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Old 04-05-2015, 12:12 PM #1
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Machine Vapor V3 or Luxe?

Hey nation I want to invest in either a luxe or V3 vapor, I use to have my very own luxe but I sold it a few years back because I was leaving the game. Nevertheless I'm back and I am having conflicting thoughts about which marker I should buy. Pros and cons anyone?
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Old 04-05-2015, 03:31 PM #2
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the Luxe works most of the time and the Vapor dosent ... lol, thats pretty much about the number one reason i can give you to get a Luxe over a vapor
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Old 04-05-2015, 04:25 PM #3
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the Luxe works most of the time and the Vapor dosent ... lol, thats pretty much about the number one reason i can give you to get a Luxe over a vapor
I've heard that some players have problems with the bolt, but define "doesn't work most of the time" in the paintball world what does that mean as far as you're concerned? Have you owned a vapor?
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:25 PM #4
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I've owned a v3 Vapor, currently own a 2014 Vapor. Neither of these markers would be my first choice, I personally don't find the Luxe to be comfortable in my hands. However, if I had to choose, I would go with a v3 Vapor.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:33 PM #5
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I've owned a v3 Vapor, currently own a 2014 Vapor. Neither of these markers would be my first choice, I personally don't find the Luxe to be comfortable in my hands. However, if I had to choose, I would go with a v3 Vapor.

As far as the Vapors reliability, how well does it perform? Because I heard that some owners have had troubles with the bolt.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:39 PM #6
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I own a oled luxe and 2 2014 machine vapors. One oled and one led. You can pick up a 2014 vapor for under 550. The 2014 vapor is better then the v3 vapor. Save the money and buy a vapor. Spend the extra money on paint. I also have as back up 2 ego 11s and a axe.
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:00 AM #7
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I own a oled luxe and 2 2014 machine vapors. One oled and one led. You can pick up a 2014 vapor for under 550. The 2014 vapor is better then the v3 vapor. Save the money and buy a vapor. Spend the extra money on paint. I also have as back up 2 ego 11s and a axe.
If you ever plan on selling one of your 2014 vapors let me know. I'm in the market for one
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:21 AM #8
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As far as the Vapors reliability, how well does it perform? Because I heard that some owners have had troubles with the bolt.
I never had issues. As long as I remembered to wear my gloves, it shot fine for me every time except when it needed an oring rebuild, which is normal for any marker.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:58 PM #9
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I never had issues. As long as I remembered to wear my gloves, it shot fine for me every time except when it needed an oring rebuild, which is normal for any marker.
Was wearing gloves important? And how was the bolt? Did it require a lot of lube?
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:37 PM #10
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Gloves were good because the 2012 Vapor exhausts the noid directly over where your hand is between your thumb and fingers. So it's somewhat annoying if you don't wear gloves.

As for lube, I relube after every day of play regardless if the marker needs it, so I never noticed it unusually lube thirsty, but I'm probably not the best to comment due to my diligence in relubing.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:45 PM #11
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I own 5 2012 Vapors and here's the reason why: I shot numerous guns including Luxe (1.0 and 2.0) Planet Eclipse (Geo 3.0 and 3.1) Ego 11 and an Axe. All of these are indeed beautiful markers and each has their own strengths and weaknesses. For me, the shot quality and feel came down to the Vapor and Luxe. I went for the Vapor because I can work on my own stuff and I could purchase 2 for the price of a Luxe. Just my opinion
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Old 04-06-2015, 02:00 PM #12
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I appreciate all the help fellas! I think I'll branch off from luxe for a while and pick up a Vapor.
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Old 04-06-2015, 03:24 PM #13
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you can get on machine paintball bst on fb.
or machine marauders on fb
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:06 PM #14
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:24 PM #15
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I have a v3 vapor and I love it just need to get it all set up right and it feels good in the hands as well as has a great board its my favorite by far and here is a list of markers I have owned axe geo2.1 ego08 vanguard demon avalanche edition proto rail 2011 etek1 mini gs
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:08 PM #16
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Palawan paintball. Sent pm. Looking to sell one of my 2014 dust black vapors
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