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ProConnect 3 A better option for your remote needs

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 09:29 PM

I got a chance to take my marker out to a game and test out my new ProConnect3 remote. All in all, this is an awesome product!

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For this review, I will be attaching the remote to a 20 oz CO2 tank... Nothing fancy to see here.

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Here's a close up of the pin on the actual tank adapter. It's tapered so that it doesn't restrict air flow when the knurled knob is screwed all the way in. Now, you don't need to remember to do the half/quarter turn back when you gas up from the tank.

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The adapter is screwed on, just turn the knob to gas up. Also the knob has a lock on it so that you can't accidentally unscrew it from the adapter.

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It's a simple as that.

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The actual ProConnect3 is just a tad bit shorter than your QD and slide check combo.

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Instead of a slide check, this half of the ProConnect3 is simply a button. When the line is gassed up, the button has some resistance to it, so an accidental disconnect is unlikely. Just press the button, your marker is degassed in a hiss of air, and your line is still charged.

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This is the male end of the ProConnect3. All you do it mate the two end and you have air in your marker again. Since the line has air in it there is some resistance when you press the two ends together. You hear a tiny hiss of air when the connection is complete.

When you are done for the day and you de-gas, there is a tiny hole in the tank adapter that will bleed the remaining air in your line out as you unscrew the adapter from the tank.

The cost of a remote with quick disconnect and slide check can be found as cheap as $20. For just a little more (I found my for $35), you get a superior system both in function and in maintenance. Looks like the ProConnect3 is a winner to me!
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:19 AM

nice. I will get a remote one day.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 09:49 AM

View PostTommy Towne, on Feb 19 2010, 02:19 AM, said:

nice. I will get a remote one day.


When I bought my remote last year, someone told me that slide checks are not that great because they can get filled with dirt and crud really easily...so I bought one lacking a slide check.

I wish I had seen this one -_- it's a pain to disconnect in many ways as I have to take off my half full cyclone hopper, turn off air flow, fire my marker until the hose and gun are empty...then disconnect.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 05:14 PM

View Postcdrinkh20, on Feb 19 2010, 11:49 AM, said:

View PostTommy Towne, on Feb 19 2010, 02:19 AM, said:

nice. I will get a remote one day.


When I bought my remote last year, someone told me that slide checks are not that great because they can get filled with dirt and crud really easily...so I bought one lacking a slide check.

I wish I had seen this one -_- it's a pain to disconnect in many ways as I have to take off my half full cyclone hopper, turn off air flow, fire my marker until the hose and gun are empty...then disconnect.


Dude, just unscrew your tank a little and fire off a few shots to get rid of the excess air in your marker. Then take your tank the rest of the way off. I've never heard of anyone doing what you do. Hope this helps.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:33 AM

View PostTheEnd, on Feb 19 2010, 05:14 PM, said:

View Postcdrinkh20, on Feb 19 2010, 11:49 AM, said:

View PostTommy Towne, on Feb 19 2010, 02:19 AM, said:

nice. I will get a remote one day.


When I bought my remote last year, someone told me that slide checks are not that great because they can get filled with dirt and crud really easily...so I bought one lacking a slide check.

I wish I had seen this one -_- it's a pain to disconnect in many ways as I have to take off my half full cyclone hopper, turn off air flow, fire my marker until the hose and gun are empty...then disconnect.


Dude, just unscrew your tank a little and fire off a few shots to get rid of the excess air in your marker. Then take your tank the rest of the way off. I've never heard of anyone doing what you do. Hope this helps.


Haha nobody ever told me what to do but I guess I never asked :P I was partially worried as the pressure ran down that the cyclone wouldn't fire quickly enough when firing off shots and a ball would get chambered late and get mushed in my gun. Other than taking my hopper off/firing a few shots off that doesn't seem to save me any hassle lol...

Seeing as I just turn the adapter on the remote line all the way counterclockwise so no more air enters the line...same idea as unscrewing it really.
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 07:50 AM

Very nice review!

I use a remote line, but it has no slide check or otherwise....Which is decidely less convenient. I should look into this product.
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