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20/20eyeguy Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month
Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Diablo mongoose (Epiphany is infinitely better)
Marker Setup: Smart Parts Epiphany Red/Pewter
freak junior(stock with Epif)
clamping feed neck
Veiwloader Evolutions 2
Carlton/Crossfire 88/3000 carbon fiber tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
A lot of people say that you need a clamping feed neck but mine came with it stock so I don't know.
Strengths: Fast
Good stock barrel
trigger
light
accurate
quiet
on/off ASA
price
simple to disassemble
Weaknesses: Screws in the banjo fittings are kinda week,
Takes a bit of time to disassemble
Review: I was using a Diablo Mongoose (which I don't recommend any one buy) and pretty much since day one it gave me trouble. I sent it in twice and it still didn't work. I found this out in the middle of playing paintball at a local field. I had been looking at the Epif and liked what I saw. So when my Mongoose died I purchased a Epiphany for $200 at the field I was playing at. It was the same price as the ones on line and came with a clamping feed neck.

The first thing I noticed was how stinken light the Epiphany was. It felt like wasn't even holding a real marker just some sort fo hollow shell.

Whe I was one the field and I test fired it make sure it was on, it freaked me out. The Epif was so quite in comparison to my Mongoose that I thought it was broken. So after that we played a game and the Epiphany blew me away. It handeled so smothly and quitly. The other thing I noticed was that the Epif was phenomenally acruate with the stock feak barrle.

When I got it home I desided to disasimble the marker just to see how it worked on the insides. It was a simple proses because everthign is strait forward but it does take some time at least the first time becaus you are just learning the wropes.

While my Epif putting back to gether I inadvertantly broke one of the screws on the Banjo fittings. They are hollow so they can't stand up to pressure like a normal screw. This isn't as mucha problem as it is a warning. So just be aware that you need to be nice to your Banjo Fittings.

I was playing around with the triger and was amazed at how nice it was. The triger is supper responsive.

A lot of people complain that the Epiphany is just and Ion on roids but even if that is true for $200 the Epiphany is a bette deal. The Epif is like $40 more and for that you get the freek, a better reg, and a magnetic triger. These three things esaly add up to more the $40.

I have recenly have had problems with air leaking out the back banjo fitting. I found out it was because I had to much presure going through the marker. I took it to the store and he fixed it and showed me how to fix it. All you do is keep the presure below 280 psi. If you have the same problem that is all it takes so don't worry.
Conclusion: The Epif is like $40 more the Ion and for that you get the freek, a better reg, and a magnetic triger. These three things esaly add up to more the $40. SO GET AN EPIPAHNY.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Friday, August 22nd, 2008 at 2:44 pm PST
 

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