The Marq Rapper
Review By Bryan Cardis
When i first picked up the Rapper i noticed right off the bat it was one of the lightest markers i have ever picked up. From top to bottom this gun looks amazing. The no rise wedge feed sits a total of about an inch and a half above the top of the gun for the lowest profile marker i have used. The regulator is set up for easy adjustment and very consistent velocity and the swivel-top makes for convenient placement of macro line fitting. The LPR is hidden in between the grip frame and body for a sleeker look. The LPR adjustment point is located between the grip frame and inline regulator.
The eye covers on either side of the marker are easy to get into for cleaning of the eyes and detents, the rapper comes standard with a 2eye anti chop system but is ready for the 4eye upgrade. With the four eye set up most people think that they have a second set in case one gets dirty,this is not true. The first set located at the top of the breach is more of a warning system, telling the board that the ball is on its way to the second set that is located at the bottom of the breach. For the most part i can tell that with 2 eyes i chopped when i was down to the last few shoots, The four eye upgrade took that eliminated that problem.
When you pick up a Marq the first thing you may think of is a spool valve marker like a Shocker, but when you open this thing up you will see that it works like a Timmy. The "inline poppet valve system" is just that, located in the back of the valve is the rammer that is a long stem that runs through the poppet and connects to the bolt. The solenoid is manifold mounted and there is only one hose that runs from the the ASA to the LPR.
I have to say that Bob long has designed another step in the evolution in Paintball with the Marq line of Paintball markers. The Marq Rapper with its unique milling and light weight body design makes this a marker that should be on the top of every ballers wish list.