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ZWCoolkid Sunday, January 23rd, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
-Timmies, of course they're better, but twice as expensive.
-BKO, not close to as fast, less reliable, and cheaper (+).
-Stock Impulse, there's really no comparison here.
Marker Setup: Spyder Rodeo
Evil Driver Barrel
Hybrid Technologies Headlock neck
ESP IPI 3.0
Dye Stickies
Crossfire 68/3k
Recommended
Upgrades:
Maybe a new barrel, the guy at the field only had his progressive.
Definitely go with the Evil Pipe, a guy with an Alias Timmy had a Pipe and it was so incredibly accurate.
Strengths: -Really fast
-Accuracy, Progressive... 1-piece but it's nuts!
-Reliability, never chopped or broke.
Weaknesses: -Costs more than some other electros, but is easily the best electro for the money.
Review: Today when I was at the paintball field I got to check out several guns. I made friends with a guy who owns an Alias Intimidator. He was very nice. While I was talking to him about something I noticed this thing as another guy was walking to the chrono.

I was immediately impressed by the looks, the lines are extremely smooth and it has this 'futuristic' or 'flowing' look. After talking to him and inquiring about his marker he allowed me to fire it a few times at the chrono.

When I took it from his hand I was very surprised. Used to holding a Spyder, it felt as light as a feather. Even after holding an Alias Intimidator, it still felt light. I think the Timmy was lighter, but that's a whole other point, and price range.

He put just a few paintballs into it, and when he finally fired it, I noticed it was very quiet, and the consistency very good (about 277, 273, 276, 274). These numbers may not be that impressive, but he had just gotten the gun in the mail, so the regulator still needed to be broken in. He turned it up so it was 'centered' at 285, then let me go on it for a few shots. When I started firing I was like 'wow this is as responsive as the Alias Intimidator.'

Next he let me dry fire it some after we had used his chrono paint. Well, he had his ramping board turned on (just for rec-ball play, but I warned him not to use it in a game.), and when I hit 10 BPS, the ramping kicked in. I was like 'whoa'.

I don't think many people really realize what 20 BPS really sounds like, but if you've ever heard a cat purr, it sounds a lot like that, just a long vibration that seems to pulsate. Some walk-ons with rental markers heard this bizarre sound and walked over, wondering what it was. They couldn't believe it was dry-firing at 20 BPS.

Well, he got very lucky with paint. I don't remember precisely what it was, but it fit the progressive like a glove and was colored, so it worked perfectly with the CS-vision eye. Of course, he had a Halo because of the Halo no-rise. When I shot it at the field's range I was somewhat impressed. Of course, after shooting a Timmy, it wasn't anything special, but even still it was almost exactly the same. Honestly, when you can compare a gun that costs half of what an Intimidator costs to that Intimidator, you realize that the two guns are nearly identical excepting one aspect: price.

After playing a few rounds with the owner, I was so ready to fire the monster in a game. He was getting annoyed with my constant asking, so he finally gave in and loaned it to me for one round. He made me fill up his Halo, so I thought I got shafted a little bit.

3...2...1... GO!!! Marker and self were one, I thought of where I wanted paint to go, the gun moved into position effortlessly, and the paint moved where I willed it. I pulled the trigger and the gun threw out punishing hailstorms of gelatin, oil, and paint. Obliterating my opponents was a task of literally no effort or difficulty. My team pulled the flag and made the hang as if it were a simple reflex action.

Of course, this is the reaction of one Spyder user who had used a Timmy with similar effects. Playing against the usual crew of rec-ballers who came out every few weekends, this wasn't a monumental task, either, but the gun performed flawlessly, and never once did I have to think about my marker not functioning the way I wanted.

After he had played for the day, using 2 cases, he decided to re-chrono with his leftover hopper of paint. 288, 288, 290, 287, 289. The regulator had definitely been broken in, improving from about +/- 5 per shot to about +/- 2.

This is one of the most incredible markers I have ever used, especially considering the price of only $635.
Conclusion: After trying this out just for 1 game, I have decided what my next upgrade will be. It was so fast, accurate, and reliable! The owner claimed he hadn't broken a single ball in 2 cases (he was using the CS-vision board from E-paintball outlet with bright .689 bore paint which fit his barrel perfectly). The gun was much lighter than any other impulse I had ever held. The milling and anodizing were so awesome! Also, I was very impressed by the ramping OPTION, although I know it is tournament illegal, it's fun if you like to have 'dryfire wars' with your friends. After having used a Timmy and being impressed by its amazing capabilities, I was caught off-guard by this gun's abilities. Then, expecting a very different answer, I was broad-sided by the price. Only $635 for a gun with CS-Vision and more upgrades than you'll get on any other Impulse, not to mention lighter and with cooler milling.

In conclusion, this gun is amazing. Please buy it now, I don't know how long a deal like this will last before they realize they're killing other paintball companies with their incredible deals and markers. By one as soon as possible!
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, January 24th, 2005 at 4:24 pm PST
 

Review Comments
ZWCoolkid Sunday, January 23rd, 2005 | 6:52 pm PST
Wow, that was much longer than I thought it was.
   

BigRam70 Friday, January 28th, 2005 | 4:43 pm PST
hmm, I fail to see how this person just got the marker then gets ramping on it? you cant just buy ramping from the mall you know. Besides I really dont even think they even sell Rat LTD's at the mall maybe stuff like spyder and some Impys that are just plain crap but at the mall to get a Rat LTD haha I think not.
   

ZWCoolkid Saturday, January 29th, 2005 | 5:05 pm PST
I said MAIL, and I edited it before I made this comment, so you know it's true. Also, he got ramping from the CS-Visionz board which came INSTALLED directly from E-paintballoutlet.
   

KtO_StRiDeR Tuesday, February 1st, 2005 | 7:29 am PST
what a dick...and a n00b, he has no clue what he is talkin about...
   

Sporefrog Friday, February 11th, 2005 | 8:38 pm PST
Quote from ZWCoolkid
3...2...1... GO!!! Marker and self were one, I thought of where I wanted paint to go, the gun moved into position effortlessly, and the paint moved where I willed it. I pulled the trigger and the gun threw out punishing hailstorms of gelatin, oil, and paint. Obliterating my opponents was a task of literally no effort or difficulty. My team pulled the flag and made the hang as if it were a simple reflex action.

So according to you, the gun is somehow attached to your nervous system and you just have to think of where you want to shoot and the gun adjusts the aim without the user having to do anything? Sounds like a noob gun to me that doesn't require any skill.

You were using ramping and could only get 20 bps. Wow what a bad board.

Quote from ZWCoolkid

Only $635 for a gun with CS-Vision and more upgrades than you'll get on any other Impulse, not to mention lighter and with cooler milling.

HA! I got an gen 2 freestyle which is lighter, faster, smaller, more consistant, more effiecent and has Break Beam eyes. And I got it for $620 shipped, with a prodigy trigger! Good job getting ripped off.
Last edited on Friday, February 11th, 2005 at 8:44 pm PST
   

IdiotWithAFlash Saturday, February 12th, 2005 | 6:15 pm PST
he got 20 bps cause that is what it maxed at tard. but the story didnt need that many details, just say you liked it, no need for a novel

and i have a spyder with a t board (w/ breakbeam eyes), CP reg, NDz HP valve, bulldog III tank , freak barrel and slasher trigger, and my gun is just as good as any one out there. (operates at 300psi and gets 700 shots to a 47/3k)
   

ZWCoolkid Sunday, February 13th, 2005 | 4:45 pm PST
Yeah. It also turns out there's some kind of magnet built in that repels paint. Pretty agg, huh?

Yeah, it wasn't an out-of-body experience like I made it out to be, but it still felt as light as the Alias Timmy. And it was extremely accurate.

Also, do you guys know what CS-vision is? It's a break-beam eye and board with ramping and debounce settings that sells for about $65. Really badass stuff.
   

Sporefrog Saturday, February 19th, 2005 | 2:08 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by IdiotWithAFlash
he got 20 bps cause that is what it maxed at tard. but the story didnt need that many details, just say you liked it, no need for a novel

and i have a spyder with a t board (w/ breakbeam eyes), CP reg, NDz HP valve, bulldog III tank , freak barrel and slasher trigger, and my gun is just as good as any one out there. (operates at 300psi and gets 700 shots to a 47/3k)


Wow, you spent like 400 (cost to drill eyes) on a 100 dollar gun. Good job, your gun can now shoot just as loud with just as much kick while sucking down gas! my freestly, which i got for 50 dollars more then you spent on a crappy spyder, is smaller lighter faster, more efficient, 10x quieter and no kick. i get 1700+ shots off a 68/45. Plus my gun looks way better.
   

ZWCoolkid Friday, April 1st, 2005 | 2:56 pm PST
Are you saying it cost $400 to drill eyes? Because last time I checked, it was completely free.
   

dumbone95 Wednesday, May 11th, 2005 | 3:31 pm PST
freestyles suck
   

bunkerboi666 Tuesday, May 31st, 2005 | 12:24 pm PST
ok mine rips ropes so dont diss this gun its sweet and there is no fuggin way the freestyle can be sooo much better cuz they do suck compared to the rat
   

TheJollyRoger Thursday, June 30th, 2005 | 1:31 pm PST
Does anyone know what pressure this gun runs at?
   

jivens Friday, February 24th, 2006 | 3:50 pm PST
what is the point in arguing over whos gun is better? different people like the feel of different guns. and if you (sporefrog) paid over 600 for a freestyle then you have no room to talk about getting ripped off.......
   

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