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Flipped Tank Rate Topic: -----

Poll: Flipped Tank (167 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think?

  1. Sweet. Looks good! (43 votes [25.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.75%

  2. It will help to aim easier (28 votes [16.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.77%

  3. Stupid (96 votes [57.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.49%

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#16 User is offline   Psydotek 

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:53 PM

I've got the same marker in addition to my autococker, it's like my backup now. I tried flipping the tank around just to see how it felt but since i didn't have a shoulder stock at the time i didn't leave it that way. The balance though did feel excellent.

The shoulder stock + shorter expansion chamber + flat duckbill bottomline adapter would make for a even better setup. :dodgy:
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 09:18 AM

I like the angle. The more vertical you can make a tank that is CO2, the less chance of getting liquid in the marker.
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 09:01 PM

Is it balanced the way it is in your picture, or with the hopper on?
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 11:35 AM

I've flipped my tank and I'll never go back. The gun is balanced much closer to its center than before when it was back heavy. It is more compact, thus making me slightly more mobile. Its compactness allows for me to squeeze in behind incredibly small bunkers and still be able to get shots off at insane angles. (THANKS WARP FEED!) There is no need for a stock, as I can get the gun right up against my body and have my left hand under the tank for stabilzation a few inches from my body, as opposed to running a stock or rear tank where my left hand would be on a foregrip more than a foot in front of me.

Here's the pic goodness:

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I can only surmise that the people who voted that it was stupid or not viable for woodsball play have not played with a gun set up like this. I play only woodsball and run all my markers (all 'mags) like this.
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Posted 21 July 2006 - 11:51 AM

I think it looks like it'll help out a good bit with your aiming. Might want to invest in a good stock though, helps you keep a steadier sight on your target.
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Posted 22 July 2006 - 12:34 PM

if it moved the CG forword it will make the gun faster to bring up to aim (similar to a stock with out the roling on a stock) so points to you for not comfirming
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Posted 24 August 2006 - 05:54 PM

View PostWarsaw, on Jun 24 2006, 12:36 PM, said:

I sort of laughed at all the people that said it was stupid to flip the tank around when I saw the poll results. It seems clear to me that most people havn't done it because if they did they would know that it balances the markers weight perfectly on your hands so the marker isn't back heavy. I flipped mine around and I love it. You will find it is way more manueverable then when the tank is the regular way. Oh well to each his own right.

Or you could do what I do, and run remote. :D
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Posted 07 September 2006 - 01:52 PM

It does'nt seem like the most practical setup I personally have reverse tank but i also have a stock and the tank is level so if you at least get a stock then you should be good
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 01:12 PM

The only problem is this is a SNIPER page and its to talk about your SNIPER and the tank would kind of get in your way if your SNIPERING. i would just get a remote and that would take the weight off the gun completely. but good idea. Im going to tell one of my teammates to flip there tank because they complain a lot that its heavy. He plays dagger and has an ion.
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Posted 15 September 2006 - 01:19 PM

I think it would help center balance the marker. I would probably make it easier to hold the gun steady.
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Posted 21 October 2006 - 11:10 PM

This actually might be a good idea. I'm a broadsniper, but I've had to make shots where if my gun wasn't balanced correctly I couldn't make it (1 handed, could only shoot once, target was 5 feet higher on hill, I was 15 feet away, prone, and backwards. Gogged the guy by chance, but got 'handed' by another next to me.). I had my 98C with JJ 14" ceramic and 12 oz. tank. If you can get just the right gear any stock marker can balance where it's most comfy.
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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:33 PM

I think that this would be great. Especially for snipers.

Because then the weight of the C02 and Hopper will both be in the center or the gun so its easier to balence.

It would probably help even more with a stock. :D
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 04:11 PM

View Postarclight642, on Jun 27 2006, 07:38 PM, said:

Funny I should see this since I am doing the exact same thing with my next A5:) (*althought NOT for sharpshooter stuff, thats my other A5*)

Trying valiently to avoid a remote coil so I figured running a reverse tank would be a good idea to keep the length of the marker down (*no stock on this one, all two-handed SMG action with an E-Grip*), along with a barrel of about 5 or 8 inches in length.

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Why wouldn't you want to use a remote coil?
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Posted 27 November 2006 - 09:19 AM

i think it is a good idea if you are thinking your gun will be smaller so you can stay lower but overall not a good idea.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 02:17 PM

Last thing a sniper would want to do. That is just going to keep you from getting down on the ground! It will give a higher profile. It may be great for other positions, but not for a sniper.
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