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Old 03-09-2010, 06:04 PM #1
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Saw the Creed at WCPPL

I saw the Creed in action at WCPPL, and found out what it was at the informational booth they had there as well.

When I pulled out the bolt to look through the rammer slot, I noticed the valve pin was delrin (or of delrin type material). It struck me later that the Creed must have had a balanced valve, similar to the Lucky Air Assist Valve that I ran in my 05 Ego years ago. Looking up pics of the internals on their website, it pretty much looked just like the LAAV but with the flare. Then I realized that that I was looking at a Lucky barrel, LOL. It all started coming together as I remembered the rep at WCPPL mentioned it was made by another company out of the UK, LOL.

It would have been nice to test shoot the Creed at WCPPL. I ran the LAAV in my 05 Ego with great success. I was able to lower the operating pressure and use a lighter bolt without increasing the dwell and keeping the LPR flush. It made for a very quiet and smooth shot. I also had an 06 Intimidator a few years ago, which also featured a balanced valve, that had similar characteristics.

The only downside I saw with the LAAV and the GenIV timmies with the balanced valve was maintenance. Getting to the poppet and valve for cleaning and lubing involved taking too many things apart. It was worse in the Intimidator. What does it take to get to the valve in the Creed to clean and lube, and how often should it be done?
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:22 PM #2
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It's not too tough. You unscrew the internals of the HPR pull them out. Then remove the HPR body. That gives you access to the LPR pin. Pull that pin and the LPR pops out. Then you can pull the spring out and use an allen key to pop out the poppet.

Personally I just use a good hardy grease in there so it doesn't need to be lubed all that often.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:23 PM #3
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Basically a couple drops of oil in the asa will work fine without concern of grease build up somewhere else.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:16 PM #4
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I've had my creed for about a year (maybe more? Can't remember) and only maintenance I've done is a couple drops of oil (supplied) on the rammer.

I'm a pretty messy paintballer, I tend to only clean my gear the day before a tournament - so a marker that doesn't need TLC after every day of play is right up my alley. I've been pretty rough with my creed and it's been flawless.
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Old 03-10-2010, 06:20 PM #5
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Good to know. How often during that year did you play, and about how many cases of paint did you typically shoot per day?
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:01 PM #6
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Club days (bushball) - twice a month, half a case each time, 12 cases, plus about 10 cases at tournaments - So roughly 22 all up.
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