I am in no way associated with Furious Paintball and the product was purchased by myself.
Here's information copied right off of the Furious website.
Furious Paintball is proud to announce the first of their unique, high quality performance paintball accessories with
introduction of the LOTUS barrel. A revolutionary innovation in paintball technology, the Furious LOTUS barrel is machined from carefully selected,high-grade aluminium alloy. Each barrel is carefully honed by hand with a
completely new, breakthrough porting design. This is truly and uniquely a hand made barrel. Honing is carried out by engineers who have more than 10 years of honing experience. This results in a glossy, mirror-like sheened
bore for zero drag. Check out the Furious LOTUS Barrel below!
World’s most advanced barrel design!
Precision super fine micro honing for zero ball drag
Available in a range of colours and threads:
0.689 and 0.693 bores
14” and 16” lengths
The real innovation is the science behind the style, selection and placements of the ports. While other barrels simply drill holes in the barrel, the Furious LOTUS barrel ports have been paintstakingly calculated to minimize ball breakage,maximizes accuracy, and saves air!
Porting only begins after 8 inches of the barrel to achieve maximum air efficiency. The beginning 14 ports have angled grooves and the remaining 4 end ports are slighty larger compared to the rest. This makes the Furious LOTUS barrel the most complex designed barrel in the world. With precision quality hard-annodizing, the Furious LOTUS barrel has the looks to match its performance.
Awesome porting design is revolutionary and saves air while being able to shoot through breaks easily and quickly cleans
I was recently looking for a new barrel to try out an I came across the Furious Lotus barrel. I have tried/owned a Freak, Deadlywind, Stiffi, Scepter, Stinger signiture, Hammerhead, J&J one piece, J&J elite edge kit, Sly, CP, UL, Redz, Shaft kit, various sp one/two peice barrels, Un1tec, PMI razzor, and a flatline. I was looking for something new, something that is more efficient and more accurate than the other barrels out there.
Some people will probably ask what gun i'm using etc so I might as well just answer that question here to get it out of the way.
Various FEP Quests
All of the markers were tuned and lubricated prior to testing.
I saw the mail get delivered so like a kid on Christmas morning I ran out there, grabbed the package, and ripped it open. I took it out of the nice plastic container that is comes in and looked at it for a minute or two. The finish on the outside is superb without a flaw. I placed the front on to the back and looked at the inside, just like the outside the finish is superb. The honing is absolutely incredible.
Enough of this, lets get straight to the performance of the barrel.
After inspecting the barrel I decided it's time to test it. I take out some ultra evils and fire some paint through the barrel I was using before. The numbers over the chrono read 280, 277, 278, 276, 279. Without changing my velocity at all I put on the Furious barrel and the numbers read 308, 305, 307, 305, 306. It increased my velocity by about 30, the company isn't kidding when they say it has zero drag. I lowered my velocity to about 280 and fired some paint. I was getting ball on ball, what more could you want? The last 4 ports are slightly larger than the other ports for maximum efficiency, when I looked at the Furious website
it said the ports were that way to increase efficiency. I thought this was just marketing hype but it's actually true. I wasn't able to test the self cleaning because I didn't have any breaks. I was highly impressed with the performance this thing put out. I recieved it toay so I haven't actually used it in a game but I will let everyone know how it performs when I do.
Self cleaning-3-5 shots. I'm overboring so I was EXTREMELY impressed with the self cleaning.
The barrel is available in the following threads.
**Things to be improved**
Nothing, this barrel is almost perfect. Some people may find it a bit loud but on the field this doesn't really matter. Most people would rather have efficiency over sound.
These barrels are fairly hard to find right now because there are only a few authorized dealers in the United States. If you want black you're going to have an extremely hard time getting your hands on one.
This is probably one of the best barrels on the market right now. It increases your velocity allowing you to back out on the hpr which will give you more efficiency. It's extremely accurate and the honing is about as good as it gets. They cost a little less than $70 and are just as accurate/more accurate than a deadlywind and other top of the line barrels.
What are you waiting for? Go purchase one, you won't regret it.
Here's some new information aout the Furious barrel.
Comparing it to barrels less than $75
Furious>Freak with one bore
Furious>Stinger carbon barrel
Furious Vs deadlywind
I have recieved alot of pm's asking about how it compares to a deadlywind. Somebody at the field let me do some tests using their deadlywind so here are the results.
I had my gun chronod to 285ish with the furious using the .689 bore. Without changing anything I attached the deadlywind with a .689 insert and fired a few over the chrono. The velocity dropped by about 10.
Both barrels were about the same. Deadlywind might have been slightly better, but nothing too noticeable.
Both barrels were about the same.
The Furious is louder than the deadlywind.
Weight of furious barrel
Back with oring- 47.265g
Front with oring- 66.766g
Orings have a little bit of oil on them.
Oring on the back-.157g
Oring on the front-.155g
Total weight with Orings
Total weight without Orings
Weight of Deadlywind
Video made by paintballunited- http://www.pbnation.com/videos/view/1029/xsm89ronzs/
I recently got an 08 ego and I used the lotus after shooting a few shots with the stock barrel. The first thing I noticed was the noise reduction. There was no more crack sound and it was about half as loud as it was with the stock barrel. The consistency was great but I didn't notice a large velocity jump on the ego. This could be due to the dimpled paint that I was using.
Used the 17" barrel tip in game today. It worked great.
Same as all other lengths. Not too much to say about this. The accuracy incredible today because I was using marbs with a perfect paint match. Works great with an apex barrel on it. It seems to be much more accurate at longer distances. With the apex on setting 8 I fired 3 shots at a guy about 150 yards away and 2 of the 3 hit him. One bounced off the knee and the other hit his marker and broke. (He told me that that's where it hit him so that's about all I can go by.) Might have been a few lucky shots but I am still amazed by the accuracy of this barrel.
Seemed about the same as the 14" one. Maybe slightly quieter, but very close.
I was highly impressed with this barrels ability to self clean. Shoots through breaks rather quickly.
Raised the velocity of the marker by about 10 fps. Not too bad considering it's so long.
The barrel is a little long but great for woodsball.
Another quality furious product.
Also, the shirts are extremely comfy.
Pics coming soon...
Info by I_luv_strats
686 furious high grade
686 furious mid grade
689 furious high grade
689 furious mid grade
693 furious high grade
693 furious mid grade
Update as of 8/14/2010
I've been shooting furious barrels for a while now, almost since they were released. The barrels have been great and the self cleaning has improved due to there being smaller bore size options. Another plus is that the price has come down a little.
I will always shoot a furious from now on, I suggest that you give one a try.