Etek 5 – Welcome to the 5th Dimension
The ETEK line has always stood for durability and reliability. Now in its 5th generation, the New ETEK5 holds true to those same basic principles. It utilizes the finest materials wrapped up in a package that offers outstanding performance, class-leading ergonomics and an array of features that make it a formidable proposition at its price point. It pushes the boundaries of what has come to be expected from a mid-range marker.
The ETEK5 has achieved this by using the trickle-down effect of features and ergonomics from its class-leading high-end siblings. For example, the ETEK5 borrows its basic architecture and form from the incredible EGO LV1. Its integrated LPR assembly and SL4 inline regulator ensure the ETEK5 operates with exceptional consistency whilst employing an extended pitch between the foregrip and gripframe, providing the most stable and comfortable shooting platform possible. The all-new dual-density wrap-around grips and foregrips not only look the business, but also use our latest stippled inserts to give the user a higher level of grip and control, regardless of playing conditions.
THE NEW ETEK5 FOLLOWS THE SAME BASIC ARCHITECTURE AS THE INCREDIBLE EGO LV1
The ETEK5 points accurately and naturally whether snap-shooting or running and gunning. Internally, the ETEK5 now incorporates Zick3 technology which introduces a true 2-stage acceleration profile. This provides a very gentle initial acceleration to the bolt and ball which then increases during the 2nd stage of the bolt stroke to enable super-fast rates of fire. It enables the ETEK5 to be more gentle on paint whilst also reducing recoil. On top of that, the ETEK5 operates at much lower pressures compared to previous ETEK models. The much larger valve chamber combines with the high-flow valve and new soft-tip Cure5 bolt to deliver an HPR operating pressure of around 150psi and an LPR pressure of 85psi. The result is a quieter, smoother shot as well as having the added benefit of being more gentle on paint both in the breech and in the barrel.
FOR THE FIRST TIME ON ANY MARKER, THE ETEK5 ALLOWS THE USER TO PLUG AN OLED DISPLAY BOARD INTO THE EXISTING ETEK5 CIRCUIT BOARD WITHOUT ANY ADDITIONAL MAJOR UPGRADES
As standard the ETEK5 uses its crisp, multi-coloured LED system to indicate the current state of the marker. Firing modes and parameters are easily accessed and adjusted via the LED using combinations of button presses and trigger pulls.
For those wanting to take things a step further, the ETEK5 has the option of a graphical user interface through the OLED display upgrade.* For the first time on any marker, the ETEK5 allows the user to plug this OLED board directly onto the existing standard circuit board without the need for any additional upgrades, such as frames, grips or even the circuit board itself.
* Please note: the OLED display is an additional upgrade item. The ETEK5 does NOT ship with the OLED as standard.
This quick and easy to install upgrade gives the user an instant rear-mounted graphical display that sits within the existing window at the rear of the frame. The OLED upgrade empowers the user to quickly and easily adjust the marker control parameters, such as firing mode, dwell and also to monitor breech sensor status, battery level, shot count and the actual rate of fire in real-time. Semi and ramping firing modes are fully configurable to comply with the requirements of every major paintball league.
The ETEK5 continues the platform’s recent success of combining advanced lightweight and durable composites in core areas of the marker. Failure rates in areas such as the gripframe currently stand at less than 0.05% for all ETEK3/4 models ever produced proving time and again that these incredibly tough components are capable of resisting any and all kinds of abuse thrown at them. They are more than up to the job of carrying the Eclipse name for reliability in any condition.
Welcome. To the 5th dimension.