[quote name='1 SHOT SNIPER' post='862611' date='Aug 5 2006, 07:55 PM']
granted I can bang an a5 off somthing harder than I could an ion and not break it. However how much does that matter. HOw many times have we all seriously slammed our guns off rocks. so we can give the a5 durability I grant you that. Now reliability is somthing totaly differant that depends mostly on how well the gun is maintained and taken care of between games. that depends on the user so that has to be a tie. efficancy thats easy the a5 is a known gas hog the ion wins that. versatility is how many different play styles the gun can be used in. the ion and a5 both have a great share of aftermarket woodsball parts such as the black cell. I still think stocks and sights are heavy and a waste of money but what ever floats your boat. Im gonna make that a tie some may say well the a5 has more aftermarket stocks and such but having 50 different looking stocks doesnt change the functionality of one so versatility is a tie. now rof is easy the ion stock can outshoot an a5 with even egrip. acuracy and consistancy Im lumping these two together beacuse they are linked now take an a5 down to the chrono and chrono it notice the high spikes somtimes up to 40fps. now take an ion down to the chrono range and you will get spikes up to 20fps. beacuse of this ion wins acuracy although paint to bore match is more important and both guns come with bad stock barrels. and yes you did bobaboy or at least come close to saying the a5 had better acuracy read you first post its the most biased post Ive ever read. notice you call the a5 a killer gun in the opening scentance with high quality materials which I never said they werent durable but they are certainly not high quality. as far as choping goes the ion has eyes the a5 does not enogh said.
so in the end it pans out like this
consistancy and acuracy
thats the way I look at it its in black in white if you think you are some day gonna acidently run over your gun get the a5 but thats realy the only reason I see for picking that over an ion. my big problem with all of this is specops. they make people believe to play woodsball you need an a5 and all these stocks and sights to play so as a result kids who come on this forum buy a5s without looking at other options and the people who already have a5's encourage them. I had a 98 until very recently and I was just like one of those a5 kids a year ago I thought oo the ion must suck casue its a speedball gun and only noobs and cheaters play that and completly shut myself off from an entire wing of the sport that now Im proud to say is more fun that pretending to be a sniper ever was (oh ya if anyones interested in an action ghillie pm me I used it about 5 times includes hood and rifle rag.)
Yeeahhh... hey jersey, im sorry man, this is at the top again, no matter how much we leave it to let it die... it keeps coming back... this is my last post here, it needs to be closed... Oh an 1 shot, why would you rip specops for the a5/tippmann craze? You know what man? Specops have made pretty nice advancements in paintball tech, they are the opsgear for woodsball, if your just gonna diss em, why would you even bother posting on their site?
This post has been edited by A5117: 05 August 2006 - 09:06 PM