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justinjfrancis Monday, March 13th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
6 months
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Products Used:
Used a misfit for some time, But i can't make a comparison because both markers operate completely differently. The misfit was good as a low end, and so far the freak imp is working as a great high end.
Marker Setup: Freak Factory Impulse, New designz: rip valve/lpr jackhammer/HE ram housing/slick shot/rat hole/equalizer bolt. Eclipse pro mag blade trigger, all american barrel, CP vert reg, crossfire 68 4500, halo b,
Recommended
Upgrades:
New Designz Offers great ups for impulses. I'm very happy with what I've got now.
Strengths: I ll go through all of this in below
Weaknesses: I ll go through all of this in below
Review: My Thoughts:

I love going to the pb field knowing that I can rely 100% that my freak impulse is going to work and compete with whatever I'll be playing against. Please note that all of my observations and points are based on an upgraded marker and not the stock one. Hopefully you find it all useful.

Key Strenghts:

Speed: I have yet to upgrade the board, so its capped at 20 bps standard vision board. The marker has no issues hitting 20 bps, but the halo using the standard aa batteries can just barely keep up. There is very little change in velocity thanks in part to the cp reg and high flow valve. You probably would have problems reaching 20 bps with the standard trigger, and ive found that removing the 2nd trigger pin and adjusting the trigger accordingly can make walking alot more easy.

Consistency: Chronoed at 272, 271, 272, 270, 271. After good cleaning, lube and adjusting.

Accuracy: Low solenoid pressure and the right bore size can land pb s one on top of others. When your walking it looks like pb s flowing out of the marker in a nice straight line.

Feel: When all the parts broke in, the marker feels like cutting through butter with a hot knife..not literally, but that same satisfactory feel. Minimal kick, somooth sounding working internals.

Efficiency: I hesitate commenting hee because I've not had the chance to shoot out a tank yet. I've always wanted to go into a game knowing I have a full tank. But I suspect it's quite good, the tank hasnt dropped under 3000 on a 4500 psi fill..2-3 hopper fills. Again, not certain.

Key Weaknesses:

Trigger: Eclipse trigger needed some work and locktite-ing. Not a big issue, just time consuming.

Weight: Compared to other high end markers in the same class, it feels just a bit heavier. I havnt put it on a scale or anything, so it could just be mind games.

All American Barrel : Came with the marker, is accurate but cant NOT handle shooting after a chop..not really an issue because chops are so few and far between. But if i manage to break a pb, you need to clean out right away.

Vision Eye: The soddering job that connects the eye to the eye cable wasnt very good and ive had to replace it. AS well as the stupidly small screw that holds the eye in place, its hard to find a hex key to get it out of there.
Conclusion: A definate recommend to anyone either beginner intermediate or pro. I will probably never upgrade to another gun, but i forsee a new anno job and trigger frame in the near future.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, April 15th, 2006 at 8:27 am PST
 

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