"Shoebox" Shocker, SFT, NXT
numerous other non-spool high ends
gloss red Luxe w/ Halo v35, 68/45
dust black NXT w/ Russian Legion Virtue Board, Freak kit and other various ups
it literally needs nothing else
Ease of maintainence and programming
Stellar customer service
Highest sex appeal of any current marker
High price will turn many off
Ive played paintball for a good while now and have only managed to spend over a grand on a marker once, when i bought my(then new) Dark LCD Angel. Every other time i purchased a newer high end i would wait until a few months after the release and buy it used. This isnt something i could have done with the Luke. They are definately the most exclusive gun on the market due to the fact they are only sold at select places, which you either must call and order it from them or visit thier actual store.
I traveled 2 hours to buy mine, it was well worth the trip. When i first laid my eyes on it, its much more stunning than any pictures on the internet percieve it, its lines are very sleek and the chrome accents add to the beauty. Its also alot smaller than i thought it would be and its very light. even with a full hopper and a full 68/45 it managed to stay balaned and relatively light, making it a very good marker for a front player.
I couldnt just go home with it then and there. It was Saturday and 1 o clock. By the time i got back to my local field there wouldnt be very much paintball left, lucky for me there was a field near buy that was related to the store i bought the gun from. they were gracious enough to let me charge the gun at the field. Other than that the gun was ready to rip right out of the box. On stock settings the gun absolutely ripped and had +/- 5 consistincy for my first 10 shots, which is pretty good for brand spanking new and no break in period. I only played a couple short games then had to get moving on home. The whole drive home was with me already extremely satisfied with my purchase and salivating at the thought of a full day of play on Sunday.
Sunday was the guns first actual full day of play. The gun garnered ALOT of gawking, most of the people there havent even seen one in real life and where more than happy to play with its smooth and flawless trigger pull. After the first few games of it shooting ropes, it started to rain. I should have put it away and grabbed my NXT but i couldnt. I decided it was a good chance to test the guns deterrence to the elements(also knowing in my mind that any damage done would be quickly fixed by the 5 star customer service). The gun help up without a hiccup and the rain stopped. The games finished at 5 but I stayed in the chrono range and shoot nearly half a case watching the ropes go ball on ball. Even now im thinking of next saturday so i can play again. When you play with a Luxe, you dont just shoot paint, you have an experience.
After 8 years(on and off) of playing and having the opportunity of shooting numerous high end markers I cant recommend any other marker above the Luxe. From its gorgeous looks and customer service to its perfect trigger and zero kick operation the gun is worth the price to pay alone, however i havent even mentioned the little things. The gun is a marvel to work on. Thanks to the 5-way joystick and voice menu, programming and switching modes are a breeze. Gone are the days of memorizing lights to change settings and functions(the Luxe has completely made working on my RL Virtue a pain by comparison). The dissassembly is a breeze as well. The "pop top" bolt assembly(power core), magnetic detents and hoseless design ensure easy cleaning and field stripping. The gun is flawless and lives up to the hype. If you have the money to spend then this is what you should get, dont settle for anything else.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 at 8:54 pm PST