Liquid Blue Angry Tadao'd Dark Angel G7 Fly with Orbium3, DEZ custom bolt, CP mini on-off, Nylon hammer, magna sync chip, Empire magna, CP 68/45
A1, CP mini on/off, Magno internals, Orbium3, 440 Torque, CP 68/45
No upgrades are totally necessary, but a set of gauges to set the pressure, 3-piece eye covers, a new barrel kit, and (above all) the Magno internal set are sweet additions. The stock board is so good that the Virtue is a downgrade. This review is with the new Magno internals installed.
Smoothest poppet made
Consistent (great accuracy)
Nothing worth mentioning.
When I got this marker, I can say that I was amazed at it's out-of-the-box performance. The milling was smooth, the anno was beautiful, and it was shooting ropes without me touching any pressures. With less than a month of break in time, I took this marker to the PSP Phoenix Open and took third place in our section. I was cleaning out my lane with incredible speed and shooting out the snake without breaking a sweat. Keep in mind that the marker was totally stock other than the barrel at the time.
When I got the new Magno kit, all of this only improved. With the new kit, kick was gone, noise was signifigantly down, efficiency was up in the case-per-fill range, not to mention how gentle on paint it became. With the increase in cycle speed my A1 became much more responsive than normal. With the kick gone, my A1 became as smooth as a spooler and almost as quiet. The lack of kick, smoother cycle, and increase in consistency made my A1 a tack driver, literally the most accurate marker i've seen, and far and away the best poppet i've ever used.
Even without spending a single dollar in upgrades spent on it, the A1 will be a totally solid performer. Awesome accuracy, great feel, incredible stock board, and awesome options for improvement with the new Magno internals make this an incredible buy, especially for the price.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, July 19th, 2008 at 11:01 am PST