Accuracy Tips Tips to make new players better shots
Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:34 PM
A. Stabalize you're marker- This is probably the biggest problem new players have when it comes to accuracy. I've seen everything from holding markers outstretched from the body to people running around with 98 Customs shooting them like they are tiny pistols. You must learn how to properly stablaize you're marker or you will not be nearly as accurate as you can be and you don't need a stock to do it. The first and most common way to correctly stablaize you're marker is by using you're air tank as a stock with you're elbows tucked in. (As Seen Below)
Below is a good example of HOW NOT TO HOLD A MARKER
(Notice the marker is far from the players body, and he is only using one hand this is very poor shooting posture)
Another way to stabalzie you're gun is by using you're environment and I'm not just talking about you're natural environment. Airball Bunkers, Logs, Fort Walls, anything that can keep you're marker steady while firing will greatly increase you're accuracy. You can see both in woodsball and speedball how players use there environment to stabalize there firing platform.
(Knowing how to properly stabalize you're firing platform is important in all types of paintball)
There are other ways to stabalize you're marker but these two are the most basic and a must learn before you learn any other types so practice these until you're competent with both skills.
B. Aim- It sounds very obvious, but its a very complex skill to master. Paintballs don't always shoot straight. They curve in every direction, wind effects them dramatically, velocity fluctuations can make you miss what should be an easy shot horribly and when you have paint in you're barrel the effects are even worse. My point is be prepared for the worst and master the skill of dialing in because you have to have the mentality that you're first shot will miss and be prepared to make a quick adjustment and fire again. I've seen it too many times, young players confused when they can't hit me but I can hit them. Well it's not really much of a secret but when you aim up you're range will increase. I'm not saying aim into the air and hope, I'm saying see where you're paint is landing and adjust accordingly. If a paintball hits the ground 15 feet in front of the player you're trying to hit raise you're barrel, if still short raise you're barrel a little more, if too long lower it a little. This skill can also be used to hit fast moving targets, aim ahead of the target if you shoot short aim further ahead, if too long a little back. It sounds so obvious but I see so many player shooting at the moving target insetad of ahead of it. If you want to be a better player practice dialing in on targets, and practice while in games. It may take a while to become second nature but it is a key skill all good paintballers have.
C. Posture- This one kind of ties into the first segment but takes it a little further. Good posture is when you have proper stability, but also proper body position. You're elbow should be tucked in, be in a good position to utilize you're center of gravity and have as little of you exposed as possible. Now I'm not saying stick you're gun out around you're bunker and fire because that is blindfire and very dangerous.What I'm saying is get you're mask out of you're bunker just enough so you can see and have the smallest ammount of you're marker exposed as possible and fire from there. Speedballers are generally better at this than woodsballers like myself so I'd suggest trying both and getting better at this because it's important to you're accuracy and keeping you in the game.
(The player on the left is far more exposed than the player on the right and the player on the right is using the bunker as a stabalizing factor.)
Well thats all for now, anybody else feel free to add things they felt I missed for a basic guide of how to become more accurate. If you have any questions please ask I'd be more than happy to help a fellow paintball player, new or old.
Thanks to rebel492991 for a good vid to add, watch this vid if you want further examples. Tiger gives a good vid on the issue so try and check it out here is the link Accuracy Tip Vid.
Posted 30 September 2008 - 01:31 PM
lol. i love that video personally. it's great. a little on the corny side, but if you pay attention it really helps your game.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 03:31 PM
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 03:40 PM
Posted 30 September 2008 - 10:23 PM
My text was too big. Help me read the rules and become a mod?
Posted 30 September 2008 - 11:12 PM
the only way to end up snapping aiming and shooting properly is to keep doing it over and over again no questions asked. The more you do it the better you'll get!
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Posted 02 October 2008 - 03:49 PM
In fact the ball touching all the way around is where you get the best efficiency.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:59 PM
Posted 02 October 2008 - 08:59 PM
If you put a ball in and point you're barrel down and the ball rolls out you're bore is too big
If you put a ball in and you're paintball won't budge even when you try to blow dart it you're barrel bore is too small.
If you put a ball in and it doesn't roll out and when you lightly blow dart it, it does then you have a pretty food paint to barrel match.
I'm thinking about making a paintball measurement thread but I don't think I'm qualified if cockerpunk or someone has the information on paintball calibers per brand I'd appreciate a thread made on it.
Posted 02 October 2008 - 09:45 PM
My image was over the 30k AND My text was too big I really am a muppet