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Bob Long Technologies
11669 Highway 26
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

Phone: (209) 293-4440
Fax: (209) 293-4420
Email: techsupport@boblongdirect.com
Website: http://www.boblongdirect.com
Ripper 3
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 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $1,100.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 15
 Rating Summary:
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 I had minor issues with this gun, it chopped more than I'd like, but it was a blast to shoot! The ripper 3 was a huge improvement over previous versions. It was tighter, smaller, and lighter. I...
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Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $899.00
Pros: Sexy, FAST, light
Cons: somewhat unreliable
I had minor issues with this gun, it chopped more than I'd like, but it was a blast to shoot!

The ripper 3 was a huge improvement over previous versions. It was tighter, smaller, and lighter. I wasn't a fan of the stock barrel, but a boomstick or stiffi can help for a small price.

It was better on air than the previous versions, but had some of the same problems they did. I never had a marq, but I heard the problems were fewer in those guns.
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 Bought mine from Bob long direct. First day out , everybody was chopping , The ripper chopped a coupleballs but shot clean instantly Looking forward to more use after winter
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ghettogunner
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Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Alaska
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Value:
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Price paid: $550.00
Pros: Looks
Cons: No manual or asa
Bought mine from Bob long direct. First day out , everybody was chopping , The ripper chopped a coupleballs but shot clean instantly
Looking forward to more use after winter
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 Very Light, Tight gun, Sharp edges on back upper milling. Shot great right out of box Special Grips for this model woulda been nice being a Limited production of around 150 guns Upgrades:...
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Price paid: $799.00
Pros: Very tight, Lightweight
Cons: Sharp edges
Very Light, Tight gun, Sharp edges on back upper milling.

Shot great right out of box

Special Grips for this model woulda been nice being a Limited production of around 150 guns

Upgrades:

-Changed Detents to Killa's
-Hybrid Hedloc
-Magnetic Trigger
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  • Currently 1.7/5 stars.
Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 small, light weight, cool looking body, good for a front player or back player light an easy to run with, gas efficient, very well balanced with a 45 45 or a 68 45, shoots great, easy to clean
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Price paid: $250.00
Pros: light weight
Cons: small
small, light weight, cool looking body, good for a front player or back player light an easy to run with, gas efficient, very well balanced with a 45 45 or a 68 45, shoots great, easy to clean
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 The only problem is the frame did not match the body milling at all,other then that it is a amazing gun.
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Price paid: $600.00
Pros: ripper milling,small,fast
Cons: frame looks off with the body
The only problem is the frame did not match the body milling at all,other then that it is a amazing gun.
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 What can I say? It's an Intimidator... Just like all intimidators, this one shoots ropes!!!! The Alias Indimidator is one of the best shooting guns ever made and this next generation has the same...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Price paid: $500.00
Pros: Slick and Fast
Cons: Tid bit Older
What can I say? It's an Intimidator... Just like all intimidators, this one shoots ropes!!!! The Alias Indimidator is one of the best shooting guns ever made and this next generation has the same internals but a sick Ripper Milling.
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 The gun was a nice quite smooth shooter but it always had some kind of leaking issue
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Price paid: $750.00
Pros: good smooth gun
Cons: constant leaking
The gun was a nice quite smooth shooter but it always had some kind of leaking issue
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 Just picked one of these up always wanted one. Pros - Shoots great. Very Very smooth for the year and being a poppet valve. I have both the eigenram and stock and both work great with it. I use...
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Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
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Price paid: $300.00
Pros: Great Styling. Trigger is great
Cons: hard to find parts for
Just picked one of these up always wanted one.

Pros - Shoots great. Very Very smooth for the year and being a poppet valve. I have both the eigenram and stock and both work great with it. I use stock most of the time as it is a little less finicky. Pillow bolt is great on brittle paint. Pretty air efficient and operates at 70 psi or so. Favorite trigger on any of my guns.

Cons - Finding parts can be difficult. Not many of these around. Little bit more maintenance than previous years of timmy's. I would get killa detents. Uses dow 55

Conclusion : If you like the old intimidators this is a great one to find. I dont feel at all hindered when using this instead of a newer gun
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 sweet little gun. huge fan of intimidators. bang for buck is huge
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Price paid: $300.00
Pros: bang for buck
Cons: nothing
sweet little gun. huge fan of intimidators. bang for buck is huge
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Bob Long Technologies Ripper 3 Bob has really hit the ball out of the park with the Generation 4 platform. The Milling on the Ripper 3 is reminiscent of the Classic Ripper, Ironman and Ripper 2.5 bodies that the Intimidator...
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Price paid: $999.00
Pros: Milling, size, weight
Cons: Cost (new) relative to performance
Bob has really hit the ball out of the park with the Generation 4 platform. The Milling on the Ripper 3 is reminiscent of the Classic Ripper, Ironman and Ripper 2.5 bodies that the Intimidator community has come to adore. It's been shortened and lightened and accomodated with a 2K6 gripframe to make a light, small, precisely milled marvel that's a dream to shoot.

As with all 2K6 platform markers, the Ripper 3's incorporate many upgraded features. They come stock with the adjustable ram cap that's threaded on the outside making for a smooth ram travel on the inside. The LPR is smaller and easier to remove to access the internals. The gauge has been redesigned and Bob is now using a stock Bob Long gauge that is better and more diminutive than the Ashcroft gauges of year's past. The 2K6 frame is smaller than the infamous and utilizes the same proven Humphrey's Solenoids and hose configurations, however the barbs are better positioned into the ram sleeve (due to a redesign) and are easier to get to and remove without risking damage to the sleeve or LPR block. The Ripper 3 uses an Alias style ram block with the offset barb for easy removal and access to the valve.

The Ripper 3's also incorporate a "balanced" valve system to keep an even pressure on the valve. Early Gen4's had problems with the newly designed poppets and rocket caps. The Ripper 3's were the first Gen4's to come stock with the reinforced Rocket Cap (removed using a 3/8" socket) and brass poppet. Unlike past versions you need to be careful about the lube used on the poppet. The new poppet has 3 o-rings, of which the front one is critical to lube. Lubing the middle one can cause it to become slick and roll off causing a leak.

Ripper 3's are more maintenance intensive and require exclusive use of Dow 55 to ensure swelling of o-rings to ensure a tight seal throughout the marker. The redesigned ram has a rear o-ring that must have a solid amount of Dow for the marker to chrono to velocity.

The Ripper 3 has the proven torpedo regulator and also has a wider trigger guard so you can get those fingers moving quickly. The triggers are probably the best stock ones on an intimidator yet, though I'm still preferential towards a good Techna. The board is the Empire 1.5 board (same as a Frenzy 127.5) and has the firing modes including Semi, PSP, NXL modes with adjustable and uncapped ramping modes as well as adjustable dwell, debounce, mbounce, etc. These are probably the best stock boards in paintball today.

The real upside is that many upgrades from previous versions will work on the Ripper 3's including Gen 4 Techna's, Tadao boards, Regulators and Kila Detents.

The new valve system and overall redesign means a marker that rips strings of paint at blinding speeds, much like previous intimidators, but with little to no kick. Even at 70-80 psi out of the LPR there's little kick to the marker. The balanced valve also enables the owner to move the LPR down into the 40's with conistent cycling/shooting of paint.

The downsides of the marker are the more proactive maintenance required to keep it working. It must take Dow 55 and Dow 55 only as a lube since Dow 55 will swell o-rings. These tight seals are critical for efficient operation. The marker, when working well will get you 1600-1800 shots per 68/4500 fill. it's a relatively quiet shooting marker though not nearly as quiet as a spool valve. Certainly the least noisy of ram/poppet designs.

The milling is incredibly precise and sharp and is actually sharp enough in the back where the prongs can cut you if you try and carry it as if you had a snatch grip. (I jokingly call it the vampire for the symmetrical marks it leaves on my hand). Beyond that, this has some of the best milling of any Intimidator.

The best part of this marker is that it's backed by BLAST, the best shop in paintball. If you have issues with it the BLAST techs are there to service the marker and perform warranty work as needed and without hesitation.

This is probably the pinnacle of Intimidators through the 4th Generation. A low pressure marker with high speed operation capable of ripping strings of paint consistently while operating at 40psi. It's a revolution in the execution of paintball marker technology and certainly incorporates innovations and lessons learned from previous markers.
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