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If we must die, we will die. but we will never yield.
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29 years old
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Fayetteville, NC

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  1. A brief rant

    12 September 2011 - 10:36 AM

    For those of you who know me, you're going "ah, great, he's on a tear, again"

    for those of you who don't, I get angry. Alot. At paintball.

    Not at the game, I love being on field and working with my team to win. I love the adrenaline rush, I love being dog-ass tired at the end of the day, and really debating if i want to shower or if i just want to wash the bed sheets in the morning. (for those of you wondering, it's about a 50/50 situation)

    That all aside, why, WHY, is it SO hard to get a decent place to put out some soft goods? It's my theory, it really is, that someone could make a KILLING just opening a place that made soft goods specifically to customer spec. (I'd do it, but can't sew for crap, and don't know anyone who could)

    You know what sparked this? pants.

    What is the disconnect with this stuff, guys? why is it we can't get a stable company to make good stuff for us? Spec ops did a decent job, for a while, then the quality tanked, and everything kinda fell off about a year and a half ago. The valken pants are disappointing (mine started coming apart at the seams, literally, after 2 days. oh, and a zipper broke. after one day.), the DYE ones aren't bad, but lack the padding, and the Eclipse ones are spendy and uncomfortable. It's like the people making these things don't actually play paintball- they just make stuff. And the really sad part is, all of those pants I just named have some great features where, if you bought them, and then added in some parts from the BT ones, you'd have one killer set of pants. (I've actually got some drawings and notes on just that, sitting in the room. If i can find someone who wants to make them for less than 300$, I might just have 'em prototyped.)

    But it's not just pants, don't get me wrong. In terms of load carrying, it's like we've hit a hard plateau and no one's really looking how improve the situation. and the REALLY sad part is, sometimes the answers are off the Speed ball shelf- and the shelf is mighty dusty.

    I mean, who ELSE here has has problems cramming their load onto a vest that's probably way to frikkin small? 3+2s are great, sure, but overkill, and big, at that. they're also the best we're getting. 2+2s are better, smaller, and IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND ANYMORE. I mean, really? Really!? I mean, sure, you lose A POD, but they fit on the back of a vest or belt FAR better than 2+3s, and they're bleeding good either way.



    I'mma go drinking. Heavily.
  2. Thank you dick's sporting goods!

    26 April 2010 - 11:48 PM

    I, as always, reserve the right to comment till after I sleep.

    Source Also: I copy/pasted it here, just to save everyone some effort, cos I'm nice like that.

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    How To Buy Paintball Gear

    The sport of paintball has come a long way since its infancy in the mid-70s. Today, you have a number of options to consider in buying the gear that suits your skill level and usage. A good starting point in selecting the gun -or "marker" as the sport prefers to call it - along with a variety of safety equipment, paintballs and accessories.

    How to buy a Marker/Gun
    Determine your skill level
    Determine your usage
    Determine the right pressure systems
    Carbon dioxide
    High-pressure air
    Choosing the right accessories
    Protective gear
    Vest
    Pads
    Eye protection
    How to buy paint
    Diameter
    Color
    Freshness
    How to buy a Marker/Gun
    Determine your skill level

    The marker you need is really dependent on your skill.

    Beginner or casual player
    Look for a less-expensive small marker
    You can upgrade your marker as your skill level and requirements increase
    Serious recreational player
    Look for markers with more features, including automatic firing
    You can always upgrade your marker as your skill level and requirements increase
    Tournament player
    Your marker should be purchased to fit the position you are most likely to play: front, cover, or utility
    Determine your usage

    Serious recreational or tournament players need to look for a marker that suits their position.

    Front players
    Speed, weight and size are critical since your main goal is to draw fire vs. shooting
    If you don't want to mount your air supply on your marker, you can purchase a remote air hose to decrease weight and to increase your mobility
    When you do shoot, accuracy is a must, so find a marker that allows you to mount the air supply bottle so it can be used as a stock
    Cover players
    You'll be shooting lots of rounds so choose a large air supply bottle remote system
    You will want system that allows you to load and unload the bottle quickly
    Utility players
    You need both mobility and capacity
    Buy a large air supply bottle and mount it on the gun
    Determine the right pressure systems:

    Pressure, or propulsion, systems give your marker the air it needs to propel a paintball. All tanks are shipped unfilled because of shipping restrictions. Two styles are offered:

    Carbon dioxide
    The most common pressure system
    The tank size determines the rounds that you will be able to shoot
    The main drawback is that carbon dioxide can be either a liquid, gas or both, depending on temperatures, especially when they dip below 50F. This causes fluctuations in velocities and therefore in shooting accuracy.
    For most recreational players, this system is more safe and reliable. Plus, most fields offer stations to readily fill your carbon dioxide tanks.
    High-pressure air (HPA)and nitrogen systems
    These always operate as a gas so your marker doesn't fall prey to changing velocities
    This then further ensures accuracy. If you are serious about the sport, consider this option.
    Some fields, though, may not be able to fill your system so check before buying
    Choosing the right accessories

    Once you decide on a marker and air system, you need to consider a number of accessories.

    Hopper
    A hopper is a plastic inverted bottle or stick that holds your paintballs and gravity usually feeds them into your marker
    You can also buy a motorized hopper, which should be considered if you need to shoot rapidly
    Hoppers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, holding from 40 to 300 paintballs
    Mobility and weight become a factor in selecting the hopper that meets your needs and playing ability
    Air Supply
    If you don't want to mount your air supply on your marker, you can purchase a remote air hose to decrease weight and to increase your mobility. This is recommended especially for upfront players.
    This long tube allows you to then carry your tank on a backpack or belt
    Belt pack
    A belt pack holds your supplies, primarily extra paint and loaders
    The amount of ammo it can hold varies
    Squeegee
    A squeegee keeps your gun barrel clean
    You can purchase either a stick squeegee or a pull-through
    Both work well, but make sure the system you buy works on your gun's barrel
    A squeegee holder is also recommended so that you will always have it on you
    Sight/Scope
    A sight or a scope will slightly improve accuracy
    These work in helping you determine where your paint will go under varying conditions
    Barrels
    Many markers are sold with a stock barrel that can be changed
    If you want to buy an extra barrel, consider several factors
    Low-pressure systems can use longer barrels
    Length improves accuracy, but the barrel should be matched to the paint you are shooting-small, medium, or large. Most use .68
    Materials provide a weight difference. If you need mobility, a lighter barrel may be just the thing for you.
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    Protective gear
    Vest

    Provides protection in the critically sensitive areas, including your kidneys, heart and back
    Pads

    Elbow, knee, and shin pads preserve those areas that get roughed up when you're sliding, crawling, falling, or getting hit in sensitive areas
    Gloves are another good investment
    Eye protection

    Paintball goggles aren't an option; these are a must
    Don't try to save a few bucks by wearing ski goggles or sunglasses
    Paintball goggles are designed to withstand the impact of a paintball, and give you front, top, and side protection
    These goggles are also designed to increase your peripheral vision, giving you a wider field of vision
    Most also come with face shields and eye armor to further protect you. These cover the forehead, ears and jaw. Full masks are also available.
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    How to buy paint
    The outside of a paintball is a gelatin, with the paint inside. The gelatin has to be tough enough to fire through your marker but soft enough to break when hitting your target. While paintballs used to be oil-based, today's water-soluble replacements make clean up a whole lot easier.

    Diameter

    Paintballs come in several sizes: .50, .62, .63, .68 and .72 caliber
    When selecting paintballs, make sure it meets the specifications for your barrel diameter
    Color

    Paintballs are biodegradable and non-toxic
    Non-toxic dyes are used to provide color
    The color you select should be determined by playing conditions
    You may want a bright color in densely wooded areas so you can see where your paintballs are hitting
    Freshness

    Age and humidity are the two biggest enemies of paintballs
    Keep a fresh supply and store them in a cool, dry place
    Never use dirty paint balls. They can harm the barrel or prematurely explode and clog the gun.
  3. Order #100011398

    12 September 2009 - 07:33 PM

    Please cancel. Speeding ticket just wiped out my bank account.

    One day I'll cure my lead boot syndrome.
  4. Heading home

    19 August 2009 - 01:19 PM

    So, dad came down on orders for Ft.Bragg. We lived there from 95 or so to the middle of 2006, So the area is pretty much home to me. When we left, Freedom paintball was the only woodsball game in town, though coats and black river weren't too far away.

    What's changed since we left? Is freedom still there? is it still kind of questionable? how 'bout black river, are they still there? is there any other woodsball near Fayetteville/hope mills? Thanks in advance guys!

    EDIT: my bad- always thought of NC as being southeast- not east. could a mod move this? thanks!
  5. T2W 98 stock

    09 August 2009 - 02:01 AM

    just waht the title says. a T2W stock that was set up to allow you to attach M98 stocks or A5 stocks (one of the two) instead of being a fixed system.

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    Eskimo 

    30 Mar 2011 - 21:24
    Silly sassy slurps silky sally Hoe.
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    Epic_Fail 

    05 May 2009 - 16:06
    Happy Birthday!
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    Epic_Fail 

    29 Jan 2009 - 21:37
    *poke*
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    Becc 

    22 Oct 2007 - 20:38
    aww! poor thing! for such a popular MY AFRICAN AMERICAN BUDDY youre commentless
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