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A-5 or SP-1 Which 1? Rate Topic: -----

Poll: A5 or Sp-1 (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Which 1?

  1. A-5 (10 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  2. SP-1 (16 votes [45.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 45.71%

  3. Either (2 votes [5.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.71%

  4. Other (list) (7 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

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#1 User is offline   woodzballer96 

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Post icon  Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:23 PM

Hey guys... Tippmann A-5 or Smart Parts SP-1? I know comparing a mechanical blowback vs. a Electro is difficult and unequal, but what do you think would be bettr for woodzball?
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

either would work well the A-5 now has the Selector switch Egrip option.
A-5 also has the response trigger option, which is a no batteries or electronic upgrade that has a high rate of fire.

I use CO2 sometimes so i would get the A-5 since it can run on CO2 and HPA.

See if you can try one or both out to see how you like them and also look up the accessories.

If your leaning toward the SP1 i would look into speedball type markers such as the ion and other entry level electros
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

SP-1 hands down. Any markers is going to be able to perform in the woods, whether it's camouflage and looks like a MP5 or is hot pink and looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. If you're going for mil-sim however, the SP-1 wins. Easier to clean, quieter, smoother, everything about it is better. There also aren't as many useless plastic bolt on "upgrades" that you can waste your money on. The SP-1 will have a higher initial start up cost because you will need to buy an electronic hopper for it to function to its fullest, but in the long run, it will out perform and out convenience any A5 out there.

So, lets review:

SP1
pros:
light
smooth
stock barrel is decent
quiet
able to accept a stock

cons:
can't accept useless bolt-on upgrades to make it look like a Barret .50 cal
Center feed, you can't put a red dot on top of it only to find out that you can't see through it because your stock is in the way.

A5
pros:
Stock barrel has absolutely no porting as far as I know, so the loudness will scare the crap out of new players.
You can make it look like an AK to achieve the effect mentioned above.
Offset feed so you can put a red dot on top only to find out that you can't see though it because of you stock being in the way.
cons:
heavy
blow back makes a bit of a "chunk" noise when fired, so, less smooth
loud
really bad stock barrel
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:49 PM

Of the two, SP1 for sure.

Cheaper (often, depends on where you buy it), lighter, faster, more efficient, more consistent (and thus more accurate), etc.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:58 PM

If you're the type of person that doesn't take care of their equipment and clean/lubes them on a regular basis, then go with the A-5. It can handle neglect much better than the SP-1. However, if you know you'll do regular maintenance and won't be rough as hell with the marker, then the SP-1 is a much better choice as it's truly a better marker from a performance standpoint.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:39 PM

that depends on if you want to attach a whole bunch of plastic upgrades that do little to nothing to upgrade marker performance. if you do, go for an A-5. I like all the bolt on junk that you can put on the X7 and A5 markers, which is why I run with a X7, not a SP-1 or TM7/other electronic mil--sim gun.

If you want performance over looks, then I'd guess the SP--1 is your one.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:45 PM

Vibe

Better version of the SP1 IMO. Don't confine yourself to milsim because you're playing woodsball.
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Posted 27 April 2009 - 10:03 PM

View PostWeigel21, on Mar 19 2009, 06:58 PM, said:

If you're the type of person that doesn't take care of their equipment and clean/lubes them on a regular basis, then go with the A-5. It can handle neglect much better than the SP-1.

I didn't lube my SP1 for a year. No issue.
I didn't oil my 98 for a month... blew o rings.

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Vibe

Better version of the SP1 IMO. Don't confine yourself to milsim because you're playing woodsball.

All the vibe has is a double trigger and is lighter. I personally like being able to accept stocks and red dots, if I ever want them. An extra half pound makes zero difference IMO. All comes down to preference.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:23 PM

Go with the SP-1, to many people are swayed by the TIPPMANN A5 and think its the greatest woodsball marker you can buy, yea, back when it came out it was. :P

The SP-1 is better then the A5 on so many different levels. Its more air efficient, more consistent, better stock, small, lightweight, and quiet. The A5 is nice, dont get me wrong, but the SP-1 is just on a completely different level than the A5.


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