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samdc Saturday, April 17th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

1 year
Products Used:
Stock grips
Marker Setup: Spyder Fenix
Smart Parts 14" All American
Halo B
Strengths: Keeps the dirt out
Good grip
Looks good
Weaknesses: Pricey for plastic
The screws didn't fit
Can render electronic Spyders incapable of firing*
Review: The stock grip on the Fenix is crap. It only serves to keep your hand off the electronic components but any dust or dirt or whatever can get right in there. The sticky grip eliminates this problem. It's very comfortable aesthetically and physically. I encountered two problems with this right off the bat however:

-The screws included with it were made for an allen wrench and I thought "Hey, awesome. Now the important external screws on the gun needs a 3mm allen wrench." Bummer, they didn't fit. I just used the originals and left my paintball toolbox as-is.

-*This is what i was talking about in the weaknesses portion. On the grip there is a groove for your thumb. It is forseeable that if you have an Fenix and you're running with a firm grip, you could stop the metal pulsating dealie from moving, thereby bringing your rate of fire down to 0bps. Thats IF you own a Fenix, IF you place your thumb there, and IF you grip it too tightly

I bought it on a Friday and tested it out on Saturday and Sunday and there was one instance in which the gun would not fire because of the new grip. It was during a sprint and didn't cost me anything but it was a bit annoying. It hasn't happened since (without me trying to do it) and I don't think i'll be looking at any other grips in the near future for my marker.
Conclusion: Overall it's a good grip, although, the clear plastic portion doesn't exactly line up with my LED and it's a bit costly. It is still infinitely better than the stock Fenix'.

I don't know that i'd buy this product again at the same price. I'd be happy to pay anywhere from $15-$18 for it, but not 25.
7 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, April 25th, 2004 at 4:07 pm PST

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