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Poll: flatline (102 member(s) have cast votes)

whould i run a flat line

  1. yes (57 votes [54.81%])

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  2. no (47 votes [45.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.19%

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#1 User is offline   Ghoulscout 

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:42 PM

so i plan on playing a broadsword in the team me and my buddys are starting. the team is going to be really aggressive. so my question is, is the flat line worth it?
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:49 PM

View PostGhoulscout, on Dec 17 2007, 05:42 PM, said:

so i plan on playing a broadsword in the team me and my buddys are starting. the team is going to be really aggressive. so my question is, is the flat line worth it?

maybe its just me, but i dont like the flatline. its very picky as to what paint works well with it, cleaning is not as easy as a straight barrel, and its kinda loud.
i found that you sacrifice accuracy and gain some range, id rather have accuracy. its a pain when you can see a hopper or shoe or mask and hit everywhere around it but what you want.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 03:51 PM

If you really want the distance, go for the Apex. More accurate, more tolerable on paint, and you can use the dive bomb shot to great affect. You can also put it on different barrels, giving you greater accuracy over distance. Also, the Apex is cheaper than that Flatlines.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 05:40 PM

This is one of those questions like: What's better a sports car or a truck? They both do different jobs so they are hard to compare. Since you are planning on being aggressive, you really won't NEED the flatline's extra distance. Also remember that the extra distance comes at loss of velocity and therefore less chance of ball breakage. The flatline does have the aforementioned problems. It's really a personal decision.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 06:25 PM

I had a flatline for a while..its not worth it in my opinion..go apex!
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:14 PM

But a broadsword's main purpose is supporting fire. Therefore, they do need a some extra distance so that they can lay down a decent amount of fire from a relatively safe distance.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:16 PM

i vote no. you get more of a flat trajectory, but the paint breaking distance is the same, and you lose the ability to drop paint into bunkers.
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Posted 17 December 2007 - 07:16 PM

View PostKnightwolf16, on Dec 17 2007, 08:14 PM, said:

But a broadsword's main purpose is supporting fire. Therefore, they do need a some extra distance so that they can lay down a decent amount of fire from a relatively safe distance.

But you can do this with an Apex..but with more accuracy, and its cheaper too.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:31 PM

View PostT-Freak, on Dec 17 2007, 09:16 PM, said:

View PostKnightwolf16, on Dec 17 2007, 08:14 PM, said:

But a broadsword's main purpose is supporting fire. Therefore, they do need a some extra distance so that they can lay down a decent amount of fire from a relatively safe distance.

But you can do this with an Apex..but with more accuracy, and its cheaper too.


I said that in the 3rd post of the thread.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:33 PM

View PostKnightwolf16, on Dec 18 2007, 03:31 PM, said:

View PostT-Freak, on Dec 17 2007, 09:16 PM, said:

View PostKnightwolf16, on Dec 17 2007, 08:14 PM, said:

But a broadsword's main purpose is supporting fire. Therefore, they do need a some extra distance so that they can lay down a decent amount of fire from a relatively safe distance.

But you can do this with an Apex..but with more accuracy, and its cheaper too.


I said that in the 3rd post of the thread.

lol..ok then so we now know NOT to get the flatline..every one go with apex. :P
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:43 PM

I'm going to buck the trend and say try both. I shot both the Flatline and the Apex, and the both have their ups and downs.Tthe Flatline needs thick-shelled paint to be truly effective, but if you have that I personally found it to perform better then the Apex. However, the Apex can be turned off, and works better on thinner paint.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:54 PM

thanks for all the replies guys, so ive decieded not to get the flat line and go with somthing else
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 02:58 PM

Like we said, get the Apex and then find a really good barrel and put the Apex tip on it. Distance and accuracy. Hard to go wrong with that.
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Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:52 PM

View PostGhoulscout, on Dec 17 2007, 03:42 PM, said:

so i plan on playing a broadsword in the team me and my buddys are starting. the team is going to be really aggressive. so my question is, is the flat line worth it?


GET IT, it is sooo funney when the noobs look at my gun and say "he has a flatline so he must be a wus" and latter on that game I run up and shoot them and it gives you a nice warm feeling inside.
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 07:30 AM

Go with the Apex and get this Big Shot Barrel http://www.lapcopaintball.com/store/index....0c7ca3cc24fc8eb and put the Apex tip in it. Or, if it will be a while before you buy another Barrel, Lapco is coming out with the formentioned Apex ready Big Shot barrel with the Apex already attached. Best of both world, Apex tip for distance and trick shots, if you can master them, and close range accuracy from the Big Shot when the Apex is turned off.
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