Originally Posted by Brandonv09
Original Freak from my research.
I haven't used either. But with the Empire Super Freak, you only get 5 inserts, while the original Freak, you get 8. That and the Super Freak is .005 variation from each insert, while the Freak has .002-.003 variation, therefor allowing more accuracy when choosing the correct insert.
I believe the only thing the Super Freak has that the original doesn't is the Apex barrel (that 'curve' your paintballs) I would say unless you want the Apex, then go with the original Freak. That and the original Freak is $50 cheaper.
Also, according to Empire, the Super Freak and Freak barrels are completely compatible with each other. So if you do choose the Super Freak, you could also buy parts that are for the original freak and they're work on the Super Freak.
Hope this helps
The thing is, the original Freak's aluminum inserts have been known to not be true to the bore size that is stamped on the outside. As for "correctly" sizing your barrel to your paint (whether you like to match, over, or underbore), you don't need 8 inserts spaced .002 inches apart; a .005" spread is plenty. Paintballs vary in size too much in each batch for "correctly" sizing your paint.
I can't recommend the Freak or the Super Freak Simply because I wouldn't use any of the bore sizes above .685. Actually, the only 2 bore sizes I've used for the past few years are a .682 and a .678 (mostly just the .682).