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Old 02-22-2015, 05:37 PM #1
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Lv1 Losing Popularity??

This may simply be me BUT...over the last 6 months I hardly see anyone shooting LV1s anymore. Im up in Boston in the northeast play all over MA, tourneys, rotations, practices, scrimmages, etc...For instance today at rotation there mustve been 10-15 teams of 1 line and some had 2 lines...do the math...not ONE lv1...mostly geos for PE guns, even if the teams were PE sponsored....im just curious if theres anything to it
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:46 PM #2
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They may get a spark when MAP drops in the next week, as well as when the LV1.1 are officially anounced
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:56 PM #3
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I know of quite a ton of people shooting LV1's. They seem insanely popular to me.

IMO, if you're sponsored by PE, the Geo is now simply the better option. It's quieter, smoother, and no longer sucks on efficiency. It feels the same in the hand, and unless you prefer the taller setup of stacked tubes, is easier to aim to me.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:04 PM #4
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I know of quite a ton of people shooting LV1's. They seem insanely popular to me. IMO, if you're sponsored by PE, the Geo is now simply the better option. It's quieter, smoother, and no longer sucks on efficiency. It feels the same in the hand, and unless you prefer the taller setup of stacked tubes, is easier to aim to me.
it is preference for sure. People also want what is easier to resell sometimes and geos are the thing right now since planet has focused on them so much this last year or so.

I will say that the geo is now a very good option with its vaunted efficiency, but I still believe a cared for lv1 is smoother and quieter. The point and aim of the two is very different though so what feels good to some won't be good with others.

And in MA, that is Twister country man! They are around no doubt on that
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Old 02-22-2015, 11:08 PM #5
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I've also noticed that the GI Imperial Program no longer has an LV1 as a tiered gun, just a Luxe and two versions of the Geo
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:01 PM #6
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The Geo has definitely become PE's more popular gun.
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Old 03-02-2015, 05:42 PM #7
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This may simply be me BUT...over the last 6 months I hardly see anyone shooting LV1s anymore. Im up in Boston in the northeast play all over MA, tourneys, rotations, practices, scrimmages, etc...For instance today at rotation there mustve been 10-15 teams of 1 line and some had 2 lines...do the math...not ONE lv1...mostly geos for PE guns, even if the teams were PE sponsored....im just curious if theres anything to it
Pretty sure PE will show off a few new LV1.1 models in Dallas. But yes, I agree, I would guess Geo's blow out LV1's in sales.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:00 PM #8
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LV1's and planet eclipse in general are extremely popular in my area. Heck, last practice the single most common gun was an LV1. I personally like the LV1's more than the geos, it's a slick gun.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:05 PM #9
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This may simply be me BUT...over the last 6 months I hardly see anyone shooting LV1s anymore. Im up in Boston in the northeast play all over MA, tourneys, rotations, practices, scrimmages, etc...For instance today at rotation there mustve been 10-15 teams of 1 line and some had 2 lines...do the math...not ONE lv1...mostly geos for PE guns, even if the teams were PE sponsored....im just curious if theres anything to it
LV1's are very popular in New England especially MA. Everyone has twstr lv1s.
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Old 03-02-2015, 08:14 PM #10
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LV1's are big, they are literally like 1 inch or something taller (can't remember if it was width or height) and the biggest advantage they had originally was that they were absolute tanks. The 3.0/3.1/3.5 are nearly as reliable and with the smaller form factor its an easy decision for a lot of people. If PE could get LV1 shot quality in the form factor of a CSL/Ego 11 or even smaller then I would think a lot of people would make the switch. The LV1 is a "better" gun, but not good enough for me to shoot one over a 3.5. Someone on PBN made a comment about the LV2 becoming the new standard for quality in paintball and I think that is very possible. I think the next arms race in paintball is going to making guns as small as possible while still being ergonomic, for the next generation of PE guns the smallest one will "win" as long as the performance drop is minor.
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:48 AM #11
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:30 PM #12
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It's winter. PE's don't work good in the cold
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:39 PM #13
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^^ that's not true at all!!
they work in the cold just
as well or better than any
other brand or model imo.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:42 PM #14
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:48 PM #15
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^^ that's not true at all!! they work in the cold just as well or better than any other brand or model imo.
yeah I can vouch for that my geo is flawless in the cold.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:51 PM #16
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you mean the sound signature is making it lose popularity?
don't see how that's true also. I don't even think the LV lost
anything. it's true there's barely any PE sponsored pros that
don't shoot Geos but at the speedball and even the scenario
fields I attend, there's quite a few of them in use. I have a
decent collection of guns but when push comes to shove the
LV is still my go-to gun any day of the week, mostly Sunday.
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Old 03-03-2015, 03:55 PM #17
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you mean the sound signature is making it lose popularity? don't see how that's true also. I don't even think the LV lost anything. it's true there's barely any PE sponsored pros that don't shoot Geos but at the speedball and even the scenario fields I attend, there's quite a few of them in use. I have a decent collection of guns but when push comes to shove the LV is still my go-to gun any day of the week, mostly Sunday.
I prefer the lv1 sound signature over the geo line myself but that's probably because I'm used to the geo sound.
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:02 PM #18
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the LV1 seems to be more popular to me here in the chicagoland are, most tournament practices i attend have people shooting lv1's over geo's
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Old 03-03-2015, 04:27 PM #19
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the LV1 seems to be more popular to me here in the chicagoland are, most tournament practices i attend have people shooting lv1's over geo's
I play mostly at pbx and i do see lv1s but geos are showing up alot more often

last sunday all the shock players had 3.5s and i think even geo3s i did not see any of them with lv1s
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Old 03-03-2015, 06:31 PM #20
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The way it sounds really doesn't matter as long as it is harder to pick up by another player's ears.

I wonder also about the more internal parts. I have a problem with this with my autococker. Someone shoots it in the solenoid or some other external sensitive part or you superman dive wrong into a sandy or muddy area, you are out for a couple of games. I voiced this 12-14 years ago on some dedicated autococker forum air-powered.com that it would be cool if someone invented something exactly like the autococker, but without all the parts exposed. Probably not through anything I have said, but soon after, the ego came out, which is almost exactly like a half blocked autococker with the internals protected. The solenoid looks the same anyway.

I could buy a brand new geo, but I need to save money for real life and don't think it is necessary to have the best marker to be good. Nearly everyone I take out nowadays has a better marker than the autococker. I am almost sold on the etek 5. I would have to be sponsored to shoot something that is as dialed in as a geo or lv1.

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Old 03-03-2015, 06:45 PM #21
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