Technically you can use anything you want in woodsball. You can bring your shiny Angel into the woods, but SpecialOps isn't going to sell it. That's why you won't see the ION [or any other similar marker] at the SpecialOps Store.
Well let me lay a few things to rest here for all you worry worts.
Before Spec Ops, Woodsball was hardly a recognized marketing pool. There was Speedball and Scenario. Speedball marketing all the high end, shiny rope shooters and Scenario marketing realistic, basically mechanical markers. The was nothing (or very little) for players who played in the woods yet didn't want to play Rambo. There were NO mods for players who wanted something to help there game. "mods that made sense" mods that considered form over function, yet looked good IN THERE OWN RIGHT, not a copy of an M4 or soemthing.
Thing is back when Spec Ops started most Woodsball players used Tippmanns. Why? because they fit the bill, were tough as nails...and you know what? they also worked great as a "Woodsball" gun, they weren't a replica of something else.
But you see, like most things in life, even Woodsballers "evolve", many go into Sneanrios, some even wander into the "Darkside" and play Speedball, or just love the allure of higher rates of fire for the tactical advantage they offer. So now the dilemna......finding mods so that those "experinced" Woodsball players can find mods for their high end guns? And how does a company like Spec Ops who is founded in the roots of paintball, recognize this new evolution and still stick to it's roots?
Enter Black Cell.........Now see, hopefully I don't get in trouble for saying too much too soon. "The Evolution Revolution"
So for those of you disappointed by the dagger, this isn't the law of what you have to use, this is only the beginning. A starting point, like Spec Ops was to the Woodsball industry 3 yrs ago. A new vision, take your blinders off, open your horizons and use a little creativity. Nothing is cast in stone. The first chips of the sculpture have just barely hit the floor, be your own michaelangelo. Black cell at least gives you that building block to sculpt what works for you........Still "mods that make sense", just a little more grown up, that's all.