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MecTurtleCocker Wednesday, May 30th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month14 of 16 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Most of my homebuilt LP Spyders, about a dozen in all.
Marker Setup: Turtle Autococker Half Block Custom Milling and Anodization
All Turtle Internals
Belsales .44 Mag ram with QEVs
AKA SCM3 LPR
Nickel Palmer's Pursuit Shop Fatty Regulator
WGP kaner Kit
Raceframe with Morlock Board
Dye Stickies 3
Halo B with Cheetah
Recommended
Upgrades:
I find it to be adequate stock; I find no reason to change anything, but eh, to each her own.
Strengths: Price
Performance
Weight
Size
Reliability
Quality
Weaknesses: Lack of color choices on the main body
Not the greatest Efficiency..
Review: I've been a Kingman tech for a few years, and when I worked as a tech, I used to get free Spyder parts when people didn't come and pick up their guns, so i was always building LP Spyders, and I've built up a large collection, and it's cost me about...$30 to get the collection going, not bad.

Most of them don't have eyes, because they use Kingman boards, the majority of which lack eye systems.

Now, we come to the VS2. The valve design is miles ahead of previous Spyder valves, and as such, the performance is incredible. The efficiency is puzzling me just a little, it's only doing 1300 or so per 68, I'd expect more, but it's better than an Ion.. The eye logic is incredible, it seems to double scan the cap of the board (it would be 50 breech scans per second).

The electronics work lovely, and Kingman finally got smart and made the linkage between the solenoid and the sear direct by making the solenoid vertical. I did replace the factory switch with a lighter one, just for preference.

I was in awe when I removed the hammer- it's about half the size of the stock one!

The bolt design is hugely improved over previous Spyders, and despite being rather bulky, I like it. There is a tiny bit of a tolerance issue, and the tail of the bolt wobbles in the body a little bit, but since I've owned the gun, it's been very dry down here, I'll have to see what happens with more humidity.

The regulator was very meh out of the box, and being so far away from the valve, the break in period was hell, about 4500 shots (much wasted battery..) but in the end, it turned out well, and I'm happy with the regulator; it'll keep up with the 16 max, 12 consistent ROF I can do.

Alright, enough talking about what happens when I take it out of the box, let's talk about slapping a hopper on the thing.

Now, the VS2 is commonly compared to the Ion, and one thing it definitely beats the Ion on is the feedneck! It'll fit anything from a VL200, to a 10 round feedtube, to my Halo.

Alright, the setup I use with this marker is a Dye 68/45 Throttle tank with a Crossfire regulator on it, a Cheetah Board Halo B with Rip, and the stock barrel (Waiting on my Spyder threaded Scepter..) I found the marker to be very well balanced, and felt light in my hands (this is coming from a Turtle owner, most every marker feels heavy to me, even 05, 06, and Etek Egos) which was likely a result of the balance. I had a pod of paint lying around, I don't recall what kind, but it fit the barrel very nicely. It wasn't ball on ball, as the bore was a wee bit big for the paint, but the accuracy was excellent; I'm happy with the stock barrel. I found there to be very little kick, it was comparable to an 07 Ego with an LPR set a little too high. I haven't had any issues with the marker yet, almost 7 cases later.
Conclusion: Very high quality marker, super reliable, easy on the wallet.

Easily deserves a 10.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
davpro777 Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | 8:50 am PST
Woww, very good review !!!
   

Etfren Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | 11:00 am PST
Great review Mec!

My friend plans on getting one of these and I am starting to think I made a mistake in buying a Lasoya Promaster over this. Ever since I bought it everyone keeps talking about how awesome the VS2 is. Kingman has really stepped it up and IMO built something superior to the Ion for the price.
   

MecTurtleCocker Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | 4:40 pm PST
Thanks for the kind comments guys!

Yeah, I really would shoot my VS more than I'd shoot my Promaster, which is upped all the way (yet I didn't spend a penny on it!)

The VS is an incredible marker, but as I said in my review, the break-in is hell..
   

Elder HS pbclub Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | 4:46 pm PST
ya great review brea...

but if u want 2 c FAST then put the virtue board in it(i have a lucky, but they are exactly the same and they really can't b found anymore). it should b UNREAL with ur cheetah board halo hopper

IT RIPS!!!
   

MecTurtleCocker Wednesday, May 30th, 2007 | 5:10 pm PST
Bah..I don't need ramping..

And when I want speed, I mess with my Morlock RaceTurtle.

Later tonight, I'll do a 50 valve CPS attempt.
   

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