After more than three years in the making, the REV-i is DP Engineering’s most anticipated creation to date. Designed to fulfill the paintball enthusiast’s dream, the REV-i showcases incredibly innovative features that are sure to make it one of the most sought after markers in recent memory.
With sleek race car inspired lines and design, the REV-i’s polished body features an innovative 'window' option to view its powerful engine, the flawless internal bolt system. With just five o-rings and one moving part, this patented operation has earned the approval of the most demanding paintballers and techs worldwide. A newly designed pressure gauge fits snugly in the rear, where all it takes is a quick glance to check operating pressure, and DP's ingenious new 'Switchblade Trigger' gives users the option to experience two different types of triggers with a simple twist.
The REV-i also combines its incredible appearance with ingenious circuitry, providing the user with intuitive and dynamic options. Showcased by a rear mounted OLED display and a multi-colored backlit acrylic panel, the REV-i circuit board contains an astonishing number of customizable settings, Including the revolutionary ‘Tune Assist’ and creative ‘break out’ modes, among many others.
Designed and built with passion and pride, the DP REV-i takes competitive paintball to a whole new level. Get your hands on one, and prepare to blow the competition away.
The Dangerous Power REVi is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
Dangerous Power G3
J&J Edge Barrel Kit
PMI 50/45 Carbon Fiber Tank
Stinger Paintball Designs Grips
Dangerous Power Rev-i
68/45 crossfire tank
Empire Prophecy hopper
Barrel Kit included
APE Board Stock
So i got this gun used off of Tdot from another player for a good deal, so i had to break down and buy it. I already own a G3 so i know what to expect from Dangerous Power, and having shot a Spec-R i was interested to see how this marker compared with that. I test fired it today and my first impression was "WOW, this is a nice marker". Full detailed review below.
Well like i said i got this marker used so im not sure what the original cardboard box looked like, but its the case inside that counts. This is the second marker ive seen to come in a very nice case. The original Gen1 invert Mini's had a hard case with them, and this reminds me of that a lot. Its nice to see a company put effort into protecting your investment by providing a protective case for the marker. The case is made out of a reinforced foam that is very ridged and looks like it would protect the marker from soft blows or scuffs. Inside the case the marker is surrounded by hard rubber/foam and is very well protected from impact. The top layer of the case has loops to hold the barrel kit and the over sized allen keys (another plus, more about them later) so you dont loose them. There are pockets the close with Velcro to put your manual and other tools/orings in. The nice thing is your whole market + the tools + the barrel kit all fit into the bag, and its a vary small form factor so you dont have to lug around a suitcase.
I have the black and "gold" version of this marker. I say "gold" as the colour is closer to orange then the gold you would see on a spec-r or ego. Its still a very nice shade though, and since it is mainly black and not truly orange i would imagine is tourney legal. The marker is a bit larger then the G3 overall, however it doesn't weigh more (that i can tell by holding the two of them) despite the Rev-i coming with a heaver barrel.
Like the G3 the Rev-i has that amazing RAPS (rapid air pressurization system) flip leaver ASA. The best ASA i have used on any marker to date. With the rev-i not only does the RAPS purge all air in front of the tank but it also purges all air in the firing chamber and reg, which eliminates that one shot that other market have after you remove the tank. As a result the gun is truly safe when your air is off. Brilliant work DP!
Possibly my favorite part of the gun, the switchblade trigger. It has pre travel and post travel adjustment screws on the side, as well as a magnetic force adjustment screw in the trigger. This lets you set up the trigger any way you want. With the microswitch board this trigger has an overall amazing feel to it. The switchblade feature allows you to flip over the trigger so you can switch between sling and rake style triggers, depending on your style.
Other Marker Features:
The clamping feedneck is the same one that you find on the G3, smooth and locks nicely to the halo hopper.
The rev-i features the rear mounted PMD, which is awesome for watching your internal marker pressure. Also if you switch tanks you know how much of a difference they put out on their primary regs.
The regulator on the Rev-i is VERY constant, only 3+ fps up and down at the crony.
The eye covers come off with an allen key, same as the G3.
The Barrel Kit:
The barrel kit that comes with the gun features 3 backs and two fronts for use with the rev-i. The 3 backs are .693 .689 and .685 and the fronts are 14" and 16". I would have liked to see smaller tips for the barrel kit included like a 12" or 10" as i like smaller barrels on my markers, however the 14" tip works well to balance the gun. The backs seam to be honed nicely and seam to be of quality. The barrel is dead on accurate and is the best stock barrel ive used to date on a marker.
The board is built by APE, which i find really easy to use. Ive used APE boards on all my guns and love them to death. If your new to the APE way of doing things then all the features are outlined in the manual (which is full colour) and it will walk you through step by step how to program the board. The board does have a very steep learning curve, but once you get the hang of it its easy. I like the trigger tanning option and the auto tune feature. Very helpful for tweaking the marker. The board has a very aggressive "cheater mode" which allows you to run a program for a set number of seconds/trigger pulls and then clear that program out of memory, so even if you take the battery out and put it back in, its gone. I dont use this mode as i find it un sporting, but if you like that kinda thing its there for you. All your major modes are in the gun, and you can customize them if you dont like the stock ones. Battery level indicator is a plus and with 6 different profiles you have endless combination's.
Overall a very nice marker from Dangerous powers, im going to have to give it a rare 10 out of 10 as i haven't been able to find anything wrong with it. Yes i would have like to see a smaller barrel option but that's hardly cause to remove a point. Great job DP, keep it up!
Dangerous Power Rev-i (KOHN SPORTS LASERING), Pinokio Hopper, Ninja Tank 68/45
Dangerous Power Rev-I Back Cap (to make maintenance tool-less).
Very fast trigger response, light weight, Incredibly Str8 Shot, RAPS™ (Rapid Air Pressurizing System)
None so far
This is my First gun in that price range. Previously owned a Tippmann 98 and perhaps seeing the difference makes me appreciate the Rev-i. This gun shoots fast and very accurate (using the right size barrel back). Hot design. The board is packed with features, haven't tried tuner assist yet. RAPS™ (Rapid Air Pressurizing System).
okay,,,, so far i have used this gun 1 time and is my first gun of this caliber and price range. I know the gun can make the player but the player controls the gun. This gun helped me shoot 8 people in one game defending a castle (good accuracy Mad HEAD SHOTS, no homo),,, as soon as i pressed the trigger the paintball just flew out fast (great trigger response), . I went through the board,, sh!t load of programmable features. This is the gun to get if you want accuracy, dependability, Beauty in a box (no need to blow up..lol), 3 barrel backs, 2 barrels, tools, case, 35BPS, APE board (tons of features (serous features)), RAPS™ (Rapid Air Pressurizing System), light weight, dude,,, just get it.. this piece of art is sick with incredible features. not that affordable but if you can stretch then do so.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 7:40 pm PST
OLED board with tons of options
Very few moving parts
Easy to maintain
Trigger set up can be tricky
Excellent marker for the money. Comes with two barrel lengths and three barrel backs, all the tools you'll need to maintain it and a great COLOR manual. The manual is very good in covering all aspects of the marker from trigger and board set up to maintenance and repair. The OLED board from APE is one of the best I've used. Has all the standard settings (Semi, Auto, Burst) and quite a few more. One of the things I like about the board is not having to open up the grip and moving DIP switches to change settings. The pressure guage in the back of the marker is a plus as I don't have to tip the marker to the side to see it.
If your looking for a marker in the sub $1K catagory that preforms like a much more expensive model, this is the one.