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Old 04-14-2020, 01:23 PM #64
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Got my body. I hope it comes in soon. And hope to be able to play soon.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:27 PM #65
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These are cool custom options for a EMEK. Nice product ideas. The EMEK is way better then any starter marker from Spyder or Tippmann was in the 90's. I saw one site selling the EMEK with the ID kit installed for $494 I think. That's a pretty nice deal on a sweet marker.

Note: I don't shoot PE but I bought a EMEK for my son starting out to play when they first came out.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:42 PM #66
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It’s nice to have options like this for sure!

Makes me really regret going the Gtek and subsequently Gmek. As my high end mechanical anyways

I also feel the same as those who bought their emeks as “beater” or loaner guns, doesn’t feel worth it to dump money into it, especially when I have my gmek.

If I had a do over I would have bought a used 3.1 sooner instead of a gtek and bought 2 emeks, one as a beater loaner, and one fully decked out. Mistakes were definitely made
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:55 PM #67
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I knew they would be a few bucks, but I was really hoping for the price to be a little more reasonable. Can’t justify paying more for a body kit than the entire marker is worth. Trying to figure out why someone wouldn’t just buy the m170r at this investment level, at least you have a full metal marker not a half plastic one.
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Old 04-14-2020, 01:56 PM #68
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:12 PM #69
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I knew they would be a few bucks, but I was really hoping for the price to be a little more reasonable. Canít justify paying more for a body kit than the entire marker is worth. Trying to figure out why someone wouldnít just buy the m170r at this investment level, at least you have a full metal marker not a half plastic one.
The lowest price body kit we have ever been able to do was for the Axe and they were $250 and didn't come with detent covers or a feedneck. These for $275 have a much larger body (more material and machine time) two detent covers and a full Inception FLE feedneck (retail of $40). Then for Free we are also including a barrel (because if you only have a stock Emek it is needed) and a barrel case to keep it in. I believe it's the best value body kit we have ever made.

Yes I can understand why it can be a tough decision when the base gun starts at $220 but that base gun is phenomenal value and has the same operating system as other guns in the $1000+ range... even a fully upgraded Emek is still less than a metal higher end gun, and it will be a much more limited body style and ano choice (better ergonomics for me personally too).
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:17 PM #70
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I got one. The design is great, love how it lines up with trigger frame.

Excellent work Simon releasing just as my corona virus $$$ came in.

At this rate my m170r is going to turn into the loaner =P
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Old 04-14-2020, 02:33 PM #71
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The lowest price body kit we have ever been able to do was for the Axe and they were $250 and didn't come with detent covers or a feedneck. These for $275 have a much larger body (more material and machine time) two detent covers and a full Inception FLE feedneck (retail of $40). Then for Free we are also including a barrel (because if you only have a stock Emek it is needed) and a barrel case to keep it in. I believe it's the best value body kit we have ever made.

Yes I can understand why it can be a tough decision when the base gun starts at $220 but that base gun is phenomenal value and has the same operating system as other guns in the $1000+ range... even a fully upgraded Emek is still less than a metal higher end gun, and it will be a much more limited body style and ano choice (better ergonomics for me personally too).
Donít get me wrong, I love the look. I started in 1993 and fully remember the days of spending stupid money on ss cocker and mag parts. I have an emek and do agree itís a bang for buck champ, I posted in the field owners section a while back what my gripes about it are. I personally was hoping that a standard matte black body with detent covers was going to be $175-$215. I enjoy this resurgence of people buying marker mods, itís been a while.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:08 PM #72
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I knew they would be a few bucks, but I was really hoping for the price to be a little more reasonable. Can’t justify paying more for a body kit than the entire marker is worth. Trying to figure out why someone wouldn’t just buy the m170r at this investment level, at least you have a full metal marker not a half plastic one.

But you would rather sink the money in a "new" Alien marker.....
For the same price as Alien markers, I would buy a eMek + body kit + a spyder. This way we can both have a non-working marker after 10 shots.

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Old 04-14-2020, 03:25 PM #73
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I do want alien to release a new marker, and I’d give it a fair shot. Just like how I have an emek and gave it a fair shot.

Obviously your not grasping what I’m laying down. I have no issues spending obscene amounts of money on pb gear, I was just hoping this was in a slightly diffident price bracket. If the barrel wasn’t included I’d be ok with that as I have tons of barrels to choose from. Regardless if it’s free, the cost is worked into the pricing, if it wasn’t included the price could be lowered. I understands simons logic in why he made it a kit, I just don’t need a kit.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:36 PM #74
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Obviously your not grasping what I’m laying down. I have no issues spending obscene amounts of money on pb gear, I was just hoping this was in a slightly diffident price bracket. If the barrel wasn’t included I’d be ok with that as I have tons of barrels to choose from. Regardless if it’s free, the cost is worked into the pricing, if it wasn’t included the price could be lowered. I understands simons logic in why he made it a kit, I just don’t need a kit.
I am grasping your comment. And it all boils down to this.

Target market: new player who just started with an emek(or even an old time) and wants an upgrade... aka not you.

There are 3d printed bodies you can try.

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Old 04-14-2020, 03:48 PM #75
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:52 PM #76
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So is pbsports.com the only retailer to pre-order one right now? All the subdued colors are sold out. Will more be made or is this a limited run?
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Old 04-14-2020, 04:07 PM #77
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looks nice! would personally never spend more on a body kit than the gun but seem plenty of people don't have an issue with it.

that barrel though, interesting design.
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:01 PM #78
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Just to confirm, these bodies work with the Emek AND the Etha 2. They come with two urethane bushings that fit under the body for use as an Etha 2 and to keep the board down, and they come with small screws that will hold the eye pipes into the detent covers.
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Old 04-14-2020, 05:27 PM #79
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Hey Simon, are the eye cover screws included with the new body the same as stock eclipse eye cover screws? Just wondering if my pe black out screw kit will still work with this.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:42 PM #81
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These are amazing. It is more than just a body kit too. Feedneck and barrel. A lot of value.
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Old 04-14-2020, 06:43 PM #82
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Terrific offering. I had to talk myself out of ordering one this afternoon.

I have a M170R which I predominately shoot when playing mech but I also have an Emek and really do like the ergonomics of the Emek frame. If I didn't already have the M170R, I'd be ordering one of these for sure.
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