furple, on Sep 26 2006, 05:32 PM, said:
For the love of cream-filled, glazed Jesus, would you knock it off? I've got a Prostock that I actually slept next to when I recieved it. Yes, I love the 'cocker (go ahead, get it out of your system), and I'm
sick of hearing this crap! We get it! You think the 'cocker is the only gun out there worth owning.
In reality, however, it's a horrible gun for most first-timers. They usually won't understand them and won't take the time to learn. This will just hasten what is likely to be an already short paintball experience for them. For most fng's the cocker is a better 3rd or 4th gun. They're not gonna learn unless they want to, so quit trying to make 'em.
As for this Spyder/Tippy, Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck crap.....
If your Tippy/Spyder is broken and you can't fix it, it's because you don't know your poop. Although I do have to help more Spyder owners right before the first game of the day, I think it's because you can find a Spyder for less money and those $20 Spyder players don't bother learning or cleaning their poop before they come out to the field.
The 'mysterious failures' that folks find in either gun are usually simple fixes that any experienced field owner should be able to troubleshoot in seconds. If it's some kind of complete breakdown (valve is shot), you just call Tippmann and get new internals for free, or buy a Spyder valve for cheap-as-hell from your nearest dealer. If you nooblets wanna keep at it, make a Tippy/Spyder flame forum or just go back to your marker rooms and jerk off privately. Meantime, lets actually help this kid or let the thread DIE.
Where are the mods?
Incidentally, how did your Tippy 'go down' and do you still own it? I'll try to troubleshoot ya so you've still got the backup gun.
I started out with a Phantom pump gun. While it made me a better player in the long run, I got my DUMPER handed to me OFTEN when I started out. Phantoms are also kinda spendy unless you find a good deal on a used one.
As the owner/operator of a field for the last 3 years, I suggest that you go with a Tippmann or a Spyder. All of my rentals are Tippmanns, so I prefer them, but that's just because I keep more spare parts around for them. Find out what your local field carries before you buy anything. For your first gun, you're better off buying one that your local field knows really
well. That way, you're never down for long and they can teach you everything