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Planet Eclipse - Ego 2008 (Ego8) 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
high end PE marker
 Manual: Download the manual for Planet Eclipse Download
 Release Date: 2008
 MSRP: $1,250.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.7/5 stars.
 Reviews: 206
 Rating Summary:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
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Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) Solid ego with no stupid issues or little things 11 sl74 8 sling shot
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Ashton S
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Just right
Cons: None to me
Solid ego with no stupid issues or little things

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sling shot
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) I have shot 24bps with my stock reloader B. If you attach a Magna loader and RF, I am sure you can get it to shoot 30; I was able to get 30bps in training mode. Since the majority of tournaments will...
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Length of use: More 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: $400.00
Pros: SHOT SMOOTH EFFICIENT
Cons:
I have shot 24bps with my stock reloader B. If you attach a Magna loader and RF, I am sure you can get it to shoot 30; I was able to get 30bps in training mode. Since the majority of tournaments will not allow players to shoot in excess of 15bps, this marker more than exceeds the speed requirements for any tournaments.
Kick:
Eclipse included the Zick(Zero Kick) Kit in this marker. The only reason you know its firing is because you can see balls flying.
Weight:
The Ego8 weights under two pounds. This makes it one of the lightest markers on the market. Although one wouldn't think there is a big difference between 2 & 3 & 4 pounds, the low weight does impact the players ability to move; this is especially true once the tank and loader are attached. Also, the trigger is designed with a small lip on the back, so it also makes the marker easy to carry;its like a handle built into it.
Efficiency:
Efficiency is an important factor to consider when purchasing a new marker. Tournament players shoot outrageous amounts of paint in a single round, and they expect their markers to have the ability to go longer then they can. As for weekend player, an efficient marker will let them stay on the field for the extra game once half of the players have gone back to refill their air. I have a 4+5 harness, and I will run out of paint before I run out of air! This alone is testament to how great of a job Eclipse did in designing this marker.
The board:
The stock board offer users the ability to adjust anything in the marker with great ease. Since it has an LCD built in, the player can adjust firing modes, rate of fire caps, dwell, tourney modes, etc., to specific settings without having to mess with counting L.E.D.s. Furthermore, the stock board has a timer so you can see how fast you win and a shot counter so you can see how many balls you threw at the other team.
Trigger: The trigger has a magnetic return, so it is really easy to adjust how hard of a pull you have. It can honestly feel like you are pulling on air!
Maintenance/Manual:
When it comes to maintenance, the Ego is one of the simplest markers to work on. The manual is a simple ,read because it walks the user through maintenance step by step. Also, the bolt can be removed easily. If the player gets a ball break--which doesn't happen--they pull out the bolt and run a squeegee in the back and out the front. This is by far the best way to remove broken paint. In a DM, for example, the player would practically have to disassemble the marker; you can't really do that on the field.
Customer Service: Planet Eclipse has some of the best customer service on the market, and thats all I have to say about that.
Barrel:
The Shaft II is an excellent barrel, but the marker comes with a .692 barrel stock. Unfortunately, this is far to large for most paintballs and decreases the accuracy and efficiency significantly. Planet Eclipse, to my knowledge, does not sell .689 backs for its barrels, so you can't buy the shaft II .689 back without buying the full kit for almost $200. Therefore, I recommend the Dye UL barrels because they are accurate and make the marker much quieter.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) These guns are such workhorses. I believe they're the most durable egos available, as I've put one through so much abuse and it still did its job flawlessly. You see more ego8s floating around still...
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laxplayer9352
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $400.00
Pros: Workhorse
Cons: Aren't bulletproof
These guns are such workhorses. I believe they're the most durable egos available, as I've put one through so much abuse and it still did its job flawlessly. You see more ego8s floating around still because they're still working and still being shot. Definitely get an Ego8 instead of the Ego9, the 9 got MUCH worse.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) Pretty nice gun, had a crosseye'd 08. Blue and white, shot great, looked great, quality as always.
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MattDamnit
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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: $800.00
Pros: Light
Cons: Similar to 07
Pretty nice gun, had a crosseye'd 08. Blue and white, shot great, looked great, quality as always.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) This was my first introduction to the PE marker line coming from the DM series and needless to say I was immediately a fan. It shot great and looked good while doing it. Maintenance was easy, and...
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Length of use: More 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: $800.00
Pros: Efficiency
Cons: Louder than spoolies
This was my first introduction to the PE marker line coming from the DM series and needless to say I was immediately a fan. It shot great and looked good while doing it. Maintenance was easy, and the display made making changes a breeze. Cleaning was simple. It was a great marker, and I regret getting rid of it.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) Ive been storing a Confederate flag ego for a few years now, i bring it out everyonce in a blue moon, the way i have it set its usually one of the fastest guns on the field(semi) everytime someone...
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: fast, low maintenence
Cons: LOUD and not so smooth
Ive been storing a Confederate flag ego for a few years now, i bring it out everyonce in a blue moon, the way i have it set its usually one of the fastest guns on the field(semi) everytime someone shoots it i get a "dang this thing is fast" Shes not smooth nor quiet but its ok when you can lay a blanket of paint down.

never had an issue with any part of the gun.
the stock barrel sucks and the bore is way too big
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) I have owned dyes, smart parts and bob long. And this is by far the best gun I have used. I love it and will never get another maker other than an Ego. Has a Good board, good barrel and feedneck this...
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Shoker14
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Join Date: Oct 2009
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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: $475.00
Pros: Light, fast, Reliable
Cons: I cant put it down
I have owned dyes, smart parts and bob long. And this is by far the best gun I have used. I love it and will never get another maker other than an Ego. Has a Good board, good barrel and feedneck this gun has it all.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) I bought this marker brand new and loved it. I can honestly say that it never left my side for close to 2 years. It was so easy to care and maintain. The only thing is it started to get very...
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Softie68
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Join Date: Nov 2006
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Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $900.00
Pros: never broke paint. easy to break down
Cons: Became inconsistant over time
I bought this marker brand new and loved it. I can honestly say that it never left my side for close to 2 years. It was so easy to care and maintain. The only thing is it started to get very inconsistant with a +/- of 15 and when you play PSP that just cant happen. But I did stay with the PE family and most likely always will.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) I loved my 08 TEAM marker and have been using a PE marker since 05' and have yet to find anything better... Love everything about them! PE FTW
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Length of use: More than 1 year
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: $800.00
Pros: LIGHT WEIGHT, ALWAYS PERFORMS
Cons: NONE!
I loved my 08 TEAM marker and have been using a PE marker since 05' and have yet to find anything better... Love everything about them! PE FTW
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Planet Eclipse Ego 2008 (Ego8) i owned a pevs 08 ego *only difference being the pevs milling on the side* that was given to me as a team gun. it shot straight, shot fast, and was very consistent. air efficiency was great, and...
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Length of use: More than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 stars.
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  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $50.00
Pros: lightweight FAST great air eff.
Cons: not their best year
i owned a pevs 08 ego *only difference being the pevs milling on the side* that was given to me as a team gun. it shot straight, shot fast, and was very consistent. air efficiency was great, and maintenance was low. i will say that i did have a few more problems with this particular year then i have had with other year egos ive owned. this one seems to chop through rammer orings quite often, and i have a couple cases of leaking from the solonoid. all of these were simple fixes but it was worth noting. for what they sell for now, spring for the 09ego instead. its a better all around gun
  This review has been rated:
  • Currently 4.9/5 stars.
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