Things I wish I knew way back when In the beginning... I was a... virgin....
Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:08 PM
Of course we all know how to buy our gear:
1. Good Mask
2. Good Air Tank (I think is second)
3. Good Hopper
In addition to the fact that I did not buy my gear in that order necessarily, there are a few things I wish I did differently.
I wish I would have actually bought a nice mask first.
I started out with a crappy mask that was big, and fogged up during games. When I got my Avatar (basically a v1 event), everything was so much better. So much more clear. And so much more comfortable.
I wish I would have bought a carbon fiber air tank right off the bat. Instead, I bought a steelie. Now a steelie was fine, but it was heavy, and did not hold a lot of air. When I got my carbon fiber, things were so much better.
I wish I would have gotten a good hopper.
This is one I am still working on, I am going to get a rotor soon, my halo b isnt quite cutting it. But at first I had a gravity fed, then an extreme rage, then an invert something or another, then the halo. And I am still not satisfied.
I started with a spyder clone called: Misfit by the company Sydnicate. It was cool when I got it! However, it wasn't the best.
Then I got a G1. I loved that gun, there was nothing wrong with it, but then I got into speedball and traded my G1 for an eNVy.
When I got my eNVy, I loved that too, it worked for what I was going for.
But when I look on the BST, I just see so many more guns I could get for the $250 I spent on my G1, that would be so much better for speed ball.
If anyone else has any: 'I wish I did this differently' post it below!
Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:24 PM
Started off with one of those cheap 98 kits from Canadian Tire, had a 98C, 20oz Co2 tank, grav hopper and a cheap JT mask
Then I went to my local proshop and bought, a Pure Energy 48/3000 steelie, Dye i4s and a Proto Primo
After that I upgraded to a Pure Energy 50/4500 tank
Then I bought a Dye Rotor
Followed by an 07 Ego
Everything after that has just been preference changes.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:44 PM
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:13 PM
Wish I had bought a better mask long ago.
Wish I hadn't tried to play around with the flatline barrel system.
What I would have done differently:
1. Stuck with my first marker, then got a better mask/HPA up front
2. Gotten an automag. There wasn't anything affordable in the midrange by this time.
3. Stuck with it until the affordable midrange electros came to market.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:06 PM
Seriously, I just got one 6 months ago, yet have been needing one for years.
-High end mask trumps all.
-Quit buying Jerseys.
-Get a good gun
-Important to look good
-Headchecking is super important.
-Pads are needed in Arizona.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 10:21 PM
The only thing I really regret was buying a brand new 2004 ICD BKO. Damn thing never worked right. Also, I regret spending money on any drop forwards I've purchased. Oh! And the Evil upgrade kit for my Timmy that I thought I was getting such a good deal for at only $20. Every part in that kit either didn't fit or was a POS. I don't think any of this wisdom is relevant any more
Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:23 PM
Was a different game then, we ran bigger tanks (114, 3k a lot) because fields usually only had 3k tops. By the end of a tourney the banks might be down to 2.2k. This was common into the 04,05s.
Plus field layout, a lot of tall thin bunkers in hyper ball. Playing the pins or a crack pipe, drops were helpful.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:44 PM
Dang. You are incredibly lucky. I spent $160 on my Syndicate Misfit alone. It was just a spyder clone but I thought it was the most amazing thing at the time hahah
Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:06 PM
Mod shens... They are afoot.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 05:46 PM
Mod shens... They are afoot.
Lolz at the mod shens
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:15 PM
I got into paintball due to a bad / hasty decision of buying a paintball marker, the Tippman Gryphon at that time. I still have it. I slowly upgraded from there, after reading and watching techpb-mike's videos and posts. Replaced the mask that came with the starter package for a more expensive and better paintball mask, the JT Spectra 8. Still have it as well.(using a Sly Profits now though) Then went with knee pads and ellbow pads, used Rotor, bounce vest and a jersey all within like 3 months after.
Purchased the Etek 4 when it came out and recently picked up my first, (but used) air bottle.
Now I am saving up for some paintball pants and a Freak Insert Barrel Kit.
This post has been edited by Syrellaris: 01 March 2013 - 09:15 PM
Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:58 PM
Can't say I regret anything except for taking time off of paintball.