Just a noob starting out
Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:00 AM
Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:30 AM
My best advice is to go out to a field and rent a gun. It'll probably be a 98 Custom. Play a few games with that, altering your position, to get a feel for how you really want to play. Once this is done, you can then begin choosing your main gear by going from store to store and holding and getting a feel for all the options.
If you play outlawball and absolutely have to have your very own marker, then I'd suggest either a Spyder or a Tippmann. This way if you really don't like it, you didn't waste too much cash.
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 02:09 AM
Just have fun with it. A cheaper but better marker than a Tippmann would be a Ben Tippmann. A BT-4 Combat is the 98C type marker and costs $20 less and is more upgradeable as a MIL-SIM than an 98C. Its acutally an A5/98C hybrid. Same or better quality/reliability.
Have fun figuriing out what you want to be on the woodsball field.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:07 AM
P.S. paintball=!@#loads of fun
Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:16 AM
Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:29 AM
Buy a good mask. I'd tell you which ones are good, but that might OFFEND someone. Just keep in mind that with masks, you actually get what you pay for. Some are good, others aren't, and everyone is entitled to their opinion except for me.
Daeorn, am I to believe that you actually took me to mean that all who do not share my opinion perform fellatio? And is it really my fault that the esteemed moderators failed to predict and censure the use of the word 'rooster'?
What I love, however, is that I was censured by Captain Obvious. Oh, the irony.
Disclaimer: Those who do not agree with my opinions are entitled to them, and do not necessarily perform lewd acts by choice, regardless of my claims.
This post has been edited by Montresor: 15 August 2006 - 11:39 PM
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 10:03 AM
Paintball is a game who's equipment is all felt out by preference. While those two masks are fine, they aren't the end all be all nor is it your standing to tell anyone what to wear or to insult those who don't.
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:36 PM
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Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:43 PM
My grandma always used to say," Some men wear makeup, some men carry big guns, which one would you rather be?"-JKLNHYD
-we bring the fire to the firefight
Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:51 PM
Being practical is a wise move. Start out with some basic gear that is easily upgraded or modified, and if/as your interest in paintball develops, you can add accessories and gear as you go along. Technically speaking, you can play any position without all the associated gear, but as you gravitate towards one, gear specific to that role will enhance your performance and experience. Many people are hypnotized by the sniper mystique, only to find painball sniping it is not like what you see in the movies, and most just really don't have the patience or discipline to play it well or enjoy it. As others here have said, try out a few positions and see how things develop before you make decision.
Posted 15 August 2006 - 03:53 PM