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#1 User is offline   babam 

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:10 AM

Hi everyone,
I currently have a x7 with response trigger and flatline barrel. shot in cold weather recently and oh my god there was some ball chomping going on.
I have now decided to use the flatline in the summer months instead, currently shopping around for some others at the mo.
I have noticed that there alot of small modz and improvements to the x7 which makes buying one off the shelf a bit of a sham.
So what upgrades do I really need?
Can anyone give some advice please?
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:15 AM

First of all, the Flatline is all hype. If you're gonna go with a spin barrel, I would suggest an Apex instead.
What are your usual tactics? I can help you out somewhat as far as mods go if I know how you play.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:24 PM

Thats the thing that I absolutely hate about the X7. You have to put a pretty decent amount of money into it to make it look cool. If I were you, I would buy a stock, and put some Cyclone upgrades in it.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:10 PM

I also own a X-7, and the first thing I bought was a new designz power tube, as the stock one is plastic. I also got a shocktech front bolt, not sure if this made any difference or not. I went with the air through commando stock also, as I play with a remote. Next on my list are the TechT cyclone mods, but I'm holding off because I really don't need the extra speed. I also got the hair-pin trigger mod and love it. It shortens the trigger slop giving the trigger a nice short pull. Hope this helped. :happy:
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 04:29 PM

Do those bolt upgrades actually help with anything?
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:17 PM

TechT Cyclone Full Upgrade

When I got this I was like, 'This is the greatest thing since sliced bread... and switching to HPA.' You also may want to make sure that your paint is not too big. The flatline likes paint that is a bit on the small side and has a thick shell. Winter is naturally harder on paint so if you can, use paint that has a thicker shell. In my case, the TechT mods took care of all chopping problems for like 6 months. After that and 15,000 shots later all I needed to do was change a spring.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:19 PM

View PostTim Burton, on Dec 1 2008, 05:29 PM, said:

Do those bolt upgrades actually help with anything?


Not really. I have yet to come by one that actually had any significant improvement over the stock one.


As far as X7 mods go, only need is a ton of extra ratchets for the cyclone. That's the first part to break most of the time, so either stock up on them or buy one of the metal ones.

Other than that, there is no "need" only "want." A new barrel and the cyclone issue being properly addressed and you're home free unless you decide otherwise.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:43 PM

Ok, since cold weather is your problem, go with a normal barrel, and maybe some squishy paddles for the cyclone. TechT, lapco and others make soft paddles.

Internals are not too useful at all. If your stock cyclone ratchet breaks get an aluminum replacement from TechT or Lapco. Then you are good to go.
The flatline is hard o paint, especially when it is brittle from the cold. The stock paddles can also be hard, the soft ones are much more forgiving.

And please spell mods with an s. Not modz. :rolleyes:
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:35 PM

View PostTim Burton, on Dec 1 2008, 04:29 PM, said:

Do those bolt upgrades actually help with anything?


Only if you decide to run with a siphon tank for liquid CO2 (in which case it isn't as prone to cracking/becoming brittle from the low temperature).


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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:30 PM

Syphon tank? How does that differ from a regular CO2 tank?
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:01 PM

View PostTim Burton, on Dec 1 2008, 08:30 PM, said:

Syphon tank? How does that differ from a regular CO2 tank?


For your reference:


  • An anti-siphon tank is designed to not siphon (aka pick-up) liquid CO2 (using a rigid tube that theoretically keeps the upstream end out of the liquid CO2 when in use)
  • A siphon tank is designed to selectively pick up only liquid CO2 through the use of a weighted "clunk"
  • A regular tank will feed whatever is adjacent to the pin valve at the time that "demand" for CO2 from the tank occurs
Before anybody comments on the spelling/definition, see below (Both spellings are considered "accepted" although siphon is often considered "proper" where syphon is considered informal/slang according to some schools of thought. Per Merriam-Webster, siphon is more commonly used in the verb form whereas syphon more commonly refers to the noun):
http://www.merriam-w...ctionary/siphon


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Posted 02 December 2008 - 04:31 PM

Hey dude. It depends what you want to do with your x7 (congrats!). I wouldn't use the flatline. I use a JJ barrel with my tippmann and it works great. If you use Co2 switch to HPA because it will give you more consistant shots and won't freeze your gun up. Look into the vortex mod for your cyclone becuase that's one part that breaks FASSTT especially in these colder months...

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Posted 03 December 2008 - 06:58 AM

Also, get a good sight for it, too. I recommend a BSA red dot. I have one on my X7. 30 bucks, and it is all but indestructible on the field. It makes aiming a lot easier and faster.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:39 AM

Hi,
Yup ive changed the barrel to a j&j and upgraded paddles and ratchet in the cyclone.
shot with it this week end and it was great.
I have been looking at the qeph but I'm going to do it myself, anyone had any experience of this?
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