I saved up all my weekend work money to buy a complete PB outfit. This included a VL 200, 20 oz. CO2 tank, a Scott mask, and a Brass Eagle raptor that I got from Sports Authority. This was perhaps around 1998 or so.
The Brass Eagle marker failed at the chrono on my first ever day of playing paintball. I believe it was Tommy (yes Tommy from team Image) that said I should stop by his shop, Maryland Paintball on Harford Road, for an education and a proper introduction to paintball markers.
Long story short I walked out of their shop with a new Spyder Shutter, which later turned into a WGP Autococker, and finally a Shocktech Hookup AC on HPA with a VL Revolution.
__________________ Paintball enthusiast since 1996.
Spyder Sonix from walmart. I think it was a whole 120 dollars. I put it in on layway when I was in 4th grade in 2001. Ended up selling it to one of my friends about 11 years ago, I think he still has it.