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G3 vs. Threshold I'm sponsored by DP so there is no other option... Rate Topic: -----

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:45 PM

So basically since I'm part of Team Blacksheep, I'm sponsored by DP.

Now my dilemma is to figure out which marker to choose, and since I like spoolie's more, I'm stuck between a G3 and Threshold. I can find a Threshold pretty much BNIB for a little more than a BNIB G3, but how do they compare performance wise?

Also is the Threshold's "rarity" a factor in its price?

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:32 PM

Ehh.. Threshy's go in good cond. on PBN for 450 or a lil less. They were kinda over hyped... There is also the REV-I..
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Posted 05 March 2009 - 02:03 AM

I think the Threshy's nicer than the G3. I have a G3, and I'm pretty fond of it. I've only ever shot a Threshold on one occasion before I owned my G3, but I do believe that it was just all around smoother. The G3 doesn't boast super efficient numbers, but I'm told the Threshold does. Also, the G3's factory trigger leaves a lot to be desired, but I don't remember having any complaints about the Threshy's. I know the Threshold came with a DIP switch board which made it a little annoying to change modes, but I do know that APE (at least, there may be others, but I haven't been paying attention) has recently come out with a board for it which eliminates the DIP system in favor of a multicolor LED. APE claims that it's very similar to the G3 board (which I have), and if so, it's very nice. The only thing to consider with that is that with the G3's less than desirable factory trigger, the added microswitch created a lot of trigger bounce. However, that was easily eliminated with a decent aftermarket trigger.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 07:44 PM

*cough*fusion or f8*cough*

I don't really like DP spoolies that much.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:31 AM

Aren't they technically not spoolies? Dump valve or something? I have a G3, although I have yet to fire, it feels very nice in my hands. Yes, the stock trigger leaves a LOT to be desired, but TBO from PBNation has triggers available. I have never heard a bad thing about his triggers.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:31 AM

Are they "technically" not spoolies shadow!?! I HAVE TO KNOW. Seriously, I have to know this.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:59 AM

Actually I don't know. The threshys are dump valves I think, but I am not sure if that is similar/identical to a spoolie. The G3, which I own, I have no clue about either. I recently picked it up and havn't done much research into it.. Besides the "rpg fittings" lol. I will look around and see.
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 01:10 PM

It isn't a spool valve.
Here is where you can read up.
"The first impulse with the Threshold is to think its a spool valve. It surely looks like its a Shocker, and weighs just a little more at 2.2 pounds. But its a different animal under the hood than the spool valves. Its a blow-forward dump valve."
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 01:35 PM

Its a dump valve, though its still a spool. Its just not a balanced spool.

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Spool valve, Unbalanced (Blowforward), electropneumatic:
These markers use a bolt that is "held back" in the open position, then allowed to move forward to fire. Freestyles are similar in layout to Automags; Ions and Rails are laid out similar to the original (balanced) Matrix design. Ion bolts without tails (Nano, L7) can be thought of as inverted Automag/Freestyle bolts.
The last type of bolt layout shown is the guide version, shown in the third row. These bolts are hollow and ride on a central guide or stem. These are examples of the balanced Shocker design made into a three-way blowforward, other markers using this layout include the Droid, Pikkadoll, Ion Hollowpoint bolt, and Proto SLG.


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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:09 PM

So instead of calling it a spool valve can I call it an unbalanced dumping spool valve? I guess it's still a spoolie though. Dang...
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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:15 PM

It's a spool just as much as an Ion is, or a PMR... and also, I believe the Pikkadoll/Crome and Geo (among many others, these are just two highend examples) are also blowforwards, and I'm pretty sure most people will tell you they're spools.

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 07:01 PM

That's what most tell me but is there another non-original name out there for them?
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 12:42 PM

View Postd4rkmonkey, on Mar 24 2009, 01:35 PM, said:

Its a dump valve, though its still a spool. Its just not a balanced spool.

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Spool valve, Unbalanced (Blowforward), electropneumatic:
These markers use a bolt that is "held back" in the open position, then allowed to move forward to fire. Freestyles are similar in layout to Automags; Ions and Rails are laid out similar to the original (balanced) Matrix design. Ion bolts without tails (Nano, L7) can be thought of as inverted Automag/Freestyle bolts.
The last type of bolt layout shown is the guide version, shown in the third row. These bolts are hollow and ride on a central guide or stem. These are examples of the balanced Shocker design made into a three-way blowforward, other markers using this layout include the Droid, Pikkadoll, Ion Hollowpoint bolt, and Proto SLG.


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There ya go.

I prolly should have known that too... (PBL)
And tyty.. just call em spoolies :D
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 01:16 PM

Spoolies are so boring though...they're too "the norm."
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EDIT: Too "the norm" for me. :D

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 02:03 PM

How is the way a marker operates (or at least the name) boring? Compared to another way of operating... Unless you like uncommon like the epic..
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