Just the stock board, so no comparison really.....
Smart parts Ion:
TechT L7 bolt
CP rail drop
Dye membrane pad
Dye throttle 70/4500
Tons of modes
You can completely adjust all the settings
Easy to program
Um, lets see....well, you have to print the manual from online so.....
Ok, so I wanted to get a new board for my ion, 'cause 17bps just isn't fast enough for me. No, alright that wasn't the reason, but it did have something to do with it....... I wanted something with plenty of modes, and a good reputation, so naturally I looked at Virtue. Lets be honest, most people who have ions don't have alot of money (thats me!!!!), and when you have to either buy all your stuff your self, or wait for birthdays and Christmas to come around, you put alot of thought into what your going to spend your money on. I did a little comparison, the Virtue board and the T-board are basically the same, only the T-board costs less. Seeing the great reviews the T-board got, I decided that it would make a excellent addition to just about any gun. So, I waited for Christmas to roll around, and the rest is history.
Naturally I put it in my gun right away. The first thing I noticed was that it didn't come with a manual. No prob, I went to the website and printed one out. It is COMPLETELY different from the stock board, so it takes some time to get the hang of it. (btw, get a membrane pad, you'll thank me later it you do. It makes it alot easier). It took maybe a few hours.... Once I had it down, I set it all set up, put it on ramping and...................I didn't have any air in my tank. Crap!!!!!!! Luckily, I was playing that saturday, so I waited....and waited....When saturday came, I went out to the field, and..........................realized that I could only go about 2bps faster, because way back then I had an Egg 2, like 19bps tops. So just to test speed I swiped my friends halo V35 (aka, he let me use it) and.................................WOW!!!!!!!! Let me tell you, ramping set at 22bps is a beautiful thing. It was amazing. I still haven't gotten over it. Sigh. The board itself can go much faster, I dry fired it at 31, so.....
Now, this board has about 8 different modes, obviously its completely tourny legal, and you can tweak every setting to make sure that you get the best performance possible. the LEDs are very bright, and it turns on as soon as you push the button. ( so,its like, BAM its on!!! don't sue me Virtue lol) Also, it has some of the best, if not the absolute best tech support. It comes with a lifetime warranty, and they mean lifetime. For instance, I was taking apart my ion and, unknow to me, the wires for my membrane pad adapter were caught in between the grips. I wasn't really paying any attention,and for some reason I thought the board was stuck, so I kinda yanked on it....Ok, I really yanked on it. The plug for the membrane pad adapter got ripped right off the board. So I sent Damon at scenario dreams an email, ( yeah the guy who designed the board answers all the emails himself, awesome) and he said to sent it on in with a note telling what was wrong. I did and less than a week later, I got a brand new board in the mail. I thought, wow these guy are awesome, and they really are. They made a great product, and they back it 100%.
Get it. It makes a huge difference. I can't recommend it over a Virtue board, because I haven't used one. But I can say that based on the descriptions they are almost the same. So, make the call your self. Personally I would get the t-board, get the same performance, and have money left over....Makes sense to me. I can give it a ten, because its the best I've used. I'm sure that there are better boards out there, but for the price its safe to say that this is the best.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, May 11th, 2007 at 7:03 am PST
Nice review, I just got 1 today. You were right, it takes about 1 hour to figure out how to set the stuff. Great value, works great. Some player asked how fast does it shoot, I told him it it could shoot 50 balls a sec., but i need a faster hopper. Never-the-less, everyone was impressed on how little I paid.