Lt.Vortex, on May 9 2010, 09:22 AM, said:
Ok,to all who hate me or my post, take it else where and STOP CLOGGING UP MY POST. I understand the concerns mentioned and that's ok. But the grade school comments are starting to degrade. If you have an opinion towards my post fine, but if you just want to be a pin head then go fine some other forum to screw up. Otherwise stay off my post or I'll have you reported over harassment.
LV. PM me or any staffer if you wish this thread closed. Nobody hates you it's just the way the internet debates. With that said ..... to the rest ...... debate all you want but any more trolling is redundant and will be considered spam.
Now LV here's my thing with this. I had the fastest A5 I have ever seen (maybe around 23-24 bps.) It had the old e-grip and on response mode with double trigger it would shoot ropes and broke enough paint (both barrel and breech.) Understandably I wore out cyclone ratchets and tried the vortex mod. That's when it chopped even more. Without the soft ratchet to absorb vibration (hence Tippmann used it) I had tons of hopper breaks. Squishy paddles didn't exist then and I never tried them on a super up'd A5 to judge them.
A cyclone has no race way so the loading ball had to move maybe 1.25" to sit in the breech instead of .70" like in an electric hopper. The bolt would chop at that point. The ball has about 80% more travelling time to load then with electric hoppers. Also the balls in a cyclone are gravity fed into position and if the paddles spun 40 bps I question whether the balls could drop into the slots of the paddles at any regular interval.
To add, the breech of the A5 is huge compared to other markers and at a high rate of fire the ball nevers sits perfectly for the bolt to strike it. The ball detent in an A5 only stops the ball from rolling forward ... not side to side. Hence more breech breaks. This is why Dye has another eye pipe when using smaller bore paint.
Anways . I read the whole thread and I saw that you stated maybe it was 30 bps. Even at that rate, which I think an A5 may be able to cycle at, I still question it not being a blender.