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Old 06-12-2014, 08:48 PM #1
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Best Ultra Light Marker and equipment for girls?

I am looking for some advice on an excellent marker and set up to purchase for my girlfriend. She has been playing paintball with me for some time now and always renting equipment. I would like to get her some gear of her own so that she will play more and be able to enjoy having her own equipment.

First off what are some of the best Ultra Lightweight markers? I am looking at the Mini and Axe now and dont know of many others that are similar.

Also are there any Female specific brands or pieces of equipment out there?

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Old 06-12-2014, 09:28 PM #2
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To my knowledge, there are no female branded equipment (not primary equipment, anyway).

Mini is very lightweight, as is the Valken Proton/Mokal Aura in the most affordable non-blowback levels.

For comparison however, my wife (5'5", 118 lb.) uses my Clone VX'd w/ 45/45 and a Prophecy with no issues.
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:27 PM #3
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no need to post the same thread in two different sections. i believe its against the rules anyway.....
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Old 06-13-2014, 11:59 AM #4
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Regardless of the weight, if she is of "average height", you are still going to be slabbing a 48/68cui tank on the back of her. Your wrists are definitely going to start running into problems after long days of paintball if you don't.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:00 PM #5
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http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/d...girl-play.html

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Old 06-13-2014, 01:16 PM #6
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I use a valken proton on my rec days and I kid you not is the lightest marker I have ever used. With that said, it still shoots fantastically and is balanced and comfy in both the setups I use. When as a backup marker I use it with rotor, 68/4500 and freak barrel.

My ideal setup that I use for rec days?!? Proton, app 50 hopper, 12" deadlywind barrel and ninja 13/3000. Whole setup feels lighter than a full rotor.

Add to this that the maintenance is a breeze and you got a winner with this marker!

I obviously highly recommend the proton and feel it is not only wildly underrated but maybe the best value marker around, seeing as they sell for under $200 in lnib condition on here consistently. Definitely look into it.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:51 PM #7
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Your link goes nowhere, and it's generally better to answer within a forum rather than sending people to another one. Anyway...

I'd have a very hard time recommending against the Mini as a competitive gun if light weight is a primary concern. It's a great gun that outperforms its price point.
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:14 PM #8
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Your link goes nowhere, and it's generally better to answer within a forum rather than sending people to another one. Anyway...

I'd have a very hard time recommending against the Mini as a competitive gun if light weight is a primary concern. It's a great gun that outperforms its price point.
not sure what happened to it, checked it when I posted it and it worked. works now anyway.

I would agree but sometimes, passing on the best source of information is better than pretending to be a girl and know what I'm talking about. the post has great info with exactly what hes looking for on all aspects. I could say grab a Mini, grab a Ion, but how credible am I since I am a guy.
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:53 PM #9
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I still use my SL74, you could pick one up around here for like 400. IMO I can't stress that enough IMO that is the lightest marker
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:15 PM #10
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Your link definitely works, and I'm going to use it to get my wife to play to get me out of the doghouse for spending hundreds of dollars on gear.... Thanks!!!
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Old 01-25-2015, 07:12 PM #11
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For the most part it seems all markers are fairly close in weight. After you put a hopper and 200 paintballs in it throw on a tank...the weight of the gun is minimal. Make the lady happy by buying a gun that she likes aesthetically cause well women love pretty colors.
Proto Rail and Proto Matrix Rails are fairly light I believe. Its been awhile since I sold mine. And they come in quite some flashy colors.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:39 AM #12
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This is an old post... but anyhoo here is my 2 cents.

My wife uses this setup and enjoys it:
Marker - Stock Empire Axe
Tank - 45/4500 with Ninja Reg
Hopper - Halo with suicide shells
Mask - JT Spectra
Pack - 2+1 (usually doesn't wear one)
Shoes - Soccer Cleats
Clothing - Team shirt, Empire pants, gloves and padding.
Extra accessories - camo bandana and bunny ears

Let them pick what they want, just point them in the right direction and tell them the pros and cons of each. Also offer to clean the gear afterwards and show them how to clean it several times before you have them do it. Let them do it without supervision and just give the equipment a look over afterwards.

My wife has been playing paintball with me for about 13 years and I got her to strip down her axe and give it a good clean two months ago. Your lady may be different or just mechanically capable, still let her learn at her own pace so she will enjoy the sport. This goes with anyone really, let that person have fun and they will want to continue with the sport.
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Old 01-26-2015, 08:54 AM #13
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GF has Ego11-Peanut tank-Spire-Inception barrel. I have to clean everything after playing while she cook dinner...
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