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hugh jass103 Monday, November 6th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month21 of 24 people found this review helpful.

4 years
Products Used:
Spyder Fenix- Comparable in durability and accuracy
Mechanical Frame spyders- not as fast
Marker Setup: Spyder 2000 (full body version)
16"sp progressive
or 12" sp teardrop
Bob Long torpedo reg
new designz hp valve
dead on drop forward
68 3000 crossfire
or 88 3000 java
polished stock hammer
ACP Bolt

12" Tear drop
Polished hammer
Barrel needs to go, and possibly the regulator
Strengths: Fast, no chopping, cheap price for what you get
Weaknesses: Stock reg has a slow recharge rate, minor bolt problem
Review: Well I had been looking around for a new gun and was checking out eBay and nothing was suiting me. But then one day i saw this gun and knew that I had to get it. So i placed an order at the local shop and it came in a couple of days. I got it all out and was really liking it. Then I went to pull out the connecting pin that holds the bolt and striker together and when i did that the little ball on the spring in the back of the bolt just popped right out. That kinda annoyed me but i put it back in and didnt tighten the screw so much on it and it has worked fine since. The bolt is really nice too, has nice millng and slides nicely, but i am disappointed in that it only has one o-ring on it, I would have liked to see two or even three but the third would kill the detents probably.
Next i pulled out the screw at the back of the trigger frame in order to access the hammer to see what was up there. Wow did that thing get changed it is really small compared to the old one. And as a result i can say that the gun is kick-less.
I am a little disappointed in the fact that I or should i say everyone will need to buy a new vertical adapter in order to use normal regulators. But i guess that does make room for more customization based on what you like.
Feedneck is very functional and holds very well to the hopper, no wiggle at all. I dont see any need to change it out, although i hear that ion threaded necks fit it, not sure though.
Now on to the shooting part of it. I have ran about a case of paint through it up until now and not a chop, even with my Revolution. Using a slightly slower hopper allows me to shoot enough paint without being a waste, and with no chops to speak of. Turning the eyes off to try dry firing and it just went nuts really fast rate of fire. I did experience some recocking issues at higher rates of fire, but that was without paint, with paint no problem at all. I had the pressure about 230 psi. Air efficiency seemed to be lacking when I was playing but i havent really sat down and tried to figure out where it is the most efficient, but as time goes on i am sure I will.
As far as upgrades go i shot maybe 20 shots with the stock barrel and it shot decent but it was really loud. Not that noise truly matters, but on went the teardrop and that helped things out a bit. I would like to get an aftermarket bolt, preferably Alamo City. I just like their products, and hopefully it will have 2 o-rings for better velocity. Maybe a T-board assuming that there is one made(no official word yet), but i see no real reason other than other modes of fire. And since semi is what is normal and if that is all that you can use i would probably just stick with the stock board. And you should get a different regulator if you plan to use it a lot. i think that it would help with efficiency and just total shoot down and whatnot, so that would be a big plus. that's it for upgrades.
This is a great marker overall i believe, i have not had any sort of malfunction yet and i have run a little bit of every paint through it it seems. Everything from some Evil, Xball, Origin Basic Training, Zap Spank, but not a whole lot of each just to see if it worked with it. and this far i haven been disappointed.
Conclusion: Go and get this marker if looking for a cheaper faster electro with good potential to be great. a lot will depend on what aftermarket parts come out though too, but we will see. And as far as the whole ion killer thing, i say they are pretty much equal in performance but the spyder is simpler to work on and understand. And it is metal so it is probably more durable.
10 out of 10

Review Comments
mkrdech Sunday, June 24th, 2007 | 6:54 pm PST
does this gun have any kick?

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