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Muddytaco
03-07-2006, 04:39 PM
After pre-ordering it almost 2 months ago it finally showed up today. Virtue even called to tell me it shipped last week even though they had already sent me an email with tracking number.

Boards comes in a nice tin bin:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P3070047small.jpg

Static sealed on the board, eyes are just laying on a piece of foam:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P3070048small.jpg

All the hoses were attached all you had to do was slip on the fittings and take your eye wire off the stock board and plug it into the virtue board:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P3070050small.jpg

the lazer eyes:
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y41/muddytaco/P3070052small.jpg

I have had the eyes for a couple weeks now and i have played with them twice and can tell you there is absolutly no problems with them, well except there kind of a tight fit.

I had no problems fitting the board into the frame, everything was spot on. Programing the board is very easy, very smiliar to the infamous tadao board. You simply hold the trigger in and turn it on, tap the trigger to scroll through the leds to the one you want to change, hold the trigger down and it will blink a number of times telling you what the setting is set at, after it stops blinking you simply pull the trigger to the number you want it set at and it blinks back want you just put in, it then scrolls through all the leds really fast and goes back to the menu. After getting all the setting put where i wanted them I aired it up, no leaks. After turning the eyes off i dry fired a few in semi, it seemed a little faster then stock, couldn't really tell without paint. The trigger pull did feel alot better with the 80g switch instead of the bouncy stock 25g. After playing around in semi i switched it over to breakout mode, it was freaking fast. My dad came outside and the first thing he said was "OMG! What the hell did you put in that thing?"

So far i am extremly happy with it. I will make a video of all the modes with paint tomorrow when i have some light.

Santy
03-07-2006, 04:48 PM
sweet, and vid would make it sweet-er.

big_daddy_d
03-07-2006, 04:51 PM
:D thinkin about this board as my next purchase:D

Drefish99
03-07-2006, 05:11 PM
Congrats on the purchase. I love my Virtue chip in my DM4 and if the eye logic and programing is anything like it you have chosen wisely. :waytogo:

DRAGON
03-07-2006, 05:34 PM
So they finally came out with an Ion board or were they just out of stock? When I was at the Cup last October the Virtue guy told me they were ready to release that board shortly after the Cup was over -

big_daddy_d
03-07-2006, 05:54 PM
Weren't released until recently

Drefish99
03-07-2006, 06:55 PM
It's because SP was holding on to all the solenoids till just recently. They were able to start selling to the 3rd party board companies to put them on their boards. All the board companies like Virtue, TAG etc. had to wait until they sold them since if they were to make their own they would have probably had a lawsuit on their hands. :(

druid
03-07-2006, 08:24 PM
whoa dragon....they haven't been officially released yet...those that pre-ordered just got them. There's an article in Ion Owners from Virtue explaining to Punisher's why they weren't the first to get them...

READ ABOUT IT HERE...2/3rds THE WAY DOWN FROM MIKE (http://www.ionowners.com/showthread.php?t=9398)

vikingshadow
03-08-2006, 04:26 AM
I love the virtue board I have for my Shocker. Good purchase - if it's anything like they already have out, you'll love it as well!

ooglieboogliebob
03-08-2006, 12:31 PM
nice :) .. i'll be looking forward to that vid :)

Muddytaco
03-08-2006, 04:40 PM
Little update:

I got home to late to make a video but i ran a couple pods through it b/c i couldn't wait any longer. I must of got the setting dialed in pretty good as i shot 250, 251, 251, 252, 251 :D according to my handheld chrono, a X-radar. I forgot to leave it up for the bps but i can tell you that, thanks mostly to the cheetah board in the halo, it was shooting at atleast 23-24 bps on max ramping uncapped.

I already know i won't get home till after dark for the rest of the week so i guess the video is going to have to wait till sat. sorry :(

Muddytaco
03-09-2006, 10:59 AM
I made a short video during lunch today:

http://media.putfile.com/myionvideo

I only got to shoot two modes with paint because the halo wouldn't feed paint for some reason, the rest are dry fire. I will get a video up of all the modes with paint this weekend once i figure out the problem with the halo.

NB_Hacker_NB
03-09-2006, 11:43 AM
Umm I hope I never meet you on the field...lol.

aodsnyper
03-09-2006, 12:06 PM
mighty fine marker and setup you've got going there. i'm still undecided on boards yet so i appreciate this video.

justin

claustrophobia9
03-09-2006, 01:20 PM
hawt

wait, let me get this straight, a board you paid extra for, for the halo, wasnt working properly!? batteries? or does it sux

ooglieboogliebob
03-09-2006, 01:53 PM
i like the gun, and nice vid :) .. i like it

Muddytaco
03-09-2006, 07:04 PM
hawt

wait, let me get this straight, a board you paid extra for, for the halo, wasnt working properly!? batteries? or does it sux

I used it on my mech cocker last sunday and choped a few balls do to double feeding b/c of the pressure put on the balls, the single cocker detent can't take it. I haven't had time to clean it yet sence it takes a while to break down the halo. I believe there is paint on the eyes because it wasn't even picking up my finger very good when i put it up in the feedneck.


edit:
Fixed it. The eyes were dirty.

ShadowX
03-10-2006, 02:42 AM
wow, that gun is amazing. how much are the virtue boards and when will they be released?? maybe my ion will be like that someday....

ooglieboogliebob
03-10-2006, 02:53 AM
it is already out .. check here (http://www.virtuepaintball.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.catalog&categoryID=77 ) for more info ... it's gonna be pretty pricy though