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Old 03-20-2013, 03:17 PM #1
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Buying Essentials Need Opinions

Hello Gents,

I have played paintball before and own a gun(see sig)but never have owned any gear before. I just got my tax return and my girlfriend said i need hobbies other than video games so i figured now is the time. Here is the list of items i want to buy. I will be placing my order tonight but figured i should ask some guys who have been playing in this decade. So let me know what you guys think and if i missed anything i should get. Thanks....P.S. I'm only going to be playing woodsball and scenario games no speedball

Mask:
http://www.actionvillage.com/proto-s...ask-black.html

Barrel Cover:
http://www.actionvillage.com/2012-va...grey-scar.html

Harness:
http://www.actionvillage.com/nxe-09-...2-2-black.html

Pods (5):
http://www.actionvillage.com/ans-140...pod-clear.html

Squeegee:
http://www.actionvillage.com/rap4-ho...-squeegee.html

I already have all the tools needed for disassembly and dental tools for the O rings.
I also am buying O-Rings, Oil, and Grease.

Also I'm thinking of getting a backup 12 oz tank to fit on the harness. I currently have a 20oz tank and will have my girlfriend sow in a pouch on the harness for the 20oz just in case i need to go to the 12 mid-game.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:38 PM #2
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Great choices, but unless you don't have one the barrel sock is unnecessary and I'd pick up a rubber pull through squeegee instead, I had one of those Rap 4 ones and it fell apart in the first day I used it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:53 PM #3
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Thanks Playdoh, sadly i do not own a barrel sock so that is needed. Also thank you for the heads up on the squeegee. I'm going with this instead....

http://www.actionvillage.com/gen-x-g...egee-blue.html
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:10 PM #4
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I prefer ansgear.com over actionvillage.

May I suggest:

Mask: http://www.ansgear.com/Jt_ProFlex_Th...oflexblack.htm

Squeegee(you're going to lose these):
http://www.ansgear.com/ANS_5_Pack_Si...abred5pack.htm

Barrel cover(you're also going to lose these):
http://www.ansgear.com/2013_Valken_R...bcgreyscar.htm

Pack(original is good choice, but here is the link to it)
http://www.ansgear.com/NXE_09_2009_T...8tppack322.htm

Pods(you'll want to get them white or bright colors so you can find them after a game, also, people will steal them):
http://www.ansgear.com/ANS_140_Round...40podwhite.htm

Pants(these are not regular pants, they are built to take abuse,double stitched nylon, built in padding, breathable mesh where they don't need to take abuse so you stay cool. You will use these for years. error on the side of larger, big pants breathe better):
They also come in different designs such as marpat, ACU, tiger stripe, etc
http://www.ansgear.com/2010_Valken_V...rawoodland.htm

Jersey(not as necessary as a good mask and a good pair of pants, but they will help you stay cool. This is mesh and will keep you cool, you want to buy these things really big. I wear a men's medium T-shirt and I have an XXL jersey):
http://www.ansgear.com/2010_Valken_V...rawoodland.htm

Remember: just because it is used it speedball doesn't make it a bad idea to use in woodsball. Military clothing isn't meant to take the concentrated abuse that paintball pants are, and when your BDU pants rip, you can't go to supply and get a new pair for free.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:15 PM #5
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Ansgear is actionvillage...

But as I always say... Support local paintball. Find your local pro shop and see what they can do for you.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:47 PM #6
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Thank you Paper_Cut I never really thought about the clothing being something to go after but now seeing that set up I'm def going to think again. The info about the squeegees and pods is true and insightful. Thanks again for your help.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:03 PM #7
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Also, make sure you get a good mask. I suggested the JT proflex because I have had several masks and after going through several I have come back to that because they are very comfortable. They are one of the lightest masks, the foam is in a league of its own, and the breathing is easy no matter how hard you're breathing. Unlike other masks(like the sly profit) you forget you're wearing it.
and now that I'm thinking about it, you may want to get a different color. I suggest the light tan and black
http://www.ansgear.com/Jt_ProFlex_Th...oflexletan.htm

If you do some serious reading on camouflage, the contrast on the tan of the mute light color and the small black accents will break up the shape, while a black mask will make you easy to identify. 90% of camo we use is breaking up the human shape, and a black triangle is easy to locate focus on. With alternating light and dark colors it is hard to tell how close/far away something is, and one part of your mask will look closer than the other to people and they will be less likely to find you if they catch a glimpse of your face in their peripheral vision. (This is all known as disruptive camouflage btw) Remember, the woods aren't completely dark, during the day in the woods you may encounter more light colored things than dark colored things, so black will sometimes make you stick out.
I got a lot from what I know from the military channel, but here is a quick read I found you might like:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...mouflage-work/
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:17 PM #8
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No problem, a barrel cover is pretty important haha, good choice on the squeegee too.
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