Student needing a good budget setup
Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:16 AM
whatever you buy don't spend less than $50 on a mask, it's whats standing between you and a lost eye.
are you looking for a mechanical gun or an electronic gun?
ok, for 600 you have alot more possibilities
This post has been edited by junits15: 05 October 2012 - 09:16 AM
Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:52 AM
a high end mask of your choice $100 or $60 jt proflexes
an invert too loader $75 - http://www.ansgear.c...ooloaderblk.htm
A ninja 68 4500 $150 - http://www.ansgear.c...nk-ghost-68.htm
so all that is $325 or $285 with the proflexes so you have about 300 to spend on a gun the two that would be awesome are.
Proto rail - $250 http://www.ansgear.c..._Gun_s/2427.htm
GoG extcy - $250 http://www.ansgear.c..._Gun_s/2456.htm
It's your choice. and if you have a bit more money I would get a pod pack
Have Fun and welcome to TechPB!
Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:25 PM
A few people have already made good mask recommendations. Pick the best one that doesn't fog, then that is comfortable to wear, then that gives you the largest field of vision. You'll spend anywhere from $70 to $120 by going with one of these: Vforce Profiler, Vforce Grill, Empire E-vents, Proto Pro Axis, Sly Profit, Dye i4, and Empire E-flex. They're all very good masks, but each person has a preference of one over the rest. Because masks have direct body contact with the user, I highly discourage purchasing a used mask that someone has already breathed, spit, sweat, or otherwise secreted into. Just get that thing brand new.
For hoppers, I would encourage you to buy used if possible. You can basically go one of two directions: get a cheaper budget-conscious mid-end hopper or buy a more expensive "super loader". The budget mid-end hoppers are the Spyder Fasta, Invert Halo 2, and Valken V-max. The super loaders are the Virtue Spire, Pinokio, Rotor, and Prophecy Z2. Used prices are going to run the range from about $50 for a budget loader to around $90 for a super loader (Spire being the newest will probably be a bit more or hard to find used).
If you spend $100 on the tank, $70 on the mask, and $90 on the hopper, that leaves you $340 for your marker. Again, look at the used market to try to find a discounted current mid-end marker (like the Axe or Etek 3, for example) or a high end marker from years past. Generally, a high end marker that is a few years old will still be much better than a newer mid-end marker. I would recommend against getting the Rail or eXTCy - popular choices certainly - unless you are just very uncomfortable with the idea of learning how to maintain a used high-end. At $340, you have enough to get any of these:
Bob Long Alias
Bob Long Protege
Bob Long Marq 7
Dye DM8 (maybe a DM9)
Planet Eclipse Ego7 (maybe an Ego8)
MacDev Cyborg 7 (maybe a Droid)
Angel A4 or A4 Fly
All of those markers will kick the crap out of a Rail or eXTCy, and since they're used, there's a good chance they will have useful upgrades (though also a good chance they'll have useless upgrades that the owner wants to get recompensated for). Buy something high end that's unusual and fun, then show it off at your local field. Many of these will be rather uncommon or unknown on the fields in my area. I would recommend looking for used markers at your local field, at a site like trademygun, or from the BST board here on TechPB.
This post has been edited by Unfated33: 05 October 2012 - 08:37 PM
Mechanical Marker Fan: Azodin Kaos-D / Tippmann Crossover
Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:07 PM
What has been said is really good advice and I cannot put in my input except that buying used gear (besides masks) save you a lot of money.
PM me if you need any more help or just ask around. We are here to help.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:00 PM
Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:52 AM
Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:42 PM
Gurilla Air 48/3k
Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:45 PM
Azodin Kaos no
JT Proflex yes
Gurilla Air 48/3k no
Halo too no
This post has been edited by kingJurzy: 10 October 2012 - 05:45 PM
Posted 11 October 2012 - 11:16 AM
Definitely pick up used as your first gun. Better to learn to maintain something used and broken in than brand new IMO, again, could get some upgrades that interest you or really help the gun. Hell I started with a virtued Ion... a freaking brick, but I learned a ton off of that thing and it still works as a backup today! xD (trolls step away from the ion flamewar!)
just my .02
BOB LONG G6R FS/T
Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:48 PM
For a hopper, the Invert Too is probably the cheapest electronical hopper that is worth it, will keep up with anything you need.
For a tank, you're going to be looking at least $120 for it. Really, any tank that is a 4500 PSI tank will do you good, usually the size of the tank does not differ the price. I would suggest the 68 cubic inch, since it usually fits more players better.
For a gun, the Invert Mini is a amazing shooter for right around $320 or less.
I DO NOT suggest pump for new players, since it takes alot of skill to play pump and pistol play.
Personally, I think for your first gun, you should go with a upgraded Ion. Those things can last FOREVER and are actually really nice shooters. Make sure it has a L7 bolt, a non-stock trigger, and a new barrel (I would go with a Freak barrel personaly), and that thing can RIP.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:45 AM
just try to spend more money playing, less on gear!