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Old 08-08-2019, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How's flatline these days?

Hey guys, how is the old flatline system holding up these days? I got one on a 98-in-a-box project but not sure if I should put it on. Paint is more fragile it seems like now so I'm not sure if it would be a cool toy or if it will just destroy paint.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I’m trying my flatline out at a big game here in Ontario on the 17th
It’s a first gen flatline (the longest one ) setup on a first gen Model 98
I’ll feed it with a revvy
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I mean, paintballs still come out of it..... Usually

You have a point there with the fragile paint though.

It's not like you can't use the flatline. I've never been a big fan of spin systems but go for it if you want. I would recommend bringing a different barrel with you in case fragile paint ends up causing an issue
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I haven’t played with one recently, so take this with a grain of salt, but from what I hear they don’t work well with today’s paint. Somewhat for the brittleness but mostly due to size. They just don’t spin small paint well and efficiency is bad if you can even get it up to speed without breaking the ball. The Apex systems seem to work well if you’re looking for a backspin setup though
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Shot one the other day( Tippy 98c , long version) with Valken Graffiti . Worked just like the old days.. Any extra distance achieved just bounced of the target.. Just like the old days.
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Good to know guys, I'll maybe try it out at some point just because I never got to see how they worked. Pretty neat tech, too bad they're largely a novelty
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Ya it was a decent idea but with real world physics at play you really don't get any extended range and the accuracy is not that great.

When balls exit it they are often tilted slightly right or left, by fractions of a degree, but that slight tilt combined with the spin means the ball is pulled left or right through it's flight.

The flat trajectory can enable you to shoot under low hanging branches but you also lose the ability to drop balls into bunkers or Arc over an object. Different trajectory, not necessarily better.

Give it a shot, see what you think
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They work when u can shoot under low hanging trees. Longer shots that you can't make because you can't lob at all.

So normal paintball range but with obstructions. I've seen them used insanely effectively in special circumstances. You have to play to their unique advantage.
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Err yeah what trbo just said. I think they're fun and the 98 just works really well.
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Wasaga Big Game Elephant Gun

I'm bringing this Elephant Gun to the big game at Wasaga Beach Paintball next weekend

I'm calling it the Elephant Gun not because I'll take down elephants with it, but because IT IS a friggin' Elephant!





Long live the tippmann flatline!!!!!!
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