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Old 05-22-2014, 06:24 PM #1
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Etha vs Axe

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Old 05-23-2014, 09:16 AM #2
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Axe all the way
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:50 AM #3
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I've had both. Axe! Definitely. Can't write a full description now, but there are lots of threads for this subject.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:20 PM #4
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Preference play with both and see what you like. I preferred the Etha.
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:30 PM #5
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I have both guns and in my opinion the etha wins hands down.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:41 PM #6
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I have a etha ,but have shot both . Very similar ,hate to say it but axe with redline is better. straight up etha
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:19 AM #7
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isnt this like an apples to oranges thing. for the price difference the Axe should be a considerably better marker. the fact that anyone would say the Etha is a better marker in a general sense means that when taking in to account the cost difference the Etha has to be a better valued marker, yes? just my .02. Ive shot a lot of the new markers and my decision to go with the Etha over the Axe or mini was purely based on my preference for the way the marker felt in my hands.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:57 PM #8
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Etha has normal eyes, eye covers and a user serviceable regulator. That's all I have to say about that.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:26 PM #9
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The Axe is a great gun and I prefer the shot quality of the Axe over the Etha's. But that's about it. The Etha is cheaper, has a way better board, has better ergonomics and the stock barrel on the Axe is pretty iffy.

But if you can try both and see what *you* prefer.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:47 PM #10
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Etha wins, this is an Etha forum after all. Keep your Axe stuff to yourself.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:18 AM #11
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Etha brah
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:48 AM #12
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Etha with a deadly wind 12" sized barrel is better than any of the other entry level guns . Reliable , accurate and efficient.
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Old 10-18-2014, 01:57 PM #13
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Axe

The shot quality on the axe just tromps the etha and the axe has really nice grips while the etha's aren't very good
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:16 PM #14
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I've played a considerable amount of time with both.
Ergonomically: The Etha wins. It felt great in my hands, no weird gaps or issues holding it. I didn't like the feel of the grips on the Etha, because I'm used to more soft of grips. I have larger hands and couldn't find a way I felt comfortable to shoot the Axe, the gaps and hand holds were wack, and the extender made it look / feel awful.

Shot quality: The vibration/"recoil" in the markers wasn't different enough to award a winner.

Shot sound: Etha. I felt like the Etha was much more quiet than the axe (both using their respective stock barrels), maybe I'll do a test with a db meter using stock barrles for each and a few common other barrels.

Servicability: Etha won, I hated that the Axe had non user serviceable parts.

Warranty: Both Warranties are great and backed by excellent companies. However the written warranty on the Axe is 2 years, the Etha only 1. So this category just based on the written time frame of the warranty goes to the Axe

Milling/Design: Both are bland as far as I'm concerned, but they are what I'd expect in the entry level market. No winner


Paint handling: Both guns seemed to do well in comfortable temps (70-80* days) using field grade paint. The Etha however seemed to handle paint better in cool/rainy/hot days. Both also seemed to handle tournament grade paint fine.

Price: Etha, plain and simple its less expensive.

Over-all I'd choose the Etha, but I think in the mid market they are both solid choices.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:08 AM #15
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Good read. I'm on the fence and don't know which side to jump off too.
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Old 10-22-2014, 07:11 AM #16
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Looks like Etha is the way to go though.
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