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Old 12-15-2011, 06:10 PM #22
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Tank size is only preference. Looks fine to me!
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:54 PM #23
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so many people i know love the 68/45 im sure it will end up being comfortable to you.. just gotta keep using it.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:22 AM #24
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68/4500 is pretty standard unless you're a tiny 12 year old or really like a short short short setup. I've used 45ci, some stubbies, and always go back to the 68.



Me^ Little higher up than is normally ideal what whatever works.
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Old 12-26-2011, 07:26 PM #25
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Wait, if OP is still reading this...

What's the hydro/birth date on your tank? Is it from before 2005? That may be why it's "so big".
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:29 PM #26
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im 16 and i love 45/4500 best tank size ever!! (my personal opinion)
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Old 12-29-2011, 04:12 PM #27
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go to a pro shop, or if your team has different size tanks, try them out on your gun and see what feels best. for some people, a 68 is too big, for some people, its too small. ive been using a 72 ci 3000 psi steely for 7 years. im thinking about picking up the guerilla air 110 ci tank. i like big tanks, i dont like worrying about filling up every game. its all about preference. just try out some smaller tanks and it should work fine.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:55 PM #28
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Im 19. Im not growing much. actually im shrinking as im trying to loose weight.
I dont want to play back anymore so im tring to get faster.

do the regulator size make a diffrance. my tank is a stock empire air. the reg looks to be about 3 paintballs long. do they make smaller regs? it just seems like half the length of my gear is tank.
be careful with smaller regulators. If you have an asa or on/off that is positioned too far forward, the regulators gauge may hit the back of your grip frame, causing you to move the asa or on/off back so you can screw in the regulator all the way, and thus losing the shortness in length.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:01 PM #29
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hey man it just depends how tall you are and the length of your arms for sure i use a 92/45 its huge but i'm 6'8 i have long arms it feels strange to me with small tanks...
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:17 PM #30
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I have been using a 68/45 sense i way about 11, i think i was about five foot. longer setups always feel the best
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:54 PM #31
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I have been using a 68/45 sense i way about 11, i think i was about five foot. longer setups always feel the best
For you maybe, but definitely NOT for everyone. Only tanks I find truly comfortable in a plain bottom line position are 9 oz, and those stubby 48 CI tanks. Just about everything else feels too long and rather unstable. Of course I also don't play all hunched forward (hurts my back).

So for larger tanks (since the fill lines are, well, annoying) I need the setup shortened up a bit. Luckily there are plenty of options for that.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:00 AM #32
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i switched to a 2010 pmr.

Much better.
also i have a grip on the tank so it feels right at home.

although for some reason i think the phenom did better in speedball than the pmr.
it just felt a little better. guess im not used to airball yet.
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Old 01-07-2012, 12:49 AM #33
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I first had a 68/45, then I switched to a 48/45 because it was too long. I had to lean my tank on the top of my shoulder to shoot; I couldn't properly shoulder my gun.

I use my 48/45 and love it. Honestly though, it's all personal preference. I know guys who use 88/45 tanks and love them.
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Old 01-07-2012, 01:12 AM #34
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I love my CP 68 45, Iam selling it right now but ONLY becuase i need a HP tank for my cocker otherwise I would never get rid of it.

getting a invert 56 45, great size also.
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:30 AM #35
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:38 AM #36
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Proper tank length, it should come almost to your elbow if you hold it like that. It should also touch the underside of your arm.

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Old 02-04-2012, 09:45 AM #37
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im 6' and use a 50/45 Ninja stubby. love it and will more than likely never switch. some people like a lengthly setup to where i like the play as tight to the bunker as possible.
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Old 02-04-2012, 05:47 PM #38
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You can still play a bunker tight with a 68/45 or longer set up.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:14 PM #39
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if you really want to play tight in a bunker buy a spoolie. Axe is a good in between and will still let you play tight.

for comparison 68/45 is about the size of a 20 oz.
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im 6' and use a 50/45 Ninja stubby. love it and will more than likely never switch. some people like a lengthly setup to where i like the play as tight to the bunker as possible.
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You can still play a bunker tight with a 68/45 or longer set up.
Both options have their pros and cons. A small tank will allow you to play tighter, more easily than a big tank. You can do it with a big tank, but it won't be as easy and it may be a bit cumbersome. Big things happen within seconds, and the ability to switch hands while crouched down behind a small bunker a fraction of a second faster may make the difference between success and failure.
On the same token, a small tank doesn't allow you to hold the gun as steady, instead of pressing it into your shoulder and supporting the weight of the gun it is harder to do. Laning and posting will be affected, you'll find it's a bit more difficult to do with a smaller tank. With a small tank you can easily lose control and miss some shots that you could have hit. You're shooting at spots that are maybe only an inch wide, the ability to put a steady stream into that inch may make the difference.

Despite popular opinion(or hope) there isn't something that can fit every mold, you have to make sacrifices somewhere in order to get the benefits elsewhere.

Most everyone but dedicated snake players normally chose the 68/45 because of the better handling, however, some of the front guys that want to squeeze a little bit tighter into their bunkers. So they go with a 45/45

It's all up to the individual and what you value most.

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if your going to post up in the back and dump paint and air then yeah a 68/45 seems like the better choice. its about how it feels in your arms tho.
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You have to try it to your shoulder and see. For most people, it's probably a good fit. If you're a front player, you might opt for a 45, but give a 56 a shot in that case, too. It seems to be a good compromise.
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