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Old 12-27-2012, 03:22 PM #1
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Just starting out, please rate/advise gear I bought

Hello Everyone!

I have recently decided to start playing paintball regularly. If you want to just look at the gear and critique it just skip past the background/history part below

Background/History: I am 23 years of age now and my history with paintball is I played once when I was 13 with a pump gun in a friends back yard. 3 years ago I played at a birthday party. It was my first time at a field. I found it very addicting and wanted to start playing regularly but could not afford it.

I have played with the idea for the last couple years, then I recently played thanksgiving weekend with 15 friends, was addicted once again, and decided that now that I have the money I am read to get into it! I loved woodsball and I also loved speedball, especially hyperball. So I spend the next few weeks studying paintball, reading everything i could, learning guns, searching craigslist until I knew what I wanted and created a budget. I met with people on craigslist and made purchases on Amazon until I accumulated what I have listed below: (prices include shipping)


Key: My Gear - what I paid for it - where I bought it - and condition it is in
Marker: Planet Eclipse Etek3 w/virtue board - $200 - craigslist - Like New
Hopper: Empire Reloader B2 - $22 - pbnation forums - poor-average
Air Tank: Guerrilla Air 62/3000 - $56 - Amazon - New
Mask: Empire E-Vent - $40 - craigslist - Like new
Visor: for E-vent Mask - $7 - Ansgear.com - new
Pod Harness: NXE 4+1 SP Series - Woodland - $30 - Amazon - New
Pods: (6) 140 count clear - $15 - Amazon - New
Barrel Cover - JT cover - $5 - Ansgear.com - new
Total cost: $375

Also bought:
Cleats - $15 - Walmart - New
Wristbands - $4 - Walmart - New
Headband - $4 - Walmart - New
Kneepads - McDavid Hexpad - $17.04 - Amazon - New
PE gun oil - $3 - Amazon - new
PE gun grease - $10 amazon - new
Total cost: $53.04

GRAND TOTAL COST: $428.04

Please critique and let me know where I went wrong as well as what I should upgrade next and what I should upgrade to. My only guess at what would be next is that I should get a 68/4500 tank, but I am very open to suggestions and critique.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:30 PM #2
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What dose the tank and hopper look like
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:40 PM #3
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Tank looks like this http://www.actioncenterpaintball.com...ducts/4696.jpg
Hopper: this is the thread where I bought it. I glued a new piece to fix the missing piece of the feedneck. http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...light=reloader
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:08 PM #4
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id think about getting a new pod pack soon aswell, assuming that thats a horizontal style pack (if not, nevermind..), otherwise just a different tank and maybe a loader
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:36 AM #5
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:43 PM #6
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Get a hopper that's not glued, an keep the one you have for back up
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:47 PM #7
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Deff wanna get a 4500psi tank
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:53 PM #8
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:21 PM #10
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:25 AM #11
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:25 AM #12
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Pics please! Others have said hopper without cracks or repairs with a speed feed and a lid. Tank is OK if your field only has 3000 air.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:32 PM #13
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Might want to invest in some arm pads. 2011 PE are nice. Valken vmax loaders are nice and 60 bucks on ans. Events are nice masks.
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Hopper and 4500 psi...otherwise good stuff
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:09 PM #15
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I bought a like new pinokio hopper for $60. I will post pictures as soon as I can, either tomorrow night or this weekend.

Any idea on what a decent 68/4500 tank would cost? And do you get a full 50% more shots off of a 4500 than a 3000
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:33 AM #16
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annnd he buys the blimp that is the pinokio. Please ask around before future purchases. Even a Halo Too is a better option than the pinokio.

A link to the New Player Help forum, you should find answers to all the questions you have with a quick search.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:19 AM #18
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annnd he buys the blimp that is the pinokio. Please ask around before future purchases. Even a Halo Too is a better option than the pinokio.

A link to the New Player Help forum, you should find answers to all the questions you have with a quick search.
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Actually it was recommended from someone on the forums. I did a lot of research, watched a lot of videos, and Pinokio seemed to be perfect for me. I don't mind the slightly larger profile, and I love the larger capacity. I love that it is light, indestructible, and that I got one like new for only $60 which is all I really have a budget for.

One day I will try a rotor/spire, but I don't intend to shoot more than 20 bps at any one time so I don't see the advantage.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:58 PM #19
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Might want to invest in some arm pads. 2011 PE are nice. Valken vmax loaders are nice and 60 bucks on ans. Events are nice masks.
Gotta disagree with the Vmax $60 yes but speed $40 more and buy a used rotor. Or save $20 and buy a used v1 prophecy. If you search Vmax in the forums, there are problems with the gears stripping.
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:14 PM #20
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http://hd-pics.de/viewer.php?file=gg...eulszh8ksy.jpg

http://hd-pics.de/viewer.php?file=nf...rf9vzbv1wo.jpg

Pictures of everything (including the new pinokio hopper, gave the empire b2 to a friend) except the air tank, cleats, and sweat bands.

The square things are knee pads and the things to the right of them are ankle braces
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:20 AM #21
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pics please. And my only suggestion would be to get a 4500 tank
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