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Flip-side Friday, July 4th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month15 of 17 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Pretty much every blow-back marker imaginable. The most comparable markers out right now are the Proto SLG and the Spyder VS series due to their similar low pressure nature.
Marker Setup: Mokal Aura
Vlocity Jr. (w/ Lucky Blitz chip)
PMI Pure Energy 4500psi 88ci
Evil Driver Barrel
Hell Survivor's Fireball (Inferno) Paint
Recommended
Upgrades:
Definitely a barrel kit, or at least nice 1 piece barrel. The stock barrel is decent to start with, but I can visibly see tooling marks and blemishes on the inside surface. Any barrel kit will be worlds better but a single CP, lapco, J&J, or evil barrel would be fine.

This marker has auto-cocker threads, meaning it is stupid easy to get barrels for it. Many new markers have moved to this type of thread. Your local store should have loads of used auto-cocker barrels for cheap.
Strengths: Ease of use
Includes Upgrades (Feedneck/ASA)
Reliability
Auto-cocker barrel threads
Fast
Weaknesses: No barrel bag
can't change the regulator
ASA O-Ring can break
No debounce
Review: If you have ever used a Mokal marker before, you know that they have their act together. Their blow-back markers are always top notch and they were making low pressure guns ages ago, before everyone jumped on the bandwagon.

I was skeptical taking it out of the box when I noticed an empty cut-out in the foam, and no barrel bag included. Oh well, Mokal is more for quality over quantity anyways. The build quality and milling are top notch for a gun in this price range, smooth and tight fitting. Nothing feels weak or as if it will break off in your hands like most low ends do. No sharp edges, just smooth and silky.

The clamping feed-neck is awesome. I didn't even need to sand my Vlocity down to fit in. The ASA is very small, light and can vent for easy bottle removal. Make sure to turn the ASA past the point when it purges at least 1 full rotation or you may pinch and tear the o-ring in the ASA making it leak. I am not pleased with this since they do not include a replacement with the gun. I always have a kit with me so I was fine, but otherwise you are out of luck if it breaks. The barrel has visible tooling marks on the inside. Get a new one when you can. I used an Evil Driver barrel and it shot fantastic with inferno grade paint (Fireball used at Hellsurvivors).

Setting it up was so easy, my 7 year old could do it. I took it out of the box, attached my hopper and tank, and chronoed. A simple allen screw adjustment and then I was set at 275-285 FPS. For a new reg before break-in +-5 is fantastic. Next I set it to 25BPS ramp and I have to say, the thing shoots perfect strings faster than any sear tripper I've used before. Kick is barely noticeable, comparable to my Impulse. Efficiency is better than my old Omen and E-Spyders, I felt like I never needed to fill my tank. The trigger is magnetic and only has a travel adjustment, but It is a good shape and comfortable to walk. Don't set it too short or you will get trigger bounce, and the board does not have a debounce setting.
Conclusion: I love this marker. It did not chop once even after shooting 2 full cases of fresh inferno grade paint. After chrono, I did not have to touch it all day until I unscrewed the on/off knob and broke the ASA o-ring. A fast hopper is a must if you want to draw out its full potential. I suggest a new barrel or kit, as well as a HPA tank. Check out the new Low Pressure Spyders and most definately the Proto SLG which are also great low-ends.
8 out of 10 due to the ASA and lack of spare o-rings, and lack of trigger debounce. Still an excellent marker that should be looked at for such a low price.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 at 5:23 am PST
 

Review Comments
Froz3n Thursday, April 9th, 2009 | 12:51 pm PST
Very well written review. Spelling and grammar were correct.
   

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