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Number of Reviews: 15
Average Rating: 8.9 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $389

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True tournament performance. The new Smart Parts EOS replaces the Epiphany and it comes loaded with new features. One in particular that will grab your eye is the new Bolt out Back design. No more tearing the entire gun down to lubricate your bolt.

Smart Parts EOS Features:

Unique rapid-charge, low volume fire chamber and volume control inserts makes the EOS deliver high-end tournament level performance, protected from distance-robbing shoot down even at the highest rates of fire
Vision anti chop technology combined with fast and simple single tool disassembly of the entire bolt and valve system gives the EOS the reliability and fast turn around time needed in the staging pits of today's tournaments.
Weight (marker only): 2 lbs. 3 oz.
Length (w/out barrel): 8.4 in.
Operating Pressure: 280psi
Gas Source: HPA or CO2
Anti-Chop System: Break Beam Vision
Trigger Pivot: Conical Mounted Bearing
Ball Detent: Dual rubber style
Semi auto, rebound, 3 round burst (10bps max), full auto, (10bps max)
Max Rate of fire: 17bps
Field legal mode lock
Runs on one 9 volt battery
Smart Parts On/Off ASA
Includes Freak Jr. three piece 14 inch barrel
Feedneck: Vertical Q-Lock/NXT thread
Lightweight alloy grip frame/body
Product Availability 
The Smart Parts EOS is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
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codeman99 Thursday, March 13th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months5 of 10 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
4 years
Similar
Products Used:
sp ion
spyder electra
A-5
Epiphany
Marker Setup: SP EOS
72/4500 pmi tank
halo b w/ rip drive
Recommended
Upgrades:
board( a little slow)
Strengths: Accurate
bolt out back
doesn't hog air
Consistent
Weaknesses: Nothing that should make you not want to buy it
Review: PROS:

one I got this gun in th mail I was very ecited,I couldn't what to shoot .I was so improsed
on how accurate an consistent it was.you dont have to upgrade this gun a whole lot since it comes with a freak , clamping feed neck and an on/off asa stock.the new trigger is awsome no more side to side stuff, very solid. very easy to clean. just oppen up the back and everything is right there.

CONS:

Smart parts didnt include the full manual you have to download it of the internet.
The liquid carbon finish is very very shiny to some people thats cool to others no so cool.its to shiny If you play woodsball but in tournaments who cares
Conclusion: its not just an Epiphany with differant looks or an upgraded ion no it is much more than that.its alot of little things that maks me love this gun and thats why I'm giving it a 10
Rating:
10 out of 10
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The Azn Invazn Sunday, February 24th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
6 months2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Ion: ok
Epiphany: Almost the same
Spyders: No comparison
Marker Setup: SP EOS
XSV VLocity
DXS 48/45 Tank
FREAK
360 QEV
Recommended
Upgrades:
Full Freak Kit
360 QEV
A new trigger (depends on what you like)
Kila Detents
Strengths: Max Flow Vertical R Reg
BOB
Consistant
Sexy
Q-lock comes stock
Weaknesses: Grips are ugly...
Review: Ok, so I would write a review here, but I already posted one up on PaintballForum.com, so here it is.

http://www.paintballforum.com/gun-review-forum/159143-smart-
parts-eos-review.html

But in a nutshell:

Pros:
Nice, small and tight marker
Trigger
Reg
Freak Jr. comes stock
BOB
uses both CO2 and HPA (thanks to the reg)

Cons:
Grips are UGLY
Stock Detents not the best
Conclusion: Overall great gun. There are things to be improved on, like the detents, but nothing unfixable.

An EOS with some Kila Detents, a 360 QEV, and a full FREAK kit is something to be respected. Get the EOS and be happy :)
Rating:
9 out of 10
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CountScoobith Friday, December 21st, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month39 of 41 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Ion...
Epiphany...
Marker Setup: Black / Black Eos....
Recommended
Upgrades:
Detents... besides that nothing..... I play semi only so I don't need a fancy board.
Strengths: Eos is pretty much fully upped already stock.
VERY light, and solid feeling...
See review
Weaknesses: Stock Detents are still lacking.....
Review: OK… first of I want to make it clear, I’m not a total noob just a somwhat noob when it comes to Markers. I’ve owned or have shot and use pretty much everything out there so please don’t take my review as if this is my first electro I’ve owned. I also need to say I’m not an English major, so if I have spelling or crazy weird sentences please be nice in knowing that I’m human.
*My marker history*
Traccer – Carbine - 98 - 98c upped - 98c Ebolt - Pimped out Impulse - 04 Angel Speed
Nasty Nerve - Toxic Impulse - Pimped out Ion - Lasoya Promaster - Punisher Ion – and now.... Eos *I think I’ve found my marker I’m going to keep for a long time*

When I fist saw the box on the steps I was VERY excited, and was saying Thank you SEAN and SP!! I opened the shipping box and this is what I found. I also noticed they changed the freak JR tip some. It doesn’t have as much porting as the Epiphany tip.

Pic's left out that are on my PBNation Eos review..... :-(

They really did a nice job with the packaging of the Eos. I got everything I needed in the package to wok unlike some on here for some reason. The packaging really isn’t that much different from Epiphany or Ion since they’re very similar in size and shape.

First thing I did was put in a brand new battery and set up my settings which are this. *soon to change later*
Psi = 265
Mode = Semi
Rof = 15 bps
Dwell = 35
Green Insert
The Board has the same functions / configuration as the Ion boards so it was easy for me to change it all.

After that I put on a fresh 68 3000 tank to check for leaks and dryfire to work in the Eos. The tank went on nice, aired her up…. NO LEAKS yeah… Then proceeded to the garage since my son was taking a nap, and I don’t want to wake him up.

Pic's left out that are on my PBNation Eos review..... :-(

I REALLY liked the Eos trigger. I only adjusted the trigger pull some since I liked how snappy the stock trigger was. I also like how the Eos trigger seems to be skinnier and round. Like you’ve heard many time, there is NO side to side slop, what a SOLID trigger. I will NOT need to upgrade that FOR SURE.
I also like the integrated rail at the bottom of the frame, that was how my punisher Ion was and that was nice. I really like the feel of the Eos with my back up Cross Fire 68/3000 tank; it felt Very solid and LIGHT. While dry firing, she had NO KICK but that was just like my other Ion’s or Epiphanies I’ve shot.

Pic's left out that are on my PBNation Eos review..... :-(

After the enjoyment of dry firing a tank, I wanted to check the bolt and lube it up myself.
At first I looked at the end and noticed this huge hex in the end and not seeing it in the packaging. I also didn’t have it in my tool kit and I was like what am I suppose to do now? So I decided to see if the back will just twist off with my fingers….. YUP… it started to twist off, I was very happy and proceeded to take off the end cap with EASY!! I then pretty much pulled out the guts of the Eos with NO TOOLS NEEDED!!! HOLY WOW… SO NICE..

Pic's left out that are on my PBNation Eos review..... :-(

From there I decided to use the Blue insert since I’ve heard it works well the the epiphany so lets give it a try. I cleaned off the lube and relubed the bolt and other O-ring that needed lube. That all took only 5 minutes to do and I was taking ALLOT of time checking things out. In a tight game situation, I could clean lube up an Eos in 1 minute I kid you not. I got done and slapped on my 68/4500 and aired her up, and NO leaks.
I then grabbed my hopper and put in on my Eos which comes with a Qlock which is a nice feedneck. I also notice that it has changed a little but not much, the big thing is that the feedneck screw right into the outer body, not the inner body like the Ion. That makes for a really nice finish look to me.

Pic's left out that are on my PBNation Eos review..... :-(

Speaking of the body; man I LOVE the looks of the Eos. The out body is almost like a Dust black finish with the Inner body and barrel a glossy black which makes it stand out through the outer body which makes this marker HAWT! I also like the new flowing lines that match up NICE and the stamps on it are nice as well. For some reason I swear the Eos is smaller and lighter than the Epiphany and Ion.

Pic's left out that are on my PBNation Eos review..... :-(

I then proceeded outside to chrono and noticed my new psi setting; it has changed due to the blue insert.
OK, I said earlier that I used the setting before with the Green insert. Well now I’m using the Blue on and my PSI changed. Here are the setting I’m using now:
Psi = 250 *Blue insert dropped the Psi 15*
Mode = Semi
Rof = 15 bps
Dwell = 35
Green Insert
= 285 (+- 7, and my paint to barrel match was CRAP)

It was cold out so I only wanted to shot a hopper full otherwise I would have shot allot more. What a joy it was shooting the Eos. I didn’t change any of my setting from above when I shot over my hand held chrono. At my woods we play right around 285fps, she shot at 288, 285, 281, 293, 285, 287 etc etc… very Impressed for CRAPPY paint and not broken in yet. She had a little kick to her, but nothing that I can’t handle; I’m not a little kid even though I might act like it.

I also better wrap up my review since I’m sure some of you are getting bored.
All in all, the Eos is NOT just a Ion on steroids or Epiphany with a BOB body. It has allot of little changes that are nice that the other don't have.
Conclusion: I give the Eos a 9.8 out of 10, since nothing is perfect, and I still don’t like the stock detents. Since I can't give it that.. I'll round UP to 10.

You can see my review and Pics on PBnation in the Eos section under .... Dooku's Eos review...
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Friday, December 21st, 2007 at 1:02 pm PST
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soccman46 Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
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Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month17 of 23 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
6 months
Similar
Products Used:
Spyder Xtra
Spyder Pilot
Tippmann 98
Marker Setup: Stock Marker
Halo B Hopper
DXS 68/4500 HPA Tank
Recommended
Upgrades:
This is up to the players preference, for me I don't really need any other upgrades, the stock setup works just fine
Strengths: See Review
Weaknesses: See Review
Review: What Smart Parts did well:

1) Reliability / Performance - This gun can take some hits. I was tearing around the field all day with this marker, jumping, diving for cover, even (accidentally I might add) smashed it up against a wall during a match. The marker always fired consistenly and accuarately without any chopped balls or ball breaks. I shot about 4000+ rounds through it and had no problems.

2) Maintenance - The bolt out back design is great, simple to clean, easy to break down. If you break a ball in the chamber, you can have your gun cleaned, relubed and ready to go in 5 minutes or less.

3) The stock setup - The marker comes with a good barrel, a Q-lock feedneck, and Smart Parts On/Off ASA. Right out of the box you don't really need any upgrades.

4) Programming - This marker has a few different modes of operation, remove the screws securing the rubber handgrip and you can choose your settings with relative ease. Combined with the volume inserts for the firing chamber, you can configue the marker to your desired setup. (An LCD would be awesome, but it's not an Angel, It's good for the price you pay.)

5) Looks - It's just a good lookin' paintball gun.

A few things Smart Parts could've done better:

1) Include the full manual, they only give you a quick start guide. You have to download the full manual online. The quick start is enough, it tells you what you need to know, but for what you pay, they should give you the whole nine yards.

2) Maintenance equipment - The marker comes with the smaller allen wrenches, some o rings, air lines, and the volume control inserts (all good stuff), but SP did not include the larger allen wrench needed to break down the marker (5/16). I had to go to the hardware store to get one. Also according to the manual, you risk voiding the warranty if you use anything else but SP Sleek Lubricant. They do not include it with the marker, this was another thing I had to order separately.

3) The liquid carbon finish did not hold it's shine. After a full day of paintballing, I went to bed and cleaned my stuff the next day. For whatever reason, the paint made the shine go dull even with all my efforts to clean it up so it didn't look too good. I'm currently polishing off the LC finish (a couple sections of which were removed when a few paintballs hit my gun during play anyway) just to expose the metal which has a brighter color. I can tell it will look great when I'm done, but this isn't something I should have to do in the first place.
Conclusion: Overall, I'm happy with this gun. I don't play in tournments so I don't need to spend $800 on a shocker, but I love to play just for the fun of it so I wanted a marker that could hold it's own. Most of all I was very pleased with the performance. Although the weaknesses are somewhat annoying, when you get right down to a marker's rating, what really counts in my opinion is how well it gets paint from the marker to where you want it to go. The EOS does that very well for what you pay, so I gave it a 9/10. If any other important details come up, I will add them later.
Rating:
9 out of 10
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BlackHearted Monday, December 3rd, 2007
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month17 of 20 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
Similar
Products Used:
Smartparts Ion, Sp-8, Shocker, Epiphany
Marker Setup: Stock Marker, Crossfire 68/4500, LeTiger balls
Recommended
Upgrades:
Firebolt, Virtue Board, Smartparts ON/OFF ASA Dye stickies
Strengths: Hoped up ION
Ion parts and upgrade.
bolt out rear
Freak 3pc.
NOT Air hog
Weaknesses: Hoped up ION
no colors(yet)
so identical to Ion
Review: When this gun hit the table, i got it the same day it was released. i Love my Ion and my Shocker...my thought was this was to be the bridge between the gap, something that would have the performance of the shocker, but the cost of the Ion, but it turned out to be just a remade Epiphany, or an Ion with the firing can,bolt and board upgrade...

i have to say, beyond looks i was sad. i shelled out $400 for this and i could have had the same thing with my Epiphany.

then i hit the field...sure it looks like the Epiphany or an hoped up Ion, but it preformed like a Shocker. sure it was caped at 17BPS, but a board will change that! i was quieter than i expected...in fact i shot my battle buddy in the foot (shes still not talking to me) and i didn't know it till she shot me in the butt. there was a bit of reduced kick and it may be my imagination, but it also seamed lite. the clamping feed neck saves you a good $30 on replacing one, and the ASA could use an on/off...but the dove tail built in makes that a snap.
the greatest thing about this gun...the bolt out rear feature. im sure we all remember how it feels to have to tear the whole gun down just to clear paint shell outta the bolt and get paint out the firing can on the ion....gaaa...thats 30+ mins out the game lost, not any more....bolt out in 10 secs or less, swab, bolt back in and reload....30 secs TOPS. that sold me right on the SPOT. all in all....Add a virtue, firebolt, Qev, and time to start layin down ropes!
Conclusion: its a costly gun, and basically an improved version of the Ion-LE, but if theres a choice between the 2...the Eos is your gun....pour Epiphany, ill never use it again
Rating:
8 out of 10
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