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outkastmike Friday, October 24th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month24 of 24 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Sft shocker
Nxt shocker
G3
Droid
Marker Setup: Redz peppersticks
DXS 1.1 bottle
Magna hopper
Recommended
Upgrades:
None,its fully loaded from stock
Strengths: lightweight
Small
Good product support
Ease of use
easily removable bolt
Weaknesses: Slightly louder than other spoolvalve guns
Review: Presentation.....
The Geo comes in a very impressive solid hard white and bronze plastic case that locks securely,inside you will find a very well illustrated manual that goes into almost compulsive detail of the marker covering every detail of the Geo's operation this has to be said,it is one of the most detailed manuals i have ever read in the last few years,there is a 7 piece Allen key set,20ml tube of eclipse grease and a very well made barrel sock and also a set of o-rings and detents that should keep you running for a very long time and there is also included a complimentary e-star sticker .

First impressions...
The first impression you get when you take the Geo out of its hard case is of a high quality and superbly well put together paintball gun,the anodising is first class as you would expect coming from planet eclipse and the Geo has smooth lines with chrome Geo jewls on either side and the balance is first rate it also fits nicely into your hands feeling comfortable and solid.They even put sticker tabs on the macro line to let you know who assembled the marker and general safety info.

Bolt assembly.....
The Geo's strengh lies in it's quick dissemble feature,removing the bolt assembly is a breeze simply turn the Prop shaft a few turns anti clockwise and remove the prop shaft and put your finger inside and remove the can and bolt,clean re grease and replace and that's the maintainace done in less than a minute and with only three internal parts there is very little to loose in the rush on gameday.There is also a small adjuster nut on the rear of the prop shaft to allow you to adjust the internal pressure inside the Geo this is a nice feature for all the techy's amongst us who love to fine tune the Geo to it's limit.

Board functions....
Anybody who has used the planet eclipse ego line of markers will know how adjustable there stock boards are and it's no different with the Geo not only does it have the 2008 board defaults for all the current tournaments it also allows you to customise the Geo's settings for your own personal use,and new for 08 is the use of a sound beeper to allow you to hear when it turns on and off again a first class board with no need to buy a aftermarket board,and there is all the usual board parameter settings you know and love from planet eclipse.Dwell,debounce,filter etc.etc.etc. you name it it's there.

Trigger & ASA etc..........
Once again planet have used the trustworthy oops Asa which vents the whole marker and macro line when turned off so no blasts of air when you remove the bolt assembly.
The Geo feels crisp when fired due to the 5 point trigger which uses both magnetic and spring for pull and return just like Ego's before it,there is also the choice of either a optical sensor or micro switch for firing the Geo,yet again have played safe and given the user an option to how they want to fire the Geo.
Also is the impressive Deftec feed neck with lever clamp and soft gell style grips which stick to your hands nicely

Firing..........
Shooting the Geo is good with no discernable kick that the user can feel when firing the Geo,one thing you will pick up on is it has a slightly louder firing signature than other spool valve markers like Luxe's,Droids or the DM range,but is not as loud as a stacked or inline poppet designed marker,and is not really noticable after a few uses of the Geo and is to be honest of no great concern for myself,especially coming from using a droid.
Accuracy is excellent with the 14inch .693 bore shaft 2 piece barrel giving ball on ball groupings at 40 yards and with the 5 point trigger it's very easy to shoot fast continuous streams of paint.


Conclusion: I have to say Planet Eclipse is on to a winner with the Geo,not only is it a great product that offers the user unlimited board adjustiblity its also a accurate marker that comes well packaged with first class product support



Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 6:14 am PST
 

Review Comments
soccman46 Sunday, October 26th, 2008 | 4:19 pm PST
Good review. Anything in particular that made you go with the Geo and not the Ego 9? I'm trying to decide which one to get.
   

outkastmike Monday, October 27th, 2008 | 10:48 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by soccman46
Good review. Anything in particular that made you go with the Geo and not the Ego 9? I'm trying to decide which one to get.

I have always been a fan of spool valve guns since owning a sft shocker in 2003,i had a couple of ego's in the past couple of years but i just prefer spoolers.
   

fishhead Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 | 8:36 am PST
do you know if its a hoseless design?
   

outkastmike Tuesday, October 28th, 2008 | 10:20 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by fishhead
do you know if its a hoseless design?

The Geo uses macroline hoses to transfer the air from the asa to the vert reg ...unless your thinking of the Luxe
   

Avenger5 Monday, November 3rd, 2008 | 3:46 pm PST
Superb review! Best one that i have read in a while.
   

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