Originally Posted by SKI008
If you think an 08 Ego is smooth you're either an Eclipse fanboy or you've never shot any other gun ever. I've shot real guns that kicked less (and were quieter) than the 08 Ego I owned. My 05 Ego was orders of magnitude smoother.
I couldn't agree more except I've never owned a "real gun" that was smoother and quieter.
IMO, the geo is not a very good spool at all. The drone dx can be purchased new for $429 (from aggressive sports) and shoots on par/ better than a geo 3, but isn't as comfortable in hand.
As for egos, the paradigm (design philosophy) started to shift from making the fastest cycling marker (the 07 borg was faster and smoother than... well pretty much any ego but that's beside the point) to making the gun smoother. That said the ego9 plank'd/ barb'd shoots on par with the ego 10, but requires the updates to be considered reliable. Without them it shreds the ram oring IIRC. So, for the best value and smoother shooting I'd suggest an ego9 or if you want to splurge a little go with an ego10. If you want just rock solid reliability and don't mind a noisy, kicky gun then go with the ego7 and do the banjo mod (remove the QEV).