Azodin Blitz (Green/Silver)
Empire Reloader B
Pure Energy 48/3000
-Hard on Paint
Well, I have had this marker for about 6 months now. I have shot at least 7 cases through it by now.
One of the first things I noticed when I first held it was how light it was. I don't have an actual number, but I'm going to guess it is somewhere in the low 2 pound range.
It is significantly lighter than every blowback marker I have ever seen.
The Azodin Blitz is possibly the best feeling markers in the sub-$200 range. Others have much thicker grip frames or annoyingly sharp milling that makes it difficult to hold. However, this is not the case here. The trigger pull is very smooth all the way through. The ability to adjust the strength of the magnet is very helpful.
This marker is fast. There isn't that much else to say. This is partly due to a nice trigger. I have walked it at 17 bps (Used Chronograph to measure) and it shot very well at that high rate of fire.
The efficiency of the Azodin Blitz is much better than other blowbacks on the market. I can get 4 1/2 pods off of my 48/3k steely tank. With a full 68/45 fill, my friend has gotten 8 pods, or almost twice as much. I played at a scenario game and only had to fill up twice the entire day.
However, this marker has some drawbacks. Because it is efficient, it uses a smaller volume of air at a higher pressure to fire a ball. This causes it to be slightly louder than many markers.
The stock spring on the Blitz is fairly stiff. It can be a little rough on paint in certain conditions. However, this can easily be fixed by using quality paint. Even with bad paint, chops/breaks are infrequent. I usually have 2 or 3 breaks per case which is not bad at all.
Overall I really like the Azodin Blitz. The strengths greatly outweigh the faults. It is a great deal for $170. If you want further colors, pay $25 extra and www.darkstarpaintball.com will anodize it in one of several color choices on their website.
Buy it. Great marker for the price. Might as well just give it a 10 because its weaknesses are found on almost any other blowback marker.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, June 6th, 2010 at 8:28 am PST