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Old 04-23-2007, 01:20 AM #1
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First day with my fusion--review

Today I played with my fusion for the first time. And it was awesome! Overall it is a very nice marker, and the reputation of the fusion is starting to get around. Once someone found out I was shooting a fusion a bunch of players wanted to see it and I kept getting asked how I liked it the whole day. So here’s a breakdown of my thoughts.

Packaging--Upon opening my fusion box I noticed nice clean simple organization. Everything fit in nice, tight, form-fitted slots and was adequately padded.

Accessories--A simple but thorough manual was included, along with a nice heavy barrel condom. And I was shocked to see a full set of labeled allen wrenches such as you would buy in a store. With this marker costing as much as 3 times less than other markers why cant all companies include an 8 dollar allen set instead of having 3 wrenches in a Ziploc bag? Very nice addition DP and that’s just another example of Dp's commitment to quality products and customer service.

Build Quality and Features--The fusion had excellent build quality. It weighs in at just over 2 lbs. It is strong with a smooth surface and a nice dust finish. Milling was simple yet tasteful giving it a good look. Overall the fusion is short and created a low, tight fitting profile. The barrel was a nice 2 piece with a bore of .690. The fusion comes with a nice clamping feedneck as standard. The eye system is break beam and the board is a simple yet effective dipswitch board that has all the modes. An easy clean 2 button pad on the back of the frame complete the set up. And another surprise is the break beam optical trigger system that is only found on markers well over the $1,000 range. Yet another statement from DP that there here for the customer and will offer quality products for a very good price without getting caught up in the ridiculous prices other markers are going for. The last thing I noticed is the frame on the fusion is one of the best frames I have seen. It is light, comfortable, has a large trigger guard, and is very organized. It is organized into 2 sections; one for the board, and a nice compartment for the battery with plenty of room to fit it in, but tight enough for everything to fit snug with no wiggling around.

Performance--I gassed the marker up and chronoed. It was shooting 250 out of the box, so I tuned the lpr until I was shooting 280. I let a series of shots off and experienced +/- 4 which isn’t bad and will inevitably get better as the reg breaks in. The fusion is surprisingly quiet, quieter than many other markers on the field. I experienced practically no kick with the fusion, and it shoots very very smooth. The stock barrel was accurate and I could lay nice tight patterns all day long. Speed wise the fusion holds its own with most markers on the field. The fusion is fast and can rip 25 bps all day long with ease and is just a blast to play with!

Overall--With the accessories, build quality, and features included on the fusion there is no reason for any marker to be over $1000 in paintball today in my opinion and until other companies learn this Dangerous Powers will be around for a long time and always be first to me! This is a marker that performs and looks like a marker that costs 2 or 3 times its price and at $375 it won’t drain your wallet and is more than worth it for any paintballer.
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Old 04-23-2007, 06:23 AM #2
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glad you like it to dp
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Old 04-23-2007, 11:55 AM #3
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Awesome review dude. I agree with everything said.
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My experience echo's exactly what you are saying.
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Old 04-23-2007, 01:42 PM #5
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Nice write up! Couldnt have said it better myself.
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why would you play on a monday???

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honestly this review helped me decide which gun to get i have been doing much research about the pmr and i like this better. Plus i wanted a stacked tube, Thanks for pushing me over the fence, meany
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I am still kicking around the idea of selling my backup (Wrath) and picking up a Fusion. Seems like everyone has had nothing but great things to say about it.
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why would you not want to

1) fusions>wrath
2) wraths are discountinued
3) fusion pwns wrath
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Old 04-23-2007, 08:05 PM #10
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this review very much helped me which marker to get, my choices are the dp fusion , invert mini, and pmr
and now i am leaning towards the dp fusion

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Honestly I approached this marker with a very strict standpoint but the more I played with it throughout the day the more excited I got about shooting and playing with it!

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i still dont no why you played on a monday
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this review very much helped me which marker to get, my choices are the dp fusion , invert mini, and pmr
and now i am leaning towards the dp fusion

thanks
Well, imo and from what many others have said, the pmr is only good if you add a ul frame. That's almost another $200 so I don't think it's worth it.

IDK much about minis, but fusions are great guns. I would reccomend those, but I would also look into the epiphany. I just like the feel of it more than the fusion.
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i still dont no why you played on a monday

I didnt play on a monday I played all day sunday at a local field. If you notice the post time it is 12:20 am on Monday meaning just after midnight Sunday.
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I would also look into the epiphany. I just like the feel of it more than the fusion.
Except for the 10 lbs it weighs.
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Great review and write up!

Another good one for the DP group.
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Except for the 10 lbs it weighs.
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Except for the 10 lbs it doesn't weigh!
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Except for the 10 lbs it doesn't weigh!
I would be highly surprised if it weighs less than 4 pounds with barrel and reg.
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why would you not want to

1) fusions>wrath
2) wraths are discountinued
3) fusion pwns wrath
1. I agree that a stock Fusion > a stock Wrath but my Wrath is fully upped and tuned. I have been shooting it since 2005 w/o any problems
2. True
3. Maybe... but I wont know for sure until I do it
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