Axe vs. Etha
Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:18 PM
These two guns are completely different. StickToDrum is right, you can't compare these! Of course the Axe is better! Etha isn't an Axe, obviously if you're going to buy an Etha or an Axe, buy an Axe.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:18 PM
That aside, they're both quite easy to maintain, and about equally efficient.
Either way, they're great shooters and I know people who swear by both.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:21 AM
As for shot quality I have shot and axe once and while it shoots smoother then the etha it's not a difference you would notice on the field. The etha is still very good.
And as for price I think the etha would be the way to go espicially because its only 350 on ans gear
It's close but i voted etha
This post has been edited by pb28188: 13 January 2013 - 08:22 AM
Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:54 AM
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 12:12 PM
bosspaintballproducts.com + an axe = one happy camper I'd say the axe is a superior marker, minus the ergonomics.
This post has been edited by Master_Chief: 13 January 2013 - 12:13 PM
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:49 AM
I agree with you that the Axe is quieter, is smoother, and is a little bit more efficient then the Etha, but, as far as ease of maintenance I would definitely have to go with the Etha. The reason being is if you have something wrong with the regulator or the macroline you do not have to take apart the grip frame to fix it, I also believe the Etha is a little bit more durable than the Axe only because I have never seen a video of somebody throwing the Axe down a gravel path or dunking it under water in a stream and still having it work. Unfortunately I have never owned or even shot the Axe however I do own the Etha so to be honest I am really not the best person to compare the two until I have at least shot the Axe.
Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:52 PM
Hustle Paintball came out with this video a while back. They bring up a lot of good points so I would suggest giving it a watch. Any reason's you're looking at the Etha over the Etek? If you're wanting an enclosed bolt I can understand, but just curious.
This post has been edited by Flik: 17 January 2013 - 03:34 PM
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:14 PM
lol isn't every review at least a little biased? Every player who knows something about the sport and how equipment functions has at least some preconceived bias. I'm biased, you're biased, Mike is biased, and so are the people from Hustlepb.
Is the video informative? YES
Is everything they say pure gospel? not quite
To the OP: as I said before, the Axe is a great gun if you like the way it feels. Maybe I'm just weird, but I'm not at all impressed with its ergonomics; therefore I saw no point in spending the extra money on a gun that felt funky in my hands and only performed marginally better than the competition. (Yeah, there's my bias showing up. Deal with it.)
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:45 PM
Similar price, in-line poppits (kind of) and from two good companies with good customer service - that is where the comparisons end....
Think of the ETHA as a really nice $300 entry level marker with a 150 worth of upgrades. It has a lot of nice features, but the basic platform is lacking, not smooth shooting and way too much cheap looking and crapy feeling plastic.
The AXE is a solid mid-range marker, maybe even a stripped down high-end. That is to say, the basic platform is solid and it has the potential to really perform with a few selected upgrades. Stock the AXE shoots smooth, it is reliable and efficient too. The trigger is about the best in the mid-range class and the ASA is solid too. The magic of the AXE is how it is transformed with only a few minor upgrades and some tuning, once done, no marker in this class can touch the AXE for smooth, quiet shots and magnificent efficiency . Mine is so efficient , I purchased a 45/4500 and never use my 68/4500 anymore.