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09 December 2007 - 06:39 PMI have noticed that Woodsball games and walk-on games at the field vary in the types of tactics necessary to survive. Obviously there are a basic set of tactics to every game when somebody id shooting at you but the dynamics of the games are different due to different circumstances. In woodsball games, people usually know each other, have time to walk the field, have time to plan and assign roles, and are more cohesive, yet walk-on at the field is different in all these aspects, strangers, no field walk, no time to plan and assign roles, and a lack of cohesion. With these factors, what is the best way to stay alive? I have ran into several issues. One problem is noob behavior. I say behavior because I am a noob but try not to act like one. I don't want to hang back on the first bunker and fire at people from 75 feet away, I was at the field and some dudes would not advance. Since they were behind me firing down the field it made it hard to advance. I ended up getting shot in the back by people not advancing. Another problem is lack of team work. I talked to people and some banded together, but some people will commit to helping you hold a flank in a field that is nothing but trenches, and I couldn't see my other guy unless a took my head back a bit, he took off and didn't tell me anything. Some guy snuck up crawling, I saw him first but got happy, got too high, and took two in the chest from 6 feet away. What are some solo tactics to help me stay alive? And how do I utilize objects on fields in a way with little foreknowledge of the course?
09 December 2007 - 05:55 PMI just bought a Tippmann A-5 with a BT-Apex barrel. I took it to SC Village and got tore up! Well... maybe it wasn't that bad but my problems were both my own bad tactics and some problematic equipment. During the game, I took positions on folks I should of been able to take out, but my paint was turning every which way while other guy's paint was much more accurate. Even if they didn't hit me sometimes, just placing shots in a particular spot, e.g. right over my head, along the edge of a wall I am using for cover, causes surpression effects that allow people to keep me pinned down. I just began playing so I have not had the time and money to fully upgrade my marker but I am definitely making a new barrel a priority. I understand some of the issues that influence accuracy, barrel length, bore size in relation to paintball diameter, consistent velocity... What is the most accurate 12" barrel you guys seen or used for an A-5? Also, what is good paint to use with the BT Apex barrel in the meantime?
30 November 2007 - 09:26 PMI purchased an A-5 from ebay with an Apex barrel and I am having a hard time finding how to use the system. If anyone could give me a quick how-to I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
29 November 2007 - 03:31 AMI purchased two Tippmann C-3's and I have to tell you I am not impressed!
I was initially drawn to the marker because I wanted to play some competitive pump action woodsball with some friends and needed a mid-cost, durable, efficient, and reliable marker for the task.
I thought the C-3 would do the trick
Here are the apparent pros:
1. The gun uses an all-new propane power system, instead or propelling a painball with air/co2 pressure, the marker works similar to a actual gun and propels the paintball with the force caused by the combustion. Sounds cool right?
2. The coimbustion system is extremely efficient. The Tippmann website claims that one 20 something oz tank can manage around 50,000 shots. (Never saw it myself)... maybe it was 5,000 and I added a zero on accident!
3. Tippmann quality we all know and love
4. Cost was about right, I paid a little under $200 for each maker brand new
5. I like heavy pump action markers, makes me feel safe, or am I over compensating for something....daddy!
6. Some other pros I don't recall, if anyone has any other pros please share.
Now the dang cons:
1. The number one CON is design, design, design!!! Plastic and heat do not mix... am I wrong here? I received the guns in the mail right, then load 'em up, I start shooting around then a huge bottle rocket type sparks start spewing from the left (my face side) of the marker, wow! I thought, Dirty Acronym. I disassembled and investigated, also slightly electrocuted myself on that dang trigger... didn't remove the battery. But anyway, the darn spark plug is made from plastic. The spark filament is the only metal on the spark plug, so when I start plugging away on the maker... the gun get really hot. Then, like plastic does, the spark plug melts on the left and the sparks from the combustion chamber start firing out the side of the marker! I contacted Tippmann and they quickly sent me a new plug. Then my ssecond gun goes down soon after repairing the first.
The spark plug itself is fine! Now the damn o-ring on the spark plug responsible for containing the combustion reaction within the chamber melts, also plastic as o-ring usually are. This is no ordinary o-ring my friends and esteemed gentleman. This thing is small, and I can't find a replacement!
Then, the other marker, you know the first one that broke.... goes down again. Same problem but more damage. The spark from the chamber escapes and burns a whole in guess what! the plastic exterior of the marker. It created a fine little whole so that it gets me in the side of the face as I aim and fire at some unsuspecting friend. If these elements were made from some other material I wouldn't have these problems.
2. Leaks!!! These gun leak propane everywhere. Will have your house, garage, shed, basement, car, and whatever smelling like rotten eggs.
Overall, it was a bad investment, I probably had one hour of operatable play from these markers, honestly. I just bought an A-5 and I love it to death. Did anyone experience these issues or did I make some gross operating error? If so, please let me know in the most sarcastic manner possible, or ironic if you can manage, yet the satirical approach works so well in the forum, does it not?
19 November 2007 - 03:56 AMI love woodsball. I live in south Los Angeles. I think you can see my problem. I want to hear from all you fortunate folks that know about good outlaw woodsball spots around Los Angeles. I want to keep my traveling down to around 75 miles. I remember someone posting a game around Lake Elsinore, which is about 75 miles away. I checked it out on yahoo map and it looks pretty out of the way. If you guys know of any other around the areas where you live or play please let me know. I am compiling a list of spots as I type and your knowledge will help tremendously. Thanks.