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meMYSELFnI Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month17 of 17 people found this review helpful.

More than 5 years
Products Used:
Marker Setup: Rev-i
68/45 hp assult reg
Strengths: Impressive Board
Rear Gauge
Barrel Kit

Weaknesses: Have to use long Allen wrench to remove bolt.
Dent, dent spring size (small)
Review: I've only had it for about a month so I haven't had a chance to put it through every situation, but from opening the box, I was excited. Included was 3 very large stickers with DP emblem. Which was cool but they're so large I don't know what to put them on. :( Although, I did put one on the side of my brothers boat. :)

The Marker comes in it's own custom leather case with a place for everything to fit securely. It's got a gloss finish that is flawless, and the anodizing looks like it's heavy. No milling or machine marks on it at all. Looks like a very durable finish.

Case Includes:

Barrel Condom
DP-40 Lube
DP's mini Ball Hex Allen Wrench Set (Standard) All the Allen Wrenches you need for the marker.
O-rings for the bolt and back cap
Full Color Manual with pictures for maintenance, disassembly, and programming board.
Key chain
Metal Insert in case you don't want the clear window
2 Larger Allen Wrenches. 1 for taking out the bolt, 1 for removing rear screw that holds frame
14" and 16" Fronts
.685, .689, and .693 Barrel Backs

I've been using my Threshold for about a year and a half. The Rev-i shot the same at first. Once I did the Auto Tune function on the board it shot like a Threshold on steroids. It went from feeling like the marker was using force to shoot the balls to speed to feeling like the marker was barely trying and effortlessly throwing the paintballs to speed. The Auto Tune made it feel SO much smoother and it took only a couple minutes to do. It made it feel like I thought the Rev-I should feel in my minds eye before I got it.

The weight, size, and balance really impressed me. It's feels light, but solid. Not cramped at all and is probably one of the most comfortable markers that I've held.
The milling design on the reg and body make for a very natural feel for my forehand. Plenty of space for walking the trigger even if you're the type that uses 3 fingers like my friend. The reversible trigger was a great touch and makes we wonder why it hasn't been thought of before.

The trigger has 3 screws that adjust the settings. One for the travel before it trips the micro switch, one for after it trips the micro switch, and then a screw for to adjust the strength for the magnetic return. I haven't messed to much with it since it's felt great out of box. Makes me believe they test and tune them before they are shipped out.
It's also got very, very, little side to side play. Not really even noticeable.

The RAPS (rapid air pressurizing system) ASA has a better lever design than what I've seen before. The finish makes it super smooth to open and close and the lever has a similar design like what is on the G3. The difference is where it pivots on the delrin on the internal pin. The lever has a more distinct flat for when it's fully engaged. Once you start to lift the lever, about 3/4" off the RAPS body, it'll just flip open. The original design was great, but this one is refined. I've heard of the gauge on Myth air regs hitting the lever, but since I use the guerrilla assault reg so no problem here.

The board is amazing. APE did a great job on it and you really have to play with the thing to really appreciate the versatility. 6 profiles that you can store custom settings, a main menu that you can customize. You can reprogram what PSP, NXL, etc.. to comply with the organization's rule changes. Custom and preset breakout modes.. Tourney lock.. The list goes on. You would have to check out the manual on to semi appreciate the board and shoot the marker to fully appreciate the board. I seriously doubt that there will be an aftermarket board for this marker since any company would have to pull something out of their hat, to one up this board!
They only thing that it didn't have is the ability to refine the dwell. You can only program in 1ms increments which isn't a big deal. You can however refine the shots per second in 0.1 increments, so you can set it to 13.3bps.

Some of the other DP markers have had bounce issues. The board is versatile enough to have bounce if your settings are off, but I haven't experienced any. I believe the adjustability of how the trigger moves, the 2 in 1 trigger design, and the board, would customize to anyone's shooting style.

Mine has been getting approx 1500-1600 on my 68/45 shooting 280fps. I haven't refined the settings so you might be able to squeeze a bit more out of it, but I don't think much. It just really depends on how you set up the marker.

It also comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Conclusion: The Rev-I is $850 and I think it's a great price. The case, board, barrel kit, allen wrenches, and the quality of the marker.. Any other company would have set the price well over a grand!!

2 things I would change.
I would like to see and would improve the design to make it a tool less stripping design.
The spring dents work great, but I would like to see a design that would be less likely to loose.

Nothing is perfect, but this marker is close. That's why I rated it 9/10

Overall, I am extremely impressed with the complete package!
Highly recommend buying one.
9 out of 10Last edited on Friday, May 22nd, 2009 at 6:58 pm PST

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