The Bob Long Vice is the current flagship Generation 5 Intimidator. Bob Long intended the Vice to be the most feature rich paintball marker available for its price tag. Thus far, the Bob Long Vice has already defined itself as new phenomenon amongst paintball enthusiasts. The looks are gorgeous. The performance is stunning. There is no doubt the Vice is here to stay.
How it Works:
The Vice firing sequence begins when the trigger is pulled activating the micro switch. If the break-beam infrared LED eye system senses that a paintball is properly staged in the breech, the motherboard energizes the solenoid coil opening its valve. This volume of air travels through a passage where it terminates at the back face of the ram. Next the ram is accelerated forward by said volume of air carrying the bolt along with it. Then the bolt pushes the staged paintball into firing position. Once the staged paintball is in firing position the ram continues forward further engaging the poppet shaft. The poppet valve is forced open. A blast of air rushes from the primary air chamber through the poppet valve housing. This air blast is redirected through the bolt toward the paintball accelerating the ball to 300 FPS in less than 6 inches of barrel length. During this process the solenoid coil has already been de-energized redirecting a volume of air through another passage where it terminates against the front face of the ram. Finally the ram is accelerated backwards by this volume of air allowing the poppet valve to close while carrying the bolt back to its open position. Now the on-deck paintball will fall into the staged position and the firing sequence may begin again.
What’s New and Innovative?
No more front mounting block for the Generation 5 Intimidators. The inline regulator receptacle has been combined with the grip frame to further simplify this new platform. To keep the marker compact we have incorporated the primary air chamber down into the forward grip frame region to create the correct volume needed. The Generation 5 grip frame has shed its clamshell roots to favor a thinner, lighter, less complex design the width of a common 9 volt battery. We capped off our grip frame overhaul with Marq Series compatible motherboard and grip panel mounting points. Our new slimmer LPR features a new thread less mounting design and more aesthetically completes the front end of our Gen 5 models. Each Vice utilizes our famous Leverlock Feed Neck for quick tool less hopper swaps. Also included is our Gen 5 Pillow Bolt which more softly contacts the paintball in the early stages of the firing sequence. We have added a new spin to the already proven “push-push” ram system. The rear portion of the ram is now guided by a bore in the mainbody itself while the ram’s front portion is guided by a very unique poppet housing, which doubles as a ridged stop to help control poppet valve open time. Not only is the Vice 4C eye compatible but the original finger style ball detents have been nixed in favor of the new Marq inspired spring driven linear travel design.