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Old 04-06-2015, 01:15 PM #1
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How many cases of paint does your team buy?

Just wondering how many cases of paint does the average D5 5 man speedball team buy before a tourny. 5? 10?

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Old 04-06-2015, 01:42 PM #2
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Answer to this question will be highly dependent on the format you are playing and if you're playing with ramping markers.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:51 PM #3
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Lets say your team is using ramping markers. Race to 2
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Old 04-06-2015, 05:07 PM #4
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Lets say your team is using ramping markers. Race to 2
1-100+

There is honestly no way of knowing, to many variables are there to change. The length of the round, how many rounds, ramp cap, how much lagging you do, how much running and gunning, each players play style, and many other things.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:11 PM #5
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Safe number I have always said was 3-5 per player. Good way to figure it out would be to scrim a race to 2 with another team and see how that goes. Take 15 cases and go.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:12 PM #6
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D5 5-man is probably race to 2. If you play 4 teams in prelims you play somewhere between 8 and 12 points. I'd say buy 6 or 8 and see how far it goes. Depending on the layout (fast or slow) and whether or not your team is getting rolled or doing the rolling your paint needs can change drastically. There are tournaments where we might only shoot 8 cases and others we've shot 13.
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Old 04-06-2015, 07:16 PM #7
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Have each player on your team buy a case first off. Leave them at the paint truck or wherever. Then go get them as you need them. Then buy cases as you progress through later rounds if you win.
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Old 04-10-2015, 01:05 AM #8
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my old team used up to 15cases in psp d4 when it was still semi
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:41 PM #9
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totally up to you dude.

if you aren't necessarily favorites to win the tournament you may need more paint to make up the difference in skill level. In general, you can hide a lot of ugly underneath a team shooting a ton of paint. Say 3-4 cases per person.

But I have seen teams win full XBALL lite tournaments buying 1000 rounds each. I have seen 4-man paintball players use pump guns and go deep in the final rounds with all pump guns.

In general, at least have enough for 2 cases each, that is a safe number. If you find yourself in finals and want to buy more, then go for it. The playoff experience is definitely worth it
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