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Old 01-15-2013, 07:44 PM #1
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So getting into paintball need some Help......

Hey guys well Im hooked on paintballing. Did some woodsball a few times with rentals and freinds guns. Now I am ready to purchase my own. What do you guys recommend for a Mid level to tournament ready Gun? A tank and a Mask? What do you guys recommend and why. Everyones comments will be looked at before I make a purchase. Thanks guys and hope you all have a great new year.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:45 PM #2
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:41 PM #3
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4-600 Id say Id like to spend.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:47 PM #4
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Used axe, rotor, and a newly hydroed 68/45 tank
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:01 PM #5
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How is an Planet Eclipse Etek 3 With Ape OLED Board??

my buddy has one forsale too He may give me for cheap not sure though.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:04 PM #6
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Used axe, rotor, and a newly hydroed 68/45 tank
who makes the rotor? and why those 2 choices?? and when you say hydroed tank. you mean Hydro as in?
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:10 PM #7
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who makes the rotor? and why those 2 choices?? and when you say hydroed tank. you mean Hydro as in?
Dye rotor. Every tank has a "lifetime" of generally five years, so a new hydro means its got a few years of life left.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:34 PM #8
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You may want to do your research and see what you look before you go out and buy. Some people love certain setups and to others they just feel "wrong." Go to a field and hold some of the guns/setups, ask people if you can try their gun, etc. Guns I'd look at Axe or Reflex Rail for a good solid starter gun. Both will be about the same price, comes down to preference, I have both and love both. If you want to save about 100ish on the gun, get a proto rail.

As I said, do your research, or have someone you know/trust help you with your setup or you will get taken to the cleaners.

Gun: Used empire axe\proto reflex - $280-325
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:55 PM #9
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How is an Planet Eclipse Etek 3 With Ape OLED Board??

my buddy has one forsale too He may give me for cheap not sure though.
how is this gun any good? Compared to what you guys are posting
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:13 PM #10
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how is this gun any good? Compared to what you guys are posting
How much does he want for it and is it an AM or LT? I'm not a huge fan of eteks, they sound like cannons. It should be a reliable marker though. Do YOU like it?
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Dye rotor. Every tank has a "lifetime" of generally five years, so a new hydro means its got a few years of life left.
Try 15 years, every 3-5 years (depending on your tank) you have to have it checked by an airsmith, this process is called hydrostatic testing.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:39 PM #12
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Try 15 years, every 3-5 years (depending on your tank) you have to have it checked by an airsmith, this process is called hydrostatic testing.
5 years per lifetime/hydro, I'm well aware a tank can last longer than one hydro

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An Etek3 would be a good starter depending on how much your buddy wants for it. They are very reliable and the maintenance is a snap. AS a side note I never noticed how loud my Eteks were when I was in a game playing with them so don't let that deter you if you like it.

Rotors are bullet proof and always a good choice IMO.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:37 PM #14
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How much does he want for it and is it an AM or LT? I'm not a huge fan of eteks, they sound like cannons. It should be a reliable marker though. Do YOU like it?
It is an LT with an APE OLED Board installed with the Rampage Grips He still has the tags on it. He shot 25 balls thru it he said. And His asking Price is 300.
and He is throwing in a Carbon Fiber 16" Barrell and Halo too hopper.

And ssound I really dont care about, I want youto know Im coming for your ***... HAHa
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Sounds like a solid deal if it's in great shape.
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Hey guys well Im hooked on paintballing. Did some woodsball a few times with rentals and freinds guns. Now I am ready to purchase my own. What do you guys recommend for a Mid level to tournament ready Gun? A tank and a Mask? What do you guys recommend and why. Everyones comments will be looked at before I make a purchase. Thanks guys and hope you all have a great new year.
Make sure you try on some high end masks and find one you like. Your mask should be the piece of gear you really splurge on, its the most important.
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Etech isn't a bad choice or axe
Buy an airtank that fits your size ,not what some twit post
Rotors are nice but I'm tired of fixing it for mofos at my field.get a spire ,the tech is way better and would be very reliable and is in fact literally bullet proof( spire torture test on you tube) the spire is also sound activated so it will go well with an etech.and the color Comboes are nicer
Mask wise e flex or i4 ,that's a comfort thing
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:13 PM #18
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Every rotor I have ever owned has been bullet proof mine have all been V3.
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Every rotor I have ever owned has been bullet proof mine have all been V3.
Both my primary and spare hoppers are rotors because there is none other that is as reliable and robust.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:35 PM #20
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Reflex rails are definitely a good starting gun until you find what you like (and feel like spending a ton of money on a gun) i have one and i love it. Rotor is definitely the way to go as far as hopper. E-flex are my favorite mask
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:14 AM #21
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Thanks Guys, I picked up the etek, and I love the design. My buddy who has a mini, fell in love with the gun. I havnt shot it yet, But cycled thru the OLED menu last nite, counter was at 4k and 5k. Not too bat I think. People do that in 1 tourney. Cant wait to shoot this baby tomm
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