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    Posted: 02 December 2004 at 12:24pm

The 98c FL doesnt perform better than the A5 FL, cus theyre both the same type of barrel, one is jus longer than the other and vice versa....

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why do you think the 98 FL is better than the A-5's?
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Originally posted by A-5 Command A-5 Command wrote:

what? the A-5 flatline shoots the same exact length as the 98 custom one. The extra length doesn't make it shoot any farther, thats been proven with every other barrrel also.

And have you even shot both?

 

yes i have and ive had PLENTY of oppinions from others that say the exact same thing.

its probably not the length, but the 98 is a better flatline then the    A-5

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I have....and yes its true, they both perform in the same way and like I said before the only difference between the 2 is the shroud and how they are intsalled.
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what? the A-5 flatline shoots the same exact length as the 98 custom one. The extra length doesn't make it shoot any farther, thats been proven with every other barrrel also.

And have you even shot both?

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the 98 flatline is much more effective then the A-5 flatline. it is 14 inches which is the most effective length for a barrel.

so if u want range. stay with 98

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i would say if you want to get rid of that plastic shroud, get this:

http://www.tippmann.com/accessories/proshop/special.asp

this is just a metal shroud. it would be all metal so there you go. i havent owned either flatline. i hear its good and have some friends who have them. they say they're really good. i would just get the metal shroud for your 98 flatline.

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The A5 Flatline is basically a 98c Flatline barrel, but an inch shorter, as fer performance, accuracy and the paintballs to use to get the best results, theyre both the same and the only difference between the two is the shroud and the installation process.

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Good paint for the flatline on the A-5.... 32* Competition. Its like 40 bucks a case of 2000 and it works great, thats what I use... The Flatline for the A-5 is amazing...
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what i dont like about the flatline is the curve when your gun is slightly rotated to the side
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i like it but only for woodsball if i'm playing speedball (why i would play speed ball with my A-5 over my Autococker i dont know) i use a diff barrel because its hard to stay tight into your bunker with that thing but its nice for the woods. you know defend the fort. i sit up in a tower and pick them peeps off

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Originally posted by UgtBunkrdByAgrl UgtBunkrdByAgrl wrote:

i have a flatline on my 98C,and well you either love it or hate it . it works really well ,only when it is straight and with the right paint. for the price i paid for it i was kind of disappointed to see that it had a plastic body. thats kind of cheap looking!

Would u rather have something that looks good or something that helps your gun more. Ne ways i love the flatline, the range is awesome and accuracy is good too, i have no grudges with the flatline so far.

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Originally posted by Stormcharger Stormcharger wrote:

The lack of skill and experience of your opponent may account for your ability to dodge paint from a A-5\flatline.  However I have found that the lofting effect will put paint right in the center of my sights at 60-75 feet.  At this range your opponent can try to dodge, but two or three short bursts of full auto will usually force him to better cover or be hit.  In order to be succesful on the field you must take advantage of your gear and your own experience, firepower is a geat equalizer, but won't help you win on its own.

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Originally posted by jjclown23 jjclown23 wrote:

i like flatline but i would rather get a boomstick.

you sure do change your mind a lot.  one thread you like the flatline another you hate the flatline.  what's your deal?

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Got the A-5 with the flatline, but it matters how fast you are firing, i got the E-Grip and I use Darxxus paint, I cleaned it out and it looked like i only had about 1-2 breaks, i went through about 1500 paintballs, with the turbo mode on. If you use just stock semi-auto you will probably have 0 breaks. The A-5 Flatline is a really good deal, it is metal, you can drill for a bi-pod on the bottom also.  I like it.
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i like flatline but i would rather get a boomstick.
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I have a flatline and it is a myth about the ball floating. And even if it does float its comming at you a 280 fps. You can't move that fast.

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I like the flatline
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I never used the 98c flatline but i have used the a-5 flatline and i love it. and i have never had a barrel break in over 15 cases of paint, and i have run some prity cheep walmart paint through it. its more keeping the marker upright that most players forget to do but with the more compact hopper on the a-5 its not as much of a problem.

you see on most top fed markers the hopper will stick way out and give you away. with the a-5 the hopper is lower than a head sighting on it so you dont have to worry.

on top of all that the a-5 flatline just looks realy cool, and is made of better materials.

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Originally posted by LordJovian LordJovian wrote:

The only problem I have with the flatline is that it seems the ball "floats" more with the increased range. I was playing against one and noticed that its increased range shots are way too easy to avoid. It's good for suppression, but when it comes to getting someone out you have to hope they're not looking your way/ paying attention.


Negative. Its an optical illusion, same as if you stood on a racetrack and a car drove past you, it would appear to be going very fast, but as it got farther away, it would appear to slow down. Same principle.

As for people dodging long range flatline shots, well if they have more time to see it coming, they have more time to dodge dont they?

Lets move this to Upgrades where it should have been posted in the first place.


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