Ladies and Gentlemen Paintballers .. meet the New Ego Prime .... It’s all well and good bringing out something new with all its attendant advertising exclaiming all sorts of stuff that in normal circumstances amounts to jack sh!t. People tend to exaggerate their claims of performance and in some cases lie their fat ass off. And so, what is it exactly I’ve got here? I have an Ego11 that shoots more accurately, that’s what I got … Now, most people know Jack Wood, he’s the co-creator of all of Planet’s top markers; he is also one of our industry’s most respected individuals not just for his engineering expertise but also for his integrity .. He was about the most qualified person I could think of and so it was to him I turned to conduct the testing of my new Ego Prime. He compiled respective tables of data, the first relating to the fps variance of a standard Ego11 … in this test he shot around 50 balls and marked down their respective velocities with the use of a calibrated chronograph. He then went onto duplicate that velocity test with my new Ego Prime. The new Ego Prime performed well, much better than I or anybody else had anticipated; it’s no secret I was pretty surprised when the results came back. At this point it might prove useful to explain the area of a marker’s operation I was focused upon. It’s long been known that at high velocities the flow of air in a paintball gun becomes disordered and turbulent as it transitions thru the marker. The science of fluid mechanics underwrites this phenomenon and so I was on firm ground as long as I understood the subject, and luckily I did. As it travels from the air-tank to the back of the ball it undergoes many transitions and during those transitions, it will tend to produce a chaotic air flow in terms of its expansion through the gun. Generally speaking, this gas expansion eventually finds its way down the barrel thus propelling the ball outward but what’s important here is the flow characteristic of that air behind the ball. Fluid mechanics dictates that if you can reduce the disorder of the flow, you will improve upon its conformity and therefore its predictability. It’s actually easier said than done as I found out but after extensive testing, I did come up with a design modification to two components that provided the optimum effect on the marker’s performance in terms of its airflow through the marker. The new components reduced the somewhat chaotic air flow delivered to the back of the ball and in so doing; it gave the ball a more uniform acceleration and flight path. At this point, it might be best to explain exactly what laminar flow is; the laminar flow is what describes an air flow that has been streamlined and has its layers all moving in the same direction with no significant turbulence. This is what my new Ego Prime gives you the paintballer, no bs, no exaggeration, that’s what it does. I had always suspected I could improve the laminar flow characteristics of the marker but what I didn’t know was just how much effect it would have … the data I will now present shows you how much of an effect it has but just to make sure you have a good handle on what's going on here, I wanna put this data into some form of practical context. The main determinant in a marker’s accuracy will always be the ball you use and the outside conditions i.e. the wind effect experienced through the ball’s trajectory… and of course your skill as a shooter. I can do nothing about the paintballs, the wind or your skill level but what I can do is give you the best possible chance of translating your skill level to more accurate shooting. And with that in mind, what I can say for sure is .. with all things being equal, this new Ego Prime shoots more accurately .. as to how much? Let’s take a look at the data I will now present:- But what does this data actually say? Well, first off, this data hasn’t in any way been massaged, changed or fabricated. These are the tables Jack Wood drew up as a consequence of his testing procedures. And unlike a lot of the data presented on TV where they state something like 87% of women chose this hair wash over that, and in brackets they add [91 people tested] – what they don’t tell you is, they will have trialed many batches of 91 people [and other sample numbers] and they just cherry-picked the best results to put on TV. And in some cases, I am sure some of the batches tested would have presented data that countered any idea their product was superior; they just chose not to use that data. I haven’t done that … these are the results for the tests Jack did … end of .. duplicate them if you want, do what you like; it doesn’t change the fact this data was collected and presented with a 100% reliable procedure and presentation. I think Jack is planning to do more tests and as and when he does, I’ll present the results. Now, below is the data presented in graphical form for you techos :- Now, what does this graph really mean? It can be seen the darker Ego Prime curve is higher and thinner which basically means the shots were less spread around the mean…basically, we had a reduced set of shots that varied less in terms of fps from the average If the FPS spread variance is reduced in the Ego Prime, then this means two things, you can push the 300 limit [or whatever the event limit happens to be] significantly more and be confident you won’t go over, and it also, perhaps more importantly, must mean the Ego Prime shoots more accurately … if the fps variance is reduced as is shown in the Ego Prime curve then this means more shots were closer to the optimum i.e. more of the shots ended up where you aimed. This is an edge that serious ballers just cannot ignore if they truly want to compete at the top. The Ego Prime is exactly what it says on the tin ….. It’s the best, most accurate out there - it’s Prime time guys, it’s Ego Prime. And so, if you have any questions or queries concerning the New Ego Prime, just click on the following link and ask away, you can also order them from here as well ... Sales .