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Retail1LO Sunday, April 4th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A-5 w/ e-grip, flatline barrel/Dye boomstick, whale bladder 500 round hopper, ACI 88ci nitro tank
Marker Setup: Bob Long Species Alien Intimidator w/o LCD, frog green fade (bling bling), clear Halo B hopper, Evil Pipe barrel kit, Kapp ram, Evil Scion 88ci nitro tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
Gotta upgrade the barrel. I'm in the process of getting a Stiffi Switch barrel for this marker, but in the meanwhile the Pipe rules the world. Would also recommend ram and bolt upgrades, although I haven't even found an upgrade bolt myself for this model. Other than that, leave it the hell alone, death needs no upgrade.
Strengths: Show stopper looks
Awesome stock trigger

Weaknesses: your Q-tip expneses
no LCD
Review: First thing's first. If you've never owned a Bob Long before, or had a marker with the WAS board installed in it...you should REALLY consider getting this marker with the LCD screen. The included manual is about as worthless as anything...as it's 2 years outdated. That being said, changing the dwell, debounce, and eye settings becomes a colossal undertaking, as figuring out the settings without a manual is like trying to read Egyptian hieroglyphics....i.e. NOT fun. Thankfully my good friends at Paintball On the Fly in Norristown, PA were able to find a manual on WIcked Air Sportz's website that assisted me tremendously. The gun flat out rips. Out of the box my gun chrono'ed in nearly 50 feet hotter than what Skirmish USA in Jim Thorpe, PA would allow. The trigger is easier to walk than your chihuahua. This marker turns your opponents day into a bad day in Bosnia. Strongly consider finding a few friends and a dealer that will sell you paint by SKID. I've never even used the stock barrel as I immediately upgraded to an Evil Pipe. You will NOT sneak up on anyone with this setup. However, you're in luck! You won't NEED to sneak up on anyone, as this rigging is accurate enough to ball someone in the mask from a distance far enough away that the roar of this barrel seems like a whisper. I'm in the process of changing to a Stiffi Switch set up as I've heard the carbon barrels are infinintely quieter. This gun is obviously lighter than the A-5 I was using previously, and infinitely more accurate.
Conclusion: If you have a pot bellied piggy bank that's bursting at the seems, this gun would be an absolute dream in anyone's possession. The looks alone are enough to grab the attention of any female paintball players in your presence and make them melt like butter. This is right up there with the best Shocktech models, the DM4, the Alias and Empire, and the high end Aardvark's.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Daramoe X Friday, May 21st, 2004 | 1:54 pm PST
You can get one with an LCD moron!
   

JOKER_MAN Saturday, June 5th, 2004 | 10:29 pm PST
and it hardly costs more

and chicks tend to like orracles and dm4's more, but i'm not sure why
   

123cct Thursday, June 10th, 2004 | 11:24 am PST
where did you get that 500 round whale baldder hopper? did you make it or just buy it from some where?
   

Dustin420 Friday, July 2nd, 2004 | 12:32 pm PST
Why do you have a timmy when you have only played 6 months???
   

kjpmkjp Saturday, April 16th, 2005 | 6:33 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Dustin420
Why do you have a timmy when you have only played 6 months???


one of my friends (he may stink, but he still plays lol) has been playin for less than a month...and his first gun was a DM5 with reloader B rip drive and a scion EVIL air system! and maybe he knows how to play well, in 6 months u can still be good at the sport u know
   

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