Ion for woodsball? help plz
Posted 04 August 2008 - 12:03 PM
Posted 04 August 2008 - 11:56 PM
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Posted 05 August 2008 - 07:14 PM
As far as sniping...just use a regular setup. HPA is better than CO2, and I would recommend a halo or reloader hopper. They are pretty reliable force feeders that will keep up with the marker. Paintball is pretty fast paced, and it's not realistic to cut down on your ammo or anything else for "sniping". You can get concealed, but as soon as you fire, they will know where you are. That's when you want to be able to fire fight with them effectively. Just keep away from bright colors, and that should help you stay hidden.
Good luck, and remember to play for the love of the game!
Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:31 PM
Honestly, the SP1 and the Vibe are better constructed than the Ion... (the banjo bolts were made inhouse this time as opposed to buying them and trying to mod the design) Have a reg that blows off liquid co2 (it actually works. I tried to get CO2 into the valve to see the effects... direct bottle at 90 degrees down. The blow off works!). And only has 3 parts to remove for replacing o-rings and lubing . The board is easy to figure out what mode it's in (only has 3) and is limited to 11 bps. Also it survived the noobie torture test for 4 months so far. (Handing it out to new kids to play with and seeing if they can break it.)
An electro-pneumatic spool valve marker for less than $150.
Simple hardy design.
Can work directly off of a CO2 bottle.
Simple board. Red light means single fire... slow flashing means 3round burst...fast flashing means full auto.
Capped at 11bps. Meaning it works pretty well with any type of loader... even non-electronic.
LOCKING FEEDNECK STANDARD ON A LOW END SP GUN!
Consistant velocity with CO2 and HPA.
Holding the barrel down causes the 9volt in the frame to push on the trigger and cause sticking on inital shot.
Asthetically switching out the tac-barrel for another dosnt work so much.
Cannot get the D@*& built-in flashlight holder open.
Somewhat of a gas hog (comperable to the ion).
Needs a better manual. Not enough information.
Posted 15 August 2008 - 11:25 AM
the A5 is a little more tempermental, it will take a beating only so far. i dropped my a5 several times and fell on it once. after minor repairs, it works better than ever.
the ion is by far my favorite of the three. it is light, accurate and reliable. It is also reasonable durable, I took a spill at MMG 08 and it still worked flawlessly.
I would get the ion for woodsball. I packs a decent amount of firepower and is really lightweight even with a hopper and tank. It has a little bit more kick to it than the a5 and 98c, but it is hardly noticeable after you play awhile.
Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:02 PM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:03 AM
Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:10 AM
(Quote-weltmaker2000) I don't call my guns pumps. I refer to them as euthanizers of the stupid.
Posted 20 August 2008 - 11:23 AM
Posted 06 September 2008 - 01:42 PM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:34 AM
Well, I traded it for a blackcell ion, has a cp reg and trigger, dye ul, clamping feedneck, with blackcell body and longbow stock, the uy threw in a halo b. I will never own a tippmann again, the Ion is faster and 10x more accurate than my x7, the UL blows my $200 Hammerhead out of the water. I also like how tight and compact it is, but being a big guy, i dont feel like im holding a BB gun either. In closing, I highly recommend a blackcell ion, its just a better gun.