Originally Posted by White Rider
And a quick question about compressed air tanks, I notice that on the aluminum tanks that there are a few that say high pressure output and low pressure output. I see that all the aluminum tanks are rated at 3000(psi im assuming) but some do have the different pressure output. What are the differences between the two?
Upgraded boards are much more configurable. They have more modes and allow you to set how many balls per second you shoot. This is very important if you ever play in any tournaments that have limits. They also make the resale value of the gun higher.
Aluminum compressed tanks come in high pressure (850psi output) and low pressure (450 or so). For mechanical guns, you need the high pressure output tanks because they require the higher pressure to operate. Pneumatic electric guns however only need 200 psi or less (which is why they shoot smoother), so the regulator on the gun lows the pressure from the tank. For electric guns, you can get high or low, it really doesn't matter. A few high end electric guns require low, but getting a high pressure tank is more usable for multiple guns.
Aluminum tanks are always 3000psi and carbon fiber tanks are 4500psi. Carbon fiber tanks can hold more pressure which equates to more shots per tank. However, you have to have access to a place that fills up to 4500psi. Scuba shops only fill to 3000psi. Paintball fields fill to 4500psi but most have unlimited air options, so more shots per tank doesn't really matter.
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