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BigbluSpyder Thursday, May 6th, 2004
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 4 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Autococker is the closest. Not nearly as cool though.
Marker Setup: 98 Spyder Shutter
aci 6-Stage Expansion chamber
Sprint e-trigger frame
Shocktech Supafly Delrin Bolt
VL 12v Revy
Shocktech e-trigger
Smart Parts tear drop barrel
A remote hose (No liquid Co2 feed)
An upgraded hopper
Strengths: Ultra-Quiet, Pimp Anodizing, Freaky Barrel, High Rof, Unique
Weaknesses: Lack of Tech support, Very Complex Internals, Hates Liquid CO2
Review: This product should have never been released for sale. I'm utterly amazed that no-one has mentioned why Airstar went out of business. It was because of the failure of this marker. I had a local shop order mine straight from the company, and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it.
However, when i tried to gas it up the first time, the darn thing wouldn't even fire. i took it to my local techie and he turned up the velocity screw a bit and Eureka!. The gun worked like magic. Dead accurate and insanely quiet. I test fired it at a friend's house and nothing went wrong. I was still in Love.
The next weekend I took it to a Big Game in hopes of sniping the masses. I didn't even make it to the chrono station. Some kid was all worked about seeing a SuperNova for the first time and demanded that I demonstrate the barrel system. I obliged him by turning the marker upside down(no balls would feed), and pulling the trigger. BOOM! Metal shot out of the barrel and my entire 12oz CO2 drained in a matter of seconds. Besides almost getting yelled at for letting this happen in the staging area, my gun was totally F-ed. I came home and tried to contact Airstar to get it fixed, but their website said that they had been dissolved as a company and would no longer accept returns or repair any guns. The reason for this? The machine shop that made the internal regulator had built it wrong. Every SuperNova sold had a defective regulator causing them to explode. The cost of fixing them all put Airstar out of buisness. Crap pure crap.
Conclusion: Unless you get it from a friend and it is proven to work. Don't touch it with a 50-foot pole
1 out of 10

Review Comments
stray bullet Sunday, January 16th, 2005 | 7:47 am PST
And so the myth continues...

sir_loin_of_bee Friday, April 28th, 2006 | 4:05 pm PST
Wouldn't that mean evey single SuperNova out there will explode (if they haven't already)? This is just a myth.

DeathToBrian Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 | 6:53 pm PST
This is not true the marker that exploded was due to somebody messing with marker that shouldn't have. they sued the company and won. That person ruined what could have been a very good gun for future generations.

za_hulk Tuesday, February 6th, 2007 | 6:57 pm PST
i read that airstar was a part of a bigger company and the funding got cut because paintball back then was thought to be a fad. just trowing it out there.

calgonrah Tuesday, May 6th, 2008 | 4:04 pm PST
Your absolutly wrong. Nobody ruined the company. There was a flaw and one individual had words with the company. The flaw was fixed and the guns continued to be sold. I dont know who told you someone sued and ruined them but its ust wrong. For the record the supernovas werent the ones with the flaw it was the sieries 500 of the nova 700's.

Montalban Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 | 6:41 pm PST
The story of the exploding gun happened once. Yes the nova 700s did have a recall but this was limited to just over 200 of the entire production line.
Last edited on Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 at 6:42 pm PST

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