Personally the cost of CF does not make the weight difference worth it to me. But if I made more money all of my guns would have their own CF Boomstick kits. Why? Because they are god damn CF Boomsticks!
I would say the big questions beyond personal preference is if you are ever going to want to anodize or bored for Freak inserts, if so aluminum.
Really it is just personal preference.
Originally Posted by nic248
What I noticed when I used carbon fiber barrels is that the give a more snappy sound to the shot given they are a stiffer material than aluminum so they have less give when a paintball travels through them so I use aluminum
Was this comparing two barrels that were exactly the same other than material? Not arguing, just curious.
"Originally posted by Robotech
: What you need to accept is paintballs suck at flying through the air."
"Originally posted by RyanR
: I think newbies are greatly intimidated when they're playing with a rental wearing cover-alls and facing some aggtastic looking power ranger."
"Originally posted by nerve2030
: (aluminum vs stainless steel)...for the practical purpose of guiding a gelatin ball accelerated by air pressure they work the same."