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09 May 2013 - 06:40 PMIt has been a while since I have been on the forums, a couple of months. I was planning on trading my current DM for another spool but between midterms and tournament season starting, I didn't have time for this. Nonetheless I'm back at it and undecided.
I currently shoot a bw'd dm12 and play point dorito. I've had my eye on the LV1 since I first have seen it and between the ergonomics and shot that both have been refined upon and improved, I have been thinking this may be reason enough for me to get an ego. Ergonomics, a quiet shot, decently smooth, and efficiency are all factors that are of great importance.
Some of my team mates shoot a clone GT; they are very very soft but to me not THAT whisper quiet when I shot it. They also don't feel that nice in the hands for me and overall I wasn't so pleased. Based upon the shot alone, I would take the GT between that and the DM even though the GT doesn't feel that nice but between the GT and the LV1, what are your opinions just between sound signature and softness of the shot? Am I under a common misconception or something like that regarding the three?
Again, any advice will help as I have been out of the forums for a while, school during the week paintball on the weekends .
03 March 2013 - 10:10 PMI currently have a DM12 which I really like but I have always had a soft spot in my heart for planet eclipse markers, especially the geo 3.
As I have never shot a geo 3(but I have held it many times at the field) I would like to know which has the softer and quieter shot out of the two, and which is more efficient.
I would be trading so what would be a fair amount for me to add having a clean but used dm12 and a likewise geo 3? I'd rate both at an 8/10.
25 January 2013 - 09:28 PMIm getting new pants for 2013 and I cant decide between the 2012 Empire Contact vs Contact Zero or the HK Hardline pants. They all seem close in terms of durability but im not sure which one offers the best ventilation, mobility to play front, and durability to take 8 events plus a world cup.
13 January 2013 - 12:11 PMAlright, the NT. I love the look of it, I love how it feels, and I love the spec's (or at least the ones on paper). I would really like to pick one up for a back up marker due to Murphey's law for playing in the PSP. My only concern is why do the majority of the people not like it? Yes, I am aware that it was targeted to poppet owners but I have so many questions on it.
When they work so many people love them but what causes them to go flamethrower chop and all those other horror stories? It seems like one of the best markers on paper but how can it be so different on the field?
If I were to pick it up, how would it fair in tough or cold weather? My dm sucks a fat on in rain and in cold occasionally so would the nt do any better? I had an axe before my dm and the axe did really nice in these situations. I'm just trying to put some of my questions to rest so if anyone has any answers that would be very helpful
04 January 2013 - 01:39 AMPaintball. On the recreational side it is a weekend activity that ends up with you most likely getting hooked into going again and again as well as dumping money again and again into having fun. Recreational paintball is one of the more expensive ways to have fun. But when you get hooked, there's no real stopping playing the most fun activity you've played.
Now your hooked. You go out once or twice a month, buy your own gear, maybe even an agg HK headband, and have a lot of fun playing but then you wonder if spending all this money is the best way to spend your money. After all you are having fun right? But what else could you have done with that money you have spent so far?
Now you're really hooked, and good too. You are playing D2 PSP and you practice three out of the four weekends a month and when there's a tournament that month you are playing paintball every weekend that month. You go through thousands of dollars in gear, paint, entry, event costs, travel fees, all to play a sport that you have gotten absolutely nothing out of but a good time, having the opportunity to meet awesome people, and all that intangible and unforgettable things that paintball is one of the only sports to offer at any scene.
When you look at paintball, all the money you have gone through to play, all the money on gear, all the time on the forums, all the part time jobs that have been sacrificed to go practice or play in an event, all the missed social events, relationships that have been lost for this near intangible sport, why do you play? Only a select few can say they play for a source of income, companies are the only ones really making money (I cant imagine being a team owner).At my level, and at 95% of the average tournament player's level, and 100% of basically any one else, we don't play for prize money or major sponsorships or for jobs, we play to have fun and to be with friends and to make the most fun with our lives. Sure thats what we aim for but paintball markers are not that accurate; accuracy through volume but an 18% win ratio won't put food on anything.
How would you justify playing D2 paintball, the hardest division to explain why you play to anyone: the middle child of the divisions, or paintball in general? Everything that you can say for the other divisions doesn't make sense; I just play to have fun, or for the upper divisions; I play because I'm good and get free stuff and money. Granted almost all D2 players are amazing at what they do, but they are not the best or the worst of the sport.
D2 seems like the place of paintball in which you are gonna go somewhere with paintball, be it the once a month weekend baller or the guy that actually goes semi pro or pro.
My main point in this, besides asking why you play and what justifies that (as well as do you even need to justify playing paintball to other people), is I believe this is where I am. I'm in a place in which I'm either going to go somewhere or go home.
I also think tournament paintball, as well as paintball in its whole, is in the same place, its either going to keep expanding into something huge or it's going to go to back what it was 5 years ago because it is clear that paintball is practically at its height of technology, popularity, and arguably the venues. Is paintball going to keep going on and is this just the beginning to an awesome popular sport or is this were paintball will level out in terms of popularity and participation?