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Old 10-16-2012, 02:56 PM #1
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Carbon fiber tank vs aluminum

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Right now I have a regular cheap Aluminum 3000 psi 48 ci air tank. It ways a ton. I have it on a line but when I'm running it'll bob up and down crap ton. I need to hold it when I run. I'm going to be getting a pod pack that is made to also hold an air tank instead of my makeshift bag that loops on to my belt. Will my air tank bob up and down much if I get a good pod/air pack or should I look into getting a lighter carbon fiber tank? Also, how much lighter would a carbon fiber one be, is it really noticeable?

Edit: and one more thing: What pack would you guys recommend I get? I play mostly woods, but every now and then I'll do day of speedball. I usually don't use too much paint so room for 4 pods + air tank should be more then enough. I'm looking for a quality pack that I can hopefully buy second hand on here or maybe ebay for a cheaper price.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:12 PM #2
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A quick google turned up 48/3000 is around 2.8lb and 68/4500 is around 2.5lb.

I just bought a valken v-tac 4+1 harness based on the positive reviews I read. It has velcro wrap around instead of a clip for better support and comfort. The tank holder also has dual velcro straps to hold it down so it doesn't bob up and down. It's also pretty cheap and comes in different camos or all black.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:14 PM #3
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Will that harness hold a 70 ci tank? I don't think it says anywhere on the site.

What tank do you have now?

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Old 10-16-2012, 03:21 PM #4
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Google says yes it fits 24 oz CO2 and 72 CI HPA tanks easily.

I have a 68/4500 fiber wrapped tank and it fits perfectly.

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Old 10-16-2012, 03:32 PM #5
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Sweet. Will probably be getting the Valken harness unless somebody else has a recommendation. Thanks for the help, dude.
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Old 10-16-2012, 06:28 PM #6
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The valken is probably your best bet, i know spyder has a pod pack with a tank holder (i have it as a backup or to lend out) but it holds the pods horizontally instead of vertically, which i'm not really a fan of.

The fiber wrapped tanks arent that much lighter than the aluminum ones... its when you go from a steelie to a fiber that its a bit of a difference. Still worth the upgrade tho so that you can hold 4500psi.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:14 PM #7
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What people often refer to as Steelies are aluminum ^^^^
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:13 PM #8
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A carbon tank is significantly lighter. Honesty it is sturdier as well.
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