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mattmaster34 Monday, December 11th, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Angel 1
older timmys
Marker Setup: Blue Promaster
45/45 PE
CP direct mount
Empire B
Recommended
Upgrades:
probably barrel. Only shot one type of paint, and at tourneys, who knows?
Personal preference really.
Strengths: Speed
Weight
Looks
Board
Weaknesses: hard to say. Only tested a few pods with it
Review: I've never really wanted a bob long because all of his Timmy's had a design that was a little too 'look-at-me!' for my tastes. To me, they look like abstract sculptures with barrel out of one end, and that never really applealed to me. I prefer a subtler, more sleek design. Don't get me wrong, all of Bob's guns are great, but the sdesign is something that always separated it from, say a DM5-6 or an ego (Though the new 07 ego does seem to have a very timmy-like design). Anyways, with the advent of the Onyx (marq6), I actually considered getting a bob long.
At first glance, the onyx seems a lot like a shocker with a bit more milling. I first thought it was a spool valve-operated marker, because of the look of the body, but the tech at the shop quickly stated that it was a poppet valve marker. Strapping on a VLocity and a LP 68/45 tank, the VL full of marballizer, I was able to shoot reasonably fast, considering my slow fingers. While a 45 is my ideal tank of choice, the 68 felt very tight and I was able to do some snap shooting comfotably and quickly.
I will only award it a 9 as I have never been able to actually test it in a game. When that happens, you can expect my rating to go up from a 9 to a 10.
Conclusion: With some new looks and some new technology under the hood, the Onyx seems like a very solid addition to Bob's lineup of markers. If you are like me and have never really like bob's markers, then I encourage you to check this one out, and if you are a longtime fan of Bob's guns, then you probably already have one.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, December 12th, 2006 at 3:28 pm PST
 

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