Tippmann A-5 Egrip- no kick, similar to the EOS
Spyder Xtra- non compareable- the EOS is in a different world
EOS standard with a Freak insert barrel kit, Empire Reloader B, and Pure Energy 68/4500 fixed low output tank
Freak Insert Kit
No kick, amazingly accurate, astonishingly simple to clean and take apart, and adjustable volume inserts
Grip Screws frusturating to screw back into place Thats about it....
The first time I took my EOS out of the box and shot it I was amazed. Amazingly light, fast [17 bps max with stock board (Virtue Board highly recommended)], and accurate with no kick, thanks to the standard firebolt. It shot ropes! I played backman at a small indoor field and I was nailing everyone in my sights, no problem, with the reg not even broken in yet. And that was with the huge .693 freak insert with a terrible size match with Nelson Hemmorrhage paint.
Then I cracked open my freak kit... and I was astounded. I had NOT thought this was possible with a mid level grade marker, but the balls were chasing each other like tracers, one after the other every time. The Vision system works great, no need to replace it with anything else. I got just around 1200 shots with the Pure Energy 68/4500 low in place, just as Smart Parts said in their manuel.
The Q-Lock feedneck is great, just make sure you don't unscrew the tightening knob all the way (I learned this the hard way) or else the friction holding the feedneck together will collapse and you will have to take it to someone to wedge the little pin back in. Last but not least the trigger is one of the finest stock triggers I have ever fired- no side to side slop, it just goes back and forth wrecking havock with you opponents.
Overall a great gun at an even greater price (I got mine for $329.95, sorry but that sale ended a while ago) at $389.99 at most retailers, it is a must have for both tourneyball and woodsball players alike.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, March 29th, 2008 at 8:05 pm PST