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Old 06-13-2013, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MVP popularity?

So what happened? Did this marker not get the response he hoped for? I just got a hold of one recently and dig it.

I don't see him selling them directly from blast anymore, at least not on the site.

And most markers have some sort of upgrade options, little things like color kits and such. These have none? Maybe I'm just noticing the odd trends...
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Old 06-13-2013, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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it was a cool gun, solid hype

it hit the market and was expensive

some guys said its too expensive to look like a phantom
some guys didnt like the pump handles
some guys didnt like the AT on it
some guys didnt like the fart it had

i think if it had come out at a slightly lower price point, it would have sold much better

i've shot em, i like the way they shoot, i like the velocity adjuster

i cant stand the pump handle, it would be great minus the skateboard grip tape


bob's moved onto bigger and better things (vcomm, insight, etc) these just kinda fell by the wayside
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think that the quirks make it for some and kill it for others. When the first hit I remember trying one that at'd terribly it sucked so bad I was pushing myself away from getting one. After touching a fellow SoCal mcbers MVP I decided to look for one again. Snagged for considerably less and happy thus far.

Price point is still a killer for anyone. I still see a lot of potential for this marker. I tore mine down completely today. Holy moly it's simple. But it's become a cult following now...

Only thing I want now is to take all my khaki colored parts and make them gold

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As was said, a top of the line Phantom is $300 to $400 depending on what on it.

This "looks" like (I know it's not), but it looks like a phantom and costs $300 more new.

The pump handle is ok. Some like it, but most don't.

Lastly, and in general, I think most pump players have gotten away from the single tube design. I don't know much about phantoms, but I don't personally see them as being huge sellers in the pump market now-a-days.

I've held one and shot one, but have not owned one. The local guy that owned it absolutely loves it, but says it took a while for him to get used to it. Sometimes trying to reinvent the wheel isn't a good thing. (Think Thumper).
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I won one early last year. My girlfriend has now adopted it as her primary and absolutely loves it. I've played with it a couple times. It is a good shooter, but there is no way I would have dropped $700 for it.

I've noticed through my Valken dealer that these are on closeout. Doesn't look like any more will be made.
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Old 06-13-2013, 04:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like it mostly for the pump action. Although I'm against the 3/4 cocking point, it's so smooth and never binds.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I own a ccm, and my partner in crime rocks the MVP. We paid about the same for them and I gotta that that the MVP shoots great, the stroke is definitely smooth even compared to my ccm. It's pretty darn consitant and the internal plumbing is great! Definitely a well designed pump specific gun. But me being the autococker diva I am, I'm fine with borrowing the MVP every so often.
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm also biased toward the sniper platform. This happened to pop into my life. It's just so....neat. What makes me attracted to it now is the internals. It's almost like a Nelson and a Sheridan tube combined.

I'd hope that they'll still stock little parts. Gotta admit the power tube seems weak physically. Just in case something breaks I want to fix it.

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Old 06-13-2013, 06:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've played around with one a little and I want one, I just can't afford $700 for it. I really wish I hadn't missed paintballgateways closeout of them in January. The pump handle that leftcoast sells looks like a nice alternative to the stock.
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The handle kinda reminds me (slightly) of the vendetta pump handle
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