spyder imagine : basically the difference is the price everything else is almost an exact match Tippman 98 Custom : this gun could be better then the paradox but that depends on on how well you maintain your gun
Paradox : viewloader 12 volt hopper, 14 in. barrel, 14 oz. co2 tank
barrel, and hopper
this gun can ultimate on the field with the right accessories and proper cleaning
the hose that connects the co2 tank to the gun can leak very easily
this gun has helped me in many situations, 1 time my opponent had some how snook up behind my team ( this is in the woods field ) and he took out my captain and was able to knock him out before he could shoot me out because his gun cut up a paintball and wasn't shooting now that i took there captain out the rest was a breeze. So yes this gun is quite a good friend in most times.
in all of my paintball experience i have found that this gun is very well priced for the what it is capable of. Of course there are guns that are 10 times better then this but so is the price. If you are looking for a low priced gun thats worth it, the paradox should be a perfect fit