I have owned ~100 markers, ranging from wal-mart pump markers to the highest of the high end.
I recently owned an etha and felt that it was every bit as capable as any other marker I have owned. The proportions of the marker were not the best for me personally (felt a bit small) but I never broke a ball with it and it shot great.
I would confidently recommend an etha to anyone considering one.
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