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Old 01-22-2008, 01:01 AM #1
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Tippy A-5 Speedball :P

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Ive got a tippmann A-5 with a flatline and an e-grip and im going to try to play speedball with it (stupid me..i know.)

I just wanted to hear what some of you have to say about speedball with an A-5. Is it pointless? waste of time? or could it actually be worth it?


Haha i know... kinda wierd.. but yeah
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:17 AM #2
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I have seen it done before, and quite well, They put a response trigger on it, and painted it white with black stripes. lol it looked really cool, but the guy said it took a lot of practice to get good with it. Not sure about the flatline, never seen that in speedball, but it can be done. I would personally just get a cheap electro and play with that, try to find an ion, you can get them for around a $100 on here used.
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Old 01-22-2008, 01:46 AM #3
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Speedball courses are so small that the flatline would only just make tight play around bunkers harder.

Other than that, if you're good, you don't need to worry about the gun you use.
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Old 01-22-2008, 02:47 AM #4
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I have seen a lot of ppl do it so nothing wrong with it.... you will want to swap the flatline for a different barrel though
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Old 01-22-2008, 05:34 AM #5
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The size and weight of the gun will play against you but it can be done. I did it for the longest time, with a 98c and a 114ci air tank on my gun no less. if you have the disposable income try and get some sort of drop forward or adjustable bottom line. this way you can bring the gun in tighter, and most of the parts can be moved onto a different gun.

other than that, go out and have fun.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:53 AM #6
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you could use a milsim marker in speedball if you really wanted. You wont have the advantages of a speedball marker (weight, speed, size) but as long as it shoots paintballs at 300 fps, you should be all set.
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:03 AM #7
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I played speedball with my e-gripped A-5 all the time..
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:14 AM #8
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Ive got a tippmann A-5 with a flatline and an e-grip and im going to try to play speedball with it (stupid me..i know.)

I just wanted to hear what some of you have to say about speedball with an A-5. Is it pointless? waste of time? or could it actually be worth it?
It's not stupid. I see it done all the time. And rather effectively at that.

I used an A-5 with Flatline and RT for several years on the speedball field. Took out more players than I can count right now (just got home from work, lol).

Depending on your position on the field, it can be very effective. I found the Flatline useful for eliminating any trajectory/lob estimations that some other markers require.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:05 AM #9
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hmm everything except the flatline sounds good.they are kinda paint picky but get a barrel kit like the J&J elite edge,evil pipe etc,and have max barrel length 14 inches
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:32 AM #10
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But still, even a promaster or ion would kill the A-5 in speedball. Or am i wrong?
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:34 AM #11
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well stock ion horrible so depends but upgraded ion would kill A-5 or be a close match in some cases....
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But still, even a promaster or ion would kill the A-5 in speedball. Or am i wrong?
Its the player, NOT the marker. You could hand a pro a broken Talon pump and give a new player an Ego and I guarantee you the pro will win.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:47 AM #13
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I would reccomend-

A drop forward-To keep you setup tight.

A 12 or 14 inch barrel-Because the flatline is bulky and not really necessary on small courses.

Double trigger-Pretty self explanatory.
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:47 PM #14
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Its the player, NOT the marker. You could hand a pro a broken Talon pump and give a new player an Ego and I guarantee you the pro will win.
well if its broken......
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:22 PM #15
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that is what barrel tags are for. lol the ultimate disgrace.
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:45 PM #16
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I have a vid of the memphis indoor challenge in 2001( I know its old) But team tippman effect was all using A-5s and they did really good.
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Old 01-22-2008, 11:19 PM #17
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Sweet
Ill try mine out this weekend
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:45 AM #18
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My friend uses an A-5 that's all stock minus a 12" barrel, he does fine with it.

A guy at my field also says he uses an A-5.

Just get out there, have fun, if people give you **** for using a Tippmann in speedball ignore them.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:58 PM #19
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sweet, sounds fun
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