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Old 09-11-2012, 09:55 PM #1
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Axe vs. Axe Pro

What are the biggest differences?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:04 PM #2
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The Axe Pro has the Redline board/grip. The regular Axe does not.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:15 PM #3
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Is it worth the extra $200?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:34 PM #4
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Is it worth the extra $200?
That depends on your feelings.
Do you feel you need the screen, or do you feel comfortable making all setting changes counting blinking LEDs?

It's not like the redline will make you a better player, or get more eliminations, but it can make it easier to fine tune and setup your Axe.

I may be biased. I've been playing since before electros were "the norm." Even after electros became commonplace, most all aftermarket boards had just led lights, no screens. So I'm fine with counting the blinks.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:43 PM #5
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ive had 2 axe pro's (with redline) and my current axe has the stock optimus board... if you don't change your settings at all and leave your gun in one mode then your fine with the stock board, the redline is pretty nice to change settings and be able to look at but it is definitely not a need at all
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:48 PM #6
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It's a good deal if you have the money...but by no means necessary. It'd be like getting a touchscreen/LCD deck for your car. It'll probably look cooler and give you the option to change more audio settings, but it's not going to make your car any faster or handle any better.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:19 PM #7
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Awesome! Thanks guys! Also, what are your thoughts on axe vs. mini?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:32 PM #8
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Axe way better than the mini
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:00 AM #9
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Had a Mini, got an Axe. I enjoy the improved trigger, extra trigger frame space, smoother design, easy bolt removal, and on/off ASA.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:01 AM #10
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Instead of getting the axe pro, you could just get the normal axe and then install an oled board. It would give you the same capabilities for ~$100 less.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:15 PM #11
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Instead of getting the axe pro, you could just get the normal axe and then install an oled board. It would give you the same capabilities for ~$100 less.
Truth, but the Redline is REALLY quite nice. The problem is stock axes come with the shockwave board now, and it makes it really hard to justify the Redline upgrade now, given how capable shockwave is.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:13 AM #12
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Agreed.

The only reason I'd definitely say "go Redline", from personal use, is if you swap settings a lot or tweak things often for some reason or other. That way you don't have to know the various settings or carry around the manual. Then again most likely you'll lock in tuning quickly, and only switch in and out of semi/PSP type things and you'll know the blinks quickly.

My standard Axe has the Shockwave and it's great over the old Optimus board. You get memory, trigger programming, and a bit of water resistance. That alone is a leap over the original.

The downside, also, to a Redline is that it's OLED so sometimes in direct sun it can be a little hard to see. Which can make adjustments if you don't have immediate shade available harder (which isn't often as events you'll be in tourney lock, and how often do you adjust on the fly?).

So, as Lurker stated, it's really choice. I love the Redline in my Infamous Axe, but as far as performance it's no different once you're dialed in. Just much easier to adjust settings quickly (which is great if you're tuning).
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:38 PM #13
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i love my redline, having the screen is just nice, adjust whatever you want quickly, change modes quickly, its nice.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:59 PM #14
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I love my Redline too. It's amazing.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:30 AM #15
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I love my Redline too. It's amazing.
It's a bit of an investment but once you use it you won't regret it. The oled screen makes it so much easier to fine tune and switch between modes.
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