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C]-[iLDe Thursday, November 13th, 2003
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month30 of 34 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Angel LED
Angel LCD
Angel iR3 (Dark, Fly)
Angel Speed
Marker Setup: Polished Black Angel 4
Largest Volumizer
Check-It Products Clamping Lowrise (black)
Check-It Products Unimount (black)
68/45 Crossfire LP preset
16' Freak barrel (black)
Halo B (black)
Recommended
Upgrades:
- LP Output or Adjustible Tank
The A4 seems to work best with ~450 psi output to the minireg. With most HP tanks its difficult to get your velocity to playable levels.

- Fast Loader
Evo2 or HALO B. Although you could use something slower without experiencing any problems (due to the Sensi feature) i feel that a slower loader would defeat the main advantage of this marker - high ROF.

- Good Barrel System
Of course. You want to be able to match your paint as well as possible.
Strengths: - LP Operation
- High ROF
- Easy to Maintain/ Service
- Sensi + LDS = No Broken Paint
Weaknesses: - Tricky trigger and offset adjustment
- Twist Feed is difficult to manage
Review: The Angel 4 is the latest in the WDP Angel family, as im sure everyone realizes by now. Its absolutely packed with great, innovative features.

LP OPERATION
The Angel 4 (or A4) can operate as low as 175 psi, with an LPR pressure of as low as 50 psi. The included 3SUM volumizers help accomplish this. While LP operation in itself isnt really noteworthy, the degree to which it reduces kick in the marker DEFINITELY is. This Angel is really easy to hold still while firing long strings, and will probably seem to most people to be more accurate than previous Angels because of this feature.

INCREASED ROF
The gun is just FAST, no two ways about it. The opto board is capped @ 25 bps. With Sensi (the A4 anti-chop technology) activated, the MROF jumps to 31 bps. Its easily possible to achieve rates of fire as high as 20 bps or more with this system, couple with the Sensi feature.

SENSI/ LDS
Quite simply, WDPs anti-chop system. Implemented almost transparently in the A4, it allows users to max out the rate of their hopper without experiencing skipped shots, or broken, chopped paint. After turning the marker on and activating Sensi, the users first 10 shots automatically calibrate the marker thru the Load Detection System (LDS). Thats it. Unless you cycle the power again, Sensi will remain calibrated for optimal use with your loader. No settings to change, no hassle, no fuss.

EXTERNAL TRIGGER/ TOE ADJUSTMENTS
A godsend. No longer is it necessary to remove the grip frame to adjust your trigger. Thanks to the vernier trigger wheels, trigger adjustments can now be made without even removing the grips. The TOE adjuster allows you to even further tweak your trigger by setting the firing point.

Also noteworthy here is the A4 inclusion of whats known to Timmy owners a the 'debounce' feature, now called 'Trigger Offset' in the A4. Its now possible to adjust your A4 trigger to electronically reduce (or induce) trigger bounce, thereby allowing you to achieve a higher ROF. I personally have found that even at the lowest bounce setting, very high ROFs are possible.

TWIST-LOCK GATED FEED
This was a big issue for a lot of people because so few hoppers fit so few feed tubes perfectly. Even more interesting was the way WDP implemented this feature, including various sized o-rings that allowed the feed tube to accomodate different sized hoppers. While the idea in itself was great, I personally felt the gated feed was too tall, and difficult to tighten and loosen.

OTHER FEATURES
The A4 also features double ball detents in the Speed style. The infra-red technology from the iR3 is also present here. The markers LPR is now user servicable, and easily removable because of the new air routing in the A4. The A4 also includes a gauge above to minireg so that you can see at what pressure your minireg is running - this is a HUGE improvement when it comes time to set your LPR. The marker is also smaller and lighter, and comes in two very attractive milling patterns - the Standard Angel 4 and the Force 4.
Conclusion: I really like the A4, its ALMOST everything ive always wanted in a marker. However, as WDP gets better and better, my expectations also rise. I'm very happy with this marker, but not 100% satisfied - theres always room for improvement. Still, its DEFINITELY the best angel to date. Id highly recommend it.
Rating:
9 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, November 13th, 2003 at 4:42 pm PST
 

Review Comments
cveale Thursday, November 13th, 2003 | 8:03 pm PST
A well though out review C]-[iLDe. I am still dizzy with happyness with mine(I gave it a 10), mostly because this is my first Angel and I can't believe how well this thing shoots. See ya back at angel-owners.com! :)
   

Nitehawk009 Friday, November 14th, 2003 | 3:24 am PST
I kinda feel like I'm reading a WDP advertisement. If you could please let us know how the gun works on the field, that would be great. The only thing I got out of your review was the technical information that I can dig up on web-sites everywhere, and that, oh yeah... you can shoot strings with it. Well... who can't... with almost any high end marker out there. Please, feed us more info on field information. Thanks
   

C]-[iLDe Friday, November 14th, 2003 | 7:41 am PST
They need to give you more space to write the strengths and weaknesses. I would have gone into more detail if i had more space to write.

Suffice it to say that if anything was GLARINGLY wrong with the A4, i would have mentioned it.
   

johnnie Saturday, November 15th, 2003 | 2:25 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by C]-[iLDe
They need to give you more space to write the strengths and weaknesses. I would have gone into more detail if i had more space to write.

Suffice it to say that if anything was GLARINGLY wrong with the A4, i would have mentioned it.


I agree...well thought out review like your others.

I think andrew changed the review format pretty recently. I kind of like it because you can see the most important strengths and weaknesses at first, then read the detailed review, where hopefully the reviewer explains everything in detail, especially the weaknesses.
   

appollo Tuesday, December 9th, 2003 | 7:19 pm PST
Don't get me wrong, i love angels as much as the next p8ntballer,

but uhhhhhh, do you work for WDP

no seriously
   

C]-[iLDe Wednesday, December 10th, 2003 | 3:53 am PST
uhhhhhh no i dont....seriously.
Last edited on Wednesday, December 10th, 2003 at 3:54 am PST
   

Matrix_dkd Thursday, March 4th, 2004 | 5:07 pm PST
Still, its DEFINITELY the best angel to date. Id highly recommend it.
and u gave it a 9....the only 9....grrrr. Ne way i was wondering...is it worth the moneyand does it need a sh^t load of maintenance
   

PBChamp Wednesday, March 10th, 2004 | 4:48 pm PST
You said that it was too tall, but don't they sell a low rise for it?
   

AngelIR4user Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004 | 9:59 pm PST
i have an angel (take my word for it) i haven't written a review yet so plz don't bash me bout it but yes it is definately worth the money if u r upgradin from like a $300 dollar gun but if u have a trix or a previous angel i wouldn't spend an xtra 500 for the same thing with extra features....and yes they do sell a low rise for it
   

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