Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2012, 05:41 AM #1
Vegard
LOST
 
Vegard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Norđwegr
Vegard is a Supporting Member
Vegard is a founding member
 has been a member for 10 years
Vegard is Boss
Clone questions

So, I pulled the trigger on my first Macdev product since I bought a Cyborg oh so long ago when they were initially released. Had that wierd metallic yello/black fade.

My new aquisition is a Clone V2 and I have a couple of questions which will probably only increase as I dive further into the marker.

The first thing that comes to mind is triggerslop or side to side play, is there supposed to be alot of it? The pull itself feels nice, but the trigger feels wobbly at best.

If it's a know issue, will a VP trigger solve that?

Pics and videos to follow.
__________________
NORWAY
Feedback-Feedback-Feedback
I'm from Norway and I smell like a Polar Bear
-growing older is mandatory – growing up is optional-
Vegard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 12-02-2012, 05:43 AM #2
Vegard
LOST
 
Vegard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Norđwegr
Vegard is a Supporting Member
Vegard is a founding member
 has been a member for 10 years
Vegard is Boss
Might post some additional stuff here as I have a distant relative sitting next to the Clone, a Crome2.

Clone V2 768g
Crome 2 794g

Both weights with batteries, but no barrel. Perceived weight when set up (68cu and cf boomstick) is that the Crome balances better and feels lighter. Though I'm not done with tweaking the Clone so that may change.

Dryfiring the Clone is more quiet, I've yet to shoot them head to head with paint but will do so eventually.

__________________
NORWAY
Feedback-Feedback-Feedback
I'm from Norway and I smell like a Polar Bear
-growing older is mandatory – growing up is optional-

Last edited by Vegard : 12-05-2012 at 04:19 AM.
Vegard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 11:51 AM #3
Mark S.
CHOWDAH
 
Mark S.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NH
Mark S. works for a Paintball manufacturer
Mark S. plays in the APPA D4 division
The Clone trigger does have a bit of side play. The VP trigger has much less and a lot of people swear by them. I'm so used to the Clone triggers at this point and have come to really like them, but of course triggers are all a preference thing.
Mark S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 12:43 PM #4
Megadestructo
Pixel Pusher
 
Megadestructo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: SoCal
Annual Supporting Member
Megadestructo plays in the PSP
Megadestructo plays in the APPA D4 division
Megadestructo is Boss
VP triggers remove all slop. I've had them in nearly every marker I've owned since I've learned about them (Ion, DM, Cyborg (06-RX), Clone, G6r) and I love them.
__________________
OLD - +32/-0, NEW +94/-0 - TOTAL +126
Megadestructo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 12:54 PM #5
hamfz
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Austin, TX
You also can get two thin washers, stick them to the sides with a little grease, and reinstall the trigger to eliminate side play
hamfz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 11:51 PM #6
trucockerfan19
Aim High
 
trucockerfan19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: VA
 has been a member for 10 years
Yeah I've been hooked on VP triggers for a while now
__________________
Playing since 99'

feedback-
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...hreadid=751045

Bored? Check out my youtube channel!
http://m.youtube.com/user/mikemarion19?feature=guide
trucockerfan19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 11:54 PM #7
SHOOTNPOO
MACDEV MASTER US TECH
 
SHOOTNPOO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
SHOOTNPOO works for a Paintball manufacturer
SHOOTNPOO plays in the USPL
SHOOTNPOO posts videos on PbNation
The Critical triggers are great also.
SHOOTNPOO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 06:06 AM #8
seriouslysilly
 
 
seriouslysilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East coast
seriouslysilly owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
seriouslysilly owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
seriouslysilly posts videos on PbNation
seriouslysilly has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Yes the VP are very nice triggers. They eliminate the side to side play.
I've had the VP on the RX, droid,, and clones and I liked them much better.

Recently, I've been using the critical triggers and I like those even more. I've swapped from. vP to critical on my GT, from CP to critical on the ion, and critical on 2 other markers.
seriouslysilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:12 PM #9
johnk99gm6
MASS HOLE
 
johnk99gm6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: central MASS
johnk99gm6 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
johnk99gm6 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
+1 more on the critical trigger. I have a custom made trigger on my droid that is extremely similar to the critical. I also have had critical triggers and VP, they're all good. IMO critical is best, BC I had to pay alot for my custom trigger.
johnk99gm6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:30 PM #10
Vegard
LOST
 
Vegard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Norđwegr
Vegard is a Supporting Member
Vegard is a founding member
 has been a member for 10 years
Vegard is Boss
I didn't know there were Criticals for these so I'll definitely look into that, but if they're $50 a pop like the Criticals for other markers I might aswell just spend $15 more for a Acid Customs trigger.

First things first though, need a new set of eyes
__________________
NORWAY
Feedback-Feedback-Feedback
I'm from Norway and I smell like a Polar Bear
-growing older is mandatory – growing up is optional-
Vegard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:36 PM #11
SHOOTNPOO
MACDEV MASTER US TECH
 
SHOOTNPOO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
SHOOTNPOO works for a Paintball manufacturer
SHOOTNPOO plays in the USPL
SHOOTNPOO posts videos on PbNation
Don't go Acid!
SHOOTNPOO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 05:55 PM #12
johnk99gm6
MASS HOLE
 
johnk99gm6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: central MASS
johnk99gm6 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
johnk99gm6 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
[IMG]m1161.photobucket.com/albumview/albums/johnk99gm6/20121127_142829.jpg.html?o=3&newest=1[/IMG]


This is the custom trigger on my Droid. Its awesome, but i couldn't tell you who made it/where its from.

Last edited by johnk99gm6 : 12-03-2012 at 06:03 PM.
johnk99gm6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:31 PM #13
HarryBalzak
 
 
HarryBalzak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Probably in bed napping
HarryBalzak is a Supporting Member
Violent Products is a great upgrade to the stock trigger.
Macdev stock trigers are garbage.
I have no idea how a near perfect paintball gun dripping with quality and engineering has such a ghetto trigger on it.
It makes no sense, either. A quality trigger is so damn easy to perfect. It aint rocket science.

If you guys have the chance to check out a Renegade ZR1 take notice of the trigger. It is perfection. And the design is simple. Two set screws with points/cones on the end. The cones fit into the inner race of the bearing on each side. Kind of like this.

///>=<\\\ The = is the inner race of the bearing, the ///> are the pointed set screws

The design keeps the trigger centered(never rubs on the sides of the trigger opening) and there is absolutely zero side to side play. Incredibly simple and effective.


And, by the way, the Critical triggers are $55 for the Clone!
Great triggers, but DAMN!!
__________________
Old feedback

Last edited by HarryBalzak : 12-03-2012 at 08:56 PM.
HarryBalzak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 09:58 PM #14
blueshifty
RIP: Underřath
 
blueshifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
I didn't know there were Criticals for these so I'll definitely look into that, but if they're $50 a pop like the Criticals for other markers I might aswell just spend $15 more for a Acid Customs trigger.

First things first though, need a new set of eyes
James has posted multiple times that he would not do warranty repairs on any gun with an acid trigger... not that you have a warranty anyway, but out of respect for MacDev I stay away from acid. I prefer the violent triggers anyway.
__________________
Feedback: Old (+4)
blueshifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:19 PM #15
SHOOTNPOO
MACDEV MASTER US TECH
 
SHOOTNPOO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
SHOOTNPOO works for a Paintball manufacturer
SHOOTNPOO plays in the USPL
SHOOTNPOO posts videos on PbNation
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryBalzak View Post
Violent Products is a great upgrade to the stock trigger.
Macdev stock trigers are garbage.
I have no idea how a near perfect paintball gun dripping with quality and engineering has such a ghetto trigger on it.
It makes no sense, either. A quality trigger is so damn easy to perfect. It aint rocket science.

If you guys have the chance to check out a Renegade ZR1 take notice of the trigger. It is perfection. And the design is simple. Two set screws with points/cones on the end. The cones fit into the inner race of the bearing on each side. Kind of like this.

///>=<\\\ The = is the inner race of the bearing, the ///> are the pointed set screws

The design keeps the trigger centered(never rubs on the sides of the trigger opening) and there is absolutely zero side to side play. Incredibly simple and effective.


And, by the way, the Critical triggers are $55 for the Clone!
Great triggers, but DAMN!!
The point set screws on a rotating bearing race was out way before the ZR1.
But he is correct.

Don't you worry Macdev Fans... NEW THINGS ON THE HORIZON IN THE TRIGGERS.
SHOOTNPOO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 10:25 PM #16
lewis314
 
 
lewis314's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Kc Kansas
Annual Supporting Member
lewis314 plays in the PSP
lewis314 is playing at Living Legends VII
lewis314 supports Team VICIOUS
lewis314 plays in the APPA D5 division
lewis314 owns a Planet Eclipse GSL
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHOOTNPOO

The point set screws on a rotating bearing race was out way before the ZR1.
But he is correct.

Don't you worry Macdev Fans... NEW THINGS ON THE HORIZON IN THE TRIGGERS.
Always leave us hanging.
__________________
WWW.AGGRESSIVESPORTS.NET
MacDev Warranty Center / Sales
lewis314 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:09 PM #17
Brad- Division
Shootin Faces since 89'
 
Brad- Division's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Minnesota
 has been a member for 10 years
Brad- Division owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
I think its called a tease for a reason...
__________________
Formulator of Blu Goo and Liquid I.C.E.Paintball Lubricants
Farside Family
HenchMen
Brad- Division is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 01:18 AM #18
firefoxx04
Up the Irons
 
firefoxx04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Michigan
firefoxx04 supports Bob Gurnsey
firefoxx04 supports DLX Technology
violent trigger




critical trigger



both are REALLY nice
firefoxx04 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 08:18 AM #19
Vegard
LOST
 
Vegard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Norđwegr
Vegard is a Supporting Member
Vegard is a founding member
 has been a member for 10 years
Vegard is Boss
So what's the deal with Acid triggers being shunned upon?
Just saying that they are doesn't really help.
__________________
NORWAY
Feedback-Feedback-Feedback
I'm from Norway and I smell like a Polar Bear
-growing older is mandatory – growing up is optional-
Vegard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 08:47 AM #20
blueshifty
RIP: Underřath
 
blueshifty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegard View Post
So what's the deal with Acid triggers being shunned upon?
Just saying that they are doesn't really help.
Apparently it stems from some shady past dealings between the owner of acid and James (from MacDev). I don't really know all the details, but James is pretty adamant about it and I'd rather support MacDev than a trigger company... violent series triggers are amazing and what I put on every gun anyway.
__________________
Feedback: Old (+4)
blueshifty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 03:29 PM #21
luckyone
 
 
luckyone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bay City MI
luckyone owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
luckyone has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
Quote:
Originally Posted by firefoxx04 View Post
violent trigger




critical trigger



both are REALLY nice
Yayy my gun lol, thanks Joe.
The VP trigger is nothing short of amazing, hands down the best trigger I've used.
__________________
IrishMafia
luckyone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump