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Opteron_FA Thursday, December 21st, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month62 of 64 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
LP'ed Spyders
Marker Setup: Spyder VS2
12" Odyssey Barrel
Pre-BE Revvy with Sound Activated board
PMI 47/3000
Recommended
Upgrades:
Nothing really. I guess you could upgrade the barrel.
Strengths: Eyes
Clamping Feedneck
Low Pressure
Fast
Reliable
Easy to Maintain
Minimal Kick
Balanced Valve
Weaknesses: Lack of modes, but the board is fast enough on Semi it doesn't matter.
Review: To tell you the truth; when I first recieved the marker I was a little worried about what all the reviews had said about their gun not working. But when I gassed her up and started to rip I'm proud to say I have a working VS2 :)

Now to the review.

Out of the box, it's the sexiest Spyder made. Comes with everything a Spyder Enthusiasts has ever dreamed of seeing in a Spyder. Eyes, LP out of Box, Fast, Lightened Internals, the new Balanced Valve (200psi), timmy like feel, VERY little kick, very consistant stock regulator with On/Off dial, and no need to upgrade right away. It's a dream come true for us; Kingman really hit the spot with this marker. Can't wait to see what's in store of the next generation of spyders!

At first glance people have been asking me if it's a DM or what the hell is that? It's funny to see the look on their faces when they see what a Spyder can actually do. And that's not even it's full potential :)

As I've said before, Kingman has really done an excellent job in the production of the VS Series. The parts seem to be of higher quality while maintaining the simplicity of the tried and true blowback system with a little change here and there.

Eyes:
From experience I was expecting mediocre eye logic, but boy was I wrong... The eye logic is phenominal! I've shot through a case and a half and no chops, the timing is perfect and responds how it's supposed to. I was able to rip my Revvy at 14-15bps without problems(slightly modded revvy).

Performance:
Performance is a big thing for me, and the VS2 just flat out blew me away. This thing can rip on Semi... It's so easy to get going that there isn't any need for the extra modes like Ramping and such. Kick has bee minimized about 90% from the occasional Spyder. It's barely noticable. The gun just performs flawlessly.

Accuracy:
The accuracy out of the box is superb coming from the stock barrel. And with the kick now minimized, shooting at high rates and having your gun boucing around is a thing in the past, you can now shoot fast and still maintain accuracy like more expensive guns.

Overall:
This gun is just phenominal. What more could you want from a stock gun that's easy to maintain, reliable, comes with a the bells and whistles that higher priced guns have? Personally I believe the VS Series should be treated as a High End gun, but that's just me.

Update (Jan.31,07):
Efficiency:
I realized I didn't have this section! Efficiency is on par. Usually for a 47/3000 you would get around 400-500shots and that's what you would get from the VS2. So efficiency is good, but I bet we can squeeze a few more shots with further tuning.

Field testing:
The VS2 is really good overall. The feel, as I've said before, is very similar to that of a Timmy, and does a really good job holding it's ground against the other super guns.

I recently purchases the Tboard for it and just absolutely blows me away! It's amazing to see what a Spyder can actually do and to show off to the others that it isn't necessary to spend large amounts of money to get speed and reliablility in a gun.

Update (July 31,07):
Efficiency:
Well Prem205 and I have found out that if you change it's current light valve spring to a medium valve spring, the guns efficiency will increase. Prem205 claimed to have gotten around 800-950 shots from a 47/3000! I got about 1000-1100 from my 72/3000. Impressive? Much. :)

Board Upgrade:
For you speed demons out there, this is a must have. The VS2 is capable of so much, you'll be amazed when you equip it with either the T-board or Virtue board. If you want to see it check out my videos on PBNation(Opteron-O3), the videos are in my signature.

Internal Upgrades:
For those of you who haven't noticed yet, but Alamocitypb has released their delrin bolt and striker for the VS Series.

Will continue to update...
Conclusion: This gun just blew me away when I finally got the chance to full try it out. This gun was made to compete. This gun is going to give hell to the competition, so watch out. I give this gun a 10.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 at 7:08 am PST
 

Review Comments
Elder HS pbclub Saturday, December 23rd, 2006 | 9:55 pm PST
so i have shot this gun and i think it is great.. but i am currious... what is the eye delay time?Good review by the way
   

Opteron_FA Monday, December 25th, 2006 | 8:41 am PST
The eye delay is perfect, it's just right that it won't chop the ball, but fat enough to not slow you down.
   

Elder HS pbclub Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 | 8:29 pm PST
kool.. thanks man. good enough answer lol.
also..does it have that thing that if u shoot the gun while the eyes are on and u shoot with no balls in there it waits till there is a ball then shoots automatically?
Last edited on Tuesday, December 26th, 2006 at 9:16 pm PST
   

Elder HS pbclub Wednesday, December 27th, 2006 | 11:08 am PST
also if u wanted 2 get an afternarket bolt would Bob Long work because the way the pin comes out instead of the old way...i know that this is the same way Bob Long bolts work
   

Opteron_FA Thursday, December 28th, 2006 | 9:45 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Elder HS pbclub
kool.. thanks man. good enough answer lol.
also..does it have that thing that if u shoot the gun while the eyes are on and u shoot with no balls in there it waits till there is a ball then shoots automatically?


Yea, it won't let you shoot until there is a ball in the chamber, but if you want to just dryfire or something you can turn eyes off.

I believe the Bob Long bolts could work, but the stock bolt is fine. I would actually recommend buying something else.
   

.gir. Sunday, February 11th, 2007 | 12:43 pm PST
Hey are you opteron_03 from pbnation/darkside?
   

ryanchampion Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 | 12:45 pm PST
yah thats what i was about to say he has good vids and very informationable and he knows his spyder he does good reviews
   

Opteron_FA Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 | 7:03 am PST
YEs it is me :) Sorry for the late reply :(
   

PBjedi Thursday, December 18th, 2008 | 3:47 pm PST
hey,good review, will somebody tell me why the vs2 doesnt have full auto? i like messin around with friends doin rec and woodsball,so what am i gona do when my pilot ACS bites the dust?
   

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