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Old 08-29-2016, 03:27 PM #1
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Getting back into Paintball. Whats Hip??

Hey guys I'm finally getting back into paintball. I haven't been in the game since maybe 2009 or 2010. I haven't been able to play yet due to an injury. I want to start updating my gear that I currently have. What's new and hip in the Paintball world??
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Old 08-30-2016, 02:23 AM #2
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Superlite tanks by Ninja. They do run a bit shorter, but a SL 68 or SL77 is the way to go for your HPA needs.
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Old 08-30-2016, 11:16 AM #3
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Superlite tanks by Ninja. They do run a bit shorter, but a SL 68 or SL77 is the way to go for your HPA needs.
I was looking at those yesterday. What about hoppers? I currently have an empire axe with a prophecy v2. I bought the axe and shot maybe 2-3 pods out of it then stopped playing, the only field near me at the time was an hour away and I was probably 13 haha. They just opened a field like 10 minutes from my apartment so I can play every weekend now. I'm not going to buy a new marker yet but what is everyone using now?? Thanks !
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:49 PM #4
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The loader you have is good enough. The rotor v2 and virtue spire are very popular today.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:53 PM #5
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I read somewhere that after a while the lenses from most mask go bad, you should replace your lenses just in case, because saving $20 is not worth the risk of losing an eye(s)
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:19 PM #6
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A belt pod, blue jeans, camo jacket, and ol' tippy model 1998 never goes out of style. As true today as it was when I started 12 years ago. But the Gtek and dye DAM are fun too.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:49 PM #7
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Mowing Suckers will never go out of style
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Old 09-13-2016, 10:35 PM #8
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:41 PM #9
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What's hip? Pump guns.

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Old 09-14-2016, 09:38 PM #10
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What's hip? Pump guns.

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With things ranging from the hammer 7, to the empire sniper, to the SAR-12, yes, pumps still are very much in style. That and with paint prices these days...

On the topic of paint prices, if your field offers first strikes, you may want to at least try/barrow a first strike capable mag fed. Only radical new thing to come along in the last 6-7 years. Well, unless you think a tournoment marker that can be abused like a 98 is something revolutionary. Gtek can be lubricated with peanut butter and still work, provided that's it's extra creamy peanut butter. Just need a mechanical or pump mode for those times you forget batteries, or are caught in an EMP. Folks don't think being able to play in the rain with an electro is a big deal anymore.

But you still see plenty of phantoms, autocockers, and the like in recreational play. If you feel like playing with gear as old or older then most renters is still not enough of a challenge, you have the goblin double deuce and airowgun.
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Old 09-14-2016, 09:47 PM #11
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Skill does not come in a box. Experience is bought with time, not money.

Does marker suck, or does player suck at using marker? Does man need marker to capture flag?

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Old 09-28-2016, 12:13 AM #12
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also had this problem when I got back into it a few months ago... Biggest change I have noticed is dye switched over to the M2 and spires are the big competitor against the rotor... also JT impulses
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:39 PM #13
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Pumps are fun to play. Not much more satisfying that snapping a good friend in the face with one ball while he's low-roping the bunker you're snapping from. lol
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