Special Ops Paintball: The super "what is better?" Thread - Special Ops Paintball

Jump to content


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

The super "what is better?" Thread Rate Topic: ****- 3 Votes

#1 User is offline   Tenacious221 

  • ELITE Member, now with matching elite patch!
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 10,087
  • Joined: 22-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kirkwood MO
  • Brigade Name:Tenacious221

Posted 05 June 2006 - 09:27 PM

Okay, this is mostly for all you new players, and for quite a few old players who are looking for a new marker.

There always seems to be many many many many many threads titled "which is better" or something similar. This is what I have to say to that...

GO OUT AND TRY THESE PRODUCTS FOR YOURSELF AT ALL POSSIBLE!

The following will be a list of ways to try out the products.

Numbers one and two are what I would reccomend you try and do if at all possible.

1- The number one best way to get a sense of a product is to get your grubby paws on it and play with it. Borrow the stuff from a friend, rent it from your field.

2- Check it out in the staging area. You see a more expirianced player in the staging area who has the particular product you are interested in, GO ASK HIM TO LOOK AT IT. Very rarely will somone say no to you, after all, you're just gonna be standing right next to them checking out their stuff...Also something pretty cool, the person might even let you play a game or two with their marker so you can get a feel for it. Paintballers generally like to show off thier gear and get noticed, so they'll generally be glad to hook you on their particular marker. If they own it, they'll also be pretty darn good at answering your questions.

Numbers three and four are kinda weak as far as actual gained knowlege go, but its better than nothing.

3- Go to your local pro shop or paintball supplier and look at the actual product, If its something on the wall back behind the counter, ask someone to get it down and let you hold it, the people who work in these stores are generally very kind and will answer as many questions as they can. If you're really lucky, they may even let you go out back to rip some dry fire or try on stuff.

4- Look it up on the internet. Just go to GOOGLE or YAHOO and search the product you're looking for, something will pop up. You can also go to a paintball specific site like PBreview or Warpig and see if they have a review on the particular product.

These four methods of research all do pretty much the same thing. They give you a sense of whether or not you'll like the product you've been considering. As they were listed, they go in an order of "best" to "not best" ways of checking out products.

The whole reason you check out products you're interested in is so you can build your own opinions and not have to ask for other's opinions with frequent questions like "which marker is better" or "what mask should I get".

ITS ALWAYS BEST TO TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

For any other questions you have, just Posted Image Me or Posted Image Forum Staff.

-Tenacious

This post has been edited by Tenacious221: 12 August 2006 - 12:31 PM

0

#2 User is offline   chikin pickle 

  • Self-certified gun tech (I fix the **** you break)
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 4,550
  • Joined: 29-November 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Glendale, AZ
  • Brigade Name:chikin pickle

Posted 05 June 2006 - 09:51 PM

Beautiful, you even sounds like Doc off TWB...
<img src="http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c296/chikinpickle/CattleProd.gif" border="0" class="linked-image" />
In 1970 the Chevy Nova was created. This was the worst selling car in Mexico because the words "No va" mean "Doesn't go". If you would never buy a Saturn Ion because the word "Ion" means "Doesn't shoot", Put this in your profile.
0

#3 User is offline   questionful 

  • AGD Freak
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 2,621
  • Joined: 23-June 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:SF Bay Area, California
  • Brigade Name:QUESTIONFUL

Posted 08 June 2006 - 11:24 AM

The fact that I'm three days late and still second to reply just proves that no one is going to look at this. :o
0

#4 User is offline   Ghost24 

  • I have irony on my side!
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 23
  • Joined: 23-February 06
  • Brigade Name:Caesar

Posted 08 June 2006 - 04:44 PM

That's really cool. Might put an end to all the "Which one should I get" threads. Though I must admit that I'm guilty of starting a few of those. :ph34r:
IPB Image IPB Image

0

#5 User is offline   GUN SLINGER 

  • Sophomore Member
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 643
  • Joined: 09-October 05
  • Location:Lutz,Florida
  • Brigade Name:GUN SLINGER

Posted 11 June 2006 - 04:23 PM

this is actually a verygood post but noy very many people look at the pinned threads.
Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without u would still have good men doing good things and evil men doing evil things. But for good men to do evil things... That takes Religion
0

#6 User is offline   tippmann117 

  • Pballer for life
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 96
  • Joined: 21-March 06
  • Location:worthington, Ohio

Posted 21 June 2006 - 01:04 PM

pretty sweet :dodgy: should clear some things up
0

#7 User is offline   Dr. Wiggy 

  • "God. Duty. Honor. Country."
  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 584
  • Joined: 05-May 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Baton Rouge, LA
  • Brigade Name:Dr. Wiggy

Post icon  Posted 25 June 2006 - 08:33 PM

Quote

The fact that I'm three days late and still second to reply just proves that no one is going to look at this.


I looked at it............ :angry:

lol :rolleyes:


God Bless,
Doc
The honorable freak of nature; Dr. Wiggy presiding.
Posted Image
The "Suicidal Ref"

Become Elite. Don't Cheat.
0

#8 User is offline   laxhawk 

  • AT Commander Midnight Raiders
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 861
  • Joined: 09-November 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wilkes-Barre PA
  • Brigade Name:LaxHawk

Posted 27 June 2006 - 06:43 AM

seems to be a good informative post, i dont see what the big contraversy is...

This post has been edited by laxhawk: 27 June 2006 - 06:45 AM

0

#9 User is offline   Pneumaniac227 

  • Certified Pump Paintball Crash Dummy
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,916
  • Joined: 28-January 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Alaska

Posted 05 July 2006 - 10:30 PM

Tenaicious, you forgot to put the capitalized sentences in RED. Very good post. I try to use the first two options, but living in Alaska limits you to what you can try out. Really, all I get to do is the fourth and ask people on these forums what they would suggest.
Digi Camo Program Web Dog Radio The Whiteboard
"Hype, cease and desist orders, and lawsuits are ruining our sport" club member #4
My Feedback (+8/-0) My Stuff For Sale!!! My Website
"The Ironmen though, are like the Yankees. I dont really care for them, but I would still place a bet on them." -ghostinthewood
0

#10 User is offline   Tenacious221 

  • ELITE Member, now with matching elite patch!
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 10,087
  • Joined: 22-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kirkwood MO
  • Brigade Name:Tenacious221

Posted 06 July 2006 - 04:36 PM

How's that?

They're red...

Oh yeah...TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

and bold...

-Tenacious
0

#11 User is offline   Jaron 

  • Junior Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 967
  • Joined: 12-May 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UT
  • Brigade Name:Jaron

Posted 28 July 2006 - 03:54 PM

True enough, I've never been to a game where a player refused to let someone check out their gear. Also, if someone has some nice stuff, and they know it's nice, often times they'll offer without being asked.

However, sometimes I think the "Which is Better" type attitude can be misinterpreted. I can't speak for everyone, but I know often times that people are just looking for opinions from other people, not unlike asking people at a field to try their stuff. The problems will come when you have a couple people offering conflicting advice which can sometimes overshadow the original question. So if you're asking some questions in a thread, rather than asking, "Which is Better," try going with something like "Looking for Recommendations," or some such. Just a thought.
0

#12 User is offline   New Comander 

  • Commander in training.
  • Pip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 37
  • Joined: 22-July 06
  • Brigade Name:SABRE515

Posted 04 August 2006 - 06:10 PM

THanks, now i'll never have to go on another thread to see what marker i will like. thanks.
0

#13 User is offline   deadeye50 

  • I'm an optimist's worst nightmare... truth.
  • PipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 74
  • Joined: 27-July 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Brigade Name:deadeye50

Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:40 AM

heck my field lets you shoot the markers before you buy.
"Sure you can trust the goverment. Just ask an Indian."
"If you want peace prepare for war" You can't spell crap without rap.
Mercy is what they call it when you miss what you're shooting at.
0

#14 User is offline   Tenacious221 

  • ELITE Member, now with matching elite patch!
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Administrators
  • Posts: 10,087
  • Joined: 22-September 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Kirkwood MO
  • Brigade Name:Tenacious221

Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:51 AM

Even better...

But sometimes field reps dont know as much about the markers as the people who already own them...

Its a tradeoff...

-Tenacious
0

#15 User is offline   oldguny 

  • The Chicago type writer.
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Members
  • Posts: 1,966
  • Joined: 08-July 05
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Pinelands, New Jersey
  • Brigade Name:Oldguny

Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:05 PM

Ahhhh.... It all makes cents know! :laugh: :laugh:

When i see you your in my cross hairs,but when you see me your looking over your sholder still wondering why that tree is waving at you. "Explosives slove everthing"-Sandy WBC I'm going for a Sunday drive Navy Seal Style

0

Share this topic:


  • (3 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 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