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Old 04-24-2012, 09:02 AM #22
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He does have a good point ^^^^ once they get past all the bs this marker should explode
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:48 PM #23
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New hottness!! Orange/blue 1.5.. Also many on here were wanting pics of the new bolt so here you go.






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Old 04-27-2012, 01:07 AM #24
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Great pics man sexinesss!!! Lol I wonder if this thread would get more attention in another forum but thanks for the pics dude good look
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The really fishy part is the fact there are "counterfeit" ZR1's floating around from left over parts that the company deemed unsatisfactory thus ruining their relationship with the manufacturing company that was making them. As a result they declined to pay and to recoup their $30,000 they began assembling markers and selling them. Zodiac refuses to service these markers and if you accidentally send one in for service they will take it from you as "stolen property". That whole situation seems super shady on both sides. That would make me pretty apprehensive, especially buying used.
This actually needs some clearing up. First, Mike has ack'd the fact that he does have some inventory that he plans on getting out to market somehow/somewhere to recoup his losses, BUT they will not carry the Zodiac or ZR1 name/badge or the bolt system. If that's the case, why would anyone send it to Zodiac to fix? It'd be like sending an Ego to Dye to fix.

Also, they are not confiscating anything. Read the updated thread here. I got one in January and am at least the 3rd owner of. It had a few issues with nasty FSDO and wanted to contact Zodiac about it. Of course, this was when all this counterfeit crap got blown to hell. I finally got in touch with Chris Cole asking about how to verify that mine was legit, the issues I was having with it, etc.. In a nutshell, for a VERY reasonable cost, I got my ZR1:

- Warranty registered to me (very impressive, as again, I am not the original owner!)
- Internals updated
- Engraved with a serial number
- Tuned to perfection

I shipped it out and got it back within a week. I'm just kicking myself in the *** now as I missed a voicemail from Chris asking if I wanted the new bolt in it before he shipped it back. It was already at my house before I got that message, lol. Hopefully Chris will be at one of the NPPL/PSP events with them available for sale.

Summary, this gun is the real deal. While I understand it's looks are not for everyone, aren't they all? It's a little heavier than it would appear, and lengthwise is comparable to a Luxe. With the stock barrel, it's a little "poppier" sounding than the Luxe, but every bit as butter smooth when laying down ropes. Putting a DW carbon fiber barrel quited it down a good amount too. The trigger is also amazing feeling with just the perfect amount of rebound. The ZR1 is now my new favorite spooly.
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:17 AM #26
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This actually needs some clearing up. First, Mike has ack'd the fact that he does have some inventory that he plans on getting out to market somehow/somewhere to recoup his losses, BUT they will not carry the Zodiac or ZR1 name/badge or the bolt system. If that's the case, why would anyone send it to Zodiac to fix? It'd be like sending an Ego to Dye to fix.

Also, they are not confiscating anything. Read the updated thread here. I got one in January and am at least the 3rd owner of. It had a few issues with nasty FSDO and wanted to contact Zodiac about it. Of course, this was when all this counterfeit crap got blown to hell. I finally got in touch with Chris Cole asking about how to verify that mine was legit, the issues I was having with it, etc.. In a nutshell, for a VERY reasonable cost, I got my ZR1:

- Warranty registered to me (very impressive, as again, I am not the original owner!)
- Internals updated
- Engraved with a serial number
- Tuned to perfection

I shipped it out and got it back within a week. I'm just kicking myself in the *** now as I missed a voicemail from Chris asking if I wanted the new bolt in it before he shipped it back. It was already at my house before I got that message, lol. Hopefully Chris will be at one of the NPPL/PSP events with them available for sale.

Summary, this gun is the real deal. While I understand it's looks are not for everyone, aren't they all? It's a little heavier than it would appear, and lengthwise is comparable to a Luxe. With the stock barrel, it's a little "poppier" sounding than the Luxe, but every bit as butter smooth when laying down ropes. Putting a DW carbon fiber barrel quited it down a good amount too. The trigger is also amazing feeling with just the perfect amount of rebound. The ZR1 is now my new favorite spooly.
Great post! Welcome to the Zodiac family...
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Got a Zr-1 this past weekend w/ the 1.5 bolt:



Chronoed it out of the box...295, 297, 295, 295

Ridiculous.

Had a tiny bit of kick out of the box, turned lpr down a notch...shoots ropes, no kicks, ball on ball downfield.

I did have the HPR cranked all the way down to get it under 300fps so I still need to tune it...but this thing shoots amazing! You can also rip so hard w/ the trigger... one of the best features of this gun IMO.

Did get two ball chops, one was from old paint, one while playing with mediocre paint.

Had an Ego7 previously... definitely very satisfied with purchase! Get your hands on one!!
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Got a Zr-1 this past weekend w/ the 1.5 bolt:



Chronoed it out of the box...295, 297, 295, 295

Ridiculous.

Had a tiny bit of kick out of the box, turned lpr down a notch...shoots ropes, no kicks, ball on ball downfield.

I did have the HPR cranked all the way down to get it under 300fps so I still need to tune it...but this thing shoots amazing! You can also rip so hard w/ the trigger... one of the best features of this gun IMO.

Did get two ball chops, one was from old paint, one while playing with mediocre paint.

Had an Ego7 previously... definitely very satisfied with purchase! Get your hands on one!!
Have you checked your hpr pressure? I'm running mine with monkey poo and with hpr at 190psi and using lpr for fine tuning the velocity it shoots amazing.
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How are you guys testing pressures?
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How are you guys testing pressures?
Just find a old gas through grip and put a guage on the bottom where the mac fitting goes. Unscrew the forgrip on the ZR1, screw in tester and set to 195-200 (new bolt) or 210psi (original bolt).
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:11 PM #31
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yea gotta build a pressure tester to tune it. Did you mess around with the dwell or any other settings at all or just the hpr and lpr?
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yea gotta build a pressure tester to tune it. Did you mess around with the dwell or any other settings at all or just the hpr and lpr?
No I didn't fool around with the board, just tuned hpr/lpr.. For a even cheaper pressure tester get a remote line adapter, take off fitting and install guage. Here is a pic of the adapter.

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Mine's the opposite of DZY1's, heh.

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Mine's the opposite of DZY1's, heh.

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No I didn't fool around with the board, just tuned hpr/lpr.. For a even cheaper pressure tester get a remote line adapter, take off fitting and install guage. Here is a pic of the adapter.

would this be basically what you are talking about?

http://www.ansgear.com/Paintball_Rem...otereducer.htm
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would this be basically what you are talking about?

http://www.ansgear.com/Paintball_Rem...otereducer.htm
Yep! Same thing..
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don't have time to get a pressure tester before this weekend, does anyone know about how many turns 190-200psi is?
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don't have time to get a pressure tester before this weekend, does anyone know about how many turns 190-200psi is?
There is no way to determine pressures by a certain number of turns on the reg. All regs are different.
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o well ordered a remote line reducer and a gauge, hopefully it works lol 16 bucks what can go wrong.
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Imho it's a nice looking marker, but with the issues and Zodiacs horrendous way of handling the matter I'm staying well clear until the resale drops under $400 which shouldn't be that far into the future.
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What "issues" and what's horrendous about how they're handling "the matter"? They're already offering to update registered markers and will update non-registered units (ie. used guns) at cost? Seems more than fair to me.
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What "issues" and what's horrendous about how they're handling "the matter"? They're already offering to update registered markers and will update non-registered units (ie. used guns) at cost? Seems more than fair to me.
Exactly! What other company is going to give a warranty and updated parts at cost even if your not the original owner? Umm nobody!
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