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    Freak Inserst vs. TechT iFit Kit

    What is better to buy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by natepb96 View Post
    What is better to buy?
    You'll get a split answer. Really, they both do the same thing

    For the sake of opinion/answer, iFit. Why? Because I use it. Hah..! Also, it's smaller and I don't need a Freak barrel to use the inserts. I can use whatever barrel I want (as long as it works for the adapter, obviously).
    You'll be fine with either one. People that use a Freak will say it's fantastic for them and that's the way to go. One of those things really..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luso View Post
    it's smaller and I don't need a Freak barrel to use the inserts. I can use whatever barrel I want .
    I like being able to use what ever barrel I want as well. I think I am leaning more to the iFit know.
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    Yes, the iFIT, for sure. Better tolerances, more versatility.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemi Died View Post
    *nods sagely* yes, the face slide is a fantastic way to minimize your profile, as it attempts to fold your spine in 47 different locations. Old kung Fu masters called this "slinkie style", and current American historians refer to it as the Accordion. Whereas we rednecks just refer it it as "hey ya'll, watch this!"

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    In my experience, the longer control bore of the Freak kit is a significant advantage over the iFit. The iFit seemed to work well for me with my Tippmanns and Cocker threaded markers, but the Freak kit is more consistent and accurate throughout the day; it seems to be more paint tolerant. Meaning that the quality of paint effects results less with the Freak than it did with the iFit, again I suspect because of the longer control bore. The advantage of the iFit is it can use any barrel front depending on threads … one thing to be careful of though, do not use a barrel that has a tighter bore than your iFit insert… It does not end well in most cases.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
    Yes, the iFIT, for sure. Better tolerances, more versatility.

    Better tolerance of what?

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    Another vote for iFit. Quality on some of the Freak kits has been pretty hit and miss.

    And I love being able to use whatever barrel I want.
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    six of one, half dozen of the other for the most part. any kit is better than no kit, though longer control bores do offer a minimal increase in efficiency.

    Admittedly, I loathe SP, but I like my Freak. While i've seen Freak inserts nowhere near their stated size, fit and finish is always good, and maybe I got lucky - my sizes are near perfect to their marked bore. Granted, I use my brass sub-.680 inserts more than anything else these days, but I always have good results.

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    I LOVE my Deadly Wind barrel with the freak insert. But as others have more or less said, what matters is your bore not what kit you're using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natepb96 View Post
    Better tolerance of what?
    Better tolerances of the inserts, meaning that on an iFIT - when it says "0.685" on it, it will ACTUALLY be 0.685 inches. On a Freak kit... a 0.685 (or whatever the Freak has) could be off by 0.003 or more. Smart Parts' machining tolerances are based largely on imagination and positive thinking
    Quote Originally Posted by Lemi Died View Post
    *nods sagely* yes, the face slide is a fantastic way to minimize your profile, as it attempts to fold your spine in 47 different locations. Old kung Fu masters called this "slinkie style", and current American historians refer to it as the Accordion. Whereas we rednecks just refer it it as "hey ya'll, watch this!"

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    Even so, we size paint by fit... At the end of the day, the number is purely coincidental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethan View Post
    Better tolerances of the inserts, meaning that on an iFIT - when it says "0.685" on it, it will ACTUALLY be 0.685 inches. On a Freak kit... a 0.685 (or whatever the Freak has) could be off by 0.003 or more. Smart Parts' machining tolerances are based largely on imagination and positive thinking
    Hahaha I just loled at that last part

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    For sure, but if a company has such poor tolerances that the number doesn't match the reality... how bad is the rest of their system?

    I'm an anti-freak guy for a variety of reasons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lemi Died View Post
    *nods sagely* yes, the face slide is a fantastic way to minimize your profile, as it attempts to fold your spine in 47 different locations. Old kung Fu masters called this "slinkie style", and current American historians refer to it as the Accordion. Whereas we rednecks just refer it it as "hey ya'll, watch this!"

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    I'm an anti-SP guy for a number of reasons. The Freak I'm ok with, though, especially when shooting other people's brass inserts through one of my bored barrels or Deadlywind barrels. The versatility is without compare.

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    if you are using A5 threads, gotta avoid freak, you will otherwise make paint soup (due to the sizer not sitting flush with the barrel)
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    I am pretty sure I am going with the iFit kit. I have been hearing bad things about the freak kit quality, and accuracy of bore on here and other online paintball forums. Case Closed !

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    For the iFit....buy the bigger kit! Spend it now so you don't spend more later. I have used every size in the larger kit!
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    I plan on it.

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    Ifit kit for sure!

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    My IFit with the DW Null barrel has been pretty amazing. I got the 6 piece kit and haven't had any problems yet, but I would have got the 9 piece if I had done it over again (better to have it and not use it as opposed to not having it and needing it).

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