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Tippmann Sports - Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) Information
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Tippmann Sports
2955 Adams Center Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46803

Phone: (800) 533-4831
Fax: (260) 749-6619
Email: tech@tippmann.com
Website: http://www.tippmann.com
Designed for range and accuracy, and eliminating the need to arch your shot, the Tippmann Flatline� Barrel System uses patented technology to create backspin for a level and precise shot. Increases range by 100 ft.
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 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $100.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
 Reviews: 13
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Tippmann Sports - Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) Reviews
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) My first gun was a 98 custom and I put a flatline on it. I could definitely shoot farther than anyone else if we were holding our guns level, but what does is put backspin on the ball. This makes...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $70.00
Pros: Shoots super far
Cons: Not as accurate as you want it to be
My first gun was a 98 custom and I put a flatline on it. I could definitely shoot farther than anyone else if we were holding our guns level, but what does is put backspin on the ball. This makes it so that the ball goes straight for a while, then the backspin will finally catch the air and the ball will jump up several feet and then it will continue to go straight. so it doesn't make it more accurate on a straight line, it just makes it shoot farther.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) Had one of these on my Tippy, Shoots Great with the right paint or else it Chops a lot, If it chops if ends up scratching the inside of the barrel, Also you need a good squeegee to get that paint out...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
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Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Shoots Far
Cons: Chops Paint
Had one of these on my Tippy, Shoots Great with the right paint or else it Chops a lot, If it chops if ends up scratching the inside of the barrel, Also you need a good squeegee to get that paint out of there since it has its own curve to it.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) The flatline is pretty impressive when it comes to making a long shot. I find mine to be fairly accurate aswell. Ive chopped one ball in it since ive had it but they were balls from last year so it...
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Ohio
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $120.00
Pros: long distance shots
Cons: balls curve up
The flatline is pretty impressive when it comes to making a long shot. I find mine to be fairly accurate aswell. Ive chopped one ball in it since ive had it but they were balls from last year so it served me right. Only dissapointing aspect would have to be when you shoot a ball it tends to curve down and up because of the backspin which can make it difficult to hit someone lying down in a rivine. other than that its a very reliable barrell for a very reliable gun.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) i've have my flatline for some time now...never had a problem with it... the only problem is that sometimes the paintball curves...but the rage makes up for that...i sy yes get it...it is great for...
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: a place in NY
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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Performance:
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Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: very good range
Cons: ball sometimes curves
i've have my flatline for some time now...never had a problem with it...
the only problem is that sometimes the paintball curves...but the rage makes up for that...i sy yes get it...it is great for chilling back and mini sniping people
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  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) It does shoot further than a regular barrel; however it may not matter. Normally the ball slows down enough that it doesn't break. While the ball may go 30 extra yards, only 10 of those are...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
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Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Shoots far
Cons: Not accurate, bulky, heavy, costs a lot
It does shoot further than a regular barrel; however it may not matter. Normally the ball slows down enough that it doesn't break. While the ball may go 30 extra yards, only 10 of those are effective.

The mechanisms also makes the bore larger, decreasing accuracy and efficiency.

The fitting into the barrel is fairly genius, but make sure it is installed properly, or you'll be chopping all day.

Unless you want to play sniper, get something else.
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  • Currently 2.5/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) makes my bullets go like 5 times as far and i look like a BA when i shoot kids with it
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Price paid: $20.00
Pros: looks cool
Cons: its huge
makes my bullets go like 5 times as far and i look like a BA when i shoot kids with it
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) it shoots the paint, found that quality paint broke. I didn't like shooting at a distance even though its suppose to be better at. Paint slows down and just bounces. Otherwise flat trajectory was...
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Price paid: $100.00
Pros: different
Cons: different
it shoots the paint, found that quality paint broke. I didn't like shooting at a distance even though its suppose to be better at. Paint slows down and just bounces. Otherwise flat trajectory was nice at normal range.
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Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) Really accurate barrel at long distance.. found it to be a bit choppy at times but that also was dependent on the type of paint I was using.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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Price paid: $50.00
Pros: accurate, long distance
Cons: choppy
Really accurate barrel at long distance.. found it to be a bit choppy at times but that also was dependent on the type of paint I was using.
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Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) The Flatline puts a backspin on the ball to increase the range.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Looks cool, shoots farther
Cons: Not interchangable between other markers
The Flatline puts a backspin on the ball to increase the range.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Tippmann Sports Flatline Barrel (Custom 98) me and a friend both got this barrel and it works great shoots faster and farther than any barrel i've had! paintnewbie15
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Price paid: $60.00
Pros: shoots far
Cons: havent found any yet!
me and a friend both got this barrel and it works great shoots faster and farther than any barrel i've had!
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