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Old 03-18-2017, 01:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What bit of gear or equipment has exceeded your durability expectations?

I was talking with some buddies at the field the other day and it got me thinking. So much can go wrong with paintball gear - tight tolerances, high pressure, heavy use, lots of moving parts, etc...

Let's hear some success stories - What bit of equipment or gear has exceeded your expectations for reliability and durability?

I got a Dye Rotor back when they first came out. It's run well for years with nothing other than a fresh set of batteries every couple of months.

In the last year or so I bought an Eclipse gtek that I've used pretty heavily, it even got fairly submerged on a dive into a puddle - but as long as I feed it air and paint and lube it up every couple cases of paint it seems to shoot perfectly. It's rare to even have to adjust the velocity.
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Old 03-18-2017, 02:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Stella barrels from Inception. Shoot great, even from poor paint/barrels breaks. I'd agree with Gtek. I've borrowed one for about 6mo and it's been great. Virtue Spire has been good and prefer it to the balance of the Rotor.


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Old 03-18-2017, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure a barrel really "exceeds expectations"- unless you're constantly using a sandy/dirty squeegee, there's very little that's going to wear out or fail in a barrel. I've got literally thirty-year-old barrels that still look and shoot like new.

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my cops-911 vest...
robert made a great product. it's lasted15 years?
and still feels rock solid.

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Old 03-18-2017, 04:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My Rotor is probably a success story for me as well. Bought it 6 years ago and after cases of paint, bad weather, being dropped, loaned out, etc, it still runs like a champ despite looking like it's been run over by a lawn mower.

And my JT Proteus is there... used it exclusively since 03. Pretty beat has had some new foam and numerous lense replacements but it's still kicking.

Still have my first revvy from 03 as well. Works great.

Other than guns and the items above, everything else wears out, cracks, breaks, or expires and gets replaced over time.
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The Automag...

Before becoming a Maggott, I read stories of gremlins and problems. Second hand info from guys with an Autococker and an agenda.

Then you get one and realize the problems were early, early on with Level 5 models and those problems are long gone. You begin using one and appreciate it for the engineering marvel it is and that its durability is on par with all those Tippmanns you used to own.

You stop wondering why AGD is one of only a few manufacturers still open from the early days of paintball.
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And my JT Proteus is there... .
so right... the first time i saw a proteus and wanted one: maybe $80.
now i own 6 proteus masks and just last month found lenses NIP for $5!
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Definitely my Revy, it started life as a 9V revy. Back when that was all you could get before the 12v came out. Somewhere in life it received a xboard jmj impeller and stuff. Those parts have been there so long I dont have a clue when they were swapped. But still the same shells.

Another would be my first gun. A blue/black splash Bob Long Millennium Spyder that I still have. Over the years that I used it (haven't shot it in a 10 years now) I shot a couple hundred cases thru the gun with only minor issues. And I know with some new orings and oil it would be ready for a couple hundred more.
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Revvy and Rotor (Gen 1) for sure
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