Paintball Laser tag from tippmann.
Posted 13 December 2009 - 04:37 AM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:58 AM
Wonder why they chose to mount the laser in the hopper neck, instead of on the rail and center mounted, or even the barrel? Looks like the laser eye is offset over the rail from the hopper neck to facilitate aiming a bit.
The players aren't wearing special harnesses, which is convenient, but then I guess that means the laser unit must be "hit" to score and elimination. I would imagine that at least temporarily disables the "hit" unit for some period or until reset. The reset feature would eliminate wipers from playing on, unless they had another unit. The reset units at laser tag fields I have played force the "hit" player to leave the arena and reset, or reset after several minutes. One problem would be players concealing their laser units.
It's good that it can be used indoors and out, but I wonder what the range is, and how weather proof the unit is? It would be better if the unit was in a more neutral color so it didn't stand out so much, especially if it could be used for woodsball applications.
Another advantage is from a safety perspective...no goggles (no fog!), and that would help with field insurance concerns.
Overall, I think it's a pretty good idea, though I think it still needs some further development.
This post has been edited by Warpaint: 13 December 2009 - 10:15 AM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:03 AM
Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:33 AM
Damned expensive though. But you can modify the power of hits, range and look of the guns.
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:53 PM
i do agree with it not being the same.. most people will constantly hide or stay under cover.. with laser tag practice people would just run around like idiots.. but in the real game its different...
Posted 17 December 2009 - 11:09 AM
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