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webmstrk9 Sunday, August 15th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Older and bigger brother - Palmer's Typhoon
Marker Setup: 71/4500 Dye Throttle on remote, Palmer Stroker, Halo TSA LED Frontman
70/4500 Dye Stubby, 2004 Palmer Blazer, Halo TSA LED Backman
Recommended
Upgrades:
None
Strengths: Size, balance, quality of workmanship, consistancy, accuracy, configuration, maintenance
Weaknesses: Balance with the Halo
Review: Earlier this week, I received my convertible stroker, vertical feed and an 8 rnd spring feed. This weekend was the first time I let this baby loose. My friends and I went to Paintball USA in Houston and I all hear in the background, 'Did you see that guy's pistol with the Halo?' The craftsmanship Palmer puts into their marker is magnificent. The ease of use and maintence of their markers makes 'ballin a joy before I would spend an hour or 2 just maintaining my Spyders or 'cockers.

To the performance, it runs great on CA/N2, consistent between shots, 1+/- in fps. All day I was shooting darts at 30-40 yds easily. Snapshooting was a breeze given the smaller profile, there wasnt a lot to shoot at when I peeked around the corner and one-ball them 30 yds on the speedball field. In woods ball, the 8 rnd spring feed, made a much smaller profile, which made traversing the woods easy, quickly taking aim and having one shot kills all day! Took a friend of mine out at 20 yds, through branches and twigs aiming up into a tower, taking one shot at his ribs....SMACK! OUCH! WHERE DID THAT COME FROM?!?! They start looking around, trying to figure out where I'm at, they start spraying the woods 20-30 yds to my right as I sit and laff. Accuracy and maintence is a huge key for me being the big man that i am, 6ft, 210lbs.

Anyways, I had this built to what I wanted and it is working exactly how I expected even exceeding them. What I didnt really expect was the range, I'd figure it would max at 20-30 yds, well that wasnt the case.

Last note, at the end of the day, when I was cleaning up, a group of guys with electro's came over and GAWKED at the stroker wanting to shoot it and wondered how they can get one. I can say when I had the spring-feed on and I fired it 'John Woo' style, their mouths just dropped. I then took the spring-feed off and put the vert feed on in 2 mins, put the Halo on and laid down a stream of paint, they wanted one. It was 2.5 hours after my last game before I left because of the questions and wanting to use the Stroker.

Well, the best way to determine if this is for you, try and find someone in your area which may have a Palmer marker, any of them, you'll feel and see what custom means. Each are hand built with quality components. Palmer-pursuit will always have my business, as of now, I'm trying to decide what I will be ordering next.
Conclusion: If you want quality, ease of use and maintence, accuracy, uniqueness, you will never lose with a Palmer marker, as for the Stroker, they are marvels in such a small package. Great things come in small packages and this has definately delivered, this will be my primary gun unless I play speed ball exclusively on a day, then the Palmer Blazer comes out. Otherwise, if are you playing in a mix type of games, speed/woods, the stroker is great to have because of its compactness.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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