Appreciate the info. I'll download the manual so I can see where everything goes and go from there. I'm hoping a spring kit will fix it. I'll also give backing off the velocity adjuster a shot and go from there.
How much of a difference would air be vs CO2 do you think? I'm assuming you're meaning an increase with air vs CO2. I know CO2 is supposed to be affected more by temperature changes than air.
Originally Posted by Seajay
For the spyder blow back there are two springs.
The valve spring.
The striker (hammer) spring.
Normally the striker spring just needs a stronger one, or new one if the original is very old. This pushes the hammer onto the valve pin opening it. A weak spring may not open the valve enough, or long enough to get your velocity.
Turning the velocity adjuster all the way can also bind the striker spring, making velocity worse or leading to re-cocking issues.
I have both the Trinity and 32 Degrees spring kits. Either should work fine.
If you replace the striker spring and are still having velocity issues, turning the velocity adjuster about 2/3rds in, you can try a weaker valve spring to make it easier to open the valve. Just match the same valve spring length with one in the kit, 32 Degrees one has valve springs, the Trinity did not for my kit.
Also make sure everything is clean. If you are using Co2 and switch to air you may run into a large velocity difference, just to keep in mind.