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Old 09-21-2012, 11:31 PM #1
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Electro vs. pump

I am going to switch my style of play? I waNt to play pump but I've been told that pumps break down sometimes, and some other stuff. And I don't want to spend a ton of money so If I did get an electro I was gonna get a used mini or something. I'd like to know what to do so please help and with your reply please state what your style(s) of play are/is. Thank you
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:47 PM #2
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Pumps are fairly reliable, you don't have to worry about any electronics failing due to rain.

You can also get pumps for cheaper than most electros if you look around on the B/S/T.

I just recently got into pump with a speedball setting and I couldn't be happier. Give it a shot if you can borrow a friends; you'll be quite impressed to find out it takes more skill than just rocking the trigger as fast as you can.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:57 PM #3
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Id start electric then maybe pump because playing speedball with pump might get frustrating. Pump is extremely good to make you better though becasue you have to pick your shots more carefully. Like I said I would go with electric first
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:16 AM #4
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What style of play are you playing now? Did you mean aggressive vs. conservative or something like speedball to woods? Just trying to get a gauge on where exactly you are coming from and going to. Also, pumps are some of the simplest guns in my opinion and I have never really seen one go down.
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:40 PM #5
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I use a stockclass phantom every once in a while when i dont wanna kill my wallet. I end up spending like $30 for the day. For me i get more excited shooting someone out with my phantom than my ego. It can get annoying though cause ya gotta be patient
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:22 PM #6
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My pump has never failed me, but my friends electro breaks/jams every time he plays with it. Lol maybe cause its a Spyder.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:22 PM #7
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Playing pump will translate well into your overall game. If you're currently playing and have some familiar ground to work with in terms of knowing how to snap shoot, etc etc, a pump will just make you better.
It can be a bit tough sometimes in a speedball setting especially if you're just starting out with pump but taking the lumps is good for you in this case. I started pumping earlier this year and my overall game has really improved. Especially in terms of bumping and moving. It really makes you get better if you're willing to be at a fire rate disadvantage.
If that doesn't sound too appealing then perhaps waiting a while would be a better option. But honestly pump is amazing once you start playing it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:47 PM #8
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Well pumps are very accurate, they do save paint, but you will have trouble shooting fast.
Electronic guns can obviously shoot faster and you will lose alot of paint in a short time.personally i would choose electro because i tend to shoot close quarters and come around the opponent and pumping is a hastle
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