The original Freak® system quickly grew into the most widely used and highly respected interchangeable bore barrel ever made. Through years of tournament proven performance it has been the benchmark of consistency, accuracy and flexibility. The new Freak® XL builds on that legacy, combining user feedback with extensive research to deliver the next evolutionary step in the Freak® system.
8 inch Control Bore - What it is, and why you want it!
The control bore is the part of the barrel that is reduced or increased in size by the user to fit or “bore match” the paintball barrel to the paintballs being used. Because these bores can be quickly swapped and easily stored, the Freak XL offers one of the easiest to use, and most complete interchangeable bore system on the market.
Why would you want a longer control bore?
The original five inch insert Freak system has won countless tournaments, and is one of the most popular barrels in the history of paintball. Paintball players love the original Freak System – but always pushed us to produce a version with an eight inch control bore. So after some careful research and engineering the Freak XL was born.
The longer control bore keeps the air behind the ball for a longer period of time – and as a result can transfer more of its energy to the paintball before being dispersed. This means that you get more out of every PSI you send down the barrel which results in greater efficiency, reduced sound signature, and lower operating pressure required by the marker – just by switching to the Freak XL barrel.
The Freak System allows you to get more shots from every fill-up, no matter what marker you shoot. By bore-matching your paintballs, you waste less air propelling them down your barrel. This means you can turn your regulator pressure down, or your velocity screw out making your marker softer on paint and easier on air.
In the first example, shows a ball that is too big for the bore chosen. This means that your marker has to use more air to push it down the barrel. This also can cause broken paint due to the extra friction. In the second example, we can see that the bore is too big for the paintball, and air is wasted blowing by the ball itself. In the last example we can see that the ball fits perfectly, with just the slightest gap around it to minimize friction and maximize efficiency.