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paintwarlock Monday, April 23rd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Shockers, Autocockers, DMs, Ion, Quest, Mini, PMR, 06 Ego, Legend. Out of all the markers I have used, the DP Fusion has clearly offered the greatest value due to its design, quality, and price combo.
Marker Setup: Before the Fusion, I've used a Shocker with a CP barrel and regulator, and I've always picked up the newest DMs every year... which may end soon due to the lack of quality control for a marker costing 1k+.
Possibly a new board with more settings, although the stock is very user friendly and not confusing. All you need to do is remember your board settings for the type of play by configuring 4 simple dipswitches. I'd also like to see a new, thinner grip, that is a bit more creative in design.
Strengths: Flawless annodization, balance with air tank, design, reliability, excellent customer service, and PRICE!
Weaknesses: Had some issues fitting an aftermarket ASA (Hybrids). Could not find aftermarket grips.
Review: In my 9 years of paintballing, I've always approached new products, especially from new companys, with a great deal of skepticism. The Dangerous Power Fusion was regarded in the same light when I first heard about it late last year, especially due to my disatisfied experiences with markers that utilized a similar operating system, ie. the Wrath, Odyssey, etc. When my local pro shop and field was unfortunately closed permanently due to city regulations, I was given the opportunity to purchase a Fusion at a further discount from an already suspiciously low 375.00. I bought the Fusion out of curiousity since I had read quite a few positive reviews, yet still felt that I was taking a gamble.

To my pleasant surprise, I was amazed by the quality and design. I was definitely not expecting a marker machined so well out of what appears to be a very high quality piece of alluminum (not dye casted- which is creating two halves out of a mold and applying adhesive to glue it together, such as Ions, PMRs, Epiphanys, and even the new Bob Long marker among others). Since I've dabbled in the past as a CNC programmer and taken machining RC parts as a hobby, I know quality instantly when I see it.

As many others have mentioned, the nice package included a full set of allen keys and barrel condom, along with everything you will need besides paint, a loader, and air tank. This clearly shows that they were not 'skimping' on quality.

The only thing left was to see how it would perform. Looks can only take you so far, and I was still a bit unsure. Again, I was due for another pleasant surprise. Given the cold weather conditions and the sub-par paint I had, I was almost certain to get chops- and was expecting it. After more than 1500+ rounds, there was only one ball breakage (in the barrel). The paint flew extremely straight, which did not surprise me due to the quality of the machined barrel that came with the Fusion. Semi, ramping, auto, either mode, the marker performed flawlessly. The 'kick' that I've heard of is minimal, and hardly noticeable. I do not feel it will affect accuracy or control in any way.
Conclusion: I highly recommend this marker, especially in its price range. Just on workmanship and materials alone, it is far superior to anything else in its class. However, if you would like to own a marker that is well known, from big names such as SP and DYE- then this may not be the product for you, since it is not as well established or known. Thus far, the Customer Service has been far superior than just about any other company I've dealt with. I lost a spring while cleaning the eyes, and emailed them about it. I got a reply within 6 hours, and my spring shipped the next day! The only thing I can say is that if this company keeps this level of products and service up, I will be a customer for life.
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, April 23rd, 2007 at 6:55 pm PST

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