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16 May 2008 - 03:52 PMwell only g3 airsoft guns i can find are expencive or made of crap plastic
13 May 2008 - 06:13 PMNice equipment can help, but only to an extent. For example, at the field I go to, I saw a guy come with a few Talon Ghosts(the plastic pump guns worth about 5$) He went up against a bunch of guys with electros and came pretty close to beating them on the woodsball field. The point is, you can have the best gun out there, and still suck. All you need to do is practice practice practice, and when you get tired, practice some more.
yes i couldn't agree with you more, i've had millions of times where i'd maybe slide into a snake and bang my knee or not run fast enough and get shot, and the first thing i would think was "dammit, these pads suck!" or "dammit, these shoes suck" but after rewinding it in my head i slowly consider "maybe its my fault that i banged my knee for not diving correctly" or "maybe its my fault for not training enough in sprinting" so then i keep those in mind when i practice or condition
13 May 2008 - 06:03 PMi believe the only reason most new and veteran paintballers get expencive guns and equipment is so when they get it, they have more confidence in that thing, meaning they have more confidence in theirselves, thats why i try to tell teammates and new players when they say "i need a new this, or that, or this sucks i'm gonna get a new this" i ask them if they have practced in that area, and if they need it for more a better reason like worn out pads or something broke, thats the only time it would be the only reason to buy any paintball related equipment
Well, as an experienced player, I don't really agree with this. The extra money spent on a higher end gun goes towards quality and reliability. What that means to me on the field is this: Every time I pull the trigger it will shoot a paintball and it will not break during normal use.
Spending more money on the high end stuff doesn't make me any more confident in myself. For instance, I own two pump markers. Playing with them against semi's is a handicap. By your reasoning I should feel less confident when playing with a pump than with a semi. But I don't. I'm plenty confident in my skills to go out on the field with a handicap and still play.
And that's the whole point. One's skills are what's important. The fact that many people play just as well - if not better - with a pump as with a semi, to me, is proof enough.
like i said most players have do this for this reason, i know there are other reasons people buy expencive paintball marker and equipment, for example, quality, reliability, and how well the company is known. but when you think about it, imagine giving a new player a stock spyder or brass eagle with crap or worn out equipment, chances are, he will hold back because of efficancys in the gun and gear or the fact he knows that company is known for having low quality equipment or have a bad rep. now give that same player high quality gear for example, an ego, bob long, dm series, or the so called legendary ANGEL!!!! chances are the player will take greater chances or gain courage in maybe moving up to the 50 or what not. true it may not be this way with everyone, i know many people who've used a variaty of markers, from a pump brass eagle talon to a special edition ego or something like that. but if you think about it. if you put yourself in a position where you have a brass eagle or a spyder and are using things like sneakers and baseball padding, and then replace those things with egos, angles, dm's, bob longs, or whatever floats your boat, i bet you can find a noticable difference in things like your morale and crap like that, maybe not much of a difference, maybe things like "**** this gun is jamming on me" compared to maybe a newer player who may have issues like "oh god, people on the other team have really nice stuff, i'm not sure if i can beat them"
12 May 2008 - 09:15 PMi believe the only reason most new and veteran paintballers get expencive guns and equipment is so when they get it, they have more confidence in that thing, meaning they have more confidence in theirselves, thats why i try to tell teammates and new players when they say "i need a new this, or that, or this sucks i'm gonna get a new this" i ask them if they have practced in that area, and if they need it for more a better reason like worn out pads or something broke, thats the only time it would be the only reason to buy any paintball related equipment
12 May 2008 - 08:59 PMwith me my teammates tend to not take me serious, it really TINKLEes me off sometimes. i tend to joke alot when its just everyday life, but when i play paintball i tend to take it more serious and actully try to do my best in everything, but they never seem to take my thoughts seriously and we've gotten out million of times because they didn't follow my advise
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