Relatively good rate of fire at full auto, durable, easy cleaning/ feild stripping
Chopping, expensive to uprade
i have heard the horror stories, cyclone failing chops every fifth ball, pretty much all i would say is buy all the techT upgrades for the cyclone and keep the velocity around 280-310 and shouldn't have a prob. i have only ever seen one X7 cyclone fail, out of the 8 to 10 guys that are local that use them in our feild ,and it was bought on launch day.
no real complaints,have used better guns, but this one aint terrible .would not reccomend it for speedball, cyclone sticks out like a sore thumb. awsome for bushball. definently uprgade barrlel. For newbs, maybe start with something cheaper, 98c or an A-5, if ya got the cash though go nuts and get the X7.