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Soo Bin Yim Monday, May 7th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
- Tippmann Custom Pro (Similar "starter's" gun)
- Spyder E-99
- Spyder Imagine
Marker Setup: - Spyder Xtra Stock only
"I'm here to explain the most accurate facts about the Spyder Xtra without any mods/upgrades for those people who are wanting to know about this gun"
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel:
- The stock barrel is very good for its price and as a stock
- It is easy to clean when if was a chop
- An upgrade for better accuracy and less noise would help (Smart Parts, Dye, etc)
Strengths: - Best Beginner's/Intermediate's choice of gun
- Cheap
- Accurate stock barrel
- Reliable (Kingman)
- "Easy"
Weaknesses: Vertical Feed:
- Gun is tall(read for myths)
Colour:
- Very bright
- Difficult camouflage
Noise
- loud
Review: I've been paint balling for a very long time and I can remember the day that my friend wanted to get his very first paintball gun. "Which gun is the best gun for me to use and that is cheap?". I right away had two brands in my mind. Spyder & Tippmann. Tippmanns tend to be "unbreakable", meaning that it's very strong and will last a very long time. The reason that I told my pal to get a Spyder Xtra was that the Spyder Extra was very cheap. Yes, im being honest here. This gun was very cheap compared to every other guns around!
"But i think its way too cheap, i don't think it'll work properly and stuff, you know?"
-WRONG
The spyder extra was one of the guns that worked extremely well for its price.
The barrel was very accurate. For a stock, the barrel delivered accurate shots across the field. The few thing that i noticed was that the gun was pretty noisy compared to many other guns. A new barrel which i tried certainly helped a lot on decreasing the amount of sound that the gun produced.
"Dude, your gun is so tall"
A lot of people say that the tall hopper makes the gun very unpleasant to carry around and difficult to aim. My thoughts about that is that as you use the gun even for the first time, you barely notice the height of your gun. I don't know about some people but i realized that during games, you'll be easy comfortable with its height and not even realize the height of your gun. Of course there could be more percentages of getting hopper hits but every gun has its own weakness. Aiming. Yes i know for those newbies who are always used to aiming through a little hole or slit to aim can be frightened to hear that you have to aim sideways along your gun! Aiming will become your second nature while you play with guns that have vertical feeds.


Conclusion: The Spyder Xtra is a fantastic choice of gun to buy as a starter. This gun delivers the best quality shots and maintenance for its price. You might experience few chops, leaks, bad accuracy, etc but so what? As long as you have a good time with your gun that wasn't even that expensive. And those of you who think that the gun is way to vibrant for camouflaging, use CAMO DUCT TAPE! haha enjoy
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Monday, May 7th, 2007 at 9:21 pm PST
 

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