I'm a beginner. Just wantint some tips.
Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:02 AM
Also, my friend and I want to start our own team and I would like to hear some tips on how to do so.
Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:17 AM
For a beginner, a tippy 98 will be a great choice. I started with it. It was good, just get a new barrel first. It'll help your accuracy by at elast 50%.
Dont start a team until you play have get the playing skill down.
Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:24 AM
As for the team, just play around at your local field. Try and get some basic teamwork skills and after a while of playing you can start recruiting friends or others at your field.
Rembember, the important thing is that its just a game. You play it to have fun, so dont overreact and stuff.
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:26 AM
Maintenance is also a hassle. Just to separate the clamshells (The body) you need to undo 6 screws. After separating the clamshells, several small parts like to fly out and get lost. Give yourself 10 minutes to take it apart and clean it even after you get good at it.
Much better and cheaper alternatives to the 98 exist. For example, a similar but better and higher quality marker called the BT4 can be had for $100 instead of $150, and that's almost enough in savings to buy a cheap HPA tank or a great electronic hopper which are major performance upgrades. Even old Tippmanns are better made, waaay cheaper, and perform better than today's.
Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:27 AM
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:47 AM
If you stay in the sport you usually get another marker within 2 years. A tippmann, BT-4, Spyder is ok to start for this reason. They are simple, easily stripped, and simple to maintain.
Posted 29 July 2008 - 10:54 AM
What debate? The A5 strips easier and has a feeder. The front handle is removeable for shrouds. More barrel selection. Same technology in both.
The A5 is superior but costs more.
This post has been edited by slinkyaroo: 29 July 2008 - 10:55 AM
Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:31 AM
I've got 3 suggestions for you...
1. Smart Parts Sp1- this gun is durable, its got a nice milsim look to it, low maintenance, but it devours batteries. You would have to change the batteries in this thing almost every time you play. The rate of fire is about 13 bps which is somewhat low, but most fields don't allow more than 15 bps. It is necessary to use HPA in this gun. Price $175
2. Indian Creek Designs promaster- This is a gun you've probably never heard of. It has a rate of fire of 15 bps on full auto and has 4 firing modes (ramp full auto, semi, ramping, and 3 shot burst). It is very low maintenance and you only have to change the batteries once every few months. It is from a small and not very well known company so it is not as expensive as well known companies such as tippmann, proto etc. It is necessary to use HPA in this gun. Price: $140
3. Tippann U.S. Army Alpha Black- I actually own this gun and I know a lot about, but I'll try not to ramble. It looks like the M4 assault rifle. Its the only gun I've listed that can run on Co2. It has an adjustable stock, an offset hopper so you can aim down the sights and it is incredibly accurate. I can usually hit targets at about 120 feet. It is semi automatic and like all tippmanns, is incredibly loud. Tippmann guns usually come with bad barrels, but this is an exception. A barrel upgrade would still help though. The internals are not so good. The power tube in mine cracked the third day I played (I had only put about a case of paint through it). It's also heavy for a paintball gun, it weighs in at about 5 pounds unloaded. It has a US Army logo on the side which kinda bothers me, but its cheaper because of that. Price: $130
Hope this helps
p.s. Its your choice which gun you pick, but I'd personally get the Indian Creek promaster.