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Pure Energy - 88ci HPA Tank Information
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Pure Energy
55 Howard Ave
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Phone: (800) 579-1633
Email: tech@paintballsolutions.com
Website: http://keeactionsports.com/index.jsp
Same as the members of the Pure Energy line of products, only in a bigger 88 Cubic Inch size.
 Manual: Submit a manual
 Release Date: Unknown
 MSRP: $169.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 stars.
 Reviews: 10
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Pure Energy - 88ci HPA Tank Reviews
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank I got this tank back in 2004 right before I started to play in local tournaments. I originally used it on my Tippmann which was great because I didn’t shoot a lot and it seemed like...
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lrYerfdog
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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Timbucktwo
lrYerfdog owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
lrYerfdog is reppin' sidebar 4 life
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $115.00
Pros: Capacity, Recharge rate
Cons: Weight
I got this tank back in 2004 right before I started to play in local tournaments. I originally used it on my Tippmann which was great because I didn’t shoot a lot and it seemed like it never ran out of air. I only used it for a few tournaments then transferred over to a smaller tank. This is because I played snake and a large tank like that was just too bulky and unneeded.

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Look - I find the look of all carbon fiber tanks to be appealing. The glossy finish they put over the tank to protect the fibers is slick and gives the tank a sweet look. I especially like the look of the PE brand because they are made with a dark grey carbon fiber. In addition, a large nuclear hazard symbol is placed on the back of most of their tanks which happens to be my team's symbol.

Reliability - Well I have only had one problem with this tank and I am the second owner. I bought this tank used off PbNation and the only thing that ever went wrong was my fill nipple broke and air came pouring back out after I removed it from the fill station. This was a cheap and easy fix, a new fill nipple only costs $10 and you only need some Teflon tape and a wrench to put it on. Other than that it has worked 100%. I sent it in for rehydro at the beginning of the year and it passed with flying colors. A far as durability goes I can't really say. I kept my tank in a cover its whole life and made sure I never dropped it. I don't want to risk accidentally damaging the tank and then not be able to sell or hydro it. But, from seeing many kids playing without a tank cover in the recent past, I would assume that the tank can take a pretty good beating before it becomes unusable. There is a clear coating around the carbon fibers that I believe is very durable and tough. But, I would not advise playing without a tank cover just because it is a dangerous piece of equipment and you should not take any chances. My friend did drop his tank on the regulator and bent the lip down around the o-ring, but it still makes a seal and works great.

Hydrostatic Testing - The 88/4500 PE tanks that i have owned and seen have all had a 5 year hydro retest requirement. Some other brands of tanks require 3 year maximum before you need to rehydro. ALL TANKS HAVE A LIFESPAN OF ONLY 15 YEARS. So, if you have a 5 year tank you only have to rehydro the thing 2 times whereas with some other tanks you would have to rehydro it 4 times. This longer requirement reduces the hassle and cost of sending your tank out to be rehydroed. How To Read Tank Info and 3 Or 5 Year HydroThese links include info on how to read and determine if your tank has a 3 or 5 year rehydro limit.

Performance - Well it is one of the best tanks on the market for recharge rate. Granted recharge rate on all upper end tanks its usually so quick that it does not matter how fast you shoot, because you will never be able to outshoot the tank. Most likely you will begin to outshoot your hopper before you even get close to out shooting the tank. A thread here on PbNation Reg Test Results gives a little info on tank recharge rates. (Not all tanks are included and info is a few years old but still helpful to read)

Miscellaneous - The tank weighs a bit more than the 68/45 and 45/45 tanks because it holds more air and thus needs to be a bit larger. Compressed Air Weights includes the weights of compressed air in different sized and pressured tanks. So, the PE 88/4500 holds 20.1 oz of air when full. Reg And Tank Weights This link includes the weights of the tanks and regs. The PE reg weighs 94.65 grams and the tank weighs 1044.2 grams. So, the total weight of a full tank is 3.987 lb. The length of the reg is also included in the previous link (2 9/16") Finally, according to PMI's website the total lenght of the tank is 12" and weight is 3.1 lb empty. So, adding in the weight of air in the tank, it would be 4.256 lb which is not much different than my calculation.

Price - I gave price 4/5 stars because I personally don't like to spend more than $120 on a HPA tank. So, if you feel the same then buying used is your best bet. Since such great care is taken to make sure no dents or scratches get in any tank (reason previously stated) most used tanks are practically brand new and cost half the price. You can find tons of them for sale in the B/S/T section here on PbNation. But, the price is still up there and may be too expensive for some. If this is the case a smaller tank, such as a 3000 PSI steely, will cost much less and work just as good. It's the same reg, just a less expensive tank.

So, I would recommend this tank to anyone who is looking for a tank to last them for a longer time such as a scenario paintballer who plays in long scenario games. This would help you stay out in the battle longer because you will be taking more air out with you. In addition this tank would be great for someone playing back in a speedball game. It will allow you to shoot more and therefore hold down lanes for longer periods of time. As for mid or snake players this tank is not a good idea, I play snake and I barely ever shoot more than 4 pods which can easily be shot off a 45/45. There is no need to carry the extra weight and size if you are not going to even come close to using the contents of the tank. Finally, for any questions/concerns/problems you may have you can go to the Air Source forum here on PbNation for assistance from many experienced players, Mods, and Techs.
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  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank i gave the apperance a 3/5 because the tank it humongous i gave the performance a 3/5 because the second time i used it the tank leaked i gave reliability a 3/5 because it broke the second time i...
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Join Date: Nov 2008
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $170.00
Pros: it works
Cons: heavy,large,too big
i gave the apperance a 3/5 because the tank it humongous
i gave the performance a 3/5 because the second time i used it the tank leaked
i gave reliability a 3/5 because it broke the second time i used it
i gave its value a 2/5 because no one wants a really big tank enless they are playing long senerio games.


the tank is a ok tank but it is big. if you get this tank you will have to go buy a big drop forward. i put the the tank on my ion and i had to put the half of the tank onto my shoulder. and that just wasnt very comfortable. so i bought a drop froward for it. now it is more comfortable. but when you put the big drop and your losing you compactness. i mean now my gun is is like a foot tall.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank This tank is light weight and holds air great.The zip up velcro cover is great for proping up on your shoulder and this tank is al round amazing for performance and big games of woods and speed.
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proto maniac
 
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: lakeland
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: light,nxe cover,fiber,dependable
Cons: bulky
This tank is light weight and holds air great.The zip up velcro cover is great for proping up on your shoulder and this tank is al round amazing for performance and big games of woods and speed.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank I got one of these when I got my old Gen E Matrix. Knowing that the Matrix is a bit of a gas hog, I wanted a bigger tank. Now, in today's game, these things are heavy. But if you are lugging...
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Size, same Pure Energy dependabilty
Cons: Size, weight
I got one of these when I got my old Gen E Matrix. Knowing that the Matrix is a bit of a gas hog, I wanted a bigger tank. Now, in today's game, these things are heavy. But if you are lugging around a heavy marker, and a big hopper, and whatnot, it should be fine. Most people these days tend to carry these in some kind of a remote setup in a pack or the back of a vest.

One thing I do have to say, you will be able to get quite a few shots of it. If you have a marker that is not that efficient, then you should be able to get close to a case from this tank. If you have something that is more efficient, then you will get well over a case from it. And should you be shooting something truly exotic, like a Double Trouble, then you should be able to keep some heads down and pepper some bunkers like there is no tomorrow for a while.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank This beast is huge! I can play almost all day on one fill. It's a great tank for woods/scenario/remote.
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$h@key J0nEZ
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Your Parade
Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $100.00
Pros: Tons of shots per fill
Cons: Big/Heavy
This beast is huge! I can play almost all day on one fill. It's a great tank for woods/scenario/remote.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank I use this tank when I'm playing scenarios or big games. It holds plenty of air and is adjustable if you know how to do it.
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 1/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $175.00
Pros: large tank for Scenario games
Cons: none at all
I use this tank when I'm playing scenarios or big games. It holds plenty of air and is adjustable if you know how to do it.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank i got this tank a year ago. it is pretty decent but, it could have been a little smaller and a little tighter and easier to screw in. the price i feel is too much for this style of tank. it would...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $170.00
Pros: holds good amount of air sorta light and strong
Cons: very big, tough to run with, hard to slide with
i got this tank a year ago. it is pretty decent but, it could have been a little smaller and a little tighter and easier to screw in. the price i feel is too much for this style of tank. it would also help if the regulator was a little stronger cause when i got mine once after use the regulator was bad and i had to wait 2 weeks for it to come back. and then i went to go get it filled at a local paintball place and it took forever to fill for some reason. but overall decent tank but not for a great price.still good tank though
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Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank Great tank for a great value. Love the 88 cu in the 68 cu length. Tank rocks.
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $80.00
Pros: awesome size
Cons: no cons, great tank
Great tank for a great value. Love the 88 cu in the 68 cu length. Tank rocks.
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank Great tank can get about a whole case off of one fill great for big games dont have to fill up as often as other players with smaller tanks
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $130.00
Pros: hold a lot of air
Cons: there is none
Great tank can get about a whole case off of one fill great for big games dont have to fill up as often as other players with smaller tanks
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  • Currently 0/5 stars.
Pure Energy 88ci HPA Tank Pros: Fiber wrapped aluminum reduces weight Holds more air but not much bigger than a 68 tank. Cons: Tank is ugly just being covered in clear lacquer. Regulator is not adjustable. Bonnet on the...
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switch97
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Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $75.00
Pros: fiber, light
Cons: ugly, 15 yrs life
Pros:
Fiber wrapped aluminum reduces weight
Holds more air but not much bigger than a 68 tank.
Cons:
Tank is ugly just being covered in clear lacquer.
Regulator is not adjustable.
Bonnet on the regulator chips easy

Overall, bottle would be fine. Regulator needs to be made of stronger material.
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