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Lotus

Member Since 29 Sep 2008
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In Topic: Smart parts ion

05 July 2014 - 10:32 PM

The Ion is shit in every way except its internal operation.

 

1) You have to completely take apart the marker (body off frame, unscrew the body in half) in order to do regular maintenance and to clean out a chop.

2) It has a trash feedneck that won't fit most loaders

3) It has a dogshit board

4) It has a dogshit trigger

5) It has dogshit ergonomics

 

Basically, you can make an Ion great, but you won't be using any of the original parts. Most important is an Xe body, or other BoB style (Lucky 5.1s are the best IMO) Without that and the rest, it's a headache to own on the field. Yes people can manage, but it's not worth it. How do I know? I own 2 ions myself.

 

That's also why the Dye Ion and GoG Ion (the Proto Rail and GoG eXTCy) are so much better. They work the same (which was never a bad thing), but already have these exterior problems fixed. They come with good boards, clamping feednecks, etc. (except Proto Rails before '09 had shit triggers and feednecks that broke when over-tightened)


In Topic: SURPRISE an autococker/company question

24 June 2014 - 05:58 PM

Check-it makes a mini 2k+ pump kit, but I don't know who would still have them in stock.


In Topic: Top 5 Tips for Begineers?

24 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

1) Get a good mask. Everything else is secondary.

2) Play both left handed and right handed. DON'T get used to just your dominant hand as that's a bad habit that can be nipped in the bud quickly. This is huge for transitioning to tournament play

3) Have fun!

4) Push up. Always be at the front. If you're not shooting/being shot at, you're not playing (unless this is a scenario game which most people will not be playing when you start)

5) Ignore other players' gear. It means jack shit. Especially the mil-sim tacti-cool stuff.


In Topic: Players Club gone?

16 June 2014 - 09:28 PM

Shit. I completely forgot that even existed. I should probably renew.


In Topic: Is this a hazard?

14 June 2014 - 08:39 AM

Cracks in the coat don't matter, but the moment a single fiber underneath the coat becomes damaged, the cylinder is toast. Until that happens, you're fine (provided it passes hydro)