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Old 08-31-2014, 04:48 PM #1
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Should Paintball Gear Match?

I am upgrading a bunch of things for my gun in a couple weeks, and ansgear offers a lot of customization options, like color. My gun is the Empire Mini GS, mostly dust black, with a dust yellow/gold stripe, outlined with dust silver. I currently have a dust yellow CP one piece barrel, which matches for the most part, but I am going to be switching to a barrel kit. So, should I stick with the colors of my gun, or does it not really matter? Should it match my jersey since it is Pink & Blue? I am aware this is probably personal preference, but I want to know what might be better in the long run. I'm stuck between 3 different opinions:

1) Get a basic dust black kit that could match a lot, in case I were to ever get a different gun.
2) Match the kit dust yellow & dust black like my gun.
3) Get whatever color & go crazy with it.

Keep in mind that I am aware this isn't very important, but it is something I would like help for it.
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:00 PM #2
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Get whatever u want. I'd stick with black, easier to sell down the road and wl be easier to match other markers
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:50 AM #3
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It is all personal preference.
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:23 PM #4
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Old 09-02-2014, 02:27 PM #5
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To me, it depends on how likely you are to sell anytime soon. If you think you'll be keeping these items forever, do whatever you want and don't worry about it. If you have any concerns about resale, I'd stick with black. The market for black gear will always be better than the market for yellow gear, for example.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:07 PM #6
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Darker colors are somewhat harder to spot across the field for your opponent. Brighter colors obviously stand out more
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:18 PM #7
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Depends on your playing style.
I play mostly recall in the woods and I have an orange mini/rotor with a black/orange mask but I want to be seen and be in the action.
For the guys that wear camo and sneak around-they will benefit more from darker colors.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:01 AM #8
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Yup, do what you want.
It's all up to you.. but none of mine does lol
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:25 PM #9
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I would recommend that you get a black barrel kit as it goes with everything
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:07 PM #10
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It doesn't really matter. I paintballed with a marker that was shiny red and chrome like a mirror. Still eliminated the entire team several times in the woods.
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:01 AM #11
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Doesn't matter. Just make sure it works for you. Nothing matching is like matching. If your not sponsored why use only one company if their product isn't the best. And colour means even less
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:56 PM #12
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I find it real lame when dudes show up to the field with all matching gear. Matching outfit and then they have the mask, tank, gun combo that matches perfectly. Can tell these guys don't play much. I used to be like that when I was younger but after playing for years..I use whatever is a good deal and what ever works.
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Old 10-01-2014, 09:00 PM #13
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Old 10-06-2014, 03:58 PM #15
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I find it real lame when dudes show up to the field with all matching gear. Matching outfit and then they have the mask, tank, gun combo that matches perfectly. Can tell these guys don't play much. I used to be like that when I was younger but after playing for years..I use whatever is a good deal and what ever works.
Coming from someone who doesn't care about 'matching', step off your high horse and let people do what they want. Matching is all personal preference and says nothing about the skill of the player.
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:16 AM #16
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i like matching because its fun

and if someone thinks im a scrub...well...that makes winning that much easier, and no disappointments to be had if I dont
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:26 AM #17
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I'm sorry but if you actually have to ask if the colour of your gun matters, there is something wrong with you and I don't know how you make it through daily life. You said it yourself, it's personal preference, I like purple, do you ? no? k then don't buy purple stuff.
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Old 10-10-2014, 11:22 AM #18
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I actually have matching stuff right now, well at least the gun setup and mask. Why? Because I got out of the sport and sold everything a few years back and I had the chance to buy what I wanted when I started again. Does it help me play better? Nope. I will give props to a guy I played with last weekend that had a matching setup. He has a pink luxe, white and pink spire, and a pink ninja tank. His wife had breast cancer and he is showing support for her which I think is pretty awesome.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:10 PM #19
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How often would you clean your gear? If you get lazy, play in the dirt/mud or hate cleaning, then I'd go for grey or black for easier maintenance. (Dirt is more acceptable on black/gray than it is on bright colors).
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