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spyder x2.0 Tuesday, June 19th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Rodeo (slower but better)
Tippmann 98 custom (way slower but also better)
Spyder Pilot ACS (much better)
Marker Setup: Spyder Pilot ACS
Evolution 2
Pure Energy 48ci 3000psi
Dye Rhino Cover
New Designs band clamp feedneck
bottomline w/ mini drop and macroline
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel
Electro hopper
new bolt
Strengths: Speed(for a $100 gun)
lightweight
Cheap($$)
small
VERY EASY to clean
Weaknesses: Leaks like crazy
chops
loud
lots of kick
Review: ok, so I had just played paintball for the 2nd or 3rd time and i thought i was ready to buy my own gun. I had done some research and learned that spyder or tippmann would be the way to go for my first gun. So i went down to my local field to check out their proshop when i saw this little gun. According to the guy working there that day, the GTI was perfect for me and it was on sale for $100! So I ended up buying the gun on actionvillage instead, but thats when the problems started. For the first few weeks the gun worked flawlessly, until one day a few friends and I decided to go out into our woods and play. I was airing up my gun when i had discovered that air was leaking out of the barrel. So i called PMI and they said to change the cup seal. I did that and it worked perfectly again for another few weeks. I was airing up again to play some rec ball with my friends when it started to leak again. I called PMI again and they said to change the cup seal again, but i changed the cup seal and it still leaked. After calling them for the 3rd time, they told they would have to do it themselves. Three months passed and I finally had my gun back after many long phone conversations about them not being able to find it in their factory. So when i could finally play again I aired it up with no problems and was able to have some fun. However, in that one day of play i had 7 chops even using an electo hopper that was in sync with the gun. A few more weeks passed and then when i went to turn it on, it would light up but the solinoid wouldn't click. I called PMI again, for the 4th time and they send me a new frame. I got the frame(which was in horrible shape:scratches,nicks,etc) and once it was installed it worked fine again. After the 6 months had passed using that gun, i had decided to move on to something else,because i couldn't stand the constant problems anymore.
Conclusion: overall, this gun could have been a very nice beginner electro,but there are just to many hassles it creates. The time i spent fixing it on the sides while my friends played was waste,because I should have bought a spyder or tippmann to start off with that way i could have spent more time playing with my friends. I give it a 5,because it was a good gun when it worked,but i spent more time fixing it than playing.
Rating:
5 out of 10
 

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