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Old 06-24-2011, 09:59 PM #1
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New Player Help

Hey guys just started paintball only been once loved it. I want to buy a cheap but good marker, thinking about getting a spyder vs1.Please help if you have any other suggestions on markers.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:22 PM #2
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Since you're starting a spyder is a great route to go. They're simple and get the job done.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:31 AM #3
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Also, look at used older markers.
This is a simple kind of buying guide and a small info posting about different types of paintball guns.
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3579890

now I, personally, think a marker like a trilogy or some older higher end marker like a nice Autococker or a Shocker would be the way to go. They're a bit more complex, but they're easy to get the hang of and are fully customizable. Owning these also teaches you very quickly how to tech and maintain your markers if you're the person willing to look after your paintball gear. Mind you, it's actually more fun than you think to take a marker apart, clean it, and put it back together.


Before buying the marker, as the guide says, look to buying a mask like a JT Proflex, which is simple, light, comfortable, safe, and inexpensive.

Then worry about things like your hopper, in your stage of playing, a revvy/revy/ReVLution loader would be the best. It can feed a consistent 13balls per second and is light and durable as all hell.

The marker should be one of the LAST things you should look to buying, trust me, it makes it far more awesome once you get it, too.
Btw, a tippmann 98 or a Tippmann/Army Carver One isn't a bad start at all. Can't go wrong for $75, and just buy the Deadlywind RVAP and a CP 12" .685 bore barrel that's A5/X7 threads later on and you're set!
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Old 06-25-2011, 09:28 AM #4
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I'm also going to say starting out with a Spyder is a good idea, because:

-While used markers can often be a good value, buying one as a new player isn't a good idea in my opinion, as you could be overpaying or buying a marker with a lot of problems and not realize it. With a new marker, there's a much lower chance of having technical issues, and if something does go wrong, you can contact the shop/manufacturer for recourse.
-Having owned a Spyder specifically, I think they're a good marker for beginners. They're pretty reliable, easy to maintain, and upgrades are widely available and usually pretty simple to install.

As for the rest of your setup:
-Get a good mask. Go to a shop, try some on, see what's comfortable. Or, alternatively, ask players at your local field if you can try their masks on to see what you like. I'd highly recommend getting a mask with a thermal lens, as they don't fog up as easily as a normal lens.
-Spyders will run on CO2, but get a compressed air (HPA/Nitrogen) tank if you can. I've seen 48ci 3000psi tanks new for as low as $35. It's better for the gun, and it's more consistent, meaning better accuracy, and not needing to chrono again when the temperature changes. Also, a lot of higher end guns won't work with CO2, so if you decide to upgrade, that's one thing you won't need to replace.
-Get an inexpensive electronic hopper, a pod pack, and at least 4 pods.
-Assemble a field repair kit - Any screwdrivers or allen keys you need to work on your marker, the lubricant recommended in the manual, a squeegee, spare batteries, spare o-rings, and some q-tips.
-If you're looking to buy some paintball clothing, pants are a good investment. There are a lot out there that can be had for less than $50 per pair. They have padding in the right places, they're durable, and they breathe. Don't worry about getting a jersey. They don't really provide a significant advantage.
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:06 PM #5
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Thanks I think I will start with the spyder vs1 and work my way up
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:01 PM #6
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I say start with a mechanical marker, then work your way up, and once you're ready for something like speedball, go electro.

Actually, the electra is ridiculously good as an electronic marker. Just the operating pressure is super high until you get a better bolt and it's spyder threaded... which means you'll need a new barrel that's cocker threaded when you with to a non SP/GoG or Spyder marker later on.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:24 AM #7
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Why start with a mech? Should start with the best market possible for his money IMO.
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:00 PM #8
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Why start with a mech? Should start with the best market possible for his money IMO.
Because using a mech makes you learn to make shots count, rather than relying solely on accuracy by volume. Also, no need to worry about dead batteries when you're still figuring your equipment out.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:03 PM #9
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and when you're new the best thing to do is have a simple, reliable work horse (that easily morphs into a simple reliable backup or loaner) complex things tend to break down when mishandled, which may sour the new player on paintball as a whole.
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:19 PM #10
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Why start with a mech? Should start with the best market possible for his money IMO.
I'm pretty sure a new player isn't going to know how to take apart and fix a better market gun like a shocker.

To me it's best to start small, know what you are getting into, then make your transition how you see fit. Whether starting out with a tippman and then rocking an ego. Or just staying with the tipman and getting other lower guns.

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Old 06-29-2011, 04:04 PM #11
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I do actually know how to take most guns apart but I just need to know what is the best starting gun for a new player like me.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:22 PM #12
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taking most guns apart is usually no harder than disassembling a puzzle, but maintaining them and diagnosing problems is like building one of those 3D puzzles. that said, i also reccomend getting a simple electronic gun. not a piece of crap, but a perfect starter gun imo is a g4, or maybe a rail.
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:12 PM #13
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how much are you willing to spend and do you care if it is new or used?
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:01 AM #14
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Awesome advice! Total newb here too so am in the same boat.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:34 PM #15
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how much are you willing to spend and do you care if it is new or used?
i dont care if its new or used and my price range is about 250
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:32 AM #16
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i dont care if its new or used and my price range is about 250
than get a infinity legend for around 200 great guns. i personally own one beats me pmr etek and my old borg.
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:55 PM #17
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Thanks for all the help
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:16 AM #18
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Yup
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:19 PM #19
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I found a great stater gun that I am going to buy it is the kingman syder mr1.
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