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25 Aug 2008 - 15:44
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02 July 2008 - 05:07 PMI carry a very light kit.
2 Pod pack w/ two bottles of water (great for washing off hits to the face, or if you bring a straw, hydrate before or after the game and before you are in a no mask area)
a towel (standard size cut in half, clean off yourself / players)
Barrel Swab (everyone always asking, might as well have it)
Desert Camo pants (place 1 half of the towel in the left and right cargo pocket)
Countdown Timer (egg timer until I bought a better one)
Company Ref Jersey
Company Plexiglass Shield (the greatest thing ever invented for a Ref)
30 June 2008 - 08:38 PMA-5 with E-Trigger (working on custom 2 trigger mod, microswitches are awesome!)
J&J ceramic 14 inch for everyday play
Tippman Flatline with tactical shroud for back-field play
Remote to my 88ci 4500 HPA tank
4+1 horizontal style
Upgraded Cyclone internals (all metal internals)
If needed I also carry a paintball pistol. Mostly just scenario games for that.
30 June 2008 - 08:29 PMThe thing I found is SABER is just a generic term for all around player. That isn't to say that SABER is useless. Quite the opposite! It takes lots of skill to be able to transform your style of play mid game!
So I think that going from SNIPER (Though I prefere designated marksman, and as such I will use marksman from here on out) to SABER is possible mid game, gear permitting.
A semi auto, I believe, is a must have. If you only have 10-15 paintballs in a tube, fine, but semi is a must.
You should have enough paint for at least two firefights. If you are running auto response on a e-trigger that could mean 300-400 rounds per fight. If you are with a smaller hopper and have a more disciplined trigger finger, maybe 140 will be all you need for both!
The biggest thing is how you approach the situation. SABERs generally use more paint, as they suppress more, covering each other and DAGGERs as they hop forward.
Obviously, if you are wearing a ghille suit, running will make you heat up like sitting in a sauna. So make sure to work with your team and don't over extend yourself.
As a Marksman, you would do well as a SABER, as long as you remember to not 'wait for the kill.' By that I mean, if you need to give cover fire, actually shoot. I have seen players that approach cover fire as "Well, if I wait for him to pop up, I can hit him AND cover you!" Only problem is that normally the opposing player hits your runner, and the cover fire reachs them after they have already ducked.
Also, if you are playing with, lets say, a 98 with a tube, remember you can still fire as fast as a regular 98. You just need to reload after each burst! A pain, but again, change your mindset and you can be just as effective.
Most positions are about frame of mind, not color of camo. Certain roles can only be filled with the right equipment, but adjustments can very easily be made. A person with pump can never play a BROADSWORD, the firepower is simply lacking. But the BROADSWORD would have a hard time playing up front if they are carrying a full load of equipment.
If you have the equipment setup, go for it. Just remember to adjust your style of play to meet the needs of your position.
If We Cant Do It, It Doesnt Need To Be Done!
I haven't seen a 98 tube setup yet, but if you brought along a small hopper and placed it on your vest, could you switch from tube to hopper mid game? If so, just make sure you tape up the opennings on the hopper. Sand is a killer!
30 June 2008 - 08:12 PMFirst, check to make sure everything is tightened down. The A-5 can rattle and roll a lot under heavy usage and screws do eventually come undone. If the BARREL itself is not seated fully, take the shroud off the adapter and tighten (GENTLY, don't deform the flatline) the small hex screw holding it in.
After all of that checks out, use a little neoprene padding or similar (I guess duck tape works too) and place a wedge above or below the barrel. Make sure when you do it that the barrel maintains its alignment. Last thing you want to do it push the barrel to the side and be shooting curve balls! (Okay a little dramatic, but even a slight tilt with the flatline has noticable curve past midrange!)
30 June 2008 - 08:03 PMMy buddy has the response on his A-5, and it works fine. Biggest issue was a field that wouldn't let him play the field with it. Of course, he played almost the whole day before they noticed and told him 'NO' but still sucked.
I have an e-trig on my A-5, and I LOVE it. Best mode ever is the Auto Response. You can fire 10 bps easy, maybe as high as 15. But if a field doesn't allow it, you go to semi auto. All it takes is a button press. (two presses, but the same button)
I have never played the e-trig in the rain or around water, but unless it is submerged I coun't see it failing anymore than the rest of the gun (or paint for that matter).
As for people saying the e-trig is unrelable, I say HUMBUG! I have never had it duoble fire, accidently trip fire, or not fire when needed. Make sure it is clean and servicable. Install it CORRECTLY! If you have to force the grip on, something is wrong! E-trig is fine, you screwed something else up!
As for the battery, I can play two or three days (4000 shots minimum) before I need to change the 9volt. Considering a case costs my 57 bucks, what another 3 for a 9v?
I recommend the E-trig. Fires as fast (and most times faster) than the Response, it is tuneable, and you get many different firing options.
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