Lucky Stage 5, Lucky aluminum bolt, pipe kit, Uni mount, lucky no rise,ndz detents, vp scythe trigger, t-board, clippard qev w/QD, BL torpedo reg, angel arsenal grips, element 85 frame
Strange body, Lucky LBM bolt, freak, aa tip, lucky stage 2, S-rail, cp on/off, ccm low rise, NDZ detents, NDZ s-treme trigger, Blackheart board, planet eclipse QEV, Cp long reg, system x nme grips
High quality. Balances gun nicely, comfy. removable asa
Price, although find me a cheap aftermarket frame for any gun
ok. So i recieved the frame in the mail. first thing i noticed was the anno looked good. you can tell the stock frame was cheaply powder-coated and was molded from scrap aluminum. so immediately you could just feel the craftsmanship in your hand. this is only a rame so there is only so much i can say about this here. but if you like the feel of a vert frame then this is a must have. had absolutely no problem installing the frame or anything like that. as simple as removing stock frame and simply putting this on there.
a 10* asa will soon be available for these as well
A comfortable, competetively priced frame. high quality. don't get sucklered into buying a frame from the competition. this is the real deal.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, December 16th, 2005 at 6:15 am PST
SP Swivel qev
Kila '06 detents
CCM No Pro
Halo B w/ Rip Drive
Nice ano job
Came with two ASAs
Came with complete set of screws
Certain upgrades don't fit.
Grip is too long vertically.
First of all, i got this frame with a trade + cash from Brett (Element). Kept good contact and answered many questions until i asked about the status of my shipment - he never responded after that. He also shipped later than anticipated but none of that reflects on the quality of the product.
The frame is very light, probably half the weight of the stock, if i had to guess. It's quite comfortable to hold, although i still need to find grips for it. Speaking of which, it came with a full set of grip screws, as well as frame screws, 2 plug screws and 2 pre-travel (magnetic tension) screws, one of which is already in the frame.
Also came with a straight & angled asa. But the guage port tap on the straight asa doesn't match the threading on my ASP guage (which i had to buy because the stock Ion guage broke). So now i need to buy another guage or plug that hole.
I was hoping to use my CP trigger with the frame but that proved to be futile. The space is too wide for it and all attempts to use washers failed - they caused too much friction with the CP trigger. Only solutions are longer roller bearings or a wider trigger.
The length from the bottom of the grip to the body is incredibly long compared to the stock 45* frame. When i hold it, there's practically an inch of grip sticking out from the bottom of my fist, and that's not because i've got small hands - being 25 and of average height & build, it's safe to assume it'd be long in many people's hands. Also, my current drop, the CP Mini, has to be replaced because it sticks out the back too much. I've got no problem getting a rail or direct mount but it's almost necessary to keep the gun's profile as short as possible.
The craftsmanship and ano job are fine, although i got a black-to-blue fade instead of the black-to-platinum fade i was told. No blemishes or oddities. So good job there.
There aren't exactly a lot of vertical frames available for the Ion, especially now that Element doesn't make this frame anymore. So i can't exactly recommend or not recommend this product because you've only got one choice now - the SITH vertical frame.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, February 17th, 2006 at 3:30 pm PST
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
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Looks really slick and expensive after you install it especially if you get the chrome finish lucky chamber. I get the feeling that they do not test their product very well after they make it. You have to use IR3 grips only with it. If you are looking to stand out in a crowd this will do it. It looks like a fast import when it is altogether. It also feels balanced and tight . I put on pearl white Angel grips and it makes it stand out tremendously.
It is over priced it needs to be around $150 to $175 SP should start making them this way they would sell more
-none, this thing is 15X better than the stock frame
~!-**Red/Black Custom Ion**-!~
Red Strange Body
Black 85* Element Frame
Lucky Stages 1,2,3
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-1 Small flaw in the anno
This thing is one of if not the best upgrade you can get for your ion, I mean, its way more comfortable than stock and it makes your Ion stand out in a crowd, and it also makes it look something like an angel because of the 85* tilt. It uses any 90* grips, not just Ir3 like the guy before me said. The maker of the frame (Element Paintball) has outstanding custom service and is almost always online so if you have any problems at all you can contact him. For example, My gun leaked when I put the frame on so he sent me some new hoses. Trust me, this is a top quality product!
Anyone who wants a new frame, and has the money to get it, go ahead, u definetly wont be sorry!
The stock Ion frame. The Element 85º grip frame is alot lighter, more comfortable, and stylish
Halo B rip-drive Victory Board
Redz Clammping Feed-neck
New Designs Flame Body
Freak SS Back
All-American Freak Front 16"
Element 85º Gripframe
Bob Long Torpeto Reg.
Crossfire 4500psi 68ci LP
CP Roller Blade Trigger
Stylish, light, and durable
Price could be lower
It is very cool. Buy it if you want a customized gun that nobody else has. As i said before very stylish, light, and cool. Come to my team's website www.midnightsun-paintball.zoomshare.com. Email me if you need more information about this body, or AIM IM me at: midnightsunpb. ya cool ---will
NDZ blade trigger
Q-lock Feed Neck
85° Ion Frame
(Everything is red)
WOW it feels good looks good and makes your ion very compact
(only 75 were ever made) I have no Quams with my beloved trigger frame
Ok i bought one off of ebay for 230 but it inclued a gauge and matching aero body yes its still pricey but nobody has one (only 75 ever made) its lighter than the stock ion grip frame has a really nice ano job... its a shame that element doesnt make them any more..... i will post a pic of my ion soon
Extremely Light, Great finish, 90* (if you like that feel)
Availability... I got "THEE" last one.. THANKS BRETT!!!!
As we all know paintball is a preference sport so for a product like this that is no real performance upgrade its all about wether you like the feel or not, In my case i know that ions are becoming more common among ballers everyday so i look to have something a little different than every one else with out sacrificing performance. THIS IS IT!! i spoke with the company owner and he set aside the last one he had out of 70 made... I recieved it in great condition with more parts than i need and im a happy customer
If you happen to find one forsale .. buy it it will probably be worth more than it was originally valued at...remember only 70 made!!!