A few things to consider is keeping all the gear warm between games.
Paint is usually the weakest link in the winter. Players load up then wander around with their pod pack on in between games while waiting. Bad...keep paint in a temp stable place like a cooler. Swap out paint you did not use that game with paint from your supply. Fresh paint all day long that does not get below 50ºf is going to work better...period.
The same is going to be true with co2 tanks. Running 12ies is great, you can keep them in your pocket and they will stay warmer a bit longer during the game after a switch. But if you go for more than a few minutes the 12ie is going to cool down to atmospheric temp and you will end up using more co2 to get the shots out and they just will not last long.
Bulk co2 like a little 3.5 ounce tank will hold warmth longer during the games, but you need to remember to toss it in the car between games if you want to keep consistant chrono and performance through out the day.
I use a 13ci HPA during the winter and honestly do not see a performance issue....even playing in single digit temps.
If you can not get the HPA...no worries. Just try to keep the co2 at a cocnsistant basic temp all day. I have gone so far as to carry the gun with the co2 tank in my pocket between games to help keep the tank moderately warm.
The closer your temp is to 50º the easier it is to keep gear warm, so you should actually be fine next weekend. You should not really have issues with cold weather gear perfomance untill you drop consistanly below 50º during the whole day.
We play all year long here and have simply learned to adapt. Shoot rain is harder to play in then the cold!
Go have a good time!
And yes....voltron I would be happy to help you get a Phantom. PM me to further discuss the details.
This post has been edited by Krazy8: 03 November 2010 - 03:59 PM