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#1 Aries027

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

I have a Halo Too with a speed fee. A bad ass pair of Events, and a ninja carbon fiber 68/4500 air tank. Now its time to buy the gun. I really don't know which gun i want more. I saw the techpb vid on the axe. If mike says its good, its good. But i haven't really seen anything on the damn etek 3. Which one is best?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:55 PM

Etek 3 is better IMO. Only problem people say is its loud and I dont see how it matters with 10 markers on one field.

Btw this is a war going on between these two markers
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

Really lol. Didnt know that. What makes the etek better?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

Really lol. Didnt know that. What makes the etek better?

They both have little details that makes each one great markers but neither have huge flaws or anything incredible.
My only quarrel with the axe is internal macroline (which some people like) and its a pain to tech on.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

But then again it's not really in the way, they both have their ups and downs bud, most people would reccomend a axe, willie and mike both love it, but its a matter of how it feels to you. I personally have used neither.



Inb4 Axe fans :P

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

Its preferance.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

Oh and there is a video by mike on the etek 3. He did the LT and AM at the same time
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#8 Aries027

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Yeah I just saw the video. I guess I like the Axe's look more. I am a bigger guy if that counts for anything. I'm like 6'3. I don't mind the maintenance as long as the gun is worth the cleaning. But then again the Planet eclipse looks more like a traditional speedball gun. Which is more accurate?

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

Spool VS Poppet.

Nuff said.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:54 PM

they both have the same accuracy. both are great markers so its just a matter of what feels better in your hands,

Spool VS Poppet.

Nuff said.


neither are spools... lol

Edited by dgomez56, 26 April 2012 - 02:56 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:01 PM

Go check out CookyBiscuits accuracy thread.

It shall explain accuracy
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 03:04 PM

Go check out CookyBiscuits accuracy thread.

It shall explain accuracy


here's the link

Edited by dgomez56, 26 April 2012 - 03:04 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

axe > etek

i say this because the axe is:
smoother, quieter, better trigger, all metal, macrolineless, more streched out and has better customer service backing it

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:55 PM

^ yeah theres an axe fan
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:06 PM

It's all preference, honestly I'm getting tired of all the hype about the AXE. I like both, but if I had to choose I'd pick the Etek 3. The Etek comes from a great company, with good packaging and CS.

I swear all I hear about is the damn AXE.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

Its preference.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

^ yeah theres an axe fan


not really. i dont own an axe, none of my friends own axes, nor do i ever plan on owning an axe

i just plain hate the etek 3 :tup:
thats all

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:10 PM

Honestly People are just going to Say "Axe is the best" or Get the "Etek 3 its awesome". But in all honesty,its your preference. There both pretty good guns. Just go to your local shop and hold both, see which you like better.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:13 PM

Personal preference when it boils down to it.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:14 PM


^ yeah theres an axe fan


not really. i dont own an axe, none of my friends own axes, nor do i ever plan on owning an axe

i just plain hate the etek 3 :tup:
thats all

Okay so heres a planet eclipse hater. Better?
And is it really necessary to recommend a gun you've never used or seen?

Edited by woodsballer414, 26 April 2012 - 05:16 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

people say the axe is better for a reason, i love mine the etek is also a good choice, but its kinda loud.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:24 PM

Half the people who say "Oh, get an Axe" have NEVER even touched/shot one... I don't give my opinion about a gun unless I've shot it!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:29 PM



^ yeah theres an axe fan


not really. i dont own an axe, none of my friends own axes, nor do i ever plan on owning an axe

i just plain hate the etek 3 :tup:
thats all

Okay so heres a planet eclipse hater. Better?
And is it really necessary to recommend a gun you've never used or seen?


yes that is better

and who said i havent shot or seen one? ive shot / used them both on several occasions

and from my experiences i can say that in my opinion the axe is a better gun

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 05:59 PM

Mostly preference, if you decide to get an axe make sure you hold it first, IMO it feels terrible in the hands, I like the feel of the etek but is it loud.


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Posted 26 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

It all comes down to your preference, but in my opinion I like the Etek much more.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:49 PM

Yeah. The only thing is the damn pro shop is like 2 hours away. But its gonna be worth the drive. I have heard good and bad about both guns so I guess ima drive to the shop and see whats up. I honestly like the way the etek looks and the packaging it comes with.

Also I play speedball so i dont really care about its loudness and stuff.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 11:53 PM

It's all preference, honestly I'm getting tired of all the hype about the AXE. I like both, but if I had to choose I'd pick the Etek 3. The Etek comes from a great company, with good packaging and CS.

I swear all I hear about is the damn AXE.


Shot quality > Packaging

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:00 AM

i like my etek better then the axe, ive held the axe and the ergo's are meh just not for me, and the trigger placment felt awkward, but its personal prefference

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:38 AM

kk well thats good to know cause i have big ass hands so..... if its a smaller fit then i prolly wont get it.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

Yeah. The only thing is the damn pro shop is like 2 hours away. But its gonna be worth the drive. I have heard good and bad about both guns so I guess ima drive to the shop and see whats up. I honestly like the way the etek looks and the packaging it comes with.

Also I play speedball so i dont really care about its loudness and stuff.


So you don't care about a teammate trying to communicate with you?

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

Etek3 is like the Tippmann of the speedball markers. Reliable, loud, huge fanbase. Buy this marker if you don't like working on markers or don't have the time. Buy this marker if you like having a case come with it. Buy it if you are a huge PE fan. Or buy it because you prefer the looks.

If you want an all around better performer on the field, buy the Axe.


They both have great customer service btw. And the Axe is simple to work on.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:46 AM

axes suck, they're based on minis which suck

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:52 AM


Yeah. The only thing is the damn pro shop is like 2 hours away. But its gonna be worth the drive. I have heard good and bad about both guns so I guess ima drive to the shop and see whats up. I


honestly like the way the etek looks and the packaging it comes with.

Also I play speedball so i dont really care about its loudness and stuff.


So you don't care about a teammate trying to communicate with you?


It's not that loud, half my local team uses them. 3 of my friends have an etek, and not once have we had a communication problem.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 09:21 AM

Owned both. I like the Axe better.
The Etek 3 comes with a better case and more spare parts, but I found the trigger having more slop than what I wanted and it was loud. Oh, so very loud.
The Axe comes with less spare parts, but has a smoother shot and it's pretty quiet. Trigger feels much better IMHO (buyer beware, sometimes the magnets on the trigger can stick out if you adjust them to far out).
Other ergos is preference. Getting to the eyes on the Axe is a bitch.

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

I hope no gun is so loud i cant hear my team lol. Well I did research last night and I think im going with the Axe
1. Its got a smoother shot than the etek
2. I looked at mikes vid on both guns and he thinks the Axe is a better gun
3. Obviously is quieter lol
4. I tried it out a the shop and the eteks trigger is very loose. didnt like that.
Thanks for all the help guys. But in the end im going with the AXE!=)

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:24 PM

The AXE is a good choice. The ergos may not be great, but the shot quality is pretty good.
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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

they both have the same accuracy. both are great markers so its just a matter of what feels better in your hands,


Spool VS Poppet.

Nuff said.


neither are spools... lol

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