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Old 10-18-2012, 11:13 AM #43
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In my experience, the players with expensive markers that look down on Spyders are the ones that had parents who bought them a $500+ marker for their very first gun. The ones like me who bought their first gun with a teenage allowance that could only afford a Tippmann or a Spyder appreciate them for what they are. Great, reliable, and budget friendly markers that are designed to get people interested in the sport.

Obviously there are also players that could afford an expensive first marker who also appreciate the lower ends.
Completely agree. I got into the sport with all my own money saved up from allowance and helping people with crap in the neighborhood. So my first gun was a Piranha and it stayed with my in my gear bag for years afterwards.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:39 AM #44
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I'm making this because I'm tired of hearing people rip on Spyder. What's so bad about them ? I have had one before and I never had a problem. I would really like to know what's do bad about them. I have been playing half of a year but this just annoys me what's so had about them?
I personally did a ton of research and searches online. I just received my first marker the Spyder Xtra 09. I'm excited go use it the first time.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:50 PM #45
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I personally did a ton of research and searches online. I just received my first marker the Spyder Xtra 09. I'm excited go use it the first time.
As I commented on your thread. Enjoy the new Spyder and enjoy playing.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:09 PM #46
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:31 PM #47
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:11 PM #48
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If youre just starting there's nothing wrong with Spyders. But if youre looking to move onto the serious and competitive side of Paintball you may want to upgrade to something on the higher end performance wise.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:29 PM #49
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I used to play a Spyder Sonix and thought it was a cheap way to get into the sport. However no matter how good I was I couldn't keep up with other electrics.


THere is nothing wrong with the marker, its just not in the same class as an Empire or other lower cost markers.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:34 AM #50
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I play a spyder pilot iv gotten that thing to shot 30bps just by the adjustment of the trigger. There is a mod to make it shot when the trigger is pulled and wen trigger is let go. Combine that with the adjustment means crazy fire. Now to find a hopper to keep up. Thats one good thing about spyders than most guns. They can be modded for about anything. And parts swap out so easily
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:22 PM #51
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30 you say?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:05 PM #52
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I have yet to buy a new marker, but I hate my Spyder with a passion. It's absolute garbage. The trigger pull is like trying to lift a 5 pound weight with my pinky and the balls go all over. It doesn't help that it uses CO2, but HPA would reduce wear and tear on the innards.

I took the bolt out and the reg decided to come out too, and I cannot put it back together because the construction does not appear to have kept in mind that you would have to take it apart to clean it. There's a spring I have to compress to get it back together, and there's no way a human can get it back in. I hate using it, and have no idea what to do with it.

I only hate on it because it really is terrible.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:10 PM #53
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take it to a local field. someone there will be able to put it back together for you. you probably just arent pulling the trigger when putting the bolt in.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:39 PM #54
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Luxe = ferrari
Etek = Honda civic
Spyder = smart car

All of em will get you where you need to go, some will get you there faster. But if you don't know how to operate it, it doesn't matter which one you own.

Thats usually what I tell the people at my field.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:39 PM #55
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:16 AM #56
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I play a spyder pilot iv gotten that thing to shot 30bps just by the adjustment of the trigger. There is a mod to make it shot when the trigger is pulled and wen trigger is let go. Combine that with the adjustment means crazy fire. Now to find a hopper to keep up. Thats one good thing about spyders than most guns. They can be modded for about anything. And parts swap out so easily
30bps? Yeah my Tippmann 98 SUPER Custom can do exactly the same. But at 40bps!!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:50 AM #57
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I have yet to buy a new marker, but I hate my Spyder with a passion. It's absolute garbage. The trigger pull is like trying to lift a 5 pound weight with my pinky and the balls go all over. It doesn't help that it uses CO2, but HPA would reduce wear and tear on the innards.

I took the bolt out and the reg decided to come out too, and I cannot put it back together because the construction does not appear to have kept in mind that you would have to take it apart to clean it. There's a spring I have to compress to get it back together, and there's no way a human can get it back in. I hate using it, and have no idea what to do with it.

I only hate on it because it really is terrible.
First off how the HELL did the reg come out when you took the bolt out? They are not in line with each other, hell there is nothing in line with the bolt but the barrel, so I am calling BS on that. Also if you can't compress the spring to get the internals back in the gun you should hit the gym.

The people that rag on spyders are these little agglets that think you have to have a $1200 dollar marker to compete with anyone.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:21 AM #58
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Okay so im going to start out by saying a started out using a spyder tlr , i now work at a paintball field and to all of you who say spyders are reliable half of all guns at our proshop being fixed are spyders, hell we even had 4 regs actually explode on spyders, they might be a cheap entry level gun but they are in no way reliable. My friend bought a brand new pilot and had nothing but problems with it from day 1, i would honestly just grab a tippman 98, sorry if this comes across as just another hater but if spyder changes its quality control i will change my opinion. Until then i am not a fan
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:28 AM #59
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I started with a spyder. God call me crazy but when it was my only marker I had nothing but issues. Leaks, chopping recocking issues. I got other markers and the kingman sat in my parts bin. Two years later I take it out, air it up and I have had 0 issues. The only thing I changed was my hopper, which is now a rotor.
It is a 2009 spyder pilot, no upgrades except a barrel.
The thing I learned from it, is if you expect ego performance out of it you're going to think its ****, but if you expect kingman performance out of it, it gets the job done.

Remember, if you put Walmart oil and regular gasoline in your BMW it will run like crap. If you put co2, Walmart paintballs and a vl200 on your spyder, it will shoot like crap.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:35 AM #60
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I am not a big fan of Spyders solely on a bad experience I had with one. That being said, I bought all my own gear, and started on a Vielwloader.

Spyder's are good recreational markers. You take care of them and they will treat you well enough.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:55 PM #61
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30bps? Yeah my Tippmann 98 SUPER Custom can do exactly the same. But at 40bps!!!
Thats just by trigger adjustment i also have a wire soldered on my board so wen i pull the trigger it shoots and wen i let the trigger go it shoots. It shoots about 60bps but i dont think i can find a hopper to keep up. 60ps is outragous. It just sounds like a gatlin gun and chops like no other lol its pretty damn cool tho
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:58 AM #62
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From my experience, spyders are not too bad. But the fact that most run at high pressure
So you have a larger tendency to chop
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:06 PM #63
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And I think the offset drop for the hopper means your marker comes out of that bunker before you do. :/
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