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Old January 19th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alpha Black Discussion

I know it's been awhile since there's been any Alpha Black discussion, but if at all possible, I'd like to get it started back up. Talk about what kinds of upgrades you have. What works out for you? What doesn't?

I've only done a few things for my Alpha Black. First I put a sling on it. It's just nice to be able to walk around in between games and not have to carry it in my hand. I've heard a few people say that the Alpha Blacks weight is an issue for them. It's never bothered me, but if the weight is an issue for you, a sling should help you out.

As far as barrels go, I bought a flatline and a J&J. Whenever I played indoors, I had been using the stock barrel. After hearing nothing but good things about the J&J barrel, I decided to get one. I just ordered it the other day and have not received it yet. After I use it, I'll let you know what I think of it. It was only $30.

I think I've said it before here, but the flatline barrel takes some work. You have to set it up just right, and it also takes some work to master the thing. I still haven't myself. It will add quite a bit more range to your Alpha Black. Some people like it, others don't. I rather enjoy it myself.

Something else I added is a Cyclone feeder. It works well, and I am happy with it. It increases my rate of fire, and that's pretty much why I wanted it. It also appealed to me because it doesn't require batteries. It does what it's supposed to do, and it's nice to have but...If I could do it over again, I might get an Invert Halo Too instead. I feel for the money, the Invert Halo Too is a better buy, and does more for you. The reason being is because if I get another marker, I can still use the Invert Halo Too. With the Cyclone I'm really not able to do that unless I get a Tippmann.

I also have a remote line for my Alpha Black. I felt like the tank was in my way. I didn't have the room I wanted between the tank and the stock. Even with the stock fully extended. The remote line eliminated the problem for me. I think you've got to do what works best for you. Also, a remote line will help you out again if the weight of this gun is an problem for you.

Overall, I think the Alpha Black is a great value for the price. Sure it's a dolled up 98 custom, but I prefer the look and feel of this gun over the 98. I do a lot of running around so this gun gets beat up pretty good. I've beat the s*** out of this marker and it still performs great. I've had it for around 2 yrs and never had any problems. I think it's a good priced marker whether you've been playing for years, or you're just getting started.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've got the cyclone hopper a custom parts barrel, and an e trigger and i love this gun!
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Old May 15th, 2012, 11:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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you mean a smart parts barrel?
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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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or a Custom Products (CP) barrel...
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Old May 17th, 2012, 10:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah i meant a smart parts had a brain fart there lol
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I added the Cyclone, E-Trigger (just for fun), Freak Jr. Barrel, NCstar Red Dot, and a Foregrip. I get a ball chop everyonce in a while, not sure why, but I do. I also have a 72/3000 HPA with remote line. It is a beast and fun to shoot.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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most likely its your cyclone, they are not very gentile on paint
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Old May 25th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Should I ditch the cyclone and move to a electro hopper, and if so which one. Or should I upgrade the cyclone with the Techt/Rap4 stuff?
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Old May 25th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The way the Cyclone works you shouldn't get chops. I bet you are either using brittle paint or a small bore barrel or a combination of both. Switch to some tougher paint and you should be fine. Now if you want to switch to a regular hopper that is fine too but you already have the Cyclone so why not make the best of it?
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Old May 26th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i wouldt bother upgrading the cyclone, they are always hard on paint its just a disadvantage of the design and it does not matter what you do to them they always will be. id try some tougher paint first, if you can get your hands on JT tactical it is usually fairly good through the cyclone but i would expect to see a few more bounces off of players as well
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Old June 9th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #11 (permalink)
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all i have done to my alpha black is a e-trigger although i just got the thing
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