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Old 09-07-2014, 06:03 PM #64
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My first gun was the GoG eXTCY and I have loved and had no problems with I kept everything stock (until I lost my feed neck screw and couldn't find it but that was my fault so I upgraded to a q-lock). But I loved this gun and I still use it today
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:08 PM #65
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My first gun was the GoG eXTCY and I have loved and had no problems with I kept everything stock (until I lost my feed neck screw and couldn't find it but that was my fault so I upgraded to a q-lock). But I loved this gun and I still use it today
sweet! Thank for the reply and reassurance
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Old 09-08-2014, 11:55 PM #66
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i started with an invert mini w/ virtue board and a cf night stick (if i remember right)
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Old 09-09-2014, 08:22 AM #67
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Well not exactly our starter guns but my wife rolls an empire mini, kinda weird ergos but they are solid and perform well. Maintenance is also very easy. And my personal flavor is a tippmann crossover, solid and simple marker. Both can be had for under $200 and give great performance and will make amazing back up/loaner guns when you're ready to upgrade.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:04 PM #68
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Here is a recap of all the suggestions, so far:

E-markers

Azodin Blitz $170 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod.../azodin_blitz/
Azodin blitz Evo $200 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...din_blitz_evo/
Bob Long Intimidator (Old so prices are lower than $1,100 on site) http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...c_intimidator/
Empire mini $325 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...7/empire_mini/
GOG eXTCy $250 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...intball_extcy/
PMR $250 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ix_rail_(pmr)/
Planet Eclipse E-Tek http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ipse_etek_ego/
Planet Eclipse Etek2 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...eclipse_etek2/
Tippmann alpha black $180 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod..._black_e_grip/



Mechanical Markers

Azodin Kaos $90 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...6/azodin_kaos/
GOG eNMEy $130 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...intball_enmey/
Tippmann A-5 $180 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...nn_sports_a-5/
Tippmann Carver One $100 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ts_carver_one/
Tippmann Custom 98 $120 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ann_98_custom/
Project Salvo $150 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...project_salvo/


Couldn't find (Didn't look too much in the high-end markers) or too many of them:

JT Icon
BT slice
Tippmann Cronus $114 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HETUX8O/...N=B00HE TUX8O (Mask isn't that good, but lense upgrade maybe?)
GoG XTRa
classic Impulse
invert mini
spyder (mid 2Ks)

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Old 09-19-2014, 01:11 PM #69
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I played paintball a while ago and had amassed a collection of Montneel Icon Z-1s and Mega-Zs. Recently, my buddies wanted to play paintball for a 40th birthday party. I brought my markers, but figured the field rentals would be better than what I had. Much to my chagrin, they were renting Tippmann 98s (Sorry Tippmann guys. I won't use a tippmann). So, I told them I have my own and they kinda laughed when I told them what I had.

Long story short, I had to use my backup, STOCK Z-1 because my Mega-Z leaked air after a few chrono attempts. My buddies were saying that they saw me (because I had my old bright blue mask with yellow lenses) and they fired at me and watched their balls fall at my feet. And then when I returned fire, I was zipping them past their ears (I can't believe I didn't HIT them. I'm so out of practice!).

Like the OP, my kids are 10 and over and I want to go play paintball with them (mainly because I had a blast that weekend and remembered how fun paintball is). So, I'm looking at markers for them. The Azodin collection look very interesting.

As far as the tippmanns and spyders go, you can find a ton of them on Craigslist and for cheap (I saw 2 Spyders and masks for $50). Any other types of markers, you'll have to scour the for sale ads here at pbnation (or hope that a random one shows up on CL).
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:55 PM #70
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I'd probably go with a Geo 3.5
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Old Today, 07:31 AM #71
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Here is a recap of all the suggestions, so far:

E-markers

Azodin Blitz $170 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod.../azodin_blitz/
Azodin blitz Evo $200 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...din_blitz_evo/
Bob Long Intimidator (Old so prices are lower than $1,100 on site) http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...c_intimidator/
Empire mini $325 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...7/empire_mini/
GOG eXTCy $250 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...intball_extcy/
PMR $250 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ix_rail_(pmr)/
Planet Eclipse E-Tek http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ipse_etek_ego/
Planet Eclipse Etek2 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...eclipse_etek2/
Tippmann alpha black $180 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod..._black_e_grip/



Mechanical Markers

Azodin Kaos $90 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...6/azodin_kaos/
GOG eNMEy $130 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...intball_enmey/
Tippmann A-5 $180 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...nn_sports_a-5/
Tippmann Carver One $100 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ts_carver_one/
Tippmann Custom 98 $120 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...ann_98_custom/
Project Salvo $150 http://www.pbnation.com/reviews/prod...project_salvo/


Couldn't find (Didn't look too much in the high-end markers) or too many of them:

JT Icon
BT slice
Tippmann Cronus $114 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HETUX8O/...N=B00HE TUX8O (Mask isn't that good, but lense upgrade maybe?)
GoG XTRa
classic Impulse
invert mini
spyder (mid 2Ks)

Great recap actually. Hope people on the hunt read this far in!
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Old Today, 02:11 PM #72
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Thank you!

I went to a paintball shop last weekend and looked up as many of the markers as I could.

They had some Azodin markers there and I talked to the owner about them and he mentioned that the Azodin guys are ex-Spyder guys. Talked to some other guys and I don't think that's the exact relationship, but there is something between them and their markers are similar.

There are a lot of early-2K intimidators that can be had for under $300, also.

I'm going to wait until I hit the field a few more times before I really take the plunge on something for my kids.
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