The Equalizer is a tournament legal, semi-only board for Smart Parts' Impulse series markers. The Equalizer upgrade includes a completely new eye system specifically designed for paintball. This upgrade board increases the rate of fire and offers numerous other features. The new boards come with PSP ramping and NXL full auto modes.
The Wicked Air Sportz Equalizer Board is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
km2 --ok board but very low rate of fire and cost 109 plus
2002 impulse all evil with freak 4500 angel air ,,wicked board
Very easy to install unless u are a very low brain person
I believe this to be the best board out for impulse it has out fired my angel my a-5 with electric trigger any spyder i have e-99 amg ,,my emag ,,this board allows my impulse to be my number one gun not my back up ,,the km2 tried it it has no eye system not much of a rate of fire ,,it has full auto but were are u going to use that no were ,,maybe with 6 friends in the back yard ,not on a real field buy a warped board it alot better
everything, eye logic, no shootdown or FSDO, no chops, trigger programming
worth every penny. this is by far one of the best upgrades i have done to my impulse. it has completely eliminated FSDO and shootdown. i love the trigger programming, throuw those tiny allen wrenches away. there are so many ways to fine tune your gun with this baord. i also love how you can upgrade new software with the equalink so i will always have the latest software. tihs give you more for your mone because u always have the best and will never become outdated like the SP vision. and the downlaods are free. this comes from a quality business that makes the best electronics in the buisness. if they didnt, then bob long would not have put them in his guns, and he only uses the best. it has a lifetime warranty where the SP vision only has a 6 month warranty or something like that. there is every reason in the world to go with this baord over all ther rest, its the same preice too. when i first got it, i gased my impy up and fire about 700 shots as fast as i could through my marker. it was unbelieveable. i am completely impressed.
today i went paintball and put about 1000 more paintballs through my gun and not one break the whole day. thats 1700 paintballs and not one break so far. i dunno if its the new ND ram assembly that i put in, or the new solinoid voltage, or mabe both, but today i was getting +/- 3 today over the chrono. i was amazed.
i have put about 4000 paintballs through my gun and not one chop, delay or misfire.
i have now put about 6000 paintball through my gun asnd now one chop due to the eye system, i have chopped about 4 or 5 times total. 3-4 or them broke in my barrel (there was no paint in the breech, so im positive they were barrel breaks), and i because i was shooting black paint and forgot to turn my sensitivity up. the eye couldnt see the paint and i chopped.
7500 shots and no chops. god i love this baord. one thing though, i can shoot blakc paint but there is noe paint i cannot shoot. i shot ALL black shell big ball and it worked fine, but i bought pink and black shell blaze and my eye didnt see it. even on most sensitive. i dont get it. so far that is the only paint that it cant see. the black part was very dark and kinda shiny. i was sure that WAS could see EVERYTHING. but now it can only see 99.9% or paint.
there is every reason to go with this baord. major props to WAS. it wil ltake some time to get used to not chopping ever again.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Saturday, November 20th, 2004 at 6:02 pm PST
i like how you have different eye modes to chose from. the speed is just unbelieveable! after 1,000's of rounds i haven't had a ball break yet!!! it shoots so much faster than the cricket board. you can update you board through equalink which is very convienent. it has a warning light to tell you when your battery is low, this helps alot! the users/ installation manuals are very detailed. you can custom set the BIP dely, debounce, dwell, and eye sentsitivity.
2003 Vert Reg Impulse - Red
Wicked Air Sports Equalizer Board
ND Equalizer Bolt
ND Ti Pull Pin
ND Clamping Low Rise
Eclipse Blade Trigger
Very Fast shooting
Eye never lets paint chop
Many features that you can customize
Eye Cover required some work
This board truely lives up to all the hype. When I got it, I quickly noticed how well it was packaged in a couple layers of protection. Instructions are very well written (online on the WAS website) and installation was very easy. If you have a dremel tool, the grinding down of the small part takes about 30 seconds. Everything went smoothly until I had to put the eye cover on. The screw that holds it in place isnt long enough, or the eye cover is too thick. Whatever the case, I had to make the screw hole a deeper in the eye cover so that the screw that was included would fit. After installation, everything worked perfectly. I had to readjust my trigger, but that was very painless.
When I went outside and shot it... all I could say was WOW! This board really rips! You can shoot really fast strings of paint, but the best part was that there were no chops! The eye works flawlessly.
There are a lot of things you can tweak on the board to give it the best performance for your marker. You can change the dwell, Rate of Fire, ball in place (lets the ball get fully into the chamber before letting you fire again), debounce, firing mode... all done without any tools at all!
This is a very excellent board for the Impulse. The only downside is that it costs a lot, and you might have to mess around with the eye cover a bit to get it to fit well. I would recommend that you save up 150 bucks though, and buy one of these boards, especially if you do not already have vision. You WILL notice a HUGE difference.
-Solution to shoot-down and FSDO
-Debounce, etc. settings
-Trigger Programming (Takes some getting used to, but easy to memorize)
I will begin by thanking Wicked Air Sportz. This board is the savior of Impulses. Without this board, I would have sold mine and upgraded to a Timmy. This board can take the bare-bones non-vision Impulse, and convert it into a paint-slinging monster.
Some people may complain about the price, but then again, look at what you compare it to. The Vision sister board for the Cricket sells for $150. All you get there is a very finicky and limited eye. For the same cost, the WAS board gives you a FSDO solution, maximum ROF capabilities, as well as other settings for fine-tuning your marker.
The WAS board has settings for Dwell, Debounce (never before available to Impulse users), 4 different eye modes, Ball In Place Delay, ROF cap (for eye mode 1), and eye sensitivity levels.
Dwell: Nothing special, except that it is adjustable in 1ms as well as 1/4ms increments
Debounce: Helps keep your marker tournament legal, no matter the trigger setup
Eye Modes: Bypass- Eye off mode, yet capped at 13 bps so that if the eye malfunctions, you won't just chew up paint and spit out soup. Eye Mode 1- ACE is set up with a ROF cap (20-30 bps adjustable) for non-reflective bolts. Eye Mode 2- for reflective bolts, the bolt positioning is monitored to maximize cycle rate. Simulate- mode that allows maximum ROF while no paint is in the marker, allowing high-speed test/dry firing.
BIP Delay: adjustable delay time so the user can set it according to the speed of their hopper
ROF Cap: For eye mode 1, allows adjustable speed settings to maximize ROF for non-reflective bolts
Eye Sensitivity: Allows user to adjust sensitivity to motion, textures, and colors. Reduces eye confusion of light with paintballs, and vice versa.
**Newer players may find the installation a bit involved, and may want to have a local airsmith do the filing on the eye slot.
My marker is 100% better now that I have the WAS board. I am hitting higher speeds, with greater shot consistency than ever. That and the fact that I haven't chopped a ball in the 2 cases I've used so far, convince me that this board is as good as everyone is hyping it up to be.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, June 17th, 2004 at 7:38 pm PST
Impulse, OTB Frame, Equalizer board, CCM Lo Rise, New Designs Hammer, Slik Shot, Mac Dev 04 Gladiator, Halo B, AGD Flatline 68/3000
Much faster then either stock boards, more adjustable, more precise dwell settings, fixes fsdo
Problem with Eye Mode 2 Switching to bypass mode after a few shots
The Wicked Air Sportz equalizer is one of the best upgrades that I have ever purchased for any gun that I have owned in my experience of playing paintball. It is very fast, Eye Mode 1 has an adjustable rate of fire up to 30 bps if you dont have a reflective bolt and eye mode 2 has an unlimited bps cap if you do have a reflective bolt. The eye is programmed to not shoot foreign objects other then paintballs as the eye can not only detect the color but the texture of the surface as well. You can adjust everything that you would need to adjust to get your stuff working properly the way that you want it. It also provides more juice to the solenoid to get rid of first shot drop off. I would go as far as to say that even if you have the stock SP vision to sell it and get an Equalizer.
I think that this is one of the best products out to increase the rate of fire on the impulse. If you are satisfied with the rate of fire of your gun then you probably dont need this but it also has other useful features that you would be able to use even if you were happy with your rate of fire like the eye and getting rid of fsdo.
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Simply put, this board is the best upgrade available for the impulse to date. It is not only incredibly fast, but has the best reflective eye system available! The FSDO fix, the great eye logic, the trigger programming with no external buttons, the tournament lock, and many other features all add up to one great product!
It has many features that can be adjusted, of course many people like to tinker, but half of the settings do not need to be changed! Out of the box it will work just great!
There seems to be a very large misconception about how difficult it is to install the equalizer board. It is NOT hard to install at all, it only takes about 10 minutes!
People complaining about the eye cover have to realize, it DOES fit perfectly, the eye board snaps into place and both the eye cover and eye board were designed to have a very tight fit!
Filing the eyehole is also easy to do, it requires a small file, a paper towel and a sharpie and only takes about 10 minutes to do aswell.
Simply just the best product for the impulse. If you don't have one, get one. Don't bother waiting for the Tadao board or the Loki board, they simply will not be able to top this!
Black Impulse w/ brass hammer, after market delrin bolt, W.A.S equalizer board, clampind feed neck, smart grip, and after marker blade trigger.
Fastest board you can buy, unlimited rate of fire, anti chop eyes, and looks cool.
I just bought my impulse about a month ago and my gun nevers chops. I have not choped once with the equilizer board. There is no reason to get a vision eye because they cap of at 20bps, the eqiulizer has unlimited rate of fire, and they are about the same price.
This is the best board you can get for an impulse!!!!
2k3 impulse with: WAS board, and New Designz: Bolt, Bolt pin, Hammer, Ram Shaft, Adjustable Trigger, valve and dye sticky's
Upgradable (With Equalink)
Gotta Spend $50 for a $5 equalink Cable
Well once you get past the installation which really sucks. (I didn't like the idea of jamming a file into the breach) The board is really a great board, the initial use of the board was a little confusing but you quickly get used to it. After you install and figure out how to use the board, it's absolutely amazing. I'm not really a quick shooter, but i could out shoot my 12v Revvy if i tried turning up the speed just a little bit, so i was really caught in a debate between a Halo B which is probably $30 - $50 less than a vision board depending on where you buy it, and the WAS board. I finally decided i was better off getting the Equalizer cause it would allow me to shoot as fast as i wanted no matter what hopper i would have to use. I must say i'm absolutely pleased with the equalizer, so far i've only gotten to run 500 shots through, but i was shooting as fast as i possibly could and it didn't chop once and i went through all 500 shots in just a couple minutes. With my non-vision board i would've chopped probably 20+ paintballs since usually if you keep ripping after the first break the paint just builds in the barrel and the breach and they break easier and easier.
So as you can see i'm very pleased with my move from the blind cricket board to the all seeing almighty Equalizer board, and if it wasn't for the installation i would rate this thing 10 out of 10, but because i had to stick a file in the breach, i'm not too happy even though i didn't scratch anything. So i've decided this thing deserves an 8 also because if you want to take advantage of the software updates, you need to buy a cable for $50 that probably doesn't cost more then 5 bucks to make.