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Old 02-26-2014, 09:33 PM #22
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Some of the colors are pretty cool
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Old 02-26-2014, 10:01 PM #23
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Did empire think the color improves performance? This is like painting a toyota prius gold and bringing it to a race track.
Stupid analogy.

The Vanquish has good performance and great ergonomics coming from someone that has owned just about every highend available.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:18 PM #24
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:37 PM #25
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Kee/Empire has incredibly customer service. Needed some help with my TM-15, they sent me out a brand new board and bolt, free of charge, and without requiring me to send the old ones back. Oh, also, I wasn't even the original owner.
i've had the exact opposite experience with them over the years. had two of the coated tanks that started to crack just sitting in my room and bought an E-vent from their booth at DDAY that had a bad lens out of the box and they wouldn't repair/replace any of them.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:26 AM #26
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*drool* love the colors. Can't believe all of the haters. For the price you get an awesome marker and just about everything you could ever want/need for it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:33 AM #27
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Blue/Orange looks really nice, the rest are alright but that one really stands out.
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:50 AM #28
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The 2 tone stripes remind me of some old piranha (or possibly spyder) markers that had a similar effect.
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Old 02-27-2014, 08:30 AM #29
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Now that they fixed the problems people had with the Vanquish I imagine these will be hot products.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:02 AM #30
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Did empire think the color improves performance? This is like painting a toyota prius gold and bringing it to a race track.
Says the man with a Luxe badge

As the Vanquish is effectively a Luxe engine in a more ergonomic and maintenance-friendly package, performance isn't an issue. These guns shoot great and are as good as any other high-end on the market.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:35 AM #31
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With the recent upgrades/updates to the Vanquish 1.5 & that Lime and Silver looking as good as it does I will be paying close attention to Vanquish owners and if the issues they had are resolved I will be looking at one of these along with 1 or 2 other high ends as my next marker.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:42 AM #32
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:53 AM #33
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polish a turd and give it new colors and its still a turd, that gun is NOT worth the price tag
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Did empire think the color improves performance? This is like painting a toyota prius gold and bringing it to a race track.
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After the parts refresh by Empire which is available to all Vanquish owners I'd say that solves the biggest problem people complained about when the gun came out. People should go try the product before calling it a turd.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:20 PM #35
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Says the man with a Luxe badge

As the Vanquish is effectively a Luxe engine in a more ergonomic and maintenance-friendly package, performance isn't an issue. These guns shoot great and are as good as any other high-end on the market.
I completely agree. The Vanquish is more comfortable in the hand. Now with all these updates making the gun shoot even better this might be my #1 gun.
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:51 PM #36
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With the recent upgrades/updates to the Vanquish 1.5 & that Lime and Silver looking as good as it does I will be paying close attention to Vanquish owners and if the issues they had are resolved I will be looking at one of these along with 1 or 2 other high ends as my next marker.
I play for an Empire sponsored team so feel free to take this with a pinch of salt (although if I think a sponsored product sucks I just don't talk about it), but here's some honest feedback on playing with the 1.5.

We ran seven 1.5 Vanquish at the weekend in a race-2 sup air tournament. All had the new style spring detents, however we hadn't yet received the new style bolts. I shot a hopper through mine the day before and relubed the night before, the other six were fresh out of the box.

We experienced three issues:

1. I broke one ball in the barrel.
2. We discovered that the straight red-handled 3/32 allen key isn't ideal for adjusting velocity, use the supplied 90 degree key instead, makes adjustment far easier.
3. One guy's gun leaked down the barrel as soon as he gassed it up - on inspection the reg pressure was dialed up too high (OLED read 230psi). Turned the pressure down to 180psi, leak stopped, gun chronoed at 290 and ran flawlessly all day.

That was the sum total of problems for the whole day. We had been concerned about trading our ultra-reliable Axes for the Vanquish, given the reputation the early models had, but at the end of the day everyone was raving about how nicely the Vanquish shot.

Are they overpriced? Yes, they are, but so is every other high-end gun - LV1, Geo3.1, Luxe, DM14 etc - they're all overpriced when you consider the performance you can get out of a cheaper Axe - but at least you get a barrel kit with the Vanquish.

I still think they're not exactly pretty, but in terms of performance, reliability, features, ergonomics and design, they're a brilliant gun and any reviews that are of the pre-1.5 model should be discounted if you're buying new.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:04 PM #37
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:44 PM #38
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:46 AM #40
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Give me the XSV green!

That green is pretty sick! I want one really bad!
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:18 AM #41
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polish a turd and give it new colors and its still a turd, that gun is NOT worth the price tag
The vanquish shoots better than the lv1 IMO.Great gun with excellent customer support.I still feel to this day the axe is one of the best shooting guns out there.I cant wait for vanquish to be sell for $500 bucks then I'll buy 2 more to go in the gear bag with my 2 axes. so when your gun isn't shooting right I'll say here I have extras
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:22 AM #42
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Too bad that Red won't be produced. That's my favorite of the bunch.

I've never shot a Vanquish so I have nothing to say about it, but the whole 1 allen key for every screw in the gun needs to become industry standard pronto.
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