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Old 06-26-2016, 10:11 AM #1
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First tournament question

Question guys. I currently shoot a DM9 and love it. I'm about to join my first local tournament. Super stocked. My question is that would it be a good idea to save up the money for a Geo 2 or 3 and sell my dm. Or should my dm hold up just fine? Also is the geo 2 or 3 that much better than a dm 9? Or should I save up for a rsx or LV? Thanks in advance guys
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:43 AM #2
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Use whatever you are comfortable eith, but if you are use to using the dm9, no reason to change. Use the money you would spend on another marker to play more.
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Old 06-26-2016, 10:45 AM #3
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I wouldn't worry about the marker so much. If it is reliable then keep it and improve your game with practice. Just because it is older doesn't mean it needs to be replaced.
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:20 PM #4
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Thanks for the input guys
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Old 06-26-2016, 01:06 PM #5
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Hope it helps and goodluck
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:28 PM #6
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I agree with what people above me said . If it's comfortable for you and reliable then there's no reason to really drop the extra cash just yet
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:31 AM #7
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I agree with what people above me said . If it's comfortable for you and reliable then there's no reason to really drop the extra cash just yet
Yep. It can most likely keep up with the newer guns and if its comfortable and working fine you really don't need a new gun
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:11 PM #8
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No, keep your DM9 as you are use to using it and know how it shoots. I made the mistake of using a different gun than my regular for my first tournament. I played like garbage because i was trying to learn an LV1s shot instead of my(at the time) Mini. If you feel like you need/want an upgrade do it after your first tourney.
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:16 PM #9
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Unless you are running out of air I wouldn't make the switch.
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:49 PM #10
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Well...a DM[anything] is a fantastic tournament level marker. Unless there's something broken in it why would you get rid of a tourny level gun that you're used to before your first tourny?

Heck, I've got an original matrix from before Dye even took over the matrix and people with newer guns ooh and ahh over it every time I pull it out, and I don't have a problem keeping up with them on the field and they've never been surprised in seeing that. It's a bit big for a front/snake player maybe, but otherwise matrices of any year are quite nice.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:26 AM #11
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That gun is just fine for today's tournaments. A few things you could consider to improve it overall to be more on par with today's guns is a Virtue OLED board and some smaller sized barrel backs or a Freak barrel back. Pooty Paintball has a nice custom Freak back that is almost a perfect replica of the DY UL barrels.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:46 AM #12
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Like everyone else has said, the DM9 will totally suit you for your first tournament and wont give you any issues. In fact one of my teammates last year used a DM9 all season because he loves DM's and was too cheap to upgrade to a new guns.

I wouldn't recommend getting a new gun before a tournament. I like to have at least a practice or two with the gun I plan to use in a tournament to help me get the shots down and get a feel for the shot characteristics. Getting a new gun can completely through off your lanes, snap shot, and general aim if you are not used to it.
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