I plan on playing on the club paintball team. The RPI Engineers, or Redhawks, or whatever they're called lol. The school partially funds the club, so that means I'm not paying as much each time we ball.
Anyway, I'm thinking I should have a super reliable (and relatively low maintenance) setup, because I want to play by the rules and that means no keeping my gear in my room. So I won't exactly be maintaining it all the time (probably only when I'm on the field.)
My current setup is a MacDev Drone DX, Pinokio, and 68/45. I have, of course, the pack and jersey and everything else already. We're focusing on hardware here. My main concern is that, on the field, it just doesn't feel reliable. It gives me an iffy vibe. My friend loves it, but maybe the gun or loader just doesn't like me. Sometimes the pinokio doesn't feed, and I have to turn it off and back on to get it to work. Even with fresh batteries. I don't want to have this problem when I'm playing 5v5 in the NCPA...
Maybe it's just an issue of my loader, I'm the second or third owner, but what do you guys think? I personally prefer poppits, and before I got the Drone, the Etek 3 never chopped a single ball. Maybe that's just lucky, or maybe that's cause the Etek was capped at 15.4 bps while the Drone has no built in cap. I chop (not barrel breaks, bolt chop) when I go full auto (eyes on) to empty my last 100 paintballs of the day in the chrono station. Even with my friend's rotor. I don't know what the problem is, I have plenty of air when I shoot it. I think my dwell is set to about 9 ms.
I'm really up in the air right now, and I want to get this all sorted out before I go off to college and start playing.
TL;DR, debating whether or not to sell what I have now and look for a new gun+loader combo, a pretty open mind but it needs to be same mid-range level for college tournament play.
Edited by PieCars, 22 June 2013 - 11:11 AM.