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Poll Question: Which of the following give better accuracy
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    Posted: 20 July 2006 at 12:17pm

Their is a mod available from Underground Mod Shop (UMS) that combines the 98 Flatline and A-5 Flatline. Basically you end up with a 98 Flatline that looks (and fit) exactly like the A-5 Flatline except that it is slightly longer. I was wondering if some of you have used BOTH barrel system and can give a FIRST HAND appraisal of each strength and weaknesses... so fire away...

I included the APEX even if it is not a Flatline as it intended function is basically the same...



Edited by Zoom2136 - 27 July 2006 at 2:19pm
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I have used the Apex and fired a 98c flatline, and i think the apex is better.
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I've used all three, I own the A-5 Flatline and I think it's the best out of the the three... It's all based on the paint match though with the Flatline...
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I'd say the Apex.
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If all the paints matched properly, and the air source is consistant, they'll all be about the same.
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My air source is (will be) very consistant... I have an Air America Appocallipse 2K (fully adj.) tank and will install a Springer Paintball Modified LPK with a female palmer reg...

My previous A5 setup had a stock LPK, same tank and a Bob Long Torpedo reg and it was great...but bulky...

 



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Are you talking paint-to-barrel match?  There's no way you can find a paintball that will match the Flatline's bore size. 

In fact, the smaller the paintball the better the Flatline generally works.

The Flatline gives the ball spin by creating a cushion of air under the paintball in the barrel and by having the paintball touch the rough, inner surface of the top of the barrel to spin it backwards.

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Yes, so properly matched paint for a flatline is small bore... I didnt say use the blow test.

Properly matched=best paint for that barrel
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Originally posted by You Wont See Me You Wont See Me wrote:

Yes, so properly matched paint for a flatline is small bore... I didnt say use the blow test.

Properly matched=best paint for that barrel

Flatlines are paint picky barrels... and they don't all like the same size or brand... so good paint to barrel match = best paint for a given Flatline

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yes....best paint for that barrel.....


You guys act like I know nothing abou thte flatline. My younger brother owns one So I do all the maitnence and adjusting on it.

Its not all that picky on paint, but the better the paint the better it performs. My brother shoots $30/2000 CORE paint throughit without problems on most days. Sometimes he has a break but thats easily cleaned.


Edited by You Wont See Me - 20 July 2006 at 3:15pm
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