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runthruking Sunday, March 13th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
eblade1
Marker Setup: 03 cocker with e-blade2, planet eclipse dart bolt and eclipse front pneumatics. 68/3000 AGD flatine, and eggy 2 w/ Z-board
Strengths: Fast
easy to use
great debounce settings
Weaknesses: TT was confusing
hard to set debounce.
Review: First of all, let me say this is a great upgrade for your cocker. I got this for my mech 2003, and it was incredible. i shot it out of the box at a decent rof, and after working with it a bit, it got much faster.

Strenghs:

-Speed: this is a very fast frame. out of the box, iwht absolutely no adjustments, I was able to work this at 12 bps. I then adjusted the trigger pull and it got much, much faster, although it was bouncy. After setting the debounce correctly, and after adjusting the trigger, even with my slow fingers I was able to pump 17 with no bounce with averaging 16.

-Ease of Use(except for setting debounce):this frame has an excellent LCD screen with a backlight that is the best around in my opinion, which makes doing anything on the gun a very easy and simple process. It also comes with a very detailed manual which walks the user through everything with out any diffuculty.

-Packaging: Mine came in a very stylish tin case and was lined with super-soft foam inside for padding. Also, mine came with 3 sheets of stickers:)

-Trigger: The trigger is 3 point adjustable and has a good feel, however I do not exactly like the curve at the top, but it is still really comfortable and most importantly, FAST!
Debounce: the debounce settings on this gun are great they alow for a very fast rate of fire with no bounce whatsoever. I spent an hour trying to get it to bounce, and I couldnt.

Weaknesses:

-Diffucult to set debounce: the debounce took me a couple of hours to set up correclty and even with the manual is time consuming, but it is worth it and not that big a deal since you only have to set it once.

-TT band bar limits dont move:When you get into the TT band screen, there are two bars along the side that set the limits of the trigger that are supposed to move but they dont.. It thnk this is only on mine(correcton: with the current firmware NONE of the frames' bars move) because the manul clearly states that they are supposed to move but they dont. this is waht made the setting of the debounce more difficult.

Features:

-Battery: It has new battery saving software that lasts much longer than the E1. I'm not going get into details about how, but I can say I have put about 35,000 shots on my E2 and am still on the first battery.

-Sceeens:the basic scree shows either ROF, time left in game, or total shots.your choice. It also has a battery Life indicator and a siganl showing whether the eye is on or not. the other screens in the basic menu are: a screen that shows the eye sensitivity , a screen to set the game time, a firing mode screen, and an info screen that shows total shots and version.

-Grips:the new grips on this baby are much more comfy than the E1 and are more sticky so you wont drop your gun when you are firing from akward positions.

-Gaurd:the new trigger gaurd is much bigger and can almost fit 3 fingers, but does a great job with two. it has a lot of room to move about.

-Reflective eye:this is a great eye. It has read everything ive used from local white box crap to Chronic. It did a good job of reading the paint even when I purposely broke a bal in it .

and much much more..... lol( but seriously there is much more to this frame than can be fit into a tiny review).


A little addition:
specs(I did not actually write these but im not going to spend an hour just rewriting it)
Courtesy of pbgear.com:

# Considerable work has been carried out on the battery efficiency of the frame. The new sear release design not only uses less power, by incorporating a new solenoid coil and anti-stall action, but also operates the sear mechanism under even the heaviest loads (hardest main spring settings) down to much lower battery voltages. That means tens of thousands of shots more per 9volt battery. Standby power has also been dramatically reduced with revised circuitry; demonstrating only 0.1volt drop over 150 days on standby. Add to that the improved efficiency of the LCD display over the old LED display and it all adds up to vastly improved battery life.


# Up front, the new cocking solenoid is now completely encased for better protection. The gasket is fully captured to prevent any blowout of the seal, and the hi-flow stainless barbs are now press-fitted into the new Minifold for an indestructible construction. Solenoid leaks, and solenoid shot damage are a thing of the past, as well as the flow optimised manifold and barbs further increasing cyclic performance.

# Custom wrap-around grips

# Larger trigger guard

# Larger trigger magnet

# Improved trigger pivot point and trigger design

# Through-beam and reflective eye compatible (Reflective supplied as standard)

# Improved menus, ROF indicator

# Has the ability to completely remove every trace of bounce that has so far plagued the
cocker due to its heavy moving cocking mass. And it does it without placing any limit on the guns rate of fire, it doesn't slow the gun down, and it doesn't stutter and stall. Regardless of the new trigger design, the TT filtering allows the E2 to rip like no other electro cocker before it.
Conclusion: This is a great upgrade for any cocker . I would recommend this to any one that wants great speed with amazing accuracy because thats what a cocker with an E2 delivers and it does it well.
overall: 9.75 which rounds to 10:)
If you have any questions feel free to pm me.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, March 16th, 2005 at 7:02 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Uziel Gal Monday, March 14th, 2005 | 12:06 am PST
I purchased one of the first 40 frames released to the public (purchased at the Campaign Cup in the UK), which came with the original 0.17 firmware - the TT bars did not move. I have since sent my board in to Planet to have the firmware upgraded to the current standard, 0.24, and the bars still don't move!

With the current available firmware versions, the bars don't move - it isn't just your frame.
   

runthruking Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 | 8:51 pm PST
Oh, thx for the info. I have version 0.24
   

Merc4Hire Monday, October 17th, 2005 | 9:36 pm PST
Is is a review when you just paste the manufacturer's own ad copy?
   

triggerhappym Sunday, January 15th, 2006 | 4:06 pm PST
yes, he just incorperated it into what he had to say about the trigger frame, good review there runthruking!!
   

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