Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-30-2007, 03:11 PM #1
cciballer52
Phantom Owner #34419
 
cciballer52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SoCal
I'm being dragged farther away from pump...

I've been playing pump (with a phantom) since January. For the most part, I liked it. Now, I feel as if the challenge is just not fun anymore. I don't want to go back to semi either, because I'll just be another guy with a gun that fires each time you pull the trigger.

But then I can't go to semi because paint prices will kill me. Also, I seem to have more fun playing when I don't have to pump my phantom.

So yeah, I'm stuck with some pretty bad choices:

-Quit playing pump, sell the phantom, and buy a semi set up, and not afford to play much, but have a blast
-Play often, with an awesome pump gun, but not have as much fun
-Quit

How can I remedy this? I don't want to leave my pump community but I don't want the challenge anymore. This is hard stuff.

Help appreciated.
__________________
"Yes kid, it only shoots one at a time..."
My One-Shot-Wonder
My Feedback (+9/-0)
()()
( ' ') 00
(><)00
Everytime you shoot a semi, God kills a squirrel. Save the squirrels; shoot a Phantom.
cciballer52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 03:14 PM #2
AMPED Player
 
 
AMPED Player's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Texas
Buy a mid/low-end electro, then everynow and then play a few rounds with the electro, then play a few rounds with the pump.
When playing with the electro, just play on semi with one finger so you dont use as much paint.
Its pretty much the exact opposite for me, I want to get into playing pump because the prices for paint are kinda high and pump takes more skill.
Then if you get tired of playing pump, you can just grab your electro and play a little with that.

Very nice pump btw.
AMPED Player is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 03:19 PM #3
cciballer52
Phantom Owner #34419
 
cciballer52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SoCal
I was thinking about that, only not so much the electro part. I was shooting a Tippmann yesterday the other half of the day, and the only thing that really kept me from just trading my phantom in for one was that it's heavy as hell (and of course, my phantom's worth 4 times as much).

The only real semi I would see myself quitting pump for was a super light Ego set up, but I don't see that happening anytime soon...or at all.

If they had an uber light, uber consistent, uber efficient on co2, uber single tube (wtf), and single trigger'd, I'd buy it.
__________________
"Yes kid, it only shoots one at a time..."
My One-Shot-Wonder
My Feedback (+9/-0)
()()
( ' ') 00
(><)00
Everytime you shoot a semi, God kills a squirrel. Save the squirrels; shoot a Phantom.
cciballer52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 04:03 PM #4
Sogamember666
This is not an Exit
 
Sogamember666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Fort Benning
Sogamember666 owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
Sogamember666 supports Team VICIOUS
Sogamember666 supports Bob Gurnsey
Sogamember666 supports our troops
Sogamember666 is Legendary
Are you the only one with a pump in your area? If so, try to get others to play pump.

What format do you play? mostly woods or speedball? If so switch it up. Hell play 5 man Xball with just pump guys. But make the halfs shorter.

Get a Splatmaster, that will make it a really challenge.
Sogamember666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 04:14 PM #5
SnatchForFree
osok
 
SnatchForFree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chico
Buy a semi and use a stick feed.
__________________
SnatchForFree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 04:18 PM #6
smrtprts
My nipples they hurt!
 
smrtprts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: So cal
smrtprts is playing at Living Legends III
smrtprts is for the Gunfight
smrtprts is reppin' sidebar 4 life
smrtprts supports Pev's Paintball
smrtprts has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
hopper ball
__________________
"It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6"
smrtprts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 04:42 PM #7
hs2000
Pumper for Life.
 
hs2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Hampshire
I'm going to be the one person who votes for quit.

If your not having fun you shouldn't play, and if you can't afford to have fun then you can't play.
__________________
Pumper for life.
hs2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 04:52 PM #8
Linuss
 
 
Linuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: DFW Texas
I say quit too.

The day you no longer have fun in paintball is the day you should quit wasting your money.
Linuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 04:54 PM #9
cciballer52
Phantom Owner #34419
 
cciballer52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SoCal
When I meant bored/tired of the challenge, I meant I was sick of it.

For those who're recommending semis, what semi to get is the question.

I don't need anything fast, because I'll probably run a smaller hopper on it.
__________________
"Yes kid, it only shoots one at a time..."
My One-Shot-Wonder
My Feedback (+9/-0)
()()
( ' ') 00
(><)00
Everytime you shoot a semi, God kills a squirrel. Save the squirrels; shoot a Phantom.
cciballer52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 05:05 PM #10
hs2000
Pumper for Life.
 
hs2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Hampshire
A nice X-Valved & ULE'ed automag with the ULT trigger kit in their carbon single trigger frame is by far the nicest Mech marker I've ever shot, I even sold my blazer because it just wasn't as nice.
__________________
Pumper for life.
hs2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 05:10 PM #11
cciballer52
Phantom Owner #34419
 
cciballer52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SoCal
Quote:
Originally Posted by hs2000 View Post
A nice X-Valved & ULE'ed automag with the ULT trigger kit in their carbon single trigger frame is by far the nicest Mech marker I've ever shot, I even sold my blazer because it just wasn't as nice.
How much heavier is the gun alone (no tank/no hopper) than a Phantom?
__________________
"Yes kid, it only shoots one at a time..."
My One-Shot-Wonder
My Feedback (+9/-0)
()()
( ' ') 00
(><)00
Everytime you shoot a semi, God kills a squirrel. Save the squirrels; shoot a Phantom.
cciballer52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 06:23 PM #12
Linuss
 
 
Linuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: DFW Texas
What does it matter? If you don't enjoy the challenge, what should gun weight/speed/hopper amount matter if it was anything close to a pump?
Linuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 06:37 PM #13
cciballer52
Phantom Owner #34419
 
cciballer52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: SoCal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Linuss View Post
What does it matter? If you don't enjoy the challenge, what should gun weight/speed/hopper amount matter if it was anything close to a pump?
No, I don't enjoy the challenge I get out of pump. I see too many openings I could have filled with a semi, and soo many more eliminations I could have easily picked off. I'm also not enjoying the fact that I'm outgunned, even though that was the purpose of taking up stock class (or modified stock class, w/e).

I'm tired of the challenge of pump, not paintball altogether.

I guess my left hand is tired or somat.

Also, when I asked how much his gun weighed in comparison to mine, I was hoping that it would be close to what my full phantom set up weighs. Not because of it being a pump, but rather, because I'm just used to ligher guns. As long as it isn't tippmann heavy, I'm good.
__________________
"Yes kid, it only shoots one at a time..."
My One-Shot-Wonder
My Feedback (+9/-0)
()()
( ' ') 00
(><)00
Everytime you shoot a semi, God kills a squirrel. Save the squirrels; shoot a Phantom.
cciballer52 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 06:40 PM #14
hs2000
Pumper for Life.
 
hs2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: New Hampshire
Quote:
Originally Posted by cciballer52 View Post
How much heavier is the gun alone (no tank/no hopper) than a Phantom?
Well, the ULE body is really light, as well as the Carbon trigger frame. The x-valve's all aluminum, so as long as you don't have a really heavy front grip, the weight will be fairly close, that is until you put a hopper and tank on!

Edit; Or you could just play open class, I rarely feel outgunned with my S6.
__________________
Pumper for life.

Last edited by hs2000 : 09-30-2007 at 06:42 PM.
hs2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 06:58 PM #15
thejudgeman66
Squidito en el Stickito
 
thejudgeman66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SoCal
if you still want that light single tube cool gun, go for a mag, if not get a cocker or something and switch it between semi and pump
__________________
"Well judge, not everyone are ninjas pump gods like you."-Beaux
thejudgeman66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 07:03 PM #16
KillerKid898
You can't kill integrity
 
KillerKid898's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas,Texas
if youre tired of missed kills try open class,if you still arent happy go back to semi if you cant afford it quit
its that simple,paintball is paintball
or you could take a break?
__________________
ST:F:Weightlifting:Yeah I ****in grunt when I get my swell on in the gym,because everyone should see how jacked and tan I am.
"Originally posted by slateman: Its a gym. Its supposed to be a man's world. Stagnant air with the hint of ball sweat :tup:"
KillerKid898 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 07:07 PM #17
207
24/7
 
207's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
i'm in the process of doing the exact same thing. pump just lost it's luster to me, and i was tired of being handicapped beyond my potential on the field. i also cant afford to feed a semi, but i bought a BM cocker, which i plan on running at slow speeds, maybe with a gravity hopper. i say get a cocker or AT sniper. that way you dont get carried away with that nifty little e-trigger but still have the firepower. and i honestly think a semi with a tank is a more manageable feel than a phantom without a stock.

all in all, i say try a semi. then, if you dont like it, just get another phantom.
__________________
flickr
207 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 07:10 PM #18
phoenixrecon
 
 
phoenixrecon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
phoenixrecon is a Supporting Member
Id say get a fun mech cocker. I myself have a pump cocker as well as a nice mech that i use to mess around with
__________________
Would you like my autograph?
phoenixrecon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 07:12 PM #19
Mr.Dirt
 
 
Mr.Dirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: CFL
Mr.Dirt is reppin' sidebar 4 life
Buy an autococker. You always have the feel of the pump, and firepower of a timmy (not really.) But you can switch between pump and semi reletivly easy. Make sure it has a slider though, makes me feel all fuzzy inside when I use one.
__________________
Feedback
Sacrifice
Your Role Might Be Thankless, But If You're Willing To Give It Your All, You Might Just Bring Success To Those Who Outlast You.

WTB MQ Valve Urethane dot's
Mr.Dirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 07:34 PM #20
july_favre
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
july_favre is a founding member
 has been a member for 10 years
It sounds to me like you just need to get your aim better. If your going to miss with one shot, how is shooting more shots going to make you shoot more accurately? The only thing that could help at all make up for that would be to just shoot lanes for someone to run through, but that takes a lot of wasted money and it requires mental skills that are much harder to hone than physical ones.
You should play whatever you have fun doing, but I dont know if a semi is going to solve your problems.
__________________

powered by recball skills

Light up the eyes, boys, light up the
eyes!
july_favre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2007, 07:38 PM #21
henryxpark
&amp;quot;nfg dude&amp;quot;
 
henryxpark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: so cal
god dammit chris grow some balls and keep playing pump.. or get a sniper with autotrigger so when you feel trigger happy you can shoot a lot of paint
__________________
SBK SBK SBK
USCG / EMT

NEW FEEDBACK / OLD FEEDBACK
henryxpark is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump