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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:45 pm

Hop-ups actually work! I just put a 3 1/2" long piece of electrical tape in the end of my PB barrel and used a laser to set the barrel aligned on a soda can 80 feet away and shot. Usually it would go straight and drop a little less than a foot, but this time it went 2 feet over the can! I recommend doing this for anyone who has made a cannon for paintballs, golfballs, of any balls that you want range on.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:50 pm

Would any type of low friction tape work? Also this only applies to spherical ammo.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Jul 08, 2006 4:01 pm

That's why I said golf balls or paintballs. I'm not sure if any tape would work, I have some pretty grippy electrical tape that is also very thin so when the paintball hits the line where the tape starts I don't think it slows down very much.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:37 am

This might sound stupid,but what the f#ck are hop-ups??
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:44 am

It's a way of putting backspin on the ammo so it flies farther. Have you ever heard of a flatline barrel? It uses a hop-up system which makes the paintball fly soooo much farther.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Jul 09, 2006 1:03 pm

Just try puttting a piece of electrical tape in the bottom of your barrel on the inside and shoot straight. You'll see it go way farther. You can only use one on spherical ammo though, no spuds.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:54 pm

shrimphead the flatline barrel is actually one of the worst barrels ever produced. It does not put a hopup on the ball, it puts a very awkward backspin on the ball because instead of being straight, the barrel is curved. They are actually extremely inacurate, and my proto matrix 6 with a proto barrel with ultralite tip shoots much further.
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Unread postAuthor: frogy » Sun Jul 09, 2006 3:34 pm

Mihlrad wrote:shrimphead the flatline barrel is actually one of the worst barrels ever produced. It does not put a hopup on the ball, it puts a very awkward backspin on the ball because instead of being straight, the barrel is curved. They are actually extremely inacurate, and my proto matrix 6 with a proto barrel with ultralite tip shoots much further.


Your exactly right, I've played paintball forever and I have worked at a field for a while, I was just not responding to these people quite yet because I was waiting for them to talk out their asses more and say more stupid stuff....

A "hop-up" is only a shitty system that airsoft guns use to put backspin on BB's, the same concept cant be used for anything like paintballs, the hop-up system is a certain way the bb's are loaded into the chamber and how the bolt hits them in an airsoft gun....

Tippmann flatlines are juste a bent barrel that puts a very ghetto backspin on paintballs, they can shoot good if percisely messed with, but there a pain in the ass, I saw spend the $100 on a 14" Freak... much better choice.

I have had many paintball guns, but now I've just stuck with an Ion because I like how you can customise everything in it... I'm trying to buy a Stage 5 so my Ion(s) can look similar to a PM5\PM6... I spend to much on paintball :D

I wouldn't recommend putting tape in your barrel like that, It causes the ball to slow down and just lobs it up, it's basically just like angling your barrel up more, except that the tape will slow the ball down some also...
If your using paintballs it's also likely that eventually you'll start breaking paintballs....
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:31 pm

The only paint I have (or had since I shot the last few yesterday) were 8 month old Brass Eagle Wild Streak, which is basically runny orange crap in a little ball. If those don't break, I'd be surprised if other kinds that are rather new busted. And I don't have to worry about the speed because the gun easily shoots over 550 fps anyway. :D
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