Hi, i'm pretty new to this forum and i got into paintball about a year ago and i already own some paintball gear. The current gear i have is pretty oriented for woodsball/recball:
I have an A5 (yeah i'm not that original) and i was told it was a pretty good marker and its true but i had to upgrade it a bit to get satisfied and i think i spent too much on it getting stuck into that milsim thing...anyways.
I also have a pretty decent mask, Vforce Profiler with ninja black thermal lens wich i don't plan to replace since its perfect to me.
I have the TechT iFit precision boring kit that i could use eventually for another marker if needed (only probably need to get another adapter for different marker).
I don't have a huge tank 48/3000 because i thought a was never going to need a bigger tank and that i could easily fill it at full capacity with my scuba tank (3000psi) when playing at summer house.
So after some paintball experiences, watching alot of paintball videos (milsim/recball/woodsball/speedball...) and regretting a bit after spending too much money on my marker, i realised that it would be nice to have some more versatile gear so i can also play speedball but playing speedball with an A5... i wouldn't like to even think about it. So i went on the famous internet to look for some gear, reviews, budget baller ideas, speedball, name them all! I haven't quite found any anwser, well actually i found so many of them i was confused.
What i wanted to know is how do yo get into speedball? Yes of course i need more gear its pretty obvious but i see many markers on the market and i don't know where to go. I don't want to spend to much but i don't want crap too. Here's what i though about for starting gear:
Ninja carbon fiber tank 68/4500 with adjustable reg sells about 160$ (i heard they were great tanks)
Now for the marker at first i was looking at the Azodin Blitz but i wasn't quite convinced. It was around 170$ wich isn't bad but i wasn't sure if it would be that good so i though about saving a bit more to get the GOG eXTCy with the balckhearth wich is sold for around 200$ in special. Saw some video footages about it and it seemed great. What do you think?
Lets talk about the loader. Yeah i know the Dye Rotor and the Empire Prophecy are pretty good but i think they are pretty expensives. Therefore i thought about getting the Valken V-Max wich looks a bit like the Rotor but can be bought around 70$.
At the moment its all i have figured out and i wanted to get any advice, comment, good or bad (yeah i know i made mistakes but i guess i'll learn it the hard way) to help me getting the right stuff. I would prefer to keep the gear i already own for when i would be in a more milsim/woodsball/tippman challenge mood and have more versatile gear to get into speedball and more if possible.
I set my budget at 500$ but i can rise it if im missing something or you convince me its worth it. All the prices you see are from ANSgear.com since my local paintball suppliers have higher prices for the same stuff. It would be really appreciated if you can give me any tip about the sport itself since i never played speedball.
Thank you for your time
Snoopwolf from Canada