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Old 05-02-2011, 06:48 PM #1
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First tourney tips?

Me and my team are wanting to do our first four man speedball tournament soon. Is there anything we should know about speedball tournaments: tips, common mistakes, strategies, etc.

Much appreciated!
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:16 PM #2
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Old 05-04-2011, 12:44 AM #3
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well has ur team even practiced together yet i mean if u havnt u wont survive ur first tourney u gotta no how ta lane hit the snake move up when its appropriate, snapshot ect.....
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:59 AM #4
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dont sweat it. Just remember to put new batteries into ur loaders and guns and youll be fine. Having a rubbish bag for your gear at the end of everything is good to have. As its your first tournament you dont need to worry about your placing. Just get to the field and do a thorough walk of it and find all the serious lanes to look out for and to shoot. Also watch the other teams play and devise breakouts and game plans to counter them. Hope this helps
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:18 PM #5
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well has ur team even practiced together yet i mean if u havnt u wont survive ur first tourney u gotta no how ta lane hit the snake move up when its appropriate, snapshot ect.....
lol. I don't even know what else to say to this.

Read the first link, and like the above poster said put brand new batteries in everything and make sure your **** is working without trouble.

Don't expect to win, it's a bonus for your 1st tourney. Try to play well and winning will eventually come.

I'm assuming that it's a low division as it's your first tourney.
In low divisions players tend to make easy to punish mistakes, here's a few.

They don't shoot opposing players in when trying to fill a spot someone died from. Generally home filling a corner.
You should: Shoot out the corner, wait a minute(till the player fills), set the same lane, easy double kill, 1 away from your uva.

They don't play their bunkers tight or with the right form. You have a few options because of this.

You can drop shoot them. Drop shooting is basically lining up your shots so the balls will drop on them, probably their head or hopper. You don't have to see someone to kill them, you just have to know where they are at. This is easiest to do from opposite corners or home to a corner.

Easy pack shots are easy. Some players will play snake but be too far out from the inside between brick and the beam, leaving their pack kind of exposed on the tape side. If you're playing snake corner or snake you can get low and come out a bit to put a few shots on their pack.

Same works with dorito's but it's a much more common mistake in snake side.

Many beginner snake players don't shoot at the beginning of the snake and only play the brick instead of mixing up spots along the beam. As a result they only shoot at the brick. Back up a bit and shoot them, mix it up. You can even slide into snake, don't crawl if their are shots near the brick, come up and shoot the player shooting at the brick.

Watch for shadows and where the refs are looking. These can give away positions that you don't know are there.

Your gun is more of a swiss army knife tool. It can be used for things besides getting kills. You can shoot in gaps/zones on the field to prevent players from reaching a bunker or make them second guess about moving up.

If you are playing 4 man, try not to get into gun fights. Obviously you will, but you don't want them dragging on too long. Shoot them in and move to somewhere more effective. You can win gun fights but there's a good chance you can die fighting someone of equal or greater skill. Changing spots and using angles is much easier and efficient.

Your results should give you a decent indicator of how you are doing. If you place top 10, you're on the right track. If you place pretty low or last you have more to learn/practice.
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Old 05-12-2011, 11:23 AM #6
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pro tip

xp ref hb 11'

constantly move/barrel 2 eyes/gun up, clear listing, cut the chatter, watch the dead box/bodies, be rdy , be animals be an get pumped; this is a adrenaline driven sport not a drag in the sun lolly-gag-gin rich kid **** haha


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dnt ****ing CHEAT ill get you !
and you'l fackIN pay!
an thats just a fact
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Old 05-12-2011, 02:24 PM #7
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Old 05-13-2011, 01:51 AM #8
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pro tip

xp ref hb 11'

constantly move/barrel 2 eyes/gun up, clear listing, cut the chatter, watch the dead box/bodies, be rdy , be animals be an get pumped; this is a adrenaline driven sport not a drag in the sun lolly-gag-gin rich kid **** haha


leave you with

dnt ****ing CHEAT ill get you !
and you'l fackIN pay!
an thats just a fact
yes cause refs catch everything and we dont want to talk to each other that would be bad. wtf are you on?
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Posted by tHe tw3rkeR:
If I didn't have ramping Id only be able to shoot 2 balls a minute.. I have very retarded hands..

"Are they my balls all over your face?"
Karma Police 12 - "OMG IT has the worlds first ever SLPR (super-low pressure lpr) cause its gonna run at negative psi. worlds first ever anti-matter marker."
SquareDorito,"I shoot and it's going right at them, then the wind comes in and is like LOL JK!!"
".......then I busted to the spike and shot like 85 guys...did a run through...wiped five hits...bonus balled six kids in the dead box...and punched a little kid in the face......."
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:20 AM #9
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well has ur team even practiced together yet i mean if u havnt u wont survive ur first tourney u gotta no how ta lane hit the snake move up when its appropriate, snapshot ect.....
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pro tip

xp ref hb 11'

constantly move/barrel 2 eyes/gun up, clear listing, cut the chatter, watch the dead box/bodies, be rdy , be animals be an get pumped; this is a adrenaline driven sport not a drag in the sun lolly-gag-gin rich kid **** haha


leave you with

dnt ****ing CHEAT ill get you !
and you'l fackIN pay!
an thats just a fact
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Old 05-13-2011, 02:24 PM #10
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Old 05-13-2011, 04:27 PM #11
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pro tip

xp ref hb 11'

constantly move/barrel 2 eyes/gun up, clear listing, cut the chatter, watch the dead box/bodies, be rdy , be animals be an get pumped; this is a adrenaline driven sport not a drag in the sun lolly-gag-gin rich kid **** haha


leave you with

dnt ****ing CHEAT ill get you !
and you'l fackIN pay!
an thats just a fact
dont listen to the cut the chatter part of this you want to communicate well
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:08 PM #12
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lol. I don't even know what else to say to this.

Read the first link, and like the above poster said put brand new batteries in everything and make sure your **** is working without trouble.

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Your results should give you a decent indicator of how you are doing. If you place top 10, you're on the right track. If you place pretty low or last you have more to learn/practice.
All of that. Great first tournament advice.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:56 PM #13
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One common mistake...

People tend to tear down there markers and "clean and lube them" this is fine at an event where tech's are present or if you yourself are an expert... If not leave your gun alone, dont mess with it, if worked when you last used it, it should be fine. I've seen lots of people try and clean there markers and are then unable to get them working again.

But, do change all of your batterys. And bring tape and a bennie, you never know when it will rain... I cant even count the number of times rain showed up unexpect on a tourny weekend. And then vanished as quick as it came.

And if its hot where you are:
keep your paint out of the sun. And dont pod up until a few min's before your about to play.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:59 PM #14
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Old 05-14-2011, 01:25 PM #15
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