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Old 08-21-2014, 06:36 AM #1
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What do you guys think of my first setup?

I'm probably never going to compete, but I'd love to do this for recreation on a regular basis. Maybe do some walk-ons as well. After doing a lot of research, I got these items for these prices (includes tax and shipping).

  1. Empire E-Flex Paintball Goggle $75.6
  2. Proto Primo Paintball Loader Hopper - Black $17.27
  3. Ninja 48/3k Aluminum HPA Paintball Tank BLACK $49.00
  4. 2013 GOG eNMEy Paintball Gun Marker Semi-Automatic - Freak Green $129.95
  5. GI Sportz 3 Star Paintball Case 2000 Rounds - Orange Fill $48.6

Everything is brand new. The mask and paintballs were bought at a local pb store that had an end of summer sale. Everything else was bought on Amazon. Grand total was $320.42.

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:06 AM #2
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Not bad.

Only thing I would caution you on is the Proflex if you've never worn one. They tend to provide less protection to the face due to the rubber bottoms. When you go to that shop thats having a sale definitely try on some Proflexs and see if they're right for you. Maybe try on a couple other masks too.

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Old 08-21-2014, 08:18 AM #3
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Your list of items looks to be good to go.

As mentioned by Jetson, do try on a flex and other masks before purchasing as you may decide it's not best for you. Also, I would look at the BST here and see if you cannot pick up some of those items cheaper (tank and hopper primarily, although I have bought two flex's on here with good result).

Either way you go, best of luck to you and welcome.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:01 AM #4
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Thanks for the feedback guys. I'll check out BST, but as for the tank, isn't it recommended that I buy those new. I believe I read somewhere that tanks have a limited time before they lose their pressure holding capabilities.
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Old 08-21-2014, 11:11 AM #5
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As long as the tank has a hydro that is still good, the tank should be fine.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:22 PM #6
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Yea generally hydros last 5 years now so just compare that to the last hydro date stamped on the tank in the sale images. Or you can always ask someone here if it's in hydro and link us to the tank so we can tell you.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:36 PM #7
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Tanks only have a service life of 15 years. therefore a tank with a "Born on Date" (The original date on the tank) of 8/00 would by law, be no longer usable as of August 1, 2015
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:50 PM #8
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you made a good choice picking a nice mask right from the start. doesnt matter if you spent a fortune on everything else if your not comfortable and cant see.

nothing wrong with buying a used tank as long as its in good condition. pretty easy to find a 68/4500 with 10-12 years left for around $100. and honestly they're worth it too if you plan on playing semi-regularly for the extra shots and lighter weight.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:10 AM #9
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That's a very decent setup to start with, you'll have a lot of fun with it. It's nice to see that you went with the enmey and not some crazy $1000 marker when you're just starting out with some rec ball. I have a smart parts Vibe (which is the enmey before they rebranded) that I use as a loaner, and it's a solid little runner.

You might want to try and pick up some equipment on here, rather than go to Amazon. I have a Proto Primo loader...and it's decent to start with, but you could get a Halo on here for $15 more and it can keep up with anything you may want to upgrade to later. Also, the tank is another fine choice...have one just like it for a loaner/backup, but you might want to consider buying a used 4500psi tank. I only say this because the cost of re-hydrotesting a 3000 tank is worth about as much as you're going to pay for the tank brand new.
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:05 AM #10
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That's pretty decent starter package and the price is lower than I expected.

My first setup was very similar:

Blue JT Proflex
VL Revy
Crossfire 45/3k
"Dragun" Spyder Clone

And soon after that is was:

Same JT Proflex
HaloB
68/45
Up'd Ion

I never felt like I couldn't compete with those setups. The Ion got me through many a tournaments and big games. It's still rocking today, although I've gone pump.

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Same Flexes w/ new lens, ears and strap (they've been though a lot)
13/3k
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:44 PM #11
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The Proflex is really nice, but the JT Proshield is the same exact lens, but with a plastic bottom part instead of the Proflex rubber bottoms (and costs a good amount less). I have the Proshield and it's never fogged on me and is lightweight. I just added Dye I3 soft ears and it's my go to mask now. I would get the Proshield and use the saved money to get a JT Revoluton, Spyder Fasta or Halo Too hopper. I used a Primo on my Enmey and the Enmey shoots faster than the Primo can keep up with. If you get a Halo Too, that's really all the speed you'd need for any gun. The tank is fine for now and the Enmey is a great gun!
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:58 PM #12
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Ok, so I checked out the sale today. They didn't have the eNMEy, and the things they did have that I wanted were more expensive than what Amazon was asking for. However, I didn't leave empty handed. Instead of the JT Proflex, I got an Empire e-flex for $70. I also got a case of G.I. Sportz 3 star paintballs for $45.
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:15 PM #13
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That's a great price for an E-Flex. Was it new?
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:39 PM #14
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That's a great price for an E-Flex. Was it new?
Yea brand new with the plastic protectors still on the lenses. I mean they could have replaced the lenses, but I inspected the hell out of it and it looks unused. They brought it super low because I told them I wanted the JT Proflex since Amazon had it for $62.99. They didn't have the Proflex, but they had the E-flex. The price they were selling the E-Flex for was $119.99 and they were offering it with a 10% discount as part of the sale, but I told them that was still out of my price range as I needed to buy all my other parts as well. The owner finally offered it to me for $70 bucks, and I took the deal!
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:27 PM #15
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Not bad at all!
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:09 PM #16
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That's the same set-up I am trying to get!
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:51 AM #17
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Tanks only have a service life of 15 years. therefore a tank with a "Born on Date" (The original date on the tank) of 8/00 would by law, be no longer usable as of August 1, 2015
I believe that 15 year lifespan is only for carbon fiber tanks, as the fiber wrapping will slowly unravel over years of use. However, aluminum tanks can be used for as long as they pass a hydro and visual inspection every five years.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:19 PM #18
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I believe that 15 year lifespan is only for carbon fiber tanks, as the fiber wrapping will slowly unravel over years of use. However, aluminum tanks can be used for as long as they pass a hydro and visual inspection every five years.
15 year for Wrapped tanks, i think 20 for alum/steel...I could be mistaken.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:55 AM #19
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Think I might have to copy your first set up for mine lol. Except I think I am going to go for a gog extcy
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Old 09-12-2014, 12:43 AM #21
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Nice thinking, but I was thinking about replacing that enemy with a Kaos, or a Blitz Evo. Azodin guns are reliable for the price, and the techy stuff is easier.
Also, they are auto cocker threaded, so its compatible with a lot of barrels out there. Remember, always spend the extra buck on getting better gear!
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