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Old 11-07-2020, 02:50 PM #1
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Adrenaline Announces the Adrenaline Luxe, Next Gen PL Luxe

Adrenaline announced a new marker last night. It looks like they will doing their own version of the next generation of the Luxe marker. Their news also brings the update that the Luxe will seem to have a mechanical frame with the newest generation as well. I personally think the milling is kind of odd and I am not a huge fan of it, but they certainly went all out with a new style that we haven't really seen yet. Also seems to be around 500 of them to be made from what I saw. Its also one of the most expensive markers we have yet seen.

Price Base Marker: $1,999

Price Deluxe: $2,249

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-Comes standard in electronic and mechanical frames (with timer)
-Both frames include matching new version ASAs
-5-axis Tryamid full body design (including barrel)
-Stainless Freak XL insert
-Balance/weight changes
-Adrenaline F-16 Bolt System
- Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) on bolt and can both
-Revised airflow for improved results with brittle paint
- Increased air chamber throughout
-Roughly 1/3rd reduction in operating pressure (around 100psi)
- Mechanical frame includes Adrenaline timer (by Garmin)
- Cannot short stroke and no chops in testing
- Tool-free conversion to mech/electro in seconds
- Revised grip ergonomics with water resistance
- Wireless charging option ready
- Adrenaline voices including our Signature Series players and optional main voice of Danny Manning (voice of Traumahead)
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Old 11-07-2020, 04:42 PM #2
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What is this F-16 Bolt System?!

Anyone have pics?
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Old 11-07-2020, 05:42 PM #3
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Well, at least they didn’t copy someone else’s milling.
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Old 11-07-2020, 06:59 PM #4
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Old 11-07-2020, 07:37 PM #5
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What is this F-16 Bolt System?!

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Updated bolt system and replaced the ice coating with something I canít pronounce that is way over kill but probably the best coating in the world.
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Old 11-07-2020, 10:01 PM #6
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ok now thats fricken purdy, think i may need that.
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Old 11-07-2020, 10:17 PM #7
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Old 11-08-2020, 07:53 AM #8
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Updated bolt system and replaced the ice coating with something I canít pronounce that is way over kill but probably the best coating in the world.
Revised Luxe X (Gamma Core)?

Or something completely new?
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Old 11-08-2020, 09:14 AM #9
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Revised Luxe X (Gamma Core)?

Or something completely new?
Gamma with some added volume.
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Old 11-08-2020, 09:26 AM #10
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That is fantastic milling.
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Old 11-08-2020, 11:40 AM #11
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I do like that the milling is on pretty much every piece they can do. Even the feedneck lever has is it. Too bad its a Luxe though.
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Old 11-08-2020, 06:56 PM #12
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Old 11-08-2020, 10:23 PM #13
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Love the features. Not a big fan of the milling though. To each their own though. I dislike the milling so much that I’ll pass on purchasing. Hopefully the new luxe will also have a mech conversion
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Old 11-09-2020, 07:26 AM #14
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Hopefully the new luxe will also have a mech conversion
Says so right in the original post.
"-Comes standard in electronic and mechanical frames (with timer)"
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What problem(s) is the Tungsten Disulfide coating addressing?

Given the cost, there must be some measurable benefits, right?
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What problem(s) is the Tungsten Disulfide coating addressing?

Given the cost, there must be some measurable benefits, right?
It sounds good in marketing materials. Beyond that I've got nothing.
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Old 11-09-2020, 10:22 AM #18
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It sounds good in marketing materials. Beyond that I've got nothing.
(That's kind of where I'm going with that open question)
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Again charging you 2k+ plus and only getting one insert, this does not make sense to me.
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It sounds good in marketing materials. Beyond that I've got nothing.
Tungsten Disulfide is an industrial dry lubricant that is typically used on fasteners and in the production of powder metal molded products. It is stable at pretty high temperatures (around 1250C).

But honestly, I'm not sure of the benefits in this application. It seems to me that if tungsten disulfide is a viable coating, why wouldn't something like a graphite coating work?
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Tungsten Disulfide is an industrial dry lubricant that is typically used on fasteners and in the production of powder metal molded products. It is stable at pretty high temperatures (around 1250C).

But honestly, I'm not sure of the benefits in this application. It seems to me that if tungsten disulfide is a viable coating, why wouldn't something like a graphite coating work?
Before DLX introduced the ICE coating, we were getting along just fine in the paintball world with attention given to surface roughness and anodizing type and quality. Go look at a Dye or PE bolt component.

What issues does this coating solve?

Given that the new Luxes use a Gamma copy, FSDO isn't an issue due to the high shift forces in that kind of design. The only other reason you'd go to this length/cost is to reduce seal wear. Is that really an issue? No.

So....does it provide the perception of innovation? Cost justification is a tough game in paintball, I get it. And when there's a lack of true meat & potatoes innovation going on, you've got to give it something to market. The average paintballer loves that stuff and buys into it, substance or not.

It's akin to operating pressure. All operating pressure is, is a reflection of volume. Manufacturers market operating pressure like it really matters, but all DLX had to do to drop the OP of the new Luxe is give it a little more volume. Pounds per square inch. More square inches = less pressure, all else being equal. But hey, let's market it like it took a whole bunch of work, is a brand new feature, and makes all the difference in the world with how the marker shoots and feels.
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