We’ve got another great high-end tournament-grade paintball marker for you guys today, right out of the 2014 World Cup. Straight from the mouth of Billy Wing, the R+D designer over at DYE Paintball, we’re getting a great look at the new DM15, the latest entry in the Dye Matrix line. If you’d like to hear him talk about it personally, we’ve got the video of that right here.
Like any great tournament series of markers, the Dye Matrix 15 improved on its predecessor while keeping the best features. The DM15 takes the low profile, gas-thru designs, LPR, Reach trigger, and the Hype 4 regulator of the DM14 and adds, or shall I say, takes away, an incredible amount of weight. weighing in at just over two pounds, this marker is as light as the fully mechanical Azodin Kaos marker, yet optimized for tournament play.
Of course, just dropping weight isn’t what makes the DM15 DYE’s next step in tournament markers. As Billy Wing says, DYE has taken a lot of cues from both players and aftermarket mods. While players might have complained about the thickness of the foregrip on previous Matrix markers, the DM15 has slimmed it down, guaranteed to give you a tighter grip and much more control than any Matrix marker before it. Another cue from players that got DYE’s attention was the feed neck. by building their DYE lockdown loader clamp feed neck inside the marker, your hopper sits almost directly on the marker, cutting down feed neck heights by almost a half inch. Between cutting down the weight, length, and keeping your hopper closer to your marker, the DM15 is worlds more maneuverable than even the Matrix 14.
But the real centerpiece of this marker is the wildly popular aftermarket bolt that DYE decided to make standard on their new Matrix 15, and who better to talk about it than Billy Wing himself. I’m talking of course about the Billy Wing bolt. Designed to work at lower pressures with less kick and less bolt-stick, the B-Wing takes advantage of both Billy Wing’s 12 years of professional paintball experience and DYE’s craftsmanship. For the serious player, this is a huge money-saver. rather than spend the time and money (upwards of a hundred dollars) to upgrade your stock bolt to something that squeezes out an extra 3 to 4 rounds per second and ups your consistency all the way around, you now have it standard. Ask anybody who’s ever used a Billy Wing bolt, and I guarantee that you’ll hear nothing but good things.
The DM15 is similar enough to the DM14 that DYE loyalists won’t have any trouble adapting, but different enough to really improve your performance. The sleeker profile and lighter marker are destined to be a huge improvement, and all the integrated aftermarket goodies mean that right out of the box, you’re ready to play at a high level. If you’re looking for a tournament-grade marker, now is the time to check out exactly what DYE’s got to offer with the new DM15.