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Old 11-13-2020, 04:37 AM #1
Knorkator
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FS Hero regulator - damaged piston face

I finally decided to buy a new Tank Regulator and ditch the First Strike Hero Reg.

Itīs sad I kinda love the compact design + tool less rotation, but mine was too unreliable to keep it as my main tank regulator.

The problem is that the piston face gets dented over time or immediately after airing the tank up.

Last time I sent it in for a service. Got told they had to remove some burs on the counterpart to the piston face inside of the reg.

Pic of my first and last Piston (had 4 in total, 2 white face and 2 newer with black face).



Buddy of me had the same problem. Anyone else here can report this?

Trying to figure out if i should toss it in the bin or take my time to send it in for antother sevice and keep it as a spare reg.
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Old 11-13-2020, 06:33 AM #2
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I had the same problem with mine. The black ones are supposed to be the new, more durable Reg Seat but I still had the same issue with the deformation. I’m pretty sure that is also what causes them to “Ping”...

Supposedly the new Regulators have fixed this issue?
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Old 11-13-2020, 09:19 AM #3
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Supposedly the new Regulators have fixed this issue?
I asked FS Hero upon release of the 2.0 what the difference is and only got a short answer "We improved the seals".
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:10 PM #4
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all regulator seats will wear out, how fast is the issue. id hope that youd be able to get 2 seasons from a reg seat/piston.
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Old 11-13-2020, 09:22 PM #5
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Get ahold of James at [email protected]. He can get you another piston without having to send your tank in. What output are you running at?
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Old Yesterday, 07:43 PM #6
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Im in the same boat as you guys, i carried 2 reg bodies and multiple pistobs/rebuild kits. I never made it through 2 events with my first strike regs. Kept them all around the 500 output range. Then there was the "issue" of them all pinging. Bot a huge deal to me but i know others who used my tank and hated it for that reason.

I will say the tanks themselves are awesome. Bit wider than the ninja tanks so they shoulder really nice, just needed to swap the reg out with a different brand.
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