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mjr_paranoid Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
1 year4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Tippmann Egrip Board (not WAS)
Other Electro markers.
Marker Setup: A-5 with: J&J 12" with Apex Tip
E-Trigger
Rampage Board
X-7 hopper
Ag Mag kit , modded
Remote line
Trinity Stock
Palmers QEV
Vortex ratchet
Dbl blade trigger with custom spring job and set screws.

Strengths: Power effecient
EZ to use
Reliable
Weaknesses: No quick set modes.
Review: I had an original tippmann egrip for quite awhile and enjoyed it thoroughly. However I had a desire to kick the performance of the marker up a notch.
A desire, not a real need.
Well this board filled that desire very well.

The board itself is a snap to install. Be careful that you remove the shipping tape holding the powershot solenoid closed.
I had to play around with the micro switch to get just the trip point I wanted.
Be careful bending it. I say this specifically for all you fiddlers who need to touch everything. DO NOT bend it unless you have to. Try it stock first and if there is an issue, then bend it. It is a troubleshooting step, not an installation step ;).

I hear it is water resistant.
Not going to test that, but it is nice to know.
Just to be careful I wrap the entire grip area in hockey tape.

I did not notice a huge diffrence between this and the old board in terms of feel.
It does certainly give a higher cap to my fire rate. It says 25 is the max, but I was mixing up chopped paint in my cyclone blender at 22.

Let me just say that 15 BPS is really sufficient. 20 BPS is really only good for intmidation, and it empties your hopper way too fast.

I like the modes, but to be honest I leave it in Semi most of the time. Rampage mode is cool, and it is nice that it has all those different tourny modes. I don't anticipate using my A-5 in any tourneys, but its nice to know I can easily.

Programming it is comparable to any other marker of this generation. No dipswitches, No dials(my old egrip had those, uck), just a multi colored LED and an programming button.

What I would have liked to see is
A. A shot counter inside the grip
B. Quick settings mode selector like they have for thier Invert Mini Rampage board

The board powers on when you press the trigger and lasts for several paintballin days with no problems.
Conclusion: Great board. I have heard horror stories on the WAS board, and am certainly glad I stayed away from that one.

I would not hesitate to reccomend it as an upgrade and you can even get a whole grip frame with the Rampage board installed on some internet sites for the same price as a WAS.

You will burn more paint with this. It is inescapable. But sometimes that is really really fun :) .
It could use some minor refinement, since nothing is perfect, but you will find nothing better in the egrip board department for the A-5.

You will really need to up your cyclone some to take full advantage of this upgrade.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 at 3:03 pm PST
 

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