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2.0 Wednesday, May 14th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder VS1 and VS2
Marker Setup: 12in Quiet Riot barrel
Richochet AK hopper
12oz CO2 Tank


Recommended
Upgrades:
HPA
Regulator
T-board with lcd
Loose the drop, get a rail, macroline and an on/off asa
Strengths: Sturdy
Fast 20bps semi-auto
Cheap
LCD
Low battery consumption
Upgradeable
Eyes
Weaknesses: Heavy
Stock board only has semi-auto.
Trigger stinks
Review: Let's get this straight, the marker's a tank. It's very sturdy, solid and can take a beating. Being a spyder clone, it works the same as a VS1 and there's many opgrades for this marker.

Like:
It's fast, with a stock cap of 20bps, if you can click that fast the marker will deliver. Any spyder upgrade will work with this, so there's plenty of options to get it better and better. It's consistent, the reg on the drop is good even with CO2, and the stock barrel isn't too bad with the Diablo paints. It's comfortable to carry, easy to handle, the anodizing is very good and the milling on the parts is very nice to look at, very distinctive. No logos or letters on it, it will keep people guessing what kind of marker you have, which is sort of intimidating for most non-pros. At your standard competition 13bps, it can keep up with PMRs, SLGs, VS2s and other mid-range electros.

Then you have the standard goodies, the delrin bolt, the volumizer, the gas through expansion chamber, a cupseal that doesn't require a guide, the screw feedneck that doesn't require and elbow, the 9.6V rechargeable battery, the easy to manage options and everything is shown on the LCD. When NIB, you will get 2 extra main springs of different force, some o-rings, the battery and charger, a barrel plug, an allen wrench for the reg and the manual.

Worked like a charm in the woods as well as in the speed court, no complaints there. It shot when wet and full of muck as well.

The quick disconnect pin, though standard nowadays, i cannot say enough how it makes thins so much easier.

Don't like:
It's a heavy beast. I don't mind the weight, but it is heavier than the wrath or the slayer so some people might not like that. I don't like the trigger, has too much play to it, and it depends on the board switch to come back and the switch isn't very strong, so getting the hang of it is tricky. I suggest a new trigger. The grips also stink, they're just plastic. Get new grips or a good pair of gloves.


UPDATE: solved the trigger issue, no need to replace it. The trigger's back and forth can be fully djusted with an allen wrench, but the sideways play it has is a bit different. I cut out two plastic rings about 7mm in diameter off a yogurt cup plastic lid with scissors, drilled a 3mm hole in the center and made a small cut from the side to the middle. These i slid on both sides of the trigger to wrap around the pin that trigger is hinged on for a snug fit and problem solved, no more sideways rocking. It is important to get the right thickness of plastic, so try a few, it has to be about .6mm thick.

Went through 3 cases of paint and so far so good no need to reset or replace, so if you do it right, you should be good for a while. And even if it breaks, it's as easy as looking for some plastic and doing it again.

Conclusion: It's a great entry level marker and for the price it's a sweet deal. I would recommend this marker to anybody starting to look at speedball.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, October 12th, 2008 at 8:45 am PST
 

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