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24 December 2013 - 11:38 PMI prefer the Mini.
09 December 2013 - 02:32 PMYeah, SpecialOps was never really profitable. It was started by a multi-millionaire because there were no good woodsball companies or gear. I absolutely love their products and I still use them when I play paintball (maybe once a year.) I really loved the community the company tried to build. It's a testament that the community lived on long after the company was sold and re-sold.
The recession hit this sport hard. Paintball is expensive and hardly mainstream. I imagine there will be a renewal if the economy ever picks up and all of us that played woodsball as kids will want to get back into it. I keep thinking about selling off my gear (and like most players, I somehow have way more stuff that I ever could use) but every time something stops me.
Anyways, these days there are a lot more options when it comes to woods-oriented gear. Many people got over the milsim thing and figured out that a lot of speedball markers slung paint in the woods just fine and those marker manufacturers started making subdued or camouflaged paint options. And several other manufacturers popped up as Tippmann competitors for those who enjoyed the more milsim aspect of it.
Is OK D-Day still huge? I should go back out there again. Haven't been since '07 I think.
23 June 2012 - 05:33 PMTOP.
Flat Top rail SOLD
20 June 2012 - 06:18 PMAre these still for sale?
06 February 2010 - 11:52 AMAs others have stated, if you are surrounded, you've got to got to get un-surrounded - fast! This happened to me in a small woodsball game not that long ago. We started the game with fewer people on my team [I believe it was 6 v 3] but we had the building and were on defense. Both of my team mates knocked one guy out before being knocked out themselves. At that point I knew that it was 4 on 1 and they were moving in for the kill. It doesn't matter how good you are, you can't bunker down 360* I quickly found the fastest way out and I booked it, changing the situation to a 1 on 1, which I fortunately came out on top of. With me now in the woods [and my position unknown to the other 3] it was only the other team's lack of clearing tactics that allowed me to pick them off and wind up winning the 4 on 1 confrontation.
But if I would have tried to hold my ground, I could have pinned maybe 2 of them, but I couldn't ever have hoped to survive as the 4 of them surrounded me and got the angles.
Paintball is all about angles. You've got to get an angle on your guy, and make sure no one gets one on you. If you're surrounded you've got nothing. If you can get out, you can change your situation, frustrate your opponents and switch the momentum back to you.