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Shocktech SuperFly Bolt for Tippmann 98/A5 Great mod for any Tippmann with an rt Rate Topic: -----

#1 User is offline   PAINTBALLACE 

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 08:11 PM

4/2/06: My first game with the response trigger and cyclone: Great. The weather is perfect: 60 degrees and partially cloudy (warm, but not too warm); I have my 98 custom with my new J&J ceramic 12" and sight rail which I just received in the mail on Saturday. I buy my case of PMI Premium as always. I am psyched and ready to go.

I'm shooting darts at 250-255 fps. No problems there. As my first game starts, I rush up the field and start to fire a few rounds and... BAM. A break. I cleaned it out. Just bad luck I guess, no worries. Another few shots... another break. I go until lunch, cleaning out my barrel. Finally, I see the gun technician: I need my ball detent replaced. Thank goodness. I just got a parts kit a while ago, which means I don't have to waste $5. Long story short... I continue to break balls even after I put my new detent in. I consider many factors: how old the paint was, if the cyclone was functioning properly, and if not enough gas was being fed to my hopper.

A week later, I buy a new bolt. I've heard many biased people saying that bolts don't "work." This made me regret going this route at first, but I was hoping for a miracle. I did my research and found the best reviewed one: Shocktech Superfly Bolts. The people seemed to have great results: "no more breaks", "greatly reduced breakage." I went down to my local paintball store and had a quick discussion with the retailer and he seemed to agree with my decision. I bought the bolt for a great price of $17.

Installation:

Installation was incredibly simple, considering I am pretty autonomous with disassembling my gun. I put a drop of Gold Cup Lubricant on the O-ring even though it wasn't necessary because the superfly bolt is delrin plastic (it's "self-lubricating"). I broke it in a bit by cocking my gun a few times and fired. I found that bolt seemed to give my gun a quieter sound signature It was very subtle though. After that, I was ready to go.

Test Firing:

The weather was great: 65 degrees and no clouds in the sky. I was shooting 248-255 fps. I went out in the backyard and tried it with more PMI Premium. I thought it was a pretty stupid idea to use old paint which may have been at the back of the store for a month or two, but it would give me the answer. I fired slow, but then started to fire faster until my rt was turned all the way up. Two hoppers went through the gun and NO BREAKS!! I couldn't believe it.

Conclusion: Overall, I think the Shocktech Superfly Bolt for the Tippmann 98 Custom/A5 was the best modification under $20 that I could buy for my 98 with response trigger. I found the bolt to reduce breakage entirely (so far), quiet my gun's sound signature (a very subtle difference in signature) and greatly improve my playing experience.

I rate the Superfly a: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 {9} 10
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 11:26 AM

I just put mine in for yesterdays game and I am very impressed. I am using a palmer stabalizer and a armson stealth rifled barrel on my A5 with e-grip. I was shooting +/- 2 fps around 280fps. Before the bolt It was +/- 3 or 4 fps. I also noticed a very good improvement with gas usage. I got about 200-300 more shots out of my HPA tank than I used to. I was shooting evil paint on a nice sunny 80 degree day. (sidenote) My ultralite jersey worked great :D
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Posted 03 May 2006 - 08:53 PM

good reviews, i might just get this piece
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Posted 05 May 2006 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for the reviews. II might pick one of these up in the near future. The stock 98c bolts are made out of plastic aren't they? I'm not sure to do this or to go with an ACS. (anti chop system)
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 05:27 PM

i might take that into consideration,good review.I might buy one but i gotta buy a remote coil first.
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 10:28 PM

View PostGunslinger7, on May 5 2006, 03:45 PM, said:

Thanks for the reviews. II might pick one of these up in the near future. The stock 98c bolts are made out of plastic aren't they? I'm not sure to do this or to go with an ACS. (anti chop system)


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Posted 30 May 2006 - 02:57 AM

Alright thanks. Sweet opera tune. :(
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:32 AM

Yup, plastic. I'll take a good old delrin bolt any day.
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