The Cybrid is Stryker's next generation semi-automatic marker featuring a lightweight metal body and a revolutionary integrated foregrip for maximum comfort. Also features a new blade trigger for faster rates of fire, and a intergrated foregrip for incresed comfort. This kit includes: the Cybrid marker, JT Raptor mask, pre-filled CO2 cylinder with adapter, VL200 loader, Proflex squeegee and a barrel plug.
The Stryker Paintball Cybrid is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
I bought this at WalMart for 79.99 On 12/30/2008. The gun is flashy, and has a nice design. It is ergonomic. It feeds balls well. I had a ball break in my hopper once, and paint got all over the balls. I had to field strip the entire gun and clean it. Other than that, I have had no troubles. The gun WILL malfunction if it is not cleaned regularly.
All in all, it has been dependable, even in sub-freezing temperatures. I would recommend this for starters. It is not an advanced gun. If you play against advanced players, you will be outgunned.
Tippmann US Army Alpha Black Tactical w/
Archon's NEW Revolutionary 200 Round Gravity fed hopper,
20oz remote line CO2 NXe 4+1
Overlord Rx Pistol w/ laser sight
Custom made P90 prototype
non interchangable parts
Right out of the box
For eighty bucks it comes with a hopper, mask and squeegee. When you pull it out of the box it looks cheap. There is some plastic casing, but a second look reveals that the plastic is not part of the housing, it's just for show.
The gun is surprisingly accurate. It's not the best I've scene, but it can pick off a 5'' radius from 50' away. The trigger is a little hard to pull but it's not as bad as other reviews make it out to be.
On the field
One may say this gun is pretty decent for the price one will pay to own it. I like the rubber grip on the handlegrip and foregrip, it keeps it stable. It's good on gas so thats a plus. However the gun never was hit so I'm not sure if the plastic shell will break or not.
Cleaning and Maintenance
It's really a simple gunto rip apart, and cleaning is a breeze. It still looks shinny after a couple uses.
All in all I would rate it an O.K. gun for the beginner or casual player. Don't let the plasic decieve you, it has nothing to do with the housing (if the plastic was to crack, the gun would still work just fine.) If you want a decent gun for the price I would look at this one.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, August 8th, 2009 at 7:30 pm PST
Stingray 2 (very popular entry level gun about 10 years ago)
Brass Eagle Green Raptor (awesome gun, hard to find)
Cybrid with JJ Ceramic 14" barrel (longer than 14" will just slow your shots down, or waste CO2)
-Upgrade the stock barrel to a 14 inch barrel with sufficient porting
-If you don't like to aim and carefully place your shots, get an electronic hopper so you can spray and pray
Accepts Spyder barrels
Stock trigger is a double trigger
Stock barrel is incredibly inaccurate
Velocity adjustments are not precise
I purchased two cybrids, two 24 oz tanks, 2 hoppers, and 2 JT Raptor masks off of eBay for a grand total of $65 shipped to my door (that's right, $32.50 buys a gun, a 24 oz tank, a hopper, and a mask). A 24 oz tank costs $35 at the store, so I essentially bought 2 tanks and got the rest for free. Everything was either new or refurbed.
There are many reviews that say this gun is junk, but they are written by people that seem to be blinded by the marketing departments Tippmann, Spyder, etc. I have read that many people say the plastic will break or that it chops balls or that it leaks gas.
The plastic is more durable than metal, because this plastics flexes then assumes its regular shape. Metal does not flex, it bends. So if you slam your nice $800 Autococker on a tree and dent it, you'll have to get a new gun. If you slam your Cybrid on a tree, you can shoot the guy with his broken Autococker very easily. Also, Tippmann uses plastic, and they are regarded as producing the most durable markers.
The accuracy of the stock Cybrid is bad. It may take 10 shots before you hit a target the size of a CD from 40 ft away. To make your marker more accurate, you can do a few things. The only upgrade you should do to increase the accuracy of the Cybrid is to get a new barrel. Spyder barrels are compatible with this marker.
Here are some tips for barrel selection:
-Don't buy a barrel longer than 14" (multiple studies show that longer barrels actually decrease performance because a longer barrel equals more friction)
-Make sure the barrel is ported (has holes in it). The holes allow gas to exit the barrel before the ball does. If by the time the ball leaves the barrel, it is no longer being pushed by gas, it will be very VERY accurate.
-Decide if you want a rifled barrel or a coated barrel. Newer barrel technology has focuses more on creating less friction (using a ceramic teflon coating) and less on rifling because a paintball markers are gas powered muskets shooting round balls and not rifles shooting bullets.
This gun cannot shoot at 15 bps, but can shoot at 6 bps comfortably with stock components. If you like to waste paint, you can buy an electric hopper so you can shoot faster. Do not buy an electric hopper to avoid ball jams, as this marker will not jam balls, because a little bit of air gets shot into the hopper with each shot (similar to the cyclone feed system by Tippmann, but does not have a feeding wheel).
In summmary, this is a well made, durable gun that will outlast most of your friends' markers that cost 10 times more. The only money you should spend to upgrade this gun should be on a 14" ported and coated barrel, and maybe on a remote line if you like a lighter gun without complications of liquid CO2 running through the bolt.
Your friends may laugh at its red color and plastic body, but when you shoot them in the face from 75 ft away with a gun that cost you $35, feel free to laugh right back.
Spend $65 on eBay and get 2 of these complete setups (one for you and one for your friend whose autococker broke).
I have used this gun as a back for my spyders and it is very reliable. it is accurate and is very powerful. This is a good gun for beginners. This gun is very durable. My friends and i have used this gun in durt and mud and it had no effect. It is very easy to use and my paintball team loves it.
Good gun. Wouldnt use as my only gun though. Good beginners gun.
i've used it in stock, then with a 32 degrees whisper and quiet riot barrel
anti-chop bolt, new barrel (stock works ok inside of 30 yards), low-sitting hopper, and maybe some way to adjust the trigger
Cheap, easy to use and reliable
Very heavy trigger, reciever is plastic, and this is CANDY-APPLE RED
I bought this right after Christmas '08 and expected it to be a very good gun. i went in, played woodsball, and this gun took care of me, being i was a newbie. i couldn't damage it, now matter how much i put it through
I transferred the old barrel to the new carbon fiber one, and got fair accuracy (although i DO NOT reccomend that barrel) , trigger speed can be either terrible or very good depending on how the muscle memory in you fingers have gotten. I swapped the carbon fiber barrels for a 32 degrees quiet riot and whisper, and could put paint almost anywhere i wanted.
If you can find an anti-chop bolt for it (i think a spyder bolt would fit), get it. this has potential to be a damn good gun.
this is a cheap gun, but ive only ever had one problem with it and that was from my own doing. if this is the only gun you can afford, it'll be worth more than you paid for it. I give it a 7, because of 3 things: hard to customize, plastic reciever, and the fact that it's bright friggin red
7 out of 10
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spyder 2000 (spyder is better)
tippmann 98 (tippmann way better)
13 inch smart parts barrel (cybrid has same barrel thread as spider)
barrel and hopper (i used velocity hopper u can use a slower one like the view loader one for 40 bucks cause the gun only does about 6bps at the most)
The weight, looks, and size are the key features on the cybrid
Accuracy and speed.
Doesn't look or feel to durable but mine is still in good shape but don't think it will out last my tippmann i purchased a long time ago. I bought it cause it looked good and thought it would be a good back up gun but i was wrong its not my back up the tippmann 98 still is the back up.
i rate this gun a 9 for the simple fact it cost 80 bucks and it come with a 20 dollar mask (JT Raptor) so that takes the gun to 60 then it also comes with co2 and a few paint balls not bad at all for just occasional play.
I used this gun for about 3 months, where I played paintball probably about 50 times.. This gun is pretty bad. But for a beginner who doesn't want to spend a lot of money yet, its good. It serves its purpose as a low end mechanical marker.. Its pretty easy to clean and take apart.. Doesn't chop paint hardly at all, unless you're using something like monster balls. Because they're horrible. The mask the kit comes with is decent, its a half mask, and looks kind of silly. But its okay, pretty flexible mask. Doesn't fog hardly.. Ummm, I don't really know what else to say about it, besides about half of it is plastic.. Its pretty decent.
Wouldn't recommend to anyone who's played more than once or is looking to upgrade to a better gun..
-Tippmann 98 Custom
-Spyder Victor (2009)
-Invert Mini (only tested a few times!)
-Gen X Global 200 round hopper
-9oz Brass Eagle c02
-Standard Stryker Cybrid Barrel
-Better barrel, if you think you need it.
-Finish (exotic red)
-Excellent grip in front
-An occasional chop
-Feed neck sometimes jams
I got this marker when I just couldn't bare the Tippmann 98 Custom rental, because it just plain sucked. A good deal; $50 at amazon remanufactured, normally an $85 dollar value new. So, why wouldn't I get it?! Anyway, soon after we went to Providence Paintball to play a few rounds. I have to say, it's accuracy is superb, comparing to others who said it's accuracy was bad. But my main concern was the chopping; my hopper was splattered in paint and some paintballs got stuck in the feed neck, so I'd shoot tiny paintball pebbles, like a shotgun. This didn't happen too often, but it got a bit annoying. Everything else is good, though. I did very good overall and my friends envied my marker.
If you're on a tight budget and you're a beginner-novice, I'd take a look at this marker. If you're closer to a pro or you play pretty seriously, you should maybe look at this, but you should try and get a better marker, because this gun isn't perfect, but it's far from bad!
It is very powerful, pretty acurate, and light weight aswell. cheap!! and looks Gangster.
Not consistant, and chops a lot!! Loud!!!! Really Loud!!!
If you are a beginner how probably is not looking to get serious in paintball and just want to have fun but still want to have one of the best guns on your team i would definetly get this gun. It's only $80!! This is a very good gun for its price and i tore up the fields with it.
I would get this gun if all you play is rec ball, but you still want to beast it up. And it would be a reliabel back up gun aswell.