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#1 crPaliza

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

The PE Etha is the marker I selected/bought to be my first marker. Therefore, this review is based on my yet limited knowledge of paintball and the only other guns I've touched are rentals and my gf's 11' Proto Rail.

I assume for $400 it shoots way better than your average rental marker. I've only tried the 98c and I think the Spyder Sonix and it definitely shoots/feels better than those.

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To me does sound a little bit loud when compared to the Rail but I think that's mainly because the Etha sounds more like a bam other than a swoosh like sound from the Rail.

Shot smoothness,
I didn't notice that the Etha was a bit kickier than the Rail until I actually shot them both side by side. I personally, like the feel of it's kick though and so did my gf. I think more experienced players might feel more of a difference on the kick but I'm not quite sure.

Grips,
I love how it just uses 1 screw and how it feels on my hand. I also love how you can take off the trigger just by removing the grips which I've heard that in some other guns you have to take the gun apart. I also love the fact that it's not too rubbery. Too much rubber to me based on experiences with other products (not just markers) wears off faster especially during sweaty conditions and pieces of it can stick to your sweaty sticky hands. Hence, I like the fact that the grips feel durable.

Maintenance,
Is pretty simple to me after reading the manual.

Trigger,
Also feels great although I don't have many guns to compare too.

I love the on/off asa, clamping feedneck, 2-peice barrel, board, build quality, and it performed flawlessly on the field. The Etha also feels really reliable and that is definitely a important factor for me since I live in Costa Rica and support doesn't come as easy as in the States. I am extremely happy of this purchase and the fact that I chose this as my first marker.

Edited by crPaliza, 30 January 2012 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:36 AM

Great gun from what I've seen. Can't wait to pick one up myself and test it against my Geo 2. Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

How can you givei it a 9.9/10 after saying its kicky and loud? :huh:

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:13 PM

maybe becouse he likes? :o
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:20 PM

How can you givei it a 9.9/10 after saying its kicky and loud? :huh:

Cause he likes it...
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 03:57 PM

Nice simple review. I want to try out an Etha sometime too :)
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:27 PM

maybe becouse he likes? :o




How can you givei it a 9.9/10 after saying its kicky and loud? :huh:

Cause he likes it...
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Posted 30 January 2012 - 08:30 PM

How can you givei it a 9.9/10 after saying its kicky and loud? :huh:


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Posted 31 January 2012 - 12:30 AM

I've only tried the 98c and I think the Spyder Sonix and it definitely shoots/feels better than those.



How can you givei it a 9.9/10 after saying its kicky and loud? :huh:


I guess he has nothing to compare it to besides a rail/those? But nice review sir :tup:

Edited by xincognitopbx, 31 January 2012 - 12:31 AM.

But the Ego 11 is shiny. :(

Dosent the Ego 11 only come in dust colours?

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:38 PM

I haven't used on but I want to see what are the common issues people are having with them it they are any

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

I would expect it to be a tad louder, and have more kick than the rail as it is a poppet.

Great thoughts. Have been tempted to pick one up for my wife :)
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:46 PM

I think ill just get myself one and check it out eventho thats a shaft 4 doesn't seem very well porded maybe a chang
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

I think ill just get myself one and check it out eventho thats a shaft 4 doesn't seem very well porded maybe a chang
e of barrel

The Etha is apparently quite loud.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:57 PM


I think ill just get myself one and check it out eventho thats a shaft 4 doesn't seem very well porded maybe a chang
e of barrel

The Etha is apparently quite loud.


Compared to what ? An Axe, yes louder. An Ego, it is much quieter. Though that's not saying much.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

I shot an Etha once that had no tuning to it. It felt to kicky for my taste, and I dislike PE triggers to begin with, but if I tuned the trigger to my liking, I'd love to try one for a day.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:31 PM

I shot an Etha once that had no tuning to it. It felt to kicky for my taste, and I dislike PE triggers to begin with, but if I tuned the trigger to my liking, I'd love to try one for a day.

and I dislike PE triggers to begin with

I dislike PE triggers

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:39 PM


I shot an Etha once that had no tuning to it. It felt to kicky for my taste, and I dislike PE triggers to begin with, but if I tuned the trigger to my liking, I'd love to try one for a day.

and I dislike PE triggers to begin with

I dislike PE triggers

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I'm serious! I feel their too wide, and I like a crisp, fast return. The PE markers I've shot (granted the owners might have wanted them different), were either on optical (not a fan), or were really loose as far as trigger return.
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:41 PM

I held one at the local field I thought the trigger felt nice I had no complaints on there but I didn't get to shot it :( apparently they don't let you shoot it just cause you want to

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:48 PM

I'm serious! I feel their too wide, and I like a crisp, fast return. The PE markers I've shot (granted the owners might have wanted them different), were either on optical (not a fan), or were really loose as far as trigger return.

They can be set up crap, I was fingering this guys Ego 9 once when he way away with toilet desire, I was blown away at his 1 in a million ability to vandalize a PE trigger. I think thats the only crap one I've tried though, counting out the Ego 5, that dosen't really have a trigger though, its just a bouncy stick.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 09:18 PM


I'm serious! I feel their too wide, and I like a crisp, fast return. The PE markers I've shot (granted the owners might have wanted them different), were either on optical (not a fan), or were really loose as far as trigger return.

They can be set up crap, I was fingering this guys Ego 9 once when he way away with toilet desire, I was blown away at his 1 in a million ability to vandalize a PE trigger. I think thats the only crap one I've tried though, counting out the Ego 5, that dosen't really have a trigger though, its just a bouncy stick.

If I tuned one to my liking, I bet I would love the trigger.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

Hey cRpaliza, are you getting any bolt tip wear on the rubber bolt tip thing, i have a lot of wear to were it connects to the metal so on the inside.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:10 PM

I shoot a mini now.love it. But I would like the better length of the axe. How does the etha compare to the mini/axe for air efficiency? I mostly play woods/rec ball at our own field so I need to go all day on a 88 /4500 or 68/4500. But the etha looks like a solid buy as soon as more colors come out. Hope its stays at the same price.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:15 PM

I shoot a mini now.love it. But I would like the better length of the axe. How does the etha compare to the mini/axe for air efficiency? I mostly play woods/rec ball at our own field so I need to go all day on a 88 /4500 or 68/4500. But the etha looks like a solid buy as soon as more colors come out. Hope its stays at the same price.


7 pods and a hopper is the average I've seen on a full 68/45, so roughly just over half a case? Not sure on the axe though

Edited by Dominerva210, 07 February 2012 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:10 PM

Axe is typically less. I don't really tune mine for efficiency (all-day air), but if you have more than one tank, the Axe should be fine. I know guys who can get a nice amount of shots from an Axe. Check out the Axe Conglomerate, and the guys could tell you what their Axes get.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:06 PM

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