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Planet Eclipse Announcement

10 June 2011 - 05:08 PM

Anyone excited about an Ego 12?
Sorry its not happening Jack Wood has announced that annual gun releasing is over.
Which means that they wont make guns yearly.Ex. Ego 10,Ego 11.
Here it is in quote:
Planet Eclipse has announced this week that, as of now, they are not going to be releasing any more Ego markers. A new Ego has been released every year since 2004. Planet Eclipse says that the Ego line has not ended, they just want to give their R&D department more time to test and develop some new innovations. The Ego 11 did so well and is so innovative that the list of upgrades and improvements to it was so insignificant that they decided to not release an Eg0 12. Planet Eclipse will be deleting the year stamp on the Ego 11, and it will become just “Ego”.

We think that this is a very positive move from Planet Eclipse and really shows that they care about their customers and fan base. This means that the release of the CSL makes the CSL the last Ego to be made for an undefined amount of time. If you have not checked out the CSL, you really should! The color schemes for the CSL are very luxurious and almost every screw and accent on the marker is gold. The SL Ego line has always been more high class than the regular Egos. Their limited availability has always made them very desirable in the paintball community. The CSL is no different, there were 300 released to the U.S. and a total of 500 were made.

Now, with the announcement that there is not going to be an Ego next year leaves a few questions, will they release more colors? When will they drop the year stamp? Does this increase the value of older Egos? One thing that we can be sure of, is that Planet Eclipse is working for us as consumers and players, and they will not let us down!

Hustle Paintball has already put there opinion on this announcement
What do you think on this.

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10 June 2011 - 04:49 PM

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Dye Rotor vs Empire Prophecy

10 June 2011 - 04:36 PM

This is the ultimate vs topic.
The Empire Prophecy vs The Dye Rotor
As you guys know I have owned both and am more on the Rotor side.
That doesnt mean I dont like the Prophecy because I loved that one too.I have owned most loaders on the market and these two are my favorite.
I also like the pinokio and Vlocity.
So here is the breakdown.Lets start with the Prophecy:Here is my old mini with my red prophecyAttached File  fd.jpg   6.54KB   10 downloads
My brothers Ion with old red Prophecy Attached File  P1000884.JPG   72.57KB   12 downloads
Empire Paintball presents the New and Improved Empire Prophecy Paintball Loader System. Still made from durable and ultra-strong polycarbonate material, you can feel secure that it can take some hits and keep working. We replaced the current plastic feedneck with a new and improved Aluminum Feedneck to give the paintball loader the added reinforcement needed during paintball or woodsball play. We also added a new Drive Belt which will give your paintball loader the ability to operate at its optimal performance.

•New Aluminum Feedneck for added reinforcement
•New Drive Belt System for Improved Performance
•No Tools Required for assembly and dis-assembly
•Multiple Accessories-Quick Feed Lid, Snap Friction Lid, 200 Count and Two Full Pod Front Bodies, 9-Volt Conversion Kit and the new LTD Upgrade Kit
•Sound Activation and/or RF (Radio Frequency) Activation with 6 speed settings
•Available in Smoke or Black
Now for the Rotor: Here is one of my setup with my old rotor.Attached File  imagesq.jpg   5.77KB   14 downloads
The ROTOR™ Loader far exceeds pro level feed requirements with an impressive 50+ balls per second feed rate. The constant feed rotor carousel combined with the opposing rotation of the center rotor arm provides smooth, consistent, rapid, and dependable feed performance shot after shot. This new technological design provides unmatched
performance over any other loader on the market.

Designed with the professional player in mind, the unique center feed design of the ROTOR™ pushes balls straight down over a short distance allowing the loader size and shape to be small and low profile.

Play longer without reloading. The ROTOR™ holds up to 20% more paint than most loaders, while having the lowest profile. Additionally, the
ROTOR™ is also the lightest 200 round loader available. Simply smaller, lighter and faster.

The patent pending revolutionary collapsing floor tray allows for maximum ball capacity, while ensuring consistent, reliable feeding
down to the last ball. The spring loaded floor tray also ensures ball feeding while shooting at elevated targets by raising the floor as you

The ROTOR™ can be effortlessly broken down for basic cleaning or maintenance with the push of a button. No tiny screw and nuts to loosen, parts to lose or break off. Just smart and simple engineering with the players needs in mind.

Provides you the ability to monitor your paint level visually so you don't get caught without paint. Windows available in additional colors
(sold separately).

The transparent locking lid is integrated into an interchangeable dual density carrier. The spring tension lid allows fast loading and a secure lock on the loader. The carrier design allows you to quickly change between your lid or speed feed. Additionally the removable upper shell allows you to use a high capacity upper that will hold 250 rounds (sold separately).

Single push Power On/Off button with LED display. The positive push button and bright LED informs you when your loader is on or off.

In the rare event of a ball jam caused by oversized or out of round paint, simply give the jam release trigger a quick pull and you are
back in action.

The ROTOR™ provides an impressive 50,000+ ball shot count on one set of three AA batteries. This new design of efficient power regulation
is revolutionary and the first of its kind in loader technology.
So really you should probaly make your own opinion but they are both good loaders.
Here are some photo link that are mine.

Planet Eclipse vs Dye Precision

03 June 2011 - 07:49 PM

So as you know:
Dye Precision:
HistoryDYE Precision is a paintball manufacturing company that was started by former player Dave Dehaan in 1994, or as you may know him Dave Youngblood. Dave starting playing professionally at the age of 14, Dave was by far one of the youngest players in the game and was consequently given the name "Youngblood", which he is known by today.[2] To make extra money while in school, Dave made custom marker modifications. This got him involved in the industry side of the sport. In 1996, the founder of JT USA, John Gregory, gave Dehaan a job helping with equipment at tournaments. Eventually, Dehaan became the head of the paintball division at the company. Difficulties in the company and rumors of it being sold caused Dehaan to pursue a career in law-enforcement. This did not stop Dave from making custom paintball equipment in his spare time, barrels in particular. As popularity of his equipment grew, he manufactured his first round of 100 barrels which he called the "Boomstick" which sold out in two weeks time. The success of these barrels paved the way for the founding of DYE, Dave Youngblood Enterprises.[3]

Since the birth of the Boomstick, DYE has made several products that have reset the standards for paintballing and have improved the sport as a whole. In 2003, DYE released its version of the Matrix, a spool valve design electropneumatic paintball marker. The Dye Matrix, also known as the LCD Matrix, was a top-of-the-line high-end marker that became very popular among players and has remained so even today. Since the LCD Matrix, Dye has come out with several other versions of the Matrix, each with different millings, features, and improvements. With the Matrix revolutionizing paintball marker, the DYE Rotor did the same for loaders in 2009.[2]
A 2006 Dye MatrixToday there are several types of markers that are made by DYE. Starting in 2003, DYE produced a Dye ultralite Autocker to compete with the Shocktech SFL Autococker. DYE has produced a new model of the matrix every year, each year improving some component of the previous marker marker. In 2010, DYE introduced the DYE NT paintball marker to its gun line. Dye Autococker Dye reflex Autococker Dye ultralite autococker

Dye Matrix
1.LCD (2003) - The LCD Matrix featured a spool valve bolt system which was revolutionary at the time. This system was different than other stacked tube designed guns in that it only had one chamber and used air pressure to fire the bolt and shoot the paintball. This system was quieter and had less recoil than poppet valve style markers which was desirable to tournament players who experienced high rates of fire during play. The LCD Matrix also had a small LCD screen on the side of the grip handle to make adjustments of the marker easier. This screen is where the name originated from.[4]
2.DM4 (2004) - The DYE DM4 introduced the FUSE bolt system which was an improvement of the spool valve style of bolts. New milling was added to make the marker lighter and more aesthetic. The hyper2 inline HPA regulator also made its debut and improved gas efficiency. There was also an on/off nob at the front of the marker that allowed the air to be shut off to the gun and bleed out so serving the gun was possible. The board was improved by adding more adjustments and a better user interface.[5]
3.DM5 - The DYE DM5 was similar to the DM5 with the major changes being milling and board settings. The asa was also changed as well and a lower feedneck. In addition to these improvements, lower operating pressures were achieved through improvements to the bolt.[6]
4.DM6 - The main improvement to the 2006 model of the Martix was addition of the Ultralite frame. This frame cut down on weight drastically and improved grip comfort as well. The Ultralite frame also came with a board that offered different types of firing modes. In 2006 DYE also released the Ultralite frame for previous models as well. The DM6 also boasted a lower operating pressure, an on/off asa, and a tool-less twist locking feedneck.[7]
5.DM7 - The main improvements to the 2007 model were the self-cleaning anti-chop eye system, the adjustable clamp lock feedneck, milling, and improved efficiency and operating pressure. This marker was still lighter and faster than previous markers.[8]
6.DM8 - The DM8 had the, by now, standard milling changes and air efficiency improvements. The anti-chop eye system still used a polycarbonate eye plate that was self-cleaning. The main new addition was the upgrade of the high pressure regulator. DYE developed the Hyper3 to replace the Hyper 2 regulator. This allowed more consistent air flow and lower operating pressure to the gun. The eye covers were also done away with in this model which gave the gun a sleeker and cleaner look.[9]
7.DM9 - Relatively little was changed in the 2009 model of the Matrix. Milling was changed and consequently weight was improved. Gas efficiency was slightly improved. Board settings and functionality were improved. The DM9 had a lower profile than previous models making it even smaller and more comfortable.[10]
8.2010 DMseries - The 2010 model had similar milling to the 2009 version with a slight hook near the rear of the frame to make carrying easier and to improve aesthetics. The trigger design was different from other models in that it was raked forward. Weight and gas efficiency were also slightly improved.[11]
9.2011 DMseries - The 2011 model had a great deal of improvements. First off, the on/off ultralite airport was introduced. This asa had lots of weight reduction and made the on/off function easier to use as it reverted to a lever rather than a twist knob. The frame was designed to have a smaller cavity to house the electronics which made things fit more snug and reduce jiggling of components. The Ultralite frame also had a new wrap around grip which allow better ease of access to the board and electronic adjustments. Again milling was done do reduce weight.[12]
Dye NT "New Technology" - The production of the DYE NT marked a shift from the Matrix line of markers. The NT is very similar to the matrix, the main difference being the new Boost Bolt System. The Boost Bolt was still the spool valve type yet it had some changes to the FUSE Bolt used in the Matrix. This bolt system allowed for better air efficiency, lower recoil, faster rates of fire, and quieter shooting. Other things included on the NT were the second generation Ultralite frame, Ultralite airport, Hyper3 regulator, clamping feedneck, and self-cleaning eyes.[13]
[edit] RotorThe DYE rotor was released in 2009 as DYE's first loader and was meant to compete with the other high-end hoppers that were already on the market. The rotor was received well by the paintball community mostly because of it high level of performance, easy-ness to use and maintain, and because of the DYE name. The rotor is a force feed hopper that supplies the marker with paintballs to shoot at very high rates of fire. It supplies the marker by actually forcing the paintballs into the breach of the gun. This is done with the new "rotor" designed assembly which resembles a water pump impeller in the hopper. The assembly agitates the paintballs sitting in the hopper and then forces them down the feedtube and into the paintball marker. This is all done without breakage or jamming of the balls. The loader can be disassembled easily into 15 main parts. This allows for easy cleaning and interchanging of parts for repair or upgrade.[14]

[edit] ProtoIn the early part of the 2000s, DYE added on a subsidiary company, Proto Paintball. Proto sold similar equipment, markers, and apparel but at a slightly lower price. In 2005, Proto released the PM5 (2005 Proto Matrix) which was very similar to the DYE Matrix line. These guns were mid-range markers that offered the same reliability but with slightly less quality and for a lower price. The main differences between the Proto and DYE models was that the PM5 came with a one piece Proto barrel, standard Proto frame, and had several small internal differences such as a shorter bolt that makes it operate at a higher pressure. In 2006, however, Proto Matrices came stock with a two piece Proto barrel and in 2008 they came stock with an Ultralite frame. Along with the Proto matrix, Proto produces the PMR (Proto Matrix Rail) and the Proto SLG (Super Light Gun). The PMR operates using an "unbalanced" spool valve design which cuts down on cost yet reduces air efficiency. The SLG is even more different in that it uses an "unbalanced" spool valve design, a mechanical solenoid as opposed to a pneumatic solenoid, and it does not use the FUSE bolt system.[15]
Now for planet Eclipse(Personnal Preference):
The Ego utilizes poppet valve technology like the Bob Long Intimidator, Indian Creek Designs Promaster, and WDP Angel. Compared to spool valve markers like the Smart Parts Shocker and the Dye Matrix, the Ego typically is louder and has more perceived recoil, but the marker boasts better gas efficiency (manifested as more "shots" per air tank fill). Fewer internal moving parts also make the Ego simpler and easier to maintain than many of its competitors. The Ego also boasts a faster rate of fire over its spool valve competitors.

[edit] Variations
A speedball player shooting an Ego7.[edit] Stock models2005 Ego:
Built around an adapted E-blade electropneumatic frame, first developed by Planet Eclipse. This gun runs at 95psi from the Low pressure regulator (LPR). It also runs at 180 psi from the high Pressure regulator (HPR).

2006 Ego: Newer shorter stock bolt. The gun runs at the same pressures as the 05. lowering recoil. Longer regulator allows lower operating pressure and better air efficiency. Improved electronics internal board.
Ego7 (2007):
Renamed the Ego7, this model featured extensive milling to reduce weight. Almost all of the internal components were replaced and upgraded compared with the 2006 model. Key improvements included an integrated FRM and rammer body, a new board with both a micro and optical switch, standard cure bolt, and T-slot style rail mounting. None of the parts, save for the barrel, detents, bolt, regulator, and break beam eyes, are interchangeable with previous models. And the marker famous for starting the "Three Fingered Scratch" method of shooting the Ego which began in south eastern Pennsylvania.

Ego8 (2008):
While the Ego7 was a revolutionary improvement over the 2006 Ego, the Ego8 is more of an evolutionary improvement over its predecessor. Key improvements include more milling to reduce weight, a built-in Zero-Kick ("Zick") kit, and dual QEVs built into a QEV block. A new LCD on the 4.0 version board features black-on-white text that is very easy to read in the sunlight. Some claim that the Ego8 is just an SL74 at a lower price. Although there are some similarities between the Ego8 and the SL74 (among them being an SL-style regulator, SL-style trigger, the Zick kit, and SL74 milling), there are quite a few differences. The 2008 Ego is heavier than the SL74 (by 50g), does not have laser eyes, does not come with a 5 piece sl barrel kit, and has a QEV "block" as opposed to the SL74's dual QEV's. The QEV block in the ego8 provides a faster and shorter passage for entering and escaping gasses, which allow faster rate of fire.

Ego9 (2009):
Unlike the Ego8 the Ego9 doesn't have QEV's (quick exhaust valve) which exhibits a more consistent, reliable marker. The trigger guard has been enlarged allowing the player to walk the trigger easier and more comfortably than the ego8's trigger guard. New this year is the built in speaker which allows you to know when it turns on and off. Like the Ego8 the Ego9 has the cure2 and zick kit as stock parts. This year they put the rammer at a 3-4 degree incline to allow your hand to be closer to the line of fire to give it a small size and allow the player to feel more comfortable when shooting. Like the Ego8 the Ego9 comes in a white plastic clamshell case. (please read conclusion of EGO10)

Ego Ten (2010):
The Ego Ten's main selling point is a longer cycle. This reduces potential rate of fire, although it is still capable of 28+ balls per second. The advantage is that it allows more consistency from shot to shot, and can be used with more fragile paint as well as much less recoil and a smoother shot. It comes standard with the Zick 2 Rammer and the Cure 3+ bolt stock, as well as an improved solenoid. It also includes many other parts improved upon from previous models such as the regulator, the hpr (high pressure regulator) and the lpr (low pressure regulator). The board was redone as well as a few other minor parts. The screen on the ego10 is 92% bigger than earlier models as well as having a better processor that is over 2 times as powerful as its predecessors with some minor software improvements to boot. The EGO9 can be upgraded to shoot like an EGO10 by means of Zick2, and Cure3+ bolt, as well as the plank kit and solenoid barb available from PE (Planet Eclipse). The changes will give the 2009 all the means to shoot exactly like an EGO10, the remaining differences will be a hole located on the regulator to protect the lpr against over pressurization as well as the larger screen.

Ego11 (2011):
The newly released Ego11 is-like the other Egos- a poppet valve electropneumatic marker by Planet Eclipse. The board is basically the same board but the main differences are the Shaft 4 barrel (Ego 10 had Shaft 3), the milling, compatibility to a computer via USB ( like the 2010 SLS ego), POPS- Push On Purge System- asa, and a solenoid with adjustable speeds that control the bolt forward speed and return speed. This has never been done in a paintball marker before, and can sacrifice speed for recoil in controlling the maximum Cycles per second from 12-30 per second. In addition, the Ego11 ships with a .689 barrel back, instead of the .693 back shipped with previous Egos (excepting the SL versions of the markers). The new Ego11 is currently shipping in 7 colors; Ashes 2, Dark Trooper, Elemental, Hunter, Midnight, Regal 2, and Shiner.

[edit] GeoGeo (2009):
Unlike all the Egos, which are poppet style markers, The Geo is a spool valve marker. Planet eclipse designed the Geo to be the counterpart of the Ego, making it almost identical in weight, size, feel, with almost exactly the same parts you would find on an Ego9. The Geo uses the same solenoid, LCD board, regulator, feedneck, trigger, barrel, ASA, detents, eyes, and trigger guard as the Ego9. The geo uses a "SC" (Spool Cure) bolt, the bolt itself is the only moving part. The Geo does not include the same grip frame as the Ego9, The Geo uses the Ego7/8 style grip frame. The geo can be serviced as easily as the Ego, it incorporates a tool-less back cap, but also gives you the option of using an allen wrench to tighten it down. The Geo has been designed to have all of the benefits of a spool valve with none of the drawbacks.

[edit] ETek Ego
ETek EgoETek: Introduced in 2006, the ETek was priced much lower than standard Egos as a mid-range alternative to Planet Eclipse's flagship Ego. It was lighter than the stock 2006 and 2005 versions and featured different milling and simplified features. The LCD screen was replaced with 3 LED buttons, the QEVs were removed, and it featured a microswitch in place of the optical switch on the electronics board. Made as the Proto Matrix Rail's competition.
ETek2: Announced in November 2007 and available soon thereafter, the ETek2 is the second generation ETek. Improvements over the original ETek include a lighter weight, new circuit board, redesigned trigger frame, new on/off air system, new inline regulator, new low pressure regulator, and standard 2-piece Shaft barrel. Some have commented that these upgrades make the ETek2 effectively an SL66.[1]
ETek3: The ETek 3 was released in November of 2009. There are 2 versions available: The LT (Nylon Glass Reinforced Composite), and the AM, (All Metal). The only major differences between the two is the composite frame, eye covers, and feedneck. The Etek 3 LT can later be upgraded to the "All Metal" Parts. Internally and externally, the Etek 3 is almost identical to the EGO 7 and 8, if the Etek 3 is compared with the EGO8, the main differences are the solenoid, the regulator, the barrel, and the board. The Etek 3 includes a Shaft III barrel, with minimal porting and less milling, it includes a "S3" regulator with a self purging feature The S3 is also included in the EGO9 and EGO10. The solenoid on the Etek 3 is the same solenoid that has been used in the past Etek Markers, but the solenoid has now been modified to be a manifold that sits directly underneath the rammer housing, therefore speeding up recharge rates and eliminating the need of QEV's. The Etek 3 has an LED board similar to the Etek 2 board, but it now has more adjustability.
[edit] Special editionsAlong with their yearly modifications, Planet Eclipse produces several in-house custom, as well as "private label" markers, based on the custom-tuned versions they issue to professional teams they sponsor. The markers featured here are "SL" markers. they are all eclipse can offer for the time. they are milled down for maximum weight savings, made differently, given a full barrel kit along with other assorted accessories, and are a sort of "sneak peek" to next years ego model.

SL66 XSV Ego
SL74 EgoSL66: Also appearing in 2006, the SL66 was a more expensive "pro" edition of the Ego 06. It featured extensive milling, new board features, and a new bolt system. Interestingly, the SL66 reverted back to a traditional spring system instead of a magnetic system for the trigger return. The SL74 replaced the SL66.
SL74: The 2nd special edition Ego. Based on the 07 platform, the SL74 is an even bigger jump in improvement than the SL66. Weighing 1.89 pounds, it is the lightest aluminum electropneumatic paintball marker. The marker incorporates a new inline regulator, a redesigned trigger, dual QEVs, laser eyes, the new Zick (zero-kick) kit, and comes standard with the Eclipse Shaft barrel kit.
SL8R: Released in 2008, the SL8R has a different, more stylish milling. The bolt can cycle at speeds of 55 balls per second and the Break-Beam-Sensor-System (BBSS) can perform at rates over 35 balls per second.
SL94: The SL version of the Ego9. Lighter, and more extensive milling than the Ego9, it features the newly released cure3 bolt, which better reduces chopping in comparison to the cure2 and original cure bolt. The marker also has the zick2 ram, designed to minimize recoil. Like the Ego9, there are no QEVs (qev = quick exhaust valve), making a more reliable and consistent marker. The marker comes with two triggers: the normal Ego8/Ego9 sling trigger and a sling/sweep trigger. The SL94 comes with Planet Eclipse's new S3 barrel kit with 14" and 16" barrel tips and .685, .689, .693 barrel backs. Also as of early 2010, the "throttle turrets" that came on the sl94 were being replaced by the "plank kit". The throttle turrets were introduced in the sl94 as a way of slowing down the cycle speed to increase smoothness and consistency. The plank was offered as a free upgrade to all that had sl94s and ego9s. It was made to further improve performance and it was much easier to deal with all around in any respect as compared to the throttle turrets (This was taken to the next level on the ego10 and sls).
SL91 (Geo): The SL version of the Geo, only 10 were made. Includes everything that the SL94 offers except for the valve chambers. Word is said that the reason the SL91 was not released, was because they wouldn't have much to upgrade for next year, and the standard Geo was a good enough gun for the 2009 season
SLS: The SL version of the Ego Ten. close in design to the SL94, but includes more features. The SLS is very similar to the SL94, the main differences are the solenoid, it has a slower bolt (like Ego Ten for smoothness and consistency), some bolt inserts, as well as having the capability to be updated and configured through computer access. As well as having some more minor upgrades or changes.

Paintball Goverment Update

18 May 2011 - 06:21 PM

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Welcome everyone must stay in touch
Weekly Discussion:Team XSV
Give out all thoughts and disagreements
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