View Full Version : Ion or Used Impulse

08-11-2006, 06:30 PM
So I have been considering to upgrade my gun to an ion, but recently i noticed on ebay the selling of used impulses for the same price as a new ion but with upgrades. I asked the owner of my local shop what the difference between the ion and impulse was an he said that mainly it was just that ions uses cables throughout the gun to carry the air and an impulse just uses its metals casings/body. so should i get a stock ion new or a used impulse with some upgradees. :) :confused:

08-11-2006, 06:40 PM
My friend has an impulse(the gun is 10yrs old), he has never had the gun completly break on him, but the feedneck is a big weakness.

08-11-2006, 06:42 PM
I would get the ion cause its newer and has alot of upgrades. The impulse is just as good if not better but the resale is terrible so if you buy one dont expect to sell it later and get alot for it, and you'll probably end up keeping it. my friend bought a impulse for $200 and spent $300 for upgrades and no one wants it for more than $250.

08-11-2006, 07:49 PM

i dont know never really gave impulses much thought.
cause i not judont like the whole looks of PAINTBALL MARKER, i like a marker with a little detail, not just cylinder on a cylinder on a frame

but its entirely up to you
i would go to a field and ask to shoot a ion and then an impulse and buy whichever one you like

08-11-2006, 08:03 PM
Impulse = ugliest gun ever. I know thats not a good basis for a purchase decision, but I would rather get the Ion and upgrade it.

08-12-2006, 12:44 PM
besides the uglinessometer, which gun has better performance, lets say at a stock level

08-12-2006, 01:06 PM
Get the ion...you will be happier when the upgrade bug gets you in about 2 months. Plus then when you want to get another gun you will have more people to sell it to.

08-12-2006, 01:49 PM
buy my used impulse :D:D:D:D

08-12-2006, 03:42 PM
how much do u want for it

08-12-2006, 04:36 PM
replied to your PM

08-12-2006, 05:04 PM
an ion and impulse are so different they are barely comparable. no offense but your shopowner must be an idiot if he thinks they are the same. the operation is completely different, but im not gonna get into that now.

id go with the ion. the impulse design is outdated IMO. popit valves just arent my thing. plus, ions are much smaller and capable of more/newer upgrades.

and paradox: dont go there :)

08-12-2006, 08:17 PM
Imps look like ****, they have the largest profile ever (stick up way to high) and they are old. ION on the other hand is light, is new(so the upgrades will be easier to find) and is sexier looking. Honestly, I say spend a little more money and get a used Shocker. I personally dont like ION's or Imp's. I say go Timmy or Shocker.

08-12-2006, 08:32 PM
eya but how much is afreaking timmy or shocker, im like 17 in school, okay, dont really have money

08-12-2006, 08:35 PM
$400? I can find one for that. I'm 16 and in HS and I work for $9 an hour at one job and $5 at another, (keep in mind this is under the table) Just sell your rodeo, or better yet use it as backup and save up. Time and patience will land you a good Shocker or Timmy for $400 or so.

08-12-2006, 08:52 PM
ive been thinking about selling my rodeo, im probably going to try and scrimge for money and buy an ion and kkeep my rodeo

08-12-2006, 08:53 PM
the problem is with money for me is that its hard for me to save up when every month i have to buy like a freckin case of paint for like 40

08-13-2006, 05:31 AM
Ehhh.. most peoples basis for you not getting an Impy is horrible... Its ugly wahh....

Well get over it impys are totaly diffrent from Ions.. One is a Stack tube popit valve assembly and the other is a spool valve....

IMO i would say dont buy the Impy but if you wanted a stack tube... go with a Older timmy... 250-300 bucks will get you a pretty nice one... Besides they have loads of upgrades for timmys... No to mention stack tubes cycle fast then spools....