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?