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nmerc001 Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months
3 years
Products Used:
Spyder Imagine Select. Compared to the DM7, my old Spyder (1st paintball gun) doesn't even compare in terms of performance, speed, weight. It would be like comparing a Honda Civic to a Ferrari or something.
Marker Setup: Dye DM7
Vlocity Jr. Dynasty with Virtue Chip
CP Continuous Flow Plug
Critical Raze Magnetic Trigger
Dye Throttle Nitro Air System (68ci/4500psi)
Tadao Yakuza OLED Board
Dye Ultralite 2-piece barrel (.688 and .695)

Out of the upgrades that I have purchased for my marker, I recommend the CP Continuous Plug, Critical Raze Magnetic Trigger and a very fast hopper to keep up with the gun.
Strengths: Weight, speed, looks, and low profile.
Weaknesses: Air leaks and maintenance.
Review: Overall: This is an outstanding marker. I find there is a bit of a learning curve of troubleshooting leaks and taking apart the gun and re-assembling it without risking breaking it! I learned this the hard way when I first received the gun via eBay and it started to leak as soon as I put in my air tank. I got really frustrated with taking the gun apart and pin-pointing the source of the leak. I even brought it to my local paintball shop in where they disassembled and reassembled the gun 3X and could not figure out what was going on. I believe there are even shops out there that charges to have the pb tech's to look at your gun due to the complexity of the marker.

Recommendation: I strongly recommend you join since I believe that is a great resource in "how-to's", which assisted me greatly in learning about the "mechanics" of the gun and troubleshooting any sneaky leaks! It is also necessary to ensure that none of your well lubricated o-rings are damaged in anyway or you will be in a world of hell when you go to the field and the DM7 starts to leak! One of the first "upgrades" that any player needs to consider before purchasing this gun is a very fast hopper to keep up with the gun.
Conclusion: I found that you may have a love/hate relationship with this marker. When the marker isn't leaking air or have no significant issues, this gun can keep up with any professional level markers out there. These are one of the few instances in where reading the instructions is a MUST; it could save hours of frustration if something goes wrong.
9 out of 10Last edited on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 at 6:29 am PST

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