Wednesday, June 16, 2010

GEO 2 Review

This past weekend in Nebraska I was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of the new Geo 2's from Eclipse. Like usual, the gun came in the metal zipper case I've come like very much. It's the perfect size to carry everything you need and still fit inside any gear bag. The gun, the tools, lube, and the barrels, everything you need is in this little box that can take a beating.

Ok, now on to the gun. As soon as I could get it out of it's case I had it aired up and ready to go. As with any eclipse gun, the only trigger adjustment I have to do is back out the top most forward screw. I have no idea what the screw is for but I've done with all my eclipse guns since 2006 and it always make the trigger perfect. With that out of the way, I donned the .689 back, my prophecy and tank and was ready to rock. The first thing I noticed was how much more stable the gun felt in my hands. The small distance added to gap between the trigger frame and reg was perfect. I felt like I was going to battle with a rifle in my hand, not a little pistol. This small changed helped the gun stay more stable as I ripped off a few good lanes into some Nebraska corn.

Mykel in the snake

Before Greg would hell at me for shooting his beloved corn we decided to get things going and play our first match. Right off the bat I noticed I was more accurate than I had ever been before. Instead of shooting the guy with the 2nd or 3rd ball, I'd catch him with the first right away giving them no chance to flinch away and hide.

Even the GEO 2 can't save stupid moves...

The second improvement I noticed was the air efficiency. I was playing the tall cake on the dorrito side and most of the games my job was to lock off the snake side if we got a G off the break. Basically what that meant was I was shooting 4-5 pods a game easy. With my old GEO, I'd have to fill up after every game. With the new GEO 2 Bolt, I could stay out on the field and run backs to backs if need be.


The gun didn't get an easy first road either. Over the course of the weekend I shot close to 15 cases through it. We got rained on. It got tossed in the mud a few times and generally got beat up like any gun would if you played 9 matches with it. And through all this it kept firing and never missed a beat.

Overall I was very impressed with the small changes that ended up having a huge effect on performance. If you were a fan of the GEO, then the GEO 2 is a must buy. I know there's some diehard EGO fans (aka Todd Morrow) still out there but for those who like the spool valve design, the GEO 2 can't be beat right now.

Pics can be found at PennerPics

Monday, June 14, 2010

Eclipse Pro Player Poll

Eclipse started a poll of sponsored players to see who the fans wanted to hear more about. Mykel and myself were entered to come support your X-factor boys!!

Eclipse Poll

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Spa Racetrack and Practice

So I went with one of my teammates (Geoffrey) to the infamous Spa Racetrack in the hills of Belgium. He gave us a 4-wheeler to drive around the track and check out all the turns. Here's a few pictures from pit lane, the parking lot, and the track. The noise level is unbelievable, makes you feel like a little kid again.

We also had a practice two weekends ago on the new field of dreams. Only pictures will do it justice...


                                                       some spots.