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#1 User is offline   Norris 

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:01 PM

I'm debating between a fiber wrapped 68/4500 and an 88/4500 HPA tank. Is there a significant size/weight difference between the two? Just wondering what the other Sabres utilizing HPA out there use.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:10 PM

First of all, NICE avatar. Deliverance is putting me in a trance right now.

Secondly, which is more important: weight/compactness, or long-laasting air?

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 11:20 PM

View PostThe Judge, on Jul 19 2007, 02:10 AM, said:

First of all, NICE avatar. Deliverance is putting me in a trance right now.

Secondly, which is more important: weight/compactness, or long-laasting air?


Thank you! They are beyond brilliant. Anyways, I guess it would be mobility. I think I am basically answering my own question here. I'm just curious as to how noticeable the weight difference between the two are on your back.
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:48 AM

I have a 88cu/4500 Crossfire and a Sabre Vest, and I can't fell it at all. The 88cu seems to be a perfect fit for the tank holder on my vest.

I originally was going to get a 68/45, but I realized that I needed more air than a 68/45 would hold. The 88cu was only $15 more than the 68, so, I obviously went with it. :D
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:20 AM

How many balls do you bring out with you? Can you refill in the staging area?

68/4500 is my vote because if you're like me you don't know when you'll get another marker and set-up




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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:22 AM

You should try to center everything in your kit around the amount of paint you would like to carry. You figure out how much paint you want...then you get an air tank to shoot that much paint after you figure out how efficient your marker is.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:03 PM

View PostTenacious221, on Jul 19 2007, 12:22 PM, said:

You should try to center everything in your kit around the amount of paint you would like to carry. You figure out how much paint you want...then you get an air tank to shoot that much paint after you figure out how efficient your marker is.

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This is why I went with an 88/45. I spend more of my time giving covering fire than running around as a pointman. With the A5 being a gas hog that it is, I needed to be able to fire all 6 pods in my Sabre vest with enough air to fire another pod or 2. The 88/45 gives me that option. The 68/45 would only give me enough to shoot what I carry, which isn't enough air for me.
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 02:28 PM

i play with a 65/4500 and it works just fine for the amount i carry and fire....
6 pods and a hopper go through nice and easy.....
and that's with an X7.......i shot everything i had and then some off of one 65/45.
it was at the elite weekend that i shot a hopper, 6 pods......then i reloaded and probably got off 1 or 2 more pods...
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 10:11 PM

I am using a 88/45 and am happy with it. It is really light and its not that much bigger than a 68/45
My friend is using a 68/45 and he is happy with his, but it really matters with how much paint you carry.
They are both about the same weight too

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 07:44 PM

I use a 114/3k tank myself. I plan on getting a 114/45 eventually. I spend time in all areas of the field and I never know when I may be needed to provide cover fire. I have ran out of air while providing cover and hated it. That is why I use a 114/3k.
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