Tippmann 98 custom, Flash LCD, A5, Imagine (rodeo is way better)
VL 12V Revvy w/ x-board
Proggressive barrel- silver
Smart Parts Smart Valve on my 20 Oz. Co2 tank (On/off valve by smart parts)
Rediculously awesome with ESP Frame
Non air hog
Beavertail is a little flimsly
I know alot of reviews on this website may not be really telling the truth, or there "spyder haters" or have major ass problems and go from a Angel to a Rodeo lol. Don't listen to their ratings or reviews, dont let them fool you, anyways, read below on my review and I hope I can help you out.
I was incredibaly amazed with the Kingman Rodeo. I got my rodeo about 3 or so months ago, and when I recieved my package I was really excited. I have previously been reviewing ALL of the reviews on this website, and then made my decision to buy it. As soon as I opened the box to the gun, I was really taken in by the design of the gun, Kingman really took the time to think of an awesome look for this. But let me break down the overall performance for you:
ACCURACY: The accuracy on this gun was amazing, Especially for only using a stock barrel right out of the box. The countdown began for my first game using this gun, and as soon as everyone yelled to go, I ran, I personally am an offensive player, I immediately hid behind a bunker and shot 3 guys right off the break, with only using about 5 paintballs. This shot was from about 115 feet (no exageration) Then I moved up 3 or more bunkers and shot another person, and my left wing man shot the last guy. It was amazing, throughout that dayof paintball I shot over 17 or so people in two-three hours.
RELIABILITY: The Kingman Rodeo comes stock, a very sturdy but lightweight gun. The entire gun is metal except for about 4 or 5 pieces inside the gun, which is in every gun. You could honestly fall on a rock and this gun will not scratch. The gun is very dependable and even works well in the rain and snow play.
AIR USAGE: The Kingman Rodeo uses such little air. All of my friends have tippmanns, imagines, XT's, and more, and all of them went through a Co2 20oz tank and a half before i was half empty, I swear to the lord with my right hand up to God. I set my regulator for 750-800 PSI, the recommended area is 700-800. After 4 and a half hours of play it only went down to 600 PSI. Of course my smart parts smart valve (on/off valve) helped in this but it was amazingly surprising at the little amount of air that it used.
RECOMMENDED PAINT FOR GUN: For this gun here are the lists of paintballs that I am extremely happy with using on my gun: Draxxus Blaze, Draxxus Midnight, RPS, ZAP CHRONIC, Big Ball.
RECOMMENDED UPGRADES: I was really happy with the upgrades that i purchased for my Spyder Rodeo, The ESP FRAME has 4 fireing modes that I can use on my gun, semi, 3 round burst, 6 round burst, and full auto, running at 13 balls per second. I use a Viewloader 12v revolution eletronic hopper w/ x-board to keep up with the auto, works great and NO DRY FIRE. And I also have and suggest the progressive barrel. The spiral porting on the barrel makes it really quiet and accurate, and if a paintball ever breaks just shoot 2 times and ITS GONE, no joke, you should look into these upgrades for yourself, they are relatively inexpensive and are extremely reliable and handy on teh field.
I would definately look into the purchase of this product. I was extremely happy with its performance, and If you want to upgrade thats your choice, its an excellent semi, but I go for autos so what I did was purchase and ESP frame and put it on my rodeo, one of the best guns, I love it. Really think about your decision, but I hope I could help you out a little.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, July 1st, 2004 at 1:24 pm PST
I agree. The beavertail is a little flimsy. At the Badlandz in Crete, IL, 3-Man Rookie (Yes, I'm a rookie, big deal. No one is a pro right off the bat.) tournament, one of my moron team members ran into me on the break, snagged it, and bent it. I had to take it off and replace it, as it was interfering with the bolt.
By the way, what is so wrong with spyders? My entire team has spiders (except for the guy that snagged my beaver tail, he has an ORION) and we placed 5th out of 14 or 15 teams. It's not the gun that sucks, it's you!
Last edited on Monday, May 3rd, 2004 at 2:24 pm PST
I've been doing the same thing looking at all the reviews and trying to descide what gun to get. I've been playing paintball for about 4 years now and i just found out about this web site a week ago. And thanks to you're review i'm going to buy that gun.