This post has been edited by Subtle: 06 December 2009 - 10:50 PM
To go remote?
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:27 PM
Gives it more of a real look.
If you don't have an on/off asa, a slide check can act as one.
More parts which = more chances of problems
Have to carry a pack
With a longbow stock, remote is almost a must.
***Buy a good remote, otherwise you will go through tons of crappy remotes. I recommened a Ninja Coiled remote with slide check. WORKS AWESOME!
Posted 07 December 2009 - 07:53 PM
Posted 08 December 2009 - 07:56 PM
I personally do not notice the remote line while playing but i do notice the weight when i play with a tank on marker.
Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:39 PM
Also whats a good tank pouch to use when you have a remote? i saw spec ops has a leg one, but does it work well?
Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:56 PM
....Here is what I did. I got a custom pod pack from Special Ops. And it is awesome.
Upside down tank pouch on the right side. 2 longbow mag holders running horizontally on my back. A grenade pouch on the top corner.
I have the tank pouch upside down because I wear the pack under my jersey and then the remote coil can run out and under my jersey. Works great!
I also have used Special Ops' 2+1 Pod Pack. Its...mehhh ok. I have bruises on my spine from it after a day, because it is only a belt with a big buckle, not a velcro one with support.
LMK if you have any other questions!
Posted 14 December 2009 - 04:34 PM
Now if you you were someone who was doing more running and gunning, you could get away with a drop or a reverse mount. Same with stalking and being crouched mostly instead of laying down.
Posted 16 December 2009 - 01:18 PM
But there goes any chance of going prone or crawling. And forget about diving into a bunker -- that would be a definite safety hazard.
For me, it all depends.
I like a remote when playing a long game/long day because the marker balances better then.
But when playing faster paced, shorter games, I prefer air on-gun. Only reason I don't keep it air on gun is the balance doesn't feel quite right, but it's still "good enough" that during a fast close game, the benefits of rapid switch shooting and shorter overall length pay off.
I can swap my Viking to be one or the other in under 5 minutes, and both are pretty comfortable to shoot.
Posted 06 February 2010 - 10:31 AM
I would really recommend running your air on your back. The longbow is so incredibly light (my friend has one that he lets me use every now and then) it blows my mind. The lightweight of the gun is a great advantage when snap shooting and similar skills.
As far as the pouch? I just run with a basic 2 pod 1 tank pouch. My belt loops through it and I have never had problems with it being seen of getting in the way. Real cheap too. One of these days I'm going to try out the SpecOps Recruit vest. I think that would be ideal for paintball sniping