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#1 Scirca

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

So, I'll be starting a job soon, mainly to save up so I can buy a completely new everything for paintball, that means: tank, gun, loader, jersey&pants, etc etc etc. The only thing I'm keeping is the pods and pod pack, since they don't really need a change, but everything else I have is somewhat phased out.

So, money is not really an object since I'll be working and saving up based on what I'm actually going to buy. For the kit that I was thinking:
DM12/DM13 in Dyecam- Open to suggestions.(both color and/or different gun)
Dye Rotor- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
C13 Pants and Jersey- Open to suggestions. (both color and/or different gear)
Ninja Air Tank, any size- Open to suggestions. (Both color, size, brand, etc.)
i4's- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.

My calculations is that it'll take me about 4 months working a few hours every week when I'm not in school to make up the ~$2000 this is worth. Is it worth the money?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:16 PM

DM12/DM13 in Dyecam- Open to suggestions.(both color and/or different gun)
Buy used and get something that is not Dye. I personally like the MacDev Clone GT

Dye Rotor- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a used Spire or V3 Rotor.

C13 Pants and Jersey- Open to suggestions. (both color and/or different gear)

DXS Shank V2's, best padded and most comfortable on the market. Custom made Jersey


Ninja Air Tank, any size- Open to suggestions. (Both color, size, brand, etc.)
Get a Ninja Tank with a Pro regulator on it, I like a 50/4500.

i4's- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a piar of i4's if they fit.


Here is some advice, do not match colors in paintball because it is frowned upon and decking out in all Dye gear is as well.

Edited by kingJurzy, 05 December 2012 - 06:17 PM.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

I second the notion on the GT.

For a loader I would get a Spire or Z2.

Shank 2's are sweet, and buy the cheapest jersey possible or a long sleeve shirt. Buy some knee and elbow pads too.

Buy a Ninja tank in your preferred size with an adjustable reg.

I4's are great if they fit.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Buy c13s. They are fantastic.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Color-wise I like the DyeCam so I'm with you there. Ego with HDE camo looks nice too.
You don't need a Ninja Pro regulator if you getting it to change the angle. I am doing the same with the stock version. Got my fill nipple on top and gauge on the bottom. 68/45? It's your preference.
Dye mask runs small btw.
Remember to get knee and elbow pads.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Buy c13s. They are fantastic. overpriced

go for nice Empire pants or HK pants

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:22 PM


Buy c13s. They are fantastic. overpriced

go for nice Empire pants or HK pants


Empire pants are WAY better than HK. Better padding, and more importantly far more durable. Give HK a year or two to get their quality control up to the standards of other companies.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

if money is no issue, get something other than dye. Pick up a luxe, ego, or especially a Bob Long. hopper sounds fine, tank sounds fine, don't get all dye. empire makes pretty fantastic pants. i4s are good. make sure to get pads too, and cleats.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:06 PM

If you want a spool I would say get at least a 68/4500, if you are even considering a DM13, just get a used DM12 for a fraction of the cost. Unless you are playing reball, a super loader isn't necessary, just get something that will consistently feed 12.5-15bps. Clothing is personal preference, I try to stay away from Dye soft goods because they are expensive and I don't find the quality all that great. Also get something light, you will regret decking out on pads after the first few super hot days.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

If you want a spool I would say get at least a 68/4500, if you are even considering a DM13, just get a used DM12 for a fraction of the cost. Unless you are playing reball, a super loader isn't necessary, just get something that will consistently feed 12.5-15bps. Clothing is personal preference, I try to stay away from Dye soft goods because they are expensive and I don't find the quality all that great. Also get something light, you will regret decking out on pads after the first few super hot days.

i agree with most of this, except the first statement about tanks. depending on how many pods you use a small tank works fine, i run a ninja 45/4500 on my proto rail. :)

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

Out of curiosity, I wonder how many people have tried on c13 pants

Edited by bassfisher, 06 December 2012 - 07:25 PM.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

Out of curiosity, I wonder how many people have tried on c13 pants


Out of curiosity, how long have they been out?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:58 PM


Out of curiosity, I wonder how many people have tried on c13 pants


Out of curiosity, how long have they been out?



did'nt think about that, very true, but I would still recommend them to anybody who does'nt have a budget.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:05 AM


Out of curiosity, I wonder how many people have tried on c13 pants


Out of curiosity, how long have they been out?


well, that's helpful.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:31 AM

I have a used dm11 and I love it. If you can try getting used, try it out too to make sure that you like it. Same goes with the mask and pads, I love the I-4s but like others said, it runs smaller, and try on the pads to see if you like them and they fit, I have Empire Pads and I love them.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

For a marker i'd go dm12 w/ bw bolt or a clone gt because that gat shoots money. The rotor is the most durable, the z2 is the most technological advanced in terms of anti-jam shiz, and the spire is the best of both worlds in my eyes. For a jersey, don't go with a brand name generic jersey, your better off going to razalife.com and get something that you can say is yours, empire contact pants are really comfy for the price and are durable and go with a lot of colors because they are black with white logos/lettering but dye also makes killer soft gear, and ninja air makes the best tanks on the market especially with the pro reg.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

The C13's are actually pretty good, considering they took everything from the previous years that they did right and put it al into one pant.
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

The C13's are actually pretty good, considering they took everything from the previous years that they did right and put it al into one pant.



Exactly what I was trying to get at. I really like mine.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:56 AM

I was thinking about the G6R, but the fact that you need to be comfortable with a lot of maintenance with your gun, kind of turns me off.

The Luxe is really nice, I'd just like to learn a little bit more about it. (ie, wtf is a "pooty core")

The DM12/13 is the gun I'm most comfortable with, since I won a PMR rn.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Marker:
-When considering the markers between the price of $1000-$1500 it is mostly personal preference, get a feel of what you like best.For example: I'd buy a geo 3.
-Best out there IMO is tied between macdev clone dx and geo 3, but the clone has an awful feel IMO and is not as air efficient.

Hopper:
-Rotor is best IMO
-Personal preference

Clothing:
-Personal preference all the way.
-I highly dislike the new ultralight dye 2013 clothes.

This all depends on how long you've been playing paintball for... You could purchase an empire axe for $500 or less and then upgrade it as you please.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:33 PM


DM12/DM13 in Dyecam- Open to suggestions.(both color and/or different gun)
Buy used and get something that is not Dye. I personally like the MacDev Clone GT

Dye Rotor- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a used Spire or V3 Rotor.

C13 Pants and Jersey- Open to suggestions. (both color and/or different gear)

DXS Shank V2's, best padded and most comfortable on the market. Custom made Jersey


Ninja Air Tank, any size- Open to suggestions. (Both color, size, brand, etc.)
Get a Ninja Tank with a Pro regulator on it, I like a 50/4500.

i4's- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a piar of i4's if they fit.


Here is some advice, do not match colors in paintball because it is frowned upon and decking out in all Dye gear is as well.


Why is this frowned upon?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:02 PM



DM12/DM13 in Dyecam- Open to suggestions.(both color and/or different gun)
Buy used and get something that is not Dye. I personally like the MacDev Clone GT

Dye Rotor- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a used Spire or V3 Rotor.

C13 Pants and Jersey- Open to suggestions. (both color and/or different gear)

DXS Shank V2's, best padded and most comfortable on the market. Custom made Jersey


Ninja Air Tank, any size- Open to suggestions. (Both color, size, brand, etc.)
Get a Ninja Tank with a Pro regulator on it, I like a 50/4500.

i4's- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a piar of i4's if they fit.


Here is some advice, do not match colors in paintball because it is frowned upon and decking out in all Dye gear is as well.


Why is this frowned upon?


because Dye is the "cool kid" brand that kids that know little about paintball get. Its overpriced, and most of the time its all the same stuff. It would be like those people that have an imac, macbook, iphone 5, ipod, apple tv, and all they use are apple earpods.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:02 AM




DM12/DM13 in Dyecam- Open to suggestions.(both color and/or different gun)
Buy used and get something that is not Dye. I personally like the MacDev Clone GT

Dye Rotor- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a used Spire or V3 Rotor.

C13 Pants and Jersey- Open to suggestions. (both color and/or different gear)

DXS Shank V2's, best padded and most comfortable on the market. Custom made Jersey


Ninja Air Tank, any size- Open to suggestions. (Both color, size, brand, etc.)
Get a Ninja Tank with a Pro regulator on it, I like a 50/4500.

i4's- Definitely keeping, open to color suggestions.
Get a piar of i4's if they fit.


Here is some advice, do not match colors in paintball because it is frowned upon and decking out in all Dye gear is as well.


Why is this frowned upon?


because Dye is the "cool kid" brand that kids that know little about paintball get. Its overpriced, and most of the time its all the same stuff. It would be like those people that have an imac, macbook, iphone 5, ipod, apple tv, and all they use are apple earpods.


I disagree on a couple of your points but I can understand where you're coming from.

But why is matching your clothes frowned upon as well?

Edited by zunath, 10 December 2012 - 08:03 AM.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

Generally It will make you look like a dork. But it's all personal preference, Personally I'd say get some dye c13 pants and then a custom jersey.

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

I've been playing for nearly three years now, which might not be as much as other people, but I get Dye gear, because I want to, not because it's the first thing I see. I have really high regards for PE and Empire, so it's nothing about being a brand whore.

I've have numerous experiences with customer service, and imo Dye has some of the best CS I've EVER talked to, which is what gears me towards their products, because they stand behind their products.
I'll admit though, this yearly release shit is stupid though, there's no difference between DM12/DM13, and other gear, but hey, what are you gonna do? Just don't buy it lol.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

I just recommend you make EVERYTHING match because I assure you... You will look badass!




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