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View Poll Results: Should there be another Ego?
YES! It's about time! 15 83.33%
No thanks... I'm cool with the spool. 3 16.67%
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Old 09-14-2016, 04:41 PM #1
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Next EGO Wish List.

The EGO is a legend. Recently it looks like the tournament scene isn't leaving much room for stacked tube markers and as a result it looks like they do not sell as well as they used to. This doesn't mean that the Ego doesn't deserve at least one more rebirth though. I think there are plenty of us that would jump on it immediately. Personally I haven't owned an Ego... in every single case either I couldn't afford it or wasn't playing paintball... The only thing stopping me from getting the 1.1 right now is that I have hopes that before the Ego line is finally put to rest that there will be one more and despite Jack Wood saying a million times that there are no plans for it... I have a funny little feeling that it is coming and I want to be ready for it.

What should it feature?

I'd be happy with an LV1.1 with CS build. Hopefully they can find a way to make it fit well.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:13 PM #2
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Depending on the battery life gains of using the 2AA's vs 9 volt I wouldn't mind seeing that, and some type of HUD integration in the electronics.
Wireless contacts for all of the electronics.
Much other than that I'm not worried about more smooth, more efficient yada yada. I'm quiet happy with the LV1 and probably won't buy another marker on unless an SL Variant of an LV1/1.1 comes out.
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Old 09-17-2016, 02:26 PM #3
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I'd love to see a new ego, but the only thing I can think of would be get rid of the AT pipe. Don't care what kind of batteries I use, as long as they have a good life span in the marker.
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Old 09-17-2016, 03:57 PM #4
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Total Shot Counter which cannot be resetted by user. So, when we want to buy a used EGO, then we'll able to know how much it's used, how many cases/balls shot till that time.
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:56 PM #5
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No AT pipe is number one and I like the idea of a permanent shot counter like an odometer of a car. also have a reset able shot count separate for people like me who like to see how much paint they shot each weekend.
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Old 09-21-2016, 11:41 PM #6
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CS1 like trigger guard.
AA operation.
Wireless frame to body.
So smooth it seems like it's shooting low.
Extremely quiet.
Super consistent.
Air efficient.
Easy maintenance.
Extremely reliable.
Comfortable- shrink the trigger frame.
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Take off the AT pipe is really all that jumps out. I'm on board with the permanent shot counter. I've reset mine a couple of times on accident and would like to know the # of shots i've put on it total.

Nothing personal against spool valves, but I prefer poppits. As much as I like trying new guns whenever I had a luxe or a DM, it just didnt have "that feel" of a poppit I enjoyed. As long as they make egos, I'll keep buying them.
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Old Today, 10:24 AM #8
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At the risk of being covered in tar and feathers and being thrown out of town, I don't see the point of another Ego. Not with the CS1 and the Gtek 160R. We've reached the point where spool valve guns (at least the ones made by PE) are as reliable, and very nearly as efficient as poppet valve guns.

I also don't see two poppet valve offerings in the future (Ego and Etek). I wouldn't be surprised however if PE comes out with a new poppet valve gun, just because for so long the Ego was the 'signature' gun for PE.

If that's the case, I would see something like the Gtek 160R: some sort of all metal Etek with AT pipe, OLED, and the new ASA, but with a lever valve like the LV1. Come to think of it, that would bring it really close to a repackaged LV1.1.

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That gamma core. It's more robust operationally then a poppet and it shoots close enough in all areas and it's enclosed. It does this with a single tube and a single regulator.

I have loved all my Ego's but let's all keep on mind that the platform is extremely mature and has been iterated since 2005. There's limits to what you can do. Let's also look at the two most recent designs The gamma cored Gtek and The CS1 and realize exactly where PE's targets are for robust operation, reliability and ease of ownership. The challenge to make a new ego that is better in those areas is a steep challenge and what's the reward? PE already has an amazing offering (LV1.1) at a crazy price ($995 now?) That fits right in with the balance of their line in its own price point. And aside from shot feel, the ergonomics of the marker are less flexible as you have costraints on the front end of the marker due to the valve and the lpr.

But if I am looking at it from a wish list perspective.

Lengthen the lever valve so it's even softer/smoother. Offer this as an LVR/SL with appropriate milling.

Fix LPR pressure and allow adjustments only through the SFR's.

Use the CS1 lower with the LPR in the grip with the HPR.

How about making it basically a single tube poppet with the lower tube vastly smaller by comparison to current LV's because of the new lever up front needing drastically less force for the valve opening. You csn then recess the smaller lower tube into the gripframe so it looks single tubed.

Bottom line. In the time I've been in paintball I have not seen anyone as talented as Jack Wood in throwing all of our crazy wants into a pot and pulling out markers that are a robust blend of innovations (simple and complex), sound engineering, consistent build quality and a bit of something we didn't know we needed until he showed us. A new Ego could (IMO) only come from Jack & while I hope one does, PE has given us a ton of great markers actoss the board right now that are great shooters.
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