Originally Posted by EAGLES83
Tippman 98: spent too much money upgrading it and in the end it was still a tippman 98 lol. That was years ago and my first paintball gun.
A work horse gun, very solid. If this was your worst you have lived a sheltered paint ball life. LOL........ They are not very sexy, but they do work.
For me the worst was a Brass Eagle Jaguar. It was a double action with a trigger pull like nothing any other gun could match for hardness. Some times a ball could wedge in the action and totally make the trigger freeze. All Jag and Barracuda shooters have trigger finger strength like the Hulk. LOL....
As a field operator back in the 90's. I saw many a young kid have his paintball day ruined with a mass marketed Spyder. They had no clue about what was wrong with them. We used to just shrug are shoulders and tell them they should have bought a Tippman. Then hand then a spare rental at no charge to get them back in the game. As a field operator I could in confidence recommend Tippman to these new players without worry that they would have constant tech problems.
PS. I have faced down many a super gun with mulitple Tippmans- 68 Special/Prolite/Custom 98/A5 over the years. Even though my Tippmans had been mothballed for six years they worked just fine when I took my 12 yearold son out in October to play (his first REAL game day). Lots of electro's at the field that day. They are not hi-tech guns but they will get the job done. For rec play.