Maintain the realism of your SIMô Series Marker, while keeping the weight down, using the Remote System. Our high-pressure hose gives you the flexibility to position your tank more comfortably. This remote system is fully compatible with compressed air as well as CO2.
The Ariakon Remote Coil is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
The remote coil is a nice accessory to have because the sim15 is a heavy gun. Running the coil will drastically reduce the weight of the gun, but it of course has its drawbacks. The main problem that I have run into is the coil getting tangled in it self, this makes it alot more difficult to use the gun and while running around dodging paint the last thing that you want to worry about is untangleing the coil, which can sometimes be difficult.
If you buy a sim4 or 15 with a magazine kit, you are going to need to get a remote coil. I dont know how many other brands will work with the ariakon, so I would play it safe and stick with ariakon.
Overall I like running with the remote coil because it makes it easier to run around and play by reducing the weight on the gun and removing the tank which can be a big obstruction.
I got this as a 'bonus' when I purchased my Ariakon, back when I first began playing paintball. I didn't know much, and the remote line was constantly leaking. I had no idea what to do. If I would have rated it then, I would have given it a three. It would have been great for strangling someone, but not much else. However, after gaining some knowledge, and losing my fear of taking stuff apart, I grabbed some 'teflon tape' and some o-rings and went to work. Shortly, I had a working, non-leaking remote line. It served me well, but I was looking for another coil for other reasons.
As the other reviewer said, the coil will coil around itself. Easiest way to get rid of the 'bunching up' is to just 'twirl' your marker around until all of the tension caused by pressurization is gone. After that, it performs like a coil should.
For initial, problems, I'm gonna dock it three points. Quality control keeps customers, kids! (I'm an Ariakon freak anyway...) Since I was able to get it to perform perfectly after some fun tinkering, I gave it back two points, setting this at a firm nine out of ten. It does what it's supposed to do, and does it without complaining.
The difficulties I had may be an isolated incident. Also, I may have wrote in, 'No slide check,' above, but that has no bearing on the score. It is however, a small weakness that can be easily rectified.
As far as other remote lines go, I've used two others as of the posting of this: a PMI remote coil with a quick-disconnect and slide check, and a braided remote line of unknown make. Coil is the way to go, and the PMI and Ariakon coils are comparable in quality and ease of use.
I don't hold it against Ariakon that my remote coil had some issues, it happens. However, I just gave it less than perfect because of the issues I had with it. Some people don't like to tinker, and for them, this remote coil would have been a problem.
All in all, if you need a quality remote line, and don't mind not having a slide check, go with the Ariakon! Why not? (You can always add a slide check/valve system yourself.)