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22 Feb 2011 - 16:39
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09 May 2011 - 05:53 PMI have 500 rounds of cheap walmart paint that ive been saving to run through it. I know it wont perform like a higher quality paint, but id be more than than happy if its at least somewhat consistent
08 May 2011 - 04:25 PMI forgot to ask, for those of you who have an apex2, what paintballs fit the barrel the best?
07 May 2011 - 12:50 PMWell I ended up getting my friends A5. Got an adjustable stock for it and just love the feel. I just ordered my Apex2 and I cant wait to try it out I know i need to get a good mask now and wanted to get some advise on some other things. So here goes...
1) I know that the vforce profiler is a great mask, but was wondering if there was anything that will work as well for a little cheaper... If not i'll just buy a profiler.
2) I'm trying to figure out what i need to keep in my gear bag. Right now I have a set of allen wreches, a multitool, a small screw driver, an extra battery for the egrip, and my old gun as a back up, and a cheaper squeegee (gonna get a better quality on), extra clothes, and a 2 pod holster with 2 140 round pods. I know I need to get some oil and o-rings still. Is there anything else that you guys would recommend keeping in my bag?
Also the on the o-rings, my dad works at a company that has accounts with businesses to buy o-rings in bulk. I would like to get the o-rings from one these businesses but I don't know the serial numbers of the o-rings for the A5 or for CO2 tanks. If someone knows them or knows where I could find them please let know.
Thanks for all the help so far and I can't wait to start paintballing more
27 March 2011 - 07:49 AMSorry its beens so long since i last replied. Been busy with school and honestly just kinda forgot about this lol. I might not mind a centerfeed that bad on a different gun but on the VL Triton II it just seems like the hopper sits very high and is kinda unwieldy at times. Also wanted to ask you guys what you thought of a price. I got a friend that is willing to sell me his like new A5 with a factory e-grip for $200. Ive looked it over and it only has a little paint coming off below the front site. Other than that it looks in great shape.
Thanks for the help.
23 February 2011 - 12:19 PMRight here is what I'd like to know:
What do you like about your current marker? looks? the stability? the angle of the hopper? simplicity? noise? its quirks? The marker you have isnt a god send by any means so I figure the list will be short. But If you can name 3 things you like about your set-up. would help.
What do you NOT like about the marker? the trigger pull? the weight? the way the hopper sits? the ASA the detents the over simplicity. same Reason I want to know where you stand on your marker.
Your field: Does your field offer C02 and HPA?
does your field offer free C02 or HPA fills?
Does your field use FPO, Or "Field paint only"
Is your field expensive?
What is your field? Woodsball, A field style? urban? indoor? whats the layout look like?
Do you have a way to fund your paintball purchases?
Do You have a constant income to fuel your paintball out tings?
How old are you? ( an number actually helps with marker choice, some people complain about how some markers dont seem to fit them well and then we find out they are 13 years old, Well OF COURSE! your still growing!! an A-5 will feel like a ginormus waste of energy to run around with)
Do you play Recreational?
Do you play competitive?
Whats the competition at the field like? Are they mostly semi users? electro's?
Are you content with buying New, or used. or both.
I say this because you can get AWESOME markers used, especially electronic markers as the depreciated very quickly, so the 800$ face mower 3 years ago now runs 300$ used, likewise the 500$ markers are sitting round 250$
that is all, please answer. it gives me and the other members a much greater idea of what to suggest, and why we suggest it.
Likes: Fairly easy to field strip,little bit long to do it but easy. The balance of the marker is pretty good. Light weight (to me). Trigger pull isn't too bad.
Dislikes: Color (bright blue body, silver barrel). Hate the vertical feed hopper. Seems kind of loud. Haven't tried to, but the grip looks like it would a pain to get off.
Both fields I play at offer CO2 and one of them offers HPA. I have to check but a guy I know might have an HPA compressor.
The one that offers both is $10 all day air (I think, only been there once but plan on going there more). The other varies. I've been there when there's not a lot of people and they will throw in all day air with the field fee. If theres a lot of people hey have charged for individual fills.
Both fields have paint for sale, but also let you BYOP.
Both fields have good pricing, $10 (field with HPA) and $15 (field that sometimes throws in all day air with field fee).
The one field at is called Hidden Hollow's (www.hiddenhollowpaintball.com The site is little more than a hand drwn map but it gives you an idea of the setup.) is pretty much all woods with a tower here and there and some bunkers made from fallen trees (Its actually a tree farm and paintball is just kind of a side thing).
The other field is called Landing Zone (www.landingzonepaintball.com, pictures at their home teams site www.spectrehq.org). It is a woodsball/scenario field. They have lots of different areas to play since its on 40 acres. The one area, Normandy, is a big sand hill with bunkers at the top. At the bottom there is a ditch. About half the length of the flat below the hill is covered fairly thickly in pines. The only other area that I have played on there is Castle. It's a castle-like structure (3 towers in a L shape with bridges between them and a ladder that leads up the corner tower) situated on top of a small hill. The hill is on the corner of the field so attackers can only really attack from 2 sides. The one side is border by a lot of trees (pines with some deciduous mixed in) and the other side is a path up the hill with small bunkers scattered around on it.
Funding and Misc.
As far as funds I do have a steady job working construction for my cousin so he's really flexible about my college schedule. We pretty much always have work. Like I said I am attending college so funding has to be kind of balanced between school and paintball, but I'm thinking about making a paintball specific fund that I put so much money in each pay check or something. Basically money is no problem, but I would prefer not to spend more than $200 on the initial setup and then upgrade in time.
To give you an idea about my physical shape I'm 6 ft and weigh about 170. I'm in pretty decent shape after playing HS sports for all 3 seasons, so hauling around a gun that is a little on the heavy end shouldn't be a problem. Oh and I'm 18.
I play recreational, but am not against the idea of getting into it competitively in a few years or so. Competition at the fields is pretty balanced between semi's and electro's. I figure I'll probably get a semi unless I can find an electro for a good price.
I don't really care if I get a new or used marker. If I do get used it would definitely have to be in pretty good shape. I want something that I would be able to take the field as soon as I get it with minimal work.
That pretty much answers all you questions. Let me know if I didn't answer something or I was unclear on something.
Thanks for the quick responses to everyone too.
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