12" aluminum barrel,
Regulator with gauge,
tournament velocity adjuster,
sight rail with beavertail,
2-finger double trigger,
bottom line, drop forward,
Works with Co2 or compressed air.
The Kingman Spyder Rodeo is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
14" smart parts progressive barrel
spyder to a5 barrel adapter
I bought this gun used of of a guy on a website I took it to my paintball field to try it out and after I used it after a few games I was noticing a hissing sound coming out of my grip so I did a quick fix and everything was good but in the game I played next my quick fix fell apart and my gun broke I brought it to the repair guy and he told me he could not fix it because they did not have parts( they did not make them anymore). My gun blew the reg after 400 shots. I do not know if it was if I bought a dud or It was just lucky. But I have tried a working one of the before and there pretty good so I will give it an 8.
Its nice but go for a marker that you can buy parts for.
New bolt, the stock bolt eventually starts to ware out the chamber.
New Barrel. After market feed neck.
Weight, looks, performance. efficiency
Flimsy beaver tail sight and feed neck, toss them away.
This marker is excellent for its age and even better fully upgraded. It is a great beginner marker and once its upgraded it can keep up with the best of the markers out there. I am in a competitive league and its now my primary marker. it looks mean, its older so its not very commonly used, everybody and their mothers has a x7 or a5 with some sort or AK47/m16/mp5 kit on it so it gives you that feeling of being a little different. As an added bonus it makes other players jealous when my $60 gun with $80 worth of upgrades dominates high end markers.
If you can pick this gun up cheap don't hesitate, everybody will want you on their team.
Sp-1 w/blackheart board
L7 7.1 TechT bolt
14 in freak kit
68/4500 nitro duck
This is really a nice gun. I used it for about 2 years and had no problems whatsoever with it. My dad usually uses it now and he'll take me and my brother out with us using a tippmann a5 egrip fully upped and a spyder mr2. The upgraded barrel really shoots decent ropes and with the expansion chamber it is pretty efficient and consistent. great gun overall, you wont be dissapointed.
If you can buy one and your just starting out, this is a great way to start, and if you want to go electronic then just by an e frame.
+ various other versions of spyder markers
Stiffi 12" barrel (i know I should have gotten at least the 14")
Egg 3 hopper
Delrin ACS bolt rear cocking
Obviously Spyder Rodeo (black)
Rocking Trigger from my 05' Electra
Like always get a new bolt, barrel and hopper to get a major performance increase in terms of speed and accuracy, buy if you want to go the next step after that get an E-Trigger or a Rocking trigger to really be able to let the balls fly.
has great upgrade parts
good looking gun
Trapped air in gun after tank removal (discharge some empty shots without tank in)
However the all black paint scheme of the rodeo, stiffi carbon fiber barrel, and the eggy 3 hopper still make this gun a huge intimidation factor. The mostly aluminum frame gives the body the least amount of weight as possible while still making it very VERY durable in next to all weather conditions.
With the standard bolt, barrel, hopper, and trigger upgrades in my opinion the rodeo is a great buy for all starters who want a low end reliable and very good gun for their money, if not better than quite a few of the more expensive ones like the Piranha Evo or even the fellow electra. All in all if my gun ever blew up I'd hunt down and find another rodeo.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, July 19th, 2009 at 12:22 pm PST
Beavertail is flimsy and sharp, but i just took it off.
I bought this gun for my first gun and it has never let me down. stock it is decent, and the barrel is pretty good. i got a 14'' lapco snapshot and accuracy was amazing, definitely recommend this barrel. the stock frame is nice, the double trigger has a good feel and an easy pull, makes it easy to shoot fast. not to mention the grip which feels like heaven in my hand. i miss it ever since i got the rocking trigger, which has a crappy grip, but makes up for it with speed, also definitely recommend this upgrade, but is not necessary. i then got a spyder fasta loader, 30 bps, and it works great, not one break. overall, gun is rock solid in build, accurate, fast, and sips on c02 (never tried hpa).
Cheap, get it, upgrade it, pwn. everyone argues to have me on their team. totally worth it.
None it was my first and only mechanical marker i now have the Ion XE
Spyder Rodeo, with, Mad dogz spring kit, ACS bolt, Pure Energy N2 Tank, 32 Whisper barrel 14inch, Richochet hopper
ION XE, worr games N2 tank, 14' One piece Proto Barrell, egg 3 hopper, dye drop foward cp asa, skeleton bolt, black heart board,....GUN RIPS BTW...
Barrel and Nitrogen tank
Durability accuracy consistency
Not fast at all, freezes co2 get a cheap n2 tank for it , kinda heavy
I got this gun as my first paintball gun and i have to say it is great it is now my backup but it is still great very accurate never breaks and consistent i would definitely recommend this product if you are a beginner looking for a good mechanical marker...i have only found one better alternative and thats the autococker trilogy sport now there bolt around the same price so its good to get either gun if you want a durable gun that is a solid back up and great woodsball gun
If your getting a first gun get it or if you need a cheap back up for an intermediate player get it i definatly recomend it
Great out-of-box accuracy
Awesome capability even at mechanical level
I've spent many years modding my rodeo and I have to say it always turns heads on the field. Awesome setup. It's great when you tag out players with the high-end expensive markers. It works great even when using the mechanical trigger system and gravity hopper setup. Rarely do I get a chopped ball and that's just because I pull the trigger too fast (when mechanical). The rocking trigger was by far the best upgrade I added. Putting out 20-30 balls per second can be very intimidating to other players. Sometimes I get too carried away and I ended up buying a pistol as a backup because I go through a hopper in no time. It's too much fun. Remember if you get a fast trigger, you need a fast hopper. I recommend upgrading the spring too.
Good for beginners. Easily upgradeable. Easily outperforms high-end markers when upgraded correctly.
This is the only marker I've used commercially since I started 4 yrs ago.
Could use some a new Bolt, as well as a new hopper & barrel.
-Easy to clean
-Occasional Chop (w/ gravity hopper)
-Loosening of bolts
This gun is truely a great bang for your buck. With a tight economy, it's difficult for me to fathom spending $300+ on recreation.The Rodeo was my first paintball gun, and it has served me very well.
Accuracy: The out-of-the-box accuracy for the Rodeo is suprisingly good. I didn't expect this type of precision from a stock barrel, but it has proven me wrong. Is it the best? Of course not. A new barrel is always nice. I would recommend a 12", any longer than that tends to lose some velocity.
Reliablilty: I have used this marker recreationally for 4 1/2 years. I'm just recently getting serious into paintball, and I'm not sure how much longer I'm going to be holding onto this baby. However, I rarely had any mechanical issues with the gun during play. A few bolts would come loose here and there; but never fall completely off. Throughout my days with this gun, I used a gravity hopper. Just recently I bought an electric hopper and since then have had zero chops.
My only problems with the gun came about by my obvious inexperience when I first started using it. As stated previously, I used the generic gravity hopper and a stock gun with zero upgrades.I was attempting to rattle paintballs out of the barrel before they had a chance to exit the hopper. This caused major choppage on my part, but it wasn't the guns fault. If you have an electric hopper, blast away! Other than that, this sucker will pop out pretty much any kind of ammunition without issues.
The beaver tail on the back of the gun is suprisingly sharp. When playing woodsball, I would occasionally get stabbed by the beast when diving or crawling. Simply unscrewing it is a good alternative.
I'd recommend this product to any paintballer who is interested in an inexpensive, reliable weapon that won't bust their wallet. It's a nice bang for your buck and has served me well for many happy years. If you're willing to put some dough into upgrades, its a worthwhile choice.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 at 4:04 pm PST
Tippmann 98c with
12" smart part barrel
Archon 200 loader
Maybe E-hopper or
Semi-auto can be reasonble fast
Not many upgrades
Beavertail is useless
First off the pic above gave it a bad impression. The Rodoe in real life is much better looking especially without the beavertail. This is a very good beginers gun for rec and non-intense speedball. Durable, easy to take apart and clean, looks good, and up to 6-9 BPS stock ( with good trigger.) Needs to have a better exp chamber and barrel.
Overall a very good gun.
reccomend for rec play and lax speedball. Great new guy or loaner gun But could be better so i give it a 9.
Most of the Spyders
A Few Tippmans
An Evil Omen (Not really Similar)
A couple of Autocockers (Again Not really Similar)
Check It Products 15° Assault Block
Senario Dreams T-Board w/eyes
Senario Dreams Ramping Chip
50 Gram Trigger Switch
Sundragon Snapdragon Magnetic Trigger
Custom Products Grip Regulator
Custom Products Razor Drop Forward with ASA
Sundragon Dragonfly Striker
Maddman Rocket Valve
Kingman ACS Bolt
J&J Ceramic Barrel
Trinity Paintball Locking Feedneck
Halo B Loader with V35 Board and Delrin Cone
PMI Pure Energy 68 Nitro Tank
It depends on the Player.
Switching for C02 to Air is a Must (it is cheaper and it helps keep your marker from breaking those pesty o-rings all the time)
New Barrel (the stock one was alright, but you can always improve)
New Trigger Frame (I bought this marker because I wanted to upgrade it piece by piece, so it depends on the player, I went to an Electric frame to compete with everyone else that have faster markers)
If you want to go Low Pressure, I would recommend a new regulator, new valve, new springs, and a new bolt to start it off.
Also remove that flimsy beaver tail
Easy to Upgrade
Easy to Maintain
The Vertical feed is not universal
Overall just a great marker. The build quality is excellent, and there are a ton of aftermarket upgrades that you can use. If you plan on getting a spyder and upgrading, do your research, and you could easily build a marker that can compete with the higher end markers. Just make sure that the aftermarket equipment that you buy is capatible with this marker.
I would recomend this product for beginners and/or paintballers that enjoy modifying their markers.