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fenixman Tuesday, March 8th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month5 of 14 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Pilot
Marker Setup: Fenix ACS with a Halo hopper, a 14 inch Empire Twister Spyder Barrel, Smart Parts 20oz Tank With Smart Parts On / Off Valve CO2 Tank, and a Kingman Rocking Trigger Frame
Recommended
Upgrades:
better barrel, probably a flatline, response trigger, e-bolt, stock for woodball (your own preference)
Strengths: It was a simple and durable pretty cheap, but not the upgrades they're expensive
Weaknesses: Chopped badly
horrible distance
even worse aim
do not like look
single trigger
Review: I used this gun a few times to see how I liked it, because everyone was talking about it saying how much it rocked, so I thought why not use my freinds, and see how it does. So I go out there, super hyped to try out this awesome gun, and got TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY WASTED. I would shoot, and it would chop. So I take another one, and it chops, and it did that until I was spraying nothing but peices of shell and paint. So I go out and squeegee it, feild strip it and clean out all the paint. so Im ready the next round, and go. I start firing, and what happens? It chops. And what paintballs were coming out I had to lob over to them. So finally I get 5 feet away, and pounce on this guy. I fire and it all curves to the side. I couldnt beleive it. He fires at me using his tippman 98 and totally misses. So I go behind some cover and pop back out, and finally hit him. This gun totally disapointed me. I didnt expect it to be a very good speedball gun. it could have been my gun, but even my opponents with tippys werent doing so hot. I dont like to bash name brands (except brass eagle of course) but this gun didnt work for me.
Conclusion: Despite the fact that this gun totally reeked, I got my fair share of people out for how badly it performed, and so thats why its a 3.
Rating:
3 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 at 10:53 am PST
 

Review Comments
skippertipper Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 | 12:37 pm PST
e-ball?
   

Bpie03 Tuesday, March 8th, 2005 | 1:30 pm PST
i think he means e-bolt
   

fenixman Wednesday, March 9th, 2005 | 10:54 am PST
My bad i meant e-bolt.
   

SuperTrooper_OT Monday, March 14th, 2005 | 7:44 pm PST
Ummm... the 98 doesn't have field strip. And maybe your friend didn't treat this gun all so well. My friend owns a 98 and it is accurate, and it hardly chops.
Last edited on Monday, March 14th, 2005 at 7:46 pm PST
   

Suirlinddracus Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005 | 11:19 pm PST
Dude your friend must treat his gun like crap if it chops iv been playing alot and just about 5 years with this marker and had no problems with it at all.
   

avm617 Sunday, April 3rd, 2005 | 8:42 pm PST
from what i understand 98s are supposed to be able to take one heck of a beating and keep going if that is so then how badly it gets treated should have no affect on chopping. maybe it chops because of that bent feed neck.
   

flyboy22 Friday, April 8th, 2005 | 11:41 am PST
Yeah, I have to agree, the m98 rarely chops on me, but yeah the barrel sucks too. But I also must say this review is uncalled for, I don't know what you did to the gun to make it chop like you claim it did, because it doesn't. Realistically, anybody who scores this gun below a five either has a defective gun, or expects way too much.
   

fenixman Monday, April 11th, 2005 | 9:49 am PST
Like most guns, once one ball chops, its like soup for the rest of the balls. I dont rightly know why it chopped so badly, I am just telling you what happened. I am not bias at all, and actually like the A-5 and think Tippman is a respected name, but for some reason this gun didnt work for me. Tell you what, I will try a different 98 out, and if it is any better, I will change my review.
   

Tippmannpb81 Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 | 8:29 am PST
Ok look buddy. Tippmanns DONT CHOP. Everybody that I play with (18) people have tippmanns (we have tippmann stock tourneys) I've personally shot over 30 cases through it with not 1 BALL BREAK IN MY ENITIRE TIME I HAD IT!, and ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE HAVE STOCK TIPPMANNS JUST LIKE ME, and they never broke a ball in there tippmanns ever!, and we use wal-mart paint becuase we use so much paint! They might be slow and have a single trigger but they DONT CHOP!
   

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