Planet Eclipse's EGO is an electro-pnuematic marker that uses a rammer to pull the bolt forward and hit a pin on the low pressure regulator (LPR) to release a burst of air propelling the paintball out the barrell and resetting the bolt to the ready to fire position. Markers that operate in a similar fashion are the Alien Independence, the Evil Pimp, the Etek EGO, Bob Long Intimidator, and the MacDev Cyborg.
08 EGO with Smart Parts Freak back/All American front and no other upgrades. I use a 70 ci 4500 psi Crossfire tank and V35 Halo hopper.
Strange Shocker NXT with NDZ trigger, Virtue board, SP clamping feedneck, Hybrid bolt guide, Hybrid ASA adapter, Hybrid grips, and Custom Products On/Off ASA with purge.
This gone comes flawless out of it's sleek looking hard-shell case, but if I had to suggest one upgrade it would be to a barrell kit with different size bores. I recommend the Smart Parts Freak barrell system but would suggest getting an All American front simply because I think it is more accurate and has better aestetics.
Lightweight (1.99 lbs!), super fast (30+ bps), reliable, consistent, accurate, proven operating platform.
Noise, slight kick (it's only so noticeable b/c marker is so light!)
At first I was very impressed with the stellar box the EGO8 came in. Mine came in charcoal with fern green accents and it was beautiful. Planet Eclipse included everything that you would need to start out with this marker (oil, allen key set, spare o-rings/screws, barrell condom, two-piece .693 barrell, and a very thorough easy to use manual).
Now for the performance: Out of the box, my EGO fired 288, 286, 289, 286, 284, and 289 over the chrono. Not wanting to test my luck I took it out on the field to play. Right out of the gate this marker was ripping strings of paint accurately up to 16/17 bps in semi-auto.
(A LITTLE SIDE NOTE: The gun's electronics come with a feature that you can display your maximum rate of fire, average ROF, total shots fired and even a game timer!)
As the devil inside me came out set the EGO on ramping and was able to achieve 31 bps!
Throughout the day the marker never let me down. I was accurately laying paint down on my opponents with the stock .693 barrell and snap-shooting with the greatest of ease. I played a full 7 hours that day and my setup never left my arm feeling fatigued or strained. I even let a few of my friends play with it to see if it could handle their abuse and Planet Eclipse did not dissappoint.
If your pockets are deep enough and you are planning on making a serious commitment to playing paintball, then look no further than the EGO8. It has what every serious player (tournament or recreational) wants. This marker is fast, light, reliable, and accurate. It is a must have for any serious 'baller. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to take their game and their gear to the next level.