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11 June 2013 - 04:09 PMI know the Medusa was made with a version that had only two tubes, but the only ones I've seen/tried had four tubes that would hold 500 each. So a case of paint on yer back.
I found both pros & cons using it.
It was a great way to hold paint, the weight distribution was excellent ~ reloading a hopper was both fast & easy. The tubes were very solid, I could lay on my back on top of it and not crush any paint. And no concern about what do do with guppies afterwards.
But you could only re-load from a vertical position, laying down under cover would have the balls roll the wrong direction.
The other thing was the height, the tubes actually stuck up past my shoulders behind my head and became paint magnets.
They were not designed for tournament play, in fact almost exclusively marketed to scenario players.
06 June 2013 - 05:22 PMAs stated, to a ref or field owner that would be not allowed.
There is an insurance stipulation that won't allow a mask that has been cut ~ that deliberately compromising the integrity of safety equipment is one of the biggest no-no's and can cost the field their insurance rating.
That being said:
There are many masks on the market that allow plenty of ventilation.
There is really no need to chop holes in the one piece of armor protecting your face.
05 June 2013 - 07:46 PMVeggies are what food eats.
31 May 2013 - 04:40 PM
the cost of playing has always been the same, about 100 bucks a day. when paint was 300 a case, everyone just shot a 1/3rd a case, when it dropped to half that, we shot twice as much, when it dropped to half of that, we shot another 2x more paint.
people will shoot as much as they can afford to, in most cases about 100 bucks a day. if that buys them 4 cases, they will shoot 4 cases.
I would kinda back that up.
When I started playing in 1988, it was $2.99 for 10 balls in a cigar tube.
Add that up and yer talking $600 per case of 2,000 balls.
Paint has never been cheaper than it is today.
25 years ago there was only one paintball field in CT,
Now there are ten.
25 years ago you had to wait for monthly magazines to find out about upcoming games.
Now you see them instantly on paintball message boards.
25 years ago you were lucky to find a dozen players at a rec game once a month.
Today most fields have ten times that many on a given weekend.
Paintball has grown & developed tremendously since it began in all its' aspects ~ from the number of players to air supplies, paint feeding, marker development, safety gear & soft goods...And not all of that was just because paint got less expensive.
After all, there are still a good number who play stock or pump by choice who probably spend more on 12g's than paint.
16 May 2013 - 04:17 PMI was wondering what exact parts that I would need for my phantom to switch it over to open class.
Only one part.
The mainbody which is available direct from CCI in Left, Right or Center OC feeds for less than $40.
What's nice is you can swap out mainbodies back & forth in only a few minutes (SC to OC & back) without swapping anything else.
Heck, I can do that without ever de-gassing the marker.
You already have an ASA in the vert position that will accept a tank, so you don't NEED that unless you want to change the air source location to a back-bottle or bottom-line.
For a bottom-line, you need a new ASA and fittings to run the air line from that to the valve.
Back-bottle would need a different valve body.
And paint that camelback grip black. That weird color totally destroys the look of the thing.