Originally posted by not_manbot_revenge
the nerve is a POS....it has nothing to offer over other guns...and is uglier than most
Ydna he just told you the answer.
Thats the truth. Putting aside my SP hate for a moment, a friend of mine purchased a Nerve sometime in late summer, when it was first released. The first time he went to chrono it with paint, he said he couldn't get the velocity over 240. So he opened it up probably attempting to relube it or clean it, and he found metal shavings inside. He also had a problem with his ram assembly (I think, not familiar with how the Nerve works) and so he sent his gun away to Badlands Canada, to get teched. It was at Badlands for like 1 and a half months where they kept trying to fix it. Eventually they got frustrated and sent it to the Smart Parts factory where they couldn't fix it eithor, so they replaced the gun for free, which I thought was pretty cool.
So now its December, 2004. He gets his new, replacement Nerve in and goes to play a tryout with it. I wasn't at that tryout, but apparently his new replacement nerve broke again, and after trying to fix it for about a week he sent it back to Badlands Canada. Right after that team tryout, which was for Canadian Nationals 2005, he bought a DM4 and played all the practices leading up to Nats and Nationals (in January 2k5) with his DM4. To be honest I don't think his replacement (or maybe its replacement?) Nerve has come back to him yet.
I felt bad for my friend when he's owned the gun since sometime in early September but hasn't once been able to play with it without it breaking down. Thats 6 months, pretty crappy experience for a $1600 gun (Canadian) in my opinion.