If its just a weekend hobby then why are you willing to spend so much on a marker? get a tippmann or something if you aren't serious about it. its a weekend thing for me too but i still paid for an ego7+accessories. cause i wanted to spend the money and make sure that although i dont play every day that the days i DID play were enjoyable. save up and buy an ego already if you cant afford one. or buy a used one and recondition it so its in near-factory condition. seriously man, im not poor but i'd agree that paintball is NOT a cheap sport. however that doesnt mean its not worth spending money to get the best. an Ego even an 05 or so will still be a formidable opponent in several years. if not then i like the DM/PM series, Nvert minis are good for a cheap marker. dont buy an ion just because the fascination of having an electro excites you. consider this, ions have plastic bodies amongst other parts, even a Spyder and a Tippmann at least have a metal body. Say NO to smart parts.
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