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stickyskunk 11-14-2012 04:09 PM

Infinity Legend?
 
I am not familiar with electro markers and might be trading for a legend. I've researched and know they are a little heavy, ugly, but shoot really fast. The one I might get is a V2 with tadao board. Most reviews I find on youtube are good, but mostly from the younger crowd and/or possibly biased.

What does MCB think?

Thanks in advance!

Flonominal 11-14-2012 04:15 PM

Not a bad shooter at all, a little loud and a little kicky but for the price it's pretty reliable, fast, easy to maintain and solid shooter. FASOR.

bigbthebenji 11-14-2012 04:18 PM

We were sponsored by legends, and I'd stay away from them. When they shoot nicely, they rip, but they are finicky. I remember one tournament we had every single gun go down (we had gotten them all brand new a month or so prior). I mean every other ball was chopping. This was good paint, perfectly round, not too brittle, and everyone else at the tournament was shooting the same paint with no problem. Even if it needed tuning, etc, a brand new gun shouldn't go down like that, period. Air up an eclipse/dye gun and they rip out of the box no problem. I've also had maybe 5-6 other legends. HK, prototype, V1, v2 etc. Didn't fall in love with any of them. The good news is you can find legends regularly at or under $200 nowadays.

toymachine 11-14-2012 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbthebenji (Post 2533874)
We were sponsored by legends, and I'd stay away from them. When they shoot nicely, they rip, but they are finicky. I remember one tournament we had every single gun go down (we had gotten them all brand new a month or so prior). I mean every other ball was chopping. This was good paint, perfectly round, not too brittle, and everyone else at the tournament was shooting the same paint with no problem. Even if it needed tuning, etc, a brand new gun shouldn't go down like that, period. Air up an eclipse/dye gun and they rip out of the box no problem. I've also had maybe 5-6 other legends. HK, prototype, V1, v2 etc. Didn't fall in love with any of them. The good news is you can find legends regularly at or under $200 nowadays.

I've also seen nothing but trouble from people using them I know or the one time I used one for a day when they had just come out. I think warpig has a review of one on their site: WARPIG - World And Regional Paintball Information Guide although imho I'd say they were a bit generous in it. frankly I've never been much of a fan when it comes to fasor systems (much rather go with a truly/fully electro pneumatic setup). I mean, I'd take an xvalved or retro mag or even a 68 mag with a lvl10 bolt over any fasor, any day, any type of play. I wouldn't recommend buying an infinity unless you get a really, really good price on it - and even then make sure you use a rotor or fast ff hopper AND set the board's cap at 13-15bps

idkfa 11-14-2012 09:09 PM

The electro crowd back home never spoke overly high of the Legend, kept mentioning chopping and breaking paint. I wasn't sure if there was any truth to it or a knee-jerk reaction against a 'mid-range' marker, but after reading this thread I can see why.

usagi_tetsu 11-14-2012 09:54 PM

The wife and I run v2 Legends with the Tadao boards. They're easy to take care of because they have all of one moving o-ring. They have stock attachments, 'cocker threaded barrels, and take common detentes. As long as you don't try to take them apart wrong and damage the fragile eye wires - which is unnecessary as all you need to do for maintenance is remove the bolt, take out the rear grip frame screw, and pull out the bottom tube plug to lube the one o-ring - they're almost as reliable as my Tippmann Model 98 Custom.

benji - were yours the Tadao or the WAS board models? I'm trying to think of what could have gone wrong with any Legend, and that's the only thing I can think of. They have one reg and it's the CP reg that's practically bullet proof, the 'noids are off the shelf, and like I said, they have one o-ring that needs infrequent lubing and that's it.

toy - we feed ours with 12v Revvys when we don't feel like the opposition deserves high rates of fire, and the anti-chop system never misses a beat. Of course, we keep ours on semi-auto only, 10bps, eyes on, mostly because we really never need more than that.

bigbthebenji 11-14-2012 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by usagi_tetsu (Post 2534222)
The wife and I run v2 Legends with the Tadao boards. They're easy to take care of because they have all of one moving o-ring. They have stock attachments, 'cocker threaded barrels, and take common detentes. As long as you don't try to take them apart wrong and damage the fragile eye wires - which is unnecessary as all you need to do for maintenance is remove the bolt, take out the rear grip frame screw, and pull out the bottom tube plug to lube the one o-ring - they're almost as reliable as my Tippmann Model 98 Custom.

benji - were yours the Tadao or the WAS board models? I'm trying to think of what could have gone wrong with any Legend, and that's the only thing I can think of. They have one reg and it's the CP reg that's practically bullet proof, the 'noids are off the shelf, and like I said, they have one o-ring that needs infrequent lubing and that's it.

toy - we feed ours with 12v Revvys when we don't feel like the opposition deserves high rates of fire, and the anti-chop system never misses a beat. Of course, we keep ours on semi-auto only, 10bps, eyes on, mostly because we really never need more than that.

We had both tadao and WAS boards running in different guns. Each gun was custom made for the team. Maybe it was a bad batch, but it turned me off from legends and I can't recommend them. As I recall, they also had triggers that were hard to take the bounce out of, and I did not like the ergonomics of the trigger frame. We were using them for tournaments and doing high rates of fire, but that is what they are supposed to be for, and they failed. We all sold our guns within a couple months because no one could figure out why they shot so badly. Remember, we are an hour from WArped and had jingle and glen tune them up for us regularly but they still shot badly...

I did have one really nice shooting HK legend though, but that was the only one I'd want back. I'd go with a nice 2k5 timmy or 06 ego instead.

toymachine 11-14-2012 11:18 PM

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Originally Posted by bigbthebenji (Post 2534229)
As I recall, they also had triggers that were hard to take the bounce out of, and I did not like the ergonomics of the trigger frame. We were using them for tournaments and doing high rates of fire, but that is what they are supposed to be for, and they failed. We all sold our guns within a couple months because no one could figure out why they shot so badly. Remember, we are an hour from WArped and had jingle and glen tune them up for us regularly but they still shot badly...

I did have one really nice shooting HK legend though, but that was the only one I'd want back. I'd go with a nice 2k5 timmy or 06 ego instead.

This is also something I forgot to mention! The day I played with one it bounced waaaaaay more than my old rat impulse with a WAS board, and that impy bounced a heck of a lot.

I wouldn't be surprised if, you keep the bps setting to something reasonable 10-14, you might avoid a lot of the chopping issues, but a big mentioned I'd take an old timmy (and I loath these for some reason) or a used ego over the infinity any days. Again, partially my taste, but like I said I didn't really have a positive experience with the gun.


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