tallsmallboy44, on 21 February 2013 - 04:24 PM, said:
Mr.Baj, on 21 February 2013 - 03:58 PM, said:
Is speed of the marker a big deal? Do most feilds have limits of 12 bps? if that is the case than is there a point in looking for a marker that is capable of 35 or 40 bps?
or when you where refering to speed did you mean the dwell? I red that the rail has a dwell of 40 mil sec, so it may feel as if there is a lag from when you pull the trigger to when the gun fires. I am not sure what the dwell would be on the azodin Blitz or the GoG eXTCy. Or does that not really matter.
There is no point of going over 15bps, and both the Rail, and eXTCy will do that.
As for the dwell, it shouldn't cause any lag as it is measured in milliseconds, which is an extremely short amount of time.
For what marker you should buy, it really is a toss up. I suggest you read this
For that matter, the Azodin Blitz should also get you to 15bps. The thing about the Blitz is that it is using an automated sear to release a spring-loaded bolt. This is different from the Rail and eXTCy which both use a solenoid to move the bolt forward and back. The main point of difference is that the Blitz isn't going to let you adjust the dwell because you're just tripping the sear. The Blitz also has a higher operating pressure, around 400psi, so it's going to sound louder. There's some evidence now that marker sound has a direct impact on how people interpret the "smoothness" of a marker; so it's also going to seem like the Rail and eXTCy are smoother than the Blitz.
Probably the best advantage the Blitz has is that it is electronically operated with eyes, but it saves you ~$80 compared to the eXTCy and Rail. If budget is king, you may want to seriously consider it. Both the eXTCy and Rail have some flaws that you just can't get around because they are budget spools - it may be that you'll be itching to upgrade those just as you would a Blitz (or maybe not - desire to upgrade is fairly universal and personal).
Another alternative would be to keep renting until you can afford either a mid-end marker or a used supergun from a few years back. For about the price of the eXTCy, you could get an Infinity Legend, EGO 6, FEP Quest, or DM/PM 8. [Assuming in good condition] Those would all be much better performers than any of the new markers you might be looking at. There's nothing wrongat all with just renting and playing while you save up your marker cost. Your interaction with the marker and your paint choice will arguably have a greater impact on how well you play than any of the differences between the Blitz, Rail, and eXTCy.
This post has been edited by unfated33: 21 February 2013 - 04:41 PM
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