The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
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Similar Products Used:
Dye Dm7, Dm8, Dm9, Dye NT
Dangerous Power G3 (Only because it too is a dump valve spool), Rev-i
1/25 Coffee/Red Vicious Geo
68/4500 Crossfire HP
Dye Ultralite or .689 Stiffi
Dye Rotor w/ Virtue Crown and board or Empire Prophecy with Speed feed and LTD kit
Geo Soft Touch (GST) Kit
Board (more settings)
Laser Eyes (just because your cool like that)
Planet Eclipse Tooless feedneck knob
Barrel (I'll get to that later...)
-Efficient (on a good day)
Well, I've been paintballing for a little more than 2 years now in Ontario, Canada. My first gun was a Shocker NXT which brought me into the love for spool valves. Unfortunately, for the time I wanted a better gun, PE only had the Ego line, so I purchased an Ego8. My magnificent love for PE had begun with that marker and brought me into a whole new range of markers. With the release of the Geo - PE's first spool valve marker - I found myself staring at the incredible gun with only one thought in my mine: I'VE GOT TO GET THAT GUN.
As soon as you open that blue box up you realize how high quality markers these are (already having this experience from the Ego8). Once the box is open, you notice a beautiful white case that has a distinct shape, one that Apple computers would've come up with. Once the white case is open, you notice how organized everything is, barrels on the top (manuals underneath, and too my surprise an Emmortals DVD), the lube and allen keys on the side, and finally the gun in the center.
Once the gun is in your hands, you notice how much room you are given between the trigger and the trigger guard, and the room between the trigger guard and the regulator. I love this feature and I'm sure that many other players will like this feature as well, especially those with the large sausage fingers.
Inside this puppy is a simple engine only consisting of 3 parts: the prop shaft, can and the bolt. The bolt - only moving part in the gun, besides the regulator and small parts in the solenoid (thanks again PE for the exaggeration) - is, to my surprise, 18 grams. It seems that such a high quality bolt has some weight to it, as Techt paintball and various other companies have created bolts of equal size with less weight has caused the gun to not shoot as fast as it could, or efficient however the dwell can operate at 8.0 MS which is very impressive.
The rest of the gun consists of the board (the brains) the regulator (which is still as simple as the Ego8), and the solenoid. That's right, there are no hoses in the gun. The air goes directly from the tank to the regulator to the solenoid and finally the engine. Very simple.
I have heard many problems with efficiency but remember, if your running at 50ci your not going to have the efficiency of a 88ci. For an average tank (68) PE claims 1500 shots. I believe that is fair considering I can probably get a little more and others get a little less. Now remember, this is a SPOOL valve gun, everything comes into consideration. The temperature to the type of lube your using will effect your efficiency. For the most part, I am impressed, and with a 45 fill, your not going to have to worry about filling it up anytime soon. And for those more "handicapped" players, not it is not a Vice so don't expect the gun to never run out of air.
Very impressive. Never has a gun (to my knowledge) controlled so many tasks with this valve. The solenoid cuts off any air that wants to add onto the shot, making the gun very, very consistent. It also is easy to clean which i like :)
How the thing shoots:
Well, like the Dye NT its audible. My team is all rolling Macdev Spool valve guns making me the only one on the field shot a hand cannon. But whose to speak? I can say my gun won't scratch my mask when I switch hands and my gun makes a cool noise when I turn it on :P. The gun does have some kick to it, as like the Ego did to poppits. The Geo to spool is the exact as Ego to poppit. Not the quietest, not the most efficient and not the smoothest. But hell, these guns are quality and will not go down on you.
Now who is laughing? The gun is not quieter, has less kick and more efficiency. With this upgrade, the gun changes the way it shoots, to the way you would expect it to shot but at a cost: raise your dwell by 2.0 MS and the bloody thing costs $80 or so.
Now with my knowledge (which I hope is good enough to write a gun review) I believe the Geo is the best spool you can buy with your money. Parts are available, very simple and easy to use. If you were to ask me, Geo is hands down the best on the market. However, I'm rating the gun a 9, as it has room for improvement, but no gun should be rated a perfect 10, because if there was a perfect 10 on the market, EVERYONE WOULD SHOOT THE GUN.
Dispute: The GST kit indeed does make the marker quieter, in response to your statement. The kit slows the bolt movement down, and allows for lower dwell settings. Kick is partially dependent on the GST and the VVC as well. You need to know more before you tell people what the kit does and doesn't do. As far as kick, most have NONE at all. They are noticeably quiet, about the same as a DM/PM. They are considerably efficient, averaging 1400-1600 off of a 68/45. It's also ridiculously smooth once broken in. Break in period is 5-10 cases fyi.