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They are nearly equal in ability.

The Flatline puts a more consistent spin on the ball, but is always on and only does a backspin.

The Apex still does a good spin, but can be turned off and adjusted while playing without needing to take the barrel off.

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Q: What barrel should you get for a tippmann a5 an apex or flatline?
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Will a flatline barrel fit on a tippmann crossover?

It uses a5/x7 threads but it has a slanted shell and would not fit normally. However an Apex barrel will work just fine.

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Will apex tip fit on your regular barrel for a tipmann 98 custom?

It depends on the threads of the Apex barrel. If the threads are that of a autococker, A5, or spyder then no, it will not fit. Though if it does have Tippmann threads then by all means it will fit.

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Is the tippmann A5 flatline good?

"Good" is a relative term. The flatline is curved in such a way that it puts backspin on the ball, causing its trajectory to be flatter, making it go farther. With this, it Also decreases accuracy slightly because it exaggerates any dented or dimpled areas on the paintball, because it is now spinning. For any Mid or Cover Player, the flatline is a great tool for increasing range. However It is not recommended for Front players or "snipers" because it decreases accuracy. A better option than the Flatline is the APEX barrel which does exactly the same job of backspin, but is adjustable in shot length (which is inversely proportional to the accuracy) and can be turned left and right for hooking shots or bunker shots (which fly down rapidly).

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What are the best accessories for the tippmann 98?

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