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Old November 3rd, 2012, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dangerous Power E1 DP or 2012 Spyder Fenix electrinic paintball marker

I am getting back into paintball with some friends and I haven't played since early 2000. I read the beginner guide and its seems like these are the markers that I am looking at:

Dangerous Power E1 DP Marker or the 2012 Spyder Fenix Electronic Paintball Marker

I am looking for a good accurate gun that I can use for a while, I'd rather buy parts and accessories than a new gun, so I want something that I can work with for a while. Based on the Reviews on this forum, IT seems like the Spyder Fenix, is a great choice but other reviews seem to make me think otherwise.

Wanted to see if I could get some feedback


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Old November 3rd, 2012, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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fenix is your best bet for a starter. the E1 would need some "upping" before it would be usable (i.e. clamping feedneck)

buy a decent barrel for under 80 bucks and you're set with the fenix. just keep in mind anything you would want to do to the fenix generally won't transfer onto another marker
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Fenix would probably be your best bet. Instead of investing in a new barrel, you should put that money towards a new mask, hopper, or air tank. You really won't notice a huge difference with a new barrel, and if you plan on getting something other than a Spyder, the barrel won't be able to transfer over.
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The Fenix would probably be your best bet. Instead of investing in a new barrel, you should put that money towards a new mask, hopper, or air tank. You really won't notice a huge difference with a new barrel, and if you plan on getting something other than a Spyder, the barrel won't be able to transfer over.
Sounds good any recommendations for equipment, I a budgeting about $500 to get set up with equipment.
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what barrel do you recommend?
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Old November 4th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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For the Spyder Fenix I won't really make barrel upgrades or anything at all. But if you have to, a J&J One piece barrel would be fine.

As for your setup:

$149.99 2012 Spyder Fenix Paintball Gun - Slate Blue
$129.95 Crossfire SS Unpainted Carbon Fiber Compressed Air Tank 68/4500 - High Pressure
$84.95 Empire Halo Too Loader
$100.00 A thermal mask.

Total: 464.89.

For the thermal mask MAKE SURE IT'S THERMAL. If you can, try it on first at your local shop. I've never try any mask before I bought them and they all have been fine but everyone's faces are diferent.

Here is a link for masks: http://www.ansgear.com/Paintball_Mask_Sale_s/2.htm
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Old November 4th, 2012, 11:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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what barrel do you recommend?
The stock barrel...

You can also get a tank on ansgear for about $20 cheaper than what Max said.
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Check out the sales. If you don't mind waiting, I'm sure that they'll have awesome Cyber Monday deals.
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What about the Fenix vs. the Azodin blitz
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Old November 4th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They're identical, except that eh azodin used autococker threads for the barrel. they're pretty much the universal barrel threadding these days
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Old November 4th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Like matrix_agent said, the Azodin Blitz is autococker threaded. That means that upgrading the barrel won't hurt you later on since chances are that your next marker will be autococker thread (the only way I see that this might not happen is if you buy an old Angel Marker wich are A1 threaded).
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or a GOG/smartparts/luxe. they have weird threads also
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Smart Parts threading. It's not really WEIRD, just not cocker.
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They're not normal, and I believe there are two different threads. The GoG/SP/Luxe threads are actually a little bit stronger, and harder to strip. Stripping the threads isn't a huge problem, but some newer players may run into that.
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Smart Parts threading. It's not really WEIRD, just not cocker.
and therefor weird on todays market.

i agree with the above though, blitz since it will have the cocker threading and you can go nuts on a barrel kit if you so choose.

one note if you are planning on using co2 most of the blitzs come with macro hose that will need to be replaced with steel braided line for safety. the only way around this is if you are ordering straight from azodin i have heard a few people who asked to have the marker set up for co2 and azodin did it free of charge

if you are using HPA though, ignore all that
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Yeah I am not planking on using CO2. I'd rather invest in a better setup.
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You'll find more consistancy in your shots with HPA anyway. Plus, you'll be able to use it on other markers.
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Unless you ever buy a marker that needs a LPA tank like the G6R.
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Unless you have a Ninja reg, in which case you pop out a couple shims and it'll work fine.
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