Lately the question of "do i need vision?" has been coming up a lot. Im gonna now explain when and why vision is and isnt needed.
So what exactly is vision? Well the vision eye was designed so that the user would no longer pinch a ball. Ever. The eye detects when the ball is not fully loaded into the gun, and stops the bolt from going forward. Therefor not allowing the ball to be pinched. This saving the trouble of your gun not performing up to standards at all times. And also saving you the trouble of cleaning all that paint out.
Downfalls of Vision
Of course there are very few down falls of vision, as it really cant harm anything. Thats not to say its not flawless. Its been said, that sometimes the eye has problems detecting dark colored paint, thus not saving it from chopping, and making vision worthless (with dark colored paint). Which i believe is being fixed by SP at the current time. The only other downfall of the vision eye, of course, is the price. Which i will now explain....
Is Vision worth the money?
Now this depends, its different with each person. First thing it depends on is, Do you have the money? If your well off, with tons of money (which i dont think many of us are, being teens and college kids) of course its worth it. Its saving you the trouble of chopping isnt it? But what about for the average joe, who has to work for every dollar? Well once again it depends, vision isnt always needed. If you know that you cant go over 10 bps, and have an egg or a halo. Then most likely no, you wont need vision. But what if you can shoot a little faster, but only have a revy? Well if you dont feel like buying a whole new hopper, then yes vision is for you. And if you must be absolutely safe, get halo and vision! Now of course there will be different scenarios, for every person. But i trust you guys have enough common sense to figure out if you really need it or not. (If not check the hopper report for BPS)
Feednecks and Vision
Feednecks are another thing that can help you decide whether or not you need vision. First off, lemme tell ya what hoppers go good with what feednecks. Almost all hoppers will work with High feednecks. This includes the Revy, Empire Reloader, Ricochet Ak, and 2k, and The Eggy 2. The halo on the other hand, will work better with a low rise because it is whats called force fed. Of course, you may still choose to use slower hoppers with Low rises, because its going to make you gun shorter. Either way, this is your personal preference.
EXAMPLE: A revy with a No rise is more likely to need vision, than a revy with high rise.
I know this part is rather confusing, if you still have some questions after reading this. Then post them.
Should i wait for WAS?
The WAS board is capable of 26 BPS, has the vision eye along with many other things. (Wicked Air Sports
) Should you wait for was, well once again. IT DEPENDS. Can you personally wait that long for the better board? Or do you want to make sure you have no chops ever. Think of the hopper factor also, if you have a halo, you should be ok untill WAS, and so on. Down side, who knows when it will be out.
Speed of Vision
Due to Popular belief, Vision does not effect how fast your gun shoots. Heres what Boards shoot what speed, All Blue Light Cricket boards made before March of 03, shoot 13.7 Balls per second at the max, regardless of whether they have vision or not. All boards made after march of 03 are maxed out at 20 Balls per second. Once again, vision has no effect on this.
General FAQ For Vision
How much does vision cost?
Where can i buy the vision board?
*Many places, even smart parts themselves. Though E-Paintball Outlet is suggested.
Can i install it myself?
*Yes, but it is recommended a professional does it.
What do i suggest? (Ok so its not a FAQ, but maybe somebody will want to know
*I personally have decided to wait for the was board, considering that your getting vision and more, for the same or even less of a price
Also, check out Assas!ns Thread about visionhere.