I had a few questions / Comments run through my head as I watched the video.
- That's a pretty tiny spool. With the air passage being so small and there being so many things for the air to travel around I don't see how this is an improvement over a standard poppet. It may be balanced now so the bolt will be moving forward with less force but this could be done with a poppet.
- Does this new valve require the same amount of maintenance/ Lubing as a standard Spool valve? They've added a critical seal and as it degrades so will the performance of the marker.
- I'm a little skeptical about the "Sound signature of a spool" it may open slower thus and that may take away the harsher leading edge sound but that's all. Correct me if I'm wrong but with the air passages being so small this will still take a lot higher operating pressure to get the paintball up to 300fps. 140-160psi? Or there is a lot larger dump chamber and the valve stays open a lot longer than a standard poppet?
- The shot may feel smoother but I would attribute that to the balanced valve and less moving mass. I don't think that there being a spool in the marker will make it shoot like a spool (I may be stating the obvious there) but It can be used as a sales gimmick. Ie it has a spool thus it'll shoot like a spool.
Please correct me if I'm wrong on any of this because I am truly curious. I'm not bashing this marker and I have not shot it so this is all speculation on my part.