Alright I said I would do a decent review but for the time being this will have to do forgive me because it's not up to par for a proper review!
Alright, I ordered my EVOLVE PI regulator from PBwarehouse some time ago had some boarder problems (the mail system hates me) but in the got the reg no problem after it being resent by PBW.
*Side note on Paintball Warehouse* Amazing, best store I have dealt with to date. I received several e-mails from them for any question I had. They even checked up on me to make sure that I got my reg without any problems, e-mailed me even through the holidays (US Thanks Giving I believe) and made damn sure I got what I was looking for... (Although I was missing the foot of Macro line I had paid for
On to the reg, the overall quality when I look at the packaging is great. It is packaged in a Fat boy 100rnd pod wrapped in bubble wrap included are the instructions + rebuild kit + shims to change it from LP - HP. SWEET...
The reg itself is completely flawless it looks and feels as if it was made out of Titanium all the parts are machined completely perfectly. The anno is also crisp black with no missed spots very even.
-SP Ion WITH Clippard QEV and Black Heart Board
- ACI Bulldogg III HP 68/4500 (custom rebuild so it actually works very very well unlike most I know it's also very heavy but that’s a side note
Performance... Screwed in the reg for the first time with the screw in all the way (as per manual) slowly increased pressure on my ION
<- This is why this is relevant in the ion forum<- turned pressure up until it was shooting flawless... then sprung a leak... *NOTE LEAK WAS MY FAULT didn't loctite the 90* well enough
) scared you all didn't I
Over the chrono the first batch of balls..... 290, 291, 290, 292, 289, 290, 291 (it's 100% brand new what do you expect, so +-3 for the first I would say 400-600 rounds)
AFTER approx 600 balls.... 290, 290, 290, 291, 290, 289, 290... (This is a $65 regulator right!!!)
My EXACT pressure is very hard to tell I do not currently have a nice large Arch soft gauge on me... With the BHB shooting 20bps ramp Dwell 14 (I find this most consistent at the moment) constantly I could not get the gun to have any shoot down whatsoever... NONE it shot 100% perfect the entire time all the way through the 4000psi in the tank... every ball is almost dead on the last consistancy...
To put this side by side to my other regulators I used an Eurgo(sp?) reg that was +-3fps which I thought was pretty darn good before not as good as this.. Also used a Sidewinder that was +-2fps probably about as good but it cost me at the time like $120 so not even as close as good in the end as to $65 for the same or better performance.
I know the review sort of blows... But I’m waiting to get my busted tooth fixed at 11am so this is a time killer...
I have pics... I am Hosting retarded so if anybody wants me to e-mail them to them to see or host them for me that’s cool! I'll learn how to host probably Wed night after work/school!
Any Q's as always shoot em my way I will either answer right away or find it for you!