The year 2017 was once again exciting in the high-end segment. Virtually all manufacturers have come up with some improvements or improvements and have upgraded your High End Paintball guns a good deal. In this article, we would like to give you a brief overview of the 2017 season as well as a product conclusion from our point of view as a dealer and a player.
WHICH PAINTBALL MARKERS BRANDS & MODELS HAVE THE NOSE IN 2017?
As in previous years, there has not really been much change in the pre-market position. It is still the big brands and manufacturers who dominate the market and who present the decisive innovations and innovations. Below we have a list of the top 5 brands and the current Paintball Markers models listed for you.
The company Dye has designed your models for a lifetime of 2 years. As in 2016, the Dye M2 is the flagship. New in the year 2017 is the MOSAir technology, which integrates a few cool, new features and enhances the marker a significant bit. See below for more details.
PLANET ECLIPSE EGO LV1 AND GEO CS1
As usual for years, the brand Planet Eclipse has also this year two high end paintball markers with different bolt systems on the market. The Ego LV1, which is currently available in the LV1.5 version , is a very advanced Rammer, while the GEO CS1, which is also currently available in the latest version as GEO CS1.5 , is a Spool Valve marker with a closed Casing. Both markers are the best in the market for what you can buy at the moment. Planet is one of the few brands that makes the final assembly of their paintball markers still in Europe, more precisely in England. This can be seen already when you first saw a Planet Eclipse Paintball markerin the hand. The processing is simply outstanding.
DLX LUXE ICE
The Luxe Ice is the successor model of the Luxe, which has been on the market since 2007, or the later Luxe 2.0 and Luxe OLED Paintball marker models. The Luxe Ice, unlike its predecessors, has been redesigned in many respects. The optics have become significantly more modern and more straightforward. The new PowerCore bolt is one of the most gentle and efficient ever. In addition, it is simply long-lasting and works without problems. Maintenance is also very simple, thanks to the toolless bolt concept, even though it is no longer unique on the market.
EMPIRE VANQUISH 2.0
The Vanquish unfortunately occupies only one of the rear ranks. As popular as this Luxe clone in the USA is also with the players may be, in Europe he unfortunately still after several years and in the 2. Bauserie still can not really take a foot. The Vanquish is in terms of performance and performance synonymous with the Luxe 2.0 OLED, and is even better in places. Players are still deterred by the much higher weight, the clunky ASA and the look of the marker. To defend Empire, you have to mention here that the Vanquish 2.0 has already become a real eye-catcher, compared to the previous model. But still it can still reach the top 3 on the market. Man may be curious about where to goEmpires High End Paintball Markers segment and the Vanquish series in the next few years.
THE BIGGEST INNOVATION 2017 – DYE & PLANET ECLIPSE AT EYE LEVEL
You can safely say from the outset that no manufacturer has completely reinvented the wheel. What has to be the benefit of the individual brands, however, is that they have always developed their products meaningfully to make the paintball markers as efficient as possible.
In our opinion, this year Dye and Planet have made the biggest steps forward in terms of innovation and progress.
Dye has maintained its M2 model from the previous year and missed a new inner life with a lot of gimmicks. The new MOSAir board of the marker can be charged not only wirelessly by induction, but it also communicates with the loader and mask of the player via the new eVoke system and transmits information such as ammunition stock and battery status via acoustic signals. What exactly the individual player uses it all, of course, is left to him.
Planet, on the other hand, is currently caught up in the innovation drive. The changes are never really big, but many. In the past 12 months Planet has already launched the 3rd version of its current Spole Valve high-end paintball marker GEO . The latest model is CS1.5 and has been reworked not only visually, but also with regard to weight, the bolt, the valves and the arrangement of the internal components. Step by step, Planet has made a high-end marker on the top of the season from the CS1 model, which is now out of focus, and has to hide from any other model on the market.
HIGH END PAINTBALL MARKERS AT A GOOD PRICE
We are often asked how to get a high end Paintball Markers and whether it is useful to buy them as needed.
The fact is, at the end of each season most brands bring their novelties onto the market. This happens mostly in October, at the Paintball World Cup in Orlando, USA. Probably the biggest annual paintball event of its kind. Just in time for the World Cup, you can usually watch the second hand market prices drop a good bit and you can get the one or the other Paintball Markers special offer.
Players who do not always want to wait so long, or who simply do not want to just run with the old equipment from the previous year over the field, should simply add a new marker. The price difference is usually only a few hundred euros, you have a full 2 year warranty from the dealer / manufacturer and you can be sure that you always have the latest and most powerful equipment at your disposal. This in turn is a clear competitive advantage on the field.
Source: Pros Paint Ball