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|12-04-2012, 12:10 PM||#11 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Thunder Bay, ON
I understand what you mean by how big/heavy your setup is. I use a mini , empire b and 68ci and i think its heavy. The tank and hopper are what make it hard to use. I just bought a TiPX and a Phantom and out of the 2 , I would take the phantom anyday. Light, air efficient and a great feel. I am now looking to sell my pistol and get an open-class pump like a Sanchez Machine
Even myself I find using my mini I would get hyped up and start using paint way more than I wanted to and made it hard to control with the light trigger. The Phantom forces me to slow down and actually makes me use less paint which I love. Moving on to pumps over my electros made the game better for me and suggest the same for yourself. Like heinous said , the hopper makes a big difference and thats why I dont like my invert as much anymore
|12-04-2012, 12:10 PM||#12 (permalink)|
The Man With No Plan
heinous hit it right on the nose
lighten up the ion
get a lighter hopper (velocity jr, revy, sportshot, BE 50rd, spire)
get a lighter/smaller tank (the peanuts and 13/3ks are great)
maybe throw a drop forward to scoot your tank even closer...
|12-04-2012, 12:38 PM||#13 (permalink)|
It's All In The Reflexes.
Maybe even flip the tank around to make the gun super compact.
|12-04-2012, 03:03 PM||#14 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
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|12-04-2012, 08:19 PM||#15 (permalink)|
Lord of Bones
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Lone Wolf West, MI
As most people have said, try to lighten up your current setup, one thing that makes a huge difference for me is barrel length, there is a ton of wasted space in longer barrels, and you get a much much tighter setup if you switch to a shorter barrel. I personally prefer 10 in. ones.
So the tightest electro setup would probably be mini with a 10 in barrel and a drop forward, with a tank and hopper of your choice.
|12-04-2012, 08:27 PM||#16 (permalink)|
Low skill High enthusiasm
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Ok, on the purchase list are,
13/3000 gorilla air tank
Winchester or sport shot
maybe a 10 inch barrel (currently rocking a 14)
It's easy to justify the 13/3k because I can put it on my next gun (my fields fill air for free)
I just don't want to have an ion for a money pit, it seem to happen to a lot of guys.
Also, if I can snag a Tipx or C/A phantom for cheap I might look into it.
|12-04-2012, 08:29 PM||#17 (permalink)|
There's lots of good ideas here. VSC phantoms are very easy to switch to direct feed and constant air, too.
|12-04-2012, 08:39 PM||#18 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2006
i recommend some kind of electronic hopper to avoid needing to shake loose some stuck paintballs. on the other hand, your ion has eyes, so it shouldn't need some super fast hopper to prevent chops. so maybe a used revvy. if you want new hoppers to avoid cracks, maybe a valken v-max? according to the official video (always take official videos with a grain of salt...) it's lightweight: Valken Paintball - V-Max Loader Weight Comparison - YouTube
i've heard the primo loader is a very good gravity feed loader, might wanna look into it too. it's definitely going to be lightweigt since it has no batteries...
if you want to avoid that money pit trap, all you gotta do is simply do NOT buy ion upgrades. make sure all your gear can be moved to another gun.
that means NOT buying the barrel, unless you plan on upgrading to another smart parts gun, which doesn't seem like what you need. i'd just stick with that 14 inch barrel for now.
|12-04-2012, 08:43 PM||#19 (permalink)|
The Man With No Plan
If you are gonna shoot the 13/3k on the ion
Grab a qev so you can have some efficiency
Ion upgrade order for me was always
Sometimes its easier/cheaper to go find a tricked out ion for $100-150
Build up 1 ion how you want, then resell the leftovers ion
|12-04-2012, 08:57 PM||#20 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
This is lite I'd say 2.5 or so ill try to find a digi scale but I really like it I use a sports shot hopper soon may go 10 tubes
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