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Old 02-08-2012, 12:13 PM #64
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I've noticed that here in louisiana, that the biggest problem with getting the sport to grow is that fields are very far apart. You pretty much have to live near one or you have to order and wait on everything. It turns a lot of people off to have to go three hours to play and spend a butt load of money each time. Thanks to the economy, there's not very much out there for rec players unless you're lucky enough to live near a field.

Nonetheless, I still try to use my older markers to get people to play with us. Sometimes works, sometimes don't
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:42 PM #65
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Are you that dude with the full sized camera attached to his A-5?
Yup.



The alpha black has a 18 inch Apex 2 barrel on it. (the 14 inch is too short to use with the shroud. Here is what it looks like without the shroud using the 14 inch Apex 2.






For the money the Alpha black is an amazing gun. My father in law broke his ratchet on his A-5 during our December event, and no one was using the Alpha black, so he used it the rest of the day, and said it was shooting BETTER than his A-5! (course he had the old style Apex on his A-5, and the alpha black has the new Apex 2).

I put a new Apex 2 on his A-5 for him after that... But, for a starter gun, if you like the mil sim look, the Alpha is a great deal.
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:50 PM #66
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Yup.



The alpha black has a 18 inch Apex 2 barrel on it. (the 14 inch is too short to use with the shroud. Here is what it looks like without the shroud using the 14 inch Apex 2.

For the money the Alpha black is an amazing gun. My father in law broke his ratchet on his A-5 during our December event, and no one was using the Alpha black, so he used it the rest of the day, and said it was shooting BETTER than his A-5! (course he had the old style Apex on his A-5, and the alpha black has the new Apex 2).

I put a new Apex 2 on his A-5 for him after that... But, for a starter gun, if you like the mil sim look, the Alpha is a great deal.
I have the Alpha Black as a secondary marker. I have the X7 as my primary. I only ask about the shroud for the alpha black because the 3-in-1 barrel has the 98 and A5 thread adapters.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:03 PM #67
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Yup.

[IMG]http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv50/FreeEnterprise/IMG-20120123-00033.jpg[IMG]

The alpha black has a 18 inch Apex 2 barrel on it. (the 14 inch is too short to use with the shroud. Here is what it looks like without the shroud using the 14 inch Apex 2.

[IMG]http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv50/FreeEnterprise/IMG_0116.jpg[IMG]

[IMG]http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv50/FreeEnterprise/IMG_0115.jpg[IMG]


For the money the Alpha black is an amazing gun. My father in law broke his ratchet on his A-5 during our December event, and no one was using the Alpha black, so he used it the rest of the day, and said it was shooting BETTER than his A-5! (course he had the old style Apex on his A-5, and the alpha black has the new Apex 2).

I put a new Apex 2 on his A-5 for him after that... But, for a starter gun, if you like the mil sim look, the Alpha is a great deal.
Why don't you get a smaller sports camera? It doesn't seem like you're hurting for money, why haul around that big one?
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I really like that camera, it shoots in 1080HD with 5.1 surround sound, and has TONS of image stabilization and carl zeiss lens with 10X optical zoom. The sports cams don't have zoom, which you have to have to see shots at normal playing distances.

Having money doesn't mean you should spend money... This camera retailed for $1,500 and I got it on craigslist for $200. My custom mount was under $25.
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camc...-31979960.html

It does what I need so far.
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I really like that camera, it shoots in 1080HD with 5.1 surround sound, and has TONS of image stabilization and carl zeiss lens with 10X optical zoom. The sports cams don't have zoom, which you have to have to see shots at normal playing distances.

Having money doesn't mean you should spend money... This camera retailed for $1,500 and I got it on craigslist for $200. My custom mount was under $25.
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camc...-31979960.html

It does what I need so far.
But it still does not seem worth getting a camera, unless you have your setup.
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I wouldn't say that... I filmed all of the videos below with an ATC3K camera which has a TINY field of vision compared to the new go-pros, contours, and tachyons...

I also filmed some of this with a cheap $25 flash video camera. And I was using movie maker when I started which is free.





You just have to think more about your shots... if they are over 50 feet away, it is too far to pick up well, unless they have light behind them.

Check this out, I made this years ago ONLY with that ATC3k. from ONE day of playing!



And here I am using the ATC3K for my helmet cam, and the cheap flash cam for my gun cam.



So, you can clearly make fun videos that show what is happening for cheap, and you learn as you go, so starting out with a $1,500 camera mounted to your gun clearly isn't for everyone... But, it fits my filming skill level now, so that is why I went to that.
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Down here competition is fierce and paintball season is year round, so players get good very quick.
Where do you play at? I would love to meet up with some fellow pumpers!
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I wouldn't say that... I filmed all of the videos below with an ATC3K camera which has a TINY field of vision compared to the new go-pros, contours, and tachyons...

I also filmed some of this with a cheap $25 flash video camera. And I was using movie maker when I started which is free.


You just have to think more about your shots... if they are over 50 feet away, it is too far to pick up well, unless they have light behind them.

Check this out, I made this years ago ONLY with that ATC3k. from ONE day of playing!


And here I am using the ATC3K for my helmet cam, and the cheap flash cam for my gun cam.



So, you can clearly make fun videos that show what is happening for cheap, and you learn as you go, so starting out with a $1,500 camera mounted to your gun clearly isn't for everyone... But, it fits my filming skill level now, so that is why I went to that.
So while playing, you think about how every shot will look with your camera? I don't know if can do that. Ill be too engulfed with the game to think if there is enough lighting or will my shots get picked up.
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Yup... Like I said it isn't for everyone, and adds a TON of difficulty to the game. But, I enjoy the challenge, going back after a game and seeing that you captured something very cool on film is very rewarding!
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I don't play pump anymore I got tired of the drama.
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Oh well that sucks, what fields do you play at though?

But to add to the conversation about helping the sport. Don't overshoot people and just be respectfull. Help out the renters and the new people with tactics and general safetly.
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Oh well that sucks, what fields do you play at though?

But to add to the conversation about helping the sport. Don't overshoot people and just be respectfull. Help out the renters and the new people with tactics and general safetly.
blitzkreig as of recent, where do you play?
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I'll usually play at CFP, or jungle games lol. The only reason I play at jungle is cuz I got a lifetime membership, can't argue when playing for free. I used to play at blitz but there is a ref there that I really don't like.
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I'll usually play at CFP, or jungle games lol. The only reason I play at jungle is cuz I got a lifetime membership, can't argue when playing for free. I used to play at blitz but there is a ref there that I really don't like.
How did you get a lifetime membership? Just wondering
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I'll usually play at CFP, or jungle games lol. The only reason I play at jungle is cuz I got a lifetime membership, can't argue when playing for free. I used to play at blitz but there is a ref there that I really don't like.
Sorry to hear that, I'll be out at blitz this sunday if you feel like showing up.
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How did you get a lifetime membership? Just wondering
Way back in the day when I was first starting out (like 01-02) I convinced my mom to buy me and my brother a membership. We went there with intentions of just buying a 1 year membership. I think the prices were 100 for the year or 250 for the lifetime (minus air and paint). Lately he hasent even been charging me for air, ill just ref a few games and he will call it even.

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Sorry to hear that, I'll be out at blitz this sunday if you feel like showing up.
I work Sundays but ill see what I can do. Whats funny is that I buy my paint from blitz and the guy at the counter sees me like every weekend just buying paint then leaving. Then he finally asks me where I play and I tell him about my membership, he then offers to let me and my friend play there for free because of all the paint we have bought. So I might just take him up on that offer. Sundays is usually when teams practice right? How many walk-ons usually show up?
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Make the sport grow? Show up! Seriously, if there's no one to play with / against, it's no fun.
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but how would you get more people to show?!
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but how would you get more people to show?!
Create a paintball club in school/college
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