Sabre and flatline your thoughts since im thinking about tryingit out
Posted 03 December 2007 - 10:13 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:59 AM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:42 PM
The maximum range of a paintball marker is up to about 300 feet with a standard barrel, in most cases engagements will be under 100 feet. Unless you are expelling out huge quantities of paint, the extra range of a flatline is defeated by its accuracy as the accuracy at those extreme ranges is rather poor and even more so with a flatline barrel.
I'm not saying don't consider it though - they can make playing easier as they take out a big human factor in determining how much to elevate your marker. Just be aware of the drawbacks associated with it.
"Marketing hype in paintball?! The nerve of some people. After all, we paintballers would never throw our hard earned cash into the magic box of marketing hype."
Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:57 PM
Official Sniper #31
Automaggot # 142
Posted 05 December 2007 - 10:33 AM
DO NOT DO IT, I can't really fill in alll the positions and I know becuse I have one, I am now mainly a heavy rifleman, but I am also a master medium and light, get a stiffi barrel barrel like my twin.
This post has been edited by Never Dead's twin: 06 December 2007 - 09:46 AM
Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:42 PM
Posted 23 December 2007 - 05:27 PM
Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:16 AM
Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:30 AM
I have heard some say they needed to take off the 2 end screws on their Flatline and realign the barrel, it's not hard if you need to do it.
I Love my Flatline for my A-5, I like my APEX for my X7.
Get a quality barrel and practice a bit, I've played with mine for 3 years and know how it shoots and it is just second nature now.
Yes, you need decent equiptment but it's you that will succeed on the field, not the barrel!
Posted 04 January 2008 - 11:44 AM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 03:41 PM
Great point Knightwolf.. I play in Wisconsin and in the cold 40 or below, it is a very bad combination.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 04:05 PM
Posted 09 January 2008 - 07:45 AM
Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:53 AM
I sometimes use my A-5 flatline. The extra distance is nice at times. It is much easier to take out an A-5 flatline, if I need to I keep the barrel adapter on another barrel so I can quickly swap my flatline for a normal barrel. However, if you break a ball you are screwed, unless you have a squeegee similar to a dye battle swab. On the field during play you won't have tools so you won't be able to take the barrel off, and you have to live with horrible accuracy.
I have mixed feelings, for an A-5 I like it more because in a staging area i can easily take it off and put on a normal barrel.
BTW if you take the time you can get the flatline tuned to reasonable acuracy, but you have to take the time to make adjustments. My flatline's best accuracy is not when the barrel is centered, but instead about 1/8 inch to the right.
Oh, and the cold is not good for your flatline because you will chop paint really bad. Last weekend a kid I know bought a 98c with a flatline and this was his first game with it, I gave him one of my 98c's cause most of his shots broke in the flatline (but it was about 20 degrees out for the high)
This post has been edited by Huff n Puff: 11 January 2008 - 12:56 AM
Fire? Yes Please