Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-02-2012, 07:10 PM #1
Mocking Da Bird
Rental
 
Mocking Da Bird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SC Village
Mocking Da Bird is playing at Living Legends V
Mocking Da Bird has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Mocking Da Bird has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Mocking Da Bird has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
Mocking Da Bird has achieved Level 3 in PbNation Pursuit
How is Pump cheaper?

I don't quite understand how some people on here describe pump as being "cheaper" than regular rec play (please note I am not referring ANY of this to tournament play).

When I go out to play paintball with my buddies, I use this decent $33 paint that I get from my local store called Bombz (if you live in the SoCal area and buy from CCpaintball, you should know) and it's pretty decent paint tbh. It's pretty brittle, a few dimples here and there.

Since I use an Axe with that paint above, I get to use 2000 rounds for the whole day for $33. Not bad, but then people still say pump is cheaper.

Since you don't need as much rounds as a semi when playing pump, it would be smart to buy the best paint you could have at maybe 500-1000 rounds or 1-2 bags. I was looking around on ANS gear (I haven't bothered to check the price per bag at my local shop. Idk if they will even separate Marbilizers or Evils from their cases.) and 1 bag of Evil is $18. A half case is $35. How is that at all cheaper? It's the same thing as when I could play semi.

I'm sure some of you will just tell me to use paint that I will be able to play with at a better price, but I'd rather buy the best paint possible so I don't miss that shot with a pump marker. So how is pump play cheaper exactly?

Also, is 500 rounds even enough for one day with pump play? I have pretty good trigger control when it comes to semi, but idk about pump. I usually have about 1-2 bags left at the end of the day. I haven't played because my pump is weird and I have to adjust it to my comfort level.

Last edited by Mocking Da Bird : 12-02-2012 at 07:12 PM.
Mocking Da Bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:19 PM #2
Nahib_Stilgar
 
 
Join Date: May 2008
So you want to compare apples to oranges and ask why they are priced differently??

Sure you can budget ball with a semi.

And you can still use a case if you wanted to with a pump...

However...Most pump players will use far less than semi players and IF the paint is the SAME PRICE... then pump will therefore be cheaper...

Trying to compare a case of cheap paint from a big store vs a bag of premium paint from a field is not going to prove that pump and semi cost the same...

As for using 500 rounds in a day... again it totally depends on the player. My average is about 250. Some days more, some less depending on what I am doing, how I am playing and what gun I am using (SC, OC, Semi...)
Nahib_Stilgar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:19 PM #3
s2master
 
 
s2master's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NY
The main reason pump is cheaper is you can make your paint last longer in most cases.

So lets say you buy a case for 33.00 and use it all that day. A pump player might only use 500 meaning they can play 3 more days before they have to buy another case.

So after 4 days your at 132.00 while the pump player is only at 33.00

This is just based on shooting a case a day while the pump player is at 1 bag a day. Everyone shoots a different amount of paint but in general a pump player will shoot less.
__________________
S2 4 -LiFe
s2master is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:22 PM #4
clarkie070988
A traveling man
 
clarkie070988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Supporting Member
clarkie070988 plays in the PSP
clarkie070988 plays in the APPA D4 division
clarkie070988 is one of the top 250 posters on PbNation
clarkie070988 is Legendary
clarkie070988 is Boss
clarkie070988 supports DLX Technology
you use less paint its that simple the price of the gun might be the same as other semi's but in the long run you would save when playing
__________________
I <3 MY Wife & Daughter
FREE AGENT
POWERED BY:
Wanna Play Paintball/YourPBfriend/OCD Paintball
LUXE MOB/PUMP OT/Back Players Gang/BST Perfection/World Ballas/Fat Ballers Club
Dynasty Nxt
clarkie070988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:31 PM #5
pballer0303
shreddin the gnar
 
pballer0303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Duluth
pballer0303 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
First off, not everybody can bring their own paint. At my field, for example, there is an FPO rule, and only one type of paint to choose from (everyone pays the same price per bag no matter what). I also know that I shoot much less than a bag a day, I usually shoot around 300 per day. This means that i dont nececarily have to even buy new paint every weekend, compared to most semi players who shoot 3-5 bags per day of play. So, I pay less than half of the normal paintballer.

The same applies to byop too. If I bought a $70 case of evil at the beginning of thr season, it might last me almost two months, bringing my per day of play cost much lower.
pballer0303 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:40 PM #6
HeatedNubbycake
^^^Gamertag^^^
 
HeatedNubbycake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
HeatedNubbycake plays in the PSP
HeatedNubbycake supports Team VICIOUS
HeatedNubbycake supports Pev's Paintball
alright. your right pump is not cheaper. ill dump out my extra 3 bags so i can buy a case next time i play....

its exactly like they already stated above. i spend $55 on paint, and it lasts me a month (sometimes more). so even me at $55, if you buy 2 cases of $33 paint per month, your spending more for the same amount of field time.
__________________
SubZero Pump

The only urine sample your getting from me is a taste test.
HeatedNubbycake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:42 PM #7
Horizon
 
 
Horizon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Horizon is a member of the Paintball Operators' Association
At our field, we usually carry three grades of paint. Our field paint is pretty decent (DXS Bronze equivalent). Our highest grade paint is only about 11% more. So at our field, even if you use your example of pumps using the best paint, while semis are using the cheapest, chances are you are still going to save a whole lot, if you are using a low volume vs. a a high volume comparison.
Horizon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 07:58 PM #8
stalefishsk8er
 
 
Join Date: May 2010
stalefishsk8er supports Team VICIOUS
stalefishsk8er supports Team VICIOUS
stalefishsk8er is for the Gunfight
stalefishsk8er supports Pev's Paintball
simple answer 2 bags of paint will last you the whole day or at least 5-6 hours of play
__________________
pump playa 2011
stalefishsk8er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 08:26 PM #9
mister2driver
This is my PUMP BADGE
 
mister2driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 213/323/818 SoCal
mister2driver plays in the PSP
mister2driver plays in the APPA D4 division
mister2driver has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
mister2driver supports Empire
All good answers.




Peace-
__________________
Come play the Chosen4 Pump Events!!!!!

KAMANDAG Bang Out Games @ WARPED & AMBUSH

mister2driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 08:29 PM #10
R3L
CCM is not a verb
 
R3L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego
I shoot less than 500 balls a day (Marbalizer or All Star) - $18
Through a tiny hopper - $6
Using a 13 ci tank - $60
__________________
Use protection; do not send money as a Gift through Paypal.


R3L is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 09:12 PM #11
paintballoliver
#58
 
paintballoliver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, TX
paintballoliver plays in the PSP
paintballoliver is playing at Living Legends VI
paintballoliver plays in the APPA D4 division
paintballoliver has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
The only reason I will ever use more than 750 paintballs is if I am playing speedball against all ramping opponents, compared to them who shoot over a case each.
__________________
"Originally posted by Zippin35:
disclaimer- Again please dont use live animals. Instead, put an hk sticker on a pod and offer it to an agglet if he will be your target for a day"
paintballoliver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2012, 10:19 PM #12
clarkie070988
A traveling man
 
clarkie070988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mechanicsburg, PA
Annual Supporting Member
clarkie070988 plays in the PSP
clarkie070988 plays in the APPA D4 division
clarkie070988 is one of the top 250 posters on PbNation
clarkie070988 is Legendary
clarkie070988 is Boss
clarkie070988 supports DLX Technology
its cheap because we say so lol
__________________
I <3 MY Wife & Daughter
FREE AGENT
POWERED BY:
Wanna Play Paintball/YourPBfriend/OCD Paintball
LUXE MOB/PUMP OT/Back Players Gang/BST Perfection/World Ballas/Fat Ballers Club
Dynasty Nxt
clarkie070988 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 08:00 AM #13
SPECTRE Fox
PLAY PUMP!
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Millington, MI
SPECTRE Fox plays in the PSP
SPECTRE Fox is playing at Living Legends III
SPECTRE Fox supports Sherwood Forest
I play mostly scenario and woods. This was my first year playing pump and playing any tourney. I started both in December of last year. I shot, total, almost ten cases since then between 7 scenarios/big games, psp Chicago, the practices leading up to Chicago, and a bunch of open play.
__________________
Randy (the fat dude in the Hawaiian shorts and/or headband)
SPECTRE Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:45 PM #14
penarol10
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Miami, FL
Its cheaper cause where I am the cheap paint is $50 for a case because everywhere is FPO. Me and my friend split a bag playing with our snipers last weekend. That way we can go almost every week.

Also you can get a pretty good sniper for less that $200. try that with an electro
penarol10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2012, 11:49 PM #15
Gbxdillon
Who Gone Stop Me
 
Gbxdillon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago
Gbxdillon plays in the PSP
Gbxdillon owns a Planet Eclipse Geo
Gbxdillon plays in the APPA D3 division
Gbxdillon is Legendary
Gbxdillon supports DLX Technology
Simple not ramping equals less paint in the air and having to pump everytime gets tiring after a long open game
Gbxdillon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2012, 04:23 AM #16
mister2driver
This is my PUMP BADGE
 
mister2driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: 213/323/818 SoCal
mister2driver plays in the PSP
mister2driver plays in the APPA D4 division
mister2driver has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
mister2driver supports Empire
It's cheaper cuz if you not good at is you quit. There it's cheaper!. lolz



Peace-
__________________
Come play the Chosen4 Pump Events!!!!!

KAMANDAG Bang Out Games @ WARPED & AMBUSH

mister2driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 12:16 PM #17
West Coast Adventure
 
 
West Coast Adventure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Less paint
__________________
West Coast Adventure Park
http://www.westcoastadventurepark.com
West Coast Adventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:14 PM #18
swantrevor
 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
If you are shooting in a big game - 100 vs 100 - then I can see going thru hundreds of balls in a day. If you are playing 10 vs 10 or 15 vs 15 then a bag will last you all weekend. If it doesn't then your wasting paint. Remember it only takes 1 well placed shot!
swantrevor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 05:57 PM #19
Hawkeye20
What's a batteries?
 
Hawkeye20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Potato Land! (Boise, ID)
Hawkeye20 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
Hawkeye20 has perfected Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
I use 250 rounds in a day with my pump. At $10 per 500 round bag, that's $5 worth of paint. When I used to play semi, I could easily go through a bag, sometimes two. Therefore, just looking at paint costs, I am spending less money (at minimum, half of the price I paid with a semi).
__________________
MCB Feedback.
Hawkeye20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:17 PM #20
Oldandsneaky
Still My Pump Badge
 
Oldandsneaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Annual Supporting Member
Great! Now I'm a cheapskate because I like to play pump!

Seriously, I usually split a case to a case and a half between 4 people to play 3-4 hours. We played pump and semi ONLY last weekend and brought home 2 1/2 bags for next time. (BTW... Our "home" field is FPO)
Oldandsneaky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 08:40 PM #21
ShoopDaWhoop900
Go Noles!
 
ShoopDaWhoop900's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Washington
ShoopDaWhoop900 owns a Planet Eclipse Lv1
ShoopDaWhoop900 has achieved Level 1 in PbNation Pursuit
ShoopDaWhoop900 has achieved Level 2 in PbNation Pursuit
I played 3 hours of pump getting around 10 games in. I had a 500 round bag o' paint that was worth $22. I left with at least 300 rounds. When i play electro for that amount of time using cheap paint i spent about 2x as much on paint, and i dont use pods in a game either. Most pump players make a case last a minimum of a month, i heard one guy say it lasted him 2 months.
__________________
Setup: GoG eXTCY with a TechT L7 bolt and 360 QEV, Halo Too hopper, guerrilla air myth 48/3000
(\_/)
(o.o)
(> <)
copy bunny into your profile and help him achieve world domination
ShoopDaWhoop900 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump