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Bob Long Technologies - Intimidator 2005 Information
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Bob Long Technologies
11669 Highway 26
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245

Phone: (209) 293-4440
Fax: (209) 293-4420
Email: techsupport@boblongdirect.com
Website: http://www.boblongdirect.com
The Famous 2K2 milling, players favorite is available again with all the newest features. The redesigned grip frame features the new Frenzy board. The boards speed and innovative features are sure to revolutionize the current industry standards.
 Manual: Download the manual for Bob Long Technologies Download
 Release Date: 2005
 MSRP: $1,100.00
 Average Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 stars.
 Reviews: 15
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Bob Long Technologies Intimidator 2005 This is the only gun that I still own after all of these years! Why? Because this is the fastest gun I have ever owned! Reliable like a beast! This gun has never chopped paint since I have owned. 4...
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Swizz
Sniper
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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kansas City
Swizz is a founding member
Swizz has been a member for 10 years
Swizz plays in the APPA D2 division
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $250.00
Pros: Fast, Fun, Cheap
Cons: Battery
This is the only gun that I still own after all of these years! Why? Because this is the fastest gun I have ever owned! Reliable like a beast! This gun has never chopped paint since I have owned. 4 years and counting. I just wish the batterly would last longer. That is it.
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Bob Long Technologies Intimidator 2005 Appearance: For the time period, the milling was beautifully done, if a bit plain; no machine marks, all buffed up and properly anodized. The lines are sleek and organic and the 2k5 frame complements...
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tacxplosion
 
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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Guatemala (for real)
Length of use: More than 1 year
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Price paid: $225.00
Pros: Well balanced, light, user friendly board
Cons: Can't cap under 15 BPS * (See review)
Appearance: For the time period, the milling was beautifully done, if a bit plain; no machine marks, all buffed up and properly anodized. The lines are sleek and organic and the 2k5 frame complements them well. All around it's a good looking marker when appreciated in context; by current standards (2014), it's a bit on the plain/heavy side and the press-fit feedneck stump is a thing of the past.

Performance: For the sake of familiarity, I'll be drawing a recurring comparison the the direct competitor for this marker, the '05 ego. I will also divide performance into the categories I find important (you opinion may differ).


-Ergonomics: For the time period, the only marker that I can think of that has the 2k5 beat is the DM5 with the UL frame, and even then it was a taller package than the 2k5. The hump on the frame makes you naturally align your fingers to the trigger's axis for the optimal trigger pull, even with the blade style trigger that comes stock with it. The frame to HPR spacing is somewhat shorter than most modern markers, answering to the demand of compact markers for snake/hyperball play.

-"Shot quality": IMO defined as the perceived transfer of forces onto the user related to cycling and shooting paint (including sound signature), the 2k5 is considerably smoother than most poppet driven markers of the time, including the 05 ego; the main reason being, the bolt is connected at the mid section to the ram, whereas most poppet markers of the era (and current markers also) had the bolt attached to the fore section of the ram, which provides a longer lever arm for torque that may increase friction of the ram inside the sleeve and decrease the mechanical efficiency of the cycle, requiring higher LPR pressures, thus smacking the rear of the system harder. That being said, it's not "spool" smooth, since the valve opens rather fast which also lends it an unmistakable poppet sound signature which is somewhat loud by today's standards, even so it's quieter than the 05 ego (which isn't saying much) and most other poppet markers of the time (save maybe for the Macdev cyborg or a well tuned 'cocker).

-Efficiency: The marker is efficient even by today's (2014) standards, you can get 1500 shots of a full 68/4500 with a well tuned marker (look up lurker method for sweetspotting regulators). That's on par with most poppets of the time period (except maybe, once again, for the Macdev cyborg).

-ROF: If all we needed were ergos, shot quality and efficiency, we'd still be shooting mech 'cockers. The marker can easily cycle 20+ BPS with the stock components, the thing flat out rips. *That being said, the software on most 2k5's is frenzy 124.7 code, which unfortunately doesn't allow for a ROF cap under 15 BPS, the good thing is BLAST can still flash the 2k5 board to empire 1.5 or 1.7 code, allowing the lower ROF caps. This is only a concern if one is considering participating in a major tournament.

-Ease of maintenance: For regular maintenance, all that's required is checking the ram's o'rings and wiping and lubing the bolt and ram, everything else should be a once a season affair. That being said the regulators are easy to disassemble and rebuild and the poppet is not overly difficult to get to, though it is more cumbersome than some of the later model timmy's. Swapping hoses gets a bit tricky with the tight spaces and one must take care to not use too short or too long a hose because it may kink and prevent proper air flow, though it's probably something you'll be doing once every 3-5 years. at the time of writing, spare parts are readily available through major retailers and BLAST and aftermarket upgrades abound, anything from SS/blackout screw kits to boards and solenoids can be bought through the dedicated IOG forums' BST.


Reliability: For the time period, it was a beast; it needs a bit more maintenance and is a bit more picky about lube than the contemporary ego, but it makes up for it in sheer performance (smoother, quieter shot while keeping efficiency and comparable ease of maintenance). If maintained per the manual, the marker should keep on trucking until the hoses or dynamic o'rings give out. If you're getting a 2k5 with all original parts, you'll probably need to get new hose, an o'ring kit and go over the electronics to make sure they're in proper working order, if you have the original solenoid; it's almost 10 years old, I've had a couple of the older black bodied solenoids die on me (other timmy project builds). Mechanically though, they're rock solid and will keep going longer than the energizer bunny.

Value: For what they're going in today's market ($175-$225 stock in 2014), there are hardly any other poppet markers that can compete in price/performance. You get a fast, consistent, somewhat ergonomic, decently efficient marker for the price of a rental model; the only 2 reasons I would recommend a newer marker over a 2k5 to anyone are ROF caps for tourneys (it's annoying having to send it to BLAST just to have it re-flashed) and warranty support.

In conclusion, the 2k5 timmy is a great performing value, if a bit dated, but any shortcoming is relatively easily fixed, there's still a relative abundance of spares and aftermarket parts. If you can get a working one in good cosmetic condition for under $225 (in 2014), jump all over it.
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Bob Long Technologies Intimidator 2005 I have always loved timmys. I thought they always were at the top of the list when it came to reliability and how smooth they shot. The 2k5 timmy did not disappoint.
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Turpid Porpoise
Original Join Date 8/2005
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Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Centreville
Turpid Porpoise is BST Trusted
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Turpid Porpoise plays in the APPA beginner 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 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Price paid: $450.00
Pros: Fast, efficient
Cons: Parts are tough to find now
I have always loved timmys. I thought they always were at the top of the list when it came to reliability and how smooth they shot. The 2k5 timmy did not disappoint.
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Bob Long Technologies Intimidator 2005
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Austin Tx
x12OCKSTEADYx is BST Trusted
Length of use: Less than 6 months
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: $200.00
Pros: great all around gun
Cons: older marker
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Bob Long Technologies Intimidator 2005 Loved this gun only thing is i had trouble turning on the gun with my large fingures
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your_boy_Blu
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Length of use: Less than 6 months
Overall Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 stars.
Appearance:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Performance:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.
Reliability:
  • Currently 4/5 stars.
Value:
  • Currently 3/5 stars.
Price paid: $200.00
Pros: Unique Fast and customizeable
Cons: Big and Bulky
Loved this gun only thing is i had trouble turning on the gun with my large fingures
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