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Old 07-22-2014, 09:40 PM #1
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My Azodin BLITZ Review/Set-up (Pics)(Long)

Gun review will be at the bottom. =)

So I originally jumped the gun and was going to buy the Spyder Fenix. I searched and found lots of reviews of it here... HORRIBLE. Azodin as a company seemed to be getting great responses. Even if issues arise, they would take care of them amazingly.

I went to a local Paintball Store (Discount Paintball) and they were temporarily out of Azodins.

I received a 10% coupon from ebay for SOME reason, and bought a Black Azodin Blitz Electronic marker for $152.95 shipped. Not bad.

While waiting for the gun to arrive, a worker from Discount Paintball (DP), really went through the new technologies that paintball has gone thru since I havent played in 13 years. I cant believe Tippman 98's are still around =)

He explained to not cheap out on the mask. I didn't go all the way, but instead of getting a $15 junkie, I went the the JT Flex 8. While their, I also purchased a 4+5 belt and 4 pods. As well as G.I. Sportz 3 star paint. I caught them on a moving sale so I spent right around $110.
I chose a red squigee so that if I'm in the woods and drop it...it's not lost forever =)

I almost went with a guerrilla hpa tank, but for the extra $10, I found a new Ninja 48/3000 tank for $45. I didn't know I had a ninja store 15 minutes from me.

I ALREADY regret cheaping out on my hopper. I went with a JT agitator style. It was $26 shipped. It's ok, LOUD... and when the hopper runs low and if I'm still in a auto ramp mode... it sucks. I will 100% be changing that out.
I love the TRAILS OF DOOM youtube videos so to show support I bought some of his stickers off ebay and put 2 of them on the **** hopper.

I feel pretty good about my gear, and have learned alot. Spent around $340 and am pretty well set to go. I have my own gloves, apparel for now.

AZODIN BLITZ REVIEW

When I first received the gun I was extremely excited. Maybe even...stoked.

Packaging was great!
As a total noob, I put the gun together quick, hooked up my tank and hopper and... didn't pull the bolt back to get things going, and did not figure that out for 15 minutes. dee da dee.

The gun feels solid. Light, but strong. Very user friendly to figure out. With the box comes the necessary tools to work on it. The manual. BLOWS. It's not very descriptive. Short which is fine, it explains what each color means on the gun, but not how to get to the different colors/modes or how to turn the gun off. I had to do some research on here and got some great help. Love this forum!

So after having some failed attempts and my eyes getting dirty every 20 shots, I figured out I was using the mode's incorrectly. I seem to have found 2 that work awesome. I'm also unsure how much I like the "feedneck" i think it's called. It's something I may change out down the line, but for now as for the amount of time I can play, it's AWESOME.

CLEAN gun. For a blowback gun, I feel almost nothing, and it's not as loud as i thought it would be. I'm SURE they're are more quite guns, but for the price. IMPRESSED.

I've now shot 300 balls through it since figuring out the modes. I did have one chop towards the end of my hopper, but I'm still convinced it was me and not the gun.

I'm decently hands on, and this gun is SO easy to take apart and put back together. I love it. I can't wait for Azodin to get more and more so i can show support for them.

I'm going to use it for the first time this Saturday on a field so I will be following up on this thread with another review.

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Old 07-23-2014, 11:40 AM #2
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Good review PBGriff. The last ball chopping is a common occurrence when shooting the marker quickly. It happens because the last ball bounce off the bottom of the breach and the bolt will catch it on the way up. Without any stack pressure (paintballs apply pressure to paintballs beneath them) the ball will jump when it is fed from the top of the feedneck. Last ball syndrome =P.

The manual is a basic overview of the marker. Below this post is a tuning guide which may help:

How to Tune Your Azodin Marker
In order to change the velocity of the marker, you will need to use the rear velocity adjuster and the regulator. If you have a Zenith, Kaos-D, or ZII then you need to also use the Zero System located below the barrel.

Step 1: Adjust the Rear Velocity Adjuster
Turning the velocity clockwise (right) will increase the velocity of the marker. Turn the velocity adjuster counterclockwise (left) will decrease the velocity. Do not turn the velocity in more than 5 threads in, otherwise you might run into recocking issues and break paint. The stock setting for the rear velocity adjuster is 2 turns in from flush (or two threads).

Step 2: Adjust the Regulator
If you are unable to achieve your desired velocity, please reset the rear velocity to the stock setting. You will now adjust the regulator. Turning the regulator clockwise (right) will lower the pressure in the marker. Turning the regulator counterclockwise (left) will increase the pressure entering the marker. For every turn of the regulator, please shoot the marker to balance out the pressure in the regulator. If you fail to do this step, you run the risk of damaging the regulator seat.
We recommend only adjusting the regulator from its stock settings. After a turn, you should return to adjusting the marker through the rear velocity adjuster. These are the following stock settings for the regulator:

Blitz/Blitz-Evo – 3.75 – 4.0 turns (400 psi)

How to Reset Your Regulator

1. Degas the marker and clear the air from the regulator
2. Turn the Regulator Adjustment Screw in until it stops (don’t force it past this point)
3. Turn the Regulator out a set number of turns indicated above to get the factory setting

Each regulator is slightly different due to difference in tank output pressure and component variance. All pressure outputs and settings are estimates based on a large sample size. The best way to get the correct output pressure is to use a pressure tester.

Sincerely,
Ed
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:53 PM #3
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Ah THANK YOU Azodin tech! Your exactly right with last ball syndrome. I chopped with 1 to 4 balls left and I was shooting as fast as I could.

Thank you for the tuning guide. I 100% recommend this gun. Holy bang for the buck. I shot today 200 balls with 0 issues except in purple mode. Again its just me getting use to the gun.

I know this deserves a better hopper to reach gull potential.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:45 PM #4
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After playing with the Blitz for 4-5 hours today on fields. It went Flawless. I chrono'd at 315, and it took a bit to turn it down, but I got under the required 290.

Had 0 chops. Had a TON of fun. Already I'm SUPER SORE.

I'm extremely happy with this gun. Let the tweaking begin!
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Old 08-24-2014, 08:54 PM #5
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UPDATE:

I've now put around 2500 balls thru it.... no chops. I've upgraded to the Empire Scion loader... and this gun is seriously so much bang for the buck.

Cons: Well I guess not cons, but things that are a little annoying... Feedneck. I hate screwing on and off the loader and trying to keep everything steady. It probably needs an asa.

I love this gun, Great Job AZODIN!
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