The Improved Max-Flo System
by Brian Reed, Team Turbulence
|The Old and Bulky Reg|
Here is a quick list of features that I think are cool. First and foremost the thing has shrunk in size by almost half, and it is all inline, no more of the over/under bulky mess. Second having the two gauges, one for the pressure of the tank, and the other is the output on the regulator. They are the small gauges that are easy to read, and the quality is good. Third is the adjustment knob. It is easy to use and easy to lock in place with a simple hex wrench, and it is now much smaller. Fourth is the nice rubber cover for the fill nipple. What more can I say, I like it, and now want one for every one of my tanks. Lastly is the super cool, on/off switch. It does not get much slicker then this simple valve. The new Max-Flo is a high out-put pressure only regulator. So please don’t try to uni-reg your new Shocker or Impulse with it.
|The New Reg|
Now I put it on my 2003 shocker which already has the new vertical Max-flo so I was using it as a way to lower the input pressure to my primary reg. Not exactly sure why but I hoped that it would increase air efficiency. It did not, but that is ok, my wishful thinking and not the fault of the product.
|The New Reg|
I used this setup for an entire tournament and a few practices and all has been well. I even tested the gauge reading with several fill stations and it is dead on. It is nice to know that what your gauges say is actually what is in the tank. Then we have all seen the dancing needle when we fire our gun that shows the drop in pressure each shot, well while there is a little movement, it is almost unnoticeable. That tells me that the regulated airflow through this thing is spot on and consistent.
So like I said at the beginning of this writing, sometimes you and I see a need right away and wish that we could change a product, well in this case we did not have to because Smart Parts beat us to the punch.
The new Max-Flo can be bought separately for $300 and with a tank for $425. The Max-Flo is world renowned for its consistency and the legacy shall go on. To get yours visit SmartParts.com or call them direct at 1-800-992-2147.