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Ion for woodsball? for thoose who own one Rate Topic: -----

Poll: good for the woods? (31 member(s) have cast votes)

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  1. yes (25 votes [80.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 80.65%

  2. no (6 votes [19.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.35%

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#1 User is offline   kingcheese 

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:50 AM

would you guys use a ion for woodsball, an if you have an epiphany have you had any problems?
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:07 AM

When I was at a big game this year, there was a 10 year old kid with an Ion. He did pretty good.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:09 AM

You will be fine to play with an ion in the woods. As well as any other gun, whether it be a high end electro, or a low end mech.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:07 AM

It's paintball wherever you play it. Any marker can be played in any paintball envrionment.

They call some markers speedball markers because of possible high rates of fire, which is really a style of play because in speedball you have a fixed area with specific cover. Firing a stream of paint stops someone from running through an area. Blocking one location is less advantageous in the woods when people can come around, but that does not mean you cannot use a high ROF and keep someone ducked behind a bunker while they get flanked.

I mostly use an X7, an Ion and a Spyder clone epending on what I want that day.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:47 AM

My not so stock "ION"

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works real well in the woods...all I every use it for.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 11:49 AM

I haven't played with it yet, but my Ion will be mostly for woodsball play.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 12:54 PM

When it works, an Ion is like a dream in the woods; and if you can handle the maintenance, that shouldn't be an issue. I bought mine in serious disrepair, but once you get it going, you won't have any complaints.

It's a severely under-rated gun.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 01:33 PM

It'll be just fine.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:15 PM

Here is my Ion that I used for Woodsball until VERY recently. Obviously it isn't very stock.... It was really reliable and I never had any problems with it. Like others have said, it's a paintball gun, it works just as well as the next one.
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:43 PM

i love my ion, its a woodsball beast
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:53 PM

My Ion works well for any type of paintball. Well, it's not so hot for stock class pump play :o , but other than that I've had a blast with it.
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 03:58 AM

what i really wanted to no is if the electronics had problems in high humidity, but it also sounds like the gun can take a fair amount of beating, right now i have a tippmann 98

for thoose of you who own a 98 with all stock internals and response trigger know that cleaning them is a pain in the kneck sometimes
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:24 PM

I wouldn't consider Ions to be the easiest marker to clean, but it is easier than dealing with a 98 custom.

I'm not a big fan of them, but if you're looking for the firepower that only electronics can give you it gets you there without spending very much.
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Posted 24 September 2008 - 06:27 PM

You wont have ANY problems in high humidity. I've played with my Ion in the POURING rain, crawling through mud, wading through creeks, it never failed me.
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 03:35 AM

im not really worried about how muc time it take tokeep it up if it goes together smotely.

and thoose who dont think it is good for woodsball, i want to here why you dont like them for woodsball


im not trying to be rude, but if all you say is that they suck, i cant base my choices on my next gun off of your information

please tell why you wouldnt use one for the woods
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