Originally Posted by CreesquePaintball
I've recently got into paintball about a month ago and love the sport alot. My local field owner constantly tells me that I have great potential blah blah blah and that I need a new marker. I think my azodin blitz shoots perfectly fine, but I guess if I want to play competitively I need something better. So, should I look into spoolies or poppet valves as a new player?
Well there's a couple of questions you have to ask yourself
These being the most important:
Do you want a gun that's really smooth?
Does efficiency matter to you that much?
Do you want to learn how to tune your gun to perfection, or just throw some oil in it every now and then and let it sit in your bag?
Does the complexity of parts matter to you? Ego's and Mini's are about the simplest, DM's are slightly more work, but Angels take the most work to tear down and rebuild
Are you really going to shoot 7 pods per game?
Also ask around at your field to try out the other players higher end guns and see how you like their feel in your hands. Ask if you can shoot it a little bit to to find out what kind of shot you want. Weight doesn't really matter any more because most high end guns you can get will be down around the 2lb mark or even less.