2k5 Intimidator far below the NME
2k4 Alias Intimidator performs closer to the NME but still a notch below
Graphite NME LE with Black Accents
Odyssey 3 Piece Barrel Kit
None at the Moment
Consistency - I shot 295, 295, 297, 295, 296 over the chrono. that's +/-2
The eyes are awesome, the first game I played in the eyes stopped seeing the paint, but that was my fault, I had the ball detents set too far forward and the paint was rolling out of eyesight. I haven't chopped a ball yet. I have had a barrel break though. The trigger feels great at stock settings, I haven't changed that at all. As a personal preference I really like the milling. The low operating pressure has allowed for almost 0 kick, I currently have my LPR set at 70 psi and my gun is EXTREMELY quiet and efficient ~1740 shots off a 68/4500. The WAS board settings are really easy to remember and easy to set. Tournament lock is semi difficult as you have to take off your grips every time you want to turn it on or off, but then that's sort of the point of having a tournament lock. As far as speed goes this thing is awesome! It could definitely outpace my Reloader B and halo B. Ripped over the chrono/bps counter and hit 22 bps easily which is what I had my board limited to. Customer Service was awesome I was only on the phone for 5 min. with them and they had me hooked up with a complete screw set. I like having spare-everything, and they only charged me shipping. ($2.00)
Not so Good:
The gun is difficult to do maintenance on, as you have to remove the entire front block to get to the poppet. The thing that makes this difficult is the fact that you have to remove your entire grip frame before you can access the allen screw that holds the front block.
The Manual provided was the same manual used for the regular NME. The only problem with that is the fact that the NPPL, PSP, NXL settings are not listed in the manual. You can go to the Wicked Air Sportz website and download the NME LE WAS manual, but it would have been nice to have that info in the manual to begin with, as mine came to me set on PSP. The NME takes the standard timmy/piranha ball detents, if you use the soft detents be prepared to have to replace the detents by the end of the day. I've had the hard black timmy detents in mine for a week now and I play 3 or 4 times a week and go through about 2 cases of paint a week. The Grip Screws are not the greatest. They catch the grip frame with just 2 or 3 threads, not too bad but I know some people have had the grip screws fall out and lose them. The other thing that I didn't like about the Grip screws was the fact that they will rust VERY quickly. I fixed this problem by thinly coating the screw heads with clear 15 min. epoxy. and hadn't had any problems with rust for a little over 3 weeks now.
I'm strongly compelled to give this marker a 10 for it's fantastic performance, but because I am not prone to giving 10s for anything, and because of the fact that the grip screws seem to rust quickly and the marker is fairly hard on detents, I have to give this a 9. It's an excellent marker for the price and not very many people have these. (a plus in my book) If you want something that'll shoot ropes for under a grand, this is definitely the marker for you.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, June 28th, 2005 at 11:36 am PST