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Technology Meets Woodsball™
Turn Your Smart Parts™ ION* into a customized woodsball™ machine with the Blackcell ION body kit from Special Ops™ Paintball. Choose from three hopper options and the SpecOps buttstock of your choice (including all air-through designs). Weaver rails are also optional. THE EVOLUTION OF THE REVOLUTION - Blackcell, from Special Ops™ Paintball.
The Blackcell ION* body kit gives you the ability to run sights, flashlights, night-vision and other tactical accessories, as well as mount other hopper systems, and an Special Ops™ air-through buttstock. Special Ops Paintball even offers 4-inch weaver rails (optional) that can be mounted to the side of the body for even more options, or just cool looks. (NOTE: Side rail mounting requires drilling pilot holes for screws.)
Assembly is easy. Just refer to your Smart Parts™ ION* owners manual and follow the instructions for installing a body kit onto the ION* marker.
Made from the same super durable nylon plastic used for real firearms. Perfect fit every time.
Blackcell ION* Body
Body Length: 9.75 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Weight: .5 lbs
The Special Ops Paintball Blackcell Ion Body is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Special ops Black Cell ion body
Special ops Black Cell Longbow stock
Special ops Black Cell q-loader kit
Hybrid .45 grips
CP sling trigger
CP Short reg
32 degrees remote
Cross Fire 68/3000
Low rise feed neck
Can mount sights, lasers, what ever
Hard to take on and off
cant fit qev or low rise feedneck
The Black Cell ion body was by far the greatest mod on my ion. with the body you can fit stocks sights q-loader, mag. When I first took the body out of the box I thought it was awsome. When I put it on my ion I found that I had to take off my feedneck making it hard to take it on and off to clean the marker. After I had aquired a stock, sight, and q-loader feed kit and took it out to play a small game I was amazed at its center of ballence and easy of lining up my mask to the marker. The body itself is a tough and great looking. The only problem I found was how I couldnt fit on my lose rise feed neck. That was easly taken care of by a dremal.
Great product by special ops paintball as always. Tough, able to fit many modifications to it. I recommend this product to anyone who is into woodsball and has wanted a tactical ion body.
Longbow air-thru stock
Empire reloader b
Evil detonator reg
NDZ on/off asa
SP 360 qev
SP low rise feed neck
Butt stock on ion
has qloader/q-bow mounting option, unless modified
Remove feed neck unless modified
pain to take apart unless modified
I used to work for spec ops and got to play with the blackcell before it came out, that is way I bought an Ion. Im not a tippmann fan and was looking for something better for woodsball the blackcell was it.
When I got the body kit and went to install it I realized how difficult it would be to put on. You have to remove the feed neck everytime and there is a little hole in the top just in front of the feed neck the size of an allen wrench to loosen the bolt under the berral. So I got out my dremel tool and reciprocating saw and modified it. I will post a picture of it. It is closer to how the stock body is now and if you look at the picture Im using a low rise feed neck. If you want to use the qloader or long bow kit this mod is not advised. Also it has not redused the strength at all. If you have any quetions on how to do this mod email me. Im sure, though havent tried, it will also facilitate the stiffi switch kit.
If you like the Ion and air-thru butt stocks I would recomend it.
6 of 10 before mod
9 of 10 after mod
8 of 10 overall
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, September 4th, 2006 at 9:59 pm PST
The body itself isn't very heavy. It weighs about 222 grams. The plastic stock body weighs about 63 grams.
Installing my lapco low rise feedneck was the first challenge. I had to cut off two bumps on the top rail to get enough clearance to install the low rise feedneck.
After that, the rest of the installation was almost a breeze..
Just one word of warning.. don't use this body with a stiffi switch kit. If you are unlucky and the sizing breech gets stuck whilst you are removing the barrel, your only option is to remove the entire body in order to unscrew the sizing breech.
This body will do just fine if you want to go for a long/q-bow setup or use a one piece barrel. Definitely not recommended for users of the stiffi switch.
Smarts Parts Ion, Blackcell body, longbow stock, Deadly Wind Hollow Pont Bolt
Very Strong, Rails, ability to add a stock, Q-loader mounting points
Can be Annoying to disassemble, cant use a low-rise feed neck without modification
Ok, so i bought this because i am building a Q-Bow.
I actually bought it in conjunction with the Longbow Air-through stock (which i also love).
When i first held this body i noticed it had some weight to it, which i like. honestly if the gun is to light i feel like im going to break it. Installation was very easy, remove te stock body and use this one...thatâ€™s it. The gun looks a lot more intimidating which is always nice.
one of the perks is the Q-loader mounting points that are already built into the body forward of the regulator. Basically you buy the 1-loader mounting kit from spec ops and it bolts into place and your golden.
i guess a negative is the fact that you need to remove the feed neck to remove the body. But honestly thatâ€™s not really an issue, it takes about 5 seconds to do so its almost negligable.
All in all, i love this body! very versatile, and very upgradable
Smart Parts Ion, Hybrid Headloc Low rise, Empire B2 loader, Shocktech Dual Roller Bearing Trigger v2(Urban), Blackcell Ion body Kit, Pyscho ballistics drop forward, Custom Products regulaotr. A-5, Palmer Stabilizer,Tipmmann E-grip w/ Ape board, Jcs folding stock w/ RVA, X-7 Hopper, Shocktech drop forward, Lapco 12" Big shot
Easy to install, strong ABS, accessories attachables
You must modifiy this stock if you want to use low rise feednecks.
When I first bought this I was unsure of how it would look. When I finished putting everything back together I found I really liked it. It was easy to install, the mods were simple to do for low rise feednecks. It is a strong ABS plastic so bad dings, NOT! I also bought the side rails another easy install modification was slightly needed to fit the screws in place. The screw inside the barrel was easy to place. All and all simple to do.
If you want a nice looking body of ABS plastic and not a hunk of metal, this is for you. Mods are required for good fit. The stocks for this are nice and easily installable. If you want a milsim look for the Ion get this!
I think it gives the gun a kick-ass, and unique look. As a military guy, I have little patience for flashy, fragile speedball guns. However, puting this thing on the ion makes me feel just a little bit better. I played recently in a scenario accompanied by VERY harsh weather, and the ion w/body kit shot flawlessly. Got a bit banged up, but the composite shell didn't sustain even a scratch.
Good product, just like everything else SpecOps makes.
Orange Unicorn Nano Bolt
CP Drop Forward
CP On Off
42 CU Carbon Fiber Tank
Dye Tank Cover
Special Ops Black Cell Kit
Special Ops Black Cell Rail Kit
Looks different, light as the stock body, probably the lightest body out with rails.
Must remove feedneck to remove body. Difficult to re-assemble.
Overall, this is a very nice aftermarket body. As I mentioned, it weighs about the same as the stock body, being made of glass-filled Nylon, unlike most of the metal body kits out.
It feels extremely durable, and seems immune to surface scratching.
The fit of the body kit is good, but since it's thicker than the stock body, getting the banjo fittings back in, and the wiring harness, is somewhat difficult. It's a tight fit for the body too, you have to attach the barrel to the inner Ion body, then use it to slide the inner body into the shell. Then rotate the shell until you align all of the holes underneath, and the feedneck opening on top. This sounds like a pain, but it's not too bad once you get used to it.
The only major issue I ran into when installing the kit for the first time was the screws for the optional side rails. The ones provided are far too long, and scratched the inner Ion body very badly before I realized they were sticking out inside the body kit. I had to file off the ends of the screw after they were installed to get the body kit to fit without tearing up the ion body any more.
Overall this is a great kit, but a lot of headache could have been saved if Special Ops had simply provided shorter screws with the rail kit. I'm giving it an 8, because I had to modify the screws to fit, after they damaged my marker, and this is supposed to be a direct-fit kit.