This is not a good gun at all. Just spend a little more and get a spyder.. Spyders are way more reliable. This gun is a waste of money and time. 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):
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.
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
6 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 19th, 2011 at 5:30 am PST
I think you wrote a good review, but your score of 6 and general distaste for the Kaos confuses me. The following are excerpts from your reveiw:
" impressed on how well the marker felt in my hands"
"it was a little heavier but it is not hard to handle"
"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."
"no paint in my barrel from chopping a ball"
"good consistency in my shots."
"I was painting my enemies pretty well."
"So in the end I took out two players with markers that cost twice as much as mine. =D"
I dont understand how you can say "Strengths: Nothing at all". You get a big bang for your buck ($84 makes this the best quality per dollar I've ever seen) with the Kaos and for that it deserves higher than a 6 in my opinion.
I have a Kaos also and I think its an awesome sub 100 gun....the curve that I too have experienced too were all fault of the condition I was playing in.... Which were pretty bad wind gusts...I do suggest a new barrel