View Single Post
Old 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #15 (permalink)
Mad Science of Paintball
DocsMachine's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011

Originally Posted by chrislognshot View Post
by fixed tank your not talking about the old thermal tanks by chance.
-No, just HPA tanks for the moment. And you mean "Thermo"- that's the brand name of the big handwheel valves.

I remember preferring the old Max Flows, thinking I could have a reg/manifold on each gun (as in, two, maybe three markers back then) and just swap one tank between 'em. That and the fact the Max had a shutoff valve- none of the others did- made it my choice for the longest time. (The fact it was a good, stable reg that didn't need a secondary inline reg was the primary reason I liked it- the rest was just icing on the cake.)

Today, of course, we get the same thing with screw-in tanks; one bottle can be swapped between any number of guns, most good rails have a shutoff of some sort, and most decent markers come with a secondary reg anyway so as long as it flows well enough to keep up, how consistent it is is almost irrelevant.

Doc's Machine. Fixing, fiddling and transmogrifying markers since 1998.
The Whiteboard. Vaguely paintball-related absurdity every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Doc's Online Store! Doc's eBay Store!
The Definitive Guide to Paintball in the Movies!
DocsMachine is offline   Reply With Quote