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also here:

http://www.paintballer.ie/tech-tent/1835-tippmann-5-help-tombstone-adaptor-leaking.html

scroll down and you'll see: this hook is alu, yes. compare it to the video. when the hook is flattered it should loose the "black" from it's surface like in the pictures of the guy who complained about the same issue.

but on mine: it doesn't - why? it's plastic Embarrassed


strange feeling about that issue...
it's my first gun, i've been VERY careful taking it apart when i first heard that hiss out of tht tombstone.
using the tippmann-videos i managed it to carefully have a look whats wrong inside - unfortunately the rest of the PAINTBALL-DAY in germany (well, my friends were really excited seeing me checking the gun and not playing for 4 hours...)...

so... bad luck? maybe you can understand why i was a "little" upset with this...

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Odd. I will admit I didnt realize they changed from aluminum tombstone latches to plastic. Not a good decision IMO. Sometimes there is a hiccup in production, and a bad part gets through. I am sure Tippmann will make it right.
 
It also sucks missing a day of play due to technical issues. I know most of us have experienced that at least once. A lot of regular players tend to carry more than one marker, at least where I play for just such occassions. I had an instance where between my brother and I, we had 6 markers that we had brought to the field. Due to various issues that we failed to work out prior to heading out, 4 of the 6 markers were outright not working, and of the remaining 2, only one worked totally reliably. It happens.


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Originally posted by oldpbnoob oldpbnoob wrote:

Odd. I will admit I didnt realize they changed from aluminum tombstone latches to plastic. Not a good decision IMO. Sometimes there is a hiccup in production, and a bad part gets through. I am sure Tippmann will make it right.
 
It also sucks missing a day of play due to technical issues [...]


thanks a lot for your backup!
i will keep you informed of how it's being solved - and how fast.
let's see what's coming up...

best regards,
andré

PS: note to myself: "hook" is named: LATCH... Wink
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YAY!

TIPPMANN™ just sent the new Model 2011 as an exchange for the A5 that has the Tombstone-prob!
Unbelievable!

That's what i call "customer satisfaction".
I love it an i am very sorry about that what i said in a hurry...

But this is what comes up next:

Is the old Flatlinebarrel (That bull-cylinder) compatible? It feels to me as if it won't fit in there correctly. That "chassis" cannot be tightend up right. There's a little narrow cleavage because of the flatline-barrel and i don't want to tighten the screw that far cause i am worried about that i can do any damage to the front of the marker...

If you ask me: Old Flatlinebarrel does not fit the A5 2011... Could it be?

What i know for sure: The Doubletrigger from the old A5 does not fit. It is definately different and won't work.

Wink Very happy again - anyone who knows more about the Flatline here? Do i need the new one (with grip) and sell the "old cylinder" ?

(sorry for my - maybe - bad english...)
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According to what I see the two use the same barrel adapter assembly #02-69, which would lead me to the conclusion that the old Flatline should still be able to be used on the new model.
 
I got the info from www.tippmannparts.com .
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hmmmm....

ok - thank you.
bookmarked this link.

i will try again - let's see if it works...


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Originally posted by FlyByNight FlyByNight wrote:

I can't find the announcement but basically it happened when the Phenom Mechanical was introduced.  You can get the X7 basic for $50 less now - probably while supplies still last.  The Phenom Mechanical is the same price as the X7 was at $299 - between an X7 and a Phenom, at the same price, it's a no-brainer.  It's not surprising at all they decided to come out with a non e-trigger version of the Phenom to replace the X7.


Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any of these deals.
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