Planet Eclipse LV1
Let's just say for now that I have not held a better gun ergonomically or with even a fraction of the features that the Lv1 has. I've only shot an LV1 once, but I'll be pretty surprised if this one shoots any less impressively. I only have high hopes for what is probably going to be the best gun I've owned to date! I didn't think it was possible to surpass the Geo 3...I have a feeling that I'm going to be wrong in SO many ways! This is only the second gun I have ever I unboxed (the first being the excellently balanced Gen 1 Marq platform) and from just holding it, the gun feels like it fits me like a glove! The color also *****slaps me every single time I look at it...I have not seen a single anno on any gun in the entire time I've been playing paintball that floors me like the poison iv anno scheme. I have absolutely no history with this gun, but it's worth mentioning my overall excitement to own what I consider the finest "sword" Planet Eclipse has ever made! I struggled a LONG time before giving up my other planet guns for this one...and I can safely say with absolutely no regrets that it was beyond worth the sacrifice!
Bob Long/Warped Sportz Darq Marquee 7
The Darq has been a love obsession with me. I have a list of guns in my head that are on a dream list of sorts...and every once in awhile I begin a build to cross another off of my list. My first being the KAPP Cocker, then the MQ'd E2'd Black Magic, the Ion and then the Shocker (which was never even close to realized...I was holding out on the Eigenbolt...but that's for another story). This started out with a nice basis but needed some extra love to realize its full potential. After a fun summer and early fall practically battling for my parts I was finally able to assemble and eventually get this beast up and shooting. It was worth every second of the wait! I knew from owning a Closer that this gun would be something special...and it is...every bit as amazing as the last time I had the privilege to shoot one of these guns! I get pretty hung up on the best of things...and for me this is as good as it gets for Bob Long guns! I know there's all the VIS'S, Insights and fancy Rippers...this is just old school, beautiful and smooth shooting...all in one little convenient package! I'm SO glad I took the time to realize one of my dream guns again with this awesome Darq!
-Violent Series Trigger
-Disruptive Paintball .686 1-Piece Barrel
-Sexy Uber Mojo!!!
Planet Eclipse Geo 3
This gun was a work in progress...not as in that it needed an anno or milling job...or upgrades...but rather that it is the product of almost tens years of trial and error to find the perfect gun. My criteria has developed over the years from simply owning a gun that shoots to one that does so well. The geo 3 covers almost every aspect I look for in a gun and does it beyond my expectations. The only thing I would add to this gun at this point has recently been addressed with the announcement of the geo 3.1...And the only gun that holds more hope then what I currently own is the Geo 4 at this point! My Geo 3 is by far and hands down, my favorite gun I have owned yet!
-stock with soft face bolt installed...sfr dialed all the way down...silky smooth goodness; don't care what the haters say!
Planet Eclipse Ego 11
I traded for this gun to accomplish one sole purpose: to re-obtain reliability. After a lackluster outing (and might I say very disappointing outing with my MacDev shooters...pay in mind that MacDev is not being bashed here...I have a special reservation of love for this company after my experience with the three that I owned), I sat down to think about what I wanted in a paintball gun. The same two things continually popped into my thoughts: 1) a gun that is reliable through thick and thin...no matter what it will be there by my side and never let me down. 2) a gun that has features that appeal to me...mainly that it can handle any size, shape, variation, etc. of paint that you throw at it, and it won't turn into a blender (to many bad autococker experiences)! The resounding solution was like a Gong ringing in my head: the planet eclipse Ego 11. Having owned an Ego 7 for 3 years I realized that out of everything I've ever owned, my Ego was always there when EVERY SINGLE one of my other guns went down. So I honed in on one, later D.A.R.T.'d it (such a beautiful upgrade...thank you Planet Eclipse), and just played for nearly two more years with this every time I hit the field...and it never once let me down! The feel and direction Planet was heading with the Ego line is what continually spurred my interest to get into an LV1...I loved my Geo, but there was always something about the feel and look of my Ego 11 that trumped it...I will miss her but I'm so glad I was turned back on to Planet Eclipse and had the chance to own and shoot one of these amazing guns!
-D.A.R.T. Bolt Kit!!!
This was part 2 of my curiosity faze. I was pretty positive that Bob Long was as good as it could possibly get, but there was this draw towards MacDev...I had to see what everyone thought was so amazing, and my first choice was this absolutely mind-blowing paintball gun!
It was far from mind-blowing when I received it...the owner treated it like a $2 hooker. It was dirty and beat to piss. After much love and polishing this is probably my favorite looking and feeling gun to date! The picture does not do the gun justice on the least bit!
Upon airing it up for the first time I was blown away by its smooth firing cycle and it's almost none existant sound signature...I chrono'd it in to find it shooting around 280 fps on average...but even after hitting 295 +/- it was otherworldly!
Finally upon my disassembly, I still commend MacDev on their amazing engineering of this gun! From the wonderful stance and balance, the simplistic and careful milling and anodizing, to the superbly built bolt design, board, on/off switch, feedneck, asa, etc....this gun hit all of the notes perfect and on key! I have a hard time believing this gun will ever be topped for me! Someday I hope to own one more...that will NEVER leave my collection again!
-rx'd gladiator inline reg
(hands down the SMOOTHEST gun I have ever shot!!!)
-cp shorty inline reg
-cp direct mount asa
-q lock feed neck
-Tyler michaud bolt guide
-virtue laser eyes
-virtue redefined board
-nothing else needed...still my favorite poppit gun to date!!!
-virtue redefined board
-techt soft tip bolt (before the mrt bolt)
-dye ultralite barrel
Planet Eclipse Ego 7
This was the paintball gun that made me realize for the first time that paintball is a fun sport that you can enjoy without the worry that your gun will fail you multiple times throughout the day. I first read about the Ego 7 in the February issue of Facefull magazine where I skimmed past it intially, believing that it was an article about the SL66. Upon reading the article I was absolutly floored to learn that not only was it a brand new Ego, but it was improved in almost every which, way, shape and form over the last generation of Ego's. It was one of the most exciting articles I had ever read about a paintball gun...After a year of oogling the gun, and completely wearing out the pages in my Facefull and Facefull Guns and Gear issues, I pulled the trigger and had a very lightly used Ego 7 headed my way through the mail. The gun was more then I could have ever imagined...it was lighter and more compact then anything I had used previously, and when I finally had the chance to use it on the field, I was blown away by the fact that I never once chopped a paintball, and I had fun just playing the entire day without gun failure. Over the years I upgraded just about every facet of the gun, from the inline reg, to the barrel and even the board several times over. The gun always continued to shoot consistantly and faithfully over the 4 years that I owned it. By mistake I ended up selling the marker off, and to this day it was one of the worst decisions I've ever made...when all of my other guns failed, this was the only one that never gave me a single problem...so when I was trying to decide on a single marker to keep me playing over the next couple of years, I decided to look into Planet Eclipse once again and to the Ego line. Hence one of my current markers being the Ego 11. I'm hoping to learn from my mistakes and to keep at least the
Ego when everything else is long gone...from the track record my previous Ego had, I have nothing but good things to say about the series of Ego markers. The Ego 7 was the most reliable marker I have ever owned.