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ARIAKONSIMSERIE Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months17 of 18 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
E2 Cockers, Timmys , Dm4s, Shockers
Marker Setup: Freestyle
Reloader b
Cp reg
Recommended
Upgrades:
The stock barrel is pretty good, and can shoot through breaks pretty well, depending on how bad of a BARREL break.. you might wanna upgrade HPR, but give it some time to break in and its good.
Strengths: Light
Small
Compact
Shoots really fast
Cheap
NO KICK
upgradibility
looks
Weaknesses: If its not broken in it might be a little inefficient(when dry firing)
Review: PROS--------------

Light - it weighs 1.8 pounds man, thats a little less then a shocker. Its the lightest high end gun basically.

Small - its really really small man, 7 3/8 inches long is really small, helps play bunkers tight and switch hands easier.

Super fast- man this gun rips, faster then my friends E2 cocker, and its just so fun to shoot man its really nice. it rips easy, especially for stock. get a nox lite board (25 shipped) and you have a board as good as the DM4's Tadao V5.0 IF NOT FASTER!!!!

Eyes- they work flawlessly, even if you get a barrel break and the paint covers the holes, something about the design alows it to see still - brilliant

kick- this gun literally has no kick, its comparable to the kick of a MATRIX, less then a DM4.

The price ~ man i got mine for 550 shipped New. thats like the cost of a vision impulse. if you want a great high end gun without having to spend 1000+ dollars, go on ebay and check the stores, ive seen new freestyles go for 500 sometimes, ones with HE kit and 05 boards 600 shipped new in box. this is a steal of a deal ICD is awesome

Upgradibility- ok some people may say this gun has no upgrades but theyre idiots ok? watch

Boards
NOX Lite Reprogramming stock board - $25
NOX Board (coming soon) - $??
Was Board (viking board)-$50
Was Board (For Gen2) - $$?
Chaos for gen1s -$80
Chaos for gen2s (coming soon) - $?? probably $80 like the other ones

Bolts
shootpaints he bolt $??
icd he bolt -$110
destructive customs HE bolt $??

Triggers
ICD Prodigy - $30
Vaporworks - $35
CP Dual Bearing Trigger- $??
techna triggers
Acid Customs Triggers - $??
TheBetterOne's (pbnation sn) custom triggers there are several different styles made of delrin they can be magnetic - PM him for prices he now has a website too i think its freewebs.com/bettertriggers

LPRs
Micro rock adapter from Vapor (coming soon) - $??
AKA SCM2 (coming soon) - $??
ShootPaint 4x4 Hoseless Micro Rock - $80
JDS LPR- $60 (out Feb 14th)

Plus some trigger frames by Acid customs, a sweet 90 frame for 100 bucks with 2 free triggers is coming soon.. so basically board,trigger,bolt,valve,LPR,HPR,barrel, are all upgradable.

looks, its pretty sweet lookin.. looks about 100x better in person. milling is nice, and the anno doesnt rub off like it does on the shocker.

I cant think of anything else to say

CONS-----

Maybe gas efficiency, but they fixed that with the HE kit (high efficiency kit) and most freestyles have those now. 1300 shots per 68/45
Conclusion: If your choosing between a shocker or a freestyle get the freestyle, its a much better gun at a much better deal. even if you have a 1000 dollars to spend on a gun definitly consider this (or a Naughty dogs freestyle). This gun rips man, it shoots darts stock. if your getting one make sure it has the HE kit, you can get 04 freestyles with the HE kit and maybe some gen2 or 05 parts for 600-610 BRAND NEW with free shipping. dont listen to the low ratings on this gun, these guys are idiots and they dont know how to set their regs, they dont know about the great customer service and they just plain are dumb. GET THIS GUN!!! GET IT!!!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, January 27th, 2005 at 11:07 am PST
 

Review Comments
moose soup Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 | 6:59 pm PST
thx for this good review, i hate those dumb a$$es who rate it low cus they are stupid and dont read the manuals.
   

ARIAKONSIMSERIE Tuesday, January 25th, 2005 | 7:47 pm PST
ya no prob, tryin to get the truth out
   

Alarick Saturday, January 29th, 2005 | 11:32 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by moose soup
thx for this good review, i hate those dumb a$$es who rate it low cus they are stupid and dont read the manuals.

Lemons happen with any gun, and when the ICD rep over the phone is stumped, as well as a couple guys from Texas Storm and the techs at NPS, RTFM is not gonna save you.
   

Alarick Saturday, January 29th, 2005 | 12:06 pm PST
Oh yeah, and i'm more than a little curious where you actually bought your gun new for $550, that's below the allowed wholesale rate from NPS.

And if you call creating an account just to spam the reviews trying to get the truth out, i'd hate to see what you call lieing.

   

moose soup Sunday, January 30th, 2005 | 8:42 am PST
Dude, first of all I wasnt calling you a dumb a$$. Second is that you can get a brand new freestyle off of eBay. I also do agree that lemons do happen. I said I hate the people who rate it low BECAUSE they dont read the manuals, not people who rate it low because it is a lemon.
   

philyup8 Sunday, January 30th, 2005 | 8:04 pm PST
gen2 freestyle 05 board, HE kit for $609.00 buy it now ebay, free shipping, new in box. is what they go for... so yeah...lemons happen with any gun.
   

Playedgame Monday, March 7th, 2005 | 10:08 am PST
I got mine from a NPS dealer for 535 shipped. i have reciepts. some times dealers cut ya deal, you know? 04 gen 2
   

SuperMan23 Monday, March 14th, 2005 | 12:55 pm PST
Yeah i have seen them for around 475 to 550 on ebay...i realy want one and probably will get one before the summer is up :0 :) :P JOY
   

SuperMan23 Sunday, March 27th, 2005 | 4:17 pm PST
Do any of you think this thing is better than an Impulse ? The Impy and the Freestyle are on my list right now but i think i'll stick w/ the Freestyle ? But which do you guys think is better in the long run....that is if any of you guys have ever shot both.
   

jeffyroo Monday, April 11th, 2005 | 7:31 am PST
Ya guns are pretty ineffective when they dry fire. They wont shoot paintballs man it sucks.
   

SuperMan23 Tuesday, April 12th, 2005 | 12:35 pm PST
OH YOU TOUCH MY TRA LA LA.....MMMMM....MY DING DING DONG !
   

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