Originally Posted by HP_Lovecraft
Even in paintball its not really an advantage. Backspinning has been around since about 1990, and has gone through various trends since then. Once the gimmick wears off, the negatives usually irritate the user enough swap out to a traditional system.
I have seen one person use an apex in a pretty amazing way, but I think it does seem to be more irritating than effective. Is your statement about backspin also true for the tipmann flatline? Do you consider that a gimmick?