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Old 01-12-2004, 08:25 PM #1
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Cyborg test

I got to watch a lot of Cyborgs in action at the Hamilton 2004 VComp tournament, and was impressed enough to ask for a bit of a demonstration and a quick trial run at the end of the competition. Diane from MacDev, and MacDev Factory Team Captain "Blobby" were more than happy to arrange a couple of these markers for me to have a look at, and here's a bit of a first impression.

During play, the players running the Cyborgs were firing them so fast that I was almost positive that they were using burst mode, trigger bouncing, or they were fully automatic, all of which are disallowed in New Zealand. There were apparently players on a number of teams who felt the same way, so the markers were checked out to ensure that they were legal, and sure enough, they were.

Quite simply, you get a phenomenal rate of fire out of the Cyborg. MacDev are notably, and quite rightly, proud of this marker, which made it's first out-of-Aussie debut at the Hamilton event.

It's nothing special to look at. Don't get me wrong, it's not an ugly marker, but it doesn't stand out when compared to some of the flashier streamlined markers... but when you're getting the kind of performance I experienced with the thing, that's a secondary concern.

It's light, and with the rig shown in the image displayed, it is well balanced and a pleasure to hold.

Firing it gave absolutely no kick that I could detect other than what I created by pulling the trigger. The trigger was so light that I'd squeezed off a shot without even realising. While I was not able to match the rate of fire that the marker's owner was able to attain, I was able to comfortably out-shoot what I would have been getting with my Shocker without even trying.

The other thing I liked about the marker was the fact that it wouldn't dry fire. If you were out of paint, then pulling the trigger did nothing. You could turn this off, but I thought it was a nice touch, even if it wasn't the be-all and end-all of paintball marker abilities.

As for accuracy... I felt I could almost drill holes with this marker. At a range that would get me a 3ft grouping with my usual tournament marker, I was landing paint within 1ft of where I was aiming. On-field of course this would give you a much better chance of hitting an exposed elbow or foot.

In short: I love this paintball marker. I will buy one at the soonest opportunity.


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After some discussion in another message board forum about "warning bells" ringing in the heads of people who read that the marker's owner was getting a higher rate of fire out of the marker than I could, I thought I should point out that I am fairly positive that there was no 'shot generation' going on here.

I was watching this marker being fired very closely, and it all came down to trigger technique. Using the very tips of his fingers, and walking the trigger very lightly, was all this marker needed to get a high rate of fire. I guess I'm not as co-ordinated as he was, and am used to a heavier trigger, because I couldn't do it. The marker was in my sight at all times. He wasn't changing modes. He wasn't wearing gloves to hide a magnet, etc, he'd just had more time with the marker at that point and had worked out the best trigger technique to use with it. I'm familiar with many of the tricks and techniques of deviously increasing your rate of fire, and he wasn't doing any of them that I could detect.
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Old 01-12-2004, 10:07 PM #2
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I'm just curious, in your opinion, how does it stack up against other markers? To be more specific a 04 viking or a Lasoya? Have you ever shot one of thes other markers?
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:02 AM #3
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I think its the article from paintball.co.nz which he didnt indicate it to be.
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Old 01-13-2004, 06:24 AM #4
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Thats is correct Ben this is the article from paintball.co.nz
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:27 PM #5
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Orangedude, beleive it or not it kills the Lasoya Timmy I shot.

I haven't used an 04 Viking

The best part about these guns is how user freindly they are, just need a bit of grease every now and then and your away.

Its hard to explain through pictures but they are allot better looking and lighter in real life (since aparently some einstein thinks it looks heavy lol).

Hell I even like the fact you can turn the change the pin and put the bolt upside down for testing without killing your eardrums.
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Old 01-13-2004, 05:40 PM #6
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Hell I even like the fact you can turn the change the pin and put the bolt upside down for testing without killing your eardrums.
will that also save air...
cence all it need to do is cycle air through the Niod.
with no air going down the barrel???
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:00 PM #7
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i dont know for sure, but it sounds like the same thing as the viking bolt, sept instead of flipping it around liek a viking u jus put it upside down
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Old 01-13-2004, 07:32 PM #8
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Um, yeh...the hole bolt upside down thing is nothing new...been doing it in cockers for years.

This guns still sounds very interesteding to me. I am still debating between this, the isis, and a dm4 for my tax return money...time will deside

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you think we can get a video of this thing owning up?? i'd love to see it in action... WHO's with me!?!?
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Old 01-13-2004, 11:52 PM #10
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Yeh its not new but cant do it in my Angel lol

and yes it does save gas

there will be a video hosted online eventually from the tournament... watch this space
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