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Old 04-13-2020, 12:44 PM #22
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They had tons of different aftermarket Ion Bodies, including metal ones I believe you can still buy.

To me the EMEK is the new Ion, just mechanical and 1000% better lol.

It would be nice if the new Inception Body turns it into a true Quick-release Bolt System...
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Old 04-13-2020, 12:47 PM #23
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There's a lot of people who have picked up a Tippmann 98 over the years (decades, now, I suppose) on a budget and then thrown hundreds of dollars in accessories at them. We've all seen the guys with $900 into their 98 Custom. Or the guy with the $1000 Ion. Or heck, the guy with a grand into an Axe! The drive system is solid, and if someone wants the option of upscaling their gun, this is an awesome way to do that.
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Old 04-13-2020, 12:53 PM #24
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They had tons of different aftermarket Ion Bodies, including metal ones I believe you can still buy.

To me the EMEK is the new Ion, just mechanical and 1000% better lol.

It would be nice if the new Inception Body turns it into a true Quick-release Bolt System...
The Ion was the first time you really saw that though and up until now I can't think of anybody who's done it like that outside of the autococker body kits inception is selling now.

I mean more power to them if they can make it work, it just seems like an odd business model to me.
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Old 04-13-2020, 01:47 PM #25
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Love simon and love his products! Cant wait to see these!!
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Old 04-13-2020, 03:06 PM #26
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Why stop spending $$ on my Emek now?

I'm in, pending the colors.options.
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Old 04-13-2020, 03:17 PM #27
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Polished, faded and splashed please!

Some cool milling would be nice too
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Old 04-13-2020, 04:03 PM #28
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Nobody that I can remember was building high end custom Model 98 tippmans.
Oh, they existed. Both PTP and 32* had private label 98s.
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Old 04-13-2020, 04:13 PM #29
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This crossover episode is going the wrong way.

What I wanted to see was PE making an eBlade frame for Inception Cockers.
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Old 04-13-2020, 04:56 PM #30
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Oh, they existed. Both PTP and 32* had private label 98s.
I was about to say! You were too cool for school if you had one of those blue 32 degrees 98s back in the day.
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Old 04-13-2020, 05:02 PM #31
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Why stop spending $$ on my Emek now?

I'm in, pending the colors.options.
Simon told me there would be LOTS of color (colour) options since stores got to choose their own.
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Old 04-13-2020, 05:56 PM #32
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Do people forget when the industry started guys went to their local PB Store every week and spent time and money on upgrades and had Airsmiths working on their guns all the time with the newest upgrade. In the mid 2000's it changed as we went to ramping guns and people no longer needed to go to the shops to get the newest items......stores went out of business and online became the norm. This is part of the resurgence of the mech revival of our sport. this is needed to make "Paintball Great Again"
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Old 04-13-2020, 06:19 PM #33
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Do people forget when the industry started guys went to their local PB Store every week and spent time and money on upgrades and had Airsmiths working on their guns all the time with the newest upgrade. In the mid 2000's it changed as we went to ramping guns and people no longer needed to go to the shops to get the newest items......stores went out of business and online became the norm. This is part of the resurgence of the mech revival of our sport. this is needed to make "Paintball Great Again"
You're just hoping it has a mount for a sight.
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:18 PM #34
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I have been way ahead of this one John..........

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Old 04-13-2020, 07:29 PM #35
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You're just hoping it has a mount for a sight.
I see nothing wrong with that idea.
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Old 04-13-2020, 07:53 PM #36
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I hope it will have tool-less detent covers =)
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Old 04-13-2020, 08:45 PM #37
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Looking at the rear area, seems like the cap is integrated. Could this body eliminate the internal sleeve and include a new quick disconnecting back cap?

After the fang trigger, hair45, POPS, soft tip bolt.....might as well get a new body/feedneck/back cap lol. Not that I need a barrel but nice that they're including it.

Looks to me like the body is covered with tape like PE does when they send new stuff out for field testing.....


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Old 04-13-2020, 09:16 PM #38
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:32 AM #39
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Looks to me like the body is covered with tape like PE does when they send new stuff out for field testing.....


Wow, really?!?!? You're truly a master of observation . Despite the obvious, you can clearly see something that appears to be a cap integrated with the body.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:53 AM #40
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A back cap would require a complete re-engineering of the back part of the engine. requiring much mote time and money to prototype than just a body.
While it would be cool, I would think they would keep the current bolt retention method of the current Emek. I guess we'll find out shortly.
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Old 04-14-2020, 07:05 AM #41
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I think it warrants the cost of the kit. I just don't see Simon putting out an aluminum body, feedneck, and detents to go back and reuse your GRN back cap. I think we can agree on an aluminum back cap coming with the package.

Regarding the quick disconnect, if this body is integrating the aluminum sleeve of the stock EMEK, it's a much easier transition. I'm sure the same retention method of the 170r would work in this instance. If for some reason the sleeve is being retained, you'd be correct I don't see a way they'd be able to coordinate that feature. I'm banking on the former but we'll see this afternoon.

Either way......I'm certainly excited for noon!
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The Ion was the first time you really saw that though and up until now I can't think of anybody who's done it like that outside of the autococker body kits inception is selling now.

I mean more power to them if they can make it work, it just seems like an odd business model to me.
Spyders and Autocockers had tons of options to throw money at with little or no return.
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