Smart Parts SP8 Should I replace my Tippmann with an SP8?
Posted 23 September 2006 - 09:57 AM
This post has been edited by SNIPA: 23 September 2006 - 09:58 AM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:21 AM
Its all going to be personal preference. If you play more speedball type games I'd go with the Ion for its compact size. If compactness does not matter the the SP-8 will do fine too.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 11:28 AM
Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:18 PM
A friend of mine runs his SP8 in scenario and outlaw ball and its an incredible marker...fast, quiet, and very cool looking!
That being said, its an electro marker that requires an expensive electro loader to keep up with it, and its recommended to go HPA as well...and since its so fast, probably not HPA run off of a "cheap" weeny sized tank.
So again my suggestion is to keep your 98C for when you dont want to worry about damage to an expensive marker, rain concerns, or when you dont have money for batteries for your loader LOL. And save up for the SP8 in the meantime!
Not to mention, you would then have a quality marker to lend to a friend who is just getting into paintball:)
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 05:21 PM
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Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:48 PM
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Posted 24 September 2006 - 03:27 PM
Posted 24 September 2006 - 04:06 PM
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Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:28 PM
I played years ago with a low/mid-range mechanical gun and used a lot of friend's higher end markers. I got out of the sport because I was still in school, didn't have a lot of income or wheels. When I got back into paintball recently, working my dream job and making good coin, I had my choice of anything I wanted and I went with an SP-8 (now heavily upgraded - L6 bolt, QEV, CP reg, HPA, remote etc)
There's only one moving part in the Ion/SP-8 - the bolt - which means a lot less to go wrong. To me, that's ideal. You "tune" it by tweaking dwell and recharge times using buttons on the circuit board.
The SP-8 is extremely quiet and gas efficient. There are few if any drawbacks to this marker. I wanted an offset feed neck which it has.
It's also VERY easy to upgrade. First upgrades would be HPA (almost mandatory - CO2 is "ill advised" with the Ion unless you have an anti-siphon tank and then with caution) and a regulator. I've seen +/- 0 fps on a good day with the CP reg on my SP-8.
A new barrel isn't mandatory because the stock barrel is pretty darn good. I went with a the OpsGear Interceptor and have a PPS Brass and Hammerhead on order just because I like tinkering and I want to review them side by side to debunk some of the myths.
The multi-config nature of the SP-8 makes it ideal in my book. Keep the butt-cap on and it's small and maneuverable. With the stock, you have a great sniper tool. (it's vewy vewy quiet)
Posted 16 October 2006 - 04:39 PM
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