Oct 26, 2009

X7 Phenom Greatly Exceeds Expectations

By: Tippinator Jason Thomson

Tippmann's newest and most innovative product to date, the X7 Phenom, is by far not only an achievement for Tippmann, but for woodsballers everywhere. The design of this gun took the scenario players expectations and blew them out of the water.

It operates on low pressure, doesn't require batteries, has zero kick, an included loader, a hidden gas line, and can accept most of the milsim mods you already own for your X7. The new stock barrel Tippmann has included is as good or better than many aftermarket barrels costing in the $60+ range. All of this for a projected $399USD price-point... It truly is "phenomenal".

The Tippinators were lucky enough to test a few advanced prototypes of this new marker recently at Mersey Road Paintball.Check out our review of this scenario players dream on youtube YouTube.com

At the end of the day our consensus was that the Tippmann X7 Phenom has put a monumental amount of fun back into woodsball. Order one today, you won't regret it!

Oct 22, 2009

Tippmann X7 Phenom

~ X7 Phenom in Action ~X7 Phenom Slow Motion Clips

Tippinators Paintball Team are please and excited to have been part of the test group for the new Tippmann X7 Phenom - electro pneumatic marker.

From Tippmann Sports
Denny Tippmann, Jr. and the team from Tippmann Sports want to invite all Tippmann owners and anyone in paintball to see Tippmann’s first electro pneumatic marker using the .68 caliber paintball platform. This is a new technology that will take woodsball and scenario play to a whole new level, and provide our loyal Tippmann players with the marker they have been asking for.

~ X7 Phenom Field Strip ~X7 Phenom Field Strip

We are officially launching this marker on Wednesday, October 21, at 1 pm Central Time on our Tippmann web site at Tippmann.com. In addition, this launch will also be on our Facebook page, MySpace and YouTube. Players may also comment on this new marker by visiting us on Twitter or on our Tippmann Forum.

Tippinators gave the new X7 Phenom a rigorous workout and found no flaws in the marker. In fact Tippinator Josh ‘Cornbread’ Boiduk said, “The Phenom may be the best woodsball marker ever produced.”

Tippmann Sports has used the patented Flex Valve Technology, a brand new technology that is not available on any other paintball marker, in their wildly successful X7 shell. The new marker has no kick, feeds flawlessly from the cyclone, has the legendary Tippmann reliability, highly accurate stock barrel, and looks like a woodsball marker.

~ X7 Phenom is Phenomenal ~X7 Phenom is Phenomenal

Every member of the Tippinators sees the X7 Phenom as a huge leap forward in paintball marker technology. After the testing period, where the Tippinators unsuccessfully tried to make the Phenom fail, it was agreed that the Phenom will be the new gold standard in woodsball markers.

The Tippinators are proud to have been asked to participate in Phenom test program, and will add the X7 Phenom to the team’s arsenal of Tippmann markers.

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Tippmann X7 Phenom Press Release

Tippmann Launches Electro-Pneumatic Marker, the X7 Phenom

New Flex Valve Technology provides greater air efficiency, more accuracy and ability to go from electronic to manual operation with the simple flick of a switch


(October 21, 2009)

– Tippmann is very proud to be introducing the X7 Phenom, a next-generation .68 caliber paintball marker that’s truly in a class of its own. The unmatched benefits of this new electro-pneumatic marker include improved air efficiency, superior accuracy, manual or electronic firing and the flexibility to use either CO2 or compressed air. The heart of the Phenom is Tippmann’s patented Flex Valve Technology, a brand new technology that is not available on any other paintball marker. The Flex Valve operates below 300 PSI for improved air efficiency, giving players more than 1,400 shots from a single 68 cubic-inch, 4500 PSI tank. Also, with its Spool Valve Design, recoil is virtually eliminated for significantly-enhanced accuracy. The searless design of the Phenom also incorporates fewer wear parts, making maintenance easier than ever. And, even though the Phenom is three inches shorter than the standard X7, it will still accept more than 20 current X7 mods and upgrades, including the popular Flatline barrel.

"We’re extremely excited about the groundbreaking technology behind the new X7," said Denny Tippmann, Jr., senior VP of research and product development for Tippmann Sports. "Flex Valve Technology truly represents a significant leap forward in marker design that delivers an all-new level of performance for those players who demand nothing but the best."

Other features of the X7 Phenom, include:
New compact and lightweight aluminum body
Streamlined design with internal gasline and no cocking handle
Pushpin construction for easy field stripping
All-metal trigger for enhanced stability
Magnetically activated hall effect electronics

X7 Phenom with Flex Valve Technology
Redesigned Cyclone Feed System paddles that feed up to 20 balls-per-second without batteries
Piccatinny top rail to easily add new sights and handles
Air-thru stock compatibility
Internal regulator with new external-velocity adjustment
9.5" high performance stone-honed barrel
Removable rear and front sights

"In developing this new marker, we initially considered designing a totally new platform, but the opportunity to make the ‘ultimate woodsball marker’ even better was too great to pass up," said Patrick Ehren, vice president of sales and marketing for Tippmann Sports. "Combining the Flex Valve Technology with the existing X7 platform makes it easier for our loyal players to make the transition. Plus, we don’t have to ask our dealers to stock another complete set of mods. Of course, the existing X7 will continue to be available. But, the Phenom now becomes the pinnacle of woodsball markers."

The new X7 Phenom will begin arriving in stores at the end of November or early December. The marker was designed in part based on the feedback and suggestions provided by players. In fact, several respected teams such as Team Tippmann Scotland, the Hellions, the Great Lakes Rangers, the Tippinators, Madball Legionaires and T.S.S.O.C. (Tri-State Special Ops Command) all provided helpful input and will now be playing with the X7 Phenom.

For more details about the X7 Phenom, players are encouraged to visit tipppmann.com. While online, those interested can watch an informational video, find a nearby dealer, review marker specifications or sign up for the Tippmann Forum. Of course, anyone looking to connect with other paintball players should also consider becoming a fan of Tippmann on Facebook or MySpace.

For more than 20 years, Tippmann Sports has been dedicated to quality manufacturing and the pursuit of cutting-edge technology and design. The company serves the paintball industry from its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Fort Wayne Indiana. Tippmann Sports’ complete line of paintball markers and related accessories can be found at paintball stores and fields as well as mass retail and sporting goods outlets throughout the world.

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Editor’s Note: For high-resolution product photography, please contact Bill Bussler at 262-789-7630, ext: 131
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Oct 4, 2009

Reffing the Atlantic Tactical Woodsball League

By: Tippinator Chris Landry

My knee is swollen and stiff, my feet hurt, im all welted up, and i couldnt be happier with how the day went. Of course I'm talking about ATWL Event 3 which myself and the rest of the Tippy's just finished reffing. The play was exciting and some of the most intense Ive seen at Mersey Road Paintball.

Congratulation to the new Champs the Mersey Road Mercenaries, they earned it, there are small differences between how they think and communicate on the field compared to the other teams that allow them to win. But there is a lot of talent out there, so we will see how long the veterans of Mersey Road can keep the younger players at bay.

Mad respect to all my brothers for a great day, when reff's get nothing but positive feedback its something to be proud of.

That was our last scheduled event for the year so I'm gonna celebrate by eating a stick of butter to fatten up for Canadian winter. That's it for now.

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