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PaintballerX Monday, July 28th, 2003
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Less than a month5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

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I've owned nearly every Angel ever produced, and this is the cream of the crop. The milling and annodizing is top notch, the warranty is superb, and the performance is impeccable. If you're looking to buy a custom Angel and see one of these for sale, snatch it up quickly. These are one of the rarest markers around.
Marker Setup: I use many markers, but for the purpose of this review I will only post what the setup for my Element Angel is:

-2002 Fire Element Angel LCD with Sunrise milling (owned by Lasoya)
-.688 JT Avalanche series barrel with 12" and 14" front
-Shocktech valve assembly
-Shocktech Supafly bolt
-Eclipse rubber ball detent
-Lasoya trigger

Picture here:
As it is an Angel and comes with a lot of great stuff from Warped Sportz already, go with what feels good to you. If you'd like, you could purchase a set of DYE Sticky grips, a snatch grip, or a drop forward; but, again, it's up to you. It comes with a good bolt stock, but I found that the Shocktech Supafly really had a perfect breach fit and allowed for great air flow.

If you like, you could purchase an ACE system from Warped Sportz for around $250, but to be honest, if you have a fast enough loader you'll never chop anyways.

Make absolutely sure that you use a fast loader (Evolution2 or HALO B, as they are the only ones fast enough to keep up with this marker) and a good HPA system.
Strengths: Looks great, incredibly fast, lifetime warranty, reliable---it's an Angel, need I say more?
Weaknesses: The price is extremely high, but well worth it if you can find one.
Review: I've always loved Angels; they're some of the fastest, best looking, and most reliable markers on the planet. The only problem I had is that all of my Angels were rather plain, seeing as how most of them had stock bodies. This was the sole reason I even began looking at the Element Angels. Boy, am I glad I did.

Allow me to preface this by saying that I did buy the marker used (but not abused), so I did not pay the full $1700 or so that a new one would cost. But, it's no doubt well worth the price, even with the resale value of LCDs at rock bottom nowadays. I own an Element with the Sunrise milling, arguably the most intricate milling WS ever produced. So not only is this an incredible marker, but it's also one of the best looking on the planet.

The main reason that I enjoy using Angels so much, and this one is no exception, is that they have a soft, bouncy trigger that is very easy to walk once you get used to it. I also like the fact that the bolt is completely concealed from dirt, dust, rain, etc., which also aids in keeping the marker slightly quieter than many other electros. Low kick, reliability, durability---all of these things are what make an Angel...well, an Angel. True, there are other markers out there for less that are comparable in performance. But the Angel is like the Rolls Royce of paintball, and well worth the sometimes high price new.

However, my love of Angels is just that---my love. Others dislike Angels intensely for whatever reason. So, before buying this or any other Angel, be sure to MAKE sure that Angels are the marker for you.

Conclusion: Extremely fast, quiet, low kick, reliable, durable, a great warranty---does it get any better than this? I hope that my review helped someone out there choose this great marker. Thanks for reading.

Mike Whitmer
10 out of 10

Review Comments
the stergin Tuesday, June 1st, 2004 | 4:26 pm PST
hey I saw your review and my jaw dropped. And I need to ask a question. Is there a bolt that won't chop for a JT accelerator 3.5E. If you could send me a answer I'd be very happy about it thanks

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