Special Ops Paintball: Flipped Tank - Special Ops Paintball

Jump to content


  • (4 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Flipped Tank Rate Topic: -----

Poll: Flipped Tank (167 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you think?

  1. Sweet. Looks good! (43 votes [25.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.75%

  2. It will help to aim easier (28 votes [16.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.77%

  3. Stupid (96 votes [57.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 57.49%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#31 Guest_Mitch likes Pumps_*

  • Group: Guests

Posted 29 December 2006 - 03:06 PM

Spec Ops doesn't recommend the reversed tank because of your profile. A sniper should want to get as low as possible to the ground when crawling, going prone, etc., and a tank will lift your marker up greatly.

Sniper's should also have a very light equipment setup, making it easier to crawl away as quickly as possible, etc. If you have a 10 lb. Tippy, or any gun, your not going to be able to crawl away as fast if you had a Phantom, etc. (I'm just using examples)

If your going to reverse your tank, you might as well not, and also cut the stock. Your gun will sit just as high, and tanks are even easier to look down your line of sight. If you run remote, you can pretty much drop right down to the ground, and its even further if you have a air-through stock (lack of ASA, not really significant though).

It's a good idea....but then again it's not a good idea for snipers.

-Mitch :blink:
0

#32 User is offline   Vrysius 

  • Fire breathing dragon?
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 809
  • Joined: 09-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Normal Illinois
  • Brigade Name:Vrysius

Posted 29 December 2006 - 03:09 PM

yeah , you need a stock for more stability
0

#33 User is offline   Hatchet 

  • Certified Pump-Ninja
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 780
  • Joined: 12-November 06
  • Location:Chas, WV
  • Brigade Name:Hatchet88

Posted 05 January 2007 - 08:58 PM

I'm gonna have to side with Mitch on this one. If it was a speedball setup, I'd slap you on the back. It's short, which I've heard is good for speedball (the hell if I know anything about speedball except the term "Bunkered," as it was taught to me by these nice kids one day.) As far as "sniping" goes, that tank pointing downward just raises your profile. You might try to find an ASA that sticks the tank out straight, and maybe even grab ahold of a 3.5 oz tank or two if you don't want to run remote. Some people don't like remotes, they tend to get caught on things.
The signature in this location has been removed due to FORUM RULES VIOLATIONS. Please check this link : FORUM SIGNATURE RULES AND REGS and feel free to repost your signature according to the guidelines set by this forum.

^I think I'll just leave it that way. It suits me.
0

#34 User is offline   euglow54 

  • Bring it...
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,569
  • Joined: 13-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Worcester, MA
  • Brigade Name:euglow54

Posted 05 January 2007 - 09:02 PM

View PostScarnucci, on Jul 21 2006, 01:35 PM, said:

I've flipped my tank and I'll never go back. The gun is balanced much closer to its center than before when it was back heavy. It is more compact, thus making me slightly more mobile. Its compactness allows for me to squeeze in behind incredibly small bunkers and still be able to get shots off at insane angles. (THANKS WARP FEED!) There is no need for a stock, as I can get the gun right up against my body and have my left hand under the tank for stabilzation a few inches from my body, as opposed to running a stock or rear tank where my left hand would be on a foregrip more than a foot in front of me.

Here's the pic goodness:

Posted Image


I can only surmise that the people who voted that it was stupid or not viable for woodsball play have not played with a gun set up like this. I play only woodsball and run all my markers (all 'mags) like this.

I love the mandalorian sticker! I am getting that tattooed on my left shoulder!
IPB Image
Kill by Necessity, Capture by Design
"Well, euglow54 might be the exact reason to keep the full head gear... " -Armory
0

#35 User is offline   Oblivious 

  • Sophomore Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 261
  • Joined: 05-October 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:N.C.
  • Brigade Name:Oblivious

Posted 08 January 2007 - 11:26 AM

you could get the http://www.specialopspaintball.com/shop/pr...&CAT=109201 or you can save up and get a gun that is easier to customize.

and get a remote
0

#36 User is offline   Garfunkle 

  • We are the monsters.
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 35
  • Joined: 17-January 07
  • Brigade Name:Garfunkle

Posted 18 January 2007 - 05:35 PM

Great setup for speedball.
0

#37 User is offline   Scarnucci 

  • Fortune Favors Valor
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 198
  • Joined: 05-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Noblesville, IN
  • Brigade Name:scarnucci

Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:36 AM

View PostGarfunkle, on Jan 18 2007, 07:35 PM, said:

Great setup for speedball.



Why be so oblivious to the fact that speedball has some things to offer our type of playing? Do you have some reason to oppose being quick, mobile, and low profile? Please explain the irrational belief that in order to be successful or have fun in scenario and woodsball, you have to carry an incredibly long, loud and heavy marker. Granted, I've since gone remote with that particular gun setup, but when I get my Mini, (Yes, a "speedball" marker) I'll probably go back to a tank on gun, and I'll try my damndest to mount it backwards. (It may prove difficult with their design, but I'll try.) I don't foresee a time in my future where I will want to play in another game of speedball. I've played plenty, and just dont care for it. But I still see the value in playing with many of the facets of the speedball genre.
0

#38 User is offline   felt 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 94
  • Joined: 23-October 06
  • Brigade Name:felt

Posted 06 February 2007 - 08:51 AM

I know it wouldnt work for me... when I play sniper, I'm prone alot, and even when I'm not I use the tank as a stock. If I had that setup, It would be very awkward to aim in prone, and in any other position I couldnt brace it on my shoulder without getting a stock. I think it would be more effective for someone who pivots alot, because the closer it is in to your body the easier it is to turn (think why figure skaters all of a sudden spin faster when they bring their arms to their body). And I believe that is why SpecOps offers that configuration for the Dagger A5.

So I think its a great setup for improved mobility and agility, but nothing that provides an advantage to a sniper who should be more stationary and focused on accuracy and stealth anyway.
IPB Image
0

#39 User is offline   bob the warrior 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 80
  • Joined: 17-December 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada
  • Brigade Name:bob the warrior

Posted 09 February 2007 - 08:01 PM

if your gun had feelings... it would be crushed. because of how bad u made that look ...
be stealthy... use action ghillie
0

#40 User is offline   _x__meep__x_ 

  • The Spyder noob
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 188
  • Joined: 23-January 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Western New York

Posted 16 February 2007 - 06:06 PM

Just go remote, it balances the marker plus its lighter and easier to hold. But as other people have said, for speedball it would probally be a good idea.
●████▄▄▄▄▄▄ ●●●●●●>>>>>>> BOOM!!!
▄▅██████▅▄▃▂
█████████████████
◥⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲⊙▲◤
0

#41 User is offline   weeebeep 

  • Sophomore Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 386
  • Joined: 13-July 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pepin Wi
  • Brigade Name:weeebeep

Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:05 PM

lets start off with this simple statement... you guys have no immagination.

now i have heard a lot of snipers complain about things getting snagged on things. for the idiots that must use their markers as weedwackers, shorter balance makes your marker easier to controll while whipping it around.

next, for the stock thing, i will point out something that has been forgotten by paintballers for a long time. if you dont have a stock you should have your gun (marker) flush against the forearm of your off hand. this gives you $h!t loads more stability! there you go... no need for a stock, especialy considering that you get almost the same accuracy as with a stock (almost). now you can go on for as long as you want saying "why not get the best? it could be just enough to make the difference!" im telling you now, this is paintball, we dont need stocks because the recoil is so light. and remember, paintball, no uber long range shots. same diff.

and back to you having no immagination! all you need is a bipod in the front and you have uncanny (especialy with this setup) stability! and as this is paintball, you have no need for stocks because there is no significant recoil.

the "craning your neck" thing... these special ops guys are just experienced players giving there opinion based on what they have observed in paintball games (give me a citation, cuz i know im right). in reality many of these guys have had no formal training (citation needed). now in my experience, craning your neck is only uncomfortable, not a disadvantage (no citation needed). this is true because in my experience there is almost no time of year where the leignth of the grass on the field is taller than a paintball pllayer kneeling down, and ducking. this is an aceptional diference from the grass that is only as high as a paintball player that you all seem to be setting up your gear for. you see its kinda funny cuz i always figured if the military was interested in low profile then the scopes would be on the side, the mags would be on the side, and the bullets would be ejected out the bottom of the rifle (or you just use a small clip under the rifle, but the scopes still on the side). now if the military doesnt want a change that drastic, nor has ever tested it (citation needed), then i guess i dont want it either.

please read this (in its entirety) before you flame this thread.

This post has been edited by weeebeep: 19 February 2007 - 04:07 PM

0

#42 User is offline   Scarnucci 

  • Fortune Favors Valor
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 198
  • Joined: 05-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Noblesville, IN
  • Brigade Name:scarnucci

Posted 02 March 2007 - 06:40 PM

Yeah, I get all these "it would be great for speedball" comments from people, and quite frankly I wonder if they have ever played the game. I am even more certain that they have never used a gun with a reverse tank set up. At least I have tried it both ways, and am making an educated and experienced commentary. I love reading these comments from people ripping the set up, and they are likely the same ones who are afraid to take their gun apart to learn how it works. They would rather spend the $ to send it out to get the mods done than take some personal pride in doing something different, unique, and all their own. They dictate to me how it would raise a profile, when in actuality it does the opposite. Im tired of trying to convince people otherwise. Im tired of trying to enlighten people to the fact that there are many many facets to this game and that thety have to get outside of their Tippmann/Spec Ops mind control box and realize that other people may be able to teach them a thing or two. Im just tired in general. Can't wait for spring so I can school this punks.
0

#43 User is offline   outlaw-master 

  • Money..Women..Fame
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 991
  • Joined: 24-April 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago
  • Brigade Name:outlaw-master

Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:13 PM

It looks stupid, it is very odd to see someone running around with a backwards tank on.
<div align="center"><img src="http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm220/outlaw-master/logo234.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" /></div>
<div align="center"><!--sizeo:4--><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--coloro:#FF00FF--><span style="color:#FF00FF"><!--/coloro-->Lick<!--coloro:#0000FF--><span style="color:#0000FF"><!--/coloro--> My<!--coloro:#2E8B57--><span style="color:#2E8B57"><!--/coloro--> Face!<!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--colorc--></span><!--/colorc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></div>
<!--sizeo:2--><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><a href="http://forum.specialopspaintball.com/index.php?showtopic=167638&hl=" target="_blank">Feedback</a><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec-->
0

#44 User is offline   Wimpy 

  • I make stuff up... don't listen.
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 970
  • Joined: 07-April 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Charlottesvile VA
  • Brigade Name:Wimpy

Posted 05 May 2008 - 09:18 PM

butt
0

#45 User is offline   tj moore 

  • Forum Member
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 145
  • Joined: 10-March 08
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:jones county,ga
  • Brigade Name:gunner123

Posted 09 August 2008 - 07:39 PM

y do that when u could just use a remote and then it lightins the gun up and it balances the same
0

Share this topic:


  • (4 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

2 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users