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Old 08-22-2015, 09:04 PM #1
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Arrow Is the SL that much of a difference?

Im looking to play again and have all my gear still. I have a normal black 68/4500 ninja.

I was wondering, is the SL really that much of a difference? And not number wise but feel wise? so if you have both please feel free to comment!
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:45 PM #2
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Yes it's a lot lighter. Like stupid light. It is also shorter and I wasn't crazy about how it shouldered cause I'm tall, so I'm thinking about picking up a 77SL now, which is still lighter than my ninja 68 standard.
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:16 PM #3
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In my opinion the SL line of tanks is the best thing to come to paintball in a long time. Worth every penny.
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:19 AM #4
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Yes it's a noticeable difference, but if you already have a tank with a good reg, I personally don't feel it's worth "upgrading"
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Old 08-23-2015, 11:21 AM #5
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I play with a 90SL tank on my gsl for big games and it literally feels weight wise like I have a 68 on it. The length is perfect for me as well, 6' tall player.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:10 PM #6
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the only thing is that I'm pretty sure the 77sl is as long as a normal 68, and holds the same, so it would have to be a huge weight difference
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Old 08-23-2015, 03:11 PM #7
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It depends on which Ninja tank you have. They changed bottle makers a few times and the weight will depend on the DOT number. The gayston tanks were heaviest, luxfer the lightest and crossfire slightly heavier than luxfer...like 1oz heavier.

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Old 08-23-2015, 09:17 PM #8
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I've used both, but I own a regular black ANS Ninja 68/4500. For my money, I decided to run mine out of hydro then upgrade. There is a noticeable difference, but I'd rather spend my money on playing paintball with a perfectly functional tank, than on upgrading to save a little weight.
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Just throwing this out there with regards to the length.........any tank with a ProV2 reg on it will be longer than the same tank with a standard reg.
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Old 08-24-2015, 04:45 PM #11
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Yes it's a lot lighter. Like stupid light. It is also shorter and I wasn't crazy about how it shouldered cause I'm tall, so I'm thinking about picking up a 77SL now, which is still lighter than my ninja 68 standard.
Boss' website doesn't seem to be working for me right now, but if you pick up one of his reg extenders, you're back in business for cheaper than buying a new bottle.

I've got a 90SL I love for big games, but like others have stated I didn't feel it was worth the cost to upgrade my other tanks. I have the "grey ghost" tanks, which I believe are heavier than the black tanks even.
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It depends on which Ninja tank you have. They changed bottle makers a few times and the weight will depend on the DOT number. The gayston tanks were heaviest, luxfer the lightest and crossfire slightly heavier than luxfer...like 1oz heavier.

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All the Ninja SL tanks (and all our tanks) come from the same bottle manufacturer (gayston). There hasn't been an SL tank made by any other bottle manufacturer and we haven't used any of the other brands in a long time. Although those older Luxfer tanks were pretty light.

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Just throwing this out there with regards to the length.........any tank with a ProV2 reg on it will be longer than the same tank with a standard reg.
They shouldn't be and if they are it is not by much, the PRO regs actually have a shorter bonnet purposely to make sure they are not any longer.
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All the Ninja SL tanks (and all our tanks) come from the same bottle manufacturer (gayston). There hasn't been an SL tank made by any other bottle manufacturer and we haven't used any of the other brands in a long time. Although those older Luxfer tanks were pretty light.
Im not talking about the SL line.

My point was/is that I dont know what year Ninja tank he has, so to determine how much lighter the SL tank will be is foolish.

My older ninja labeled Crossfire tank is pretty damn light.

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They shouldn't be and if they are it is not by much, the PRO regs actually have a shorter bonnet purposely to make sure they are not any longer.
ProV2 has about a quarter of an inch on the standard as I measure them now. Very marginal, but still there.
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Im not talking about the SL line.

My point was/is that I dont know what year Ninja tank he has, so to determine how much lighter the SL tank will be is foolish.

My older ninja labeled Crossfire tank is pretty damn light.
I'm sorry I was thinking you meant the SL line because of the thread title, on average the SL line of tanks are 30% lighter than other Ninja tanks and other brands. Crossfire made a small run of 68's and used to do all our 45/45's for us but right around 2012 is when that stopped.

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ProV2 has about a quarter of an inch on the standard as I measure them now. Very marginal, but still there.
Yeah, I just measured them as well, seemed odd that it would be that far apart.

Pro reg: 3.23 inches
Standard reg: 3.13 inches



some more comparative images here:
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Mine was more of an eyeball measure and then a rounding off to what looked like a quarter inch. I apologize. I'm staring at both and they look the same as your comparison pics. Went the extra mile to stick it in me there. I can respect that
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The perceptible weight difference is proportional to the size of the tank. With the larger tanks it borders on shocking, but down at 45cu just having a standard bonnet on the reg versus the aluminum UL bonnet can eat up most of the difference.
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