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18 April 2009 - 04:28 PMYeah, I've got a BT-4 Assault and while it's a decent marker I'm sure my SP-1 is even better and only slightly more than a Combat. However, Ganglyfreak is looking at a marker that can be had for well under $100 now.
I recently bought a second US5 to have as a loaner, actually three of us bought US5s at the same time because we were able to get the marker, a mask and a CO2 bottle for about $60. I'm still as pleased with the US5 as I ever was.
I've heard good things about the BT products but have yet to actually purchase one. Although I think they are great markers I haven't found a good enough bargain to tempt me.
The SP1 is sold locally and they claim it has been a strong seller. The features and specifications sound great!
01 March 2009 - 06:38 PMWe had a great time at Red Dawn. We drove down from NH so we got a late start and then left right after the final battle. So I was interested but not surprised to hear that Cuba/Russia won.
It seemed to me that the Cuba/Russian side controlled most of the field for most of the game and that made it difficult for the Wolverine side to get anything going. There just wasn't a lot of opportunities to exploit. I played on the Cuba/Russia side and we did get knocked back really hard one time after we pushed up pretty close to the Wolverine home base. So, maybe I'm mistaken about the Cuba/Russian dominance of the game. But, if I'm not, I think I'll sign up for the "Good Guys" side next time. It should be more challenging and more fun.
I played Ice Station Zebra last year and I'm beginning to believe that Fox 4 does as good a job running large scenario days as any place within driving distance of my house.
28 May 2008 - 06:53 PMI have several CO2 bottles and I fill them from my own bulk tanks. I use a mechanical fish scale to weigh them. I have an electronic fish scale but it doesn't work very well.
As Piller advises, weigh the tank when it is empty. Add 20 oz. (the CO2 capacity of your tank) to that, write it on a sticker and glue it to the bottle. The sticker will accomplish two things. First, it is a reminder for you and second it tells the person at the fill station that you know what to expect. Rather than taking a short cut and sending you out with a half-filled bottle he or she may be encouraged to do it right.
21 May 2008 - 07:24 PMI have played there quite a lot. Not as often as some but often enough to express an opinion. I like the people that play at OSG. I think the management does all the important things well. Safety, air, CO2, food and drinks are all done well. The management is also very good at keeping players on the field rather than standing around waiting for a game to start. Referees are always plentiful and they do an adequate job.
Short games, only 20 minutes long, ensure that players get several games in each day. The fields at OSG are rather small. But they are all pretty hilly and as a result play bigger than they are.
Knightwolf, when you go to OSG make sure to play as many of the different fields as possible because that is how to achieve some variety when playing there. The Castle and Hamburger Hill are Attack/Defend scenarios. Western Town, The Village and the woods fields are all dual assault scenarios and pretty much the same game every time. By that I mean the rules are the same and if the teams are balanced some things always work and some things always fail.
Some people complain that OSG is an expensive field, even for self equipped players. I normally limit my visits to OSG to BYOP day and one or two of their big scenario games each year.
OSG is the closest field to my house and I always enjoy playing there.
22 April 2008 - 02:38 PMI agree with Tu Padre that using a pump can improve your paintball skills. Along with the elements that Tu Padre outlined pumps also teach you patience. When you know you are probably only going to get one trigger pull you try to wait until the hit is assured. Patience is a virtue in short supply among paintball players, myself included.