hey .. QTF .... i turned left at the lounge and wound up here ? damn new visuals in the "todays active topics" search ...
oh well, i am here so lets start the par-tay .. lol
i wouldn't choose any of these. the rifling in the barrel of the straightline is great .... if you're gonna shoot marbles. paintballs are not exact, and fluctuate wildly, not only in size, but in roundness .... is that a word ? it blends a lotta paint, so keep your swabby handy
the apex and the flatline are useless in anything except factory ball, or barnyard play. if you are trying to use it on a speedball field, forget it. don't need the distance, and an apex, you just don't have time to make the barrel adjustments cause you are balls to the wall in a 5 minute shootout, and again, the distance is not needed.
if woodsball is your game. it is too hard to calculate all the twigs, leaves, branches, tall grass that is gonna make that "long shot" stay true. hell, there are thingies hanging down from the branches and trees that you can't even see that make your shot go awry and now you have just given away your pposition. not ot metion that if your "long shot" does make it to the target through all of the hidden foilage, will it have enough velocity on it at that point to still break, or will it bounce ?
now in factory ball ( an old building that is used for paintball now ), and in a farm field with lots of open space, both the apex and the flatline are great barrels ... i have owned both barrels, and have sold them both because of their limitations .... but i do hafta say ... they DO look cool. i have played with a straightline for a few games and had a lot of problems
but then again, this is just my opinion
how the heck do i get back to the lounge ??
This post has been edited by klaatu: 09 February 2010 - 07:26 AM