My Choice of Tippmann 98 Upgrades
Posted 07 April 2009 - 05:56 AM
*Zero Kick Hammer
*Flatline Platinum Barrel  - (How is this barrel in comparison to a 16'?)
*APE Rampage Circuit Board
*Cyclone Feed Upgrade (with TechT Vortex Mod; Lightening Rod; and QEPH.)
What are your thoughts on these parts, and is there anything other parks you would recommend upgrading?
Posted 07 April 2009 - 06:33 AM
Anything that has to do with raising the performance of your marker is a great investment. I would stay away from the Flatline in all honesty. I'm not sure that an APE board is necessary either, but if you want the firepower, then a Cyclone will be a necessity along with the board.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 08:37 AM
This post has been edited by Sneaky Big Foot: 07 April 2009 - 08:38 AM
Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:07 PM
I've been trying to get a feel on the thoughts of Apex vs Flatline, but I'm still a bit confused on the two. Which would suit the Sabre style of play the best?
This post has been edited by Nelos: 07 April 2009 - 01:08 PM
Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:34 PM
I will also tell you this, don't go crazy with the upgrades. Play a bit, find out what you need, and go from there. Also, performance over mil-sim looks. Before you start making your marker look like an M16, max out the performance. I would recommend staying away from the Flatline, get an Apex instead. I would also recommend that you use the money you would use to buy a Cyclone and all of those upgrades for the Cyclone to buy an electronic hopper, such as a Halo B, a Reloader B, or one of the higher end loaders such as the Rotor, Prophecy or the Pinokio. The reason for this is 1)The Cyclone relies on air to power, so it can make your already gas hog of a gun even more of a gas hog. 2) If you ever upgrade to another gun, you'll be able to take that loader with you, whereas if you have the Cyclone you'll have to buy another loader. 3) The cost of all of the Cyclone upgrades with the Cyclone itself on Actionvillage.com adds up to $150!!! You could get any of the before mentioned hoppers for that much!!! Just saying, with a 98 there's really no reason to get a Cyclone feed for it.
Posted 07 April 2009 - 01:41 PM
Nom Carver makes a good point, buy a mid-level (Halo, Torque, Reloader B, Fasta) or high-end (Pinokio, Rotor, Prophecy) loader instead of the Cylcone. Not only are his points valid, but if/when the cyclone gives fits or craps out you'll be SOL whereas if you had a normal loader you could easily switch to the gravity hopper that came with it or another electric loader and only have your marker be down for as long as it takes to make the switch.
This post has been edited by Weigel21: 07 April 2009 - 01:50 PM
Posted 07 April 2009 - 02:43 PM
I'll vouch for everything Weigel said. He makes very good points that I totally agree with. I've been using the Apex for a year and a half now and I love it. It's versatile and more handy than anything I've seen or used, flatline included. It's pretty easy on paint, the flatline is not. It's distance and curvature is adjustable, the flatline's definitely is not. It looks cool, flatline does not (it's an opinion, I know ). It's easy to take on and off, heck, it's attached to your barrel. The flatline needs to be installed which is a pain for the 98 version. It's simply innovative! I've always thought it kills the flatline. Go with the Apex if anything.
This post has been edited by TyTy: 07 April 2009 - 02:45 PM
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 05:52 AM
Now, I chose the Egrip because I read that the response trigger (much like the cyclone feed) was a gas hog, also. Since I intend to play woodsball over speedball, which of the two do you like best?
By the way, I just want to say thanks again to everyone who continues to take the time to answer my questions.
Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:49 AM