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Grizzly77 Thursday, March 18th, 2010
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Product Use:
Only tested1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Lots of hight end markers out there...
Marker Setup: Ego09 with Cure3 and Zick2, Shaft3 barrel-kit, Rotor-loader
Etek2 with Cure2, Freak barrel-kit and rotor loader, raguba trigger.
WGP Karnivor, Kaner Kit, VL XSV loader, Tadao Board
MacDev Clone with Shift BarrelKit, Rotor Loader
Strengths: Maintainance.
Reliability.
Efficiency.
Price(?)
Weaknesses: The normal stuff...Barrel kit needed.
Review: Planet Eclipse released the new Etek in late 2009, the Etek3 LT and AM models.
I tested them out, and this is what I think about the marker:

Straight out of the box, the Etek3 shoot pretty nicely. A little tinkering with the LPR and dwell, and it shot even nicer. In my opinion the Etek3 need a little more work than the previous models, before it is properly shot in?
Still, even the cheaper of the two models didn't let me down. I was a little worried about how the frame and feedneck was going to last the going on speedball field. These things are made out of reinforced nylon if I don't remember wrong. But I was worried for nothing. Both frame and feedneck seems to be pretty robust, and don't crack easily. I actually managed to make some pretty ugly dives, but no problems. Also the eye-covers are made from the same material as the feedneck and frame, but not worried about how they will last =)
The board on the LT-model is pretty much like the ones on the earlier Eteks. You see the settings on the marker by the three leds in the frame. Pretty simple, and doesn't require much learning to be mastered.
One of the biggest changes on the Etek3 model is, that it takes Ego rammers. It comes stock with the Zick kit. But hey, now you can put a Zick2 in the etek. Nice.
You can later on upgrade your Etek3 LT so it is similar to the AM model. With the Etek3 LT upgrade kit you get the metal feedneck, frame and eye covers, and if you're really going to pimp you etek, you can get the Emortal board. The Emortal board don't fit the Etek3 LT, but once you get the upgrade kit, you can get it installed.
Conclusion: Like with the earlier models of the Etek, you won't go wrong with this one either.
Shortly, all you need is there, and the price is pretty good. And if you want more out of your Etek3, you can later on upgrade so it becomes similar to the Etek3 AM.
Lots of bang for the buck!
Why then a 9, not a 10. Well, no marker can reach a 10, because there is always something that could be better. For example, barrel kit, Zick2, Emortal board, and so on. If all these were stock parts, maybe then it would be a 10 ;)
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

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