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Planet Eclipse
84 Cutler Street
Suite 4
Warren, RI 02885

Phone: (401) 247-9061
Fax: (401) 247-0931
Email: info@planeteclipse.com
Website: http://www.planeteclipse.com
Internally the Etha is a radical departure from anything seen before in an Eclipse marker. For the first time we utilize a spring return bolt system in the firing mechanism, allowing us to simplify the pneumatic side of the marker and use a Pull Poppet spool to release air from the firing chamber. The Etha comes delivered in a hard case with everything you need to look after and maintain it.
 Manual: Download the manual for Planet Eclipse Download
 Release Date: 2011
 MSRP: $395.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
 Reviews: 89
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Planet Eclipse - Etha Reviews
Planet Eclipse Etha It does come in very nice packaging. Pretty much what you'd expect from any of PE's guns. The case is a different design and a bit bigger than their usual ones. It comes with the color manual and...
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Vicious49
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Northern VA
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Vicious49 owns a Planet Eclipse SLS
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Vicious49 plays in the APPA D4 division
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $395.00
Pros: Reliable, efficient, cheap
Cons:
It does come in very nice packaging. Pretty much what you'd expect from any of PE's guns. The case is a different design and a bit bigger than their usual ones. It comes with the color manual and spares and all that.

When I was sent this gun, my first thought was 'I'm the wrong target audience for this'. I'm used to shooting Egos and highend guns. Giving me something without an LCD screen immediately makes me go . I had to get myself in the mindset that I can't compare this to $1200-$1300 guns. I have to remember that this is 1/3 of the price and compare it to lower end guns I've used in the past. If you go in thinking 'how is this VS a Luxe or VS an NT or VS a Geo' you've already done the gun a disservice. It's like comparing a Ferrari to an Accord.

I'm not big on the composite frame and the grips. But once again, I had to remind myself it's not an Ego. So when thinking of it compared to say a Proto, it doesn't seem as bad. The light on the back that blinks was very annoying when I turned it on at home. But when using it on the field, you don't really notice it.

It has the SL3 reg, a nice on/off, and a clamping feedneck. Does the trigger feel as nice as an Ego trigger? No. But when comparing to a PMR or DP whatever, it's on par or better. I was able to shoot a decent speed with it right out of the box despite my slow fingers.

Weightwise, it's pretty light. No complaints there. The one thing that heard the most from people was that it shoots very straight. The one drawback I heard the most was that it's not as smooth as such and such gun. But like I said, I'm the wrong target audience and so are a lot of the guys I was lending it to. It does have more kick than a Geo or DM but I'm used to shooting Egos so I didn't notice it as much.

I never really did an actual efficiency test but I do know I was able to shoot 2 bags of paint off a 68/45 and still had some air left in the tank.

I think where it really shines is reliability. I've tried lower end markers before and hated them. You'd air up a PMR and blow a noid gasket. Or you'd grab an old Shocker and have bolt stick. I had 2 Etha's and both worked fine every day with no bolt stick or reliability issues. I took them out of the box and shot them with doing no maintenance or lubing to them (aside from the 1 time Jack forced me to so I could tell him how difficult or easy maintenance is on it).

In conclusion, there might be guns in the price range that are a bit smoother or are just as light but I don't think any of them are as reliable. You can't go in thinking this will replace my $1400 gun but if you go in with the right mindset you will not be disappointed.
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  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha i have about 3 cases through mine now and hopefully it will be my main this season really give planet eclipse the for this gun good job guys!!!
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Alabama
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
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Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $395.00
Pros: feedneck weight barrel board
Cons: none yet
i have about 3 cases through mine now and hopefully it will be my main this season really give planet eclipse the for this gun good job guys!!!
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  • Currently 3.7/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha I bought an etha expecting a mini/ion type gun. Man, was I wrong. This is a top notch, tournament gun for more than half the price. It shoots straight, has a good feel to it and looks great....
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: MO/AR
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $395.00
Pros: light, efficient, solid
Cons: lack of color choice
I bought an etha expecting a mini/ion type gun. Man, was I wrong. This is a top notch, tournament gun for more than half the price. It shoots straight, has a good feel to it and looks great. Efficiency could use improvement, but overall, it is a stellar gun for the price. The etha has a bit of kick to it, but it will even out as it starts to break in. Thank you Planet Eclipse for making another solid gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha With the Etha, PE has done it again in creating a nice alternative in the lower end price range of markers. Doesn't quite shoot like an EGO or GEO but for 1/3 of the price. Added a 48ci tank and a...
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silentwanderer
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Location: Columbia, SC
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $395.00
Pros: Light, shoots well, compact
Cons: Lack of colors, a little plastic feeling
With the Etha, PE has done it again in creating a nice alternative in the lower end price range of markers. Doesn't quite shoot like an EGO or GEO but for 1/3 of the price. Added a 48ci tank and a Prophecy Z2 loader and had a complete blast playing with this marker.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha Planet Eclipse Etha is a good option to use in woodsball and scenario paintball. Lighter than a milsim marker, ones performance in the woods or inside a building can be better because of the easier...
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Venezuela
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $395.00
Pros: Weight, Price, Shape, Color, Silent, Consistent
Cons: Brightness of the Led Ligth On/Off
Planet Eclipse Etha is a good option to use in woodsball and scenario paintball. Lighter than a milsim marker, ones performance in the woods or inside a building can be better because of the easier movility. I bought this marker not only for its lightness, but also is cheaper, has a smooth line, nice color, reliable, consistent, and silent. Also, Etha has a 14.5" two pieces barrel that is the perfect size for woodsball and scenario.

Kick? Etha does not kick.

Why you do not try to use an electromechanical marker and compare the kicking between them?

I have been playing woodsball since 1996 with semi-automatic, electromechanic, and electronic markers.

Planet Eclipse made Etha using specific parts from Ego, Geo and Etek.

If you guys want a better performance from Etha use a Dye Rotor.

I dislike the brightness of the led light on/off.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha when compared to a mini, or old ego, or old dm that you can get for the same price, it just doesnt make sense. Its not too good at any one thing and it costs a substantial amount. some people love...
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Join Date: Feb 2011
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 2.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 2/5 stars.
Price paid: $280.00
Pros: cheap gun for the quality
Cons: poppit spring, shot, price
when compared to a mini, or old ego, or old dm that you can get for the same price, it just doesnt make sense. Its not too good at any one thing and it costs a substantial amount. some people love em, but i just dont see the value. Until recently the poppit spring issues were just a pain. Their springless poppit replacement cured that bit, but should you buy a used one that hasnt been replaced, you'll have to wait a week or two for the part from PE
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha this is a great gun for people who are starting out and mid level players. This gun is very easy to take apart and clean. This is defiantly a work horse gun and can be used in any condition. The...
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $275.00
Pros: care, work horse, perfect starter gun
Cons: borad use
this is a great gun for people who are starting out and mid level players. This gun is very easy to take apart and clean. This is defiantly a work horse gun and can be used in any condition. The board can be kind of hard to use and chang between settings. I would suggest this gun for anyone who's trying to get into the game.
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  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha just an amzing gun needs to get aftermarket parts and im going to get mine anodized with rasta then sayign west coast on the barrel and pot leaf woot woot
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Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Point Roberts,WA
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Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $480.00
Pros: trigger
Cons: more colours
just an amzing gun needs to get aftermarket parts and im going to get mine anodized with rasta then sayign west coast on the barrel and pot leaf woot woot
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha This gun is amazing. Worth EVERY dollar. Shoots like a BEAST!!! Board is simple, not confusing. It looks flawless with and also without the EMC kit! Perfect barrel bore. Great regulator. Only reason...
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Join Date: Nov 2013
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $375.00
Pros: light, simple to operate
Cons: few upgrades
This gun is amazing. Worth EVERY dollar. Shoots like a BEAST!!! Board is simple, not confusing. It looks flawless with and also without the EMC kit! Perfect barrel bore. Great regulator. Only reason i believe its a "entry" level marker is because of the price.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etha Bought the gun for a reasonable price. It shoots good, very well balanced gun.
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: StL
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $395.00
Pros: Lightweight
Cons: Colors
Bought the gun for a reasonable price. It shoots good, very well balanced gun.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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