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darktosser Monday, September 10th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 4 people found this review helpful.

1 year
Products Used:
Tippman A5 - Spyder MR1
Marker Setup: Tippmann X7- JCS Red Hot Power Tube- Shocktech firefly bolt -TechT Lightening Rod- Cyclone Vortex Mod-X7 E-Grip- Hammerhead 14" Bangstixx
The aforementioned upgrades Plus an HPA and remote coil
Strengths: With the current upgrades after july 2007
Weaknesses: A stock X7 was anemic at best during a 12 hour woodsball scenario.
Review: After using a stock X7 with semi auto trigger for a couple months, I got tired of getting waxed on a 1 on three situations. Durable...yes and all that other great stuff about the X7 but slow on putting paint downrange if you know what I mean. So I opted for some X7 upgrades, and all I can say is WOW!!! What a tremendous difference a few ups that can turn a relative anemic milsim marker into Monster Baller of epic purportions. Polished the insides just to clean off the factory goop, replaced the stock power tube with a JCS red hot power tube & shocktech firefly bolt. Replaced stock Cyclone internals with TechT lightening rod & Votex mod. Install an E-grip & Hammerhead barrel. Can you see where I'm going with this, Red hot power tube helps with air output and efficency, Cyclone internals speed ups from 13bps to 25bps. The e-grip gives choices of firing modes when you need them and the hammerhead improves accuracy . Its like having an etec ego 7 without the price tag, its that good!!!
Conclusion: I can't say which upgrade is better than the other, but rather all of them working together gives you a much more stable and powerful platform to hold your own on the field of paintball scenario. Snipe goggs at 200ft or push back hordes at 25yds with these ups you can never go wrong.
10 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 at 2:35 pm PST

Review Comments
shrimpidy Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 | 3:52 am PST
Are you sure you got your cyclone to feed 30 bps? I don't think that is possible with only the lightning rod, vortex mod and x7 cyclone feed because I know someone who has all that and a QEV and he can't get past 25 bps with his WAS board. I'm sorry if you were just exagerating.

darktosser Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 | 12:37 pm PST
Okay! I may have been pushing the bps barrier a little. More testing is in order and careful tweaking of the e-grips dwell, debounce, ROF in the advance menu setup of the board I might acheive maybe close to 30. The cyclone mod is there just in case should you decide to attempt 25bps or higher. Better to have a mod in place than a stock plastic part whille pushing the envelope I'd say. Still I bet your friend will admit its still a whole lot better than a stock x7. Next upgrade to is to incorporate an LPK and see if it helps me get to 30bps.
Last edited on Tuesday, September 11th, 2007 at 2:44 pm PST

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