Think this idea is good? Help please
Posted 01 October 2008 - 09:57 AM
- smart parts epiphany
- egg 2
- a pure energy tank carbon fiber ( i dont no the exact psi but i no it's a carbon fiber)
- I dont know what mask but i'm sure it's fine cause he spent all that money on the other stuff and if no my mom is willing to buy me a mask ill most likly get a provantage
- a jersey
- empire pack
- and prob a few other things
my friend said he only played about 5 times
alright i figure it's a great setup for 300. but i have heard bad things about smartparts gun mainly the vibe and the ion interms of how much you have to upgrade.
so what I figured is i can buy the setup and put the gun on ebay for like 200 and sell it and buy a proto slg brand spanking new. But then i remeberd the egg 2 only feed 17 bps and thats and exact match to the epiphany. I believe the proto slg does 25. So what are your guys opinions and will i have to upgrade the epiphany if i keep it, too play in tournys.
my question basically is should i keep the package with the epiphany or sell the epiphany and buy a proto slg and if i get extra money from selling it should i buy a new hopper too.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 10:15 AM
Look into Dangerous Power, Proto, and if you have some extra money to spend, Planet Eclipse.
No, my gun doesn't shoot 25 BPS.
No, I don't scream things like "dorito," and "snake."
No, my gun doesn't weigh less than 2 pounds.
But you know what?
One shot. One kill.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 11:21 AM
The loader isn't bad, but this is where your money should go to if you really want to get a good setup. Your loader is the limiting factor in so many things, and new players often overlook it. I strongly recomment going with an Empire or Halo B as they can be used anywhere including the woods since they don't eat batteries.
The tank may be Carbon Fiber, but tanks need to be tested every 5 years to make sure that they are still usable. This is referred to as hydro testing, and the date is it's hydro date. Ask how old the tank is, if it's 5 years or older, it is unusable until you get it tested, and depending on it's treatment there's no guarentee it will pass making it worthless.
Packs are good, but they shouldn't get you to buy the package just because of the pack
The rest of the things are minor stuff. I wanted to buy my goggles new as that is such an important item and can be very cheap. I suggest the V-Force Profiler as it isn't too expensive and is high quality.
All in all, for 300$ you could do better. Granted you could do worse too.
If money is your primary concern and you don't have access to buying used from people you trust/can meet in person, here's what I'd do:
Smart Parts Vibe (decent out of the box. Note: do NOT upgrade this gun at all. Save up money for a better gun if you think it isn't good enough for you)
Empire Reloader B (fantastic loader, can be found for 63.50 brand new in box which is insanely cheap)
V-Force Profiler Goggles
and whatever NITROGEN/HPA tank you can get. Don't get an anti-siphon CO2 tank unless your field cannot fill HPA/NITRO tanks. (note: this is a very important item)
If that's too expensive, then downgrade the gun. You don't need an electropnuematic gun, and the Piranha GTI can be found brand new for 60$ and it isn't that bad of a beginner gun, and that way when you want to upgrade, you'll have all the higher end parts on top (loader, tank, mask) so you only have to buy a gun, and not the whole schebang all over again.
Remember, the gun comes LAST. First mask, then Hopper, then tank, then pods, THEN gun LAST.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:21 PM
if you have a little extra to spend do this.
If not I'm agreeing with Lotus.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:24 PM
P.S. It will be very hard to get a decent setup for <$300...a tank and hopper alone will run you about $300.
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:13 PM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:18 PM
That's a great starter package. It'll do you fine for the time being. Don't listen to people when they tell you to buy $500 markers as your entry-level marker, just go with that one. ^^
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:35 PM
my neighbor just got an slg and i helped him with it and u would need a new feed neck to fit the egg right, otherwise u could duct tape the shit out of it. you wouldnt need a new hopper cuz u won't have to worry about shooting over 17bps for now.
Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:49 PM
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:57 PM
so you think it's worth it to buy the package and sell the epiphany and use that money to buy the fusion f7 and keep the eggy 2 ill get with it? wats the bps on the f7?
Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:07 PM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:10 PM
Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:22 PM
Keep the set up and save up $ to go play it is expensive Im 14 and i have enough money to play about 1 a month. and i have enough money to spend to upgrad a gun my gun is pretty nice it can outshoot most of the bob longs
Yes its an ion,
ok i dont care what anyone else says
if i were you id keep the epiphany its good for a new player, and maybe get a new hopper like an egg 3 if you want to. but the epiphany is good dont sell it because even though protos shoot faster 1 they are just a little bit less reliable than smartparts, 2 the epiphany has way more upgrade choices than a slg or pmr. 3 i have an ion wich is not as good as an epiphany and i have played against some ego's and bob longs(great guns) and i have won. like many people say and i say its not the gun its the player so keep ur set up its better than mine when i started playing and
try go play a coupple days and if you dont like ur set up thats when you would buy a new gun or sell a gun
Posted 01 October 2008 - 07:38 PM
Look Juttaro, I recommend NOT buying it as just about everything in it is subpar and you money could be better spent elsewhere. Also, unless you're buying a used Smart Parts Ion with all the upgrades already and it's local so you can fire the gun yourself and look it over before buying, stay away. Ions aren't bad with upgrades, but without they're money pits that you can't afford. Really what you should probably do with that low amount of money is buy a mask, a loader, a tank, and a 4 pack of pods and then rent a gun at your local field until you can afford a good gun. That or just buy goggles and rent everything else. You'll have more fun without worrying about what kind of gear you have and just play the game with rented equipment, and you can save up for quality stuff without wasting money on items you're only going to be using for a month or two and then have to re-sell.