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timekeeper

Member Since 01 Oct 2008
Offline Last Active May 18 2015 02:13 PM
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In Topic: Modding Spyders V/A

05 May 2015 - 11:17 AM

Probably, you'd be better off measuring against an older spyder body just to make sure there's enough material for it to seat properly, otherwise, filing will probably work better than hacksaw or chisel...


In Topic: Next marker

22 January 2015 - 07:57 PM

Go PE, any model but the LV-1.


In Topic: Reccommended Intimidator 2k2 upgrades?

18 January 2015 - 12:09 AM

I'd get a volumizer, a better trigger for semi and put the stock bolt back in.

 

Hoppers and barrel are personal prefference, the vL should do fine if it's a vLocity; otherwise, you might want to look at a halo too, if you're on a budget; or any of the loaders predator mentioned. As far as barrels go, I personally like to underbore with long control bores, the lurker barrel in .678 would be my choice.

 

As for the HPR, the torpedo works ok, but you can make it work considerably better by drilling a small relief hole through the adjustment screw and washer (or anywhere in the spring section for that matter). This prevents air from being trapped in the spring section, creating a secondary spring effect that makes the piston react to the pressure changes more slowly and inconsistently, this would decrease the reaction time of the piston; improving the recharge rate of the regulator and making it more consistent. It also works with the LPR, making your shots more consistent.


In Topic: Bob Long 2k2 Dragon Intimidator help/reccomendations

16 January 2015 - 10:04 AM

2k2 timmies' stock boards were either frenzy or Wicked Air Sports (WAS) depending on the generation. The frenzy manuals are available on BLAST's website, if it's a WAS board let me know, I'll see if I can find the manual; I think I might have it.


In Topic: Which gun is better

15 January 2015 - 10:45 AM

*All Used*

 

Empire axe (my friend has one and i like the trigger)

Smart parts ion (good because its cheap or something?)

Smart Parts shocker ( customizable and can be an amazing gun)

Planet Eclipse Etha (best trigger apparently?)

GoG eXTCy (dont remember what i thought about this one :blink: )

+ whatever you think

 

What i am looking for:

Good trigger

Quiet

Smooth

Consistancy

ergonomics aren't that big of a deal

Money isn't too much of an issue it just depends how long im going to have continue saving money.

 

 

Good trigger  

axe=VP shocker>etha=critical shocker=NDZ shocker>extcy=CP shocker=NDZ ion>other aftermarket ion>stock shocker>ion

Quiet 

eigenbolt shocker>eigenbolt/boss bolt axe>stock shocker>L7 ion/extcy>properly tuned stock axe=stock ion/extcy>stock etha

Smooth 

eigenbolt shocker>eigenbolt/boss bolt axe>stock shocker>L7 ion/extcy>properly tuned stock axe=stock ion/extcy>stock etha

Consistancy  

any of them should be under +/-5 fps at the chrono with proper tuning, proper boring and good paint

ergonomics aren't that big of a deal   

my personal opinion: etha>axe>shocker=ion/extcy

 

Money isn't too much of an issue it just depends how long im going to have continue saving money.

+ whatever you think

If you're considering used markers in the $200-$300 range, you'd do well to include the Macdev droid, the Bob Long vice and marq and the PM8 (or DM9 if you like the LPR in the back)

 

The droid uses almost the exact same engine as the clone GTi, super smooth and efficient for a spool, better ergos than most of your other considered markers but the etha, the down side is it's crappy stock trigger, which can be swapped for a great VP trigger.

 

The vice is practically a shortened G6r with macroline, it's just as smooth and almost as efficient, they share the same ram and poppet (valve dynamics differ very slightly). They have some of the best stock triggers out there and are pretty smooth as far as poppets go.

 

The gen1 marqs are some of the smoothest poppets ever and the gen2's (non-vcom v1 victories can be had for $300) are pretty efficient and still smooth (though not as much as the stock gen1 engine). The gen1's share stock triggers with the vice and the gen2's have great triggers on their own.

 

Last of their line, the PM8 was the best performing matrix of it's day, the DM9 uses a PM8 bolt and dye discontinued the PM line because it was cutting into it's DM sales, why? because the difference in performance was negligible, add an eigenring to increase efficiency and it can still compete with anything out there. Did I mention it comes stock with a UL frame, arguably the most comfortable frame in the industry.

 

The downisde to 5+ year old markers is the availability of parts and techs; if you're technically inclined, it shouldn't be a concern (it should be a selling point if you ask me).