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Old 01-19-2011, 01:05 AM #1
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Back in the game

I am thinking about getting into paintballing again but I simply do not know whats going on. I used to play about 7 years ago but quit due to different reasons. I was wondering whats new in the paintball world.

Is there any new brands/designs of markers that started up?

What are the top selling/hottest markers on the market?

Any new gear that has hit the marker in the past few years?

If anyone can throw me some info, that would be great.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:08 AM #2
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7 years man tons have changed. New gear new styles new everything. Go check out the different company threads.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:37 PM #3
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best thing to do is to go to an online retailer's site and look around.

www.ansgear.com

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:47 PM #4
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if you want start playin xball i would buy a used etek2 there around $300 and are badazz!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:51 PM #5
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just do a look around here in the different forums including the bst and see what is new.. people on this site will buy a brand new gun and sell it a couple weeks later so sometimes you can get a great deal on a new gun at a used price
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:41 PM #6
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pretty much the only thing that is the same now from 7 years ago is that it is still called paintball lol
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:21 PM #7
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obvisiously he wants to hear what people have to say...
or else he woulda looked around already


biggest changes since 2004
-planet eclipse is now the biggest company in paintball
-smart parts goes bankrupt
-PSP switched to S7 format
-tippmann comes out with the X7, most customizable gun ever
-economy went to crap, so paintball got alot smaller


that'll start ya off
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:28 PM #8
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more kids are starting to play. alot more. most of them have their parents pay for their crap lol.

Ions are not the #1 starter gun anymore.

Shocker's aren't amazing unless highly upped yet everyone eventually gets one (just picked up my traitor)

New companies: Hostile Creations, Dangerous power, Invert and BT and Empire have guns

autocockers aren't being produced any more (excpet shocktech... I think...)

lots of people are starting to go pump because of the economy... and because it's badass.

guns became uber customizeable

Kee action sports bought Brass eagle, JT, and WGP but I think WGP is dead now... They now have the trilogy sport and tactical and the SR (all are atrocious abominations of autocockers)

Kee is the GM of paintball

Psp and NPPL aren't as big of a deal.

Almost no one makes PL markers any more

There are probably 50,000 different regs, barrels, triggers and ASA's on the market and a majority of them are crap.

People play alot more aggressively.


oh yeah, Alien got pretty big.

XSV may be using a marker that isn't uber high end next season (wtftftw?) (the Empire Axe, supposedly)
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:03 AM #9
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i went last weekend for the first time in 3 or 4 years and discovered a lot of this. i was walking around waiting for games to start, oggling at all the new gear and spaceship-looking hoppers/masks/guns with my friends. a lot has changed.

also, seems to me like paintball got cheaper. is that just cause last time i played i had no money?
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:18 AM #10
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autocockers aren't being produced any more (excpet shocktech... I think...)
i may be wrong, but i think they stopped with the sfl in 09
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