Originally Posted by iSkiM-321
and at any given practice we will have atleast 5-10 clones go down with "issues"....drop off, leaks, poor consistency.
That is disappointing and frustrating I am sure. Also seems pretty easy to narrow down the "organization."
We have three on our team that are using them and have never had any drop off...we had one leak that was a nicked #020 on the engine, which was obviously easy to fix and happens with all guns. The only issue we have experienced is the dreaded "puff." I am pretty sure we have this narrowed down and fixed. If your marker goes puff...replace the #016 on the bolt as it is worn out and in general, replace it every time you re-lube your reg, which we do somewhere between 10 and 20 cases and before each major event. New #016, new battery, and clean/relube reg in the gun.
Besides that, we run dwell at 15 and have a 012 on the bolt for a bumper. Leave everything else stock. You do all those things and there seems to be very few issues with the marker....at least in my experience and I have been shooting mine since they were first released.
As for the Luxe ICE comment, it is a brand new marker...there was nothing you had to buy when the Clone 5 first came out. If you buy a new gun, it should come with the new valve. The purging ASA is an option and not necessary for operation of the marker...same with the upgraded bolt.
I don't know, I understand why it would be nice if they sent the upgrades out for free to everyone, but at the same time...I really think we should encourage constant improvement and be happy to have stuff that goes easily in the current marker rather then having to buy the 2016 version or version 2.0.
When we were all shooting cockers and things like the threaded 3-way/timing rod came out...WGP didn't send them out to everyone for free. Same thing with the thicker thicker plates, etc. and LVL10 upgrade for mags.