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Rental Markers, Which one is good to get for customers? What would you like to see if you had to rent one. Rate Topic: ***** 1 Votes

Poll: Markers that may be available to renters. (63 member(s) have cast votes)

You enter a field and are in need to rent a marker would you choose:

  1. Tippmann 98 custom (19 votes [30.16%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.16%

  2. Tippmann A5 (25 votes [39.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 39.68%

  3. GTF Semi Auto (1 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  4. Piranha Vert Feed Semi Auto (1 votes [1.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.59%

  5. Other (17 votes [26.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.98%

Which of these have you seen as a rental. Select all that apply

  1. Tippmann 98 custom (60 votes [44.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.78%

  2. Tippmann A5 (22 votes [16.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.42%

  3. GTF Semi Auto (2 votes [1.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.49%

  4. Piranha Vert Feed Semi Auto (22 votes [16.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.42%

  5. Other (28 votes [20.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.90%

How many people do you know that rents markers?

  1. 1-5 (43 votes [68.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 68.25%

  2. 6-10 (11 votes [17.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.46%

  3. 11-up (9 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

What's your main concern when renting a Marker (if you or your friend do) Select all that apply

  1. Quality (46 votes [30.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.26%

  2. Style (8 votes [5.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.26%

  3. Reliability of Maintenance (43 votes [28.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.29%

  4. Air ( X's of refill) (15 votes [9.87%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.87%

  5. Cleanliness (27 votes [17.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.76%

  6. Time loss waiting to rent (13 votes [8.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.55%

Would you be excited to rent a pistol if offered?

  1. Yes (26 votes [41.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.27%

  2. No (9 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  3. Maybe, depends on the scenario (28 votes [44.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

If you own a marker and it failed at the field, would you rent one to finish the day?

  1. Yes (17 votes [26.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.98%

  2. No (18 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  3. Maybe (28 votes [44.44%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.44%

(If you answered No, or Maybe to last question)What if that happened, and had proof that it was through no fault of your own. And the mgt, gave you a discounted rental fee.

  1. Yes (45 votes [71.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.43%

  2. No (18 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

What's a reasonable rental rate

  1. $10-15 (45 votes [71.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 71.43%

  2. $16-20 (15 votes [23.81%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.81%

  3. $21-30 (3 votes [4.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.76%

Check the ones you know.

  1. Tippmann 98 custom (59 votes [31.89%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.89%

  2. Tippmann A5 (52 votes [28.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.11%

  3. GTF Semi Auto (17 votes [9.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.19%

  4. Piranha Vert Feed Semi Auto (28 votes [15.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.14%

  5. Other, please post which. (29 votes [15.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.68%

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:34 AM

Too bad they don't make Viper/Vector M-1's anymore, otherwise I would say those. More reliable than a Tippy and better performance.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:43 AM

View PostSatan Von Chaos, on Nov 28 2008, 11:56 PM, said:

View PostOrpackrat, on Nov 27 2008, 04:30 PM, said:

In terms of if my own marker somehow failed at the field (a nice 98C), I have 4 others and a pistol I could use and 3 of the 4 others are also 98C's.

If the rental failed through a fault not from the user, then the field should supply a replacement at no charge. Its not the players fault it failed so why should they pay again to use another.



I guess the question posed is if you bring your own marker and IT fails through no fault of your own...would you rent and if not would you anyway if a discount is offered.

I agree with you though, if the rental failed then you just get a new one...kinda shady if you have to pay for a new one no?

If my marker failed, I would just use my back-up. But if I didn't bring my back-up, or it somehow failed, I would rent to finish the day for sure.


I would suggest BT-4s over the 98C. I know I said the 98C before, but I thought they were cheaper. I just looked to make sure and I guess they aren't. BT-4s seem to be a bit higher quality than the 98's.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:46 AM

Whoever said Automag 68 classic... that is an interesting idea. Although, I'm partial to automags. I dunno. I just don't care for the bt-4 markers like the 98. And surely dont get the bt-16s.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 11:57 AM

The Classic Mag is definitely better than anything Tippmann can spit out, but they would get expensive, real quick.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:01 PM

If you are making a field, keep this in mind too. Bunkers need to last and be cool. Players get very PERTURBED when they lose because that old piece of wood broke in half.
When looking for bunkers, go to the dump and just take what ever looks cool. If you pass something on the road that looks big enough and is clearly not cared about, take it.
Things that make GREAT bunkers
Broken bathtubs from the dump- They are made of thick metal that is water treated so it will never need maintenence.
Old car bodies-very cool
Logs-free
Sandbags- Mil sim feel and cheap

Things that make BAD cover
Old mattresses- Cotton rots, metal springs can cause lawsuits
Wooden shipping crates- Nails can hurt when you run into them
Old cars- Those engine parts could have been worth a pretty penny
Anything that has glass- ouch
condemned buildings (think old storage shed)- Buildings made of old wood are not going to last under sustained gun fire. Insurance will rise if the roof isn't safe
foxholes- Wonderful until it rains

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:07 AM

View PostMajor chip Hazard, on Nov 29 2008, 01:01 PM, said:

If you are making a field, keep this in mind too. Bunkers need to last and be cool. Players get very PERTURBED when they lose because that old piece of wood broke in half.
When looking for bunkers, go to the dump and just take what ever looks cool. If you pass something on the road that looks big enough and is clearly not cared about, take it.
Things that make GREAT bunkers
Broken bathtubs from the dump- They are made of thick metal that is water treated so it will never need maintenence.
Old car bodies-very cool
Logs-free
Sandbags- Mil sim feel and cheap

Things that make BAD cover
Old mattresses- Cotton rots, metal springs can cause lawsuits
Wooden shipping crates- Nails can hurt when you run into them
Old cars- Those engine parts could have been worth a pretty penny
Anything that has glass- ouch
condemned buildings (think old storage shed)- Buildings made of old wood are not going to last under sustained gun fire. Insurance will rise if the roof isn't safe
foxholes- Wonderful until it rains

If I ever made a field I would put in a sandbag bunker and trench complex. Maybe both of your opposing bases should be like that, hmm....You could clear out a large space in the middle of the field and build a WW1 style area with bunker/trench complexes on each end and a deadman's land in the middle, FAKE barbed wire and craters, maybe 'tank' hulls. Surround it with woods all the way around for flanking.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 06:09 AM

View PostUSMC-Scout/Sniper, on Nov 30 2008, 03:07 AM, said:

View PostMajor chip Hazard, on Nov 29 2008, 01:01 PM, said:

Sandbags- Mil sim feel and cheap

Things that make BAD cover

foxholes- Wonderful until it rains


If I ever made a field I would put in a sandbag bunker and trench complex. Maybe both of your opposing bases should be like that, hmm....You could clear out a large space in the middle of the field and build a WW1 style area with bunker/trench complexes on each end and a deadman's land in the middle, FAKE barbed wire and craters, maybe 'tank' hulls. Surround it with woods all the way around for flanking.


My field had a sand-bag trench system, it worked great, untill it rained.
Now instead of digging inside the ground they have piled the dirt up. the big mounds are better to drain water, they dug a crick going down the center with plastic tubes partial inground to help collect and drain water faster.
Also, they have wooden "bases" ( its just a bunch of small shelters against paintballs) and for over a year they havnt broke or be destroyed from what I know of.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 12:15 PM

Pooling water and mud are an inevitable problem associated with bunkers. IMO if you are worried about getting dirty and wet, dont play paintball on a rainy day. But, in any case, if you decide to make any kind of trench system or dug out bunkers, just be sure to plan ahead of time for basic drainage.

Here's another idea: Contact a local tree trimming company and see if you can get them to dispose of all their mulched wood on your property. You can use it to fill sandbags for above ground bunkers and the bags will be much easier to move. (Just don't build retaining walls/dug in bunkers with them. You'll have to use dirt in those ones. You don't want walls collapsing on people.) The mulch makes great filler for all kinds of bunkers and, in large areas of pooling water, you can use it to raise the level of the ground and affect drainage. You can also cover the ground of your entire staging area to stop it from getting muddy where traffic is heavy.

Drainage is an important thing to consider. (Especially for our field, since it was built on drained swamp land.) The key is planning ahead of time. I would do all drainage work ahead of time. You can make a 10ft wide ditch on a low area of the field that is fed by other small collection ditches. Just direct it down hill and you'll be good to go. (You'll want to rent a bobcat or a front end loader.) If you build medium sized bridges you'll be able to bring your ATV and equipment through easier, and they will serve as key objectives during scenarios. On dry days, that ditch will also fill up with fighting players. All this adds a wonderful dynamic to a field.

Major chip is correct, don't put anything with broken glass or glass that is easily broken. Auto glass being the main exception to the rule, although depending on the insurance you get, they may make you take the glass out of the car anyway. Any dead vehicle you put on a field is going to need to have all the fluids drained beforehand. Another note for insurance, make sure you get some good insurance that allows for two-story structures. This is where our owner went wrong and now we can't build a platform more than 4 feet high... kinda lame. Any buildings will have to be up to safety standards, just like any building in the real world. Buildings that don't pass will either have to be shored up, or torn down. Keep that in mind.

Pallets: Some people love them, some hate them. The fact is though, they are, in essence a 4'x4' section of pre-built wall/fence. All you need to do is put in some posts 4 feet apart and you can use them to build a huge wall. And it can be done fast. Just be sure to hammer in any protruding nails so no one gets stuck.

Field building is a huge endeavor. But if I had the money, I'd say it's totally worth it. Though, I cannot stress enough, the importance of planning.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:32 PM

Sp1 would be cool to rent so would a blackcell ion relaoder2, blackcell body kit with long bow stock remote line would be cool to.
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Posted 27 January 2009 - 07:35 AM

You enter a field and are in need to rent a marker would you choose?
Other - i would like to see some rental automags

Which of these have you seen as a rental?
Tippmann 98 custom - seems to be the rental of choice

How many people do you know that rents markers?

1-5 - most people i know who rent, ill let them borrow from me first

What's your main concern when renting a Marker (if you or your friend do) Select all that apply

Quality - what condition are they in?
Reliability of Maintenance - is it going to shot everytime?
Time loss waiting to rent - Long rental lines stink..

Would you be excited to rent a pistol if offered?
Maybe, depends on the scenario- i usually wouldnt need one but it might be fun to play with just a pistol

If you own a marker and it failed at the field, would you rent one to finish the day?

No - i spent the money to ensure that my markers wont fail

(If you answered No, or Maybe to last question)What if that happened, and had proof that it was through no fault of your own. And the mgt, gave you a discounted rental fee.
No - my freind who owns the local field would let me rent for free, but i know people who would let me borrow a marker first.

What's a reasonable rental rate?

$16-20 - If it is for the WHOLE rental package... not just the marker

Check the ones you know.

Tippmann 98 custom
Tippmann A5
GTF Semi Auto
Piranha Vert Feed Semi Auto
Other, please post which.


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:31 PM

It seems to me that the 98 is the most common rental gun, though you should offer limited quantities to "upgrade" your rental to an A-5 or such.

Have you thought about rental packages as well?
such as this

entrance fee
Marker
pod belt
HPA/CO2 tank
paintballs
mask
unlimited CO2/HPA refillls
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 06:07 PM

I say find a bunch of SL-68II and SL-68's and rent them out. Can't beat pumps for reliability
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:59 AM

Pirahna R6. You would have to be brain dead to not be able to fix one. I have had one as back up and my kid usually plays with it. It's super lightweight, not too noisy, shoots fine and the safety is also pretty nifty rather than the usual push button. Great for kids to play with.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:08 PM

Arrow Precision has a pretty good looking rental marker.

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If not that defiantly a Tippmann 98 act.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:27 PM

I always love to see Pro-Carbs for rental, because you never know how well rental guns are maintained, but with Pro-Carbs it doesn't matter.
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