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Old 01-29-2013, 09:39 PM #1
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How much paint do you buy?

How many cases do you guys get as a team for a 5-man tournament? I'm signing me and a few friends up for a D5 tournament at ASG and was wondering how many cases I should pick up.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:39 PM #2
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It depends on your paint management skills.

You need to be able to fill lanes, and stay some-what efficient at the same time. If you're the type of guy that shoots pod after pod without thinking, I wouldn't discourage 5 cases. But if you pick your shots somewhat decently, 3 cases will probably get it done.

It also depends on the length of the tournament. If it's a couple of days, it will be a lot more paint. But if it's a one day thing, then it will be less.

A lot of factors play into this decision. But remember, buying a case more than you think you will need will not hurt. You can always use paint down the road, but if you don't have enough, you'll be screwed.
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The team i would play in a Race to 2 tournament would shoot about 15 in prelims and another 5-10 after that...

So id say anywhere between 15-25
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:49 PM #4
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Really it would depend on on how far we made it through the tournament.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:48 AM #5
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15-25 cases average.
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Also do your team a favor.. Charge the same amount per player. Dont let the front guys pay less just because they shoot less. If they give you grief about that. Ask them how much of a chance they stand if there backs shot the same amount. So i think this. Why should the back guys pay more just because they are shooting more to keep the front guys alive?
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it seems like previous posters are all pretty close, i'd think 3 cases per person for 5 man is plenty. That's 15 cases total, that should be just fine for D5.
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The best way to do it is run a tab, and pay for paint at the end of the tourney. Typically, most fields will let you do this. Listen to this scenario: Let's say a case of paint is $55. You run a tab with the field, and don't pay until the end. You have 6 people on your roster, and at the end of the day, your team used 15 cases. 15 x $55 is a total of $825. So divide $825 by the number of players on your roster (6 in this scenario) and you get $137.50. So each player pays $137.50. This is the cheapest way possible to spend your tourney paint money, besides getting some sort of deal on paint.
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Ok thanks everyone. It's only a raceto to though. A friend of mine said 10-12. Does 12 seem enough?
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Ok thanks everyone. It's only a raceto to though. A friend of mine said 10-12. Does 12 seem enough?

Its hard to say. Depends on how many teams are playing and how far you advance. Like the guy said before run a tab. I own a field and do tournaments and thats the best way. If your team is decent and advances on then be prepared to buy a lot of paint.
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Never heard of a tab! That's a good.

We usually get great deals from outside sources. If your willing to do the time searching. The deals are out there.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:28 PM #12
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Never heard of a tab! That's a good.

We usually get great deals from outside sources. If your willing to do the time searching. The deals are out there.
Yep tab works best for us for local tourneys. When we do national tourneys (PSP, NPPL, etc) we always go for a deal on paint.
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Yep tab works best for us for local tourneys. When we do national tourneys (PSP, NPPL, etc) we always go for a deal on paint.

Yeah I with an FPO tourney that would be best.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:43 PM #14
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I know for a one day tournament, I use 2 cases, three use 3 cases, and my last one uses 4. So that's a total of 15 cases for our team per tourney, sometimes more.
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10-15 depending on how much your back players shoot.
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10-15 depending on how much your back players shoot.
This is completely wrong. It depends on how much the whole team shoots. I'm a back player and I shoot 3 pods a game, our other back player shoots 4. Our snake player shoots 6 pods a game.
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in a recent raceto2 tourney my team went 3 games on almost every match and made it all the way thru finals.. 26+ cases
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:06 PM #18
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in a recent raceto2 tourney my team went 3 games on almost every match and made it all the way thru finals.. 26+ cases
Oh dam really? That many?
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make every one buy 3-4 cases per player then paint pool since everyone shoots more or less then others and everyone should bring extra money just incase your running low on paint.
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This is completely wrong. It depends on how much the whole team shoots. I'm a back player and I shoot 3 pods a game, our other back player shoots 4. Our snake player shoots 6 pods a game.
I see what your getting at but really you can only assume your backs are gonna shoot more. Fronts spend more time trying to "stay alive" then shooting if you ask me. But every team is different and every layout makes a team play differently.

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:21 PM #21
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No i'm just asking for an estimate for a raceto 2. I was gonna grab 12 but now i a little nervous as someone mentioned 26+ cases
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