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Old 10-04-2013, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ego 5 questions

I'm looking into getting an ego 5. But I was curious about them in a few ways:
1) besides being not the most recent guns, is there anything about them that would hold me back in regular speedball-play?
2) what kind of tech did pe advance through the years that would make newer models "better"?
3) what kind of upgrades are there for early egos and eteks?
4) is $300 overpaying?

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Old 10-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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300 is def over paying

I personally wouldn't pay more than 150-175 for it

U can get an ego 8 for 300 now
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1) besides being not the most recent guns, is there anything about them that would hold me back in regular speedball-play?
nothing really. its all in the settings with RoF and how you play. you can play speedball with a Tippmann.

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2) what kind of tech did pe advance through the years that would make newer models "better"?
the newer guns are lighter with better interfaces or whatever. but with the 05, it was the first gun, and compared to the Ego11, its a world apart.

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3) what kind of upgrades are there for early egos and eteks?
this is the biggest thing. PE only supports their guns for a few years, so OEM or factory support is virtually non-existent for an 05 Ego. while good guns, you wreck the noid, and you'll have a hard time finding a new one. with PE, you should always try to get the latest model possible that you can afford, which leads into your next question of...

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4) is $300 overpaying?
yes. do a search of Ego on a BST and see what they are selling for, not what they are listed for. an 08 is a great model, some say its the best. but always go with the best one that you can afford. if you have $300 to spend, then try for a 08/09.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nothing wrong with them compared to modern guns. My teammate's been playing with one all season and we're 1st in our division by a LARGE margin haha.

New models have a fancier solenoid that's custom made for Ego's, the ram is a lot smaller which makes the whole gun smaller. Ummm...there's probably more but really nothing huge.

You can get a star frame which is a slightly upgraded frame, has a built in rail, snatch grip, some other stuff nothing major though. Boards, bolts all the usual suspects, not that they do anything particularly great. I don't think there's any kind of ram kit for the early ego's.

300 is WAYYY to much unless it's fully loaded and comes with a huge barrel kit haha.
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Old 10-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #5 (permalink)
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#1 is straight cash $300
#2 he said I could trade one of my cockers + 100 for that 5
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The black with silver is a 2006 model, and $50 cheaper. The ETEK 2 is really similar to the Ego6. In my book, should fetch about the same price.
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