Body New 06 ETek Body. Def Tek offset feed tube, No Frame Tag slot, No Frame Tag, Body-Ported Barb Fittings for Rammer Inlets. Dual ETek Rubberised jewels, Cocker Threads
Feed Tube Standard Clamping Feed Tube the same shape, size and fitting method as Ego 5 and 6
Barrel New 13 Length, reduced porting, reduced external machining, new formed stick-in rubber badge. Cocker threaded.
Bolt New Shape. Much shorter version of Ego 5 Bolt. Same Ramped Top, ramped ball detent grooves, open bolt face, Drilled single hole inlet, plain shape at rear. Interchangeable with all Ego 05 and 06 bolts.
New Valve Chamber and Valve Enlarged Valve chamber offers operating pressures of 250-280 psi
Rammer Housing New ETek Rammer and Rammer Housing. No QEVs, but direct Fore and Aft Porting to Rammer. Does not accept any Ego 05 or 06 stock OR aftermarket rammers or rammer housings.
Bolt Pin New Shape. Plain Turned Pin. Larger diameter to allow easier grip and removal
Ball Detents Same as Ego 6
Eye Covers Same as 05 Ego and Ego 6
LPR Adjustable LPR. Remodelled cap. Large Valve chamber for low pressure operation.
FRM New Shape and Mounting system.
Inline Reg New Shape for 06 ETek, same internals as and Ego 5 and 6, Swivel Inlet
Frame New Shape, larger trigger guard, single push-button, 3 x True-color LEDs, Rubberised aesthetic semi-transparent control console with EGO logo and viewing windows for LEDs, 4 x tapped bottom-line mounting holes. Spring trigger return, micro switch operation. Integrated slide rail/dove-tail
Trigger New for 06 ETek. Blade profile, radius edges, thinner section, centrally mounted trigger prong for enhanced PCB contamination protection.
Parameters Firing Mode, Eye Off ROF, Capped Modes ROF (Semi 1 is Uncapped), Valve Dwell, Debounce, Ball-in-Place
PCB New for 06 ETek featuring a micro-switch trigger, 3 x True-color LED, Single external push button, single set-up button, all tourney modes: Semi, Capped Semi. Capped Ramping (NPPL, PSP, Millennium compatible), and a locking facility to make tournament legal.
On/Off/Purge System same as system found on SL66
Break-Beam Eyes High efficiency break-beam eyes and advanced eye logic. Auto-off default.
Grips 05 Ego and Ego 6 Style mounting. Current grip is same as the existing Ego 6 grip. Soft rubber wrap-around with metal jewel Logo.
Weight: 1.12 kg / 2.47 lb with Barrel, On/Off/Purge, Regulators, Fittings and Battery Length: 508mm / 20.0 with 13 Barrel
Width: 28mm / 1.1 with Eye Covers
Height: 225mm / 8.8 Including Feed Tube and On/Off/Purge Assembly
The Planet Eclipse E-Tek EGO is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Orange County Bushwackers SL66
Sacramento XSV Ego 06
1 of 150 blue e-star camo Etek1
Bob Long Closer
Proto Minion 07
SP Ion, Ion XE
Angel LED, Angel A1
AutoMags and AutoCockers
The Etek Ego is an extremely well-made and reliable tournament paintball marker.
I'm a hardcore poor gun whore, seventeen (17) markers and counting:
Orange County Bushwackers SL66
Sacramento XSV Ego 06
1 of 150 blue e-star camo Etek1
Bob Long Closer
DYE DM4 (dust black)
Proto Minion 2007
SP Ion (ShockTech body kit)
SP Ion XE
WDP Angel LED 1999
APS Angel A1
2 Invert MINI (gloss black, dust olive)
5 WGP Autocockers (Bob Long, 2 E-Cockers, pump Trilogy, E2)
6 AGD AutoMags
2 JT E-Excellerators
1 VL E-marker
Laser Eyes, Barrel Kit, Zick Kit, Kila Magnetic Detents, Cure Bolt.
Tadao board if you like a lighter trigger pull.
Perceived as the Ego's retarded baby brother.
The Etek Ego is an excellent paintball marker value. Like Uziel Gal from the Planet Eclipse discussion on PbNation.com states, it is a totally different marker than the Ego.
The Etek may well be based on the '06 Ego, but rather than just "downgrading" an '06 Ego to make it cheaper, Planet went back to the drawing board and designed a completely new, Ego style marker, that could be made cheaper. The end result of this is that a lot of the parts of the Ego and Etek aren't actually interchangeable. There is much more of a difference between the Etek and '06 Ego then simplified milling, a lack of QEVs and a cheaper board...
Other changes are basically just down to milling, such as the external look of the front reg mount, the LPR cap and the HPR. All pretty much the same as the '06 Ego parts, but with a plainer, simpler look to them to reduce milling costs and production time
Because you can find the Etek for very cheap used, it is a terrific buy.
tippmann 98 custom
3 position car stock
20 in. barrel
sealed bolt system
raised sight rail
custom mag kit
Speed out of the box
I love this marker...When i first got it, i was amazed about the speed and the feel of the trigger...this marker is easy to maintain and is a blast to shoot, very air efficient and very accurate, and OMG!!! this thing lays down paint... if you want to lane an area, all you have to do is fan the trigger and this thing will kick the paint out, as fast as you want
I'm recommending this marker to any speedball player who wants a marker that will out-do your expectations
-Black Etek Ego with star frame, white ccu kit, cure bolt, zick kit, HK Decal
-Velocity Jr. with virtue crown
-Crossfire 45/45 carbon fiber tank
-Star Frame if you do not prefer the stock trigger which is not bad at all
-Barrel Accuracy with stock barrel
-Great body milling
-Many upgrades available
-Stock barrel is very accurate no need to upgrade
-The stock bolt is good but you can always upgrade to a cure bolt to make it even better
-Stock trigger is very good and easy adjustment, (if you do not like it get a new one)
-Stock board is very good, easy to use and has Semi and 3 ramping modes.
-Upgrade to a star frame, its a great investment for a faster board and a nicer trigger
-Comes stock with an inline regulator which is one of the best i have used.
-Stock rammer is not bad at all but it does add some kick to the gun so if your a person like me and you do not like even a little kick, a good investment is the Zick Kit
Best Upgrades Available
Overall this gun has been amazing to me. It has never broke down and has always worked perfectly. I would recommend this gun to someone who doesnt want to spend a large too much money and still get good performance. Although I am upgrading to a 09 Ego i will keep the etek as my back up.
I think it shoots very well and very very very accurate
A little loud but i realy dont think it matters
I think it is an awesome gun it is very accurate i recomend to anymone with smart parts garbage it is an awesome gun it performs well sorta light but its alright i recomend to anymone a b c d e f g h i j k l m o p q r s t u v w x y z
So I got my Etek about a week ago and just shot it two days ago. WOW this gun blew me out of the water i was really supprised how fast and accurate it is. It is really loud but i think a zick and a cure bolt will help with that a little. the board is confussing at first but its easy after you get what is going on. The stocl barrel is good but i think that i will get a stiffi or ultra light. I really wouldn't say that you need any up's off the get go, but i did put a CP asa and reg on it. This gun shoots amazing and is very very worth the money.
This gun is great and it would take alot for me to get rid of this gun.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 1:19 pm PST
the only upgrades i would get is a new trigger of any sort and the ego 06 virtue board
This gun can shoot as fast as your hopper can load and easy to clean
So far, i have had no weaknesses
This gun has never failed me yet but just like all paintball guns its bound to happen. So far it is amazing. This gun will easily shoot as fast as pretty much any hopper you can give it and will shoot even if the tank only has 180 PSI left. This gun does not just work for speedball, its amazing in woodsball also. with this gun i can never lose.
I love this gun it shoots ropes very accurate and fast. it has all the requirements for a tournament player like myself. very light and a plesure to use dont even hezitate. I used it for about a month now and i traded it for my marq 7 rapper the only bad the thing is maybe the reg wich can be cheaply replaced.
etek ego with 56/45 and a a vlocity with a virtue chip
none needed but...
if you play recball it will shoot great stock
if you are playing in tounrys on a higher level i would recomend a zick kit, cure bolt (if u shoot something like evil) a new barrel for that extra bit of accuracy, and if u got money buring a hole in ur pocket get a star frame and some more bragging rights.
Light but not the lightest
Shoots smooth with some kick
Effiency could be better ( max people get on a 68/45 is 1500 or less)
Great gun for any player, i bought this gun for 350 brand new from the store so for the 400- range this is one is on top. If u need a new gun to get to places from ur old ion grab this it is worth evey peny and with all the upgrades can match any ego from 07 and bellow.
I give this gun a 9 because it comes good stock but if u want it to a ego it takes some serious cash, other than that they r nice to shoot , and have well dirturbited wieght.
9 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, January 30th, 2009 at 6:52 am PST
Very Accurate Stock Barrel, Very Reliable, Shoots Really Fast, Weight Well Balanced, Oops Nob
No Clamp on feed neck, Changing settings can be confusing, Eye Plates should have seals.
This is the first electronic marker that I have used in the 10 years I have been playing, so I cannot compare it to a lot of other electronic markers. With that said, I could not ask for much more out of an electronic gun. I know that there is an Ego 7,8, and 9 at this point, which look really awesome, but if you want a great gun for less money, the Etek Ego is the one to get.
Maintenance is really simple, the first three months I owned the gun the only thing I did was put a drop of oil in the HPA fitting and lubed the bolt. You should periodically take apart other stuff and clean it up, but in the first 3 months it ran flawlessly without doing any of that.
Reliability is great. I have been playing with this gun for upwards of 7 months now and I have never chopped a ball (unless I forgot to turn my hopper on). This is good because unlike barrel breaks, if you break a ball in the feed neck area you might have to clean out your eyes.
Accuracy and Speed are good. This gun stock only shoots like 15bps, which is fast enough for me, but it is not the fastest on the market by any means. The accuracy is amazing, especially for a stock barrel. I tend to not shoot as quickly because I hit what I am aiming at most of the time within a few shots.
The Looks are great. The first day I played with a Spyder Shutter, got picked almost last for the teams, the next day I had an Ego and was picked first every time. coincidence? I think not.
Build Quality is pretty good.
A few negatives:
- If you over tighten the back two grip screws, you can damage the solenoid and have to shell out $120 for a new one.
- Poppet Valve is louder than other spool valve guns.
If you are looking for a great and reliable gun that will keep you on pace with other high tech guns, this is the one to choose.
Spyder TS (low end suckish)
Spyder Electra Acs (my first electronic gun)
Ion Xe (good gun but to many problems)
I have an etek ego jungle with an empire reloader B, a crossfire 47/30 tank and a Freak barrel kit.
Get a fast hopper and a clamp neck if you dont want to break out the allen wrenches.
Its light and shoots fast
Its a little loud and hard to figure out in the begining
Over all this gun is amazing. It shoots very fast and the restart ramp after 1 second of stopping ramping also is nice. The only major thing I would buy is a fast hopper because this gun goes through paint like a painter. If you wan ti would buy a freak adds to the gun immensley. It is a little loud so if you wan tyou could also buy the zick kit which replaces the etek's rammer with an ego 08 i think. It is the best gun i have ever owned!!!
This gun is amazing for a little price. I bought an Ion Xe and it was a total waste of money because of the problems i encountered but i have had this gun for about a month and nothing went wrong or broke yet.