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06 July 2011 - 04:39 PMWow dude. I never thought that you would leave. Well best of luck my man. You are an incredible person and have helped me many times so I wish you luck and Godspeed and if you are ever in sunny Florida let me know
28 March 2008 - 10:28 AM
QuoteThis whole subject made me go get a Grey Ghost pump gun. No one's gonna call me a cheater now! lol
Good call...pump SPPL is great!
Now that would be interesting LOL Im game.
19 March 2008 - 02:00 PMI dont think the team has a website but I am sure you can write the field and they can relay the information for you www.locopaintball.com
19 March 2008 - 01:57 PMI also have a problem with the rule. But I also can't see much of a solution. I REALLY wish I could use my Halo B on my Ion and I KNOW I don't cheat. So I wish there could be some sort of reward/trust system to allow honest ppl like me to use their equipment. Maybe have refs carrying around speed checking machines and at random times during a game when a player isn't doing anything take his gun from him and speed check it. I know thats a sad response but I wish there was some way to trust the honest guys. I made a handmade camo cover with a zipper for my halo and now I can't use it?
This whole subject made me go get a Grey Ghost pump gun. No one's gonna call me a cheater now! lol
Okay let me ask you this, why is it so important that you use your Halo B? I mean I have seen the approved hoppers for sale on other sites and on Ebay for 30 bucks or less, why not spend the money and that way there is no reason for you to be spot checked at all and you can just play your game.
Again as i stated above, the hopper makes no difference in game play what so ever and by all means if you want to use a pump, do so but dont let a rule like this keep you from playing or at least trying the SPPL.
I am sure if the hopper or the speed of the hopper was a big deal we wouldnt have as many people playing as we do so get a Revy or a Triumph (or any of the other approved hoppers) and come on out and play.
18 March 2008 - 05:40 AMhey Jayson and any other folks who find this a hot topic.
I have been posting on many other forums and the subject that keeps coming up in the hopper restrictions for the electric pneumatic guns.
I do agree that having the hoppers that only feed a max of 15bps is the easies way to make sure no one is cheating but at the same time what about the guns that arnt elect pneumatic that can shoot well over 15bps like the a-5 or the x-7 for example. they both have hoppers that technicly arnt forcfed hoppers but only b/c the gun itself force feeds the balls into itself, is this the loophole the fact they are seperat pieces. if so i beleave and so do alot of people on paintball.com and pbnation.com feel that the restriction needs to be looked at to make it a fair game. I hope im not blowing smoke out my ..... but it seems like a topic that wont just go away and needs not just a response but some action.
Big Bird as Murph said, this has been a largely talked about topic since the rule was made in 05. The SPPL has heard almost every reason why it shouldnt be in effect from it takes manufactures out of the game to people can cheat with certain markers.
Murph covered it pretty well but it is alot easier on someone to buy a new 35-40 dollar (or even cheaper used) hopper then it is for them buy a new marker.
To be honest at the event this weekend, I would say that there were more tourney style markers with all different kinds of hoppers playing then the markers you mentioned and not once did I hear anyone complain that their marker wasnt shooting fast enough.
If someone doesnt play in the SPPL because of the hopper rule then they need to at least come and watch a game to see that the rule doesnt make any difference what so ever in game play and if they want to ask a Pro, tell them to talk to Darrel Trent (coach from Dynasty) and Tom Cole (Spyder and Bad Company) Those guys were mowing people just as if they had a Shocker or a DM with a Halo or a Empire B so that hopper rule does not effect game play at all. I even seen one guy with a pump.
Its easy to pick apart the rules and say they are not fair but they are what they are. We do this for a reason and that is to keep it safe and to keep it fair. As Murph said, it would be impossible for us to check every marker at a large event. There is just not enough time in the day. We are using the dots this year to check and that worked out great.
We will listen to any other game plan that someone may have as far as the hopper rule but alot of players that have been playing a long time came up with this and in this 4th year of the league no one has given a better idea yet so dont think we dont listen.
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