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Old 06-15-2006, 09:35 PM #1
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:36 PM #2
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Good idea.
05 ego> Etech ( at least in my opinion )
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:37 PM #3
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Can we get some information on the stock effeciency of the Etek. I'd also like to know when the wholesalers are going to start carrying them, I plan on picking a few up
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:40 PM #4
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I love this gun...
just cuz im cheap
if not i would buy the ego06
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:43 PM #5
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In terms of weight and efficency, how is it compared to the 06??
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oo crap double post
will the eteck take the tadao board
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:44 PM #7
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I think this is good for Ego 05 simply because their resale will go up...it has been said that the ego 05 is better than the E-tek...so it should boost them up as well as boost the 06s

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Old 06-15-2006, 09:44 PM #8
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its heavyer, not worth ditching your 06 for
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:45 PM #9
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oo crap double post
will the eteck take the tadao board
Im [retty sure it wont.

Anyone know if you can you throw some QEV's in this bad boy?
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:45 PM #10
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dude this seems exactly same as any other ego. i donno why its cheaper. and its lower operating pressure than 05. and smaller bolt. man.... weird
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its heavyer, not worth ditching your 06 for
Heavier? No. Its about the same weight as a Nexus.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:46 PM #12
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yeah i kinda like how the resale goes up for the 06 but it will take some time
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Thanks but what about in terms of efficency also now that these are out everyone that wanted an ego that didnt have the money for an 06 is now getting one of these. Genius
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dude this seems exactly same as any other ego. i donno why its cheaper. and its lower operating pressure than 05. and smaller bolt. man.... weird
lol this is no where near the same thing as a 06
this dosent even have QEV's wich is kinda a big thing
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Good idea.
05 ego> Etech ( at least in my opinion )
Let me guess, you have an 05 Ego.
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lol this is no where near the same thing as a 06
this dosent even have QEV's wich is kinda a big thing

According to the manual that I just downloaded, the noid connects to a manifold design.. This negates the need for a qev because the air doesn't need to travel hardly any distance to get back the noid to drain.
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Im [retty sure it wont.

Anyone know if you can you throw some QEV's in this bad boy?

It has been stated..many time... qev's don't make a big difference 1-2bps you won't notice or never hit...
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dude this seems exactly same as any other ego. i donno why its cheaper. and its lower operating pressure than 05. and smaller bolt. man.... weird
its cheaper because planet made the body design simpler and cheaper, took out the LCD in favor of an LED system, took out the optical trigger switch and put in a microswitch, and removed the QEV's. I'm fine with all the downgrades except if the Etek is going to lose efficiency over the loss of the QEV's. Sure you may lose 1-3bps but who really cares?! We have no word as of yet wether or not the lower operating psi will result in greater efficiency. My guess would be that the Etek will have around the same efficiency or slightly lower (due to the enlarged valve), but probably have less kick and noise due the the fact that the QEVs would not be throwing the ram as hard and the lower operating psi would in theory make the gun quieter. It should be a solid marker, I just hope it still shoots and feels like an ego. Just my .02, feel free to add or correct if im wrong.

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Old 06-15-2006, 10:00 PM #19
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its the proto of planet eclipse?
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Good idea.
05 ego> Etech ( at least in my opinion )
Coming from someone who has never used an Etek.

I dont like when people talk without having experience with it first. I think it looks like a solid gun and I might just start saving for it now.
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its cheaper because planet made the body design simpler and cheaper, took out the LCD in favor of an LED system, took out the optical trigger switch and put in a microswitch, and removed the QEV's. I'm fine with all the downgrades except if the Etek is going to lose efficiency over the loss of the QEV's. We have no word as of yet wether or not the lower operating psi will result in greater efficiency. My guess would be that the Etek will have around the same efficiency or slightly lower (due to the enlarged valve), but probably have less kick and noise due the the fact that the QEVs would not be throwing the ram as hard and the lower operating psi would in theory make the gun quieter. It should be a solid marker, I just hope it still shoots and feels like an ego. Just my .02, feel free to add or correct if im wrong.
well said. I don't mind losing the QEV, its a small performance boost, and i'd rather save the extra couple of hundreds for some paint. Plus doesn't the specs talk about new direct porting, so QEVs wouldn't be needed as much? Hopefully it's have less kick and pop (noise). I'm fine about the efficiency thing, i mean the ego6 is f***ing amazing with efficiency and from the specs, it shouldnt change that much. And there probably will be efficiency upgrades later, plus, how hard is it to get your tank filled before a match?
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