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Old 06-11-2014, 04:59 PM #1
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Carbon fiber vs aluminum???

Is there any difference other than maybe weight between carbon fiber barrels and aluminum barrels???
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Old 06-11-2014, 09:49 PM #2
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Weight and Price are the 2 biggest differences. Thats about it.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:33 PM #3
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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
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:34 AM #4
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So I should go with aluminum cuz I'm planning to buy a barrel kit this weekend
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Old 06-12-2014, 09:42 AM #5
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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.

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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.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:34 AM #6
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Sound signature is the biggest difference between the two. Take a Dye Ultralite and use a standard Dye UL tip on it, then switch to a Deadlywind whip tip at the same tip length. You'll hear a tremendous difference even though your control bore, velocity, barrel length, and paint are unchanged.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:12 PM #7
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sound resonates more with carbon fiber, but ppl choose it over aluminum since they think its easier to point. its all preference really. i myself prefer aluminum.
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Old 06-15-2014, 12:08 AM #8
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I have a 14" DW barrel and really like it. If you have freak inserts and want/need to match your paint, this is the way to go.
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Old 06-15-2014, 04:53 AM #9
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:07 PM #10
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I recently picked up a dye UL, 14" barrel (front & back), 680 & 684 backs, played half a day with them and switched to my DW 14" barrel...much perfer the DW barrel.

If you look at the cost of a DW + freak inserts, this can't be much more than multiple barrels...plus the DW barrels are really tough! and no anno rubs!
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:40 AM #11
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Its very simple. Carbon fiber barrels are lighter but Aluminum barrels can generally take more banging around. There are of course exceptions to this on both sides (aluminum barrels that are very thin and bend easy and carbon fiber barrels that are very very strong). I personally still prefer aluminum barrels (truth be told I am not to barrel picky to begin with). I tend to bang my barrels around a lot when playing and have chipped carbon fiber barrels in the past on rocks and other solid bunkers.
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