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pntballg35 Sunday, September 28th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Only tested
Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
halo..v35 board and rf transmitter
Marker Setup: Planet Eclipse SL8R w/ tadao yakuza
48/45
Halo with rf trasmitter dual 9v conv.
Strengths: Fast
a little lighter than a halo w rip drive
Weaknesses: Clockspring
gear grinding
loud
Review: Ill start off by saying i am a halo guy..my friends talked me into trying a vlocity so i got the xsv vlocity...first impression was it was lighter than a halo..other than that nothing..went to our local field to test it out and was sorely disappointed for 3 main reasons

1. after laying a nice stream of paint once i stopped the motor ground some gears this happened repeatedly

2. this thing is LOUD!

3. no rip drive

i had my setup arms length away before the game and could still here my hopper whining i was at a huge warehouse playing and there were about 14 other people standing around so it wasnt like i was standing in a library and could hear it...

as for the gear grinding...idk what would cause this..i dont like it..i sell airsoft guns at work and all day long tell people if it has a plastic gearbox its junk...guess whats in this vlocity..plastic..i was told not to have the tension up so high..whats the point of having it if you cant use it?..thats like having a v35 board and having to use the lowest setting because the high setting doesent work..

i know halos also have plastic gears in them..but the difference is that off the motor is a rubber belt going to the plastic gears...so you dont have plastic on plastic at the motor...

as for the weight difference..a halo w rip drive is about 3 ounces heavier than the xsv vlocity w/out batteries in either one if you use 2 lithium ion 9v batteries in your halo instead of 2 regular 9v youve just made them weigh about the same...

Conclusion: I am personally going back to halo... if my battery is to die i have rip drive.. vlocity doesent have that.. my halo isnt whining the entire game... theres no weight difference and with the rf board and chip you cant out shoot it... granted buying the rf transmitter equipment makes it more expensive than the xsv vlocity..but a halo w v35 and rip drive is only $108 and tough to out shoot
Rating:
1 out of 10Last edited on Sunday, September 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm PST
 

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