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Ziggster Tuesday, November 15th, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder TLX, Tipp, M98C w/ flatilne
Marker Setup: 32 Degrees Rebel02 Xtreme Electronic - stock
12v revvy
12oz CO2
Recommended
Upgrades:
An anti-chop delerin bolt would be wonderful
Strengths: heavy
simple tear down and maintenance
out of the box performance
Spyder Clone (upgrades)
Weaknesses: I find it chops a bit too often
heavy
Review: I've only really used this marker twice, but both times were full day uses, I feel that I got to know the marker decently well in that time...

I had gotten this marker from a friend, who played for Rampage in the BQPL, last year at Wasaga Beach Paintball's yearly Big Game. It was my first time playing and he gave it to me at the end of the day after his friend won a marker in a raffle. He had a few other markers and had this one for a few years. ANYWAY! I didn't get to use it until the same game the next year. Right from the get-go the detent was broken (damn those things are pricey too :P) and the spring had to be cut (shot 320 at lowest setting). I got this marker 2nd hand though (it was well looked after though).

I found that with the weight of it I could steady my aim for a few precise shots if I took my time. Though anybody who has played a Big Game knows what it is like to carry a heavy marker around all day...

I also found that it chopped paint, or balls broke a lot in the barrel. Became an annoyance after a while. But I think that was because my detent stuck in my marker... So it might not have been the marker doing it, oh well.

The maintenance of it it pretty simple, you only need a screw driver and an alan key. I can take it apart in about 5 minutes taking my time.

I am over-all impressed with the performance for a Spyder Clone.
Conclusion: I would reccomend this marker to anyone who isn't going to play seriously, so not going high-end. Accuracy, rate of fire and general performance were decent for someone who plays for fun.

I give this marker an 8 because I know there are better out there, I did have a few problems, it is damn fun to use and, as a Spyder Clone, has plenty of room for upgrades.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

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