I've gone through an A5, an e-cocker, an 05 freestyle, and an 03 vision shocker. None of them ever touch this machine.
Black to orange Ripper 2 intimidator with a function push button asa, 45/45 crossfire and a halo B rip drive.
There really isn't much to improve upon,besides the barrel, but for those who like to squeeze every drop of performance out of their marker, I would reccomend a VP volumizer, VP delrin pistons for both regs, a new trigger such as techna, critcal, or CP (in order of preference), and a new board (Definately the Infamous board).
Fast, light, easy to use, fun to play with, consistent, exclusivity.
Everyone wants to hold it and shoot it, limited availibility.
I just picked up my new Ripper 2 yesterday. As soon as I took it out of the box I aired it up with my low pressure crossfire tank and turned the gun on forced mode. Out of the box, I was astounded. I could shoot it nearly as fast as my friends shocker that has a three ball ramp on it. This gun is insanely fast...almost horrifyingly fast. I was shooting about 14 bps on average with it, and I don't even have the fastest fingers. The consistency is also amazing. The gun was shooting around +-4 fps over the chrono. I was also amazed by how light it was. It was around the weight of my friend's shocker, and this thing is a stacked tube design as opposed to the shocker's single tube.
If you can manage to find a ripper 2, buy one. Steal from your parents, rob someone, or sell drugs. Just buy one!!
Go on pbnation and search under "weight", and you'll find a list of the weight of most paintball guns avaiable today. You'll find that a ripper2 and a shocker are around .03 pounds different from one another, moron.