Have you looked at how much extra you could play if you keep the mini and use the $$$ for extra play time? I am guessing you got $1200 and for me a day is about $100 so have you considered spending that $ to increase your skills, I mean a mini is not garbage and you said yourself the skills need improving. I set my sons up with older markers (cheaper) and pay for them to play more, if they get the skills, then I will help them move up in markers, but the used market makes a whole lot of sense. You may want to look to see if there is a group you can practice speedball, those skills will translate to rec ball. You may want to grab a mid priced pump to increase your play time even more, it is time on the field that matters, not the time polishing your marker.
98c w/ rt & flatline, open class Phantom, Alien Invasion or Proto SLG.
Scenario game player since Wayne Dollack's Operation Barbarossa @ Skirmish in 2001.
Financier, chief technical adviser and president of transportation of a 14 y/o with a 2005 Shocker and 16 y/o with an Ion XE
In the end it's your money and playing experience. If you want to get a high end marker as a rec baller go for it! Just make sure you maintain it and don't rub it in people's face. After all the definition of recreation is: Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working. So if it makes you happy then do it!!
No, buy whatever you want, Its your money. Just know what your getting yourself into like they said. Dont go buy a luxe or BL or something without knowing how to mess with them or youll find yourself shelling out alot more $$$$ at the shop to get them tech'd. I made that mistake when I first started, I got a karnivor autococker and I didnt even know how to time it.
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In all reality man I hate to say it but yes most likely there will be the one guy who drank to much Haterade that day and will give you **** about how you don't deserve that equipment but who cares? I'm a little past your stage and I get talked down to alot untill they play a match with me and get to know me. Just take everyone with a grain of salt and play with whatever gear you think you need/want. Hey man to each their own just go have fun and you'll realize everyone is there to do the same exact thing.
I dont ever tell them this, but the feild I used to work at I loved to kids who had brand new guns and no idea how to use them. Their parents sold me egos,droids and DM's for about 400 brand new because their kid swore it was broke. The hardest repair I had on one of those guns was the dye needed lubing.
I was a kid, I feel bad but I made out okay lol
Hopefully you got the stank of doucheness off you with age...
No wonder the sport went downhill...
- People need to start learning not to be fanboys or marks. Just saying...
Not at all, if you want nice gear then go for it, but yea it needs to be well maintained, otherwise to me, its like having a nice car and beating it to hell. As long as you are willing to learn more about the equipment and the sport, go for it