Magic Box was created during a time when internal upgrade parts quality was going down hill fast. Mr. Fan, the owner and head Airsmith of TOT Gun Shop in Taiwan, saw the need for change. TOT Gun Shop is considered to be the best upgrade and repair shop in Taiwan and that reputation was built with Magic Box airsoft parts. Armed with the technical knowledge of what it takes to achieve a perfectly balanced airsoft gun, Mr. Fan began creating a line of internal upgrade parts custom tailored to his specific needs and specifications. The end result was Magic Box a brand of competitively price internal upgrade parts that are second to none.
The Magic Box Extra Strong POM Polycarbonate Piston is an incredibly strong poly piston with 8 metal teeth. The first tooth on the piston was not molded because it helps reduce stress and chances of stripping. A strong poly-carb piston, like the Magic Box Extra Strong POM Polycarbonate Piston, is beneficial over an aluminum piston because it is significantly lighter weight, which transfers less energy to the gearbox shell, thus reducing the probability of cracking it, and increasing your gun's overall efficiency. This piston is a must have for high speed, high rate of fire AEG builds.
Manufacturer: Magic Box
Model: Extra Strong POM Polycarbonate Piston
Package Includes: Piston only
Removed tooth to alleviate stress on piston
Lightweight, durable construction
8 metal teeth
Installation of internal parts can be extremely difficult. Professional installation is highly recommended.
I believe the earlier reviewer is speaking of the Next Gen pistons made by Magic Box for the TM line of guns with recoil. They are not the same spec and have areas that would cause the piston to strip out in standard gearbox set ups. Either way, I have personally used this piston in two of my own set ups, and many other instances of tech work that I have completed for others. From DSG/ROF builds to high FPS builds, this piston has been the strongest I have seen. In some cases, slight modification has been necessary for proper cycling in the GB, but overall, I have not seen a more durable piston. The Lonex Extreme Toughness Red piston is not as durable as this one and the Magic Box is still lighter than that. While I believe the Lonex Red to be an amazing piston and I highly recommend it, this Magic Box piston takes the cake.
Very Strong - doesn't strip easily or ever from what I have seen
Very Durable - takes high FPS builds without failure
Light weight - can be made lighter while not losing any of its strength
Designed even for tighter gearboxes such as the VFC
Sometimes requires modification - but hey, not all gearboxes are alike.
Pricey, but this is for your higher end builds. It's talents shouldn't be wasted on simple repairs - even though it would strengthen the repair, cheaper options will do just fine.
Don't hesitate to buy this piston for those custom builds.
this is basically half polycarb half steel teeth, while the steel teeth are great the polycarb is kind of trash from the best I can figure, I've bought 2 of them and put them in the same rifle firing at 25rps and both stripped almost right away with siegetek gears jamming the whole gearbox with chunks of polycard, I had them installed right and AOE properly lined and everything lubed so I wouldn't advise it, it may be I got 2 lemons as I've had to buy 2 airnozzles that where magic box and the first one blew straight out of the gearbox but the second one was great but Im not going for a 3rd on this
steel teeth are quite resilient
the rest of the polycarb strips easy rendering it useless and a waste of money sadly :/