2006 Ion...Virture board, Vitrue eyes, SP QEV, Freak kit, Shocktech reg, Shocktech bolt, Shocktech body and no rise, Shocktech trigger (w/ custom magnet), Dye Sticky grip, SP Max-flo Micro 68/4500, Halo B (Z-Board and overdrive pulley), Pulse
Very fast. Strong body. Short feed neck.
Have played about 7 times with it and had no problems. Lots of hard diving and no signs of damage to the feed neck. The feedneck is one solid peice, unlike the Halo's inner and outer shells in the feedneck, which seems to allow my clamping feedneck to grip better. Well balanced, with a dual 9V adapter, its between a Halo and an egg. The capacity is the same as a Halo.
As for the speed, it amazing. Out of the box it is faster then my Halo B with a V35 board and an overdrive pulley. I did a side by side test just letting the two loaders empty into a box. The pulse put out the last ball about 1.5 seconds before the Halo started to popcorn the last 5 or 6 balls around inside. The design of the cone and feed tube inside the pulse really cut back on the amount the last few balls bounce around, almost not at all.
The anti jam button is great. The Halo only pluses three times trying to push through the jam, which has never actually cleared a jam for me, causing the user to turn the Halo off and on again. The anti-jam on the pulse is easily activated by the push of a button that reverses the cone and actually clears the jam.
Edit - After using the pulse more I have noticed a slight delay in loading (only in non RF mode) right of the break when you start ripping like crazy. It only misses a ball or two when you first start shooting as it waits the 1/2 second for the pulse in non-RFmode, but its noticealbe when you need to lay paint. If you Install the RF chip, problem solved and the operation is even smoother.
I know some people have asked how well it will fit into an Ion on some other sites I have been to. Its really not to bad, there is space for the transmitter in the bottom of the grip under the battey in that void area just rear of the lower grip screw. It is a little wide for the body but that is easily fixed by shaving about an 1/8th inch groove into the inside of the grips. Its actually works well that way because it will secure the transmitter in place and preventing it from bouncing around in the frame
If your sick of broken shells or lids on your Halo's and eggs, this is the way to go. Very fast and incredibly durable.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 29th, 2006 at 11:43 pm PST