Used my phantom finally for the first time yesterday! I actually did great for not having played since February. I noticed a lot of things about my game and about playing pump so I will start from the beginning.
I started out my first game just a simple attack and defend game. I pretty much played like I had a semi and did pretty good. Even though it took me 40+ shots to get one guy out.
But having practiced reloading and shooting left handed defiantly gave me a huge advantage since the players there were mainly popping out from their strong side rather than their offhand side.
The next 7 games were in a field where it was pretty much a speedball field but just had brush and trees. I had read Tribs guide to pumping in the woods and remembered what he had said about that a not moving pumper is a dead pumper and to stay moving. I stopped using my joyride pack and just limited myself to using 10 round tubes on a wrist harness and my ninja 13k. I got two more eliminations throughout those seven games. In times I was almost too aggressive since the fields had pot holes everywhere and were very hard to see so I literally fell and ended up sliding onto my stomach so pretty much a superman slide saved me. Then got up and was able to take another guy out. I noticed though that it became a pain using 10 round tubes with a stock class feed. I did not try using 12 grams. I also noticed that I called myself out on a few games where I had gotten hit but no paint broke.
In the end though I had a blast playing pump and it was a lot of fun! I am just going to use my phantom now as a pistol using the 8 inch barrel and the 12 grams with no stock. It will be easier that way. Playing yesterday made me look forward to buying a CCM T2 even more! I know I will be used to the feeling more since it will be bigger like markers I have used before compared to my phantom which is very light and almost feels like a civil war gun. Finally I noticed that I can become better than most of those players there just by practicing around the house every single day, I was able to make my shots count and practicing off handed really helped!
I just have to sell more reballs and I should have that Custom T2 April in no time!