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DangerousEnergy Monday, July 12th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month48 of 56 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
-Low end Spyders [but they don't even compare]
-Timpan 98' Custom [Again doesn't compare]
-Low end Pirahnas [Same as the other two]
Marker Setup: -Azodin Kaos
-Standard Dovetail ASA
-Standard Feedneck
-14" Inch Smart Parts Progressive one-piece aluminum Barrel
-20 oz Extreme Rage Tank [Getting a HPA as soon as I have the cash]
-Invert Halo Too Electornic Loader
Strengths: -Looks Great
-Out-Preforms markers in its class
-Easy to clean
-Functions on Co2/HPA
Weaknesses: -Major curve in my shot
-Limited range
-*feedneck [more in the review]
-Limited speed
Review: Well this is my first marker and my first review. Just because I am new to the sport doesn't mean my opinon is going to be that much different then someone with more experience. This is becasue I have high expectations for any product that I buy. With that said here is my review of the Azodin KAOS (2010):

[First Impressions]:

I bought my marker online due to the fact that there is no local pro shop near me in NYC. When it fianlly arrived I opened the box and was impressed on how well the marker felt in my hands. I bought a package deal so it came with the Invert too loader and a 20 oz C02 tank. I attached the tank and was met by about 7 lbs of weight (the tank was not filled). Compared to the electronical markers that weigh in at 2 lbs it was a little heavier but it is not hard to handle. I then attached my hopper.

[Feedneck Review]:

Many people complain about the standard feedneck being a twist and lock, but I personally do not think that it is a major problem with the marker. If given the chance to upgrade to a clamping feedneck i think that I would because it is simpler and less of a hassle. I do not believe that the feedneck is bad, it does what a feedneck is meant to do and will work for most players. If you like a clamping feedneck I would say that it is more of a personal preference rather then a necessity.

[Continued Azodin KAOS Review]:

Well two weeks later I finally got the chance to gas up my tank and put some paint through the KAOS. In my grandparent's backyard I was hitting a variety of trees ranging from 10 yards to around 25 yards with ease, but there was some curve to my shots. Then when i aimed farther down range I noticed a bigger curve to my shots. After putting about half a case through the marker I was glad to find there was no paint in my barrel from chopping a ball. I was using an electronic hopper so that is better.

Two days after my target practice I got a chance to play some real speedball at a summer camp down the road from my grandparent's. The paint being used was decent quality and matched the bore size pretty well. After loading up I shot a few over the crono and was pleased with a good consistency in my shots. There were a few drops and highs but mainly I was getting readings within 10 psi of each other [for a marker that has no reg that is pretty impressive]. Well now there was nothing left but to play. I am not going to give a detailed play by play of what happened in each match but compared to the rental 98' customs I was painting my enemies pretty well. I even had one of the refs ask to take a few shots and he seemed pleased so I guess thats good right? =D

There is one situation that I do want to talk about, and it was me and a rental player vs. three guys [one rental and two Ions]. The place I was at only allows you to move halfway upfield so most of are gunfights were at a semi-moderate range. The ion players seemed to know what they were doing because I was pinned down pretty well. If it wasnt for my teammate causing a distraction I wouldnt be writing about this, but he did and one of the players aimed at him. I was able to poke up and get a nice torso shot on one of the ion players. I guess that my team mate took out the other rental guy before being taken out himself because the people watching were chanting "One on one" One on one!" . So there was a little more pressure now. I poked up out of my bunker and shot at back left bunker where I knew my enemy was located. It was then that I noticed the curve in my shot that I saw before. It was so bad that I had to adjust my aim with the curve instead of shooting straight at him. So rather then sit tight I was forced to move up the field. I guess he didnt see me because when I poked up it suprised him. Even though he was shooting near me with the speed of a electronic marker I was able to make my few shots count and hit him twice in the mask. So in the end I took out two players with markers that cost twice as much as mine. =D

After a good day of playing I went home very pleased with the overall performance of my marker.

At home I desided to clean the KAOS and was pleasantly surprised with the little mateince needed. All I had to do was lube the bolt, and run a squeegee through the barrel... thats it!

[Recomended Upgrades]:

I think that the player who wants to get more of a competitive edge should look into the folowing items/ Upgrades:

-High Pressure Air Tank
-Longer Barrel
-Electronic Hopper

On more of a personal preference:

-a clamping feedneck [but again the standard one will do its job]
-On/Off ASA [I havent run HPA through my marker so I do not know if this is needed... yet]

Wait There is More:

(7/20/2010)
Yesterday me and my friend went to the field again and I was able to put another case through my marker. At the chronograph again I was shooting within 10 psi so still not to bad for a marker with no reg. I did purchase a new barrel and saw a major increase in range and the curve of my shot was all but gone (at only 240 psi). On the field I was shooting maybe at 8 balls per second. I am not sure wither this is machine or human fault because I've read that other people have shot faster, but for me I wasn't getting that speed I wanted. To make up for speed I made my shots count. Out of about 6 games I played, I tagged about 9 people and got tagged out once. I was playing with walk ons but some had their own markers valuing much higher then mine. Even still I was able to take out most of the experienced palyers.

Again clean up was a breeze and no problems at all.

**NOTE**(7/26/2010)
Today I did buy a clamping feedneck and a HPA tank for the KAOS. I have to wait for them to arrive in the mail before i can test them out. Cant wait for them to arrive!!!

IMPORTANT (7/30/10)
Today my HPA tank arrived. It was a Ninja Air 3000psi 48cu. within half an hour of having screwed in the tank it got stuck. I have to now send in the asa and the tank with the reg back on the same day. I talked with the a tech and they said it is normally the marker maker's fault. So now its gonna cost an other $20 bucks. Also I got a clamping feedneck too. At least that works. -_-

Update (8/2/10)
Well today I called Tech-support and well it wasn't easy. If you don't reach a tech go to the sales exstention and tell them your problem. I was told that the tech was sick so that might be why it wasn't that smooth but when I talked to the sale guy he told me that they were probably going to send me the parts. I don't know if its free or not, but at the very least he was very helpful. =D

(8/5/10)
They are free and I don't have to send the asa in. Talk about awesome. I mean they are gaining half a point now for Service. Also I was told that they would have done it without a warranty.

ONTO THE CONCLUSION!!!!!
Conclusion: *One thing that might turn you off is the noise this marker makes. I was shooting some trees in my Grandparents yard and their neighbor came over to see what was making all that noise. So it is loud but honestly I wouldn't say thats a weakness. =D

Grading:
8/10 (Stock and customer service)
9/10 (Upgrades)


This marker is a good $100 dollar stock marker but if you want to get more of an edge on your opponents, and make a good marker great you should look into the upgrades given above.

I would Highly Recommend this marker to any new player due to its easy mataninece and simplicity.
Compared to all the markers I have seen and used the Stock Azodin KAOS is a 8 stock, but with upgrades you have a real winner at a 9
[Nothing is perfect] =D
Rating:
8 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, August 5th, 2010 at 8:07 pm PST
 

Review Comments
keller950 Saturday, January 8th, 2011 | 7:55 pm PST
the marker only weighs 2.1 pounds
   

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