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joeballer Monday, May 21st, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Only used the stock body
Marker Setup: Blue Powerlyte 2007 Body
Blue FBM Fierce Frame
Tboard w/ APE Pad
Blue Hybrid Grips
QEV
Modded stock bolt
Progressive Barrel
Blue locking feedneck
Strengths: Milling
Anodizing
Looks
Its not plastic
Weaknesses: No instructions.
Bad semi-Bob design.
Bad website, with no instructions.
Review: IMO, this is one of the better looking bodies out there for the Ion. I bought mine strictly for looks, and it delivered nicely. You can get them shipped to your door on ebay for less than $80. I bought the solid blue color, as the faded ones didn't look as nice.

DO NOT BUY IT FOR THE BOB SYSTEM.

With that said, I will explain why. First, it comes with absolutely no instructions. I was able to figure it out, but I also emailed Powerlyte for instructions. They responded within one day, and I did everything right. It comes with its own banjo fitting that replaced the rear stock one. It also replaces your stock donut with their back cap.

There are two main flaws with the BOB system.

1. O-ring. There is a small oring that goes between the backcap, and body connection, which allows air into the marker. This has a tendency to get pinched, even when lubed with DOW 33. It also tends to fall out of place, so I find it easier to turn the gun upside down to change it.

2. Tools needed. You need to first remove the rear grip screw and loosen the front grip screw. THEN you need to screw your rear screw into the back of the rear cap. There is not enough surface area to get a grip on it. Stupid design, IMO. THEN, after all that, you still have to pull the cap out, WITHOUT losing the oring I talked about earlier. After all that, you STILL have to stick a socket down in there to unscrew the firing can to get to the bolt. It is almost just as cumbersome to get to the bolt the traditional way.
Conclusion: Very nice finish and looks. Makes the Ion look a lot more high end. Buy it for looks, and NOT the BOB functionality. It only adds a negligible amount of weight, so that isn't a concern, unless you are a younger player.

All things considered, it is a good buy.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Peter31193 Monday, June 11th, 2007 | 6:51 am PST
to me, that sounds ALOT easier to remove the bolt than the original way, but not as good as say the foehn.
   

gojufist Thursday, June 21st, 2007 | 5:00 pm PST
I didn't have any issues with any of the installation whatsoever it was BUTTER!!!!!. The end cap O ring slid in no problem no leak.
Last edited on Thursday, June 21st, 2007 at 5:03 pm PST
   

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