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Old 01-04-2007, 09:42 AM
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Default '06 Electra or Ion?

I'm trying to decide what my next marker is going to be. I am currently looking at the Ion and the '06 Electra. I'm looking at the Electra just off of looks alone. It's the sexiest painball gun I've ever seen. I'm also looking at the Ion because ot so McFreakin' popular and it's an efficient and smooth shootin' gun.

I guess my question is whether or not I can expect accuracy and performance from an '06 Electra that is equal to or better than the Ion. I have also been told that Spyders are user friendly and easy to maintain while the Ions are very maintenance prone (my friends' Ions always seem to leak alot).

I guess one of the biggest hurdles would be that Spyders seem not to be taken seriously and they don't seem to be very upgradeable. There is an almost endless pile of functional and cosmetic upgrade parts for the Ions. I see a lot of threads about Spyders and a lot of guys seem to be happy with their guns. It would be nice to be "different" where I play since so many guys use Tippmans and SP guns. It would be nice to show people that a Spyder can hang.
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:55 AM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

I'm not sure about performance wise, because I've never owned neither a Electra or an ION. But Electras are completely upgradable. There are so many options both for looks and performance. If thats one of the things you are worried about, dont be.
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:56 AM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

i would definatly go with the '06 electra
it is reknown for its managable maintanace
and is totally upgradeable
it is also a well rounded gun right out of the box
the ion on the other hand isnt the greatest out of the box
it really needs a lot of upgrades to be able to shoot fast and be reliable
so i would personally recommend the electra but its your choice
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:19 PM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

umm electra even tho they are a little bit more but the electra will last longer
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:02 PM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

definitely the electra. i own one and it shoots great out of the box as well as being very maintainence friendly. it takes about 10 seconds to take out the bolt and striker, lube then and put them back in and bam, your guns ready to shoot. being a spyder, you can clean it at the field if you ever have a chop, which you will hardly ever have unless your paint is to big or your hopper is to slow (or if you turn the eyes off ). Ions are not easy to disassemble and clean quickly like at the field, and they arent the greatest out of the box.

My opinion, go with the electra. plenty of ups, and it rips as hard as the ion.
but its your choice.

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Old 01-04-2007, 01:05 PM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

I spoke with Kingman today and I do know that they discontinued the Electra w/Eye.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:12 PM
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They may have discontinued it, but stores will still probably be selling it for a while.
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

instead of the electra how about the vs3 then upgrades are out there and more are on the way. it has eyes runs at low pressures. and shoots great out of the box. if you want the trocking trigger. I wouls save the money and buy the vs2 same gun with a reguloar trigger though.
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

Thanks for the input guys.

The VS3 is not an option for me simply because it's hideous. I don't know why they couldn't have stuck with the same frame and made improvements to it.

You can still pick one up on eBay.

So, is the '06 Electra a high pressure gun?
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:51 PM
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Default Re: '06 Electra or Ion?

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Thanks for the input guys.

The VS3 is not an option for me simply because it's hideous. I don't know why they couldn't have stuck with the same frame and made improvements to it.

You can still pick one up on eBay.

So, is the '06 Electra a high pressure gun?
Yes, the Electra is high pressure...

My girl bought be an Electra for X-Mas. I was going to trade it in for a VS3 but people have been telling me that the Electra and the VS3 are basically the same (except for the valves)
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