The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
214 of 235 people found this review helpful.
More than 5 years
Similar Products Used:
Freeflow E-2 cocker, Dye DM5, Smartparts shocker, many versions of timmys, A-5, Spyders, Dragunfly, Lighting, Angel LCD, evil pimp. SP nerve
I have, used, borrowed, and used to own almost every "THE BEST" marker out there. and this is somthing you have to use to believe
for review Yellow Ion, with SP clampfeedneck, hybrid 05lady grips, 68/4500 CF HPA tank, egg y-z
out of box almost nothing needed. for perfect play get a barrel kit (freak kit). and for prefrence I wouldget a clampfeed neck
and dont like the ASA get a unimount
not enough body designs out(YET).
marker not set from factory.
no trigger magnet adjuster
got the ION week 2 of release. been using it for past month no probs
first opinion (bad opinion but first) body not my style. but looks nice. trigger very sloppy. felt very cheap.
body - other style are being made as we speak
trigger- just needed adjustment, but aftermaket ones are already out but doesnt need it
feeling cheap- the grip is junk get a nicer one. the cheap feeling is the fact its SO light. man it weighs like its a plastic marker, but man its nice
After working with other testers knew to reset marker first.
tore the marker down, checked for tight fittings. checked hoses. takes about 20 minutes to tear it down and reassemble.
lowered reg all the way once back together. set trigger pull. had it sit right on switch(1-2mm pull now. put battery in, turned it on. clicking nicely changed my thought on the trigger. haha . changed settings. upped BPS can easily walk it to MY max. hooked air up and turned reg to 120PSI. put paint in. and chronoed. at 140PSI its sitting at 300FPS. nice. using PMI premium barrel match wasnt a problem right now. ok time to test. replaced neck with a clampfeed so i didnt have ot worry about hopper falls.(all my markers have one). the ion uses impulse necks and barrels. and put my new hybrid grips on. using egg with y and the z board both were able to keep up with max ROF. tried all the settings. semi hitting MY cap of 15BPS which is constant to my walk on a nonbouncing marker. rebound hit cap of 17BPS. 3round burst is like 8BPS but its 3 shots per pull. and full auto is 10BPS solid. after half a case. we noticed the tank efficiency wasnt right. so we lowered the dwell setting by two clicks. at 140PSI it hit a constant 280FPS. with -/+2 fps variance while walking. and tank was getting like 1000+ per tank. after our first case just breaking it in. time to play.
NOTE----------------------- at this point a full case, no breaks, burps, stalling, nothing
and it is quieter than my ecocker (sounds like a cocker in training mode, and teammates DM4. now that is a feat... whisper quiet with the crappy port stock barrel. cant wait for a better barrel will sound like.
on the field, man being so light the tank was the biggest thing. very easy to sling and snapshoot. first game playing a castle game. went thru 5 pods. man it sucks paint.
now. back in PITS, refs and people are playing around with it,dont mind because they all want one now. one team mate just got his DM5 3 days before and it broke. he has to send it back to dye hahaha. ok Supair time. off the line BALLBREAK. come to find out the eyes were turned off when we were dryfiring it and now the marker was overshooting the hopper using the Y-board egg.turned eye one. tookof barrel cleaned it. chamber didnt have any real bad paint in it. next game back to goodness. not one problem. played thru the whole other case and a half through the next few hours.
time to leave. wiped down the splatter of the side....... ?? that was it. got home tore it down. no signs of wear. everything is tip. man this is the easiest marker ive EVER used.
even the shocker. has to be reoiled. and polish all the aluminum. man its like hosing down a truckbed. haha
for $300.... for $600.... man for $1500 nothing is better. and ive used them. our team shoots some of the highest priced stuff around. and we are going to buy ions to play tourny,for reliablity, small profile, and the fact we cant be called for cheating since they are bounce free.
Now if we are sitting our cocker,angels,dm4-5, and timmys down and using THEM for backups. this should tell you somthing. dont listen to the nah sayers. these have to be SHot to believe. and this is with NO MODS. and believe me they are coming. this is the numberone selling marker right now for a reason. my local park is ordering in 15 to sell after seeing mine and the reaction of others for one day.
Id hate to go straight for the 10 but as my wife would say this is the cheapest paintball gun that i didnt HAVE to fix straight from the store. nothing beats it
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, March 15th, 2005 at 10:59 pm PST
great gun the only thing is get a Q-lock feed, then take a wrench and pull yhe stock feed out (its hard but it will come out) then put in your Q-lock feed, next twist the nob to losen it, put your hopper in tighten the nob snap lever and your good.
Dispute: You said that it chopped because it outshot you hopper... correct me if im wrong but isnt the ion capped at 17.. and the eggy with y.. isnt that capped at 20.. so unless you were really low on paint i dunno how thats possible
Last edited on Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006 at 10:25 am PST
why do you complain about SP not putting a progressive barrel on it stock? They wanted to make a gun th sell at a low price. If they put a progressive on it, it would add to the price. I know it would be more accurate, but it would only add to the price.
quote:Originally posted by Empire_L You said that it chopped because it outshot you hopper... correct me if im wrong but isnt the ion capped at 17.. and the eggy with y.. isnt that capped at 20.. so unless you were really low on paint i dunno how thats possible
i have heard that if you play with the dwell a bit it can go to 22bps
the only reason i wouldn't use it in a tourney is because of its 17 bps cap outher than that i would start kicking @$$ and taking names. but if your going to put you dm's down at least get a locking feed neck and a virtue board so that the rof can be caped where ever you ant it or even uncaped at least i think that you can do that with the virtue board correct me if im wrong. on anouther note if all i had was a tippy for a tourney i would definitely get this gun well i am kinda biased so whatever, glad your happy. but i would never put down a shocker, nerv, or dm 5 for this it is revoluntinary but not for preformance for looks and price nothing els.
Last edited on Tuesday, June 19th, 2007 at 9:18 pm PST