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Old 02-18-2013, 07:56 PM #1
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45, 48, 50 CI / 4500 tanks, which is lighter these days?

A few years ago the last time I was shopping for a tank, the 45/45's were always the skinnier type, and the 48 and 50's were all the round "stubby" type.

The newer stubby type was lighter weight possibly because of a more refined MFG process, but also because the round shape is a better shape structurally so less material is needed to make the shape strong.

My question is, is this still the case? IIRC the last time I picked up a 48/45 is felt noticeably lighter than my 45/45.

I just can't decide what size tank to pick up.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:28 PM #2
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Best bet is to go to your field or shop and handle the tanks. Manufacturing has changed as well as who manufactures the cylinders in some cases.
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I've noticed that. No local shops where I currently live that aren't packing out-of-hydro 278 dollar 68/3000 psi tanks lol
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:56 PM #4
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Okay how about this. Is the current ninja 45/45 lighter than the ninja 48's and 50's, or heavier?
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:15 PM #5
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Most likely. But I'd go 50/45. The difference in weight isn't too noticable
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:36 AM #6
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the 45/45 is going to be lighter then the 48/45 or 50/45
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:32 PM #7
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Have you looked at the Ninja catalog for weights? They let you know how much each weigh. But, personally, I don't think that you are going to feel the difference in weight, especially on a marker with a hopper, filled with paint, and filled with air. Look into which is more comfortable for you.
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