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Old 02-13-2013, 08:00 AM   #81 (permalink)
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I'm actually really impressed that they got 1400 shots out of the spool engine. I had convinced myself to not get it since it was only suppose to get 1100 shots, but 1400 puts it up there with Dms and Geos. Hopefully it will be as smooth as a DM too. I just hope the engine really like get the 1400 shots and this isn't another G6R voodoo video.

Also, Blast has not been using Dow55 with the spool engine. They have been using Superlube instead, the same thing ICD owners have been putting on their rams for years. Only the spool is used with it though, the reg of the gun still uses Dow55. I think this is the first product from Bob Long that's designed not to rely on swelling oring. I really hope he continues to go this route.
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:44 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:50 AM   #83 (permalink)
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I feel bad for whatever engine folks decide is not useful.

Cheaper to buy a closer + a vice and not have to change parts ; )
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I feel bad for whatever engine folks decide is not useful.

Cheaper to buy a closer + a vice and not have to change parts ; )
To be fair, I think that the people who aren't interested in the spool engine won't be buying this. And frankly, there are enough spool choices out there that are competitive with this that if they don't want a poppet engine, they can go with something else.

For $1200, a marker with two different drive systems seems to be a pretty fair price by "high-end" standards. The Geo3 is $1300 and it can only ever be a spool. The DM is about $1200 new and it can only ever be a spool. The Ego will only ever be a poppet and it's $1200 as well.

Though to an extent I see your point- it would be nice to be able to pick just one "engine" when ordering and knock $150-160 off the total price of the gun, for those that know which engine they're going to stick with right off the bat.

My only concern is that it seems that people on the right coast seem to have issues getting parts and service from BLAST in a timely fashion. If it weren't for that, I'd probably be highly considering the V-COM.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #85 (permalink)
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My only concern is that it seems that people on the right coast seem to have issues getting parts and service from BLAST in a timely fashion. If it weren't for that, I'd probably be highly considering the V-COM.
That hasn't been my experience while owning a G6R and now a Victory. Blast never answers their emails though, you have to call them. There are also a few other places to buy parts or get your gun serviced like Left Coast Paintball to Tim from PbN. I have never had to send my gun to any of them though. I've only ordered parts and they got to me just as fast as any other place.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:49 PM   #86 (permalink)
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I feel bad for whatever engine folks decide is not useful.

Cheaper to buy a closer + a vice and not have to change parts ; )
Those are both poppit markers. Closer is an in-line poppit, not a spool. Now, if you buy a closer/vice and then also a '08 DM or other spool, you are set.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:34 PM   #87 (permalink)
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Blast never answers their emails though, you have to call them.
I'll attest to that statement. They don't respond on Facebook either. But, if you call them on the phone, their customer service is great!
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:35 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Thats fastest email response. Im going to try and setup something for the east coast this year. If it doesnt work out ill try again next year. Ive been in talks with them about trying to offer repair services so people dont have to ship so far, and also to help them stay focused on production and not get behind bc of repairs. Only real downside to this other then my real job, is that Ill need to buy a compressor so I can test markers.

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #89 (permalink)
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Dam saving up for a marker is annoying. I might have read over it in the thread, but does anyone know if these things will be match annoed to the marker you buy? One of my friends is buying just the engine and said they only have it in dust black.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:31 PM   #90 (permalink)
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to have it matched will cost extra. Unless buying with a marker. Im not sure on exact price.. but id estimate roughly 260 bucks if you wanted a custom ano'd spool with a backcap.
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