It has the quality of a $20 item, not a $120 item.
The e-grips primary weakness is the selector switches on the board, they are hard to access during games because they are recessed into the grip. Fine, but they also seem to be made of chalk, because instead of turning, they simply disintegrated under my screwdriver. I called Tippmann and they said it was a common problem so I could send it in to be repaired. Four weeks later I got my item back....in the same condition I ordered it in because "they were out of the higher quality boards." Awesome. So I decide to just epoxy some tiny screws to the worn down plastic that used to my selector switches, and it worked great. Too bad when I was doing this the solenoid broke off, and it is also too bad that the solenoid wires seem to be made of pasta because that is how brittle they are.
UPDATE: I sent my grip into Tippmann and they upgraded it with the new version boards. I have increased the rating from 5/10 to 9/10.
When the thing works, it is mana from heaven but when working with the insides handle them like nitroglycerin because if you are not careful you will end up with an expensive pile of garbage.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, April 28th, 2005 at 6:38 pm PST