Posted 20 March 2010 - 06:16 PM
My suggestion is don't waste money on marker upgrades at the moment if you are new, I recommend spending money on good soft goods (like jersey, pants, mask, tank) and most importantly playing. Look Tippmann is good company and despite what people say they make some fantastic markers but they are also money pits. You could spend well over $150 to make your A-5 look like the marker you posted, but at the end of the day you are still shooting an A-5 and it still shoots the same as it did before you upgraded, and most likely you will not get what you put into your marker in re-sale value. I suggest just playing with the stock A-5 and save that money you would spend on those upgrades on playing and getting good field apparel. You will want to learn what playing style fits you and what you like to do in paintball before you go and dump money into a marker only to find out you don't like it or want another type of maker. I did the same thing with my BT-4 Assault, only to find out that I wanted to play pump. I could have easily saved $140 by just getting the normal BT-4, which I could have used to play more paintball or get better field gear.
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