The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
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23 of 36 people found this review helpful.
Similar Products Used:
shockers, angels egos etcetc
Angel ir3 fly (spitfired)
68/45 a.i.r tank with adjustable reg
Easy to use
No major weaknesses, but i only tested it... had no problems
Before i start, ill explain that i only used the gun for a short perion of time, about an hour or so, so take what you will from the review.
I was shooting my ir3 most of the day, so compared to that the e-tek was fetherweight. had matts g7 to compare it with weightwise. i really liked the trigger, but obviously didnt get time to fiddle with it, very light, nice return etc, helped me shoot nice and fast.
Consistance was good also, put it over the chrono and the shots were within +/-5fps (most within +/-2fps).
I used an egg with it, as i couldnt be bothered gettin the allen keys out to put my halo on, but it was fine. no chopping, no breaks, no problems.
Accuracy wise i had a dye barrel on it, can't really remember what it was, was more interested in the gun at the time, think it was the ul. shot really well, put the balls just where i wanted them.
Ive never taken the gun apart, so i can't judge the internals, or internal build quality, but from the outside, the milling is smooth and it liiks pretty damn sexy.
Finally the grip and board interface: the problem, which someone pointed out , was that you could change firing modes from the grip without the tourney lock on... this would be useful when having a game with mates, but in a tourney its just asking for trouble...
im giving the gun an 8, not because i had any problems with it, but just because its not the full blown ego, no screen, not quite as light etc. there is a link to the stats here:
if anyone thinks my scoring of it is unfair, please feel free to leave comments, and we'll discuss it.
regarding the firing modes, you can change from ramping to semi etcetc using the external buttons on the back of the grip, when the tourney lock is not on.
garp, you definitly have a point that its not comparable to the sl66; as the price range is completley different, ill take that into consideration and may (if more people feel the way you do) change the rating
He gave it a high score, and I think he wrote a good review. He stated his problems and justified his score. As I have said before, people misuse the rating system. If you look at the rating scale when you write one, it lists a "5" as average. So that would mean that:
1-2: complete garbage, better off with a slingshot and a hand full of paint
3-4: flawed, needs minor/major improvement before being useable
5: Average, works as advertised
6-7: Above average, works better than expected
8-9: Outstanding performance, works better than could have dreamed
10: Perfect! Flights of angels guide the paint to your opponets' mask, while strippers dance around your bunker.
The 8 is a good rating, don't change it because of the "9 and 10 only crowd"
Well, the accuracy of your review seems like you know what your talking about. Thanks for the good descriptions. The only thing that I can dispute is that you said its not quite as light, in reality its actually lighter than the 06, its on a side by side comparison chart somewhere on the pe website.
Honestly if your calling it heavy and comparing it to an 06 XSV ego that makes no sence, especially if you where shooting an IR3, or Angel, and saying its not as high end or fancy because it has an LED display that DOESNT make any sense what so ever look at DM's, there top of the line guns and they use a LCD display also lots of people put Virtue and other after market boards in there guns that have LCD screens like Egos, Timmy's etc and that makes them LED, so LED, personally I think an 8 is not fair at all if those where the ONLY 2 problems you had with the gun, i think it deserves a higher score.
*sigh* i said i was comparing the weight to markies 06xsv ego, which looks sweet by the way.... saying angels are heavy is a bit silly now that the angel one is around, dont you think?
the ir3 does weigh like a brick (or two), but im sure i said somewhere that the e-tek was lighter.
in short, this gun rips, shoots ropes, whatever, but it will never be as good as a true ego, and since i havent seen inside one, i can hardly give the gun a better mark.
im not going to give the gun a 10/10, because until someone makes something absolutly perfect, it'll never deserve a 10, or do you disagree?
quote:Originally posted by Matt_Lind Honestly if your calling it heavy and comparing it to an 06 XSV ego that makes no sence, especially if you where shooting an IR3, or Angel, and saying its not as high end or fancy because it has an LED display that DOESNT make any sense what so ever look at DM's, there top of the line guns and they use a LCD display also lots of people put Virtue and other after market boards in there guns that have LCD screens like Egos, Timmy's etc and that makes them LED, so LED, personally I think an 8 is not fair at all if those where the ONLY 2 problems you had with the gun, i think it deserves a higher score.
americans for gods sake a 8 is a excellent score its not a competion do you own shares in our fine English guns no
good review good score
i went to the nppl super 7 at the eclipse stand grabbed the etek and asked its weight the lady said 5 ounces more than the 06 because less milling ok u pay 500$ dollors less u get 5 ounces heavier so it is heavier (unless your a effin wimp 5 ounces is un-notice-able) the gun is great and when i shoot the etek i dont c strippers dance around my bunker so it aint a ten