Every year we try to offer every SL owner the ultimate in Style, Innovation, Performance, Features and Adjustability.
In previous years the SL line has included User Definable options for features such as the operating pressure and LPR style as well as classic Ego options such as spring or magnetic trigger return and opto and micro switch options. This year we have taken things a step further with these options, and the SL comes as standard with 2 different trigger combinations. The first style matches what has become the default Ego trigger shape of the last few seasons. A sleek, curved S-type trigger. The second could be considered more of a classic 2-finger design. Both come pre-installed into the dual-mounted roller bearing carrier complete with magnet and spring returns and all adjustment screws and pins. Simply unbolt one bearing carrier, pull out the trigger assembly, and drop in the next.
Internally the SL94 also sees some new upgrades. For the first time we have the New Zick2 kit and Cure3 bolts.
The Zick2 is the next natural progression from the original Zick. It now has a 3-Stage damping effect on the rear stroke, utilizing an air cushion, a hollow-domed PU shock absorbing cushion and a solid final-stop PU bumper. This all combines to decelerate the rearward motion of the bolt and rammer in an even more controlled manner than the previous Zick. Not only that, but the new tail design of the rammer shaft further helps reduce initial drive force on the forward stroke to limit possible damage to the ball being loaded into the barrel.
Sitting above the new Zick2 Rammer kit you will find the new Cure3 bolt. Through observation of the interactions between balls in the feed stack using the very latest High Speed Video equipment we have been able to refine the design of the profiled surface on the top edge of the Bolt. By doing this we have managed to reduce the amount of crush placed on the ball stack in the feed tube during the firing cycle. This helps eliminate cracking of fragile paint and pre-loaded fractures in the stack when used with force-feed loaders.
Of course the rest of the SL94 is beautifully machined and executed as ever, with bespoke designed and machined parts that will only ever be used on the SL range. In-line regulators that remove all superfluous mass. Pared down grip frame. Shaved OOPS body. New on-the-fly clamping feed lever Sprocket screw. And of course the latest generation SL2 Shaft barrel kit, complete with 2 lengths of tip and 3 different internal bore dimensioned backs. Everything that could be done to remove weight and leave a stunningly designed gun has been done. This is the pinnacle of the 2009 Ego Range. The SL94.
I can go on....
PRICE, maybe not completely worth the 1900.
The highest grade marker, in probably the world.
shoots great, deadly accurate.
This thing will keep you going through pretty much any tournament you enter.
Such tournament winning teams play with it as, Edmonton Impact, X factor, Bushwhackers, SD Aftermath, Aftershock, Avalanche, Infamous, Hurricanes, and the list goes on. So, as you can see, this thing is of the best quality. Which means you cant go wrong with it.
All in all, it is an amazing gun, for the superb pro, or the seasoned amateur.
although, as i said before, it might not be worth the complete 2k including taxes
you might want to stick with an ego9
Jack Frost SL94, White Dye Rotor, Second Trigger, 68/4500 Pure Energy
None at all
What isn't its strength? Light, Fast, Nice Feel, No Kick, Just Everything!
You get what you pay for. None at all.
I use all the Eclipse 09 gear and all of it works perfectly! And I mean everything! From the gloves to the 94, its just perfect. The SL94 is light, fast, good feel, low profile, amazing board, you get so many acssesories! Like the two triggers! And LPR and HPR. And the three backs and two fronts barrel kit. Its accurate too! Whats not to like about this gun! You cant call price a weakness, they cant make an amazing gun for 2 dollars! Sorry budget ballers!
Thats all there is to it. The five stars of paintball. The Planet Eclipse SL94
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 at 4:34 pm PST
Ego09 with Cure3 and Zick2, Shaft3 barrel-kit, Rotor-loader
Etek2 with Cure2, Freak barrel-kit and rotor loader, raguba trigger.
WGP Karnivor, Kaner Kit, VL XSV loader, Tadao Board
Plank upgrade when available from Planet Eclipse, and the new zick2 if it don't have it allready.
Weight, Accuracy, Efficient,consistent.
Stock ram snapping. Rammer o-rings breaking.
So, the new flagship from Planet Eclipse.
First of all, I don't own one myself. I'm don't see that I would be good enough to deserv this marker. The one I've tested and played with is my teammates. But believe me, I've played and fooled around with this marker enough to know what I'm talking about!
Like the older SL-models, this one won't let you down. It is a light, and fast marker, with almost no kick in it. It puts the paint where you want it to go, and with style!
It does it with a little more sound that a good spooler, but I actually prefer poppet-markers, and it doesn't bother me at all.
But, like almost anything else out there, the SL94 isn't perfect.
It suffers from the same symptoms as the Ego09. The middle rammer o-ring, and the rammer breaking. I haven't heared that a rammer would have broke on the Ego09, but the fact is, that the zick2 that is stock on the SL94 has broken on quite many players out there, even on the one that I've tested. Now PE says that the material that was used in the rammers was defect, don't know if that is the truth or not. Anyways, PE has now released a new Zick2, that is slightly longer that the first Zick2. The problem with the original Zick2 seemed to be that the rammer went too far back, and the boltpin hit the rammer with such a force, that it broke the rammer end. This should now be solved with the new zick2.
Every owner of an SL94 who has registered their marker will receive a new model Zick2 in the mail, and the plank upgrade. The plank upgrade is supposed to relief pressure on the rammer, wich again should reduce the wear on the middle o-ring. Future will show if this helps.
The SL94 comes with two barrel fronts, 14" and 16". Speedballers won't probably need the 16", or at least I haven't used it. Neither have I noticed any effect in accuracy while using it.
It also comes with three backs, the new SL2-barrelkit. The bores are .685, .689 and .693, the most useful sizes that you might need.
In my opinion, with the new SL2-kit, there is no need for a barrel upgrade, it's all there.
There is no need to upgrade the SL94, and as it is, there is no upgrades on the market that would make it any better than it is out of the box. It allready has the Zick2, Cure3-bolt, barrel-kit and new regulator. It has both microswitch and optical firing, magnetic and spring trigger return. You could get a different style trigger if you wanted, but there is two different triggers in the box with the SL94, so you will probably not have to get that either.
And at this point I have to give some honor to Planet Eclipse as well. They probably have the best customer support I've ever worked with. They really are dedicated to their work, and they don't forget the customer after the marker has been payed. I have been in quite intensive contact with them about the Ego09 and the SL94, and they have really helped me out getting things sorted. Now, even if I'm not 100% satisfied with the markers, the customer support saves them from me stop using their products =)
This is THE marker on the market right now. If you got the plank-upgrade in it, and the new model Zick2, it's there! Set the LPR, chrono, and go own the paintballfields!
The SL94 isn't the cheapest marker out there, but if you can afford it, get it! I would ;)
It get and 8 because of the problems with the rammer (breaking and o-ring wearing out), but once that is solved, it is a STRONG 9. Why not a 10? Because there isn't a 10 out there, but I will sure let you know when there is =)
8 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 at 11:50 am PST