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okitoki Monday, May 17th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
1 year7 of 7 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Planet Eclipse Etek
Planet Eclipse Geo
Planet Eclipse Ego8
Dye DM7
MacDev Droid
Dye NT
Marker Setup: Dye NT
Dye Ironmen DM9
Empire Prophecy Loader
Ninja Regulator
GA Myth V1 with HP Spring
Luxfer fiber wrap bottle

Recommended
Upgrades:
Nothing really out of the box.
For personal preference:
Trigger, Billy Wing Bolt and OLED board :D
Strengths: Smooooooth shooter... really!
Weaknesses: Can be scary to service for first time owners.
Review: I first tried my tech's DM9, and it started my love affair with all DMs. :)

I first purchased a DM7 as a trial, before trading in for an Ironmen DM9.

The DM9 comes in a nice soft case which is nice to hold all your small bits and pieces which is nice (Or you can actually use it to carry 2 markers in one poach... real compact)

The DM shot extremely smooth, but depending on how you tune it, it can even be even smoother.

Air Efficientcy is ok for a spooly... better than a shocker, but not as good as a NT or Droid. I get about 6 pods and a Hopper out of a 68/45 hot filled to around 4200psi (But its not tune for efficientcy)

The trigger was abit of a hit and miss for some people. I bought a reach trigger (stock for DM9) for my DM7, and dont seem to be able to set it the way I like it. Tried the Critical trigger with magnet returns had good results... but the Ironmen trigger is the one I really like right now. However, beside the personal preference of the trigger, I find the bearing of the stock trigger to be a little wobbly, and the spring return just did not feel right. However some people would just remove the spring, and it would rip :)

The UL frame fit my hand extremely well, the contour of it just mold nicely into my palm, and I dont feel like I need to stretch my fingers too much. Trigger guard is big enough for me to 3 finger the trigger. But may be a problem for people with bigger fingers (Mine are short and chubby)

The Hyper3 is a great regulator. Have no issues with consistency. I like how small it is and the rubber grip that I can hold so easily for quick snap shooting. Its a little bit more difficult to take it apart compare to an Eclipse regulator, as you will need to take the macro line off and slide the rubber sleeve off.

Eye pipe systems works great... keep eyes clean most of the time. easy to take out and clean. however, it is a breakable item, and once scratched or cracked around the eye areas, you will need to buy a new one which can be expensive

Board is basic. its LED... unless you have issues with counting blinking lights, its a great board... But I have been spoilt by Elipse boards, so I do miss having a display for easy lazy programming :)

Now the best part of the DM may also be considered the curse of it.
With the design of the fuse bolt, and the ability to tune the LPR, it can make the DM (all series) to shoot incredibly smooth and quiet... and the setting of each DM is different from one marker to another... if you know what you are doing, then great, but if you dont know how to maintain and tune a DM, a lot of new users will find their DMs are not shooting smoothly, kicks alot, or doesnt shoot at all.

Maintanence and tuning for the DM is not hard at all... there are plenty of forums that discuss how to service and tune any DM. take your time and read a few... go to YouTube for some videos as well too... it will help alot.
Conclusion: I fully recommend getting a DM9, or any other DMs (6-10)... I love the way it feels, and way it fits in my hand, and how quiet it shoots.

I would like to give it a 10, but air is not the best of the spoolies, and the eye pipe system works well, but can be expensive to replace compared to other detents system like the Ego.
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 1:34 am PST
 

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