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Unread postAuthor: Counterstriker » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:12 pm

Well I think I caught the Pneumatic fever. I also have muscle pain from constantly pumping my gun with a bike pump....So I am willing to invest in a Compressor....(a cheap compressor that is).

Any advice?
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:13 pm

I got a 5 gallon, 3 hp compressor on sale for $90 new at Kragen Autoparts. They're not a huge amount, but they're enough to make you think about it.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:28 pm

whatever u do make sure it has atleast 2 gallons, 150 psi capable, and has wheels... u will be greatful in the long run..although it may cost u around 100-150 usd..
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Re: Compressors.

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:36 pm

Counterstriker wrote:Any advice?


Yeah. Try pumping harder instead of whining :D

Seriously, hand pumps are a great form of practical exercise, unless you have a gold ball machine gun to feed you don't really *need* a compressor, plus you'll be doing the environment a favour, think about that.

Yes, I have a compressor in my garage ;)
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:57 pm

On another note, does anyone have any human-powered pump reccomendations? The last 3 I've purchased have died on me in fairly short order.
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Unread postAuthor: frocksie » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:02 pm

This one from Planet Bike works well for me:

http://ecom1.planetbike.com/1006.html

Overall, a sturdy pump with an easy to read pressure gauge for under $40.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:03 pm

I've used my pump (160 psi max) at 350 for one shot, all the rest were under 220. I think it's a Blackburn something. I found it!
<a href="http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.llbean.com/products/sporting_gear_apparel/17329/images/17329lt.jpg&imgrefurl=http://shop.aol.ca/category/index.adp%3FsOp%3D%26show%3Dall%26dId%3D14%26cId%3D138%26sId%3D%26pn%3D6&start=41&h=140&w=96&sz=3&tbnid=eM0kdfsp8JZUBM:&tbnh=93&tbnw=64&hl=en&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dblackburn%2B160%2Bpsi%2Bbike%2Bpump%26start%3D40%26gbv%3D1%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DN">About halfway down the page, maybe a little more...</a>
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:03 pm

I have abused my Diamondback AirMax for years now. It still easily reaches 160 psi, and it has very high flow.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:46 am

I used a double pump to fill..it pumps air into whatever even though you pull it back so frankly, it pumps quickly and is capableof 130 psi.
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