Recently I've seen so many threads on "Is this better than that!" Or "Which impulse is better for a front/back/mid player?" and I've decided to just help compile a list to help all you undecided buyers on which impulse to get.
First. All impulses can run nitrogen and/or antisiphon CO2. For nitro, it doesnt matter if you have a high or low pressure tank, both are fine as long as you have your low pressure max flow on. (or other regulator).
Impulse- Standard impulse from smart parts. Average cost is 400-450 dollars. Good if you want to buy a standard impulse and upgrade from there.
Rat Impulse- From www.e-paintballoutlet.com
Comes with Rat milling and a whole slew of accessories, very good if you want a custom made impulse down to the last detail. www.e-paintballoutlet.com
also has great deals on standard impulses.
Nasty Impulse- From www.paintballwholesalers.com
comes with magnetic trigger, freak barrel, gel grips, voodoo bolt, and a tape worm, along with the milling and annodizing. Vision is optional. The base model is about 630 dollars.
Strange Impulse- Designed by Team Strange and can be purchased from www.smartparts.com.
Custom Milled Body
Matching Freak Barrel Front and Back
Matching Twister Top (High Rise)
Max-Flo Vertical Regulator
Matching Vertical Gas-thru Handle
Short Delrin Bolt
Titanium Bolt Pin
Brass Hammer Assembly
Low Pressure Regulator (LPR)
Tapped End Cap for LPR
Tapeworm with LPR Fitting
Base price is 1150 dollars.
Freak Factory impulse- Impulse designed by the Freak Factory team and can be bought from www.smartparts.com.
It comes with
Freak Factory Bolt
Brass Hammer Head
Titanium Hammer Piston
Titanium Bolt Pin
Shorty Grip Frame
Also has freak factory milling and annodizing. Base price is 995 dollars.
Next up we have the meteor impulse. Its a basic custom impulse and has Meteor milling and annodizing, and comes with a tapeworm, All American barrel and a blade trigger. Can be bought from www.meteorpaintball.com.
After this there is the Adrenaline Impulse. The Adrenaline is usually referred to as the daddy of all custom impulses, as it has altered airways to make it super-efficient. It comes with a huge amount of stuff, and some items can only be used with the adrenaline because of its altered airways.
--New Style Adrenalin Version "Cricket" Vision Board
--Adrenalin Bolt (Black Derlin) with Adrenalin Gel Decal
--Adrenalin Stainless Hammer
--Adrenalin Serial # i.e. A.I.00023
--Adrenalin GP Slide Check
--Choice of Adrenalin Low Rise or Adrenalin Hi Rise
--Adrenalin Grip Frame
--Adrenalin Chrome Button
--Worlds First ever 4th Axis Impulse body
--Choice of Adrenalin Vertical Adapter or Adrenalin 15 Degree Adapter
--Adrenalin Single Trigger (for single frames) or Double Trigger (for double frames
--Adrenalin Gas Through Grip
--Adrenalin Rear Hammer Cap
--Adrenalin Bolt Pin and Adrenalin Threaded Head
--Adrenalin Stainless Steel Screw Set
--Adrenalin Front Cap
--Matching (both front AND back) freak barrel with choice of 1 insert (any size).
--Solid Color anodizing (blue, red, purple, green, black, silver, etc)
--Color matched soft-gel sticky grips with Adrenalin Gel Decals
--Personalized Adrenalin plastic photo ID Card
Solid Colors start at 950 and packages can go up to 1450 dollars. Can be bought from www.buypb.com.
Next up is the Predator Impulse- another great custom impulse. It can be bought from www.imperialpaintball.com.
It comes with...
New Designz 15* ASA
Custom Logo plate
Predator valve cap
Tarantula high or low rise
Custom bolt with 4 tips
New Deisgnz slick shot ram
WAS Equalizer board
Werm, predator, or stock frame.
Predator custom milling and annodizing.
Predator packages start at 710 dollars. Can be bought from www.imperialpaintball.com.
After that is the Demonic Impulse from www.roughneckpaintball.com.
Demonic Impulse Level 1.3
Demonic Backbone Milling (1 lbs lighter than stock Impulse)
Demonic Strangler high/low rise compression feed tube
Demonic trigger frame
Demonic Devil’s Tongue trigger (choice of magnetic or non-magnetic)
Demonic Black Hole Hammer
Demonic Ramher Piston
Demonic Roar Delrin bolt w/ Roar pin
Demonic Portal Valve
Demonic Delusion front cap
Demonic gas thru for grip
Freak barrel with one insert & All American tip
Sidewinder Inline regulator
Double ball detents
This particular impulse may be on hold or cancelled. Pricing coming soon.
Next is the Python Impulse. It comes with...
Custom PYTHON Milled Body w/ “Autocoker™” Barrel Threads & Stainless Steel Insert
Custom PYTHON ASA Adapter w/ LPR Port and Check Valve Mod.
Custom PYTHON Drop Forward w/ On/Off Valve
Custom PYTHON Front cap w/ Tapeworm Caps (2)
Custom PYTHON Low & Mid “Angel™” Thread Feed Ports (2 Feed Ports Total)
“Cricket” Vision™ Board
Low Pressure Regulator (LPR) w/ Kit
Short Delrin Bolt (White Delrin)
Titanium Bolt Pin
Brass Hammer Assembly
Blade Trigger - Magnetic
Mini Gauges (2) for Inline & LPR Pressures
Matching Aluminum Freak Back
Matching Freak AA Front w/ One Insert
Blasted Matte Solid Color Finish
Color matched Soft-Gel Sticky Grip
S.P.C.’s Comprehensive Customer Service and Lifetime Product Warrantee
(as well as 12 great colors) MSRP - $1,049
Made by Southern Paintball Concepts: www.southernpb.com
AVI and 32* Impulses- Basic custom impulses from www.pbgear.com
(AVI) and www.32ice.com.
(32*) Both come with a new barrel, trigger, milling, and annodizing, as well as vision.
After that we have the eclipse impulse from www.planeteclipse.com.
It comes with...
Low Pressure Valve System Runs At 175 PSI
All PU Seals In Ram Assembly
Delrin Shortened 7-Port High-Flo Venturi Bolt
Tourney Locking Reg
Stainless Steel Eclipse Hammer
Aggressor Solenoid Optimizer
2002 Push Button “Cricket Board”
Tourney Semi Auto Only Mode
Power Isolation Switch
Fire Pulse Indicator
Push Button Digital Valve Dwell Control
Vision Anti-Chop Electric Eye System
2002 Magno Blade Trigger
Trigger Length Adjustments
Magnetic Trigger Return Mechanism
Matching Soft Gel Rubber Grips
Vertical Low Rise Feed (Satin Guns)
Vertical Hi-Rise Feed (Polished Guns)
Swoosh Design following the theme of the Eclipse Cocker and Bushmaster.
Dual Style Lens Coated Badges (Jewels)
Dual Anti-Double Ball
Bolt Relief, cut out at back for shorter bolt and improved ergonomics
All bodies "Vision" compatible
Eclipse Low-Pressure Chamber. Bigger volume chamber
Vertical Front Mounted Reg with Mini Gauge Mounted.
12inch Freak Barrel With 0.693 Insert
1/4 inch Hose Kit For Flexible Mounting
Anodising to: Body, Tray, Grip Frame, Barrel, LPC, Main Reg, Adjusters, Trigger
High-Gloss Anodising or Satin Finish
Choice Of: Single Colour, Splash Or Fade Anodising
Weight: 1.10kg (2lb 6oz) w/o Barrel And Reg
Length: 480mm (19_ inch) w/Barrel
Gas Efficiency: 1500 Shots From 1.1 litre (68 cu in) 4500 psi Tank (Armageddon)
Operating Pressure: 150-200 psi (Factory Set @ 150 psi For Testing)
Rate-Of-Fire: 13 BPS in Semi, 20 BPS in Vision Mode
Eclipse Fangz Button Guard
Eclipse Aggressor High Flow Valve Set (increase Gas Efficiency by 10%)
Eclipse Anti Double Balls
Eclipse Drop Forwards / Drop Lines
Needless to say the Eclipse is a nice choice and can be bought from www.planeteclipse.com.
Prices start at 718 POUNDS. Yes, planeteclipse is in Europe.
Then is the Toxic. You can buy it at www.toxicperformance.com.
It comes with...
3 Pounds 9 Oz
Toxic Trigger - Adjustable to as short as 1mm
14 inch Freak barrel
More comfortable, shorter height
Anodizing -We only produce 10 guns per color
Warrantee -We'll fix your marker forever
Prices start at 750 dollars.
The next Impulse is the one used by the french team Ton Tons Flingeurs. It comes with Ton Ton milling and anno and has...
Magnetic Blade Trigger
ANS Jackhammer LPR with tapeworm
14" Freak barrel with .693 insert
68 cubic inch, 4500 PSI Maxflo air system
These can be bought at...
Next is the Cash Money Impulse. Its made by Mikes Paintball and costs 699. It comes with...
vertical reg, Freak Barrel w/.693 insert and 14" AllAmerican front, tapeworm, magnetic trigger, brass hammer, Strange delrin bolt and custom cut Ca$h Money bodies (the front cap is ready to accept an LPR).
Ok! Well, that ends the list of all the custom impulses there are out there, and I hope this guides you on your way to your purchase. Remember, one marker isnt better than the other, (example: is a rat better than a nasty?) its ALL PERSONAL PREFERENCE! Shoot the marker, then decide how you feel. You can buy all the parts on these custom impulses and put them on a standard impulse. (with the exception of the adrenaline impulse) So decide which one you like best.
Also, one impulse isnt better than the other for whatever position you play on the field. Its all personal preference.
And remember this: I was told by a friend of mine who said "I've never seen a bad impulse". Its very true. So remember that whatever impulse you buy, its going to be good. If anyone has anything to add then by all means DO IT, the purpose of this thread is to reduce the amount of "Should I get strange or an Adrenaline?" threads in our beloved forum. Happy hunting!