bt apex vs flatline my way of saveing tippmann's dumper
Posted 19 August 2005 - 02:56 PM
Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:02 PM
You, I know have the sense not to do that. However, some people... i just don't know...
In addition, if you were to keep it to one setting, the only practical settings are the regular flatline setting, and the normal barrel setting. The flatline setting is the perfect balance between range and accuracy, and you shouldn't mess with it. Likewise, the regular barrel setting is, well, the regular thing. Anything above the flatline setting isn't consistant, and anything between the flatine and normal settings either have too little spin to optimize usage.
So really, the apex only grants you two effective settings.
In addition, regualr barrels (stiffi, JJ, All-american, whisper, ect.) Outpreform the normal barrel apex setting, essentially nullifying the effect of it.
So when it comes down to it, you're buying a flatline for 40-50$ more.
Well then again, you do get easier installment, cleaning, and no paint pickiness, so I guess it evens out there
This post has been edited by lastmanstanding: 19 August 2005 - 04:10 PM
Posted 25 August 2005 - 06:38 PM
Howling Mad, on Aug 18 2005, 08:48 AM, said:
There's so much wrong with that it's scary. How is extended range, with or without a loss in accuracy or other drawback, cheating in today's game of paintball? What about RT's? Ramping? It adds another dimension to the game, just like the flatline did when it first showed up. People without flatlines at first did one of two things: Got a flatty themselves, or took advantage of the downfalls people who had them faced (i.e. accuracy loss, cleaning probs). As far as replacing skill with technology/money, no. That was achieved some time ago by tourney gun manufacturers.
Posted 25 August 2005 - 08:07 PM
lastmanstanding, on Aug 17 2005, 02:45 PM, said:
It's loud, and messing around with the settings too much WILL get you killed.
Plus, paintballs rarely break at the extended ranges that the apex and flatline provide.
The stiffi still is the best barrel out there.
do u own or have used a apex? if not u can stop talking not to be mean or something but dont go around saying its loud and suks when people like maoti who own/ tried one say its much quiter than the flatline and more accurate. u are simply being igggnorant and arent being helpful or in anyways being a good forum member. hope fully i dont get found a flamer or suttin by the dmins but if u dont have one shutup. simple as that.
Posted 29 August 2005 - 06:00 AM
I personally plan to pick one up and try it out and keep it in the gear bag as a backup to my flatline if I have a problem. Most of us usually have a spare barrel or two lying around to play with so I don't see why I shouldn't have a barrel to back up my flatty in case of problems in the heat of things.
Doesn't mean that things will change much for most of us who use common sense, and who knows, it might make for some easy eliminations on the field from the kids who are playing with the settings trying to pick off one of us instead of using good squad tactics to nail us.
Posted 09 September 2005 - 01:17 PM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 10:24 PM
Posted 12 September 2005 - 11:50 AM
liftedtacoma99, on Sep 10 2005, 10:24 PM, said:
10.75 including threads...the balls may not always break with super flatline mode but they are enough to put someones head down so a team mate can flank...other than that i with you 100% fellow toyota truck owner...but mines lowered...lol
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 04:04 PM
ToyotaTech5274, on Sep 12 2005, 12:50 PM, said:
I think he means by lifted like stolden.