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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:43 PM

Hey guys, I got a new digital jacket, and im thinking about getting a full vest to match it, but I dont carry that much paint. I have a G3 with a pinokio hopper, so I try to just fill that up all the way and maybe carry 2 pods on the field with me. I was also thinking about getting the nimble pack, just because its light, small, and you can maneuver fast with it, but it doesnt have much storage. Idk, I just need some suggestions.


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Posted 06 July 2010 - 01:49 PM

your asking pack versus vest?
I perfer Pack as the wieght is on my waist and from my own experiances I like to allow my upper body to be as unrestricted as possible.

Plus I can play indoors with my pack without any problem. with a vest you tend to have more then you would like on your persons.
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:07 PM

View PostEskimo, on Jul 6 2010, 01:49 PM, said:

your asking pack versus vest?
I perfer Pack as the wieght is on my waist and from my own experiances I like to allow my upper body to be as unrestricted as possible.

Plus I can play indoors with my pack without any problem. with a vest you tend to have more then you would like on your persons.

On the Special Ops website store, there is an item called a nimble pack, check it out if u haven't seen it.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 02:14 PM

I see.

Vest. You would get more use out of that in a paintball game, I think.

I dont like the idea of a backpack in paintball, I think I would find it slightly annoying, especially while running. ( my opinion only )

Which vest were you thinking?

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 03:29 PM

Well I have a broadsword ix and a nimble pack on the way to me. I will do a video when I get them!

I am planning on using my broadsword for regular woodsball games, but maybe the nimble for huge scenario games and then wear a pod pack as well. That way I can carry whatever I want in that backpack, and you can attach anything MOLLE to it as well.

To be honest though, a vest will be your best thing. You can add pockets to a vest that have storage like the nimble pack...

Or you could get both like me :eck:
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:34 AM

View PostEskimo, on Jul 6 2010, 02:14 PM, said:

I see.

Vest. You would get more use out of that in a paintball game, I think.

I dont like the idea of a backpack in paintball, I think I would find it slightly annoying, especially while running. ( my opinion only )

Which vest were you thinking?

I was thinking of a MOLLE vest. So I could add more stuff.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:44 AM

Careful not to add too much bulk or you'll slow yourself down and make yourself a larger target.

You may not notice it first hour, or even the second, but mid-day in the scenario you'll notice if you're running with too much gear.

The real benefit to MOLLE isn't adding more, it's being able to adapt what you want to fit the day (for example, pods or ten round tubes? a grenade or a map?)
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:19 AM

yeah totally. My vest has the ability to carry a lot more than i do carry in any single game, but it is the flexibility that makes it awesome. In a normal game, I go through my 100 round hopper and maybe half a pod of paint, so to be safe I just carry two pods in the vest, as well as normal things such as a squeegee, barrel cover, map, radio, and mask cleaning cloth in my vest. During a long scenario however, I'll sometimes carry three pods and a water bottle, my air tank (running remote from my scenario gun) along with all the other stuff I said and a few other things specific to the day.

Great thing about a vest is the stuff is all right there, and can be accessed even when you're pressed tight into a bunker. a backpack must be taken off and sifted through to find what you need, which takes more time and space.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:50 AM

I'd go with a vest, if weight is a concern, get a molle setup with a mesh base, much like the broadsword. OR if you're really looking for a minimal application of a vest-style setup, you can try the Dagger, or get a custom webbing setup through the Custom Vest Builder.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:55 AM

IMHO

What do you need to carry on the field when you play?

If the answer is only "paintballs", you don't need a vest, nor the nimble pack. You can be just as happy with a MOLLE style pod pack. You might also consider the Scurry pack too.

So the question really is what else do you carry on your back when you play?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:49 AM

View PostTyger, on Jul 7 2010, 08:55 AM, said:

IMHO

What do you need to carry on the field when you play?

If the answer is only "paintballs", you don't need a vest, nor the nimble pack. You can be just as happy with a MOLLE style pod pack. You might also consider the Scurry pack too.

So the question really is what else do you carry on your back when you play?

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Tools, maybe grenades, map (if there is one), I honestly dont carry that much on the field, just paint. Remember, I have a G3 with a pinokio, so yeah.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:52 AM

Do you run remote ever?
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:16 AM

basically you need to think about what you will need on the field

-How Much Paint/pods you want to carry?
-Remote line / no remote line?
- What kind of accessories? (radio, grenades, ID, Map, utility pouches for misc items)
- Hydro bladder (most important thing to have when its hotter then hell outside)
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vests are pretty good, but if you carry tons and tons of stuff (6+ pods, large air tank, and a bunch of stuff in the utility pockets) your shoulders and back are going to hate you with a passion for the next day or so.
pod packs allow players to be lighter on their feet, but you also cant carry as much things as you normally would in a vest..

only issue i see with running a back pack during play is if you need to get something out of the backpack during a heated battle, you are going to be scrambling like crazy to get what ever it is you need.. when i watched Mike Phillips LL3 vid, he was reloading mags and putting in new co2 in the T4 mags, and that looked like a pain in the ass..

i could see carrying a backpack as a bag to carry props from missions or extra supplies for team mates (extra rockets for Havok launchers, 12 grams and other light stuff that wont add to much extra weight to you)

it all depends what your needs are as many of the other users on the forum here have stated, my little write up here is just to give you an idea of things you could do / how to utilize for the field (or at least thats how i would use most the stuff i listed)

now i do run a broadsword 9 vest, and yea after a few hours of play my shoulders hurt like hell.. but i look at it as : No Pain No Gain.
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Posted 07 July 2010 - 11:35 AM

View PostSpitfire151, on Jul 7 2010, 10:52 AM, said:

Do you run remote ever?

I used to with my A5, but I dont anymore since I have my G3

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View PostThumper113, on Jul 7 2010, 11:16 AM, said:

basically you need to think about what you will need on the field

-How Much Paint/pods you want to carry?
-Remote line / no remote line?
- What kind of accessories? (radio, grenades, ID, Map, utility pouches for misc items)
- Hydro bladder (most important thing to have when its hotter then hell outside)
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vests are pretty good, but if you carry tons and tons of stuff (6+ pods, large air tank, and a bunch of stuff in the utility pockets) your shoulders and back are going to hate you with a passion for the next day or so.
pod packs allow players to be lighter on their feet, but you also cant carry as much things as you normally would in a vest..

only issue i see with running a back pack during play is if you need to get something out of the backpack during a heated battle, you are going to be scrambling like crazy to get what ever it is you need.. when i watched Mike Phillips LL3 vid, he was reloading mags and putting in new co2 in the T4 mags, and that looked like a pain in the ass..

i could see carrying a backpack as a bag to carry props from missions or extra supplies for team mates (extra rockets for Havok launchers, 12 grams and other light stuff that wont add to much extra weight to you)

it all depends what your needs are as many of the other users on the forum here have stated, my little write up here is just to give you an idea of things you could do / how to utilize for the field (or at least thats how i would use most the stuff i listed)

now i do run a broadsword 9 vest, and yea after a few hours of play my shoulders hurt like hell.. but i look at it as : No Pain No Gain.

Yeah, I also saw Mike when he was a LL3 with the backpack. And now that you mentioned it, it did look like a pain.... plus basically all of the weight is on your back, with a vest it is spread a little more evenly.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:53 PM

Everything you can put in/on a vest you can put on a molle pod pack.
Pockets, ID/map holders, pods.

Hydration bladder...nice if you are hiking the desert. Personally if I want to be out on the field long enough to need water I carry a bottle in my pod pack. And with the new Water Pod on the market it is even easier now to carry water in a pod pack.

As for props...if it can fit I carry those in my jersey.

Vests are great. I ran with one for years, but I simply got to the point of playing lighter and faster and the vest just slowed me down.

It is all a person thing though. Run what you are comfy with...period.
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