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Planet Eclipse - Etek2 Information
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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
A combination of the Etek and EGO8. Light, fast, and efficient on air and $$. Things can't get much better than this!
 Manual: Download the manual for Planet Eclipse Download
 Release Date: 2007
 MSRP: $675.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 69
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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  • Currently 4/5 stars.
  35%
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 2/5 stars.
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  • Currently 1/5 stars.
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Planet Eclipse - Etek2 Reviews
Planet Eclipse Etek2 I bought this gun for $599.00 but it came with the star frame. The star frame is a real pain in the *** to intall but after you do it properly it is worth it. The etek2 is a very fast gun as it is...
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ECM kill2win
 
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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: horrible Falmouth
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $525.00
Pros: light, fast, reliable
Cons: nothing really
I bought this gun for $599.00 but it came with the star frame. The star frame is a real pain in the *** to intall but after you do it properly it is worth it. The etek2 is a very fast gun as it is but after a while you get bored of the LED's. get the star and you won't regret.

NOW THE ETEK

the gun is unbelieveably nice. If you get the upgrades for it, it will be a ego8. the asa is one of the best out there. the barrel is extremly accurate. The feedneck can be better but at least its clamping. also it wouldn't hurt if the bolt was the cure2. the reg is nice. ive seen a few blow out on people but im not sure if that was due to poor care. # 1 thing you should always do it oil and clean your gun after each use. it will make the lifetime of the marker a WHOLE LOT LONGER. planet eclipse is probebly the best company out there and is making amazing products. If your looking to get a high end marker and the ego is too much go for the etek2. you will not regret your choice.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 shot an etek2 for a little while. great marker, only real down side is that its really loud, not quite spyder/tippman loud, but def. louder than my ego 8. If i needed a cheap marker i would pick up a...
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ridebmx211
RC ARMY
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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: **703**
ridebmx211 is a founding member
ridebmx211 plays in the PSP
ridebmx211 supports Pev's Paintball
ridebmx211 plays in the APPA D4 division
ridebmx211 is Legendary
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $400.00
Pros: cheap reliable
Cons: loud and louder
shot an etek2 for a little while. great marker, only real down side is that its really loud, not quite spyder/tippman loud, but def. louder than my ego 8.
If i needed a cheap marker i would pick up a Etek in a heartbeat
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 Paid $450 for her used. Fantastic marker. Simple maintenance, just give her air and paint and she'll rip. Very nice build quality, has a very solid feel, and with a 45/45 crossy and my Evo3 on it its...
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RustyNAILS
Bunkering You Since '96
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Rochester, IN
RustyNAILS owns a Planet Eclipse Etek
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: $450.00
Pros: Looks, balance, performance
Cons: none
Paid $450 for her used. Fantastic marker. Simple maintenance, just give her air and paint and she'll rip. Very nice build quality, has a very solid feel, and with a 45/45 crossy and my Evo3 on it its balanced damn near perfect. The stock board is also very easy to adjust, and all adjustments can be made without having to remove the grips. Even the non-regular maintenance (cleaning and lubing the regs etc..) is rediculously easy. It wouldn't take me more then 5-10 minutes to clean and lube the HPR, LPR, and rammer.

The only gripes I ever hear about Ego's is that their loud and they kick. Yes, they are a touch loud, they have a distinctive crack, but I love it. I kinda got sick of the "sput, sput, sput" of spool valves. As far as "kick", yes, you can actually feel this marker cycle when it shoots. Thats it. Does not screw up your accuracy or make the gun jump out of your hands. "Kick" is such a load of crap in PB, I've shot nearly every marker made for the last 12 years of my PB experience, never once had a gun that "kicked" enough to have any affect on my game. You wanna talk about kick, go shoot a double barrel 10 gauge with deer slugs, I guarantee that will solve any kick issues you may have with a PB marker.

Anyways, if your looking for a gun that can run with anything, that shoots and looks like a gun that should cost $1000 + buy an Etek2. It shoots fantastic straight from the box.
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 Been playing with a Smart Parts Epiphany for the past 2 years. Finally upgraded my marker to an Etek2 from Planet Eclipse. My first reactions were, wow...nice box, black and white and very stylish,...
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sinbin
Ryukyu Kings Forward
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Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Diego, California
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $675.00
Pros: Solid Construction, Great Milling, Eclipse Quality
Cons: Grip is a tad thick, not to fond of the stock ASA
Been playing with a Smart Parts Epiphany for the past 2 years. Finally upgraded my marker to an Etek2 from Planet Eclipse.

My first reactions were, wow...nice box, black and white and very stylish, keeping with the PE tradition of style. I open her up and everything is in its place in a nice padded case. the body, the two piece barrel, o-rings, oil, and the barrel condom.

i assemble the marker, and gave it a feel. It was fantastic. lighter than the Epiphany, and felt way more solid. I wasnt used to how thick the grip was, but it is not a huge difference, it was just different from what i was used to.

I pulled a few shots, and immediately had to adjust the trigger. once it was set how i liked it. she felt awesome.

Put the barrel together, and on the marker. hopper on, tank on, and she still felt lighter than my previous marker. I gassed her up, and listened for leaks and didnt hear any. GREAT! put in a pod, and proceeded to rip a few out.

no chops, straight out of the box, no shoot down, nothing. all i have are good things to say about this marker

all in all, great upgrade from any lower end markers, and is very comparable to the higher end. Also planet eclipse has made many upgrades available to this marker, so as one can upgrade it to the equivalence of the ego08's and some say the SL8R's. but dont hold me to it.

Solid construction, great milling, light-weight, easy maintenance, and very efficient. two thumbs up!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 I traded my EGO7 for an ETek2 plus cash and figured it would be a fair downgrade. Ive actually come to the conclusion that its not a downgrade at all. I got a bunch of cash with the ETek2 and it...
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PlayFront36
Now in HD!
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Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Illinois
PlayFront36 has been a member for 10 years
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 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: Light, fast, reliable
Cons: No Cure bolt stock
I traded my EGO7 for an ETek2 plus cash and figured it would be a fair downgrade. Ive actually come to the conclusion that its not a downgrade at all. I got a bunch of cash with the ETek2 and it shoots just like my EGO7. It may be a bit louder and a bit heavier...but neither of these characteristics are noticeable in game. My first and only upgrade for the marker was a Cure bolt. I will not be buying another part for this gun ever. The gun just outright performs. No QEVs to go bad, no LCD to drain my battery, but everything else that Ive come to love about EGOs has remained! Excellent marker!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 I have played with this marker once, along with some shooting out in the woods. I must say, I have never had a marker perform so flawlessly out of the box. Right now I have put about a case of paint...
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AndrewFalk
Zeus Dick
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Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: The North East
AndrewFalk plays in the PSP
AndrewFalk plays in the APPA D4 division
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: $675.00
Pros: Reliability, quality, fast, air efficient, etc...
Cons: Lack of Cure Bolt stock...
I have played with this marker once, along with some shooting out in the woods. I must say, I have never had a marker perform so flawlessly out of the box. Right now I have put about a case of paint through this marker without a single chop or break. I have never had that happen before. Especially since the weather was about 40 degrees.

My thoughts:

Efficiency: I feel like I can play forever on my 45/45. But I haven't played enough with it to give real efficiency numbers. (A+)

Reliability
: I have not had a single leak (or any other issue for that matter) with this marker. Just like any Ego, it shoots whenever and wherever you want. It's a workhorse. (A+)

Speed: I got the Star Frame (along with the QEV, and Zick kit), and the speed is perfect. With the Star Frame trigger, I can shoot consistent strings of paint wherever I need to. And with the highly adjustable trigger, I have not had any issues with bounce. (A+)

Looks
: Judge for yourself. I think it looks great. Especially with the Star Frame. No complaints there. (A+)

Comfort: With the Zick kit I notice very little kick, and I am sure that once the marker is broken in, and I can properly tune it, there will be almost none. And I highly recommend the Star Frame for comfort. The stock frame is nice, but it is definitely a bit bulky compared to the Star Frame. (A)

Overall, I highly recommend this marker to anyone. It has the superior performance of any traditional Ego, but costs much less. (A+)
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2
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mclovin69
MERICA
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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 618
mclovin69 is playing at Living Legends VI
mclovin69 owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
mclovin69 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
mclovin69 supports Team VICIOUS
mclovin69 supports Team VICIOUS
mclovin69 is Legendary
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $0.00
Pros: shot great for the money
Cons: loud, kick
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 i got this gun in june and it has treated me very well, i am very pleased with this gun... Pros: Fast out of box 2 piece barrel that comes with it clamping feedneck comes with allen keys Cons:
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The Monkey Man
Proffesional Face Mower
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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NY
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: $600.00
Pros: very fast out of box
Cons: some kick...trigger
i got this gun in june and it has treated me very well, i am very pleased with this gun...

Pros:

Fast out of box
2 piece barrel that comes with it
clamping feedneck
comes with allen keys

Cons:

kick
loud
needs new trigger (in my opinion)

ups:

cure 2 bolt
zick kit
STAR FRAME!!!

overall i would give it a 10/10
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 Its an Ego, reliable, efficient, the best gun series on the market, nothing is more reliable, from day one Eclipse nailed it, from the 05 to the super sexy 08 to the new Etek2, its a great gun for...
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RVD9431
Rob V
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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: chicago
RVD9431 has been a member for 10 years
RVD9431 plays in the PSP
RVD9431 owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
RVD9431 plays in the APPA Pro division
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: $675.00
Pros: its an Ego, reliable, efficient, PE is number 1
Cons: nothing, little loud but it lets em know im comin
Its an Ego, reliable, efficient, the best gun series on the market, nothing is more reliable, from day one Eclipse nailed it, from the 05 to the super sexy 08 to the new Etek2, its a great gun for the money, if you cant afford to buy an ego this should be your second choice. The one thing i look forward to every sunday is knowing that my gun is going to work every time, and it does. Easy EASY matinence, regs can be cleaned/lubed in 2 mins, ram takes 30 seconds, clean the eyes and your done. Get a cure bolt and a zick kit, and a VIRTUE board, the only upgrades you'll ever need!
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Etek2 apearance: amazing this gun has a finish line paint job it gives you the feel that have an acuall ego,light,fast and reliable. i have shot over 12,000 balls no break!!! (with all stock internals) ...
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DA Dego
 
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Lee's Summit
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: $640.00
Pros:
Cons:
apearance: amazing this gun has a finish line paint job it gives you the feel that have an acuall ego,light,fast and reliable. i have shot over 12,000 balls no break!!! (with all stock internals)
the gun is worth every penny.
Performance: the gun doesn't seem very fast....could use some better internals.
  • such as more settings
    faster rate of fire
    full auto/psp
    etc...
Value:should be a little cheaper
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 3.3/5 stars.
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