Need gift ideas for xmas gift paintball of course
Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:28 AM
I just recently gave my god son my old 98 custom, a gravity fed hopper, an old ninja 68/4500, and a nice full helmet protective mask. He is 10 and wants to get into paint ball. Hasn't really played yet though. We did play around with some 50 cal splat masters around Halloween thanks to Sean. And the kid loved it. But I want to get him something for his set up and I just don't know what. He is into real guns, plays CoD, has a .22 and hunts with his dad. So I was thinking maybe a kit for the 98? The 98 is not a great gun for him. It's so hard to get that tank on and off so I was also thinking maybe I should see if I can find him an ASA with a shut off valve for it? Or just a new gun? I was even thinking a metadyne havok because I was thinking of taking him to LL6. But then again if I do that I think he might appreciate a better gun but I just don't know. My god what do I do?!?!?!
Posted 15 December 2012 - 06:32 AM
BACKUP LOADERS RULE!
Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:19 AM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:28 AM
Glad I could help, I do also recommend getting him both as well as his ninja tank will be just perfect. I do recommend the Proto Rail and a Empire Halo Too. http://www.ansgear.c...ooloaderblk.htm This seems to be a very good hopper and used it all throughout a year without it cracking and then finally it cracked, but it definitely was durable. Then your son's setup would be: Proto Rail, Empire Halo Too, and Ninja 68/4500. Most people would consider this a damn good setup for a beginning player.
BACKUP LOADERS RULE!
Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:11 AM
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:09 PM
Rest In Peace
Danijel "Borg" Jagodic
Posted 15 December 2012 - 12:41 PM
I kinda agree with this. He is 10 and maybe a semi-auto marker would be best. He should learn to shoot as needed and not get out of control which would be more likely to happen with an electro. However it comes down to your decision if you think he is responsible enough.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:05 AM
With that being said, if he is big for his age, then sure, stick with the 98 and do whatever to it. But if he is a smaller player, I would consider getting a smaller gun. Most people would just to an Invert Mini, but I would say the Dangerous Power E1. They are a VERY small marker and I would say easier to clean and maintenance. Also, right now ANS gear has a special on them. You can pick from different colors, they are 10 bucks off, and they come with a free clamping feedneck. (Click here for ANSgear E1 on sale.) I also echo Mike's review of the marker in that it is a semi auto shooter. That keeps it simple. Here is his review of the marker:
I think other people above it the nail right on the head with loaders. I think the Tippmann SSL-200 would be a good choice. Not a 100% on this but I would guess it is lighter then the Halo type hoppers. (Click here for Tippmann SSL-200)
The tanks all depend on what fits him best. Smaller kid, maybe look into getting a 50/45 tank. Give the extra air and be lighter then a steal tank. You can usually pick those up used between 75-100 dollars. Check the BST forums. Hope this helps.
This post has been edited by bigschank: 16 December 2012 - 07:08 AM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:14 AM
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:35 AM
Don't feed the fish under any circumstances.
Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:49 AM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 11:20 AM
The trigger is too soft to shoot. Accidents happen in the safety area.
Too hard to maintain and trouble shoot in the field for him.
Needs an electro hopper and now adding weight.
For me I would look at a smaller lighter tank, a small mech kaos/spyder, a good 12" barrel or a padded jersey. A small 2x100 pod holder may come in handy too.