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Old 08-16-2019, 05:28 PM   #41 (permalink)
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This is accurate.
Once the flap is acting on the ball, the balls will be leaving the barrel at a downwards angle as they are deflected and begin to rise upwards as they travel in an exaggerated S-curve.

The easiest way to reassemble an Apex incorrectly is toput the flap's adjustment slider in backwards.
This is how the flatline is too. You have to tip it up.
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Old 08-16-2019, 05:51 PM   #42 (permalink)
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This is how the flatline is too. You have to tip it up.
As someone who adopted the flatline when it first came out and used it all the way until the first Apex tip came out, I couldn't disagree more. The Apex adapters deflect the ball downward. The drop is obvious and when laying prone, you can get shots to hit the ground with full tilt. Flatline barrels didn't have that to any significant degree if at all. However, I think it is generally accepted that an apex at full has more backspin (and potentially greater lift) than the original flatline.
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Old 08-16-2019, 08:09 PM   #43 (permalink)
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As someone who adopted the flatline when it first came out and used it all the way until the first Apex tip came out, I couldn't disagree more. The Apex adapters deflect the ball downward. The drop is obvious and when laying prone, you can get shots to hit the ground with full tilt. Flatline barrels didn't have that to any significant degree if at all. However, I think it is generally accepted that an apex at full has more backspin (and potentially greater lift) than the original flatline.
I don't know maybe it's a v2 flatline thing but I used to have one and I shot one a couple weeks ago and you definitely have to tip the gun up and it comes out at an angle or you will be hitting the ground in front of you. I recall the v1 flatlines having more of a down then up flight path so I could see how it might be different. Could even be a paint size difference. My paint always seems to run on the small side.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:49 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I had a first gen Flatline and I never had to tip the barrel up, ever.
Going to a game this weekend. I'll give the Apex a spin (heh) there.
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