I was having issues with my Bob Long and started reading up on different closed bolt guns. Stumbled across the mini, and just from other peoples reviews had a good feeling about it. So went on a hunch and ordered it.
Turns out the gun is simply sick, right out of the box ready to go, shoots fast its light as hell and has no issue with shooting ropes. A new barrel would be a smart investment, but not necessary. With my set up it was using about 400Psi per hopper. Went through about 750 paintballs with 2000psi. As far as i can tell the gun is more than worth its price.
I RECOMMEND IT!
If you are looking for a fairly cheap, fairly fast, and reliable marker I'd say get the mini, you wont be disappointed.