Forgive the onslaught of new topics, but I've just been relieved of a paintball moratorium that was instituted in the cold weather and the gradually increasing intensity of schoolwork. I have a Tippmann A5 and am generally happy with it--at least it performs well and reliabley, unlike some of my previous bargain bin markers. Anyways, I have the notorious Flatline barrel. I have taxed myself dearly to make this barrel work, reading countless pages of advice and walkthroughs, yet success has evaded me. I am somehow able to chop balls as if my cyclone were a blender. Anyways, once the weather gets warmer I am hoping to give the flatline another go...however if I still can't crack it, I will obviously be looking for a different barrel. I have heard marvelous reviews of the cheap J&J barrels, especially the ceramic and full-tilt ceramic ones. I was wondering if any of you had experience with both the flatline and the full-tilt barrels, and was curious how the compared and if the J&J was a worthy investment? It seems hard to go wrong, what with the raving reviews and bargain prices, but I would like some real opinions on how good a barrel the J&J is. Thanks.