When I first got into my paintball, my friends brought me when they played at my friends junkyard. We were all using Co2 and only like 2 of them knew about HPA. After the first time we played I instantly fell in love with and asked them what a good gun is. Them not knowing jack shit, told me to get a Tippmann or a Spyder, but they're not bad for beginners. So the following weekend I went out and bought a 98 Custom thinking I was hot shit with my 98, JT 2 Pod Harness, and 20 oz Co2
Then after something went wrong my tippmann(Major Leak/Busted O-Ring) I went on amazon and bought a $60 Spyder Victor since we were going to an actual field that weekend(Ended Up not going) What I find funny is that when I was buying the 98 I was looking at the Loaders and saw a Halo Too I believe? They had it for like $130
I look at my uncle and say "Why would anybody ever need a hopper that is that much?" As I'm an owner of a Dye Rotor now
Off Topic here, but with the money I spent, about $250? I could have way better gear in the beginning than what I started out with.
TLDR: Friends Know nothing when they bring me into Paintball, helped me buy crappy equipment.
Edited by Garribean, 02 January 2013 - 10:21 PM.