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    Posted: 11 August 2004 at 2:41pm

i'm looking into lpk and hpa and i could use your guys' help.  I need a pros/cons list for lpk, hpa, and both together.  thanks.

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pros:

lower pressure (300psi), less recoil, less noise

cons:

kinda expensive

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You forgot a pro with LPK-

You can use balls that are more brittle so the balls always breaks when it hits someone- only useful if your field plays the rule where the ball has to hit AND break to be called out.

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The valve stays open longer and uses more gas- less gas efficiency. Or so I've heard.
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talking to shop owners, this is what i found out:

lpk is junk.  It doesn't help, especially on the tippmanns. you don't need it for nitro, so just get a nitrogen tank.

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LP helps on co2, for HPA its almost worthless.

By the way Jovian, it been proven that almost every single paintgun hits the ball with the same pressure and force, LP or not.
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I agree, a lot of hype with the lpk, not worth the $$  but 1 thing that is noticeable is less recoil, especially when using the RT, does it make any difference, probably not.
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Originally posted by hugeopolix hugeopolix wrote:

talking to shop owners, this is what i found out:

lpk is junk.  It doesn't help, especially on the tippmanns. you don't need it for nitro, so just get a nitrogen tank.

ive heard the exact same thing from my shop. but its also personal preference- if it seems worth it to pay $120 for 50 more shots to a tank and less recoil (not that there is much), then go right ahead.

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Hmm... The description under Tippmann.com for the lpk says a nitro tank and regulator is required. And if it's operating at a lower pressure, it would use less gas.

Originally posted by hugeopolix hugeopolix wrote:

lpk is junk.  It doesn't help, especially on the tippmanns. you don't need it for nitro, so just get a nitrogen tank.

The lpk doesn't help with consistency like HPA does. The lpk allows the gun to operate at a lower pressure while the HPA/nitro makes the gun more consistant. A LPK paired with HPA is the best thing you can do for your gun.

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