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Old 02-09-2006, 10:28 PM #1
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Lightbulb Ion Review: yes, i know this is the evil forum

okay, this "version" wont be that in-depth cause i just got off of work..but regardless, here we go-
set-up:
Stock everything except feedneck and trigger

onto the review:
ok, i first shot the ion when my friend let me borrow while my omen was at PMI. so he sets it up for me and i we start to play...and i start doing really well. the whole day went great, but towards the end it develops a leak. the leak was just the back hose which was supposedly an easy fix as the field owner said. so a couple days later, i go and clean it and learn how it works and everything. i replace the back hose, and everything goes well...but the leak was still there. i got the leak down to a slight hiss, but it was still a leak. my friend says to not worry about it because it wont hurt the performance(and it didnt). so we go and play again(this was the 2nd test day before i bought it). i air it up, it leaks for a second, but it actually happened to fix itself, dunno how, but it did. and again, i play well. UNTIL, i found out that i chopped the eye wires when i was cleaning it a few days prior... so i was shooting without eyes the whole day, but luckily, i could control my finger speed and i didnt chop at all, until i wanted to see how fast my halo was...but thats another story. so after that day i decided to go ahead and decide to buy it. but unfortunetly, my planned week of saving went down the drain, when my boss at subway decides to get really shady with my pay.. so after that... i decide to trade my omen...yes guys, im technically no longer part of the evil family.. but im all there at heart baby. but back to the reivew, after everything is worked out about the trade, i finally had myself a new ion. so after that, i tuned it to my settings... i now have the trigger at a .5mm pull..which is amazing. and that pretty much brings us up to now, where ive pretty much run out of things to say..

Key points/ things left out/ comparisons to omen:
- the ion is much less efficent than the omen, i was getting about a hopper and a pod off of a ~2000-2500psi fill.
- the ion is lighter, has less kick, and has a "more traditional feel"(if that makes sense)
- the omen is faster than the ion, but hopefully when i get the new eye wires, ill be able to outdo my omen's speed.
- suprisingly, the stock barrel for the ion is actually very good, it shoots just as accurately as my driver.. i see no reason to upgrade other than aesthetics.
- consistancy: my omen was never really good consistancy wise, but i not really sure whats better because i spend a total of 15secs at the chrono to make sure im not shotting hot.. ill test it out next time i play..
Im pretty much out, but ill post more as/if i think of more

planned upgrades:
- PL '05 body/ red stock body*
- reg*
- barrel*
- grips*
- on/off
- lucky stages 1,2,& 3(i wont be getting these for a while)

*- more for aesthetics, than performance

Edits-
** Well, i adjusted my trigger even more today, and its at about .333mm, but the trigger does have side to side play, im not really to worried about because its nothing too bad.
** the board- the ion board can be confusing first, but it gets easy
the omen board is easiar to set, but the ion board isnt to far behind

ok guys, im sure there will be more to come
but as for now, i hope this helps somewhat in the omen Vs. ION war

** to the.evil.tech: unless this turns into a crazy flame war, please dont close this, i have all the best intentions with this thread**
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:52 PM #2
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:54 PM #3
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your too drunk to make that review
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Old 02-09-2006, 10:55 PM #4
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lol
yea, me, a muslim...drunk? yea right

but if my grammar is bad, sorry about that, ill fix it after school tom.

*** one more thing i forgot to add-
if you want a specific comparison, let me know and ill try to get it for you
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Theres something wrong with your efficiency on the Ion. I don't know what the Omen gets, but that stupid efficiency on the Ion. I was able to shoot off a hopper and 5 pods off of 3000 PSI, and I still had some air left (It was a long time ago, I don't remember what I had left in the tank.

The stock reg is hit or miss. Honestly I can shoot over a chrono with my old Ion and get +/-15. But my friends, which we bought at the same time, was getting -+5. The stock reg has enough recharged to max out the ROF on the stock board, but I'm sure you will get drop off at anything over that.

I thought the stock barrel sucked. My paint was everywhere, so that must be hit or miss to. I heared a rumor that started sending out new barrels, but I don't know.

As long as you have a new feedneck/trigger, I highly recommend your first upgrades be a set of kila detents and a qev. The qev will help out with efficiency, and the detents are just great, and your only looking at about 35 bucks spent.
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Old 02-09-2006, 11:23 PM #6
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i agree with that review, that is exactly how my ion was when I had it, great review . I am glad to see that the ion is getting some respect in the evil forum.
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I think the Ion is like the Pimp. If you take a step back from the slander and the AGG'ness of the gun, there unbelievable deals. The pimp at a mere 600 WITH tank, an unilimited rate of fire, one of the best regs AND barrels out on the market and a stock ASA. The Ion is more towards the newer players and the customizers. You can take a stock Ion and play a tourny with it. If you're having problems hitting someone at 17 BPS, you need to relook how you play the game. The main problems with the Ion are the stock duck bill and the the feedneck, which like I said are for the start up players, considering you CAN run with a stock Ion, and whenever you have the money you can upgrade those things. Honestly with my project Ion, my plan was to take the broken Ion my friend gave me and just fix it and have fun. But the customizer in me took over, so I spent a lot of money. But honestly if I had to do it again I would. I would rather spend 1000 dollars on an Ion build the way I LIKE IT versus a "high end" marker starting at the price range which all I could do is re-anno.
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hey Phoenixsc2, it has been a while since I have seen you in the evil forum.
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Yeah after I got to know the Pimp it hasn't broken down on me at all. That and I'm out of town so I don't visit many websites on my laptop, Just porn I drop in a lot, I just don't really reply to much.
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You have experienced some of the common problems with Ions. The leaking out of the back barb and chopping the eye wires if you take the body off. The leaking is what killed them for me. If they would fix the back barb the Ions would be 50% better IMO. Other than that the Ions aren't a horrible gun. I just hated that I felt like I needed to upgrade everything on them to make them perform better. When you have 3 it gets expensive. If it was only for myself I wouldn't care.

Good review.
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thanks guys
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I'm speechless... You traded your omen for an ion...
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evilhurts, you play at pevs? PTS?
if so, that would be awesome, cause then my bro's pimp isnt the only one at Pevs...
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chagga ur right, we havent seen your liking around here lately.

p8ntballerzzzz-why did you up this thread?
i see that ion in your sig for 180, anything wrong with it??. I dont want it, my friend cant even buy an omen his mom's like "too expensive." LMK


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ooo i forgot. WE should compare SP cust. service with evils. Yo pakistani, let us know how much your paying for those new eye wires?? kk
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