Well, in addition to my guide on which impulse to choose, I wanted to give everyone the lowdown on Vision. I just saw about 3 threads asking about vision and its driven me over the edge. Ok, here goes.
Vision is a complete replacement for the standard cricket/green/amber boards found in impulses. It is a cricket board. It comes with the board, the eye, and a vision cover. It costs about $150 retail. The new vision from Smart Parts does not get confused by paint colors and is capable of 20 bps in both vision and non-vision modes. In non-vision mode, the blue light blinks twice every two seconds. In vision mode it blinks 5 times every two seconds.
Vision is reccomended if you have a low rise feedneck and a slow loader, or if you simply wish to eliminate ball chopping entirely. If you have the money it is a good idea to get vision.
On to part two.
The Wicked Air Sportz (WAS) board
Wicked Air Sportz (www.wickedairsportz.com
) makes a board for the impulse called the Equalizer board. The board is a replacement board for the standard board in an impulse. They retail at about $130. The WAS board is different from regular vision in a few ways.
Its capable of 35+ bps
It has a trigger check frequency of 1 Million times per second, which means your trigger will be much more responsive.
It uses a stronger power supply, therefor it can help eliminate FSDO and shoot-down.
It has Programmable solenoid voltage
It has Hopper/Warpfeed trigger output (intellifeed)
It is Programmable via the trigger
It has a software upgrade port
The dwell is adjustable in smaller increments
and it sees all colors of paint and has a lifetime warranty.
At the time that I'm writing this (8-21-03) the WAS board has not been released yet, but will be soon.
All in all, both products are very good to have, and, if you have the money, buy it. Right now it seems the WAS board will be much better than the Vision. But, really, both are good to have.
-both boards do not get confused by different colors of paint, nor do they get confused by using a clear loader. (new versions pertain to this - the old version of Vision can get confused)
If anyone has any questions, ask.