First of all, I just wanted to let you know, that I know you know what the A4 bolt is desgined to do... to align the ball within proximity of the COPS/Sensi rod.
Secondly, you ever get that mysterious choppage problem? It's when you pick up your gun, go play, turn on the gun, put it in live, and your first and/or second shot is a ball break? Yeah, it happens to all of us every one of us at least once. Or maybe it only happens to me. So yeah, what happens is that as you walk around with your gun, the ball in the breech finds a way to roll back, into the bolt, so that the ball sitting above would "settle" partly into the breech. If you happen to have semi-brittle to outright brittle paint... you will crack/break the second ball in the stack and paint gets all over the first ball and bolt and breech area. The A4 solves this problem, by preventing the first ball from rolling too far back. WDP needs to think outside the WDP domain and market A4 bolts for other paintball markers. Imagine how many hundreds of thousands of Spyder bolts they can sell thru Kingman International... Black Dragun International.... Empire National.... If the great Bob Long can cross over to WDP territory and make twist rises for the Angel, then I would have no problem with WDP making a full line of A4 bolts for all those "other" guns (because they need it even more than the Angel, ha ha ha).
This is what I made when first got my Speed. It's good for 20+ cases of paint before it starts to show signs of wear. It's made from that rubber/foam feet found on the underside of a telephone that sits here on my desk.
Then a couple months ago, I happened to be at a grand opening of a local store called PaintballACE.com (they were offering a huge raffle and free donuts), that just happened to receive a fat shipment of WDP products and so I bought this A4 bolt for $25 plus tax. (you'll notice that the A4 bolt has a red soft tip on it. Speed bolts are lined up on top. The Dezign bolt is the white one on the left).
Here, you can see a side by side comparison of the A4 bolt/Design bolt. Notice how the A4 bolt's soft tip helps prevent the ball from rolling into the bolt, unlike stock bolts that create a space for the second ball to fall into the breech?
Here's a really close close-up shot.
Go buy an A4 bolt, your Angel will love you for it.
Oh and WDP should seriously consider awarding Jingle Rapiz a personal sponsorship, or risk losing such a HIGH profile, HIGH caliber pimpballer. I tried to apply for a personal sponsorship on behalf of Jingle, but Owen ignored my email.
Prolly because the rest of you are doing the same thing, lol). Also, I heard a rumor that Rocky C. was going to drop his personal sponsorship from WDP?
Well, not that WDP ever reads this dinky little forum here on PbN...