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Rambob Thursday, April 17th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Sl66
Shocker NXT
Marq 6
Maniac
Max'd ION
Dye or Nitro Duck high or Low pressure, Smart Parts Freak kit or Sly Barrel Kit, View Loader Velocity
Marker Setup: Dye high pressure70/4500, Sly Barrel Kit, View Loader Velocity, Bob Long S-Class trigger and Critical ON/OFF.
Recommended
Upgrades:
1. Trigger
2. Barrel
3. On/OFF- this is preference though.
4. 4 Eye System
5. Yakuza OLED
Strengths: Great marker out of the box.
Accurate
Huge bang for your buck.
Quite
Durable
Weaknesses: Trigger is instant replacement. I love On/Off's
Review: When breaking this thing out of its cool little box. It feels great. Everything is solid and put together well. The finish is so much nicer than some markers out there even at the same money. Bob and his team do an excellent job making it look like it can shoot. So here are my Pro's, Con's and in betweens.

Pro's

Efficiency- This marker has good efficiency out of the box, it does need to be tuned a little but it is great compared to S and D brands that make single tube markers.

Speed- WOW, it is fast with the stock board. Once I changed the trigger to the S-Class trigger from Bob Long it is super fast. Consistancy is key and it has it in spades. You don't have to change the board unless you plan on going to a league like PSP. If you need ramping get a board (Yakuza) if not stock is awesome.

Accuracy- This is very nice, it can put ball on ballvery easily. Kick is very light once you get the LPR set correctly. Remember that the LPR setting may be lower, at Higher altitudes, than at sea level.

Balance- Now I know this is not the lightest marker anyone has ever held. The Marq series of marker seem to be very balanced. You can change direction and aim very easily and with all the accessories on the marker it feels very natural. Not nose or tail heavy the way some markers are. If it is to heavy then you need to go to the gym Bertha.

Con's

Trigger- The triggers on the Marq 6, 7 and Rapper all need to find a home in the junk drawer. The shape is nice but they are stiff to move and the spring is inconsistant from one marker to the next. Some of my team have this marker as well as some that I have sold. They all have the same issue.

I have purchased the S-Class trigger from Bob Long as well one of my customers has a trigger from Incubus on PB Nation and both are awesome. Choose your shape and buy.

ASA- I am one of those nerds that has to have an ON/OFF. If you are cool with just an ASA then the stock one is excellent.

Barrel- Ok I know the Bob Long barrels are good. But not my thing. I added a Sly kit to this marker and it has a great sound to it (very quite and deep) and I think makes the marker a killer from a distance.

IN BETWEENS

Board- I will be playing in some events that will require a mode that the stock board does not have. So I am adding the Tadao Yakuza OLED board. Tadao id the only board I would say belongs in this marker as it supports the four eye system in total. Other brands work but do not use the extra set of eyes.

Bob Long Rap- Bob Long has had some good and bad things going for it. Right now they are getting everything right. yeah we have heard he has a temper but why do so many people not like his markers???? These are probably the best markers for the money. If you want to come and visit and shoot mine you will see, I have a bunch of the competing brands in my bag too and none are as good.

Plus the old Bob Longs with the rats nest wire are gone. Whoever helped with the new boards and wiring is a god.

LPR Tools- you have to buy an LPR tool to set the marker up correctly. I did (but I will be doing it for multiple markers) and it is worth the money.

Engine- New High efficency engine will make it even better and means that I am spending more money because I have to have it.


Conclusion: In the 750.00 and below class of markers this is the real deal. The prices are lower now and the marker is a steal. Even the prices after the big sell offs will be lower and a great buy. Upgrades are inexpensive and turn this marker into a Giant Killer but are not needed outside the trigger. 38.00 is little to spend on a great shooting trigger.

This marker should be a first choice for all you non-conformists out there.
9 out of 10 is its score and maybe higher when I get done playing with it.

Oh yeah the spell check feature was down so leave my spelling alone.

Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 1:34 pm PST
 

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