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Tippmann X7 Phenom
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Number of Reviews: 16
Average Rating: 9.4 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $400

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The X7 Phenom with FlexValve Technology is the first electro-pneumatic paintball marker to offer the combination of improved air efficiency, superior accuracy, manual or electronic mode firing, and the flexibility of CO2 or compressed air usage. The new FlexValve operates below 300 PSI for improved air efficiency allowing you to get over 1,400 shots from a 68 cubic inch 4500 psi tank. Also, due to its Spool Valve design, recoil is virtually eliminated for improved accuracy.


As an added benefit, the Phenom’s searless design incorporates fewer wear parts, making maintenance easier than ever. Best of all, because this new marker is built around the existing X7 platform, the Phenom–which is nearly 3 inches shorter than the X7–can still accept more than 20 current X7 mods and upgrades, including the popular Flatline Barrel.
Players have never been offered such a complete package – the performance of a tournament marker…the flexibility of a mechanical marker…the durability of a Tippmann…and the ability to customize their marker with thousands of different looks. With the new X7 Phenom priced similar to the current X7 with eGrip, the X7 Phenom truly is in a class of its own.


Other great features include:
New compact and lightweight aluminum body
Pushpin construction for easy field stripping
All-metal trigger for enhanced stability
Three position selector switch – with third position having five firing modes
Magnetically activated hall effect electronics
Quick release magazine with built-in tool storage
The internal gasline and lack of cocking handle offer a more realistic look
Redesigned Cyclone Feed System paddles feed up to 20 balls-per-second without batteries
Piccatinny top rail to easily add new sights or handles
Compatible with air-thru stocks
Removable front and rear sights
Low profile, offset hopper for clear line of sight
Modular foregrip with two rails to add sights and scopes
Internal regulator with new external velocity adjustment (tool required)
9.5” high performance, stone-honed barrel
Includes maintenance pack, barrel blocking device, and marker lubricant
Two year marker warranty
Made in the USA
Product Availability 
The Tippmann X7 Phenom is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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ryepop Sunday, March 27th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
6 months4 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
tippmann 98 custom pro a.c.t
Tippmann a5 egrip
bt4 combat
bt delta elite
Marker Setup: x7 electro phenom
14" invert twister barrel
18" apex 2 barrel
16" hammerhead bangstixx barrel
tect bad karma edition mrt bolt
x7 phenom m16 short mag
x7 phenom ump shroud
tippmann folding forgrip
bt c.a.r stock
ninja remote line
ninja 3000 48 cube hpa tank
tect squishy paddles (no longer in my marker)
tippmann tpx with rifled hammerhead barrel
Recommended
Upgrades:
A better barrel than the stock one (although the stock barrel is decent)
a tect mrt bolt (either the regular or bad karma)
remote line (the marker gets heavy with the tank on after a couple hours of play)
Strengths: accurate
No kick back
mechanical/electric
low pressure
durable
Weaknesses: Nothing that i have run into yet
Review: This marker is a dream. i have used all sorts of different markers over the last few years and nothing has felt as good as the phenom. when your battery dies your still in the game, it's a breeze to take apart and clean/lube up, it has a super low operating pressure what keeps you in the game longer, the amount of customizations you can do is really good.

I watched quite a few reviews online and did a lot of reading so i decided to upgrade to an x7 phenom after my a5 starting having problems (the power tube in it failed).
the first time i took this marker to a field it did not let me down and everything i read and saw was dead accurate. the only drawback is the weight after a full day of play and some people say the non kick that it has (i really don't care if it kicks or not).

I had the squishy paddles in it and kept breaking balls on the edge of the cyclone so i switched back to the regular paddles and have not broken one since, so if you run into that problem with the squishes put the stock paddles back in and that might be your solution
Conclusion: I would highly recommend the x7 phenom to anyone, with the 5 modes of fire, all the upgrades from the x7 that can be incorporated, the electro/mechanical aspect, low operating pressure, the feel of the marker you cannot go wrong. i would say just upgrade your barrel and your good to go. Try one and see what you think, it's next to near perfect.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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sftczazie Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Period of
Product Use:
1 year3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
98 Custom , Viewloader Orion
Marker Setup: Tippmann X7 Phenom with a 16 Inch J&J ceramic fult tilt and a nitrogen tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
There are a lot of cool things available for this gun
Strengths: Accurate , Low recoil , Trigger system , Looks cool!
Weaknesses: Price $400 , a few hiccups here and there
Review: This is my 3rd paintball marker and definitely the best I've ever owned ! For the sake of this review I'll compare it to my Old 98 Custom .

Good :
Pretty darn accurate for a gun -

Built in E-grip with which you can with the flip of a switch turn off and go to mechanical semi mode in case your battery dies(never has for me) or a mishap happens . Nice modes 3 shot , Semi , , Full auto response , Full auto and 1 more i think i can't remember ;| -

Cyclone feed to make sure it fires every time you pull the trigger

Low recoil compared to my old 98 and a lot quieter -

Looks really cool and is easy to mod with a bunch of upgrades -

No external air hose , just makes everything easy , very easy to clean

Velocity is really easy to adjust by turning the part near the back , it even has a diagram to show you which way is more , no more trying to remember which way for what .

Bad:
Expensive. Mine was $400 .

A few technical hiccups here and there but that can be expected from a new gun -

It doesn't feel as dependable as my old 98 did , I guess it's all the electronics and stuff-

A few of the regular X-7 upgrades will not fit on the Phenom without modding -

A little bulkier and heavier than my 98

Mine doesn't like Co2 even with a hose
Conclusion: All in all a great gun! I would definitely suggest this gun for a woodsballer and general player .
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Antlion Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann A5 and multiple 98s
Marker Setup: Phenom with stock barrel, custom butt-stock, and magpul mbus sights. Also using a guerilla air 45 4800 tank.
Recommended
Upgrades:
Lapco or flatline depending on preference. Also a remote line since this marker is probably heavier than what most are used to. An upgraded bolt from TechT or NDZ might also be a good call.
Strengths: Sturdy, reliable, accurate, little recoil, very customizable. E-grip battery feature is also a plus.
Weaknesses: Heavy and expensive for a Tippmann. Cleaning can slo be a pain.
Review: Most people who bought an x7 probably hate Tippmann for releasing the x7 phenom. The phenom "at least for me anyway" is more air efficient, lighter, and more customizable. The egrip allows for relatively easy customization, and the picatinny rails will let you mount just about anything. The full-auto feature for the e-grip only works with a battery but you can use semi-auto without a power source which is great. In terms of paint, it doesn't seem too picky. I've had some chops but it was probably because of the paint and the marker shot through quickly anyway.
The marker is definately geared more for Milsim players but you can still strip it and play speed-ball no problem. The battery compartment in the grip is a little loose though so if you plan to dive with this marker, consider buying a Rufus Dawg grip. I think they're only $10. There are many angles in the design so if you clean the marker after each game you'll be at it a while. It's a Tippmann though so it'll work regardless of external grime.
Conclusion: Overall excellent product. You can use it for milsim or speed-ball, and you can give it your own distinct look in no time. I just wish it was lighter and felt more balanced.

P.S. When you buy it, you also get two allen keys and some lube. Added bonus I guess.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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WARPARTY ROCKS Saturday, October 30th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
3 months3 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
First tippmann gun. but alot of speedball guns
Marker Setup: Phenom Marker, Squishy Paddles, Stock 8" barrel, 20oz co2 or 48/300,
Recommended
Upgrades:
Barrel if really needed stock is alright if your low on cash for upgrades. BIG AIR TAANK
Strengths: Speed, Light, Trigger, easy to switch mech or electric with just one switch.
Weaknesses: a little heavy but wont notice it, Barrel
Review: This is like the best woodball gun i ever used. this gun is very quiet compared to most guns has a funny sound to it, its between heavy and light its light when your playing but when you first pick it up with tank and full hopper it will be a little heavy, its very fast its like +18 i think oh yeah this is the best gun ever desides good speedball guns this gun can run with or with out a battery its still fast with no battery i was shocked how smooth the trigger is but i would like a double trigger, i like the way you can upgrade this gun but i havint found a new trigger, but when i unboxed the gun there is a leak in the piston like really minor dosint take any gas away, i know people say this gun has no kick what so ever IT DOSE!! if you dont belive me get one and hold lightly and shoot it, barley feel the kick but dose have a tiny one,
Conclusion: I would really recommend this gun its worth your money it shoots money!! this gun would last you a long time if you take care of it, it would take care of u on the feild with the flex valve technology. giving this a 10 OUT OF 10
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Caseyevans23 Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
3 months1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98
Marker Setup: Phenom
J&J Edge elite barrel kit
HPA 68ci/4500psi
TechT MRT bolt
Recommended
Upgrades:
Replace stock barrel (obviously)
This day in age you need a barrel kit.
HPA (always)
Not much else you can upgrade besides milsim stuff.
Strengths: Sturdy and Reliable (its a tippmann).
Pretty consistent shots.
almost no kick.

Weaknesses: The cyclone feeder internals are junk.
Pretty heavy.
Not many performance upgrades yet.
Review: I've used the Phenom for several outings and have shot 10's of thousands of balls through it so far. Great consistency, but it can always be better. Shots might fluctuate 5-10 FPS. Maintenance is very easy, but it should be done often because of all the o-rings. The board settings take some getting used to. You have to shoot twice w/in a second in order to start full auto, three round burst, or double shot. It's not a problem after you've used it for five minutes. Haven't chopped many balls despite what some have said. less than 5 times and I don't use expensive paint very often. It does start getting heavy near the end of the day, but you don't notice while your playing. Overall an excellent gun. I love it as a woodsball marker and have used it in speedball effectively.
Conclusion: Great gun. Highly recommended for all woodsball players and beginning to intermediate speedball players.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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Dylan_0000 Monday, February 1st, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
3 months0 of 12 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Tippmann 98 custom
Tippmann A5
Marker Setup: Grip
Stock
3000psi N2 tank
Fake Mag
Recommended
Upgrades:
Better barrel maybe Apex? Im thinking of getting Apex
A Hose to put your tank on your back
Strengths: Easy Maintinance
20Bps
Nice Performance
5 firing modes
electric or manual switch
Weaknesses: Good Paint needed or it chops
Size(not to much of a issue)
new barrel
Review: I have played with this gun a few times since Ive got it not as much as I wouldve liked because Ive been busy lately.

As soon as I walked out into the waiting area a guy comes up to me and tells everyone "look its the gun I was telling you about" and ask me to shoot it so being the nice person I am I said what the Heck and let him he loved it but one problem... it chopped(this wasnt the first time it was shot but one of them) I wasnt using good paint it was old and cheap but still..


once I did a good clean up on my gun it worked like a brand new ego(not really but whatever it worked great) first game I did was speed ball 4v3 game we were the 3 I got 3/4 people out and my friend got the last one it was great we had a rematch so many times until they got tired of losing and I used to be killed in speedball even with my Spyder Pilot 08 It wasnt that great thats partially because Spyders are peices of ^&%$ that work great for a month then break BUT! they work GREAT! for a month....
Conclusion: I would definatly reccomend this gun to anyone on the 300-700 range (its 400$ by the way) I did great even in speed ball and its a woodsball gun so its good for all types
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Monday, February 1st, 2010 at 4:34 pm PST
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