I bought the OOPS to replace the big hunky Torpedo on/off that came with my Karni.
Nothing to write home about. It was a nice touch that it did come with instructions - not that you need them. But it goes to show that the product is well thought out. Any screws you need are included, so no hunting through the spare box.
It's got great lines, and a small profile. It's signifigantly smaller that the Torpedo on/off.
It's glassy smooth. I didn't find any faults in the machining or finish.
Attaching the rail. As you might expect, it's super easy to install. The only odd part is you have to remove one of the grub screws from the rail to access the front mounting screw - no big deal.
The ASA: It has ports on both the left and the right (though they are now shown on any photos I've seen), allowing you to set it up as you want, a plug for the unused port is included. Other than having the two ports, not much to say about this part.
ASA to rail. This part I dug. Instead of using screw run vertically through the rail to hold the ASA (and scratch it up) they use two horizontal screws to push the sides of the rail into the dovetail groove. This gives a nice secure fit, and no nasty scratches on the ASA.
Gas n' Go:
Here is the only part where I encountered a problem, and it's probably the fault of the air bottle and not the OOPS. I've got a Dye Throttle screw in. I picked up a used shock tech on-off that it would not fit in. In this case it screwed into the OOPS just fine. The problem was, that even with the on/off screw all the way out, the valve on the Throttle would be open a tiny amount. This is probably due the the fact that the Throttle was really low on air (so there was little pressue to hold the valve closed) and the fact that it has a light valve spring. While this detracts a little from the OOPS, it's not enought for me to say anything bad.
** Edit **
After a tiny bit of oil and a day of play the problem with it not turning all the way off with my Throttle went away. The purge works just great. Just unscrew the on/off knob far enough and "pfft" no more blown o-rings ever.
**Edit #2 **
So, the OOPS keeps its rating, but I wanted to pass on some info.
After a while my OOPS began to leak from it's front (closest to the knob) purge hole. I tried to fix it to no avail. I contacted the US rep for eclipse and he told me to mail it to him. They knews of the problem and had a fix. Apparently there were some problems with an early batch of the internals. I sent it off. It came back quite quickly. The leak was gone. Additionally I got a swank set of stickers, and a macro line elbow - all for $0.83 shipping I paid. So, the OOPS is still a good product, and Eclipse also gets a nod for good customer service.
This is a nice nice rail and ASA combo. I had one minor problem with it, but I don't thing Eclipse is at fault there.
Since they only offer the ASA with the rail, it's a tad pricey. But you do get a well thought out and well made product.
Really I'd give it a 9.5 (-0.5 for the Throttle vavle thing), but I'm going to post as a 9
** Edit ** SInce the valve thing went away, I'm going to post as a 10.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 14th, 2005 at 2:05 pm PST