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#1 PatsPotatoVan

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:48 PM

Hi, I just wanted to know the comparisons between the an older model Spyder Pilot and a Tippmann A-5. I am wondering which marker is better at being used for speedball and woodsball.


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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:53 PM

The pilot would be ideal of the two for speedball- With it's multiple modes and E-Trigger.

The A5 Would be more set towards to Woodsball. With the right setup, you can run all day Woodsball events with it.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 03:16 PM

I see, but wouldn't the cyclone feeder on the A-5 make it good for a back player in speedball and the lightweight Pilot be good for a point player in woodsball?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 03:18 PM

I see, but wouldn't the cyclone feeder on the A-5 make it good for a back player in speedball and the lightweight Pilot be good for a point player in woodsball?

If your planning on playing speedball you definetly dont want a A5, but if your playing woodsball almost exclusively I'd say go for the A5 because of the relibility, and because I like the Cyclone.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 03:37 PM

Hmm. How often would I have to clean the Pilot? I know that the newer Pilots can be cleaned easily but is this the same for an older model Pilot? And for the A-5, I know I would hardly ever have to clean it but in the case that I would is it easy to clean?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:08 PM

Pilots are easier to clean than A5's. I've had both and prefer the Pilot.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:27 PM

With the information you all have given me so far I am leaning towards the Pilot.

If this might change something I should say that the field I will mostly be playing on is a combination of a woodsball and speedball field. During woodsball games the speedball field is used and during speedball games only the speedball field is used. This means that I might be in the speedball field for some time during a woodsball game.


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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:29 PM

For less confusion:

Woodsball game- woodsball + speedball fields

Speedball game- speedball field

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:35 PM

the pilot works in both the woods or in speedball. the A5 is meant mainly for woodsball, so the pilot would be nice in that case.
Only note on the pilot: if it doesn't come with a clamping feedneck, try to get one. it will save you a lot of trouble.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:40 PM

Thank you, that was exactly the kind of information I was looking for.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 04:57 PM

The new Pilot comes with one, but not the ACS. You can always buy a Warrior clamping feed neck for 25 bucks off www.ansgear.com

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:17 PM

that's what I meant. the old pilots had the cheap "stovepipe" feednecks that left you holding your hopper if you pulled too hard. a after-market clamping feedneck is the only upgrade necessary for the Spyders. other upgrades are mostly personal preference.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 05:22 PM

I'll keep that in mind.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:13 PM

I would personally skip both and look at the spyder electra or anything from the azodin line
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:52 PM

I would personally skip both and look at the spyder electra or anything from the azodin line



The reason I asked about the Pilot and the A-5 is because they are currently both available to me for $60 each.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 07:17 PM

I have owned both and sold my pilot because I hated speedball (Too fast not as intense to me but that's just me) I did keep my A5 and I have had it since 2005 LOVED IT!!!! Easy to clean, fast, loud B) , reliable, and... it's a TIPPMANN!!! Get service and everything this year I broke my EGrip Tippmann did a $100 fix for FREE!!! Got to love 'em but sadly I traded it for a SP Vibe since SP came back as GOG paintball. Pilot a pain in the ass for me to clean didn't like it at all. KEEP IN MIND! I'M A WOODSBALLER THAT'S WHY I LOVE THE A5!!!
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 08:53 PM


I would personally skip both and look at the spyder electra or anything from the azodin line



The reason I asked about the Pilot and the A-5 is because they are currently both available to me for $60 each.


azodin kaos is 80$ and the prihana gti you can find for about 70
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 12:44 AM



I would personally skip both and look at the spyder electra or anything from the azodin line



The reason I asked about the Pilot and the A-5 is because they are currently both available to me for $60 each.


azodin kaos is 80$ and the prihana gti you can find for about 70

But a pilot is better than a kaos for cheaper...
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:05 AM

I have owned both and sold my pilot because I hated speedball (Too fast not as intense to me but that's just me) I did keep my A5 and I have had it since 2005 LOVED IT!!!! Easy to clean, fast, loud B) , reliable, and... it's a TIPPMANN!!! Get service and everything this year I broke my EGrip Tippmann did a $100 fix for FREE!!! Got to love 'em but sadly I traded it for a SP Vibe since SP came back as GOG paintball. Pilot a pain in the ass for me to clean didn't like it at all. KEEP IN MIND! I'M A WOODSBALLER THAT'S WHY I LOVE THE A5!!!
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:13 PM

do you already have an air tank? good mask? pod pack? with the pilot you will need to buy a hopper. if all possible an electric hopper. also hpa will work better than co2 on both of these guns.




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