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Old 02-21-2013, 09:25 PM #22
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I don't know about others, but I don't want to mess with my gun. I know I can pick it up and play right now, and it will work. No batteries in the gun to charge, no batteries in the hopper to mess with, just pick it up and it works.

Don't have to worry about dropping it in a creek, or playing in deep snow, where batteries die fast. I just play. And I can easily use it when playing speedball too. As I don't throw tons of paint, I aim and hit what I am aiming at. Typically with the first shot, as you can see in my videos.




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Old 02-22-2013, 09:14 AM #23
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Curious question: Why do people who play woodsball never seem to want to use electric speedball markers? I figure, why not buy one that enables you to play both?
I do. I use a tourney-level high end 'Cocker. Though, I've really never felt that I "needed" such high performance on a woodsball field. The times where I actually use its capabilities are when foolish groups of paintball "lemmings" run in a pack. Then I find that a nice 30-40 round burst from a long distance tends to thin their numbers a bit. (I once took out 10 players in one burst of fire, lol). Normally, I just use a mech 'Cocker or Sniper (pump-Cocker) which supplies just the right amount of firepower for 99.9% of woodsball situations. I've used all of them in all sorts of situations including extreme cold and snow and they've always been super reliable. The idea that electronic guns somehow are not "reliable" or "durable" enough for woodsball play is ludicrous...

Plus, I think a lot of woodsball players have been told that Tippmanns are the most reliable guns ever (they're not, but there not bad either), so they think that everything else must somehow be inferior for woodsball. It's a rare day that any of my guns go down or have a mechanical issue. As with anything, treat your equipment right and it will treat you right.
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:47 PM #24
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Thanks guys, both perspectives make sense to me.

That snow paintball looks like it'd be a lot of fun. We just got over a foot here, but I don't think I'll have the opportunity to go play a good game of woodsball.
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Thanks guys, both perspectives make sense to me.

That snow paintball looks like it'd be a lot of fun. We just got over a foot here, but I don't think I'll have the opportunity to go play a good game of woodsball.
Indeed it does. I wish people around here would realize that you can actually play during the winter. I'd play all year round if that was the case. *Sigh* -- there's just no dedication anymore; why, when I was a young whippersnapper....
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:46 AM #26
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Curious question: Why do people who play woodsball never seem to want to use electric speedball markers? I figure, why not buy one that enables you to play both?
Started as a stigma in the late 90s when electros first really hit it big. The idea of running around in the woods with sensitive electronics in one's marker with the inability to do anything about it if the battery failed led the argument. The idea that Speedball is "cleaner" (less crawling around in the mud and muck) also helped to propagate the idea. Of course this was easily solved by picking up an AGD EMag and then followed by the XMag a year or so later.
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I've played woodsball with all these markers get whats comfortable and fits what style you're going to play






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Old 02-23-2013, 02:21 PM #28
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For a new player that doesnt want to work on their marker alot I always recommened Tippmann 98s or A5s.98s are the most trouble free marker,pick up one with the ACT bolt if you can.Both a5s and 98s are upgradeable,anyone can work on them,warranty is best in industry
If it werent for Tippmann paintball wouldnt be where it is today IMHO
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:55 PM #29
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personally, personally PERSONALLY did i get my point across? I think mil-sim markers are pointless, probably because I don't think assault weapons are aesthetically pleasing, because they are not built to be pretty they are function over form. However in a paintball setting having a marker with a lot of excess metal seems kind of stupid. I'm not saying players that choose this type of markers are worse players (I have owned serveral high ends and I've been rocked by dudes with tippmanns, it's not the gun), I just feel that these markers are heavy, more expensive, and better markers could be had at the same price point.

My advice to you OP is find what feels good, is affordable, easy to maintain, and you think looks cool. My expert (NOT) recommendations would be, the Ion, PMR, Mini, DM4, Alias (the last two only if you want to buy used) or on the mechanical side an autococker, or automag (substantially more expensive). Most importantly get something!, buy, sell, trade, variety is the spice of life, your not getting married your buying a marker.
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I prefer......blah, blah,blah! Just get on a review site like pbreview and look at markers that have good ratings and pick one in your price range and looks pleasing to you!! My 2 cents.
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Mechanical I would suggest Tippman. Tippan 98s can be drug behind a car, through the mud, snow, dirt, washed off, oiled up and still shoot... Pretty easy to maintain and cost effective. Electro I would suggest an Etek Ego. I have a first gen and it still rocks. Now you can pick older ones up cheap.
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I don't get why anybody looks for anything different in a paintball gun based on where they'll be shooting it. The same qualities that make a good "speed ball gun" are the qualities you want in a "woodsball gun". The main things to consider aren't as much where you'll play as what your budget is, what feels good to you, and what factors are important to you. Do you value consistency, or efficiency, etc... People will tell you to get what they have, and that everything else sucks. I've had people with Tippmanns rag on my autocockers and "space guns" and people with electros rag on my cousin for using an a5. Look at reviews, try some guns out for yourself and don't be pressured into something you don't like.
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Stealth and guile over flash for one. You are in the woods you know; try not to stand out.
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If it's any kind of serious tournament, then no. P.S. sorry for the double post
But it does rock in a local mech only tournament.
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This is becoming a VS thread pretty quick. Try as many markers as you can, and get what feels right for you. 'Nuff said.
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