Results 1 to 17 of 17

Thread: Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss ?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Waiting on Key Lime Pie !
    Posts
    4,382

    Question Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss ?

    Seems like new guns I never heard of come out of the woodwork more and more often lately.



    http://www.machinepaintball.com





    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KTVlN5hoMAo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>











    Are they all starting to look alike or is it just me ?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,615
    That's a shiny ZR-1!


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    #1 Buck Adams fan
    Posts
    7,818
    You wouldnt believe how bad the machining is on those things.

    "I'm not happy unless you're not happy"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    4,548
    $1650? Do you get a rub and tug with that?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Massassachussessetts
    Posts
    3,210
    Quote Originally Posted by OPBN
    $1650? Do you get a rub and tug with that?
    Half and half actually.


    Seriously, though, thats a shiny Zodiac

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    With My boy friend Reaper
    Posts
    270
    Ill stick to shooting the REAL ZR1 from Zodiac

  7. #7

    Talking

    Looks like a really shinny pmr. Lol (never owned one)

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Maine, New York
    Posts
    1,164
    The vapor has been out for several months now...

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    438

    Vapor

    I happen to own one of these and love it. I also have a Luxe 2.0 and I would say the Vapor is smoother, quieter, and way more efficient. Its one of the only spoolies Ive owned that operates on less than 200psi. Ive heard good and bad about every marker out there and with a spoolie it all comes down to maintenance. If you dont take care of it , it wont take care of you.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    3,183
    This isn't a zodiac???

    From the splash screen on the video, that bolt has to be related at least.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Tacoma, WA
    Posts
    841
    I would guess there are only so many desings for a spool gun, that is why the all seem like each other.

    This one had better shoot balls that never miss or something else for $1650, or make you cofee in the morning. I dont see anything on it that is revolutionary enoug fot that price.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Sunny, England
    Posts
    344
    I too have one of these , as above its super smooth and efficient.
    Is it worth the price tag? not really but That's personal choice.
    And as for machining quality mine is really nice so I don't know what one you looked at bigevil?
    The problem with spool valve markers, is you are limited on they opperate but I agree they really are looking like each other.
    Was it the same designer?

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    #1 Buck Adams fan
    Posts
    7,818
    Quote Originally Posted by renie
    I too have one of these , as above its super smooth and efficient.
    Is it worth the price tag? not really but That's personal choice.
    And as for machining quality mine is really nice so I don't know what one you looked at bigevil?
    The problem with spool valve markers, is you are limited on they opperate but I agree they really are looking like each other.
    Was it the same designer?

    All of my local agglets went nuts over these things and there are/were a bunch of them around. This MACHINE PAINTBALL is that asshat Michael Spurlock. He is a notorious paintball villain, look around you will find a ton of not so nice things that this guy has pulled over the years. One of his trademarks seems to be that after the first or second run of a product the quality gets so bad that parts don't even fit together.

    Most of the Vapors here were all returned without even playing with them. Barrels didn't screw in, eye covers didn't fit, anno was poor, leaks, and god only knows what else.

    Spurlocks Taiwan company made the first couple of runs of the Zodiac guns. Then he screwed them over big time. Much of that vapor is based on Chris Cole's ZR1 designs.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Massassachussessetts
    Posts
    3,210

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Dec 2000
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    98
    Quote Originally Posted by redlaser666
    I would guess there are only so many desings for a spool gun, that is why the all seem like each other.

    This one had better shoot balls that never miss or something else for $1650, or make you cofee in the morning. I dont see anything on it that is revolutionary enoug fot that price.
    After thinking about it for a moment, I'm pressed to ask that if the entire mechanism has consolidated so well over the last 15 years. Then the gun design could be quite radical. I realize it may seem like a lot of excess weight or material. But from a form (fashion) sense you should be ablt to create a ton of gun designs.

    Why should there be a single wrapper around the spool. Lets add some body to the gun. Maybe start with a larger block and carve some seriously exoptic designs. How about a gun that looks like something from 'Existenz" or a gangster tommy gun with a flat round hopper on the top?

    Now's the time to go nutz. Oh wait we had that option years ago with another single vale design (ha-ha)

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Waiting on Key Lime Pie !
    Posts
    4,382

    Exclamation

    Quote Originally Posted by Frizzle Fry

    I admit I gave up after page 13.

    So apparently the Vapor is a chinese copy of the Smart Parts Luxe ?

    My first thought when I saw it was it looked a lot like a Luxe.



  17. #17
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    438
    So heres my Luxe on a stand next to the Vapor. As noted the proportions are very similar, trigger placement, feedneck, hpr, they all line up in about the same way.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •