New barrel, and Hopper? humm..
Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:16 PM
I was looking into purchasing a new hopper, and barrel soon. I have an Invert Mini so
I want to keep the lightness and tightness. I was looking into the Pinokio, but I'm not
sure. And for a hopper I was looking into ultra lights, Freaks, and Death Sticks.
I play speedball, and I usually play front.
I'm open to any new ideas or subjection!
Posted 24 November 2008 - 03:48 PM
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Posted 24 November 2008 - 04:39 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 05:17 PM
Now, it isn't a force feed loader, which will turn most players off. That said, it can easily keep up with my fingers (13bps ish), is very small, and very lightweight. Plus, for the price of a high end loader, you can grab two to have a spare in your gearbag if you get a ball break or something like that.
For the barrel, I don't see a huge need to upgrade, the stock barrel has worked fine for me. However, teammates of mine swear by the Deadlywind Carbon Fiber barrels with freak inserts.. amazingly light, easy to match bores, and very quiet.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 07:54 PM
Ultralights ( Dye) are an extreamly common barrel and can be found in tons of shops. They are by far the more populare choice of many players. Personally I dont like the feel of them ( thats just me)
im going to skimp on the freaks ( smart parts) ... There older styled barrels so the new technology of todays barrels can be alot better.
Deathstixs ( paintball assasin). Both another Member and I have written our personal reviews on the deathstix barrels on PB review.
I use these barrel with my Automag and I love them to death ( pun not intended....well maybe it was.)
I wrote the review for the 8/10. ( this was pre the sub catigory for series two)
my buddies are looking into Mini's if you tell me some quick thoughts on them it would be appreciated.
This post has been edited by Eskimo: 24 November 2008 - 07:57 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:00 PM
as for barrels, my mini barrel was amazing but if you feel the need to upgrade, the revolver is a pretty nice kit and I think they can be had cheap now (I may be wrong).
I like my freaks (I have two backs and fronts, I acquired one for free when a guy was cleaning out his gear bag at the local field handing out what he didn't want, the other came in a trade of guns)
@eskimo, the mini is a really great budget gun, it uses autococker threads meaning you can find almost any barrel under the sun, the gas through grip works real nice and I have had no consistency issues. The board and bolt are easy to access and remove and maintenance. The feedneck works, occasionally coming a bit loose, but tightens easily. The trigger leaves something to be desired (my favorite triggers are the wgp karnivor stock triggers if that gives you a bearing on what my tastes are in comparison to the mini), but with some tuning it works. The main drawback of the mini is also it's coolest feature, the gas through grip, because there are no upgrades for it, you are stuck with what it comes with. Quite frankly the mini needs an on/off attachment like the U.S. needs an economic solution.
This post has been edited by Dante: 24 November 2008 - 08:05 PM
Poor Gary Coleman, he lived a short life.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:24 PM
Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:28 PM
Although Im lost with your trigger example
for the most part, I like triggers with a bit of springiness to them (they feel like they are pushing back against my finger) The mini's trigger acts more like a mouse clicker.
basically just saying the trigger works for some and not for some.
Poor Gary Coleman, he lived a short life.
Posted 24 November 2008 - 08:34 PM
as for a barrel, dont really worry about it. use the stock barrel, and save some money. there is a very small difference, besides weight, between barrels. buy good paint if you want to be more accurate.
Posted 28 November 2008 - 02:13 AM
Basically, for me, it comes down to a VLocity (XSV/Dynasty/Regular) for a hopper since my Torque is a little lacking in the capacity department.
And a Lapco Bigshot for my barrel. I've always like 1 piece barrels since they're a consistent bore throughout the length, and I've yet to try a Lapco barrel and see for myself their quality and accuracy.
Posted 28 November 2008 - 01:23 PM
Is it the volume problem they have? A friend of mine has an XSV and it sounds like a plane taking off. Probably twice as loud as my torque if not louder.