Does Not cure FSDO like ppl think
Tuff to get in/out some times
Instalation is easy just take out the skrew under the front cap and put it in (older imp models may require more work). It has red loctite on the skrew so heat it up if u want but i just loosend it wit a good turn. Well ive been using this for about 2 months and i am able to dry fire, and have not had one recocking or other bolt problem. My imp does seem a lil more consistant and i can operate at a lower pressure, not by much but is helpfull. You can get them in about 6 diff colors, barley wieghs anything so dont worry bout making ur imp heavier, it looks kool and is a cheap upgrade.
Awsome, cheap upgrade, it should be the first upgrade u buy for the imp unless u are considering an lpr set
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 4th, 2007 at 2:20 pm PST
This product does what it is designed to do, is easy to install.
If you cant afford the LPR kit, and if you're really bothered by dry firing your gun and nto having it re-cock, then buy the tapeworm. However I have heard some people say to buy this product to eliminate FSDO, this is not true...the tapeworm doesn't affect pressure levels at all, it reduces effects caused by them.
Great first upgrade, easy to install and does its job NQA. Looks like its worth about $2 though. Has nothing to do with FSDO.
-12'' 689 Freak Barrel
-ND Delrin Bolt
-ND Blade Trigger
-PMI Perfect Drop Forward
-System X Sticky Grips
-Evolution II Hopper
-ACI Bulldog III 68ci 4500psi
-ND Fang Ball detents
Eliminates all recocking problems, and allows for a lower pressure
This is a great product, and does exactly what it claims to do. By installing this, you will be able to shoot at a lower operating pressure, with a great velocity. I can shoot at about 150-160 psi with 285+ fps. There is no bolt stick, but I recommend using a delrin bolt none the less. It will help you lower your operating pressure as well. This does not eliminate the FDOS at all, sorry. The instructions are absolutely terrible. For one thing, you NEED a smaller set screw for the body plug underneath the VA. They do not provide you with one unfortunately, so you'll have to find one in youur toolbox, or get one from a hardware store. It is a 10/32 thread size. WHATEVER YOU DO, Do not use the same screw, that oyu just took out form underneath the VA. If you use it, it will thread into the tapeworm, and you will not be able to get it out. Other than that, everything is peachy.
Get it, it beats paying $100 for the whole LPR deal, and it does lower your pressure too. Just make sure you have a smaller set screw for the body plug underneath the VA.
2004 Smart Parts Impulse /w Vision Eye
Vertical Max-Flo Regulator
2004 Smart Parts 12" Progressive Barrel
Viewloader Revolution Hopper /w X-board
48ci 3000psi Crossfire tank
New Designz Equalizer Bolt
Eclipse Blade Magnetic Trigger
Smart Parts Tapeworm
New Designz Back Cap
New Designz Ball Detents
Smart Parts No-Rise Clamp Feedneck
Kapp Bottom Line
You can't use it with an lpr... you have to take it off.
This part is REQUIRED for a stock impulse. If you don't have one, get one now, unless your willing to spend 125 bucks on an lpr. What it does is help out on the consistancy of the firing and recocking. I had really bad recocking problems, yet this tapeworm is my savior. I recommend it so much that I believe your wasting your money on an impulse without one. I even set my dwell 4 clicks lower than normal.... amazing
Get it as soon as possible. I'm telling you... you really have to get this, specailly if your gun has problems with the recocking and shooting.
Lowered operating pressure
Gun shot a little straighter
No Bolt Stick
Easy to install
Only semi helped with FSDO (First Shot Drop Off)
When I first got this part in the mail I held it in my hand and said, "I payed 25 bucks for this P.O.S.". But immediatly after i installed it, which didn't take much more than 10 minutes my mind had changed. A couple big differences were the operating pressure was lowered and my shot seemed to shoot flatter. The only difference in the FSDO was that my ball didn't stop in the barrel it lobbed out the front instead of getting stuck.
I give this product a 9 because it didn't clear the FSDO but that is easily cleared by shooting one or two balls before the game. And it gives you a cool spike instead of having a stupid little screw threre
NW drop forward
47/3k nitro tank
you can operate your impulse at a lower pressure and dry fire your gun
DOES NOT cure first ball drop off
I bought the tapeworm because it was cheap and I wanted to operate my impulse at a lower pressure. I have a small tank so I wanted to save on air. From all the reviews I've seen it also cures first ball drop off, but for me it definetely did not. I wasn't too worried about it, because that isn't what I bought it for. It also helps you drive fire(who cares).
An ok product for the money but for some reason didn't work out perfectly for me, but maybe i'm doing something wrong...I don't know.
14" full freak barrel kit
45k Crossfire HPA tank.
helps get rid of First Shot Drop Off
solves all recocking problems
really thier are no weaknesses its just kinda a pain to install.
I really like the tapeworm it was definitly worth the money. i noticed a difference in the way i was shooting as soon as a installed the worm. now i don't have any more problems with re cocking and i don't get FSDO anymore. After you upgrade to a better barrel you should definlty look into getting a tapeworm it really does make a difference.
The tapeworm is definitly an upgrade worth getting. it gets rid of all First Shot Drop Off problems and recocking problems. i give this a 10 becuase it really does make a noticable difference in the way you shoot.
Black Smart Parts Impulse
New Designz Equilizer bolt (flush w/ back)
PB drop with SP inline on/off
68ci 3000psi Crossfire tank
Does what it is suppose to...get rid of the bolt stick
None great product
Not much to say about it. its a great thing to have on your pulse. Comes in colors too thats pretty cool. well worth the 20-25 bucks. Most likely one of the best upgrades you can get for an impulse...any solenoid optimizer for that matter i would assume they are all pretty similar performance. Go out and get one if you dont have one already.
This is a must for your impulse. I would recommend this to everyone that owns an impy.
It is a great part and fixed FSDO for me... couldnt ask for more...
Doesnt have any weaknesses, It does what it is made for... simple as that
Great Part/ Upgrade for your impulse and if you dont want to use a LPR than you need a tapeworm. Corrects first shot drop off (FSDO) and it doesnt look too bad on the impulse. The only other thing that could take it's place is a nipple if you have an LPR which happy to say i am soon to have...
Couldn't ask for more in the part... looks good and carries out its function. Money well spent
None. I guess you can get a nice LPR which could fix it but the tapeworm is kinda its own product.
2k2 Impy, Evo2, freak barrel, all kinds of upgrades
IT FIXES FIRST SHOT DROP OFF HOLY CRAP...... nope... just kidding ha ha.
one weakness is that the point isnt sharp enough?
Its a well made product. Now for the good part. I know there are newbies out there who will say they dont know how to install this so im gonna help you right now. RED lock tite is tough shizzle. Many people i have talked to said they were afraid to strip the screw in the font cuase the allen wrench wouldnt move. NO WORRIES MY FRIENDS!
Step1. Get your Gf's or sisters hair dryer.
Step2. Put it in the highest setting and point it at the screw.
Step3. let it sit there heating your gun for about 5-7 min
Step4. The gun WILL be hot so dont be a spaz and burn yourself. Get the 3/16th allen
Step5. Gently apply preasure at first to loosen the screw and then start to crank it slowly
Step6. the screw should come off with a little force then get some alchohol and q-tips
Step7. Clean the threading with the alchohol WELL till you cant see very much of the red
Step8. Go buy the blue grip locktite for medium jobs (its not permenent)
Step9. Apply to the threading. Put some Doww 33 to the little o-rings so it slids in easy
Step10. screw it in slowly then give it a good crank to assure its tight.
Step11. You should after it dry's be able to dry fire your gun with no problem.
If you want you can also put the little spike guy in the back with the same silver screw by your On/Off switch. Thats what i did and it does the same thing. Looks more unique.
Ummmm get it? why not, you can chase your cat around the house with out the barrel condom and scare it more? Its a good deal to get guys.