Tippmann Flatline or Apex for A5? Which is better?
Posted 14 October 2005 - 03:20 PM
You should read more or reapermans posts about this subject, personally I would go off of what he says, I haven't read anything of his that didn't make sense and wasn't well informed.
So ya, he's always singing praises of the Apex, I would get one if I had the money.
Posted 14 October 2005 - 11:10 PM
apex, but not by too much. It does have some porting though, which helps, the flatline has no porting
The barrel isnt just spin and fire and it homes in on the target. You will have to walk the shot in for a curve, and even then, its not easy to make the shot. Last time i played i bunkered a kid down then sat there for a min throwing every kind of hook and dive shot i could at him to see what each setting of the slider did. Most of the time, if they hug tight to the bunker, your not gonna hit them with a hook or dive, but if they are a few feet behind the bunker, you have a very good shot of getting them, you just need to adjsut the spin right. Which can take time. It isnt hard to spin the head and set the ramp. But if you want to spin it behind a bunker, you will have to try a few shots. I use it for flatline mode and dive bomb. I love flatline. Super flatline is amazing, but not accuracte. But it will go much further than a flatline.
The big thing i loved was what i said in my last post. You dont always have to hold the marker upright. I can angle my marker to keep it well hidden, as long as the ramp slider is still facing up when held at an angle, your shots will still be straight on and long, if you have it set that way. I loved it. I didnt need to expose the whole marker and most of myself to make the long shots and straight shots. If you have any specific questions about either the flatline or apex, feeel free to ask, or pm me if you want. I used the flatline for a long time, and have used the apex a few times now, but am very smitten with it.
Posted 15 October 2005 - 05:21 PM
This post has been edited by GUN SLINGER: 15 October 2005 - 05:22 PM
Posted 18 April 2008 - 10:35 PM
Two huge pluses about it over the Flatline...
1. The tip can be put on pretty much any barrel that's straight at the end!
2. The Apex is adjustable, and can even be turned off!
The one thing I would seriously NOT recommend with the Apex is trying to shoot through breaks. It has a rubber ramp that it uses to put the spin on the balls. If you try to shoot through a break, you can actually have shell cut into and embed itself in the ramp, effectively ruining it. It's happened to me, twice...
New ramps are relatively cheap, however. You can get one from BT, (My first one was defective, they sent it for free.) but I also heard you can buy one for like... $20?
And about the looks? I like the Flatline better, but I've had MANY people ask me if my Apex was a suppressor.
("WOW, is that a suppressor? It must be soooo quiet! Be on my team!")
EDIT: OH BOINK! Necro... Sorry about this, guys. I don't even know where I found this thread.
This post has been edited by LoopyDood: 18 April 2008 - 10:50 PM
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:08 PM
can a flatline have that kind of accuracy AND distance?
This post has been edited by PLAGUE's Short Bus: 21 May 2008 - 06:10 PM
Posted 23 May 2008 - 07:33 PM
The only downsides to the apex is that the paddle can rip, and you have to aim slightly up (because the paddle is pointing down, at the end of the barrel)
id say apex ftw. i just sold mine to some guy