The Lightning (R) bolt drastically increases focused air flow over other bolts (average velocity increase is 30 to 70 fps). It increases velocity and allows for reductions in operating pressures. 12:00 index mark for accurate insertion. Accepts AKA Evolution style pull pins. Hard anodized and nickel plated or delrin.
The AKA Spyder Lightning Bolt is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of Product Use:
Less than a month
Similar Products Used:
Spyder Victor 2 Stock Bolt
Spyder Victor 2 + 14" Whisper
Does increase velocity and FPS by a lot.
Very hard to install or cock with a marker that requires a long bolt.
I recently bought a Spyder AKA Lighning Bolt for $40 and was disappointed. I first opened the beat-up package and noticed there was no manual or help at all. This was ok for me because I already knew what to do, but for a newbie this would be a problem. I tried it on my Victor 2 and when it was uncocked, it wasn't even visible. I couldn't cock it without taking it apart. I looked past this and tested it to notice it did give my marker more speed and distance. I can get my Victor 2 up to 8 BPS without any chops. I was unsatisfied after all because i couldn't cock it during a game so i decided to return it.
I would reccomend an awesome set of alan wrenches, a externally cocking marker, and a lot of patience.
Spyder TL Plus
Boo Yaah E-LCD
AKALMP Lightning Bolt
AKALMP Tornado Valve
AKALMP Excalibuir Regulator
Shocktech Spyder LPC
Drop Forward, Folding Combat Stock, Bi-Pod
Armotech Zeus R.I.S.
Perfect for low pressure
Not as much chopped paint
Can't find anything except for the stock rear cocker.
This bolt is unbelievable. Only have had around five chopped balls since I installed it and my velocity has greatly increased. Its also low pressure which i don't really mind for but I have got a hundred or so more shots out of my 20oz.
The only problem that came with this bolt was my own stupidity. I forgot to order the alan wrench screw that fastens the cocking knob to the bolt and hammer, the actual cocking knob and the rear cocking attachment. So in order to get the gun up and running i had to order the cocking knob and alan screw separately. As for the rear attachment i decided to make my own rather than order the standard because it looks horrible. After a few hours of welding, power sanding and polishing i came out with a 3d flame rear cocker. The next day I got it 3 color anodized and it looked unbelievable.
Besides that the bolt is great. Hasn't failed me yet.
About a year ago Ive completely overhauled my Spyder. Its now completely Low Pressure and opperates at 350ish psi, 295 fps +/- 4 fps (I thank OtterSC for that). I get an amazing 3500+ shots out of a 20oz and usually have 2 or no breaks at all even when Im firing at 18bps. This bolt is an absolute must if your going to go LP since the internal volume on the bolt is just so large. jive it a shot and I gurantee that nothing will go wrong for you; just remember that if your not LP your going to gain some speed and that increase may break some balls, chrono first.
Still a magnificent product!
Probably the best after market bolt out there. Definitely recommended.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, April 5th, 2006 at 1:00 am PST
This is a great bolt if you can get them for cheap or are in need of a really high flowing bolt. The only prblem i had with bolt is that it is mad of metal and not of delrin. I was having consistency problems Then i installed this bolt and I could get the velocity right where i needed it.
I would recommend this bolt to everyone who is trying to get a LP spyder and needs a very high flowing bolt. This bolt does everything it is suppose to and more. Cant go wrong with a product from the LP experts
Green Spyder Imagine
- Viewloader eVolution II
- Phat aluminum feed neck
- 14" black Evil Pipe kit
- Gen-X2 reg
- Shocktech chrome trigger
- Shocktech chrome volumizer
- AKA Tornado valve
- AKA Lightning bolt
- chrome bottomline and PMI remote coil w/slide check
- Pure Energy 48/3000
- 32 Degrees spring kit (lp spring setup)
- polished internals
for lp no one beats AKA: The Low Pressure Specialists
unfortunately no one sells AKA: The Low Pressure Specialists products anymore
This bolt is an absolute MUST have if you are uprading to low pressure. It is extremely high flow and was specifically designed for low pressure guns. When I first put this in my gun, it happened to be my last low pressure upgrade and I was able to get my gun operating at 270 lb @ 295 fps. Yeah, I know, it's crazy and insane.
AKA is awesome
Unfortunately AKA only sells their products to authorized dealers who come in short supply. It took my several days on the phone with pro shops and dealers all over my area before I found the place to go. When I got there I asked the shop owner if anyone else sold AKA and he said, "No."
If you are going lp, this is the bolt for you. But lp requires more than just one upgrade. You will find that you have recocking issues and the like if you only get an lp bolt or reg.
lighter than stock
no useless venturi
free (from my cousin)
don't know who carries them now
used the stock bolt for a few games when my cousin dug out a bunch of spare spyder parts taken from his old shutter. one of them is this bolt, still in good condition.
it's a lot gentler on the insides than the stock bolt, plus there's no need to remove a venturi because it doesn't have one.
it comes with it's own beavertail of sorts that slips in behind the bolt & is held in place by an elongated sight rail screw (goes through the sight rail & top of marker, into the lightning's beavertail). this makes the setup quite loud since the back of the bolt bangs the beavertail every time it recocks. solution? just don't install the lightning's beavertail. don't need it especially if the marker's stock sight rail/beavertail is still on there.
If you want a good bolt that isn't delrin, can find someplace that sells it & the price is ok with you, then get it.
Spyder victor (Blue)
AKA lightning bolt
uses more gas (?)
I bought the AKA lightning bolt from victory ballistic works for $100 canadian. I haven't regretted it, except for when I first bought it. I opened up the box, and found the bolt, a cocking rod, and a tiny little piece of crap installation guide. Then, the troubles began.
First of all, I had to get the link pin out of the stock bolt. I stripped the screw, and that kind of screwed me over. Also, I figured out that the cocking rod was meant for externally cocking spyders, such as the Aggressor. This was a problem, but nothing our hero, CAPTAIN DREMEL, couldn't solve. We (Me and my dad) found a screwdriver about the same diameter as the link pin. We then cut out a chunk of the shaft using the dremel and quite some time. Those things are near impossible to cut. We then had that part finished. Then, we needed something the same size, and with the same threads as the cocking rod. I found an old brass screw, which we then dremelled down to size. We then put it all together, oiled it up, and tested it out. The thing worked like a charm, greatly increased my velocity.
I reccomend this to anyone with an externally cocking spyder, and a good allen wrench set. I also reccomend that you use the proper tool to remove the link pin. The price is pretty steep, but still is affordable. All in all, It's a good product if you don't mind the work.