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MikeA12 Friday, April 27th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 68 carbine - this gun is just old but still works, also part of the reason why I just got my custom pro because of tippmann's reliability.

98 custom - tested this, had a flatline barrel, seemed longer than custom pro

prolite - again an old but reliable gun, seems to have a similar bolt action to the custom pro in terms of kick

spyders - friends have these guns, and have had so many problems keeping them working

autococker - friends set-up is awesome, I was really thinking about getting his gun since it's $100 but decided I wanted an electric
Marker Setup: I've been using my 68 carbine for the past 6 or so years.
J&J ceramic 16" barrel
Buddy did some trigger work (lighter, shorter throw)
remote line

Will now be using the custom pro mainly
Recommended
Upgrades:
I don't know yet, I just got it.
Def. a hopper if you want to keep up with this gun and maybe a barrel.
Strengths: Electric Tippmann
Weaknesses: I guess people have said heavy? whatever
Review: So like I've pointed out I've had a 68 carbine for a while and decided to get this gun.

I'll start from when I pulled it out of the box.

Looks really sweet. Easy to hold and such. I turn it on and start dry firing, sweet. Air up fire some and still sweet. I don't know at what point things started to go wrong but it stopped firing. Almost like something was stuck or not oiled. So pulling the grips off I saw that the solenoid was stuck. I messed with this problem for about an hour. Talking with customer service they said adjust the dwell and put in a new battery. Did both of these and did the same thing. So I just kept messing with it. Within the hour I noticed when the solenoid was in the right position and I cocked the gun and fired it would work fine. Same when I aired up. So maybe it was just the dry firing that wasn't really working. After playing with it some more, adjusting the dwell and debounce and just firing it a lot more it started working consistently. The guy at customer service said I should send it back, but I decided to hold off on that to just see if things would work themselves out which it looks like they have. I didn't want to send it away right after I just got it anyways.

One thing about the programming. It's not hard at all like other people say. I did notice that the instructions say to enter into programming hold the trigger and then hold the button until the light goes red. Well, mine is orange and doesn't change until let go of the button (still holding the trigger), light goes green then red and stays solid, at which point your in the programming mode. So just that manual screw up was all.

I programmed it for 23 bps and 30. I have video's of both on youtube.com At 30bps it seems like the gun is reverberating on itself, which makes me think it will not shoot that fast. I have to get a hopper that can keep up to see what's actually going on. It makes since though, after a while a mechanical mecanism is only going to shoot so fast until it hits that reverberation.

I have yet to play with it and will update you when I do.
Conclusion: It seems like this gun will own. I play lots and lots of woodsball almost every weekend. The 68 carbine has been good and def. doing better than the newer spyders that friends have gotten. We'll see.

I'm giving a 9, I really wish there was an 8.5 or something 'cause I still haven't played with it. But I like tippmanns so I'll round up. And I'll keep everyone updated. I doubt I'll ever give it a 10 but we'll see.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Slinky17 Friday, April 27th, 2007 | 2:27 pm PST
What do mean by "reverberations"?
   

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