Deadlywind vs Stiffi difference?
Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:25 PM
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:45 PM
a Deadly wind barrel plus a few inserts is like half.
the best stiffi IMO is the MF barrel at 69.99
This post has been edited by Eskimo: 13 February 2011 - 06:46 PM
Posted 13 February 2011 - 06:55 PM
Edit: Why didnt I edit? asking for a merge if possible lol.
This post has been edited by Eskimo: 13 February 2011 - 06:56 PM
Posted 14 February 2011 - 10:50 AM
Stiffi has a high price tag due to name...honestly. They were the first and for a good long time the best in CF barrels.
The Deadly Wind is very good. I choose it because I could use the 9 different sizes of Freak inserts I already owned in it. I have never had a problem with the Freak inserts or barrel system so it was a good change to move over to a lighter barrel for me.
If I was going to replace my kits I would seriously look at buying four different sized MF barrels and call it good.
But I have no need to replace my DW or my Shift kit...so the MF is out of the question.
In my opinion botht he DW and the Stiffi will give the owner top notch performance. Both will make you happy.
The Classic Stiffi weighs in at 53 grams.
The Deadly Wind with a .689 Freak insert steps on the scale at 70 grams.
I do not know the weight of a MF barrel, but seeing as how they have no metal on them at all I would expect them to pull around 35 grams.
Some of the older Stiffi barrels had trouble with fiber swabs abrading the interior finish over time. Caused the resin to get rough and just ruined the barrel. At the release time of the DW barrel it was a pretty big deal they played on having the DW not effected by the swabs.
Since then Stiffi has made changes and it is no longer a big deal but they still recomend a rubber pull through or stick squeegie for the best performance on cleaning the barrel after a break. ANd they are right, swaps just kind smear the paint around and remove a goods portion leaving a nice fine film in the barrel. Rubber stick and pull troughs are the best option for cleaning a break.
I like both...I own a DW and a Stiffi. Buy what you can afford and like the looks of most!
Posted 14 February 2011 - 06:04 PM
I don't really see the point in needing more than 3 inserts these days. With paint being so small, a .683 is all I need. Some paints are a little under bored (I had some .685), and some is a little over bored (Commonly seeing .681 and below paint now). That .002-.004 really doesn't do much, at least not in my experience.
Plus, the MF has a 5" control bore. I don't know what the length of the Freak insert is, but it's not more than that.
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Posted 14 February 2011 - 09:16 PM
The next best thing to a CF barrel for the least amount of resistance on the gelatin shell of a paintball is brass.
Brass be heavy...CF be light. Aluminum is right in the middel.
Honestly most new barrel kits offer nearly the exact same performance nowadays. My Shift kit shoots just as well as my Deadly Wind which shoots just as well as my Match Stik, or my Hammer Head MoFo, or my Stiffi.
Honestly what do you want from your barrel.
Stiffi MF is going to be absolutly the lightest possible barrel on the market.
Deadly Wind is going to offer the single largest range of bore sizes. The Freak kit is huge if you want to buy all the inserts.
My Shift Kit, is pretty and matches my Clone....why would I not use it?
The one down fall of buying a Stiffi is learnign to aim your gun all over again! For a few days you will consistantly overshoot your target. I had people tell me it is not true....but I noticed it when I made the switch. Of course this was back befor really light weight hit its prime marketing peak...so most barrels were triple and quadruple the weight of a Stiffi.
You need to ask yourself what you want. Then balance your desires with cost and see what is left standing...then look at things like cosmetics and fluff.
Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:22 AM
Honestly, Hammer Head has the down range sound thing looked up with there reverse ported muzzel. That thing sounds like a conon to the shooter...the target however is trying to figure out where the shots are coming from!
Otherwise the sound from the DW, Stiffi and my Shift are all about the same. Put any of those on a Droid and typically beyond 40 feet no body hears you shoot!
Posted 15 February 2011 - 03:32 PM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:45 PM
Now if we can get a carbon fiber barrel with those little track's like the phantom barrels by the porting, I beleive it will be one of the most quiet on the market for each respective length