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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

I currently have a Geo 3 and currently have 300$ will have 500$ soon. I want to buy a back up/loaner marker. Even though the geo is super reliable sometimes another marker is needed.
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-Axe(maybe pro)
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-older markers(geos,egos,dms etc)
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

I would just say get an etek2 or something, maybe a shocker if you can keep it running smoothly.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:23 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 06:27 PM

Axe pro is a great backup, and I have an infamous one that I will be selling shortly. ;) But definitely the Axe pro, or an Ego 10-11 would be a great backup. Both very easy to maintain and you can get a lot from them even though they are fairly cheap to get these days.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Etha is a great gun, easy to clean. Very solid marker and is a PE product aswell
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

If you really want a back up why spend soo much for something you will in all honesty not need.

I have been playing for 13 years. I have pretty much never had a marker go down at the field. Much like Mike I too believe that as long as you maintain ya gear a backup is rarely if ever is needed. That being said I completely understand the desire for a few extra markers in the gear bag. That being said might I suggest getting something a bit different than ya primary perhaps a GOOD Mech (cocker or mag or eNMEy perhaps) or maybe a good pump?
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:02 PM

If you really want a back up why spend soo much for something you will in all honesty not need.

I have been playing for 13 years. I have pretty much never had a marker go down at the field. Much like Mike I too believe that as long as you maintain ya gear a backup is rarely if ever is needed. That being said I completely understand the desire for a few extra markers in the gear bag. That being said might I suggest getting something a bit different than ya primary perhaps a GOOD Mech (cocker or mag or eNMEy perhaps) or maybe a good pump?


I maintain my markers but every once in a while they will go down. Sometimes it may be at a tournament and I need a tournament ready marker. I used own a T2 and sold it, I was considering a nice mech for cheap 100$ electro but like I said i need a tournament ready marker.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:29 PM

Look into a Legend or any other older poppets. They are the most reliable markers (cheap too), and if it's a backup then it's not going to be maintained as often as the gun you use every weekend. You want something you can just whip out of your gearbag the morning you get to the field when your Geo 3 became the shit that hit the fan.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

cheap etek 3, a timmy would be great as well.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Used Etek, used mini. I can spew other shit like drone dx, axe, extcy. However I have not shot those and I cant vouch for them. Eteks are my hands down pick for a backup ive shot a etek ego and a few etek3s and they just shoot the only problem ive encounter is that they shoot poorly with shitty marbs that break in everyone's markers.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

I say etek 3, pretty up to date in technology, and super reliable. All you need and more in a back up for a good price.<br>

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

Axe pro is pretty boss. Id also look at the Dangerous Power Fusion FX, its an etek without an LPR and instead an oled board and a blade to sling trigger. I personally like it better, plus you have a plethora of color choices, including my favorites, white and black, blue and orange, and orange and black. Shame theres no teal with brown.

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:18 PM

I think that you are looking for one go with something more unique. Try something that not a lot of people have tried. You could get a alien. I just shot one last week and it wasn't bad at all. If I were you I would try something new and out of the box:)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

Were did I referance anything? And why would I?

All I was saying is if you want another gun try something drastically different that what you have.

And as for turny play psp and nppl both allow use of mech markers. And I know for a fact a well tuned x valve with ult in a mag is walkable without bounce. So you can have a damn cool ultra reliable turny capable shooter that's very different from the cookie cutter crowd.

I myself intend once/if I heal up from my injuries to work my way back into the turny scene and my primary will be my ULE Automag. I can afford any marker really but the mags always work for me and I like them. Pluse it's different these days and I like being a bit different.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:20 AM

I don't think I want to own a marker older than me lol. Would be cool to use.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:27 AM

Etek 3's are quite reliable, and you can probably find one for pretty cheap nowadays. (<$300)

I have one as my primary gun, and it has literally never broken a ball

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

Were did I referance anything? And why would I?

Oh I meant that for someone else.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:53 AM

Used a etek ego for a few points and it was decent, I mean if you can get a used ego or older etek cheaper than a used etek 3 you can bank the money saved
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:32 AM

Get the axe. Axe is super smooth and reliable like the etek but the etek is too kicky and loud for me.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:59 PM

i know where to buy brand new invert minis for 300, theyre pretty reliable as everybody knows lol if you want to know just pm me
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:16 PM

i know where to buy brand new invert minis for 300, theyre pretty reliable as everybody knows lol if you want to know just pm me

Arnt minis 300$ everywhere? Haha

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

when it comes to back ups i like to have something that shoots similar to my primary... so, if i am shooting a stacked tube poppet, i will have another stacked tube poppet as my back up... when i had my vice, i used a nexus ego6 as a back up... with my cockers, i always have another similarly spec'd out e-cocker as my back up.... right now, i've got 2 pumps, and 2 vics... incase one goes down for whatever reason, i've got a second one i can pull parts off of or use as a back up...

by having a gun that shoots and feels similarly then you dont have to adjust your play for the new gun... running and gunning, snapping, etc will all feel natural if the guns you shoot all have the same feel and shot characteristics.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:39 PM


i know where to buy brand new invert minis for 300, theyre pretty reliable as everybody knows lol if you want to know just pm me

Arnt minis 300$ everywhere? Haha

no theyre 325, and thats for like the basic colors, if you get one of the better colors itll cost you 375
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

$500 get's you a lot these days. My personal recommendations would be:

2011 G6R: because they are incredibly smooth and great scenario marker (if you play the occasional one) when you want the efficiency.
Empire Axe: They are work horses. Plain and simple. No point getting the Axe Pro when you can pick up a used Axe for half the price.
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:16 AM



i know where to buy brand new invert minis for 300, theyre pretty reliable as everybody knows lol if you want to know just pm me

Arnt minis 300$ everywhere? Haha

no theyre 325, and thats for like the basic colors, if you get one of the better colors itll cost you 375

375 for special colors?? Wth.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:18 AM

$500 get's you a lot these days. My personal recommendations would be:

2011 G6R: because they are incredibly smooth and great scenario marker

I totally forgot about the g6r. I love g6rs.
But you have to maintain bob long markers. Specially with the pressures.


Right now I think I'm just getting a regular axe. Save some money

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:35 AM

if you want reliability, you cannot go wrong with an Eclipse Etek. I have personally owned the Etek 2 and the Etek 3, and I loved them both. Smooth and too easy to maintain.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:01 AM

Etek3 is solid. Probably the most reliable but it doesn't feel good in my hands

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:19 AM

how about a pnuemag? seriously very walkable and mags just don't break. period. end of story... and if you look in the psp rule book if you shoot a mechanical style gun you're not limited to the BPS cap.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

i've got friends that have pneumags... some of them are well known for their mags... they do break down and they do require a bit of attention... a guy on my former team had a custom pneumag built by one of the guys at AO/BEO and it just never worked right... first we thoght it was the tickler LPR, but that wasnt the issue... then we thought it was the valve pin was out of spec... it was, but it didnt solve anything... then we though it was the mech 3 way valve for the trigger... it wasnt... no matter what was done to that mag, or what valve was put in it, it just didnt work...

get whatever back up gun you feel works for you... but getting a gun that closely resembles your primary will make switching between the guns easier... its why i am looking to pick up another e-cocker or 2... and do away wiht my victories... all great guns... but i shoot mostly pump these days, and if i switch to an electro for whatever reason i want to switch to one that has a similar weight and feel as my mini orry pump
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 07:19 AM

well there are lemons, i'll agree with that, but its one of those that 99.99% of them work, and very rarely break. i guess part of my mentality is that if i'm carrying a backup then i want to have the confidence that it's going to work when i pick it up (or be a very quick fix) part of the reason i carry either my GX-3 or mag to every tourney/recball day i go to...

as far as getting one that feels like your other guns, i do agree with that, least wise one that your comfortable with, i mean the shocker doesn't feel like the gx necessarily but i'm comfortable with either one... thats just me personally i suppose.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:44 PM

How about you just get a legend. Not like you have to lube the damn thing anyways.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

Id go with a older ego or Etek 1/2
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:17 PM

I would say a Used Axe. You can get one in perfect condition for $325. Saves you some money and you would still get a reliable, great little gun.

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

Seriously consider a Vice. They are rock solid and can be found really cheap. Best $300-$400 marker you can buy IMO. Also try a Creed they are really nice markers also.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 02:32 PM




i know where to buy brand new invert minis for 300, theyre pretty reliable as everybody knows lol if you want to know just pm me

Arnt minis 300$ everywhere? Haha

no theyre 325, and thats for like the basic colors, if you get one of the better colors itll cost you 375

375 for special colors?? Wth.
You can find axes for 300 nib sometimes

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