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TippmannPhreak Monday, August 15th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month22 of 24 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Imagine
E-Force Piranha's
Marker Setup: Tippmann A-5 w/ Response, Mock Lapco Silencer, and Car Stock

Gunmetal to Black Misfit
Recommended
Upgrades:
None, really.
Strengths: ** See Review **
Weaknesses: ** See Review **
Review: First off, I'd like to say that I bought my first Misfit about 3 days ago, and had an awful experience with it. But my proshop promptly traded me the broken Misfit for a brand new one, which has worked flawlessly so far. No harm, no foul, huh?

I really wanted an Ion, but like a lot of people, an Ion just wasn't in my budget, because I would have needed compressed air, along with the gun, and my 68/45 Crossfire was stolen. So, I chose the Misfit instead, and I am very pleased so far. I have run about half a case through my Misfit so far, and have not had a break or chop, knock on wood. The stock reg is comparable to a Palmer's Stabilizer, believe it or not, and is absolutely magnificent with Co2. Syndicate could really make a profit selling these regs by themselves. Same goes for the stock barrel. It is astonishing also. Using Draxxus, and my proshop's cheap store made paint, the barrel remained dead on, every single shot. I will say, though, if you ever happen to experience a barrel break, prepare for some awful accuracy. I didn't actually have a barrel break, but some paint broke in the bag on the way home, so it's still technically the same. Now, onto the review!

** Key Strengths **

Reliability~ Aside from my first lemon, my new Misfit hasn't given me a bit of trouble. At all. Just like my Tippmann, I know when I pick it up, it will function without issue. When I switch to a different mode, I know it will, again function without issue.
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LED's~ The LED's, a retarded monkey could learn, without even looking at the manual. There are 4 modes;

Blinking Green = Standby Mode: The marker is turned on and fuctioning, but the trigger will not respond while the green LED is blinking. Also known as Safe Mode.

Solid Green = Semi: For every pull of the trigger, the marker will fire one shot.

Solid Orange = 3 Round Burst: For every pull of the trigger, the marker will fire 3 shots.

Solid Red = Full Auto: For as long as the trigger is held down, the marker will fire in a fully automatic mode.
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The Misfit's Board~ The Misfit's board, like the LED's is extremely simple to use.

Tourney Lock: To activate the tourney lock, pull the black jumper, (above the ROF adjuster), out completely, and push it onto both of the jumper pins. You should now only be able to use semi. Before you seal the grip back up, make sure it's working properly, as to avoid hassle. To switch back from tourney mode, pull the black jumper out, and connect it to the first pin only. Extremely simple, and user friendly. Not to mention effective.

Rate of Fire Adjuster~ On the far right of the board, there should be a tiny white button somewhere around the tourney lock jumper. To adjust your current ROF, put the marker in standby mode, and press the button the number of times you want according to BPS. So, say you want the marker to be capped at 10bps, then you press the white button 10 times. The marker can be capped at 16. If you choose to cap the board, all 3 LED'S will blink, and do a little light show so that you know it's capped. After, the marker will go back into standby mode until you switch modes again.

Battery Harness: The harness holds the battery securely and has plenty of extra wire inside the grip, but still fits without issue when you seal the grip back up.
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Efficiency~ I haven't gotten to fully mess around with this yet, but from what I can tell, it's significantly more efficient than most other stacked-tube blowbacks in it's class. Given that it runs around 300psi, instead of the typical 800psi on most other markers. So, that most definitely helps efficiency.
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Stock Regulator~ As I have said before, the stock regulator is awesome. It is comparable to a Palmer's Stabilizer. I was shooting ropes on straight liquid Co2, and only itty-bitty little mists of Co2 came out. It is very consistant, even before it is broken in, also. If Syndicate sold these regs by themselves, they'd make a fortune.
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Stock Barrel~ The best barrel I've ever seen a stock low-end gun, or even a mid-end for that matter. No holds barred. I was putting one ball on top of another from about 100ft away, easily. This barrel does not need replacing. If you did replace it, I'd tell you that you wasted your money, same as the reg. Just get a decent paint match, and you're golden.
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Stock Bolt~ The stock bolt is a very good bolt. It is a diffuser style venturi bolt. And, for being a venturi, is extremely nice. It's fairly light, but extremely solid. It's also top, and rear cocking.
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Stock Feedneck~ It's not exactly a great feedneck, but it's solid, works, and is an exclusive feature for this marker. Considering that no other company that I know of, put's these stock on their markers. All hoppers need sanding since it's not a clamping neck, but it's no big deal.
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Anno~ The stock anno is very high quality, and you have a wide range of colors to choose from. Orange, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Gunmetal, and Gold. This is also a plus because most markers are exclusive to only 1 or 2 colors. It's also scratch resistant.
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Milling~ The milling on the Misfit is also very nice, and resembles that of a 2k2 Timmy. It is nice and even, and looks killer.
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Trigger~ The trigger is fairly nice, and comes with a very light stock switch. However, it limit's itself speed-wise, and if you can, find a new one. But it's by no means bad.
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Drop~ The drop is small, but works. It adds to an already compact gun. Not much I really can say. It's nice and solid, and balances the gun out nicely w/ a 20oz or HPA Tank.
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** Key Weaknesses **

Cycling Problems~ The Misfit gave me one major set-back. The solenoid won't fully cycle the sear. And on F/A, will not achieve 16bps. Not like you'll use it. But it did kind of piss me off. Other than this, no problems.
Conclusion: Buy it. Best bang for your buck, period.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
usapatriot Tuesday, August 16th, 2005 | 3:20 pm PST
if u have cycling problems email or call syndicate at www.syndicategear.com

they can help you, also t-boads fit misfits and they are uncapped so you must have a small
sear/other problem, if u do DONT return it! send it to syndicate. I had a board issue I sent it and they fixed it and shipped it back the sameday, there tech support is the best in the industry.

good to know you like the misfit it comes very very nice stock. also when u have the $$$ buy a Bandit Bolt they help with the kick and efficiency and make it a tad lighter it also delrin. Heres the link
http://www.banditpaintball.com/customer/product.php?producti
d=564&cat=221&page=1

also syndicate should be coming out with new upgrades for the misfit in the fall like new triggers, etc...
   

mutanpete66 Wednesday, September 7th, 2005 | 3:55 pm PST
im getting a n2 tank do i need high out put or low
   

synmisfit Monday, September 19th, 2005 | 2:37 pm PST
quote:
Originally posted by mutanpete66
im getting a n2 tank do i need high out put or low

Get the high output it more versatile plus these days most inline regs will regulate any pressure that is thrown at them except a few, but you wouldn't want to buy those regs anyways
   

misfiter01 Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 | 11:38 am PST
Yah same here, im getting an N2 tank here shortly and i need to know what tank to get since ive never used n2 before.
   

evil101 Wednesday, January 18th, 2006 | 8:55 pm PST
Syndicate recomends low presure.
   

Spence1015 Friday, April 14th, 2006 | 12:05 pm PST
***just a note/correction when adjusting the rate of fire the rate starts at 5 so say you want 10 balls per second you only have to push it 5 times.
   

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