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Ryan314 Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month43 of 46 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Original Eclipse EBlade
Marker Setup: Red WGP 2003 Vertical Feed Autococker
Chrome Eclipse E2 E-Blade
Chrome Eclipse D.A.R.T. LPR
Chrome Eclipse Nexus Ram w/ Eclipse QEVs
Chrome/Red CP 2 Piece Barrel
Chrome Custom Products Regulator
Chrome KAPP- Ball detent, FX beavertail, Twisted cocking rod
Worr-Blade Bolt
KAPP Hammer Kit w/ Madmann springs
Red/Chrome CIP uni-mount
Red Halo B w/ Z-Code - 68/3000 Crossfire
Strengths: Review body.
Weaknesses: Review body.
Review: First impressions of this frame were absolutely amazing. First, the actual packaging of the E2 is an improvement over the original E1. Instead of a cardboard box, you now get a very nice engraved tin or aluminum case that your E2 comes packed in. It comes packed very nicely and neat, with foam padding, colored laminated manual, cocking solenoid, frame, screws, eye, cover and some LP hoses, and like I said, it's all packed up ever so neatly :).

Ok, now onto the more beefy stuff. Let's start up front with the new cocking solenoid. The new style/design cocking solenoid housing is very nice. It is now fully enclosed, so now you won't have to worry about getting shot on the solenoid and worrying about busting it. The solenoid housing is actually slightly bigger then the original housing as well. Now, the actual cocking solenoid itself is also an improvement. They have made the solenoid faster and better sealed... no more blown solenoids :). They also made the cocking solenoid wire (wire that travels into the frame) thinner, so it's now easier to tuck along the top of the frame. And to top it all off, the nicely milled "e" on the side of the solenoid housing is the icing on the cake!

Now, onto the frame itself. One word it describe it, INCREDIBLE! This frame is absolutely beautiful. The actual frame itself is slightly thinner and weighs less then the original Eblade! Ok, so the first thing people are gonna do when they pick up the frame is try out the trigger right? Of course. This new trigger they designed rocks. It's, IMO, easier to walk then the original trigger, and you can rake this trigger like no other trigger. I've been able to rake this new trigger up to 19 bps with 0 bounce. The trigger gives it a nice "tucked" feel as well. The next great thing about this frame is the new LCD screen. Not only is this new screen damn cool, it gives the user a lot better battery life, which we ALL want and despised about the original EBlade! So far I've gotten about 70,000 shots off of a Duracell Copper top 9v. Next are the actual settings of the E2. The first thing people probably want to know more about is the new TT filters, or better known as, anti-bounce filters. Just let me say this, these new filters are absolutely genius, meaning, Jack, Nick, or whoever configured these settings at Planet Eclipse are pretty damn smart! There are two TT filters, TT band and TT tolerance. In a nutshell, TT band deals with the actual pull of the trigger, while TT tolerance deals with how strongly the TT filters are applied. So far on my marker, I've been using the stock TT filters and have gotten little to no bounce at all. And like everyone else said, the frame rips like no other, even when there is no bounce. Another thing that's great about this frame is the new training mode. Boy have I used this a lot. In this mode, only the cocking solenoid will activate, so just the back block moves back and forth when you pull the trigger. So you can practice your walking and not drain a your tank so fast. The timing settings have also changed a little bit. Some of the timing parameters can now be changed in milliseconds, allowing the user to perfect the timing of the marker. But, the frame still has it's factory settings, so don't worry! :)

So basically, the frame rips. It is a lot like the original EBlade, but also a lot different then the original EBlade. What I really like about the frame is definitely the new trigger, training mode and of course the new TT filters!

The bad: Nothing is perfect of course! But this frame comes pretty damn close to being perfect :p. The first thing I noticed was they forgot to put a solenoid thread o-ring in my kit, which kept the solenoid on the front block a little tighter and would keep it from being loose on the front block... not a big deal to me, but it's just the point of the matter that they forgot something in the kit! Next is the space for the wiring in the frame, and along the top of the frame. They did not fix this problem. Well, I don't know if you had this problem, but I always had a problem getting those god damn wires tucked into the top of the frame and inside the frame :(... Oh well, again, not a real big deal, but I think this is something they could have fixed. I also received version .17- This is basically the beta version of the E2. In this version, the game timer/alarm are disabled, and can only be enabled through an update, which you can only get if you send the frame into an Eclipse dealer :(.

Well, that's all I have for now. I've only had the frame for a week now (Date: 10/3/04) and have only field tested it once so far, which went successful :).
Conclusion: Definatly worth the money if you have it. It's everything Planet Eclipse said it would be. But, IMO, nothing is perfect, so I give it a 9 out of 10. Even though I would give it a 9.9 if that rating was available :p
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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f2f4 Sunday, October 3rd, 2004 | 6:50 pm PST
Very nice review!
When you get the software updated, let us know how it works, if it's not too much trouble.
   

ChronoX Friday, November 12th, 2004 | 8:02 pm PST
shoulda just rounded the 9.9 to 10 :P
   

kylethecocker88 Monday, December 20th, 2004 | 4:41 pm PST
very good review
   

Snowman282 Friday, February 11th, 2005 | 8:41 pm PST
do you need to drill the body for the eyes?
   

peteyjared3 Saturday, February 12th, 2005 | 9:26 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Snowman282
do you need to drill the body for the eyes?

Obviously.
   

Snowman282 Sunday, February 13th, 2005 | 6:18 am PST
next question, Do you just take a drill press and drill away or do you send it some place or what? Basically how difficult is it?
   

.:{}:. Sunday, February 13th, 2005 | 8:03 pm PST
It's pretty difficult, just have your shop do it.
   

darktrigger666 Saturday, March 5th, 2005 | 6:54 pm PST
There is no point on me to write a review because you hit everything man. Nice review.
(thumbs up)
   

Paint Mob Sunday, April 17th, 2005 | 2:38 pm PST
Does anyone know how the E2 compare to other electros? Oh, and by the way, great review, very helpful. Thanks!
   

runthuking1 Thursday, April 21st, 2005 | 2:38 pm PST
very well
   

chris220 Saturday, April 23rd, 2005 | 9:42 am PST
the e2 will keep up with any other electro out there.... that is as long as you have the high quality internals to keep up with it ;)
   

.mista t. Friday, April 29th, 2005 | 6:08 pm PST
nice review, man. I'm thinking about getting one, but right now with my financial status, I'll stick with my mech :)
   

Infamous53 Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 | 8:46 am PST
hey do you think an e2 will work well with my 04 cocker that is all stock except for a ShocktechSupafly Bolt . .and a new barrel kit ? (evil pipe)
   

shaasta Wednesday, June 29th, 2005 | 6:57 pm PST
it would work ok, but if you really want your cocker to fly, put in the nexus kit. Those Q.E.V.'s are nice, speeding your ROF of your electro cocker by 4-6 BPS! The upgraded ram is also nice, its really smooth. The nexus dart bolt is pure delrin, making it one of the lightest bolts out there, Theres other stuff in the kit, but it has less to do with ROF. The Eclipse Nexus kit also works well with just mech cockers
   

shaasta Saturday, July 2nd, 2005 | 4:18 pm PST
wheres the cheapest place to buy one?
   

rOsSiGnOl4LiFe Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 | 2:48 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by shaasta
wheres the cheapest place to buy one?

ebay obviously
   

shot-on-sight Monday, January 9th, 2006 | 7:18 pm PST
Also get the eclipse supercharger valve, i think its included in the nexus kit but im not sure, lowers your operating pressure and increses your efficency.
   

sushiman19 Saturday, January 21st, 2006 | 7:20 pm PST
how much do you think the E2 on a trilogy pro can do with evrything stock
   

Badblood1 Saturday, January 28th, 2006 | 8:53 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by Snowman282
do you need to drill the body for the eyes?
If you know what you're doing and you have the right tools (Drill Press, bits and thread tap) you can do it yourself. You just have to drill the eye hole centered on the feed port and the bolt but i wold take it to a shop, thats what i did(i don't trust myself).
   

BunkerBoys Thursday, February 9th, 2006 | 11:01 am PST
is an e2 better than an eblade?
   
                            
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