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solace19k Friday, May 9th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
2 years2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
06 shocker , dynasty shocker , angel speed , 06 ego , dark ego sl8r
Marker Setup: Angel G7 Fly - Halo B w/ victory - Smart Parts max flo (lpr) - CP barrel ( 12 ) - TAG board
Dark Ego SL8R - Empire Magna - CP (lpr) - Bloodline Rail and Grips - Tadao yakuza
06 Shocker Vision - Halo B - Pure energy (hpr) - Freak Kit - Stock Board
Recommended
Upgrades:
You will def. need to upgrade to a better barrel
You will need a better feedneck
I would switch to a rail - personal preference ( drop forwards aren't comfortable to me )
There are a few other upgrades but none really necessary other than barrel and neck
Strengths: Durability
Consistent
Fast
Milling and Adonizing
Easy on paint
Bells and whistles
Weaknesses: Not as accurate
Hard to find parts and support
Not 4 new players
Review: Look I am going to write a full review of this Angel ... I've had this marker for two years and this is what I have noticed in the two years I've used it as my main marker...

1 - The best thing about the marker is that is a very durable and reliable marker ...
I've played in multiple tournaments with it as my main marker and I've only had to use my back up marker once because I wasn't used to the marker yet ...(I was shooting hot)
You will get noticed by refs using this marker and when they check after matches, this marker almost always gets checked. I can't count how many times I've been pulled off to the side and rechecked after a match. This speaks volumes about the marker because each and every time I was told ... Dude,you are right where you need to be.

2 - Which brings me to my counter point of one of its weaknesses ... Its a darn good thing that its reliable because support in tourneys and in pro shops is almost non existent. As with almost all markers it takes SOME tweaking and getting the kinks worked out before it falls into place for you. So I would NOT RECOMMEND this marker for new players. Since unless you know someone who knows how to work on them, you are pretty much on your own to tweak it. PLEASE UNDERSTAND that many of the issues you see with this marker are because of user error or because you are using bad settings. Do your homework and learn the marker and the settings before you tamper with it. I can't stress that enough with this marker ...

3 - The marker is consistent ... with velocity spikes staying steady at +/- 3 with factory settings and operating with low pressure settings and tank/reg setup.

4 - The biggest drawback to this marker is that while its accuracy is decent ... I find that regardless of settings ( dwell and operating pressure ) it is not on par with other high end markers. The best way to compensate for this slight drawback is to buy another barrel ... find a good setting zone for your marker (factory seemed to work best) and of course practice with the marker ...

5 - Another slight drawback was the feedneck had problems with a halo or empire ... I haven't tried any other hopper ... It was almost required for me to buy another feedneck with a lower profile and one that had a better fit ... No big deal though , just be carefull tampering with the threading on the Angel itself ... Strip it out and your screwed ... be prepared to deal with the factory and telling them why you stripped it out ...

6 - Here is the part everyone wants to know I'm sure ... the marker rips ... no other marker compares to the raw speed of this Angel ... The trigger can be tweaked to your liking so there is no reason that you can't gorge through a hopper in no time ... With the right hopper the marker hit 29 bps with factory settings and with the factory board ... ( Heh ... the board even keeps track of your Bps for you ) ...

7 - Last thing I really want to go into depth with is the milling and adonizing ... When I opened the box I was amazed at how gorgeous the marker is ... The milling is flawless and the color ( I have a red/black fade ) was perfect ... It was gorgeous to look at ... I can't tell you how many people have complimented me about the markers looks. Even people who don't play appreciate its craftmanship.

Ok ... last off I want to briefly cover a few other important areas and give you a quick rating for them ... I kept these as last because alot of other factors come in with these.

1 - The marker is decent on paint ... the bolt is soft faced ... I break rarely
2 - The marker is easy to clean ... access to the bolt and breach is simple ...
3 - The marker is light ... I use a 45/45 on a CP rail ... Balance is PERFECT
4 - The trigger is outstanding ... you can tweak it anyway you want it ... and it feels great
5 - The battery I can't comment on because I installed a TAG predator board soon after.
6 - Stock board has all the settings you need ... Upgrade the board at your own desire.
7 - The marker has very little kick ... but is fairly loud for my taste ...

Conclusion: With the other high end markers on the market that compete neck and neck with this one. It really is just a matter of preference ... Nothing about this marker hurts it too bad.
As with all markers, they have their good points , and they have their bad points.
The marker has its qualities that set it apart ... it also has its weakness that set it apart.
It's about what you want. If you want a nicely balanced, light , reliable gat that literally sounds like an A-10 warthog (very f'in fast) when you fire it, and whos looks and name will immediately set you apart from the rest of the crowd. (even with the A1 out now).
Then consider the G7 fly ... I've had very little problems with it in two years ... I've turned countless heads with it ... and its never let me down. I can't help but to love this marker, even if there are markers out today that are more accurate and a little easier to find support for. This marker is easily on the list of top 5 markers on the market today.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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