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Old 09-10-2021, 07:50 PM #1
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What size tank on Emek for teen

Looking for what size tank I should get my 13 year old son. He's 5' currently. I was looking at the Ninja 45/4500 for him. Would you recommend this tank or the 45/6800? Thanks.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:39 PM #2
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He's 13, might hit a crazy growth spurt and then find out his setup is not as comfortable anymore. Resale value is better on 68 and 77/80ci tanks. These days a 68/45 is really not much bigger than a 45/45 these days and ever so slightly wider. Lite and SL tanks from Ninja specifically. And if going to a 68 might as well just go up to a 77 since that's about 1-1/2 inches longer than the 45/45 (bigger capacity, almost same size).

TLDR: I'd go minimum 68, max 77
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:48 PM #3
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I use a 45/45 on mine most of the time. You should see 800+ shots off it with a 3.8kish fill. It balances well with the pals hopper.
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Old 09-11-2021, 06:04 PM #4
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I'd go with a 45/4500, if and when he does hit a growth spurt you can always get a tank/reg extender.
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Old 09-11-2021, 08:07 PM #5
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45/45 + reg extender is the best option. I completely forgot about those.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:19 AM #6
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Ninja 45/4500 is what I run, same length as a 68ci tank but smaller diameter, and should be plenty for recball. I'm tall so I have an extension on it too. I personally would not like a 77 or larger tank, but thats my style.
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:01 AM #7
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I run a peanut 45/4500 on all my guns and I'm 5'11. The small tank on the Emek is fine since they are great on air. All too many times I see younger kids running the 3000 steel tanks and can't hardly hold the gun right because of the size and weight. Get a used small tank with a few years hydro and then if they grow get them a larger tank. Unless you are shooting tons of pods per game, you don't need a bigger tank on an Emek.
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Old 09-14-2021, 06:07 PM #8
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A 68/4500 SL tank would be about right. A 45 these days is too small for basically anyone and when he hits a growth spurt you'll be looking for a larger tank lol
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