Geo IV Core Upgrade
Aug05

Geo IV Core Upgrade

In a surprise move Planet Eclipse has introduced their first core upgrade for the entire GEO line up. You read that right the IV Core Upgrade is backwards compatible with the entire Geo line. The IV Core upgrade (Pronounced IVy) is a complete bolt assembly which comes with two bolts, the firing can, propshaft, and valve chamber. It important to note that since the 3.5 and GSL have the “bonnet” type bolt removal system they have a screw together propshaft while the IV Core upgrade does not. Planet Eclipse has provided two bolts with the IV Core, the ST1 all metal bolt you see in the photos and the soft tipped bolt found originally in the GSL, and now standard equipment in the 3.5. Additional adjustment on the bolt kit is provided through a spring tension screw on the rear cap. Players installing the IV core will benefit from the extreme amount of development that went into the GSL. The new IV core will provide a lower sound signature, softer shot and an over all smoother feel. Current 3.0 and 3.1 owners will see efficiency on par with the 3.5 and GSL markers, while older models will see a smaller although noticeable improvement.   This is exciting news for a lot of players that own any of the GEO line of Planet Eclipse paintball guns. It is really impressive to see a company not only look forward in developing new ideas and platforms, but also look back as to not abandon the supporters they have gained along the...

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C2 Paintball Mask – Eyon
Feb25

C2 Paintball Mask – Eyon

If you think the new Eyon goggle from C2 looks familiar, your right. The infamous Angel Eyes of WDP fame have been reborn and this time C2 promises they are coming to market. The goggles feature a unique wrap around lens that can easily be removed and replaced by bending the ear pieces at a 90* angle and pushing forward on the “wing” of the lens. There are a number of finishes coming for the lens, including smokes and chromatics. The unique multi-piece design makes for a super flexible frame, making it very comfortable. Multi surface foam evenly distributes the goggle’s weight across multiple points on the players face making it feel very lite when worn. C2 says the goggle should start shipping in the fall, and we are very excited to see this new addition to the market    ...

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Virtue VIO – Paintball Mask – Review
Jan27

Virtue VIO – Paintball Mask – Review

The Virtue VIO paintball mask has been one of the most anticipated new products of 2014. Since its announcement just before World Cup 2013 there has been a great deal of interest around the Virtue goggle and how it would stack up against the competition. PunisherPB.com has long been one of the biggest supporters of the Virtue product line and has dove in with both feet stocking a huge assortment of the goggles and its accessories. Here we are going to take a look at the goggle and how it looks against the market. The VIO sports a number of unique features, starting with its customization ability. Using the customizer players can fully customize the goggle to their unique style or tactical objective. This means that when you purchase a VIO goggle you can get the exact color and lens combination you want without buying things you do not. This comes in handy as a lot of player’s first purchase is a new lens for their goggle and they may never actually use the lens that comes with the goggle. The color combinations are seemingly endless, and with VIRTUE promising to continue to add new color-ways and potentially (unconfirmed) special editions, the options only grow. The VIO paintball goggle’s innovation does not stop with the customization aspect, they have brought new and unique safety features as well. The lens mechanism on the VIO is incredibly simple as well as incredibly safe. By pinching the strap latch and pulling on the strap you can disengage the lens lock, this exposes a unique “unlocked” tab (pictured above) that tells the user that the lens is no longer secure. This feature also aids in lens installation as the “unlocked” notification does not go away until the mechanism is properly re-engauged. It is important to note that Virtue has brought the goggle to market with MANY strap options that all include this safety feature. The VIO also ships with a padded chin strap, the strap is well made and the clasps are thoughtfully held on top of the padding, meaning no pinching or wearing should occur during use. The chin strap is also removable should the user decide to take it off, with simple Velcro. The Virtue VIO has exemplary construction, there where question marks about a hopper/board company producing their first goggle, but VIRTUE has knocked those away confidently. Pictured above shows the statement of quality Virtue has used on their VIO paintball goggle, the hinge plates that secure the lens and anchor the ear flaps and strap are held in place by a bolt, with a locking nut. This is a...

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OLED Luxe Paintball Gun – DLX Technologies
Jan11

OLED Luxe Paintball Gun – DLX Technologies

Recently confirmed by Daryl Trent, early February will see the release of the OLED Luxe. The latest installment of the prestigious DLX Technologies brand. Lots of questions have been raised about the gun, so we have done our own back avenue fact gathering to bring our readers the most accurate up to date information on this new paintball marker. The Name – DLX has confirmed that this gun will not be officially labeled the 3.0, despite the fact that this would follow their previous method of updating the gun using this nomenclature. They have instead labeled this version of the Luxe the “OLED” this is referring the the integration of an OLED screen and board system to the newest version of the gun. The Changes – The DLX Luxe’s internal operations will remain virtually unchanged, baring a few immeasurable tweaks more related to production than performance. The major change is the integration of the OLED system into the frame. The OLED readout will be rear facing toward the player very similar to that used by Bob Long in his frames. The board system will retain the use of the famous speaker that has become a much loved feature of the Luxe paintball gun. It is important to note however, that the speaker can be removed and the board will still function without issue – for players that want to mute the gun in favor of using the OLED. The OLED screen itself will plug into the board, eliminating the need for additional wiring harness or ribbon cables, this means that the un-cluttered nature of the Luxe grip frame will remain intact. The previous “cats eye” shaped button will be replaced by a silver diamond shaped button located below the screen. This is a welcome change as some players did have issues with accidentally pressing the 1.0 button while during play. Changes made to the 2.0 eliminated this issue, but it is good to see DLX continually improving this feature. The screen being rearward facing means that all current grips produced for the Luxe will continue to fit the gun. The charger, battery, solenoid,and eye ribbon will also remain backwards compatible. The body will remain the same milling as it has since reaching 2.0 status, the eye securement will not change nor will the milling lines. DLX has continued to innovate with regard to their anodizing process and is set to release some limited runs of the 2.0 and the OLED in the coming months. (unconfirmed) The OLED will ship with an all new semi-rigid case, with two divided halves. The gun will be stored in one side, and the barrel...

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GI Sportz Pulse RDR Paintball Hopper – Video Overview
Dec31

GI Sportz Pulse RDR Paintball Hopper – Video Overview

The all new Pulse RDR Paintball hopper from GI Sportz adds several new features not available in a top end paintball loader before. After approximately 5 years of development, the folks over at GI Sportz lent us a pre-production model to test out and give you an overview video. The feature we where most excited to see is the new RDR Chronograph integrated into the front of the loader’s internal tray. The acronym RDR stands for Reactive Dynamic Radar, and while that all sounds fancy, what it does is even more impressive. The RDR feature allows the user to chronograph their paintball gun anywhere, and multiple tests have confirm that it is accurate and safe gauge of speed so long as you use at least a 14 inch barrel. This means that for the first time you do not have to carry a second piece of gear just to have safe chronograph speeds. The RDR also provides the user with ROF, Balls Shot, Balls remaining and more. The user interface could not be any simpler, thanks to a super bright rear facing screen. The screen is activated by pressing the two outside buttons on the 3-button panel. This is also the “on/off” sequence for the user. The standard menu shows ball velocity, shot count, and average ROF. The data displayed in this menu can be changed in the settings menu by holding the left button for 5-seconds. There are also settings for battery saving that will limit the amount of time the main screen is lit, this could also be handy for night games where any light source might be a tactical disadvantage. The Pulse RDR has a unique design that allows the user to press a release button and remove all major drive train components on the field, on the gun without the aid of tools. While this is nothing new in the high end hopper market it is vital to competitive paintball play. The hopper also comes with the GI Sportz version of a speed feed, so users wanting to use the hopper without a lid are in luck, and do not have to purchase this item separately. Unfortunately our test model did not come equipped but we have tested others and found the entry pressure and ball retention to be above average. All this technology does make the Pulse RDR slightly heavier than the Virtue Spire and Dye Rotor, neither of those hoppers boast the huge number of features with regards to information provided to the player. In use the Pulse RDR comes between the Rotor and the Spire in terms of noise, admittedly none loud...

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Virtue Spring Ramp Installation and Review
Dec23

Virtue Spring Ramp Installation and Review

The Virtue Spire Spring Ramp is Compatible with the std. Spire and the 260. Maintains stock ball capacity. Ramps paint toward Spire drive.

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