daggers and remotes
Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:26 PM
Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:12 PM
Posted 06 July 2007 - 09:26 AM
My advice to newer players is this. Just play with your marker bone stock for a while. As you play more you will know what you need to do to your marker. After you have been playing for a while and have your marker set up the way you want it you can then pick your position.
I will note that I am not a huge fan of the reversed mount air tank. It presents a nice big target on your marker. To me the idea of a dagger is to be light, fast, and present a low profile while doing so. I can't see how someone can have a low profile on the bottom of their marker when second largest area of the tank is pointed to the enemy.
Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:17 PM
But whats really is important is what is comfortable to the individual person. Its personal preference really, just find what you feel most comfortable in.
Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:52 PM
This post has been edited by Dark Shadow Hunter: 06 July 2007 - 07:52 PM
Posted 07 July 2007 - 05:06 PM
So sure, you can play "dagger" with a remote line but if your in it for the long haul using the remote line will sacrifice mobility and thus you will be trading off feeling better for a day or two versus being a better player in the long run. The truth of the matter is that with the way lines are currently set up they do not offer any advantages to the dagger position.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 07:14 PM
Example: I am a right handed shooter. I would have the tank positioned so the remote line is on my right side. That would put it closer to my dominant firing hand. In theory that would enable me to switch hands easier than with a vertical tank pouch in the middle of the vest. Also I would be able to tuck the remote line under my elbow easier to prevent it from snagging on something when I am making a run and gun movement.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:49 PM
Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:39 PM
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Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:51 PM
Well with everything that has been said I have one more thing to add. Take a look at how you play. You may have to get someone to video tape you to get a real good look. Look at when using a remote will be to your advantage and when it will be a disadvantage. Do the same with air on gun. You will have to look at drop forwards and reversed tank with air on gun. If remote has more advantages than air on gun go with remote. The same applies with air on gun.
Here is a rough example: Player A is in an area with a lot of dense brush in and around it. He constantly finds himself going through the brush. A remote will not benefeit him because of this. Player B is in an area with very little brush. He finds he can run quicker when his tank is on his back. Air on gun will not benefeit him because it slows him down.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:08 PM
I never like running a remote - its always getting caught in branches, and its harder to switch hands (at least for me - I know plenty of guys who really like them).
And even if you do go in for all the Spec Ops positions, Dagger is IMO the least likely to benefit from using a remote. I would suggest either ditching the stock, or usung a fairly deep drop-forward for your tank.