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afroballer Thursday, August 9th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Imagine
Spyder Pilot
Smart Parts Ion
Marker Setup: Spyder VS2
-ACP Thrasher Trigger
-16" JJ Ceramic
-Trinity Sick Body
-Trinity T-Lock
-Hybrid Sparta Reg.
-Trinity Front Block
-ACP Thrasher Trigger
Soon to come T-Board and Orange Eyes!
Halo B V35 with rip
-Contract Killers backplate
Pure Energy 48/3000
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel if you want.
Strengths: -Eyes
-25 BPS Cap
-LP Operation
-Twist Lock Feed Neck
Weaknesses: Leaked(See Review)
Can't fit a standard bottomline reg
Review: Ok so I had a Spyder Imagine but was having some problems. The ball detent was cracked from being over-tightened and sure, it held on there for a while, but then one day in my backyard I was shooting off some paint when the thing snapped off. So I went to my local shop to find out that they didn't have any of the detents I was looking for. That was when I began looking for a new gun.I thought about the Pilot and decided not to because I don't like the blue or red fade it came with. Then like everyone else I looked into an Ion, 17 BPS, Eyes, EP Operation, but other than that there isn't much that comes with it out of the box and besides who doesn't have an Ion? Every time I go paintballing there's about 7 or 8 people with Ions. So I wanted something a little less common, the Spyder VS2. Perfect. Comes with eyes,LP Operation, 25 BPS, twist-lock feed neck, and It didn't leave me broke, basically everything I was looking for. So on payday I went back to the shop to pick one up.The first thing I noticed was the trigger frame, it is milled thinner than previous Spyders and feels better in your hands.The next was the fore grip, I instantly hated it and is still the only thing I dislike about it.The grips out of the box aren't.....blocky, and don't hurt your hands which is also a bonus. There is no On/Off Safety Switch, only an electronic safety, so the safety can be turned on without turning the marker off.After sitting and admiring it I gassed it up only to find a hissing coming from the inside the gun, and when I closed the bolt the hissing got louder. Luckily enough the gun comes with a complete spare parts kit with all the screws, o-rings, and detents you need to fix it.So I sat down, took it apart and replaced all of the o-rings on the valve, gassed it up and worked fine,haven't had any problems since, but after about 2-3 cases of paint the rubber detents get worn out and will need to be replaced.
Conclusion: This gun is efficient, fast,upgradeable,inexpensive, and a little less common than the Ion. So in saying that I am willing to give this gun a 9/10
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 at 4:30 pm PST
 

Review Comments
Milky Spore Thursday, August 9th, 2007 | 5:20 am PST
The Ion shoots 17 BPS, but whatever. I believe you can use Intimidator style detents on the VS2, if so, get a good set of Intimidator style ones so you're not always replacing them.
   

afroballer Wednesday, August 15th, 2007 | 5:02 pm PST
Thanks Milky, wasn't quite sure so I just put 20
   

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