Another ingenious idea from Redz, this screw-in ASA with rail resembles a "pineapple" style grenade used in 20th Century warfare, right down to the pull pin.
* Screw in activation - no internal moving parts or cracked o-rings to deal with; it always works.
* Bleed-Off - Deactivate your air system and bleed out the air that's in your marker without having to shoot it down
* Included rail - while it looks like the activation-lever on a real grenade, this rail attaches directly to most markers and anchors your air system into place
* Rugged - milled from T6061 aircraft grade aluminum and hard anodized for the highest durability in the most intense games
* Lightweight - the ASA, rail, and included macroline adapter all weigh a total of 3.9 oz., so you're not weighed down on your way to your next bunker.
The Redz Grenade ASA w/ Rail Drop Forward is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used. Check out the Places to Buy links below for places to purchase it new.
Evo III Loader
Guerrilla Air tank/ Myth regulator
Possibly looks, however not worth it
Flimsy rails, poor mounting, leaks air
This asa looks kinda cool. I didn't care, it came with my ion, so that was that. I wouldn't have bought it otherwise.
Looks were the ONLY good thing though, as I later found out. When I first got the gun, the asa was already a little loose. I tightened up the set screw a little, however that did not help anything at all. I just let it go, and thought that I'd put up with a wriggley tank. I get to the field to use this gun for the first time, and as soon as I screw my filled tank in, it starts leaking air. I fired maybe 20 shots before my tank was empty.
Definatley not worth it. Looks don't count for anything if you can't play. You would be much better off spending your money on a real drop, or even better, a solid, direct mount asa.
Dropped too low- see review
Grooves- see review
Will hold your macroline hostage
When it works, it's great. Mine, though it functions, does not work. If the macroline setup runs from the ASA to a horizontal elbow, then no problem. However if the reg has its gas port on the bottom (like the Detonator), you could be screwed.
The ASA's macroline port (phrasing?) is 1/2" below that of the reg's elbow, which will push something out of proportion if the macroline is tough/sturdy. If it's more flexible, then no problem.
Also, common sense tells you to tighten the screw (that holds it in place) a fair amount. Doing so, however, pushes the ASA down and damages the grooves that slide into each other. My Grenade is permanently angled down, with a gap of about 1/4" between the rail and macroline port.
Finally, don't expect to remove the macroline from the ASA. It has a solid grip which could be useful, but not in my case.
If you have flexible macroline (similar to the free 10" from ansgear.com), go ahead. If your macroline is stiff, don't use it with a bottom-port reg.
7 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 29th, 2008 at 8:41 pm PST
Tippmann 98 ASA - slimmer, but more or less the same
CP Rail ASAs - they do their job just like this one
Black ICD ProMaster - CCM No-rise feedneck, Redz Pineapple Grenade ASA, macroline, 16" DYE Ultralite, Halo B (stock), Crossfire 68/4500 HP Air, older DYE Rhino Cover, everything else is stock
Tippmann 98 Custom (clamshell design) - Cyclone Feed (Vortex & Lightning Rod mods), X7 hopper, RT, CAR Stock, 16" DYE Ultralite, Monster Drop Rail ASA, Same air source as ProMaster
CORE PT Professional pistol - Stock
- Looks wicked
- Comes with macroline fitting
- Wobbles a bit
- Doesn't come with mount screws
- Little air leak
When I first got it in the mail, I was rather surprised at how much smaller it seemed to be; I suppose that's a good thing given the marker I was going to install it on. The installation wasn't a difficult process, but it wasn't a cakewalk either; the marker I installed it on had grips that interfered with the allen wrenches, so it took a bit longer than usual. I first noticed the wobbling problem when I initially installed it. I've had this problem before, and all I needed to do was tighten one little screw that binds the ASA with the rail to the point where the tightness of the wedge forces it into place and doesn't allow it to move the slightest bit; it doesn't do any harm to the ASA itself. After that it was smooth sailing when I went to do the air fitting seals and stuff; all I needed was a little teftlon tape to fix the air leaks all around my marker, and the ASA was no exception.
It's just like any other screw-in rail ASA; it holds your air tank on your marker via bottomline. I'd recommend this ASA if you're looking for some wicked looks (milsim or intimidation) and functionality; you'll get comments on it wherever you go.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 11:30 pm PST
Smart Parts Epiphany
Freak Barrel Kit
20 oz. Anit - Siphon
Redz Gernade ASA
Empire B2 Smoke
Smart Parts QEV
Macroline fitting preinstalled.
Didnt come with bolts to install.
Loose and wobbley after tightening.
I like the look that this asa gives to my gun and I'm sure you would too. I had trouble installing the part due to a lack of hardware on the part of REDZ. Not a major fault just an inconvienence if you're expecting it to come with screws. I wish the gernade attatched to the drop more securely then one little allen screw. Its al little wobbley after installation but I can live with it for the look, cuase thats the only reason I bought it.
If you are prepared for a little bit of inconvienence in the installation and want an awesome look to any gun, I would say pick this one up at your local paintball pro shop. If not, then there are other, better fish in the sea.