Is Mechanical Better?
Exploring the Tippmann X7 Phenom Mechanical Paintball Gun
The debate over whether a mechanical or electric paintball gun is the best is not a new topic. Paintball players have discussed the benefits and pitfalls of owning a mechanical paintball marker versus an electrical since the invention of the electrical maker. The Tippmann X7 Phenom Mechanical paintball marker may just prove that the debate is over. Some of the pitfalls of owning a mechanical marker involve air efficiency. Tippmann has tackled that problem by including the FlexValve technology. The FlexValve operates below 300 PSI allowing for great air efficiency, which means you can unload more than 1,400 shots on one 4500PSI tank. Another reason to choose a mechanical marker is the cost, both in regards to purchasing as well as repairing. Electrical markers tend to have to be serviced by a trained professional. The Tippmann X7 Phenom mechanical paintball gun is easy to maintain and since it's made by Tippmann you know it's created to be sturdy and withstand the abuse that you give it.
Tippmann took things one step further for those people who want to start with a mechanical marker and upgrade to an electrical marker. The Phenom X7 can easily be upgraded with electronics at a later date. This means that if you are just getting into the sport you don't have to break the bank on your first marker. Investing in a sturdy gun like the Phenom X7 mechanical leaves you plenty of room to upgrade when you are ready.
Like many Tippmann paintball markers the X7 can be modified with extras including foregrips, magazine clips and rails so you can upgrade and deck out your marker to look like anything you want it to.