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Old 01-26-2020, 05:15 PM #1
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Footer Youtube Introducing the Ego LV 1.6 at Paintball Extravaganza - watch the new shooting video!



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EGO:
Probably the best version yet.
NEW custom solenoid can now be maintained by the user.
Twin SFRs and adjustable LPR make this the most tunable EGO to date with potentially higher rates of fire (I believe).
Some design tweaks that reflect older EGOS.

This is NOT an LV2 and not intended to be an LV2, but an opportunity for those who haven’t owned a new LV to own the best one yet.

LV1.6 – Similar cuts to older EGOS, Shaft FL carbon barrel and brand new solenoid that performs better and can be maintained by the user.







Jack Wood had this to say,
"So, the old Rivalry is back! We basically wanted to revive two of our most legendary platforms and bring back the Ego versus Geo battle. We are aware that most of our current line-up is now Gamma and GP Core based, but we know from what players have been saying over the past year or so that there is still a lot of love for our more traditional platforms, predominantly the LV/Ego/poppet layout, and the last iteration of the Geo, the Geo3.5 with the IV Core.

Of course we couldn't just do re-runs of those platforms. Things have moved on, plus we had some rather major technical challenges with both of those products that we wanted to address if we were ever to bring them back. So both Ego and Geo platforms are back with a slight twist on each to just bring them up to date and keep them relevant and useable even at the very highest levels.


As for the Ego…. OK, let's get this out of the way. This is NOT an LV2. As of right now, we can't see a way to produce the LV2 that we feel people really want. There have been thousands of "just remove the AT Pipe" posts on the internet. Duh, if it was that easy I'd have done it. The reality is that making the LV hoseless and bring it up to CS1 or CS2 spec would require new solenoids, new grips, new foregrip, new battery housing, new regulator, new LPR, new electronics. All of those things require massive capital outlay to get to production, and as much as people think there is this huge market out there for an LV2, our figures just don't show it as an economically viable product at this time. Maybe one day. But not right now. So that brings us to where we are now with the LV1.6 It's a re-styled LV1.6 but we have spent a long time and pile of cash getting a completely new solenoid and manifold assembly designed and built to our exact specification by SMC Japan. This is the first factory built SMC solenoid valve to include the solenoid flow controls that make the LV so special. It's been a long drag, but we got there in the end and the results are amazing. The solenoid is fully user serviceable for the first time on an LV, and the performance is out of this world, both in terms of reliability, rate of fire, smoothness and battery life. Again, really really happy with what we have achieved, but yes, it still has an AT pipe. Sorry."



In the hands of the Sandbaggers (Planet factory team) at a charity tournament yesterday in the UK



Also what looks like a wrapped up spool/CS2 variant


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Old 01-26-2020, 05:20 PM #2
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Old 01-26-2020, 05:47 PM #3
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Still has the air transfer pipe.

I'd still buy one.

HDE Earth please !


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Old 01-26-2020, 06:11 PM #4
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Still has the air transfer pipe.

I'd still buy one.

HDE Earth please !


I wouldn't rule out it being completely hoseless. IIRC, the original lV1 had a fake macroline, and I think the CS1 had a similar setup for testing.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:13 PM #5
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Still has the air transfer pipe.
You mean like the CS1 prototypes that were spotted still with an AT pipe?

Beside confirming that they are trying stuff out, you canít trust anything about the apparent form factor.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:15 PM #6
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That may be true.

Its could be the next Etek.

If its a new Etek, a new LV cant be far behind.

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Old 01-26-2020, 06:24 PM #7
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That may be true.

Its could be the next Etek.

If its a new Etek, a new LV cant be far behind.

I’m not sure there’s really enough of a market for stacked poppets these days to justify two product lines. Typically Planet lead by doing the high end version first then the cheap one, that’s what happened with the Ego/ETEK. Although that model went crazy when they did mid, low then high with the GTEK, ETHA2, CS2.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:27 PM #8
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Honestly if they made a AT-Pipe etek I'd be happy with that. Long as it shot close to an LV1.
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Old 01-26-2020, 06:30 PM #9
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I’ve just noticed, on the pics of the spool valve marker. That’s a CS1 front grip, not a CS2. This is spicy. I wonder if they are using it to test the LV2 lower separately, as they’ve got some stuff to work out with the air paths.
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Yeah, could definitely be a fake AT-Pipe.

Also, to me the Spool Valve design looks like another CS1 series Marker.
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I’m hoping it’s an etek 6 with an AT pipe, and that the ego14/lv2 will be hose and pipeless finally.
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I bet that AT pipe is fake.
I could never justify buying a brand new gun but if this is an LV2 I absolutely would.
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I bet that AT pipe is fake.
How much?
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