it had the same problems.

I since have seen 6 total. 2 had the same problem as mine. one worked fine. the one on the fill station broke down a couple of weeks later.

also the front only gas port is a nuisance. I use either a unimount or a very short rail (maybe 1.5 " forward.) this leaves no room inbetween the macro fitting and regulator (and makes steel braid totally impossible.)

It was also very thick metal which made it very bulky and suprisingly heavy.

It does not have a purge function.

it is dovetail only. it should come with a mini dovetail or scew holes so it is universal.

If it had worked i would have loved it. My checkit unimount is too stiff to turn once it is aired up (and my wgp unimount copy works great!?!?) My redz on/off is kinda inbetween.
The empire quick flip is effortless. That is absoltely lovely, if the bugger works.

another nisanse about it was that there were only about 5 degrees of rotation (with the tanks I used) that was off. the little handle pointed slightly down in this position, which meant that if i Degassed and set the gun down it usually bumped the handle a little partially opening the pinvalve and regassing my gun.

The coolest feature is how easy and definite on and off(well not so much for the off) are. you don't think you have your air tuned on and fire 15 shots on the break and have to give a knob another twist. that's awesome
Conclusion: If National had better quality control this would get a 7 or 8, but the quality makes it a 1, because they work well when they work, it gets a total of 2. My redz would get a 6 and my unimount would be a 5to 6 for comparision.
Rating:
2 out of 10
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smartparts Sunday, April 17th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
32 degree, CP, shocktech, boblong, function
Marker Setup: Impulse Vision
NDZ pro mag trigger
CP rail
Empire quick flip on/off
Shocker Feed neck
Strengths: Easy to turn
Looks
Weaknesses: None
Review: This on/off is the best I have have ever used. It is also really cheap. I got my for 30 bucks. This on/off is definately better then the on/off with the knob. I havent had any trouble turing it off while it has gas in it. I have this on an impulse vision and it looks soo cool. I havent had any problems with my tank getting stucked in the threads yet so as of now this is the best on/off I have used.
Conclusion: Get it!!!!
Rating:
10 out of 10
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darkjedi949 Monday, March 14th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
32 degrees quik on/off
others forgot names
Marker Setup: SP ion Black
-12" Ultralight
-Q-lock
-Hybrid lady gripz
-45/4500 Crossy
-Empire tank cover
-Evil Detanator
-Reloader B
-Empire mini rail
-Empire quik flip asa on/off
Strengths: -Doesn't waste air
-Looks great
Weaknesses: None
Review: FIrst of all i would like to say this product is great, reliable, and looks great with a decent rail like I said my works great with all this>>>>
-12" Ultralight
-Q-lock
-Hybrid lady gripz
-45/4500 Crossy
-Empire tank cover
-Evil Detanator
-Reloader B
-Empire mini rail
Also do not be afraid when buying this that for instance that you get on the feild and the switch turns off your air (its not to hard or to easy to flip its just right)
Conclusion: I defiently recommend this b/c even if you are putting this on your gun for looks it still says the word "beast" ever time you look at it
Rating:
10 out of 10
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deathbybowtie Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Duckbill-type ASAs
DOP on/off
Check It Unimount
Marker Setup: 2004 Nightkast Autococker
Empire Quik Flip
Shocktech inline reg
Planet Eclipse Samurai trigger
Planet Eclipse Nexus ram w/ QEVs
WGP Worrblade bolt, black delrin
WGP Panel grips
WGP STO Kaner barrel kit
Viewloader eVLution 2 smoke/black shell
68/3000 Pure Energy tank
Strengths: Super-easy to use
Looks nice
Two outlet choices
Weaknesses: Knob turns very easily (discussed below)
Tank gets stuck sometimes
Review: This ASA is so easy to use, it's rediculous. The lever spins very easily, which allows for very easy turning on and off of the tank. I had some bad experiences with screw-down-type on/off ASAs where the screw would be very stiff when pressurized and required a lot of force to get disengaged. I have had no such problems with the Quik-Flip; the lever swings around very easily and disengages the tank. This is also its biggest problem, in that if I have the tank on and don't want the gun gassed up, it's very easy to knock the lever into the engaged position and gas my gun up accidentally.

The other perks include two outlet ports (one on the left and one on the front) and the dovetail mount, which is nice for people (like myself) with integrated dovetails. The looks aren't anything particularly special, but it looks nice enough. The biggest plus of the Quik-Fiip, though, is its ease of use.

The only problem I've had with the Quik-Flip is that my tank will sometimes get stuck in the threads. Not just stuck, like I have to push a little harder to unscrew it, stuck like I need another person to be able to get the tank off the ASA. I think the tank o-ring may be slipping back onto the threads, but I'm not sure. It doesn't happen too often, though, so it's not a huge concern.
Conclusion: Overall, the Empire Quik-Flip is a very easy-to-use ASA that performs very well. It's a great alternative to Unimounts or other types of screw-down on/off ASAs.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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master2003 Friday, February 4th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Aci phat flame drop w/on-off
Dead on drop w/on-off
Marker Setup: Free Flow eblade cocker
Strengths: Ease of turning the air source on and off
Weaknesses: None right now
Review: I mounted the one I got on an empire rail.
I works great, and it is perfect for my 68cu tank.
The lever for turning the air on and off turns super easy, much easier than the kind that screw in.
It is cheaper than other asa of it's kind, I got mine for $25.
Conclusion: I would get this with the rail mount if you have a 20oz co2 or 68cu tank.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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