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Old 02-14-2012, 03:40 PM #1
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Which Tank and What Size

Im in the market to buy a new tank, and was thinking about getting a dye throttle becuase i shoot and NT, but does it matter. Also what tank is good with almost any marker, like a ninja maybe? Lastly is there really a big difference in getting a 68ci/4500psi over a 48ci/45oopsi considering i play tournaments not woodsball. Thanks
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:25 PM #2
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I use a NT also and I had originally bought a ninja 48/45 and it was fine. Although I do play scenario also and was needing a larger tank so I then bought the 68/45. I think it really depends on how many times you want to keep going to air up.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:47 PM #3
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Ok thanks, but i just checked out ninja and they had a bunch of tanks with different pressure outputs like super high, and super low yada yada. So what kind of output is good with all guns including my NT
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:34 PM #4
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Ok thanks, but i just checked out ninja and they had a bunch of tanks with different pressure outputs like super high, and super low yada yada. So what kind of output is good with all guns including my NT
Read your marker manual, it should state what tank output is recommended for the gun.

Tank size is personal preference, what is good for one person another may not like. Best thing to do is go to your local store and try out different tanks tell you find the one you like.
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Read your marker manual, it should state what tank output is recommended for the gun.

Tank size is personal preference, what is good for one person another may not like. Best thing to do is go to your local store and try out different tanks tell you find the one you like.
What he said. There is some video on YouTube that talks about size vs arm length. It needs to fit your body, not too long and definitely not too short. I'm 5' 11" and a 68 is a perfect fit, whereas a 45 or a peanut is way too short. I feel like I lose stability. Just do your research...
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:37 PM #6
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Read your marker manual, it should state what tank output is recommended for the gun.

Tank size is personal preference, what is good for one person another may not like. Best thing to do is go to your local store and try out different tanks tell you find the one you like.
It is doubtful that they will let you screw a new tank onto a new gun for you to test it out.
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Old 02-14-2012, 07:08 PM #7
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It is doubtful that they will let you screw a new tank onto a new gun for you to test it out.
Some store owners actually care for there customers, so you never know.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:04 AM #8
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ok i know size is personal preference, but does anyone know what pressure output is the "norm" for most guns? I dont want to buy a ninja and get screwed if i get a new gun or something, and same with the throttle tanks, if i trade my NT will it work for say a PE gun?
Ive had the same empire tank with an 800psi output for ever basically so im kinda clueless
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:44 AM #9
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ok i know size is personal preference, but does anyone know what pressure output is the "norm" for most guns? I dont want to buy a ninja and get screwed if i get a new gun or something, and same with the throttle tanks, if i trade my NT will it work for say a PE gun?
Ive had the same empire tank with an 800psi output for ever basically so im kinda clueless
Hey nodnarb, here's some info that might help you out if you're looking for a good size tank and need some info on our regulators and output pressures:

In order to find the right size tank for you, you have to consider how tall you are and how much air you need for your marker and which style of play you prefer. Here's a good way to tell if a tank is a good "length" for you. Screw your air system into your marker. Hold the marker by the grip in one hand and point the marker like youre going to shoot, with your arm stretch out straight. If the back of the tank reaches the inside of your elbow, that is generally a good size for you, ergonomically-speaking.

Also consider your style of play. If you play scenarios/big games, you might want a larger tank so you dont have to fill air as much. If you play tournaments, you might want the lightest possible setup that doesnt run out of air during your matches.

In regards to our regulators, you have 2 choices that will work on an NT. You can use our adjustable reg and remove 2 red shims to get the pressure down to about 500psi. The reg is fully adjustable out of the box without the need to buy a spring kit to change it. This means you can tailor or "optimize" your regs output pressure to your marker. Using optimal input pressures can sometimes produce less kick on a marker, less wear and tear on an hpr since its only regulating 500-550psi down instead of 800-850psi, sometimes you can also get more shots out of the tank but this depends on a lot on ball/bore match on your barrel, weather, etc).

Your other option is our SMP550, designed specifically for these markers:
NT
DM
Ego
Geo
Creed
Demon
Axe
Mini
and just about every other mid range or high end marker (except the G6r and Victory which are super low pressure markers). At 550psi, we found that pressure to be "optimal" for the NT. That means at 550psi, your marker should operate correctly no matter which board settings you use or which upgrades you decide to put on your marker.

I hope this information helps. If you have any other questions, feel free to shoot me a pm and i'll do my best to help
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:46 AM #10
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It is doubtful that they will let you screw a new tank onto a new gun for you to test it out.
Not true. If a store owner has the chance to sell a player a tank and all it takes is to screw it into a marker to see if its a good length, I will guarantee the owner will let you do it every time. In fact, this is how most store owners sell tanks...by letting players screw them into their markers to see which size is the best fit for them. they wont let you air it up and dry fire the marker but you can definitely screw it in and shoulder the marker to see if you like the tank.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:20 PM #11
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That does help alot, thanks man
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:23 PM #12
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That does help alot, thanks man
no prob. Good luck!!
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:49 PM #13
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As much as i love dye guns, i've got no love for dye tanks. The regs on the Throttles were often infamous for poor recharge from what i understood (compared to other tank regs), heavy in comparison, and i've heard little to nothing of them for years.

Stick with Ninja, Crossfire, Pure Energy, Guerrilla, Ninja, or Ninja.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:58 PM #14
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Stick with Ninja or Guerrilla. Either way, you're getting the best buck for your bang......wait.
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Old 02-16-2012, 02:07 AM #15
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Not true. If a store owner has the chance to sell a player a tank and all it takes is to screw it into a marker to see if its a good length, I will guarantee the owner will let you do it every time. In fact, this is how most store owners sell tanks...by letting players screw them into their markers to see which size is the best fit for them. they wont let you air it up and dry fire the marker but you can definitely screw it in and shoulder the marker to see if you like the tank.
ive worked at a pro shop and never saw a problem with this
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:06 PM #16
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Stick with Ninja or Guerrilla. Either way, you're getting the best buck for your bang......wait.
I wouldn't get a guerrilla tank, they are overpriced. The ninja tanks are definitally good tanks though
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