Ask all the questions you want, and don't be sorry! Stop Appoligizing
Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:19 AM
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 09:56 AM
Eyes are two lasers that read across the breech (the part where a ball sits in-front of the bolt ready to be fired). One eye outputs the beam, another receives it, the marker wont fire unless no signal is received because in order for there to be nothing for the eye to detect a ball has to get in the way, so the gun knows theres a ball there. Having eyes means a gun is less likely to break paint, as it cant fire until a ball is loaded properly.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:49 PM
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Posted 03 August 2012 - 08:41 PM
Hang on, I think I'm thinking of a different reg.
This post has been edited by andrewthewookie: 03 August 2012 - 08:42 PM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:01 PM
Posted 13 August 2012 - 03:21 PM
Everyone has different preferences, but generally a lot of users here, including myself, do not recommend the Dangerous Power E1. (Some sample discussions are here and here)
The Spyder Sonix is probably about adequate to what you could get renting at most fields. Before you by your next marker, I'd recommend that you get the best possible mask first regardless of the price. The "best possible mask" is going to be one that fits you comfortably and does not fog. Good candidates would be the Vforce Grill and Profiler, JT Proflex, Sly Profit, Proto Pro Axis, Empire E-vents and E-flex, and Dye i4. Prices range from $60-110. It's highly recommended you try on masks at a pro shop or at your local field before you buy - everyone has certain preferences about what they do and don't like in masks.
Once you have a good mask, I would recommend you upgrade your hopper for your Spyder. Good choices are the Spyder Fasta 18v, Invert Too, and Valken V-max. They all run between $65 and $85. Better choices are the Dye Rotor, Pinokio Classic, and Empire Prophecy Z2. They are going to run between $130 and $190.
Next, I would upgrade your tank to a carbon fiber, XX/4500psi tank (where XX is the size, like the most commonly seen 68"). You're probably already using a tank with your Spyder Sonix, but a carbon fiber tank will decrease your marker weight, give you more air capacity for playing on, and have better resale value. You can buy them new for $150+ or get them used for around $100. A good used site for carbon fiber tanks is swapmytank.com.
I would only get a new marker after you've gotten the new mask, new hopper, and new tank. I'd also plan to spend at least $250 on a marker if you're looking at brand new markers. Don't rule out used markers if you're by now used to cleaning and maintaining your Spyder. You can get a lot nicer features for a discount price by purchasing a supergun from a few years past (like a Bob Long Alias, Dye DM8, PE Ego7, etc.).
This post has been edited by Unfated33: 13 August 2012 - 03:23 PM
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