Smoooooth, light, small, super consistent, accurate, travel bag, new trigger, new ball detents, new board
Price maybe? but you get what youre paying for
The first impression I had was with the new gun case that comes with the gun, it takes little space in your gearbag and protects your $1350 investment, manuals, barrels, parts kit, grease, barrel condom, just everything you may need.
This marker is light very light, Dye took the front on/off that some DM8 users were complaining about, made the body shorter and the body has a nice carved and well balanced. The board has some new options, doesnt need any upgrade, shoots great in Semi (take the spring of the trigger) and Ramping modes. A really cool feature its the new trigger, you can adjust it in many ways, first set tghe activation point and trigger stop and then you can adjust it all the way to the front or to the back of the frame, my guess is that this simple feature will be copied in the near future in all the markers.
Once gassed I first heard it too LOUD compared to the previous DM8, well the LPR was not set right so after a few quick turns it shoot as quiet or quieter than the antecessor. No kick at all and very consistant over the chrono.
The air efficiency is a little better than the DM8, 6 pods and a hopper at 3000 psi.
The new ball detents are very easy to clean and changed if needed, great they got rid of the magnetic ball detents.
Its a great marker, you really get what you pay for and have a great support from the factory.