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gimpster80 Thursday, April 14th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 3 people found this review helpful.

2 years
Products Used:
Standard ESP II frame
Marker Setup: Spyder X-tra, stock bolt(trust it works better than aftermarket if you are using CO2), E-striker included with frame, 16 Progressive tear drop barrel, remote, 6 stage java expansion, Shock tech low pressure chamber, new designz valve, EVO II hopper with upgrade Z-board, eyes installed, 20oz CO2
Strengths: Very Fast, eyes easier to install than expected
Weaknesses: Takes time to understand settings, eats batteries
Review: The board took some time for me to get the kinks out of it working with my gun, CAREFUL if you are using Co2 like me the ROF will terminate a delrin bolt or plastic uprgrade because it will get too cold. Use your stock bolt, you will remove one major headache right from the start. Next, make sure you have some batteries. Only about 1200-1600 shots with a 9V, which does suck. In some frames both screws will not mount the board. only one will fit in order to get the battery in. My gun fires well with the stock settings. While lowering the debounce to 2 and increasing the dwell to 6 seems to fire a little faster and cleaner. I f you are putting the eyes in an X-tra it is fairly simple since the body is flat behind the detent. Use a bit slightly smaller than the eyes and use a drill press or be VERY careful with a drill. Drill al the way throught the gun and VERY slowly with a brand new bit. You may half to bore it over and over very easily and slowly several times for them to fit tight. You want them tight. then cover them with some duck tape or black epoxy. Find some rubber matting at a local hardware store and cut off two little pieces, cut one to fit around the detent and another to cover the eye on the opposite side then two sided tape them on. You will have to bore the back side of you detent some and bend the connections on the eye for the detent to fit. Do all of this when you have a lot of time. Take your time. The eyes are worth it. The eyes work without a problem. The board works without a problem. Once you have the settings compatible to your gun this is a good upgrade. 20BPS. Eye delay set at 10ms
Conclusion: IF you do not have a really fast hopper like EVO espeacially with this upgrade the upgrade is useless, You only meet this boards demands with paintballs coming in. It is very fast and once set right will not chop balls. NO WORRIES works flawless with CO2, just remember you are going to HALF to have a good expansion chamber or your gun will frost, Mine did. I recommed the pro progressive barrel with CO2 since it is ceramic and will not get cold too fast. I would give it a 10 but this is definately not the first thing I would buy to upgrade my gun. get a very good hopper first. By the way I shot a thouand sorry wild streak painballs without a single chop OR barrel bust. Do some work to your gun then get this upgrade or you are going to be disappointed with the result.
6 out of 10

Review Comments
Lyxtwing Sunday, April 17th, 2005 | 8:11 pm PST
6/10 is not really reflected in your review. Why the low score, other than you don't think it should be the first upgrade you should get?

punisher32 Thursday, May 26th, 2005 | 10:21 pm PST
yeah, what lyxtwing said

Junkie2 Thursday, June 8th, 2006 | 9:55 pm PST
"I would give it a 10 but this is definiately not the first thing I would buy to upgrade my gun"

We are not talking about what is the first upgrade, we are reviewing THIS board. People dont give stocks bad grades, and they are OVIOUSLY not the first thing you upgrade on your gun. In short, your an idiot.

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