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Is it true that Spoolies have trouble in winter?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:11 PM

Just curious as I'm getting a Geo3 soon, and it'll be my first spoolie. I'll probably get it around December so I wanted to be sure I could go out and play snow, or not.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:12 PM

They work, just are sometimes more sensitive to the cold. You may just have to raise the dwell. The geo 3 should work fine though.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:17 PM

Most spoolies will be ok if you know how to adjust them to the cold. Most of the ones made in the last few years should be perfectly ok with no adjustments necessary.


Using a gun that's been hardly maintained and tossed from person to person more than a village whore is hardly a fair way to compare the marker.


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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:19 PM

Use less lube or use a thinner lube
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

When I had my geo2 I played a tournament in 15 degree weather and while using monkey poo it held up great. Other people were having bolt stick but since the geo2 and geo3 has the spring assisted bolt that is pulled back once aired up you won't have a problem with fsdo or bolt stick durin winter months. Use thin lube like said before and you'r golden.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:16 PM

Geo 3 will be fine.and good choice for your gun :tup:

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:21 PM

To an extent, all guns have issues in the cold. Mind you, your definition of cold is likely... off, as I doubt most of you have played in the winter. (Florida winter doesn't count you tards!)

The cold weather thickens lube, creates stiction, and thus affects how markers perfrom. The more seals that a marker has, the greater the risk. Proper lubing, or some sort of assist (mechanical or otherwise) are used to combat this.

P.S - your solenoid is typically a spool.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

Would PE grease work well on Geo 1 in the winter

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:16 AM

i used my ego11 in a game las winter where the temp dropped to -13 with the wind chill... and all i had to do was put the noid on high power and use the eclipse oil on the regs and ram instead of the hater sauce i usualy use... i've used my DM8 in temps below 50*, i just upped my LPR a 1/2 turn and used oil instead of grease... if you know what you are doing, a spool will work fine in the winter... but, you might need to re-lube it every couple games...
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