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#1 icouldntthinkofaname.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:21 AM

Hey all,

I figured that all of you could laugh at my dumbass for making a soon to be costly mistake.

So I was laying out all of my guns to take a picture and I went to put them all back underneath my desk, well I sat my Etha on my recliner because I was going to mess around with it and I ended up forgetting and sitting on top of my beloved marker when I went to lay back and relax. I ended up cracking the grip fame and the solenoid assembly. I was planning on playing with it this weekend too. :( :tdn:

I'm going to give Planet a call tomorrow and hopefully they can express me some parts or something so I can have it good to go by this saturday, but thats looking doubtful.

I've never dealt with having to get parts from the manufacturer ever so we'll see how it goes.

I'm just really super duper sad now and was hoping all of you guys could laugh at my dumb fat self for making such a stupid mistake :dodgy:

Anybody else have funny/stupid stories they could share to cheer me up?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:33 AM

My poor old Etha! Lol I saw your name on the post and my jaw dropped. I hope you're able to get it fixed soon! How's it been shooting for you?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:38 AM

My poor old Etha! Lol I saw your name on the post and my jaw dropped. I hope you're able to get it fixed soon! How's it been shooting for you?


I have let you down Darth. :(

Gun has been amazing. Just got a Prophecy z2 for it today and when through half a case without a hiccup. I absolutely adore the thing.

I just can't believe I did it so soon to me finally getting out to play.

Maybe it's a sign that I need to get back in shape. <_<
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:44 AM

Haha glad you like it. So did you get that new springless poppet for it? I think all you have to do is register the marker's serial number with PE and they'll just send it to you.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:50 AM

Haha glad you like it. So did you get that new springless poppet for it? I think all you have to do is register the marker's serial number with PE and they'll just send it to you.


Not yet.

The only mod I've done to the thing so far is broke it.

I'll ask about it when I call tomorrow. :tup:
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:53 AM

Give planet a call. Best customer service ever ! :tup:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

Give planet a call. Best customer service ever ! :tup:


Do you think they'd have an issue mailing me the parts instead of me sending my gun in?

I like teching my own stuff and figured that it would help me get the stuff sooner rather than me shipping my gun there and getting it shipped back.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:53 AM


Give planet a call. Best customer service ever ! :tup:


Do you think they'd have an issue mailing me the parts instead of me sending my gun in?

I like teching my own stuff and figured that it would help me get the stuff sooner rather than me shipping my gun there and getting it shipped back.

I think it would be better if you sent it in because you could have broken something else that you didn't notice. The USA HQ is in Rhode Island I believe.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:02 AM

I thaught the etha was all aluminum?!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:34 AM

I thaught the etha was all aluminum?!


It has composite grip frame, eye covers, and feedneck I believe. Everything else is aluminum.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:17 AM


I thaught the etha was all aluminum?!


It has composite grip frame, eye covers, and feedneck I believe. Everything else is aluminum.


Correct.

Kinda makes me wish there was an Etha AM.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

Really sitting on it broke it? Damn. I thought PE guns were supposedly tuff.

Guess that different meaning these days. Done far worse to my old Tippmann pro/carbine (actualy bent the barrel in a off a hill face plant/core sample). And have actually accidentally sat on my classic mag (went to get a Allen key from gear bag and sis moved gun from table to seat to save my spot lol). And they no worse for wear.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

I think the worst thing I have done to my gear was when I got my z2. The first game I played with it within 30 seconds I smashed it into a spool. The nose cone was half way off and my speed feed fell off. I was heart broken. No major damage. I shook it when I got off the field and you could hear a small piece of plastic got broke off. It worked great the rest of the day though. Sorry to hear about your Ethan though. That sucks lol

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

Really sitting on it broke it? Damn. I thought PE guns were supposedly tuff.

Guess that different meaning these days. Done far worse to my old Tippmann pro/carbine (actualy bent the barrel in a off a hill face plant/core sample). And have actually accidentally sat on my classic mag (went to get a Allen key from gear bag and sis moved gun from table to seat to save my spot lol). And they no worse for wear.


Im 6' 4" 250lbs. They're tough guns but not fatass tough.

It's not like I slowly sat down either, I practically threw myself into that recliner. Haha.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

I think the worst thing I have done to my gear was when I got my z2. The first game I played with it within 30 seconds I smashed it into a spool. The nose cone was half way off and my speed feed fell off. I was heart broken. No major damage. I shook it when I got off the field and you could hear a small piece of plastic got broke off. It worked great the rest of the day though. Sorry to hear about your Ethan though. That sucks lol


I just got my z2 yesterday and it was on my gun when I sat back. My heart sunk when I heard the *CRACK* because I thought for sure I smashed my brand new loader into pieces. Nope, just my trigger frame and solenoid.

Not sure if thats any better.... lmfao.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:33 AM

Lol would rather crack my loader. Shells are pretty cheap.

Haha glad you like it. So did you get that new springless poppet for it? I think all you have to do is register the marker's serial number with PE and they'll just send it to you.


Can you do this with any marker and get something? And how do you do it?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:23 AM


Really sitting on it broke it? Damn. I thought PE guns were supposedly tuff.

Guess that different meaning these days. Done far worse to my old Tippmann pro/carbine (actualy bent the barrel in a off a hill face plant/core sample). And have actually accidentally sat on my classic mag (went to get a Allen key from gear bag and sis moved gun from table to seat to save my spot lol). And they no worse for wear.


Im 6' 4" 250lbs. They're tough guns but not fatass tough.

It's not like I slowly sat down either, I practically threw myself into that recliner. Haha.


Don't feel so bad prior to my motorcycle accident I weighed in at 260lbs (for some reason being busted up i dont got much an apatite and getting arounds hard so my weights dropped to 220 lbs). Three years ago I was 350lbs but one day just decided to start cycling again kicked my energy drink addiction and demoted myself at work to get rid of some stress and the crazy amount of hrs I worked.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:25 AM

ive taken some pretty nasty dives with composite stuff. Im thinking it must have been defective or something.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:29 AM



Really sitting on it broke it? Damn. I thought PE guns were supposedly tuff.

Guess that different meaning these days. Done far worse to my old Tippmann pro/carbine (actualy bent the barrel in a off a hill face plant/core sample). And have actually accidentally sat on my classic mag (went to get a Allen key from gear bag and sis moved gun from table to seat to save my spot lol). And they no worse for wear.


Im 6' 4" 250lbs. They're tough guns but not fatass tough.

It's not like I slowly sat down either, I practically threw myself into that recliner. Haha.


Don't feel so bad prior to my motorcycle accident I weighed in at 260lbs (for some reason being busted up i dont got much an apatite and getting arounds hard so my weights dropped to 220 lbs). Three years ago I was 350lbs but one day just decided to start cycling again kicked my energy drink addiction and demoted myself at work to get rid of some stress and the crazy amount of hrs I worked.


I'm not like obese or anything, I mean I'm somewhat on the huskier side, but I'm still in decent shape. I just like to poke fun at myself.

Congratulations on the weight loss though. I know when I work out and stay in shape and eat right, I always feel 20 times better.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

ive taken some pretty nasty dives with composite stuff. Im thinking it must have been defective or something.


Crushing force (which I applied) is different than impact or shock force. I have no doubt the gun would survive a smack on the ground or a drop from a roof, but when theres sustained force it's a different story.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:45 AM


Really sitting on it broke it? Damn. I thought PE guns were supposedly tuff.

Guess that different meaning these days. Done far worse to my old Tippmann pro/carbine (actualy bent the barrel in a off a hill face plant/core sample). And have actually accidentally sat on my classic mag (went to get a Allen key from gear bag and sis moved gun from table to seat to save my spot lol). And they no worse for wear.


Im 6' 4" 250lbs. They're tough guns but not fatass tough.

It's not like I slowly sat down either, I practically threw myself into that recliner. Haha.

i beleive the term your looking for is "fat man cirtified" haha.
i did the same thing to an old ION and apparently they arnt fat man cirtified either! lol
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Very true, i was think you just normally sat down.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

Lol would rather crack my loader. Shells are pretty cheap.


Haha glad you like it. So did you get that new springless poppet for it? I think all you have to do is register the marker's serial number with PE and they'll just send it to you.


Can you do this with any marker and get something? And how do you do it?

No, Planet Eclipse released this for the Etha owners a couple months ago as a free upgrade since some people weren't satisfied with how the Etha operates. So they gave one to everybody lol
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Damn lol.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

Darth, when did you purchase the marker?

Im trying to figure out if its still within warranty, because if it is, they were going to split part costs with me.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

I got it in October from GuyWithaQuestion. Not sure if he was the first owner or not. I can ask him if you want.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:19 PM

got any pics i kinda wanna see this haha

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:21 PM

got any pics i kinda wanna see this haha



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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:14 PM

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

Wow. Hopefully it's in warranty, or this could get pricey.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Spoiler




I love my Etha and it hurts me to see this :P


and if you filled out the warranty card, Planet Eclipse will cover it.

Edited by nighthunter, 09 January 2013 - 11:28 PM.

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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 09 January 2013 - 11:31 PM

Wow. Hopefully it's in warranty, or this could get pricey.


$55 Next Day Air for the frame and solenoid.

Lets just say that Planet Eclipse is a good fucking company.

I'm like the 4th owner too, so I have no clue about the warranty.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:37 PM

Really sitting on it broke it? Damn. I thought PE guns were supposedly tuff.


This tough enough for you?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:41 PM


Really sitting on it broke it? Damn. I thought PE guns were supposedly tuff.


This tough enough for you?
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Wanna trade?

Lmfao :lol:
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:43 PM


Wow. Hopefully it's in warranty, or this could get pricey.


$55 Next Day Air for the frame and solenoid.

Lets just say that Planet Eclipse is a good fucking company.

I'm like the 4th owner too, so I have no clue about the warranty.

Not bad. Lol

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:11 PM

Still seems pretty poorly built compared to some of the bricks from the past. Seems light weight not always better. I know my classic mag handled my at the time 300 lbs fat ass sitting on it accidentally on a wooden bench. Composite grip frame and all. My ULE mag feels equally solid but far lighter but has a aluminum body and grip frame oppose to the stainless steel body and composite frame of the classic. I question the durability of the thinner aluminum frame on my DP E1. And have not had a miss hap yet with it but then I don't use it nearly as often as the mags but it is ALL ALUMINUM and feels solid but to fit the electronics and keep weight down the grip frame is quite thin compared to that of my MAGS and especially some of my Tippmanns Pro/Carbine (composite grip frame) and SL68-II (heavy cast aluminum body and grip frame as ONE).
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

Still seems pretty poorly built compared to some of the bricks from the past. Seems light weight not always better. I know my classic mag handled my at the time 300 lbs fat ass sitting on it accidentally on a wooden bench. Composite grip frame and all. My ULE mag feels equally solid but far lighter but has a aluminum body and grip frame oppose to the stainless steel body and composite frame of the classic. I question the durability of the thinner aluminum frame on my DP E1. And have not had a miss hap yet with it but then I don't use it nearly as often as the mags but it is ALL ALUMINUM and feels solid but to fit the electronics and keep weight down the grip frame is quite thin compared to that of my MAGS and especially some of my Tippmanns Pro/Carbine (composite grip frame) and SL68-II (heavy cast aluminum body and grip frame as ONE).


If I am correct as I am pretty sure I herd this a while ago, PE guns don't bend/snap because it isn't durable enough, it's a safety feature. Think about it you are playing speedball and you go to dive into the snake, you take a core sample but you have to much speed and keep going, you then in turn break your wrist because you couldn't let go, as most people don't have the reaction time to let go of there gun. So PE thought instead of broken wrists why not just have the gun bend to stop this. Now since I am in Canada I don't know the cost for a broken wrist to be treated but my guess is since they did this it is probably over $1000 so that the broken gun is worth it to not have a broken wrist not to mention most of the time the warranty will cover the gun.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:30 PM

^ that is precisely why. Cheaper to replace a grip frame then a tank or have the asa somehow rip the reg off. Or have to replace your shoulder etc. Haha.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:11 PM

Man you must feel like shit, I mean look at that stress test on it, yet you broke it just by sitting on it... I feel bad for you..
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

Planet Eclipse should take care of you. You can always poke around on this site and see if they have the parts you need. http://paintballshowcase.com/etha.aspx




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