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MadAsian Dude Monday, March 5th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Pilot ACS (not as good as Epiphany but then again it is a low end electronic marker)
Ion (its rly similar to epiphany but i only use the ion one game)
Marker Setup: Spyder Pilot ACS:
-All American Barrel 16'
-VL Revolution Tripod
-CenterFlag 47/3000psi Tank

Smart Parts Epiphany:
-Smart Parts Teardrp Barrel
-Smart Parts Freak Jr. Barrel
-Halo B Loader w Ripdrive
-CenterFlag 47/3000psi Tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
New feedneck (ASAP)
Strengths: Looks great
Accurate
Can take a beating
Weaknesses: feedneck
electronics (I just dont like how u have to adjust it)
Review: After having my Spyder for about a year or so i decide to get a better marker than that one. My friend had got his ion a while ago and it looks/works great. So when the new epiphany came out i was very interested in getting it since its from Smart Parts and the Ion had such a good reputation. So after alot of research i finally decide to get it.

It was everything i thought it would be when i first got it. I only had a little bit of air left but when i fired it it was fairly accurate and i could pull the trigger alot faster than i can on my spyder.

About a month after i get it i finally had the oppotunity to use it at a indoor pb place near my house. It worked great for the entire day and i think i broke like 2 or 3 pb in the barrel. It was very accurate and i can just let it rip.

Then i joined an outdoor scenario to test out my gun further. I bought a Teardrop Barrel to increase the fire power of my gun and i was ready to go. The one concern i had with my gun was that i was afride water might get into the electronics and the gun could be ruined. I dropped it in the snow at least 20 times and nothing happened to it at all. It still fired great and fully functional. The gun itself is also really tough consider i dropped it so many times. The one thing that really upset me was the feedneck. The first time i dropped it i slipped really hard on the ice and the hopper just came flying off the feedneck so i lost half of my pb rit there. No matter how hard i pushed it in the hopper just comes off as soon as i get into some rough play. So i finally found someone who was kind enough to give me some tape so i could tape the thing on the feedneck. After that i had no problem with it at all. I was impressed with the addition of the Teardrop to my gun. Even under windy condition the gun still shoot the pbs fairly accurately. There was a lil bit of curve but that was expected. The one thing i didn't really get to test out was new functions of the Epiphany like the expansion chamber. I didn't have time to change or adjust it and i havn't taken my gun completely apart yet.

But overall i think this is a great gun to get, if u are going to buy it u should definitly get a new feedneck for sure.
Conclusion: I would recommend this gun to anyone who is just starting pb, its a good casual gun as well. I think it works great both indoors and outdoors.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
OldDriver Monday, March 5th, 2007 | 11:25 am PST
You took the freak off? Just get a few inserts, you'll get the accuracy your looking for. And you shouldn't get any barrel breaks....
Last edited on Monday, March 5th, 2007 at 11:25 am PST
   

Donster 125 Monday, March 5th, 2007 | 1:13 pm PST
yo, who takes off the freak and puts on a teardrop for more firepower!? barrels dont provide firepower, only accuracy. and the freak is the best for that. the only instance i have heard where the freak is not as good, is if you have a rifled barrel with a PERFECT paint/bore match. then the rifled barrel would be more accurate, if you dont have a perfect match, then the freak is always the most accurate because it provides the perfect bore/paint match.
NOTE: Freak barrels are not rifled!
   

MadAsian Dude Tuesday, March 6th, 2007 | 5:21 pm PST
hmm....the thing with the freak barrels is that i never used them before, i rly liked the AA i was using and i talked to the guys at the pro shop and they also told me the teardrop was a great barrel. I'll try getting a few more inserts for my freak and try it out again. But i thought i had better accuracy with the teardrop. Thx for the suggestion
   

DUNNMNZ Thursday, March 8th, 2007 | 7:21 pm PST
Try the next size barrel insert down and HEAT paint. I've put about four cases through my Epiphany and I haven't broken a ball yet. Also if you play indoor change the fire chamber insert to the silver one and the gun is much easier to adjust at the chrono to get it down to 250fps its also a little better on air.
   

MadAsian Dude Friday, March 9th, 2007 | 3:02 pm PST
ok thx for the suggestion i'll try it out the next time i go
   

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