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Old February 14th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Upgrade.. or just ditch the Spyder?

Alright, I have a Spyder Fenix with very little upgrades. Everything is stock except for a shocktech superfly delrin bolt. It used to work fine until i was out in a big scenerio game and rain poured down on us so i had to run back but unfortunately the trigger had been wet. So now the button on the trigger frame does not always respond, it takes minutes to keep pushing the button to at least get it off of safety.

So here is my question:

Should I buy a new trigger frame, ( i was thinking about the rocking trigger frame, or w/e, please post on that ) or just head for a little upper class. I have been longing for a BKO with PDS for a while.

Post any info you would like, other guns than bko, info on the bko, the rocking trigger, what should i do?
Thanks for any help.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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does the gun turn on and can u cycle though the modes easily? If so then ur board is fine. I'm guessing its the microswitch, u can buy a new one for like $5, and if u get a lighter one, say 50g, u will be a little faster.

Also, buy a new barrel for ur gun, it will actually do something, unlike taht bolt.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 05:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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i can turn it on, i can not go through the mods easily. I have looked at the circuits and stuff before, and when i touch this one part of it, it changes mods. So i guess a new micro switch could work, but i have to be sure. Im not a huge money maker so i have to watch what i buy. Id like a more intermediate gun. I like the idea of upgrading my gun though
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Old February 14th, 2005, 06:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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no it's not the microswitch. all that does is trip the silloniod.

You probabaly have a bad connection somewhere. if you anyobe who is an engineer they may be able to figure out where it is at and fix it for ya. Wouldn't cost hardly a thing but it woudl take some time. otherwise i think your board is gonna be like that forever..
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Old February 14th, 2005, 06:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i say ditch the spyder, find a nice bushmaster, impulse, or a new ion. Then tinker on the spyder to fix it..
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Old February 14th, 2005, 07:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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i say u buy yourself a better gun , because why are you guna waste all that money on a gun your guna eventually out grow. . . i think its a waste buy yourself a impulse or a cocker.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Well im not a money maker. I am 13 and all i can do is yard work and all of the low stuff >:O. But yeah i guess ill head for a new gun. If anyone else has any tips or other suggestion please post. Thanks guys.

P.S. I dont play much speedball.. i go to one field (really big, almost 2 football fields and we play in different sections) and we usually just play scenerio. So maybe i could get some scenerio gun.
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Old February 14th, 2005, 10:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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bushy power, the new 05 bko come stock with (pds) eyes, so far they are looking the best.
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what are some good ideas on making the money?
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sell your fenix, and do side jobs for your neighbors
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Old February 15th, 2005, 04:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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get rid of it and get a better gun...a spyder is always a spyder...i have a spyder fenix also...only upgrade is the barrel...and i want a new gun...i have no money to spend though so the only way i am getting rid of it until i buy a car is through a trade

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Old February 15th, 2005, 04:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Sell stuff on Ebay, look for great deals in stores or items with mail in rebates that give you all your $$ back and make a 100% profit.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 05:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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i would be an ion or 04 vert cocker...
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Old February 15th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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my current gun is also a fenix, imo i think its a pretty good gun, all i have is a e-hopper, barrel and regulator and if you take good care of it it can serve you well. if i were you, i would get the trigger fixed and a new barrel and try that for a while, you'll be surprised how much of a difference a new barrel will make.
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i would be an ion or 04 vert cocker...
I would suggest an Ion or a WGP 04 Cocker too. I've seen 2 different videos so far on the Ion and I'm impressed. I want to see it "live" though to get a better impression on it.

I have an 04 Cocker. It's a great gun for the price. I'd look into that too if I were you.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 09:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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yeah but thats a lot of maintenance, i might try what Enproceso said, but its a lot of money for a trigger frame. So maybe not. Wow uasoifjoweoij.. Im still loving the BKO.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 09:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Yea I dont know about a Cocker yet, if so then do your homework and learn how to use it properly. If you dont have much $$$ and dont play really competitive games or tournies then hold off for a "high-end" marker later on and get a used one with HPA and a few upgrades when you save up a good amount of $$$.
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Old February 15th, 2005, 10:05 PM   #18 (permalink)
 
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i say get an ion those are frickin awesome.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 08:30 AM   #19 (permalink)
 
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i was just wondering what a fenix has that the imagine or other cheaper spyder electro's dont. youre not a big money maker but you bought the most expensive spyder
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Old February 16th, 2005, 08:45 AM   #20 (permalink)
 
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Nothing, just hype. Alot of ppl think that if something cost more it must be that much better, but with Spyders its really not true.
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Old February 16th, 2005, 05:00 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Nothing, just hype. Alot of ppl think that if something cost more it must be that much better, but with Spyders its really not true.
pretty much right!

just small things...it has a clamping feedneck that some dont have, some do...the regulator is slanted, not much of a difference...it has a regulator that is OK but not great...a different style bolt that doesnt really change anything...a c.a.m.d display which comes on other guns as well...a 2 piece barrel that doesnt come apart, still crappy

dont go with the fenix if you get a new gun...just go lower and get an imagine or e99...when i bought my fenix i was a newer player and i thought it looked cool...so i saved up a couple extra bucks and bought it

bad choice...one of my friends has an e99 avant and theres not much different

a spyder is still a spyder...go with something thats a little better...im getting rid of mine as soon as i have enough money to get a better gun or if i trade for another gun
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Old February 16th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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i think the fenix looks like a purple and silver turd.. so no i didnt do it because it was expensive, it was my first gun and i was dying for it. Ill prolly look on Ebay and get something used
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Old February 16th, 2005, 07:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Why were you "dying" for it if you thought it looked like a turd?
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Old February 16th, 2005, 10:13 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
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i thought it was a really good gun. My friend got really jealous and it actually is a good gun and why are yall asking?
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Old February 17th, 2005, 12:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
 
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Just do your research on markers with performance/pricing/available upgrades/ ect and like you said get something used with some upgrades.
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