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spyder freek Tuesday, September 28th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month58 of 60 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Ipi 2.0 board, Sprint board and ipi 3.0
Marker Setup: cp 1 piece
ans feed
eggy 2 with z
Victor body
supa fly bolt
dh ti hammer
rocket valve
assault block
torp reg
phsco drop
72ci 3k hpa
ipi frame
50 gram switch
sweetspot
dye gen 3's
tboard w/ break beam eyes
raised alluminum sight rail
black back plug
spring kit.....runs at 230psi 275fps
Strengths: -Board is Easy to install
-Shoots FAST
-Eyes
-Adjustable
-debounce
Weaknesses: -It is 70 bucks
-Doesn't come with upgraded chip, YET
-misc.eye
-Battery
Review: This is by far one of my favorite ups for my spyder, and it will be one of my last (im running out of stuff to do). This Board has many strengths but it still has its downfalls.

Strength:
-The Board itself is easy to install, pop out two screws, and place this bad boy in and screw the screws back in. I actually had a little trouble installing mine, but thats because i have an abnormally short amount of wire going to my micro switch, but i was able to re rout wires, and the problem was fixed within 30 seconds.

-The speed of this board is amazing, with the stock board i would get absences of firing, and i checked it on the computer using a sound program and found it was stopping after 13 pulls per second, i figured i was capping it so i decided to get a new board. when i installed it i turned off the debounce to test my hypothesis, and i was right i picked up 3-4 bps with this upgrade. But with debounce 2 i was able to get bursts of 18. which is smokin!

-The eyes Are of decent quality, and seem to work great, i put a 1000 rnds of paint through this thing as fast as i could with eyes on and i was able paint a barrel bright pink in an instant, not one break or pinch. I put a hopper full through it and i pinched 3 balls. This showed that the eyes are working, and well. The break beam eyes arnt effected by black paint (which i tested it with) but Sun light will read havoc with them, make sure you have your eye covers and barrel on it!

-The settings on this board are great, i had to adjust my dwell, but other than that all the defaults were fine. The its nice that you can adjust the debounce, and the eye alignment tool saved me about 15 minutes, it was a great help.

-Debounce is always nice because it allows you tyo get a higher rof then you can physically pull, but, it isn't tourney legal to have it up to high, but its fun to play with.

Weakness

-Some of you may think 70 bucks is a bit steep, but for what you get it is a serious improvement over the stock board, and it is almost a requirement if you wanna play any real tourney ball with your spyder. Plus, you will need some type of FAST hopper, Hpa, a good reg, and preferably eye covers. This stuff will add up to alot, so you might as well start savin kiddies!

-Mine Didn't have an upgraded chip, the new one has more settings, its go adjustable rof, no cap, and it has full auto burst ect. none of which is tourney legal (the firing modes that is) but its cool to scare noobs ar your field with! lol

-Doesn't come with the eye covers like the xsf kit but you can buy the xsf covers separately and do it that wayt (the easy and un attractive way that is). I recommend getting a set of timmy covers and dentents and drilling and tapping your body and doing it that way, or getting a xsf cover milled (like im planning on doing).

-The battery life wasn't to bad, i had a 75% full batt and put 3000 rounds through it without a sign of a problem with low batt.

Other info

-Eye install wasn't the monster i thought it would be, it took my afternoon to complete, which included my electro tape eye covers lol. YOU need a good drill press, new sharp bit, and patience, measure 4 times drill once. I can provide more info if you pm me. IT wasn't to hard, drill once on each side don't just go straight through (like i did) it will walk if you don't do it right, but im what i call a professional, that and i drilled the holes multiple of times on another body to make sure i could do it. Make sure they are center with the feed neck, and just south of the dentent cover, and you should be fine.

-I put 3000 rounds and countless trigger pulls through this thing, and it is definatly fast, and definatly worth a look at if you want a faster spyder!

Conclusion: This is a good Upgrade for a intermediate to advanced spyder user, its worth having if you want to play tourneys with your spyder, but you need so many other ups to make total use of this board. a 50 or less switch is a must though. It tied many of my upgrades together into one tight fast shooting and less pinch/ chopping marker.
If you have Hpa, or a Palmer's, and a high flowing set up, with a nice trigger set up, you can pull like a maddman with this thing.


Also, if your just messing around with friends you can make your switch reactive (one shot on pull, one on release) needless to say, that will throw some paint your opponents way!

Hope you found my review helpfull
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

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thechubbss12 Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 | 7:33 am PST
LOL
Ok first of all spyders unless u do a timmy or cocker conversion u will never be able to get ur spyder to shot faster then 20 bps simply because of the mechanics. Both of thoses conversions will cost you around 400 minus the trigger frame which u will need to buy ($100-$400).

Pilot to shot 20 bps u will first need n2 ($100-$400) , second a spring kit ($6), Third u will need eather the t-board or xsf board ($60-$150), Fourth u will need a 50gramm switch ($20), fifth a check it products Sweet Spot Trigger ($20), Last u will need to install all of these products and learn how to walk the trigger. Enjoy
   

Paintball543 Saturday, March 19th, 2005 | 9:23 am PST
so u have to drill im going to get the people at i&i to it
   

thechubbss12 Monday, March 21st, 2005 | 5:47 pm PST
Ummm no not realy
Depens on which eyes u get, break beam eyes or bounce beam. Bouce u dont have to drill at all. break beam u have to drill a hole on the other side of your marker so tat they can see each other.
   

Outragep8ntbal Thursday, April 21st, 2005 | 10:43 pm PST
where can i buy this T Board on line???

i
   

Nemesis2k4 Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 | 7:22 am PST
hey spyder freek im looking into a t- board. could you possibly email me (nemesis2k44@hotmail.com) with the stuff i need to buy (t-board, eyes,etc) and maybe a little help on installation and setup like the settings and eyes install. i would seriously appreciate it. if i get bounce its still as good as break right but with less install time and i own an imagine
Last edited on Wednesday, April 27th, 2005 at 7:24 am PST
   

Spastic Granny Saturday, June 4th, 2005 | 6:10 am PST
This will fit Syder clones (an Icon E), right?
   

Da'dtou-di Saturday, June 18th, 2005 | 4:36 pm PST
Hey, when the break-beam eyes are installed, do the wires stick out to the side of the body, or can you drill the body?
   

JD9940 Tuesday, July 5th, 2005 | 5:17 pm PST
What computor program did u use to check how fast you were shooting?
   

geekyrocketguy Wednesday, August 24th, 2005 | 3:06 pm PST
Spyder Freek says he used electrical tape for his eye covers. How well does this work?
   

big_blue_cow Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 | 8:06 pm PST
is this board compatible with the rocking trigger?and if so,how do i get holes drilled into it for the eyes?do i get someone to do it for me?what do i do?
   

p8ntwarrior13 Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 | 2:04 pm PST
so, how does this work? do you have to be fast at running your trigger or does the gun kick in. In other words it is how fast you shoot? Or is it JUST capable of firing that fast?

SOMEONE JUST PLEASE EXPLAIN THAT TO ME!!!!!!!!!
   

pbman51 Sunday, December 25th, 2005 | 7:10 pm PST
Hey can u tell me what computer program u used to find the ROF and tell me how to get it? Just pm me plz ty
   

Big_Bird Monday, February 20th, 2006 | 2:46 pm PST
k maybe im just retarded but what are the eyes and what do they do?
   

Slyclops14 Monday, March 13th, 2006 | 5:17 pm PST
"Eyes" are infrared LEDs. When the paintball falls into the chamber, it breaks the beam of infrared light which sends a signal back to the board that the gun is ready to fire. Eyes prevent the bolt from cycling too soon and chopping the paintball.
   

CookieMonster69 Saturday, June 3rd, 2006 | 8:00 pm PST
i hav a spyder electra is it worht getting this chip????sum1 get back to mee
   

S_Victor_2 Monday, December 25th, 2006 | 4:58 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by spyder freek
http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=intimidator+eye+covers&a
mp;a mp;cat=1238&scoring=p

ya bradys is a good company, i buy from there often. there timmy eye covers seem to be out of stock though lately

Hard.....Very hard.....BRadys paintball i recomend i hear they are good....also pbgear and 888paintball if they have any. They require intimidator dentents and holes drilled in your body if you didnt allready know.

   

S_Victor_2 Monday, December 25th, 2006 | 5:00 pm PST
ok i have a quick question. i have a ND valve and a Hybrid stagte 2 reg. anybody have some suggestions for setup of the board that works good. (i.e. dwell, eye delay, etc.)
   

S_Victor_2 Saturday, December 30th, 2006 | 11:23 am PST
what are your settings on the board. i havent set mine and it is real confusing to try to set it without knowing what im doing
   

JFSpaintball Sunday, August 31st, 2008 | 6:11 pm PST
does this board work with the smart parts vibe?
   
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