Matte Red Team Strange Vision Impulse
Diamond Red Empire Reloader B
System X Hyperflow 68/4500
Red CP On/Off
Red Freak Barrel Kit
Black Dye Sticky 3
Chrome Custom Products Twist Lock Feed Neck
NDZ RIP Valve
NDZ Slik Shot Ram
NDZ Titanium Bolt Pin
NDZ Blade Trigger
NDZ Equalizer Stubby Bolt
cool new eye cover
lots more see review
Installation a bit time consuming and scary
well this board is FAST. the eye logic is alot better than the stock boards because the actual eye is set LOWER. that means it doesnt detect a paintball until it is all the way to the bottom of the breech, therefore reducing chops.
INSTALLATION: well i was scared of messing something up at first so i tried to find a place to do it for me. i couldnt find one locally because of the dangers (if they messed something up, they would be liable). so i decided to do it myself. the installation proved rather simple WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS but also time consuming, especially since i was going extra slow and being extra careful. basically you just take off your frame, unhook the old board from the solenoid and eyes, take out the old eyes, hook in the new board and hook it up to the solenoid and eyes, file down about a cm x 1/2cm thick metal, put in small screws in old dwell adjustment holes, and put everything back together.
as you may have guessed, the filing down the eye was the hardest part. at first i started using a screwdriver and some pliers as sort of a chisel (idiotic, i know). after about 45 minutes of that with little progress, i got on the impulse forum and learned from a very helpful member (IKEY) to use a small fine threaded wood screw. i did it and it worked like magic all the metal gone in probly 10-15 minutes.
with that done, I now had to get the eye cable routed around a hole where a screw would be and through a small slit in the frame. i used just a bit of paper tape to stick it to the sides and get it routed well. worked quite nicely. everything else from there is just reassembling your gun. the installation manual on www.wickedairsportz.com was extremely helpful through all of this with pictures.
TAKING IT TO THE FIELD: first i decided to dry fire it a little. turned it on, held down the power button for 1/2 a second to disable the eye, and start ripping. impressive. noticeably faster than previous board. just to see how fast this thing can really go, i turn the debounce down to 2 (lowest possible, dont ask me why) and WOW. enough said. let's put some paint in this mother...
using an empire reloader B i got 0 chops all day. well, ill be honest i dont have the fastest fingers at the field, so i let my teammate darren try his luck with chopping. still no. he was probably shooting 18 bps. we tried everything, shaking it, holding it sideways, upside down, we put a revvie on it, we tried darker paint (had to turn the eye sensitivity up slightly for the eye to see it). no chops. we did get a break in the hopper when we were shaking it though, thats how hard we were shaking it!
SETTINGS/ADJUSTMENTS: well one thing painful about the adjustments is the dwell. to adjust your dwell at the chrono, you have to turn your gun off, hold down the trigger and turn the gun on, adjust dwell accordingly, turn off, turn back on shoot, and if your velocity is still not where you want it, reapeat. people behind you inline for the chrono get pretty annoyed. i think it would be better if they just left the old dwell buttons open so we could adjust our dwell like that.
most of the stock settings worked fine, with the exception of dwell and eye mode. basically if you have a reflective bolt, you use eye mode 2, and if you have a non-reflective bolt you use eye mode 1, which uses a ROF cap. the way you can tell if your bolt is reflective or not is while the eye is on, push your bolt forward, and if the eye senses it (you will know by a blinking green light) then your bolt is reflective. if it doesnt see it then your bolt is not reflective.
In my opnion the WAS board is the ultimate board for any impulse. it doesnt get much better than this.dont be afraid of the installation, i could do it and i had never even disassmebled my imp that much prior to that.i would give it a 9.5, just for the dwell adjusting, but i cant so ill just round that up to 10. i hope this review was helpful. GET A WAS BOARD NOW!!!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 13th, 2005 at 10:06 pm PST