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^Andrew^ Thursday, April 26th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year12 of 14 people found this review helpful.

3 years
Products Used:
Response trigger, I guess?
Marker Setup: Tippmann 98Pro Performance upgrades include:
Shocktech super fly bolt(not even sure if it help any)
Dead on Paintball pro seal (super fly and pro seal work together)
Tippmann Cyclone feeder
Tippmann Response Trigger or A.P.E. trigger
Dead on paintball RVA

Strengths: Water resistant
Lot of firing modes
Good quality
Battery life
Turns off and on automatically
Weaknesses: It goes through lots of paint
Review: It's got a good selection of firing modes, Here they are...

Standard Code 7 Firing Modes
- Semi Automatic
- Turbo+
- Full Automatic
- 3 Round Burst
- Response
- Rampage
- X-Mode

Tourney Code has 5 firing Modes
- PSP3
- Semi Automatic
- Rampage
- Turbo+

User Programmable
·Rates of fire from 15 to 25BPS!
·Adjustable Dwell and Debounce
·Programmable Ramping and Turbo mode

To program is pretty easy, just look at this quick guide that comes with it and your set. Once programed you your done, and you shouldn't have to reprogram later, even if you have to change battery's out.

The wires are soldered not glued, and If you ever need to resolder you can.

The over all design of the E-trigger’s are clunky and can be damaged when you reassembling you marker. But this really isn’t APEs fault, but Tippmanns.

The board comes with a protective film, to keep dirt or water off. But it's NOT water proof. I don't want any one dipping their markers in water because of that little over looked detail.

I've seen people asking if they should go with response trigger or E-trigger, so if you’re having trouble deciding, keep these things in mind.

The E-trigger (with APE board) is easy to program, the RT takes some time to get just right.
The E-trigger uses batteries, the RT does not, but uses VERY little air, some would argue otherwise but I’d have to disagree.
The E-trigger (with APE board) can fire at 25bps (if your marker can handle it), the RT out of the box has a max ROF of 15bps, with tinkering and some new parts it can reach 20bps.
The E-trigger is easily damaged by water, dirt, and misuse, the RT is vary durable and can with stand harsh treatment, about the worst thing that could happen is you would have to buy a new RT O-ring.
The E-trigger has many firing modes that you can select, the RT has non, but with practice can be fired in single, controlled burst, and full auto.
The E-trigger is true full auto, the RT is not, the trigger is pulled once per shot.
The E-trigger is legal at all fields, the RT is not, call you local paintball field to find out.

NOTE: If you don't have a soldering tool and a E-trigger already, you need the complete drop in solution. It'll cost you about $20-30 more but you have to have it!

NOTE: If there is some confusion about if your maker is compatible with the Ape or any kind of E-trigger, here's how you tell.

If your marker uses a pull type spring for the sear or your sear looks like this...

the E-trigger will NOT work.

But if your sear uses a push type spring or your sear looks like this...

you're in business. GOOD LUCK!
Conclusion: If you're looking for a good board for you 98 custom or pro, I would have to say go for this one over the others.

I give this a ten because this is the best on the market. But in no way is it a perfect product, nothing in this world is perfect.
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, June 22nd, 2007 at 8:40 am PST

Review Comments
kjsimz1102 Sunday, August 5th, 2007 | 3:23 pm PST
did you like copy and paste from the manufacture site or the one above and it wont go through alota paint if u dont fire as fast common sense -.-

kjsimz1102 Sunday, August 5th, 2007 | 3:23 pm PST
did you like copy and paste from the manufacture site or the one above and it wont go through alota paint if u dont fire as fast common sense -.-

AndyEllas Thursday, September 13th, 2007 | 12:14 pm PST
Where can I find the manual to program the rampage board for the 98c. Their website is not comign up.

CyberNick Sunday, February 24th, 2008 | 4:33 am PST
Does the APE board have true full auto or does it still have that stupid 3 shot thing?
Last edited on Sunday, February 24th, 2008 at 4:33 am PST

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