Originally Posted by AdamRRT
NickyT: thanks for the comments but I gotta ask you. By the logic of no pressure in the area of intended pressure relief, why not make it the barrel! It's cheaper & easier to fix. Yes people will use different barrels, but that's not your problem.
Or is it about needing a relief point between the marker and tank?
Also to validate the injury avoidance concept, can you offer any data?
Don't get me wrong. I NEVER accept any company's word as final since they're inherently biased. So it won't necessarily change my mind. But it'll at least give the claim some credibility other than your good rep. Something concrete.
It seems that this thread took a weekend-tangent, so let's attempt to get it back on track
Cheaper to fix isn't always better. I think that to fully understand our point of view, you have put things into perspective here; we keep EVERY frame that has been bent on any Ego marker, and consequently replaced by ourselves. The number is low - very low when you consider the amount of markers sold since 2005!
Further to that, every bent, damaged, broken frame that we receive back is analysed by our mechanical engineers and consequently feed back into the design criteria for future models; taking into account other restrictions such as space required for solenoid assemblies and circuit boards.
Statistically speaking the Ego11 frame is right up there with the strongest - infact only the Etek frames have proven more resilient (thus far), but even they have been bent, broken and damaged.