Let’s start building the Ultimate Emek
After speculating for over two year if we would see colored grips for the 170R we have our answer! Planet Eclipse have been making colored grips for their paintballs guns for a very long time. Eclipse normally save them for their higher-end guns like the CS2 or the LV1, but now you can pick a set up form your Gtek 170R and the mechanical version of the 170R the M170R.
A $1000 is a nice sweet spot to make a setup. It’s always fun to start looking at the cool stuff first so let’s start with guns, we have the Dye DSR, Empire SYX, Planet Eclipse 170R, and Shocker XLS.
The name might be a little confusing, but this is the 4th version of the Planet Eclipse LV1. Planet Eclipse released the first version of the LV1 in 2013, then about a year later released the LV1.1, which was mainly just a small upgrade to the LPR. In 2016 the LV1.5 was released and discontinued in 2018, now in 2020, we have the LV1.6 which has some minor internals updates and some cosmetic changes.
Geo 4 is official and will retail for $1195.95 and start shipping in March 2020. The Geo 4 is a new spool valve gun from Planet Eclipse. Currently, Eclipse offers the Emek, Etha 2, MG100, 170R, M170, and CS2 all spools valve. that use the super popular GammaCore bolt system, the Geo 4, however, will use the older IV Core that was found in the CS1 and Geo 3.5.
Falling like a flashback to 2018. Planet Eclipse are re-re-releasing the LV1 with a new version, the LV1.6. The LV1.6 can be seen as a cosmetically updated LV1.5, that comes with a new solenoid that is easily repairable.
There have been some very very heavy rumors of a new paintball gun from Planet Eclipse the past few months, do they have an LV2 cooking or maybe a cheaper CS1?