Tippmann 98, 98c, and numerous other Tippmann products.
Predominantly stock, J&J ceramic barrel
Barrel upgrade, the rest is up to you.
Enhanced features for use, maintenance, and upgrading
Few if any.
The modifications of the 98c platinum edition came from suggestions from players themselves, which speaks volumes for Tippmann.
I was lucky enough to be one of the players that Tippmann had consulted in the creation of this marker. Their goal was to take the existing 98 custom, which is the workhorse of their product line, and enhance it. Those of us that were contacted provided them with numerous possible options for the upgraded 98, and were pleased to see just a few months later, that our suggestions had been taken seriously enough that most of them had been incorporated into the design of the new marker.
One of the greatest advancements in this marker is the fact that the front sight spring no longer flies out when you take apart the marker. That alone is enough to rate this product pretty high.
It is as light, and as durable ad the existing 98c, but the modifications to it managed to eliminate most of the small irritating quirks of the old 98 line.
No more valve screws, which players tend to over tighten and strip, and the addition of the rails will serve many a milsim or scenario player quite well.
The split receiver half was taken directly from modifications that players make to enable quick cleaning or upgrading to their marker. It is a great feature that saves all kinds of time and effort when cleaning or maintaining.
This marker is an excellent starter marker for its simplicity, and for the upgrades that Tippmann has made to the original design, while adhering to the old look of the classic 98.
I would recommend this marker to anyone getting into the game.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 at 7:46 am PST