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Old 07-28-2008, 09:18 PM #1
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which is better tippmann a5 BT delta or sp-1

which is better tippmann a5 BT delta or sp-1
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:29 PM #2
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There really is no "better", they're all good markers depending on what you need/want them to do. If looks aren't a concern and pure performance is what you're concerned with though, I'd have to vote for the SP1 on that account. If you want something that can be, or already is, dressed up like a real-steel weapon, than the A5/BT would be the better choice. And due to my serious case of Cyclone-loader hatred, I would vote for BT so that you can use either a good force feed loader or a RipClip.

For performance:
1) SP1
2) BT
3) A5

For looks (taking into account availability of cosmetic mods)
1) A5
2) BT
3) SP1

For Value:

1) SP1
2) BT
3) A5

Ease of Maintenance (strip/teardown/lube):
1) SP1
2) A5
3) BT

Weight (lighter ranks higher)
1) SP1
2) A5
3) BT

That's how I'd rate them anyway. Some people will disagree, but I've shot a lot of different markers, so I feel I'm able to be pretty objective on this one. I don't consider myself a diehard fan of any one manufacturer, so my review comes without bias from either ignorance or personal gain (i'm not sponsored by, nor do I sell any of these brands). But, its still just opinion, so take it for what its worth.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:48 PM #3
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You hit it on the head Rogue. Sp1 is lighter, easy to maintain, performs well without chopping paint and all at a great price. Cant ask for any more!
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:42 AM #4
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if yu come to an sp1 forum and ask which is better everyone is most likely going to say sp1, this needs to be in a general marker forum. sp1 is better.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:06 PM #5
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Don't get the BT Delta unless you absolutely must have a realistic looking gun. It's not that its a bad gun, its just vastly overpriced. It's basically an A-5 knockoff with no cyclone and a body kit.

The A-5 has drop in kits to increase rate of fire (E-grip, RT) while the only option for the Sp-1atm is the T board. The Sp-1 is nearly silent compared to the A-5, but the A-5 comes with a very good hopper. A-5 doesn't require batteries, the Sp-1 does. The A-5 has more external upgrades/ body kits. You also have the option of using the Flatline barrel.
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:25 PM #6
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For an A5 to come close to the performance of a SP1 youŽll have to buy a regulator, an electronic grip and upgrade the cyclone...
IŽve played against a lot of A5 and X7, they can shoot a little faster than my Vibe, but they shop paint like crazy and have poor accuracy. So, my Vibe uses less paint and still owns every tippmann iŽve ever played with.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:58 AM #7
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A-5, SP-1 both good markers but Rogueshooter has it nailed pretty well.

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Old 07-30-2008, 09:17 AM #8
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go BT ERC it only 285, compared to the delta's what 450 ish? and it has the rip clip built it and newer ones come with and apex. and its got an electronic grip frame and shoots 17 bps with 3 modes. my friend has it great for woodsball or even slower speedball.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:53 PM #9
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ERC still isn't cheap comparatively speaking. I got my SP1 for $150 + a $60 kingman fasta. $210 and its more efficient and quieter than the BT. Not to say anything against the BT I had one and liked it but the SP1 gives it a pretty good challenge at a $70 cheaper price.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:49 AM #10
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The BTs are not, bad, I've shot one before. IMHO, if you want to spend 280 on a gun, you are probably better of with the BT. I spent 200 on my Vibe, Revy, and Warp Feed and didn't look back. The BT will offer you much more firepower, the SP-1 will give you a lower recoil, quieter, and overall smoother gun. It's basically a trade off of elegance vs raw firepower.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:21 PM #11
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only thing i realy lik about a5 is cyclone feed and the avalible body kits
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:24 PM #12
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which waste less air i no that the tippmann uses air to power cyclone
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Old 07-31-2008, 08:33 PM #13
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sp1 is most air-efficient.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:36 PM #14
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The cyclone is a paintball killer...
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Old 08-01-2008, 09:24 AM #15
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On CO2, you can get a case of paint off on an SP1 on a hot day and shooting normally. Watch this video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoA8KcJZT5A
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:25 PM #16
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The cyclone is a paintball killer...
Not really. They can handle up to 15 fine, and if modified they can do well over 25. Unless you mean they are killing the sport. Or the storm kind of cyclone. Or something.

The Cyclone does not waste any gas. SP-1 is more efficient, but I would never use a 20z Co2 tank for more than 1500 shots unless I had too. I just get the feeling that I am living on borrowed time. Of course I could always just pull out my slingshot if I ran out of air.



OH NOES! its more efficient than my Vibe!
(No, that is not me)

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:26 PM #17
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I am always tempted to buy an SP1, but I stick with my A5 because it is a tank. I play in the cold, snow, rain, heavy mist and fog.. my gun gets water in it, covered in snow, mud, etc.. and the A5 keeps on kicking. No electronics to worry about, no battery to die.

I've NEVER had a break in my cyclone.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:03 AM #18
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I wash my SP1 (G1) in a sink (board is water proofed). I have played with it in the mud... rain.. snow... keeps ticking as long as you have a battery
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