for this marker, I recommend upgrading everything... But I always believe that if upgrades begin to cost more than the gun, just buy a better gun. A new barrel would be nice, it most definately needs a new bolt, I would recommend nitrogen for this marker. And as for the rest, you'll find out what to fix as you go along.
Bolt gets stuck.
Trigger could be more sensitive.
I personally don't have this marker, but two of my friends and my girlfriend (yes she plays) have it, and I have never seen anything good come out of any of them. One of my friends had so many problems with it, he just took the electric trigger frame and put it onto his old JT Triad. My girlfriend also got fed up with it and just sent it back to the manufacturer. Everytime we played, all the avants would have problems with chopping paint and jamming up. Everytime we tried playing a game we had to take them to the shop to get fixed. I figure it must be something with the way it's made, it can't just be coincidence that all 3 of them had problems. I've been told that it coud be that they need to use electric hoppers, but I have a friend with a Spyer Pilot and he never has problems with his marker, and he doesnt use an electric hopper.
I wouldn't recommend this gun. It's seriously more trouble than it's worth.
i have used:98 custom
This is a good gun but needs upgades (mainly internials[springs]). It my need a little tuning up to get it the best it can go w/ this marker you have to loosen the spring to get it to shoot strait (unless a new barrel). when getting the new spring kit for the E-99 use the softest spring(black) it will give the marker more accuracy.
spyder e99 spyder fenix all other electronic spyders
Spyder e99 Avant (black)
14"smart parts barrel
20oz co2 soon to be n2
12v revvy w/ x board
deffinitly an electronic hopper!
Awesome trigger pull
Works well with n2 or co2
None that i have found
I got this gun because my old gun broke..curse black dragun...ok so i ordered this one and i was amped cuz' i have used the e99 and it was sick. I was siked when i saw that spyder had come out with a better moddel.
When i opened the box the gun looked sick. it was so nice i couldent wait to go out and shoot it. when i did the thing was a beast it was soo accurate, definitly worth every penny, get this gun!
This gun is awesome, worth every penny. Spyder did well with this one, no flaws at all. Get this gun if you are looking for a good electronic gun that is really good.
Spyder Victor w/ ESP
Dragun Fire LED
Dragun Drallion Autococker LCD
Spyder E-99 Avant
70/4500 Worr Gas Adjustable
Dual Timmy Detents
Derlin Timmy Bolt
1/250 Eye Covers
Eye channeled frame (custom powder coated)
Kapp Dropzone 3 (custom powder coated)
Drop Adaptor (custom powder coated)
Dye Hyper Inline Regulator
Knockout 14 inch One-Piece
Dye Sticky 3's 2005.
T-Board (with this and a new trigger and switch you can shoot just as fast as any gun out there)
Eye channeled frame (custom powder coated)
Dye Sticky Grips
Easy to work on and plenty of ups to buy
People will talk sometimes, but its the player not the gun.
Great gun, easy to maintain, can upgrade the crap out of it and it knows how to preform.
It can compete with anything out there once you have a t-board with vision installed, it takes some work but it truely can be an amazing gun and a good deal for how much money you put in. If i had the money for a DM5 i would buy one, but since i didnt i put what i had into a spyder and dont regret it.
Tippman 98 custom - no comparison - less accurate - no as easy to maintain
Revy 12 volt hopper
Smart Parts 14" tear drop
Java 12oz co2
New Barrlel - Tear drop is best
New hopper - Depending on how fast you fire
new bolt - stock scratches internals
Some guns need to have there spring cut. Stock bolt scratches internals
This is the best gun that i have used. When i first got it i didn't have a agitated hopper and the balls would get chopped and i would have to clean it while playing. But once i got it it was nearly flawless. i don't play speed mostly wood. My friend has a 98 and he had the worst time trying to clean it. It also broke down on him. We and a couple other friends were playing wood against a team with Auto cockers adn right off the bat his gun got jammed so i haad to give himn cover while he tried to fix it. soon i got frustrated and moved forward. about a minute after i had gotten bunkered and the game ended he had finally had figurred out what happened and he was wishing that he had gotten the Avant
This is probably the best gun under 200 bucks. so if u want a reliable gun and have enough money for upgrades this is a good gun
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 6th, 2005 at 12:39 am PST
Pretty much all spyders
WGP 2002 Autococker
- Too Many Upgrades To List
2004 Angel Speed
- Stock for the most part but new barrel and halo b to come
- 68/3000 HPA Crossfire for the Cocker, and 68/45000 Crossfire LP for Angel
Spyder E-99 Avant (My last resort marker)
- Stock, I dont use this one at all anymore
Barrel, the stock one is garbage
Accuracy is not great
Thats about it
When I started playing paintball, Spyders were the first that I ever used. Whats nice about them is that they are cheap and work very well. They are tough as any marker can come and they are great for people that dont plan on spending a lot of time playing or dont have a lot of money to get the tourney level markers. The E-99 is an excellent choice for a beginner that wants a electro without a huge price tag. The marker is very fast and totally easy to use. There is no more dip switches so the modes are changed with the single button on back. Now, you will need a new barrel because I have never seen anyone with the marker and have them tell me the stock one is good, its not even good enough to be a paper weight. I got to use a Freak Jr. kit and that made a HUGE difference. The next thing to get is an auto revvy just to be sure that you wont have chops because I have had a few without mine turned on. Lastly an N2 system like crossfire is great for accuracy and consistancy. The battery life is pretty good and the marker can be abused if you wanted to and it would still fire.
If you are just getting started or you are a player that wants to move into electros, then you cant go wrong with this marker. I was happy with it for the most part until i got my other toys. Like I said, you will need a new barrel but other than that, you can get out and play well. I will give it an 8 because the barrel really sucks but overall, good job kingman.
Overall when you get the gun out of the box it isn't too bad, but to get it working nice you might have to do some work to it.
Good: The gun isn't bad out of the box, but you have to wait a while to use it while the batterie charges for it. The stock parts aren't too bad...The design is good. Great for the price.
Bad: The stock parts if you can I recommend upgrading. The gun tends to skip around with consistency. Not recommended for use near water, any water in the capacitor or anywhere in the grip can screw it up. Uncomfortable grip.
When you first get the gun it is fun to play around with and not bad. Once you put some money into it though and get some better parts the marker is almost as good as any high end electro. The gun is real fun to play around with and if nothing else would make a good inexpensive backup.
Overall the gun isn't bad but with some extras put in it can become a very good marker.
Shocktech Spyder Trigger
Kingman ACS Delrin Bolt
Shocktech Spyder Spring Set
Dye Spyder Sticky 3 Grips
Shocktech Spyder Feed Neck
Smart Parts Spyder Freak Barrel(.689,.691 inserts)
Ricochet Apache LCD Agitated Loader with Extreme Rage Loader Cover-Realtree
PMI Pure Energy 48 CI/3000 Psi N2 tank with Smart Parts Burn Freak Tank Cover
Electronic Loader- At least 14 BPS to match the gun (Mines 20 lol dont ask me why...)
Nitrogen/Compressed Air to make it better( co2 works FINE but n2 would make it better)
New Delrin Bolt - if u want to increase the gun's life and or speed
buy some oil to lube all the o-rings and etc.
Simplicity ..Easy on field adjustments as well as at your house..Sick gun for price
There arent many weaknesses about this gun except the lights are a little bright
What A Gun.. i dont know where to start.. I thought this would be a good gun to begin
with..But i was WAY WRONG.. Its a good gun for intermediate players too..A couple games later and i realized i might not have to get another gun for a while..Easy to disassemble and easy to assemble after the first time..I'd defintly get a Electric Loader because with my first normal 200 rd not agitated loader i had trouble doin full-auto and even burst...The bolt annoys the hell out of me so after i used it three times i had enough and ordered the Kingman ACS Delrin Bolt(great)..i honestly have never broken a ball (one was because i still had my plug in and one time i jumped over a creek but got some mud in my barrel so i shot and it broke in it) with it but the old bolt just ate up the interiors of it basically until i sanded it evenly..The barrel isnt that bad but it definetly curves a few feet dramatically after traveling 150 feet b4 i got the new bolt and nitrogen..surprisingly it helped once because i got the elbow of a guy around one of the bunkers.Now the gun shoots dead on and every1 one calls my gun the black beast because it shoots lasers and i can count on this gun to never let me down
Just buy this gun..Dont think you have to get an expensive gun to impress any1.Just show them how u play and than theyll see how good of a gun this is..Dont let any1 tell u to have a great gun it has to be over 300$
Buy it! 9.5 overall but rating it a 10 for the price..Aint a better gun out there for the price
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, November 6th, 2005 at 6:16 pm PST
-E-99 Avant Black
-Ricochet 2k Lcd
-Progressive '14 barrel
-Extreme Rage sticky grips
-Check It sure fit aluminum feed neck
-48ci/3,000 psi Pure Energy Nitrogen system
-Also have Armotech Zeus and Dragunfly Mecahnical Autococker
Kingman ACS Bolt
Low Rise Feed adaptor
Not a gas hog
Bright LED Display- not too bad though
This is a great gun for any type of paintballer. This specific gun is being used in scenario games for 26 hour periods of time. It is proven to work well through any type of game, and it can take abuse. It can be used for a beginner all the way up to an experienced player. I highly recommend this gun for all players.
I only paid $129.00 for this gun and it is well worth this price.
Spyder E99 (Avant is better in changing fire settings)
Spyder Pilot (Better than Avant)
Spyder Imagine (Worse than all listed above)
1. Spyder E99 Avant- Venturi Bolt, Empire Reloader, DYE Xcel Barrel.
2. Spyder E99- New Bolt, Velocity Adjuster, Drop Forward, Expansion Chamber, Smart Parts Barrel.
3. Spyder Flash LCD- No Upgrades yet.
1. Electric Hopper
4. Expansion Chamber
-Ease of customability
-Stock Expansion Chamber
I like this gun, as it is very well built and very easy to maintain. You must remember that you need to get several new components to the gun before you actually really kick some butt. You need an electric hopper for constant, even feeds, and a barrel for good accuracy. You will also need a good bolt, because the stock bolt is less than perfect. The expansion chamber should be bigger; it is certainly a welcome upgrade.