The Eternal Tippmann vs. Spyder Debate Everyone is sick of hearing it, so this is the place to put it
Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:58 AM
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 08:43 AM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:09 AM
Tippmans are naturally guns made for woodsball and scenario play. They have the reliability, looks, upgrades, and feel that a true woodsball player would want in his gun.
Spyders are more for speedball they have better electronics and rof. But thne again Spyders arent that reliable, and dont have great accuracy.
Truthfully i play speedball and i would take a tippy with and egrip over a spyder anyday. But then again i havent tried spyders new line of guns like the 08 pilot and electra so spyder may have something there.
In the end it really comes down to personally prefrefference
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:46 PM
though tippy's have legendary reliability (look at the pro-carbine, you can drag it through a swamp with an atv and it would still shoot) spyders are not unreliable markers. actually they are very reliable because of their simplicity. you have one 0-ring to lube, that you can access in about 10 seconds, with no tools. and frankly if you can;t take care of your marker you shouldn't have one.
and lastly it is estimated that about 33% of all paintball players have bought a spyder. thats what i call huge market share.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 02:19 PM
My first gun was a spyder imagine '04. It sucked balls! Out of the two years I had it, it shot well maybe 3-4 times. It chopped, had barrel breaks, constantly had to be fixed, and was over all a piece of crap. A few months ago I bough my step dad a tippmann 98. It is waaaaay better than the spyder. In 2-3 cases it has NEVER chopped one ball and hasn't had even one barrel break. It is super tough and reliable. Thats what I have concluded from my experience. Tippmann over Spyder.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 04:42 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 04:57 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:07 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:15 PM
I think Tippmann's are better. I would take a 98 to a day of play before I would a Spyder. Why? Tippmann's are just cool.
Tippmann pistol FTW!
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:30 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:31 PM
yeah... the captain plays too : )
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:33 PM
You wouldn't ever have to field strip a tippmann 98. lol
I've seen people play with rental 98c that are 7 years old and still working.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 05:49 PM
My A5 has never failed me, and its quiet too (for a spring based high pressure poppet valve gun)
Ive used it (with many ups) in a division 2 tourney, and it blew away shockers dm5's, and ego6's. to this day, it is the backup to my proto m8
specs on a5-
low pressure kit
egrip w/ ape board
jcs duel trigger
best gun for 150$
and yes, you can field strip one in 5 mins
Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:26 PM
i like the tippmann. i like it for itz looks, customization, accuracy, FLATLINE, E grip, and comfortable.
i have used a tippmann with cyclone feed sp barral and e grip and pwned people in speedball and woods
YES SPEEDBALL the E grip relly brings up the game in tippmanns so overall tippmann.
ok now for spyders not really that customizable with the machanical ones have a tonnn of kick i mean i sware i blink every time i shoot one of these thing not jokeing. on the other hand the electronic ones the rocking trigger amaizing super light pull although i head it has 2 contact points so you cant use it in torniments thats just what i heard though. i also dont like how i see every body with elbows on the spyders because of the feed neck. the gun overall is very reliable. it has cool color disine on some of them as the tippmanns really only come in black i gess because of the tippmann woods ball thing.
well thats my review and i go with tippmann all the way more bang for your buck cause you can turn it into anything you want