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Old 08-27-2012, 12:41 AM #1
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Info on the 2012 Spyder Fenix

Hey guys,
Just had to pick up a spyder fenix because my bob long broke . Didn't wanna run my wallet so just got this, seemed cool for a spyder. Can you guys give me some info about it and how it stacks up against other markers
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Old 08-27-2012, 02:57 AM #2
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I just got mine as an early birthday present for my self and played about 8 games (~16 rounds of play) this last sat, the gun felt great, shot fast, handled well but on my last game I noticed the handle was separating from the gun, I could see through the gun in the middle because of the gap was so big. Turns out 1 of the 2 screws holding the handle on fell out, and about 3 games in I noticed my ASA loosening where I could feel my co2 bottle wiggle back and forth. The ASA also came loose on my MRX. I would go through and tighten all the screws or at least check them. I'm gonna ask my local paintball buy which parts I can use loctite on.

The psp mode was wired for me, one press of trigger yielded like 13 balls at once, it almost felt like it was stuck shooting for a second. I didn't even hold the trigger down, it just started shooting.

As for other guns I only have experience with spyder semi auto clones, tippman 98/a5's, a spyder mr100 and a rap4 tornado.

I say it seems to shoot a lot smoother and with less recoil than the tornado, faster as well, my friends tornado chopped all kinds of balls, I shot about 1000-1500 balls when I went out and didn't jam or chop once, I kept having jams when I went out with my MRX.

The e-frame is so much easier to turn on and off and change modes than my brothers A5 E-grip and that e-grip is almost the same price as this gun!

I say overall fantastic for the price, but I still wonder if I should have spent the extra for the dye rail. The guy at the shop was trying to convince me to get the mini but for $50 less I got the fenix, a halo loader and a 2000 case of balls
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:58 PM #3
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I just got mine as an early birthday present for my self and played about 8 games (~16 rounds of play) this last sat, the gun felt great, shot fast, handled well but on my last game I noticed the handle was separating from the gun, I could see through the gun in the middle because of the gap was so big. Turns out 1 of the 2 screws holding the handle on fell out, and about 3 games in I noticed my ASA loosening where I could feel my co2 bottle wiggle back and forth. The ASA also came loose on my MRX. I would go through and tighten all the screws or at least check them. I'm gonna ask my local paintball buy which parts I can use loctite on.

The psp mode was wired for me, one press of trigger yielded like 13 balls at once, it almost felt like it was stuck shooting for a second. I didn't even hold the trigger down, it just started shooting.

As for other guns I only have experience with spyder semi auto clones, tippman 98/a5's, a spyder mr100 and a rap4 tornado.

I say it seems to shoot a lot smoother and with less recoil than the tornado, faster as well, my friends tornado chopped all kinds of balls, I shot about 1000-1500 balls when I went out and didn't jam or chop once, I kept having jams when I went out with my MRX.

The e-frame is so much easier to turn on and off and change modes than my brothers A5 E-grip and that e-grip is almost the same price as this gun!

I say overall fantastic for the price, but I still wonder if I should have spent the extra for the dye rail. The guy at the shop was trying to convince me to get the mini but for $50 less I got the fenix, a halo loader and a 2000 case of balls
I find the Fenix does best with HPA vs CO2 even though they say its rated for it.
Most of my Kingmann markers to date have shipped with the screws a little loose on everything, I think they do this intentionally to make it safer to ship them (something rigid is easier to break). So I always check on new markers and tighten em up as needed.

The Fenix itself? Shooting midgrade Paint (Inka Silver) I've put 9 cases through it now, and have yet to actually chop something. Most of the time I play it on Semi (Only because I really like the adjustable trigger and making my best effort at BPS on semi), but the Ramping modes are nice to have in a pinch.
Its recoil is a lot more supressed than say that of my MR100 Pro (which just loves to jump).
For an entry level Emarker, its great.

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Old 09-22-2012, 11:20 AM #4
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I find the Fenix does best with HPA vs CO2 even though they say its rated for it.
Most of my Kingmann markers to date have shipped with the screws a little loose on everything, I think they do this intentionally to make it safer to ship them (something rigid is easier to break). So I always check on new markers and tighten em up as needed.
I completely agree, I shot about 2 cases through my 2012 Fenix using C02 and blew out nearly every 0-ring in the gun. So I changed all of them, went out, spent $40 on a 3000 psi hpa tank and about 5000 shots later I've yet to chop any paint or break any 0-rings. I love the gun, for the price, but you get what get what you paid for, yk?
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:00 PM #5
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I'm having no trouble at all with co2 as of yet, I'm looking into a HPA however just because like the hopper it's universal and I can take it to any new gun I fig it might be a good idea to spend more, but I'm not sure if something like a 48/3000 might just be enough to do the job or if I should do something along the line of a 68/3000 or even jump to a 48/4500 cf?

What kind of efficiency are you guys getting from your tanks? And what kind of tanks? I have yet to run out of air fully because I usually play half the day with a 20oz co2 and swap to another 20oz co2, and shoot usually a whole case between the both easily with air to spare, I assume with a 48/3000 the Eko valve isn't quite getting the 1600 shots they promised but it's gotta be hopefully in the 1000 range? Hopefully? You tell me.
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