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Old 05-18-2013, 02:44 PM #1
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Spyder rant

im on a 3 man speed ball team and everyone always talks crap about my gun because it is a spyder electra. Why do people think that spyder is so bad, they arent making fun of it when im ripping them apart
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:07 PM #2
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Yep, run into the same thing. I have two and the BS stops when the hammer drops. I think it's funny really. But, I have always prefered things that are considered sleepers. Haters always under estimate.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:54 AM #3
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Don't worry about it they are just jelous that they can't get a Spyder to work right
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:08 PM #4
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Just keep layin it to em, they will learn eventually. I used to deal with the same crap (from a friend actually), he was an angel guy and would constantly make fun of my gun at the time. Ill give him the fact that it did chop alot balls when ya tried to get it goin (05 pilot) but i think he was working on his gun more times than i chopped balls lol
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:15 PM #5
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Just keep layin it to em, they will learn eventually. I used to deal with the same crap (from a friend actually), he was an angel guy and would constantly make fun of my gun at the time. Ill give him the fact that it did chop alot balls when ya tried to get it goin (05 pilot) but i think he was working on his gun more times than i chopped balls lol
He was working on his angel because he didn't set it up the right way the first time.

Spyder was my first gun, tl plus
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:30 PM #6
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My first marker was a Spyder Victor II. Never had any complaints, it just worked.

I think a good paintballer shouldn't hate on somebody's marker, just enjoy the game.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:08 PM #7
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I think there's still a lot of stigma about Kingman using proprietary parts and screws on their earlier guns. Some people are just ignorant and think every Spyder is still like that, when in fact Kingman has stepped up their game and are making decent started guns, not to mention the awesome Hammer 7.

Everybody also seems to dislike blowbacks, even though they're super easy to work on and are nice starter guns.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:33 AM #8
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I don't think there is anything wrong with a Spyder as a starter gun. I think when a lot of people move on to joining seriously competitive teams the Spyder really ceases to cut it.
It's not as smooth or Gentle on paint as many of the "tournament" grade guns.
(speaking about stock guns in general). I know there are a ton of custom spyders out there that shoot fantastic (I own one). But the reality is they aren't as capable on the tournament field as an Electro Pneumatic.
Not bashing I'm just stating (and form personal experience), that EPs are better for that type of play.

All in all though I would point a new player to Tippy, Spyder or Pumps.

My advice, keep in mind and/or tell them the same thing I tell newer players who think a higher end gun makes you a better player "1 ball in the right spot is all it takes, that's on the person behind the trigger, not on the marker"
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:48 AM #9
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I don't think there is anything wrong with a Spyder as a starter gun. I think when a lot of people move on to joining seriously competitive teams the Spyder really ceases to cut it.
It's not as smooth or Gentle on paint as many of the "tournament" grade guns.
(speaking about stock guns in general). I know there are a ton of custom spyders out there that shoot fantastic (I own one). But the reality is they aren't as capable on the tournament field as an Electro Pneumatic.
Not bashing I'm just stating (and form personal experience), that EPs are better for that type of play.

All in all though I would point a new player to Tippy, Spyder or Pumps.

My advice, keep in mind and/or tell them the same thing I tell newer players who think a higher end gun makes you a better player "1 ball in the right spot is all it takes, that's on the person behind the trigger, not on the marker"
This. When i get friends into paintball i always direct them towards buying something simple like a spyder tl because they are simple, easy to use and reliable. Not to mention, kinda like you said, i think it makes the player better when they have to practice patients instead of rushing into a firefight.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:11 AM #10
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I don't think there is anything wrong with a Spyder as a starter gun. I think when a lot of people move on to joining seriously competitive teams the Spyder really ceases to cut it.
It's not as smooth or Gentle on paint as many of the "tournament" grade guns.
(speaking about stock guns in general). I know there are a ton of custom spyders out there that shoot fantastic (I own one). But the reality is they aren't as capable on the tournament field as an Electro Pneumatic.
Not bashing I'm just stating (and form personal experience), that EPs are better for that type of play.

All in all though I would point a new player to Tippy, Spyder or Pumps.

My advice, keep in mind and/or tell them the same thing I tell newer players who think a higher end gun makes you a better player "1 ball in the right spot is all it takes, that's on the person behind the trigger, not on the marker"
Simple enough. When you're competitive enough to need a better marker, upgrade that old spyder into a spimmy. Sleeper status big time.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:24 AM #11
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im on a 3 man speed ball team and everyone always talks crap about my gun because it is a spyder electra. Why do people think that spyder is so bad, they arent making fun of it when im ripping them apart
Just my experience, but I've used my friend's Electra a ton and I hate it. Chopped all day, jams every 10-15 shots, no consistency whatsoever. I've never seen him shoot anything with it. But I try not to judge anybody's gun until I've shot it. My first gun was a cheap mech Spyder and I loved it at the time.
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:03 PM #12
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Years back when the spyder mr2 came out I got one.

I was at a tournament and my 2k5 black magic decided it didn't want to work. I tried to use a friends cocker and it would not give me 280fps and was just all over the place.

I took out the mr2 (no stock) and was embarrassed. I walked out onto the field feeling like I had no real chance. For the rest of the day I destroyed my competition. The only trouble I had was a few jams from the acs.

A lot of ballers want the newest marker on the market and feel its the only way to win. It all comes down to one thing.

The marker does not make the player, the player makes the marker in his hands do its job.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:38 PM #13
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had a spyder fenix worked well first time i used it, went to use it next week and ended up falling apart on me, took it back and got a diff one to sell to a friend
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