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Old 01-20-2012, 09:40 AM #1
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Question Mini to extcy?!

ive been playing a while now (2 years) and i know theres veterans out there that will probly think im ridiculous but i wanna know if going from my invert mini to a gog extcy would make sense! im gonna give the extcy or mini to my little brother who im hoping will get into the sport and i just wanna know which one is better and if possible tell me which is easier to maintain!
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:26 AM #2
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The eXTCy is a great gun for the price and there are plenty of upgrades out there to make it anything you want to make it. You won't be disappointed with the eXTCY
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:42 PM #3
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The eXTCy is a great gun for the price and there are plenty of upgrades out there to make it anything you want to make it. You won't be disappointed with the eXTCY
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:59 PM #4
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honestly i think minis are better guns.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:19 PM #5
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minis are definetly better keep the mini
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:54 PM #6
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i agree. keep the mini
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:22 AM #7
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ok i own an eXTCY, and shoot my friend's mini all the time. i prefer my gog; but that is because i prefer spoolie guns. the mini is more reliable, and id say a bit more durable, but the gun doesnt have too many ups. with the eXTCY you can get an l7 bolt (same bolt as luxe) the max-flow reg is already in it (same as luxe) a better board if you want, and a few more small things, and you've got a gun that is on level with $500 dollar guns.
so overall id take the eXTCY, but if your only going to drop money into your gun one time, take the mini
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ok i own an eXTCY, and shoot my friend's mini all the time. i prefer my gog; but that is because i prefer spoolie guns. the mini is more reliable, and id say a bit more durable, but the gun doesnt have too many ups. with the eXTCY you can get an l7 bolt (same bolt as luxe) the max-flow reg is already in it (same as luxe) a better board if you want, and a few more small things, and you've got a gun that is on level with $500 dollar guns.
so overall id take the eXTCY, but if your only going to drop money into your gun one time, take the mini
an extcy will never shoot as good as a luxe even with a crappy tect t bolt. thats the same thing the ion kids tried to say back in the day about shockers......come on now
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an extcy will never shoot as good as a luxe even with a crappy tect t bolt. thats the same thing the ion kids tried to say back in the day about shockers......come on now
but will it shoot better than a mini?
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It will be smoother then the mini, but not as durable. And never did I say it was as good as the luxe. There is a reason why the luxe is so much more...
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an extcy will never shoot as good as a luxe even with a crappy tect t bolt. thats the same thing the ion kids tried to say back in the day about shockers......come on now
Yup and this is what all the angry Shocker owners whined about as the upped Ions sent them walking to the deadbox
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:24 AM #12
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It will be smoother then the mini, but not as durable. And never did I say it was as good as the luxe. There is a reason why the luxe is so much more...
How can you say it's not as durable?
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Given the way a Mini breaks down for maintenance, I would say the Mini is more prone to give you problems and/or parts breaking.
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Since the gen 3 mini came out, I haven't seen one problem with the series. And I never said the extcy wasn't durable, it was a comparison to my personal experience with both guns
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It will be smoother then the mini, but not as durable.
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ok i own an eXTCY, and shoot my friend's mini all the time. i prefer my gog; but that is because i prefer spoolie guns. the mini is more reliable, and id say a bit more durable, but the gun doesnt have too many ups. with the eXTCY you can get an l7 bolt (same bolt as luxe) the max-flow reg is already in it (same as luxe) a better board if you want, and a few more small things, and you've got a gun that is on level with $500 dollar guns.
so overall id take the eXTCY, but if your only going to drop money into your gun one time, take the mini
The luxe has an L7? News to me. In today's market almost all guns have similar upgrades available, as in boards, triggers, bolts, etc. so saying to get the eXTCy based solely on available upgrades isn't exactly a sensible response.

From what I've seen on the eXTCy, the bolt out back access makes simple maintenance a breeze. Although comparatively to access the Mini bolt you only need to remove one bolt. You should keep the gun you prefer, or depending on how much you like your little brother, let him decide. Both are good guns. I personally shoot a Mini, but might pick up the eXTCy as my backup/tinkertoy.
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Extcy is a spoolie, mini is a hybrid, not sure exactly how to explain smoother shooting without shooting a gun. And the luxe had the l7 design created for them and they started using it stock (I believe techt gave that specific bolt a different name though) and to whomever said don't base it off ups: that is true when your going spoolie to spoolie or poppet to poppet. The mini doesn't have a great bolt upgrade (it wasn't really focused on because companies don't want to design a bolt for a limited amount of poppet guns that work internally) or have the violence trigger series (same triggers as bob long guns)
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Extcy is a spoolie, mini is a hybrid, not sure exactly how to explain smoother shooting without shooting a gun. And the luxe had the l7 design created for them and they started using it stock (I believe techt gave that specific bolt a different name though) and to whomever said don't base it off ups: that is true when your going spoolie to spoolie or poppet to poppet. The mini doesn't have a great bolt upgrade (it wasn't really focused on because companies don't want to design a bolt for a limited amount of poppet guns that work internally) or have the violence trigger series (same triggers as bob long guns)
I've owned and shot Ions stock and upgraded, which one can only presume feel similar to the eXTCy. So I do get where you are coming from when discussing the smoothness of the shot. However no where, in the Luxe stickies, Luxe Paintball's website, or TechT's website have any mention of the Luxe using an L7, or anything similar to an L7, so please share where that information came from.

You don't have much (if any) knowledge about the Mini. It is a pressure controlled poppit valve marker, even says so in the Mini FAQ that Simon (the gun's designer) posted in the Mini section.

The Mini does have good bolt upgrades. TechT makes a bolt for it, Boss Paintball makes one, and I'm not sure if you've ever heard of Lurker Paintball, but he has made an EigenBolt for the Mini, which many consider the best bolt for the gun because it actually changes the way the Mini's bolt cycles. I'm not even sure what you mean when you say "companies don't want to design a bolt for a limited amount of poppit guns that work internally". The Mini wasn't really a limited production gun, considering it is still in production, along with the Axe, which is also a PCP (pressure controlled poppit). I'm not 100% certain, but I believe the Marq series by Bob Long is also a PCP, so the design itself isn't just some limited run deal.

Also, Custom Products makes their full line of triggers for the Mini. Violent is not the only company that makes triggers, and no Violent triggers are not the same triggers that are on Bob Long guns. They have a similar curvature, but are not the same. The Violent Series actually offers Bob Long triggers, so they are not on Bob Long guns stock.
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Extcy is a spoolie, mini is a hybrid, not sure exactly how to explain smoother shooting without shooting a gun. And the luxe had the l7 design created for them and they started using it stock (I believe techt gave that specific bolt a different name though) and to whomever said don't base it off ups: that is true when your going spoolie to spoolie or poppet to poppet. The mini doesn't have a great bolt upgrade (it wasn't really focused on because companies don't want to design a bolt for a limited amount of poppet guns that work internally) or have the violence trigger series (same triggers as bob long guns)
What does have to do with being durable?
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hahahahaha. Riiiight.



Anywho, all guns are as durable as eachother if you maintain them accordingly.

The eXTCy is more work, but will lend better efficiency and smoothness/sound stock.


Both can be upgraded to beat eachother.

I prefer the eXTCy over the Mini any day of the week.
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