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Old 03-31-2012, 11:21 PM #22
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Before i discovered speedball i basically just have woodsball stuff

dye i4
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magazines and vest.

but i am working on getting:
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Thats a solid setup you are working toward, but the boomstick isnt needed. The axe does need a new barrel but a $160 barrel is no better then a $30-40 cp one piece or disruptive 1 piece. Save yourself $100+ and get something else you need, like a pack.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:30 PM #23
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:16 AM #24
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Thats a solid setup you are working toward, but the boomstick isnt needed. The axe does need a new barrel but a $160 barrel is no better then a $30-40 cp one piece or disruptive 1 piece. Save yourself $100+ and get something else you need, like a pack.
thanks. i just found out something though. i was looking around and i read that i should buy a very low end marker, because lets say i do get on a team. i would have to buy whatever they're sponsored with, which kinda sucks imo.

so do you know of any low end markers that arent low end quality? lol

but if none comes to mind im still going to try and get that empire axe
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:23 AM #25
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Thanks for all the advise guys.

for those who asked, im based in chicago and my nearest park is paintball explosion. though i do have a membership at cpx, kinda far though.

also someone mentioned that i should just go out to team practices and rent, do parks rent out speedball markers? cuz i thought they only rent out custom 98's and paintball explosion just got in the new flip top so thats cool.

ive seen team practice events posted here and there. it says 40$? what does that necessarily include? case of paint? entry etc?
You live by PB Explosion, are within range of CPX, are new to the sport and you're worried about team play? Man you better just enjoy that rec play at two of the best fields in the nation. I've been out there twice. Going back next month. I've been many places and very very few come close to the fields they have out there.

As for that $40, thats just for teams to rent out practice time. You first would have to be on a team with your own gear and purchase paint.

Again I would tell you to stop focusing on team play and just do rec (recreational) play. You can still play speedball in rec play.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:03 PM #26
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thanks. i just found out something though. i was looking around and i read that i should buy a very low end marker, because lets say i do get on a team. i would have to buy whatever they're sponsored with, which kinda sucks imo.

so do you know of any low end markers that arent low end quality? lol

but if none comes to mind im still going to try and get that empire axe
Just get the axe. Very few teams have gun sponsors or big sponsorships at all. Most sponsorships through empire, eclipse, etc. are just bulk discounts anyways. Say you do join a team sponsored by eclipse or dye, you can just trade your axe with someone for whatever gun you have to shoot.

edit: you could buy a used high end from 06-07 and only pay around $300-350. If you choose this route I recommend a bob long marq 6-7 or ego 5-7.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:04 PM #27
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Decent choices. I'd say pump the brakes on the barrel. And BUY USED. You'll save endless amounts of money.

How much speedball experience have you had?

Like everyone else said. Go out and have fun. There a bunch of different ways to play the sport, gotta find the one that's best for you
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:51 PM #28
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sad to say i really dont have tournament experience yet. but im eager to compete, and im currently liking the pspevents league. pretty solid lol.

but ya im 5'7 150. and i can bench my own weight, i can run a 4 second 40 meter dash. and i was in the military and track team. so i am athletic, just no experience in league paintball.

you said buy used? im very skeptical about that cuz, like they say about cars, i dont want to buy someone's problems. unless its different towards paintball markers lol. please enlighten me.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:18 PM #29
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sad to say i really dont have tournament experience yet. but im eager to compete, and im currently liking the pspevents league. pretty solid lol.

but ya im 5'7 150. and i can bench my own weight, i can run a 4 second 40 meter dash. and i was in the military and track team. so i am athletic, just no experience in league paintball.

you said buy used? im very skeptical about that cuz, like they say about cars, i dont want to buy someone's problems. unless its different towards paintball markers lol. please enlighten me.
I personally have had problems with buying used guns before. Be very cautious with gear that has moving parts/mechanical components. Ex. gun, hopper, and I also am very cautious about buying used tanks. It costs a little more money but I am always going to do my best to buy new tanks just because that is potentially the most dangerous part of your setup. Not saying don't buy used, just be careful.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:47 AM #30
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Tanks and Pads are the only things i buy new.
Tanks, well because they can blow up and remove sections of your anatomy, and pads, well because do i really wannna roll around in some other dude's ballsweat to save $30? NFW.

When buying guns, just use your head. If it sounds too good to be true, it just may very well be. If a guy is sellin a Luxe 2.0 for $200 there is either A) Something wrong with it or B) it's stolen. If it looks like they beat the **** out of it, they probabally did.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:22 AM #31
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As much as an advocate I am of buying used, I'd recommend buying new for your first speedball gun as you'll have the Manufacturer's Warranty.

Buying used is fine if you have the know-how, but a host of problems if you dont know what you're doing.

Also, as everyone stated, just play rec-ball for now. it'll still build all teh necessary skills. I've been playing for almost 10 years now and just last year got into tourneys and being on a team. Thanks to my much more extensive experience, I had an advantage over lots of players.
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Play with the gear you have, if you want "new" gear, check out your options and go used. I started playing when i was 13 in the woods and it was an awesome experience, im 23 now and for the last 7 years i've been playing speedball. Just got onto a new scenario team and getting back to what brought me into the sport has really brought the fun back and took away some of the competitive feeling. Go out, have fun, and progress with time and experience.
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Just go to some paintball arenas and start askin people if they want to join one or if they can recruit you into one
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STOP DIGGING UP OLD THREADS. find something more current to get your pursuit posts on. Noone has posted in this thread in almost 2 months...
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i think the Mods finally caught on. that thread is GONE. not even locked or archived, just straight deleted!
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so i just recently discovered the wonderful sport of paintball. i have gear so thats not the problem

please excuse my ignorance but i have a bunch of question that i dont even know how to ask lol. so i'll put it in bullet form lol

- how do i get on a team?
- so many different leagues, but which one is the one that really matters, ie world cup stuff
-for the sake of argument, lets say i choose psp league
-do you have to attend all events?
- Divisions? and a pro Division? what are they?
-does everyone start in amateur and move up?
- how do you up move up in division?
- team sponsorships?
- Divisions get discounted gear?
- pro Division gets free ride?
- this is very vague but pricing?
- exclude gear
- how much paintballs do you need?
- price of paintballs per event?
- hotels? traveling? (i know they are expensive but how much have "you" spent on hotel and traveling on a single event?

again, sorry for my ignorance. but i really want to compete in tournaments. i love competitions lol. i just dont know where to start.

so if i missed anything let me know lol. thanks again for the help
This is gonna take a while.
Try outs
You do not have to attend every event
Begginer, division 5-1, semi pro, pro
500$ pbs an event for whole team
alot of money..
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Depending on the event and location your cost will vary wildly.

You'll be looking at between 100-200 for local events and 300-500 for national events.
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Since you said you just discovered paintball, you don't "need" to be on a team right away. Go grab a couple months or so on walk-ons
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