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26 February 2009 - 10:02 AMSome tests we've done with the new TechT Hammer
PSP Ramping, Empire Prophecy Test too
Hanging, recoil test.
This was the upgrade I was waiting for! Excellent product. It removes most of the kick from the marker, which is a main concern with any sort of ramping Tippmann. As for air efficiancy, I haven't had any complete testing done but I'm sure at the A5OG links above you'll find that info.
04 March 2008 - 09:14 PMI always pack a clean paint roller in my kit incase I have to clean a pod! Its a quick solution, saves a lot of paper towel and is reusable (a few times).
Other essentials that come with me to the field:
Tools (For my markers + marker lube + screwdriver set + dental picks + whatever else I can cram in the tool box.)
Extra lenses, Marker, Barrels.
CO2 Tank (just in case!)
Pod Pack + Extra Pods
Extra Barrel Bags
Microfiber cloths for mask cleaning
Shoelaces & Spare Socks
04 March 2008 - 09:06 PMFirst one is slick, Branham!
04 March 2008 - 09:02 PMIf you change out your barrel, an easy fix for a wobbly shroud is to just use electrical tape. Then let the setscrew go into that.
24 November 2007 - 09:08 PMBut what we ARE talking about are things like weight, ergonomics, consistency, operating pressure (translating to noise and kick) and other factors.
Weight hasn't been an issue for me with my 98, or A5 on the speedball field. Sure the Tippmann line in general is heavier due to the body materials used in their construction, but personally I don't have any issues with it. I can switch from left hand to right hand on the fly; the more practice the better.
Ergonomics are all in the eye of the beholder. What you find comfortable may not hold true for other users. I've owned several "speedball" markers, and I still haven't found one that I've been completely comfortable with - my 98 still feels the best in my hands.
Op Pressure is kind of a hard thing to discuss; my 98 runs at about 600psi, has only a little kick, but of course its a Tippmann so its got a nice sound Most tippmanns are operating at 800psi but the kick isn't that much greater and to be honest its not a big issue. With the foregrip in the standard position its not a problem to control the marker's fire.
I'll flat out say that I understand why most speedballers use the markers they do. The game is about making the most of every second, any bit of a player or their marker that can be hit is a target for the opposing team. Speed and size make or break can make or break some players; I tend to look past that and remind myself any time I step onto the field (woods or speed) that I'm still there to have fun.
Oh and I still play against players who are better than me, the team plays against teams that are better than us, and we practice with local teams that are filled with 'spaceguns'. I run laps, do pushups, jumping jacks, suicides, and yes, gun drills just like everyone else. I can get in line to shoot a pylon with all the other guys and when I get to the line --- I hit the bloody thing like everyone else.
Its all preference guys. Find whatever makes you happy and roll with it. If someone else wants to do something different, good for them.
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