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OldDriver Monday, November 19th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
2 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Body, Trinity '06
Marker Setup: Speedball
Ion , Q-lock Feed neck, Hollow Point Bolt, SP360 QEV, Virtue Board, Virtue Laser Eyes and Pad, Freak JR Barrel, Halo V-35 with Rip, Foehn 2.5 Body, Scorpion Frame

Woodsball/Backup
A-5 w/ Flatline Barrel, E-grip(pre-WAS board), 6xchamber, colapseable stock and remote line on 24 oz CO2
Strengths: See review
Weaknesses: See review
Review: Foehn 2.5 Body Kit

Bought this to replace the factory body kit and the Trinity ’06 body for the advantage of the BOB design and it is available from Deadly Wind for $85 but unlike the Shocktech Body at $150 which you can order at most online stores, it is only available from Deadly Wind.

Pros:
1. Nobody has one. Most people think when you walk in with it that you have a Borg or Shocker, helping to rid yourself of the “It’s just an Ion” stigma.
2. Anodizing was beautiful. No tooling marks or bad spots visible to the naked eye and with the flowing millwork just add to the lines of the marker, making it stand out from the crowd.
3. It is a BOB (Bolt out Back), no more taking the whole marker down to re-lube the bolt. Just remove the rear frame screw (which holds the plug in place) and loosen the trigger frame screw (to give the firing can room to move), then just screw out the firing can. Reinstallation is just the reverse and only snug it up, no guerrilla wrench needed.
4. Simple to install, just be careful when removing the “Swivel Donut” from the firing can, as the snap ring is a real pain in the butt and it is easier to just replace the rear hose rather than trying to pry the old hose off. This reduces your chance of damaging the solenoid barb.

Cons:
1. Nobody has one so when you walk on the field everyone asks what it is and where they can find it so you reduce your time to play.
2. Sometimes leaks from the rear plug, when you look it up in the technical section, they say to apply DOW-33 to the o-rings or gas it up quickly so that the o-rings will fly out and seal the plug. You would think that concept went out with the Challenger Explosion, as that was how the engineers designed the Solid Rocket Boosters for the shuttle. (No disrespect intended, just an observation.) Perhaps a little less of a groove (a few thousands) or what I will try next, some Teflon tape in the grooves to bump it up a notch.
3. Minor weight increase, not very noticeable on the field when the adrenaline is going but there nonetheless.
4. Rear port on the body should be a quick connect for when you do remove the body to service the rest of the marker. Having the board hanging by the hose can be unnerving with a $100+ board just swinging in the wind.
5. Not anyone’s fault but the blue anodizing is just a shade off (darker) from that of the blue CP regulator, blue drop forward and blue On/Off, I have. You can only see it when you are focused and comparing the two but, different manufacturers what can you do but spend MORE money on a new anodizing job.
Conclusion: Well worth the $85 spent especially when compared to the Shocktech Body for $150. Yes, you can get the S.S.C. body for less than the $150 top end body and still get the BOB, but to me it does not look as good.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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