when i started paintball back in November of 2004, i remember looking around opsgear at all the 98 customs and a-5's and dreaming about them. wanting them. instead, i got a piranha evo. it sucked. gave me problems, didn't want to work right. blah blah blah. any who, after that, i got an a-5 from a friend's dad for $150. he only used it 4 times and it was almost in new condition. i loved that gun, i got a 6 position stock for it and a 16" opsgear barrel. the gun would never let me down. when i got it, played about 5 games, never once oiled it up, never put oil into the asa, never did anything and it worked flawlessly. i owned that gun for almost 2 years and then i traded it. for a phantom. the phantom was great but the tippmann was more reliable. i then traded the phantom for an automag and realized how much i missed the tippmann line. i loved the reliability of them. i loved the fact i could do anything to it and it would work. many people say "oh, well tippmanns have problems, inaccurate, loud, bulky, heavy, and not a good gun." about half of that is true, they are loud, yes, i can pick a tippmann firing out from a group of guns, they are heavy, but run remote and you're fine. but with a good barrel and high pressure, they're just as accurate as some of the other guns. many people say to new players, get a tippmann! i agree, get a tippmann. they will teach you how to play paintball without letting you sit on the side. it helps to use a gun that will work just fine every time you put air in it and go to play. This is good for the player that is new to the sport, may not like the price, but they paid to play paintball. why do you think field owners use tippmanns for rentals? because they're a freaking rock. unbreakable. reliable as hell. fun to shoot. all i can say about tippmann is thank you for getting me into the sport of paintball. without them, i would have quit because of my very crappy "first" gun.
what about you guys? how is tippmann important to you?
This post has been edited by florentine: 04 April 2008 - 03:28 AM