Angel One - Faster, but not by much for over twice the price. The Angel is much quieter though.
Ego Etek - Very similar operation, definately slower and heavier, aftermarket board and bolt needed to keep up with the stock F8.
07 Ego - At 3 times the price, the performance increase is not that great.
Upped Ions - Doesnt compare, maint is so much easier on the F8.
PMR - You need a UL frame and upps to hang with the F8 stock
Angel One - SLY Kit, Stiffi 14", Killa detents. XSV VLocity
Fusion F8 - Rendition Magnetic Trigger Mod. VLocity Jr. w/ virtue chip.
07 Ego - Orange Bolt, Shaft Kit, Killa detents. VLocity Jr. w/ gangstar chip.
Ion Maxxd - L7 Bolt, APE Board, Freak Kit, QEV's, Killa detents. Reloader B
Ion - SLv2 and EQ Bolt, Virtue Board, Freak Jr, Redz Kit, QEV's.
X7 Woodsball marker - Egrip, TechT cyclone hop ups, Flatline.
A5 Woodsball marker "wet" - RT, TechT cyclone hop ups, Flatline, J&J, APEX.
Rendition's Magnetic Trigger Mod - Awesome if you like the feel of a magnetic return trigger.
DP Parts Kit - For the really hard to find solenoid o-rings.
Ease of Maint.
Great stock board
Great stock barrel
Solenoid piston o-rings will fail with lots of use.
Solenoid piston o-rings failed on mine, after about 4 months and probably 20 cases of paint. Not a major deal, but I thought the solenoid had gone bad. Google search if you have the tell tale leaking in the upper grip area. It is usually the solenoid-to-frame orings or the ones on the piston itself. Just becareful not to mess with the front section of the solenoid or you could void your warranty.
Buy a parts kit for it from DP, and you will have everything you need.
Great gun though, does have some kick, although I thought it was less than the etek I used to own. Super light, stock board has enough modes to keep most happy. 25bps ramping is a blast. RAPS rocks! I have been changing my other ASA's to this system, I like it so much.
Like most reviewers here have said, BREAK IN THE REG before you start flaming for inconsistency. I had issues out of the box, took my hopper off and cycled a whole 68ci through it and it has been rock solid ever since. +-3 usually.
Great baseline performance for 50% or less than the competion. Great tech support(email only for initial contact)
Aftermarket support is growing quickly. Several boards are in the works as well as rams and bolts.