Originally Posted by TokyoRose
I read the stickes a while ago and totally forgot it was there
I am more curious why it did not show up in the search...
As far as the remote line, your preaching to the choir I use an on gun setup with a steel tank on my nerve and the weight doesnt bother met at all. Hell, I used to shoot a force 5 autococker with a 114ci tank. I even used a shoebox shocker with a 114 carbon filled with c02 for a couple of days. This marker is not for me however. I know that all of the kiddies on here love to do what the pros do, love to quote dynasty dysected on proper marker setup, ect, but frankly whatever gets people out there playing and enjoying themselves is what is important to me.
Not to mention the fact that professional paintball is played in a very static manner, and not all people use the same tactics, methods, have the same sort of oponets, goals, or the same quantity of paint.
As for the Ion, I love those markers. Personally I like the defiant 2s more, but I would shoot either one any day of the week.
Um...you welcome?? If your calling me one of the "kiddies", you're wrong. I could post old PB/battle stories too, but it doesnt help answer your question.
I know that the gear isnt meant for you, you said that in the first post.
I feel that a little girl can handle a 45/45 easy enough, plus you can "shoulder" it. Also, most packs that have tank holders arent really that comfy and the tank bounces around pretty good when running.
After holding my ion & D2 side-by-side, I feel that the D2 is the better choice for strictly size reasons, but the ion has less kick. I also have the grip panels off of mine, which would help for smaller hands.
I think I would get the D2 for her because:
they are both about the same price used
not as many people have D2s compared to Ions
I feel that the maintenance on a D2 is easier than an Ion(except mabye a stage5 body)
Probably a bit better efficiency
seeing the bolt move everytime you shoot is cool