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#1 muscleaaron

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

im planing on getting either a etek 3 lt or a etek 4 lt. which is the better marker. it kinda doesnt really matter but i like the color of etek3 more than the etek4 but its not the end of the world if i dont get the color i want. haha

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

4 is better, but it costs more i believe.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:31 PM

the cost inst a problem

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

Just get the 3 lt because there's not much of a difference between the 3 and 4.

Screw them both and find a Vice.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:15 PM

im planing on getting either a etek 3 lt or a etek 4 lt. which is the better marker. it kinda doesnt really matter but i like the color of etek3 more than the etek4 but its not the end of the world if i dont get the color i want. haha

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

the cost inst a problem


Then get a high end marker.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:31 PM

still needs to be in the 400-500 price range though

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:53 PM

get the axe

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

Just get the 3 lt because there's not much of a difference between the 3 and 4.

Screw them both and find a Vice.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:26 PM

Vice or Axe, or save around 100 more and get a used G6R.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

Clearly he wants an Etek. Not everyone likes or wants an Axe or Vice. Nor does everyone like to buy used. I know I dont. And imo, the Axe looks horrible. Never liked it. Different strokes for different folks

Back to the OP, if the price isn't a problem then get the Etek4. Makes no sense to get the 3 if you can get the 4 and not worry about money

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:04 PM

Get a used etek 3 for 250 or 300 bucks. Etek 4 is not worth another 200$

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:14 PM

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:42 PM


Just get the 3 lt because there's not much of a difference between the 3 and 4.

Screw them both and find a Vice.


This guy knows what he's talking about
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:51 PM

to be honest i would wait to see good reviews on the 4 to see how the new solenoid holds up maybe its a more direct path. that would be the one thing i would look in to. i have the 3 and if i ever changed it to the 4 the noid would be the reason otherwise they are exactly the same marker minus the regulator. check out some youtube videos on it. maybe the trigger is smoother but time will tell when its warn in.

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:06 PM

to be honest i would wait to see good reviews on the 4 to see how the new solenoid holds up maybe its a more direct path. that would be the one thing i would look in to. i have the 3 and if i ever changed it to the 4 the noid would be the reason otherwise they are exactly the same marker minus the regulator. check out some youtube videos on it. maybe the trigger is smoother but time will tell when its warn in.

are there any problems with the 3?

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:16 PM


to be honest i would wait to see good reviews on the 4 to see how the new solenoid holds up maybe its a more direct path. that would be the one thing i would look in to. i have the 3 and if i ever changed it to the 4 the noid would be the reason otherwise they are exactly the same marker minus the regulator. check out some youtube videos on it. maybe the trigger is smoother but time will tell when its warn in.

are there any problems with the 3?


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Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:17 PM

still needs to be in the 400-500 price range though

Get an ETEK 3AM, about he same price as an ETEK 4 LT without all the cheap feeling and crappy looking plastic...the trigger on the AM also feels a lot better as well.

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:15 AM

no i found nothing wrong with it i just dont like the noid but the marker is still very quick

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

Hey people he's asking about the Eteks. Not the Vice, not the Axe. So please answer the question without throwing a bunch of biased preferences his way! Posted Image

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I messed around with the Etek4 LT that Avid Paintball brought with them to Living Legends. My biggest complaint with the Etek3LT was that the trigger felt sloppy made out of the composite. Well this problem was fixed with the Etek4. I have no idea what sort of magic PE did but the Etek4 trigger I would put on par with the Ego11 trigger. Very smooth, very crisp. With the Zick2 kit already installed it should get rid of some of the kick and bang that I experienced with the Etek3.

So strictly speaking between the 3 and the 4, go with the 4. Yes it's a $100 more, but since you said price isn't a problem, then why not go for the one that has all the bells and whistles? For me, there's no point in going with the AM with the LT out there.

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:14 PM

Go with the etek 3 if u dont mind the fitting digging into ur wrist a little bit. (its really not that bad but some people despise it.) I would just go with the etek 3 and if you want get the zick 2.
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

Hey people he's asking about the Eteks. Not the Vice, not the Axe. So please answer the question without throwing a bunch of biased preferences his way! Posted Image

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I messed around with the Etek4 LT that Avid Paintball brought with them to Living Legends. My biggest complaint with the Etek3LT was that the trigger felt sloppy made out of the composite. Well this problem was fixed with the Etek4. I have no idea what sort of magic PE did but the Etek4 trigger I would put on par with the Ego11 trigger. Very smooth, very crisp. With the Zick2 kit already installed it should get rid of some of the kick and bang that I experienced with the Etek3.

So strictly speaking between the 3 and the 4, go with the 4. Yes it's a $100 more, but since you said price isn't a problem, then why not go for the one that has all the bells and whistles? For me, there's no point in going with the AM with the LT out there.


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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:20 PM

He's asking between an Etek3 or an Etek4. Not between a Vice, G6R or the Axe.
No one wants your fanboy opinion in this thread. Try answering his question instead. <_<

I'd get the Etek4. Why? The new ASA alone would be enough to get it over the 3rd. Not to mention some new features that would be considered "upgrades" on the Etek3.
From what I can tell by messing around with the Etek4 it's got a new trigger and frame, they feel pretty different.(For the better)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:11 AM

My biggest complaint with the Etek3LT was that the trigger felt sloppy made out of the composite.


The ETek3 LT trigger is aluminum and the slop can somewhat be adjust by tightening the set screw inside the trigger frame area but not completely. Why do people complain about composite anyways?

To OP, as others have said get the ETek4 LT if money isn't an issue.

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:00 PM

Both will ring your ears, and eventually get you to go deaf the same, why not go with whats shinier? But seriously if price I think the 3 is better than the 4 because of the asa, I believe that tightening the know slowly will brace your orings and the new POP's asa or what ever its called now, doesnt do that, then again the etek is pretty hard to break, so its personal preference sir!
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:49 PM

I don't find much problems with the Etek 3 that they haven't fixed with the 4. If you can afford both go with the 4. PE not only makes fantastic products and test them thouroughly for quality and durability ( theres a video for an Etha torture test that was the swing vote in me buying one) the Zick would take care of some of the "kick" and an increase in dwell and/or the new solenoid will also help. If you can afford both, go for the newer one.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:40 PM

Etek 4 is alot better cause its got alot better features (adjustable solenoid, improved trigger, etc.).

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 01:10 PM

Both will ring your ears, and eventually get you to go deaf the same, why not go with whats shinier? But seriously if price I think the 3 is better than the 4 because of the asa, I believe that tightening the know slowly will brace your orings and the new POP's asa or what ever its called now, doesnt do that, then again the etek is pretty hard to break, so its personal preference sir!


Just FYI, the ASA on the Etek 4 is the OOPS (as opposed to the POPS). The macroline comes out the front however it still uses a twist on knob so you can tighten it slowly.

I just ordered an Etek 4 AM from www.shop4paintball.com (Mike recommends them in some videos). For me it came down to the Etek 4 or the Axe. In addition to ergonomics another thing I didn't like about the Axe is the use of custom size o-rings. It's not a big deal but it's something to consider when it comes to maintenance.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:18 PM


Both will ring your ears, and eventually get you to go deaf the same, why not go with whats shinier? But seriously if price I think the 3 is better than the 4 because of the asa, I believe that tightening the know slowly will brace your orings and the new POP's asa or what ever its called now, doesnt do that, then again the etek is pretty hard to break, so its personal preference sir!


Just FYI, the ASA on the Etek 4 is the OOPS (as opposed to the POPS). The macroline comes out the front however it still uses a twist on knob so you can tighten it slowly.

I just ordered an Etek 4 AM from www.shop4paintball.com (Mike recommends them in some videos). For me I came down to the Etek 4 or the Axe. In addition to ergonomics another thing I didn't like about the Axe is the use of custom size o-rings. It's not a big deal but it's something to consider when it comes to maintenance.


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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:37 PM

Etek 4 is alot better cause its got alot better features (adjustable solenoid, improved trigger, etc.).


The solenoid is not adjustable in the ETek 4. I think you're confusing the solenoid with the ones in the Ego 11 and the new Geo 3.




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