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LaSTLeVeL Saturday, January 6th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
shocktech dm5
ego 06
angel g7 fly
cyborg 06
ton ton shocker
RL timmy
Marker Setup: ICD FS-8
redz barrel kit
nox board
cp hp reg
hybrid rail
cp asa on/off
h3 bolt
hybrid grips
scythe trigger
halo w/ cheetah board
stubby crossfire hp tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
barrel
reg
Strengths: Fast
1.8 lbs light
accurate
efficient
silent
balanced
low operating pressure
no kick
price
Weaknesses: Grips
Review: I have used all high-end guns, dm, ego, cyborg, angel, & a shocker.
honestly the FS-8 is amazing. just because it doesn't cost over $1000, doesn't make it a bad gun. its still i high-end gun without the price tag.

the reason they were able to keep the price so low on this beast is because they don't mass advertise, sponsor teams, pros, events, etc...
this all leads to very low overhead cost driving the price down.
i finally figured out that buying the other overpriced guns, ur really paying for excessive junk which is the sponsorships to the pros, events, teams, & other misc junk. if u subtract this from the equation, all high end guns would cost 500-800 dollars only.

PROS

Light. talk about featherlight.
only weights 1.8 lbs.
only weights 1.8 lbs.
had to say it again because it is unbelievable light.

fast
gun rips. super fast. basically a ferrari in your hands.
has predator board in it already.

balanced.
feels good in your hand, not front or back heavy, so its not having a tendancy to point up or down, but straight all the time.

silent
when you shoot it is so silent.
i like that because no one really knows where ur shooting from.
apposed to other loud guns like the shocker and ego.
its nice not to go deaf when u shoot your own gun.
and you can hear others calls and plays on the field because your gun isnt making you deaf.

accurate. ball on ball accuracy.
i have a redz barrel kit. haven't tried the stock barrel, but it is very consistant.

efficient
just fall short of the cyborg. you can shoot 1600 from 1 tank.
really great when the field is busy and you dont want to hassel to refill
you can play longer & shoot more without refilling.
i play all day and only had to refill once. and i shot more than a case a day.

low operating pressure.
very nice very effiecent.

no kick
literally no kick. no kick. even when it hits ramping mode it stays straight as an arrow.
unlike the shocker, dm, ego, cyborg, etc... they all rise up when u shoot, when it gets into ramping mode.
FS-8 stays straight no matter how fast you shoot it. i luv it.


CONS

grips?
grips kinda ugly, but very comfy.
but i switched mine to hybrid grips, which everyone does anyway. not to many stay with original grips.

hmmmmmmmm
learning to balance. different system from other guns, but after doing it the first time its all good. i guess it helps with the effeciency.

ummmmmmmmm
nothing else really to be honest with you.
just an all around excellent gun.
Conclusion: price to performance ratio should be illegal, this gun is amazing.
blazing fast
1.8 lbs light. lighter than all my other guns
shoots ropes
1600 shoots from 4500 tank
silent - people think u put a silencer on your marker
balanced - doesnt have tendency to point up or down, but straight all the time
low operating pressure - makes it efficient
no kick - i love this alot because when u ramp it tends to rise up, but not for this beast.
price is amazing. it will suck when they start sponsoring people, because it will rise the price up to over $1000 guaranteed.

im very happy that not to many people have this gun because you feel special.
at my fields everyone has a dm, ego, shocker, & some angels. not very cool when everyone else has the same stuff as you. ICD doesnt advertise much & no long sponsor anyone, so its hard for people to buy it because ollie lang or other pros aren't using it, but does putting on jordans that cost $200 make you play amazing basketball? NO it doesn't. you make the marker, don't let the marker make u.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Codename67 Sunday, February 11th, 2007 | 5:52 pm PST
Yah man, I hear you in the Balance part. I use a 45/45, and its amazing how balanced the gun is [i use a vlocity].

it feels GREAT in your hand.
   

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