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Old 05-19-2014, 09:18 PM #1
Join Date: May 2014
New Air, old gun (2k3 Smart Parts Impulse) - anything to know?

I am trying to come back to paintball after a good 8-9 year hiatus. I own a 2003 Smart Parts impulse left over from the good ol' days. Has anything really changed regarding these modern air systems?

I sold my tanks back in the day knowing I was quitting for some time. I assume my marker will perform well after tuning, but I need air.

Can I buy any air system off the shelf for my 2k3 impulse? Anything I need to know or research first?


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Old 05-19-2014, 09:43 PM #2
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A second detail to add to this...

I would like to purchase a tank that I could use not only on the impulse, but on a more modern marker (such as an empire axe) if (when) I an get itch to upgrade.
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Old 05-20-2014, 07:36 AM #3
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Since your impulse was new, air systems have become lighter, more easily serviceable, and (debatably) more consistent. They've also all become screw in - no more rail mount tanks. Almost any new system you pick up will do you well. Most people tend to favor Ninja or Crossfire tanks, but there are many quality offerings out there.

Any standard output tank should work on your impulse, provided it's the model with the vertical max-flo reg (or some kind of reg!), and not the one with the gas through grip. This same type tank would work just fine on an Axe.
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