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Old 07-22-2014, 09:28 PM #22
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Don't be afraid of maintenance. Be afraid of repair.

I shoot a Luxe, which most people say is ZOMG MAINTENANCE: Remove engine, take 4 pieces apart, wipe, lube, reassemble, cotton swab the detents & eyes, swap the barrel and body... done.

Sure there are occasional things like rebuilding a reg, but in the age if the interwebs you can find tutorials on anything. The only thing that can be difficult on markers is locating leaks if/when you get one. If you have a modicum of mechanical aptitude and responsibility then paintball markers are extremely easy to maintain.

TL;DR - Maintenance is largely over-exaggerated
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I have owned more spools than poppets in my day and I am not sure why people think maintenance has to happen multiple times a day. The truth is, it doesn't. Some people wipe down the old lube and reapply new lube right before they play, others right after (like me) and I have never had an issue. It is a good habit to maintain your gear, because the amount of effort you put into taking proper care of them will translate into performance on the field.

Bottom line is maintenance is important, but in more aspects than just paintball. Regular oil changes/car maintenance, computer updates, cleaning real firearms, etc. Paintball is no different.
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:40 PM #23
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I have owned more spools than poppets in my day and I am not sure why people think maintenance has to happen multiple times a day. The truth is, it doesn't. Some people wipe down the old lube and reapply new lube right before they play, others right after (like me) and I have never had an issue. It is a good habit to maintain your gear, because the amount of effort you put into taking proper care of them will translate into performance on the field.

Bottom line is maintenance is important, but in more aspects than just paintball. Regular oil changes/car maintenance, computer updates, cleaning real firearms, etc. Paintball is no different.
It is just a preference and a desirable data point for some. Some people simply like the convenience of not having to clean their stuff very often. Others for whatever reason also just like the piece of mind that it will still work even though they don't intend on abusing it. Personally, I can't stand to not have my stuff perfectly cleaned after a day of play (likely the Marine in me) so it doesn't matter if its an Ego or a Luxe, I am still cleaning the **** out of it every time anyway.

That being said, with the manufacturer's recommended maintenance routine, nearly all paintball guns are as reliable as any mechanical device can be with the exception of functioning well in very cold weather. Markers that rely on thicker lubes that contain a lot of dynamic o-rings can often cause issues in the cold (speaking from experience when I lived in Montana). That really isn't the case with either of these markers though since they each have very few dynamic seals.

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Old 07-22-2014, 10:55 PM #24
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I can't stand to have my stuff perfectly cleaned after a day of play (likely the Marine in me) so it doesn't matter if its an Ego or a Luxe, I am still cleaning the **** out of it every time anyway.
Yeah I can see some people liking that... I don't understand this sentence though. Do you like your stuff cleaned or not lol

Edit: Didn't the OP start a thread almost exactly like this? http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=4269265

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:01 PM #25
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I loved my Etek 4. It is very reliable and it shoots great. Only thing I did not like as much is the amount of noise it made. But that is not that big of a deal, to me at least.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:13 PM #26
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Yeah I can see some people liking that... I don't understand this sentence though. Do you like your stuff cleaned or not lol

Edit: Didn't the OP start a thread almost exactly like this? http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=4269265
I missed the not in there. I can't stand to not have my stuff clean.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:37 PM #27
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:23 AM #28
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My eteks are all in working condition from the 2 that I got way back up to my 4 now. They have all been extremely reliable and efficient markers that I never experienced any issues with. The line is solid, go for it.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:24 AM #29
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What about the reflex rail???? Can one of you give me info on that?
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:33 AM #30
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They're OK. Drone's better IMO.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:02 AM #31
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They're OK. Drone's better IMO.
Ok.... What does the drone do better?
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:59 AM #32
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I like the board more. I also like the upgraded GTi board/grips that you can get for the Drone a LOT. Whereas Dye doesn't even have an OLED board, so you have to get aftermarket ones (which the only one still made to my knowledge is APE, and I can't stand APE programming). They're both unbalanced unsprung spools. The PMR/PR/PRR engine is a bit more complex than the Drone engine (insofar as the oring count, neither is truly COMPLEX from an engineering standpoint), but it's not any smoother, or more reliable, or more efficient from those additional seals.

Overall, performance is very similar, but I'm just partial to the Drone. Had 3 PMR's, shot plenty of PRR's, they're nice markers, but I like the Drone more. Honestly, either is fine (as well as the Etek TBH), but my preference is just for the Drone.
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Old 07-23-2014, 11:27 AM #33
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What about the reflex rail???? Can one of you give me info on that?
i would take a reflex rail ove the drone

quieter smoother and a bigger company behind it that is also at every event big deal to me because any issues you have and you take it to an event and they fix it usually for free pretty damn cool
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:22 PM #34
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i would take a reflex rail ove the drone

quieter smoother and a bigger company behind it that is also at every event big deal to me because any issues you have and you take it to an event and they fix it usually for free pretty damn cool
SHOOTNPOO (Eric) is at almost all events for MacDev and he's a great guy.
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