I honestly appreciate any advice or input, and know how ridiculous this sounds.
I understand this probably belongs in noob, but here's why I ask:
all service, upgrade, and stock extras aside; what would possess one to purchase an axe;
(f, why not)
ANY marker, over the GoG eXTCY?
(open ended, devils advocate, hypothetically)
In terms of raw performance, what can I expect from another marker? Accuracy? Less spread? Ball chop reliability?
I'm a big believer in, 'its not the gun-it's the player". For this reason alone, I'm putting most of my investment into pads and a really comfortable pair of goggles. I figure if I can be all that I can be, and physically have nothing hold me back; whats to say a high end marker is the answer when fields and tournaments cap you at 12 bps anyways?
New eXTCY - $200 sale - off of ANS so, orings and case n such (possibly $250 if i get it at one of multiple local fields, for the added year membership)
Used Axe - $330 (doubtful it comes with anything extra)
(half naked Late 90's Rachael Lee Cook for your troubles)