Since its creation in 2004, the EGO has been a consistent threat on every battlefield. Whether you play scenario, woodland or the highest level of speedball, the platform has adapted and moved with the times to provide an incredible level of performance that never fails to impress.
We’ve said it many times before, we feel the LV1, in its various forms, is pretty much the perfect poppet valve marker available. The way it feels, performs and outlasts the competition is testament to the LV1’s superior qualities.
And with great performance comes great popularity, hence the latest incarnation of the LV1 platform, the EGO LV1.6
More than just a cosmetic upgrade, the LV1.6 features a brand new custom designed solenoid which gives the LV1.6 increased reliability, performance and longevity and a superior shot quality.
A first for the LV platform, this new solenoid empowers the user with the ability to perform their own routine and advanced maintenance with ease, should they ever need to.
And the dual SFRs also give the user exceptional levels of control over the bolt and rammer speeds, opening up endless potential for the tuning of shot characteristics, feel, efficiency and speed. Combined with the fully adjustable LPR and two weights of rammer, the LV1.6 demonstrates a level of adjustability not found in any other platform, allowing users to create their own unique playing experience.
Trends, game formats, player requirements and desires change over time. By pushing the boundaries of performance and reliability we keep the EGO as relevant today as it was the day the very first one hit the field, retaining its spot as the very best poppet marker available.
The LV1.6 is the latest iteration of a legacy that has spanned over 15 years and generated memories for thousands of players around the world.
Through the LV1.6, the EGO legend lives on.
At the very heart of the EGO LV1.6 is the industry-leading Lever Valve system (hence the LV in the name). The system incorporates a profiled (cam-shaped) lever between the rammer and the exhaust valve that is used to separate the action of the rammer and bolt from the action of the valve. This additional element in the mechanism has several major benefits over the conventional directly-linked knock-open system, particularly with respect to the force required to open the valve and the rate at which the valve is opened.
This indirect operation of the exhaust valve means it can be opened slower, with considerably less force, yet retain excellent seal integrity, something that has blighted other low opening force or balanced valve systems.
While existing designs may require a low force to open the exhaust valve they are still bound by the need to overcome blowback using the speed and mass of the bolt which means that the valve has to be opened with a greater speed than is actually required. Often, these designs will also suffer from low closing forces that can drastically affect efficiency. The LV platform suffers none of these drawbacks; the valve can still utilise a large closing force to help create a robust seal and yet, through the mechanical advantage of the lever, it requires significantly less force from the rammer to open it.
The EGO LV platform’s Lever Valve system is a truly unique and efficient system unlike anything previously seen on a marker of this kind.