We even shocked ourselves when we fired this baby up for the first time. Utilising a revolutionary Equalising Valve design (Patent Pending) we were able to push the Angel to new limits. By having a valve that requires minimal force to open even at higher pressures we have been able to give the Angel the lowest weight reciprocating mass of any paintball marker to date. Driven by a 10g delrin and steel hybrid hammer, we allow the user to drop their LPR pressure dramatically whilst keeping low dwell settings. We had an A4 shooting at 290fps with an input of 250psi, an LPR setting of 40 and dwell of 9 sensi off and this thing just bounced off paint, even hellfire!!! Using these new settings we were able to squeeze over 2000 shots from a 68/4500 cool fill, all at high speed and with zero kick. 6 months warranty.
Kit comes with the following:
LPR Adjuster cap
Ram Removal tool
2 adjuster screws (one for ultra fine tuning)
Spare spring and o-ring kit
The Evolve Paintball Angel Newton Valve Kit is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Evolved Euro Angel
Empire Halo Reloader B
Freak kit with boomstick fronts
4.5k 68 air tank with preset reg and pro rail.
Gentle on paint
None - although instructions could be more detailed
The kit is well made and although it may seem expensive at first you do get a lot of components for your money. I fitted this kit completely in just over one hour (but i was being extra careful). It consisted of replacing the existing hammer with a very light one, replacing the stock valve with the new newton valve and adding the LPR adjustor. After this is done it requires a small amount of adjusting of the gun and lpr pressures and your ready to rock.
On testing the gun I noticed that the recoil was considerably reduced which improved ball on ball accuracy and the gun was slightly less noisy due to the reduced operating pressure.
The bolt had become so much more gentle on paint that I could put my finger in the breach and fire the gun and it would just bounce off my finger (do not try this with a stock angel as you will probably end up with no fingertips !) which helped a lot when firing really brittle hellfire in near to freezing temperatures !
Another big plus was the efficiancy it produced, which seemed to have improved by quite a lot and although i had nowhere to get a full fill at the time of testing to check their claim of 2000 shots from a 68 4500 I was left with no reason to doubt these figures.
A huge plus with this kit is the ability it has to reduce the operating pressure but still being able to run the dwell at almost minimum meaning you do not lose any rate of fire.
The speed this thing can run while still not breaking fragile paint was nothing short of amazing I have never seen an angel cycle that fast before with paint running through it and I have seen a hell of a lot of markers.
I have only put about 3000 shots though the gun for testing and have not had time to mess about with the pressure settings as i was having too much fun just ripping on the trigger and being amazed at the rate of fire but I am sure it could be set up to run at even lower pressures with a bit more fine tuning.
I was going to upgrade my marker next season but adding this kit has done everything the advertising said it would do and believe me it works like a dream and I now see no reason to change this marker in the near future. It is much cheaper than buying a new gun and although the upgrade at the moment is for the speed and upwards I have heard that they will be bringing out a version for the older angels as well.
If you own an Angel then this kit should be your next purchase !
I bought the kit after I wasnt very happy with the kick my 05 Speed had. And It greatly reduced the kick to almost nothing! I did get an effiency increase but not case off a 68/45 like they claim. It was a decent upgrade, another one to add onto the list. If you dont like to kick your gun has, get this kit. But don't bother getting the LPR cap.
Magnetic MT trigger
JDS STD LPR
Intellifed Boosted Cheetahd Halo
Valve cap looks awesome
In the quest to reduce the kick from my Angel and get a few more shots per tank, I bought the Evolve Lite kit from FMA for 90 bucks.
First step in the installation is to remove the stock hammer from the ram shaft. This can be tricky, because the screw that holds the stock hammer in is often loc-tited. Mine was, but I got it out fine. I used two sets of vise grips and some rubber (to protect the ram shaft and the stock hammer) Using the two pliers it's pretty easy to wrench the hammer off. From there, loctite the metal cap of the Evolve hammer to the delrin part of the hammer. That is important! Screw it onto the shaft and secure it with the screw (loctite that too.) Screw the whole ram assembly back in until it clicks against the bolt pin.
Second part of the assembly is to install the valving. Unscrew your left side (valve) cap or volly and pull out the valve pin, spring, and support bobbin. Now, take your Evolve valve rod and lube the cupseal and the small o-ring on the other end. (EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT IS LUBED) slide the rod down the hole in the valve and screw the evolve valve cap on. Now, notice the screw in the cap. This adjusts the tension on the rod. More tension means the valve opens for a shorter time and it takes more force to do so. With the screw all the way in, there should be no airflow through the valve when it is aired up. But, mine had lots of flow even with it cinched down as tight as it would go. Bad, very bad! This is due to the fact that the screw is too short. So, I made a new, longer, one out of a screw I got at the hardware store. Now, with it cinched down all the way there is no flow. Perfect! It should be noted that with the stock adjustment screw and a 300 psi input, I was shooting 350 fps with it in all the way. Yikes.
From here, gas up your Angel and set your HPR to 300 and your LPR to 50, dwell depends on your model. Adjust your velocity using the screw in the valve cap (in equals less velocity, out is vice versa) Here's where I can no longer help you, because every Angel is different: you will need to tweak your dwell, LPR and HPR to work in perfect synch. Generally you can drop your HPR to the 250 range, LPR in the forties and dwell at 7-8. BUT, like I said, what may work for me may not work for you. This is why you need to know exactly how your Angel works! The more you know about it's operation the easier it will be to sweet-spot. In case you are wondering, my settings are HPR 245, LPR 40, Dwell 6-7, shooting 275 fps.
Once I got it tuned, It ripped. It seemed faster than it was with stock valving... odd. But I could not care less! A pod of paint disappears in no time. Efficiency is about 1800 shots per 68/4500. Kick is still there, but at a fraction of what it used to be. I love my Angel more now than ever.
Excellent product if you know how your Angel reacts to settings changes. If you are a newbie to your Angel, I can't recommend it. But if you know your angel inside and out, go for it. Just make sure you have a case of paint and some air for the tuning process.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, August 13th, 2006 at 5:57 pm PST