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    Posted: 23 September 2005 at 12:32am

ok, try this on for size. it needs to be long and large bore, so the ball can bounce around and stick the grip glued to the top. the bottom of the barrel needs to be as smooth as scientifically possible, using either teflon, delrin, or even oil. theoretically, the ball will bounce around and grip the top. the ball will continue to move forward but the bottom will move faster than the top, causing backspin. the only problem is it will be a gas guzzler. oh yeah, its best if small bore paint were used. if i get a cheap barrel, ill check it out. DONATIONS ACCEPTED!



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Its your idea....create it and come back wit the prove.
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IMO in order for this to work the ball would have to fit snug in the barrel to insure contact with the top of the barrel but if the fit was tight the ball wouldn't achieve backkspin because of contact with the bottom of the barrel.  You could try it but I don't think it will work.
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Apex is about the closest you are going to get to a striaght barrel.
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Part of the principle of the Flatline is that the ball is forced
against the top of the barrel, creating the backspin. I worry that
it would have to be a tight barrel otherwise Lightningbolt's
situation would happen, plus, if any large bore paint was fired
through it, it might cause it to shred. Give it a shot, though.
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i've thought about this idea before....  it would be interesting to see....
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cool! im getting encouragement! i dont have a 14"-16", cheap barrel to experiment with, so ill just draw it. give me an hour.

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Take a barrel, put masking tape on the top, inside the barrel.

Thats an easy way to test if it works.
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i just drew my idea, so check it out! rate my inginuity!
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hmmm lets see, I think the ball would come out of the barrel and go curve straight up.
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well, a lot of things can happen. the only way to be sure is to test it. maybe something with less grip instead of rubber, like masking tape, like suggested earlier.
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do what Monk said. that test will prove it.
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Originally posted by Monk Monk wrote:

Take a barrel, put masking tape on the top, inside the barrel.

Thats an easy way to test if it works.
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i think with teh proper tweaking, it could work. im out of gas, so ill get it filled and test it with that masking tape.

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You know, with thick-shell paint, masking tape could actually be a feasible ghetto solution. I might actually have a use for my stock barrel yet. If you try it, let me know how it goes.

For experimentation, try using different tapes with different levels of friction. I think electrical tape would work better- it's more frictious, and will probably grip the ball a lot better.

the trouble, as I see it, would be properly putting the tape inide the barrel- and then removing it if it doesn't work.
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well, you can use a dowel to smooth the kinks out of the tape, and if any goo gets stuck in the barrel, nail polish remover and rubbing alcohol will get that right out.

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Amonia solution should take off just about any tape.
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i think its a great idea
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I see what you're trying to say, but I don't think it would work very well.
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Originally posted by PB 24/7 PB 24/7 wrote:

I see what you're trying to say, but I don't think it would work very well.
if you tune it right, and it adds any more range over a regular barrel, it would be worth it. it would also be way cheaper than a flatline. unless your a smart parts marketer, than it would cost about 200$!
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