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Gtek vs Gtek 160R vs Geo 3.5

PoloRolo

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So I recently sold all of my gear and I need to assemble myself a new setup, so I could go to tryouts and training. And since I'm a Planet Eclipse fanboy I'm looking at these 3 markers. I have done a little bit of research about these markers, but didn't find many answers to what are the specific issues, how well they hold up etc.
If I was to buy a gtek or gtek 160R I would probably buy a brand new one.
So if anyone has experience with these markers can you give me a little bit of advice on them? As to what are their issues, which one performs the best and whether I should look in to other markers in a similar price range? (I obviously want to spend less, but 400-700 would be my limit)
 

Schmickle

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Hey mate, I have a Geo 3.1 with IV core which I really liked, but found that there was better out there for me (an RSX Shocker), but if you are set on a planet gun I would say go with a 3.5 because its a higher end marker which is a bit older, but has all the features of a high end! But I'd saw the best advice would be to go to your local field and ask people to try out what they have and get a feel of them, because peoples opinions and likes and dislikes may be different to your own! Hope this helps :)
 

PoloRolo

"We Kill Suckers" - Russian Legion
Dec 4, 2015
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Hey mate, I have a Geo 3.1 with IV core which I really liked, but found that there was better out there for me (an RSX Shocker), but if you are set on a planet gun I would say go with a 3.5 because its a higher end marker which is a bit older, but has all the features of a high end! But I'd saw the best advice would be to go to your local field and ask people to try out what they have and get a feel of them, because peoples opinions and likes and dislikes may be different to your own! Hope this helps :)
So what did you like so much about RSX Shocker that got you off the 3.1? performance side of it? maintenance?
 

Schmickle

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So what did you like so much about RSX Shocker that got you off the 3.1? performance side of it? maintenance?
Heard lots of good things about it, loved the looks, comes with a freak barrel so inserts can be used, I really like the ergonomics and how light it is as well as the trigger. Just preferred it, but it isn't huge differences really they are both great but came down to a few little things if that makes sense!
 

PoloRolo

"We Kill Suckers" - Russian Legion
Dec 4, 2015
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Heard lots of good things about it, loved the looks, comes with a freak barrel so inserts can be used, I really like the ergonomics and how light it is as well as the trigger. Just preferred it, but it isn't huge differences really they are both great but came down to a few little things if that makes sense!
Yeah, makes sense, personal preference, ill make sure to check it out though :D you never know
 
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Schmickle

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Yeah, makes sense, personal preference, ill make sure to check it out though :D you never know
The splash colours are really nice as well ;) Although for around £700 you could probably get a CS1, which I like more than the shocker ahah!
 

GRIMLOCK

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my brother has a shocker and it is a lovely gun but im not overly fond of planet guns anyway, they are very robust but not particularly interesting or smooth.
 

PoloRolo

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my brother has a shocker and it is a lovely gun but im not overly fond of planet guns anyway, they are very robust but not particularly interesting or smooth.
Yeah they probably aren't the most interesting guns, but I just feel like the fact that there is always demand for them and they are produced in UK just makes it easier to maintain and deal with, because im still fairly new, if i break a part of an eclipse it will be easier to find a replacement than something like a Bob Long.
 
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Kevin Winter

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Of the three mentioned, I'd go Geo every time. You'll lose money buying a new marker, and the Geo will give much better bang for your buck.
Always good tech support from Planet at events (they tech'd my 08 and 07 Egos at Campaign this year!) and their service direct is good.