This board has all the V3 features that you’ve been after.
This board comes in two different configurations (selectable below).
The Freestyle/Promaster version comes with the trigger switch mounted to the board just like the stock boards. It doesn't require a retrofit like the 2k6 board did.
The Bushmaster/BKO Board is the same only without the trigger switch mounted to the board. It is the latest revision of the Chaos boards you've all come to know and love! This board can be used in either Promaster/Freestyle or the older guns BKO and Bushmaster by the addition or subtraction of the trigger switch.
Select your configuration below!
You may also add a Vlink and Software to this package below as a package deal!
Autoresponse (fires when pull and release)
Off the break Full Auto
Off the break Ramping
Full Vlink Support with Vlink Cable and Software NOT INCLUDED
Fully adjustable Dwell
Fully adjustable Debounce
Many eye modes and adjustments
Backed by 100% lifetime warranty
This board is a drop in replacement for Bushmaster & BKO markers. It can also be installed in Freestyles and Promasters.
The Vapor Works Chaos 2k7 is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Many settings for tinkerers
Several presets for plug and play
Tourney lock jumper gets in way of battery
I've exchanged the board 3 times. Initial board had faulty hardware. The second and third board continues to exhibit potential eye-logic/firmware faults. This eye-misread happens in all the modes.
The board will misread that a ball is not in the breech when there is one. The ball is not moving around such that the eyes see each other. The ball is securely in the breech. The marker will not fire. I will then have to reset the board via off/on cycle. It will then fire a few shots, then will fault again. I've had to resort to setting the eyes to fire shot after timer instead of drop shot. In this situation, when the eyes misread, the marker will still fire off the shot. After a few forced shot, the board resets and will work for a string or 2 of balls before misreading again. This has happened with a variety of paintballs and reballs. It is not the marker since the marker functions flawlessly with the Chaos 2k4 Max.
This eye-logic/firmware fault has not been resolved.
I've encountered this problem with 2 different B2K4PDS markers with different setups.
This review, by no means, is an attempt to discredit Vaporworks or Goldie.
I should add and give credit where credit is due, Goldie and D have tried to help by replacing the board several times and have taken the time to make sure all of my settings are within spec. They have replied promptly to my service 'tickets' and have always been respectful of my comments .... so long as I remain respectful of their work and their efforts. Unfortunately, however nice they are, the problem persists. Given it is now off season, I will try again to resolve this if it does mean to replace the board again.
The 2K7 board is a full featured board and has the potential of being a great board. However, the eye-logic/software fault makes it a significant handicap during tournaments. If it wasn't for the firmware instability, the features would give this board a rating of at least a 9 (it lacks Millenium settings and the poor location of the jumper pins). However, with the firware fault, I can't give it more than a 3/10 and even with that rating, it's generous.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, October 20th, 2007 at 3:42 pm PST
2 x Thunderstruck bushmasters, VW bushmaster, ZT bushmaster..
Allows complete flexibility to all settings via trigger and computer
Tourney jumper is a small physical block, easy to lose and hard to replace.
The previous reviewer likely assumes this is a board for any user.
If you are not an experienced tinkerer, this board tends to NOT be the best choice - although it still can be, under guidance of an expereinced user. Pre-sets allow simpler users to facilitate easier use.
There was no eye logic issue to begin with. There *was* a hardware problem - with the 2k6. The 2k7 has been a clean board from the start.
The 2k6 boards used a different component that due to a design flaw, had to be mounted backwards and upside down. This was corrected on the 2k7 version.
The 2k7 version also offers the ability to direct-mount a microswitch, for using this board in the freestyle and promaster, as well as the bushmaster (without the direct-mount switch).
Vlink compatibility works like a charm. An improvement on this board over the 2k4 was that this board uses a keyed connector, instead of the 2k4-style which could be put on wrong.
I have a friend who has complained that the lower voltage use of this board denies the ability to use an RF pulse modded hopper. I use a HaloB, so it's not an issue.
This board, like anything worth having, takes some devoted education to learning how to adjust it. In Thunderstruck CL316, this board had many users at my local field decrying that I was cheating. My fingerstrokes on the trigger are consistent, and fast - I can pull 16-18bps for extended periods, and other players thought the board's response to my trigger work was ramping or full auto. Refs confirmed it was not.
It does cost, it does take time to learn and use all features decently, but it also performs as good or better than any other bushmaster board available.
Anyone who has issues with this product that they cannot resolve is a disgruntled customer with unrealistic expectations. Goldie at Vaporworks has never failed to address any issue that any customer has brought to him - everyone whom I have asked about it has gotten satisfaction, even up to an including complete board replacement when in some cases, Goldie could easily have told them their warranty was void.
This is thy board for ICD bushmasters. This board give complete control to the user including ramp modes that you can setup from start ramp to max ramping. (vlink)
I don't play in tourneys with my bushmaster. It's primarily a senario marker. However it will keep up with anything out on the field. That being said the tourney lock isn't a priority for me. It's easy enough to keep on the board by just placing it over 1 prong for storing it. If you want to use it in a tourney just place the jumper over 2 of the prongs and your set.
If you have a RF switch for a pulse loader this board, from what I've read, can give you some problems. I don't have a pulse so I can't confirm this.
This is the most versitile board that I know of for any marker. This board is easy enough to program via trigger or vlink.
About the only downfalls I can think of is that it has so many options that you can make your marker not even work with this board by altering the setting too much. Easy enough to reset what you did by just going back to a preset mode. Its not fool proof like a board with dipswitches. It does have presets that will automatically set your marker to shoot at 5 modes from slow to extreme. Alot of setting adjustments makes it difficult to memorize every function of every setting.
I highly recommend this board.
This is the best board with everything that you could want in it. Whether your new to programing boards or not, this board is something that can grow with you and your setup. From presets to full customizing for your setup. If you do buy this board get to know the manual so that you can take full advantage of it.
I give it a 9 only because of the tourny jumper and it's not the easiest board (so many things to customize) <still hard to count that an a downfall.