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The Paint Saint Wednesday, February 27th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
1 year2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Imagine - Very minor difference in body design, that's all.
Spyder Imagine '04 - Much neater body, better board, and extremely bright LEDs.
Spyder Pilot '05 w/ ACS - Completely different. Better board, barrel, trigger, etc.
Gameface something - It's an average mechanical.
Marker Setup: Kingman Spyder Imagine Select
VL 200 Gravity Hopper
JT TAC-5 Stock Barrel
16 oz Pure Energy CO2
Butt plate for that
Recommended
Upgrades:
It's fine as is. A gravity hopper will work on it.
Strengths: Barrel
Take Down
Tournament Velocity Adjuster
Rarely chops
Weaknesses: Board
Trigger
Kingman Customer Service
Modes
Review: It's a good gun, just not the best. Good price, though.
I went to a friend's party, saw a guy across the street playing with his guns, and bought it off him for $35 including the tank.

Pros:
Barrel. Goes somewhat far and better accuracy. Great for being stock. The JT barrel is more accurate, though the range changes none.
Take Down. Easier than the Pilot. It's very easy. Also, it has a field strip pin. You can do a field clean in five minutes flat. I cleaned it on the way to a field with just a rag and a squeegee in less than five minutes.
Tournament Velocity Adjuster. It's very convenient. Also, if you're playing and it seems to drop in velocity, just twist it in. It almost makes it too easy to cheat.
Rarely chops. The only time I've had a chop is when I used soggy Monsterballs. But, even if they weren't soggy, they're so lousy they'd chop in any gun. But, only one shot chopped when it did happen.

Cons:
Board. Takes about 15 seconds to change it from semi to high full auto. Otherwise, it just uses batteries like crazy if you don't have a rechargeable. Then it lasts a while.
Trigger. I'd rather have a single trigger than this one. Blade is definitely better than all, especially if you've got a Spyder VS3.
Kingman Customer Service. Absolutely horrible. Half their stuff is out of stock. It's about $2 per O-ring, $5 for a screw you can find at ACE Hardware for $.38. They aren't really too happy. Manuals aren't available online for all guns. It takes about 2 weeks to get you're stuff with ground shipping. It's easier to buy from a retailer. Go to wholesalepaintball.org for stuff. The site isn't too impressive, but they've got great service on the phone.
Modes. Has semi, 3 shot burst - high, med, and low - and full - high, med, and low. It takes longer than normal to changes the rate of fire.
Conclusion: Overall a good gun.
Rating:
7 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 at 6:41 am PST
 

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