I'm an enthusiastic soon to be paintball player up in northern Sweden. Unfortunately we don't have much in the way of fields here but I can make something work out. We do have one overgrown woodsball field at least. I've played paintball around 3 or 4 times at rentals.
Anyway I didn't know where to post about this and anything is allowed here right? Because I sure am a newbie! I'll post here and if someone directs me to the equipment part of the forum I'll go there.
I've got this setup to buy from a web shop here in Sweden:
3000/48 air tank
Vforce Vantage Pro
Now, is this a good starting setup? I'll play by far mostly woodsball with some bunker and whatever they've set up. I'll try to make some trips but mostly I won't play speedball or anything like that.
The Halo B is there because it stops spinning when i stop shooting, and that just sounds like an awesome feature for me. However should I pick the newer but generally priced lower Halo Too? I get them for basically the same price (like 5 dollars difference). The web shop also has a sale on the Torque selling them even cheaper than the Halo Bs, but I don't know if they're for me. I haven't found that much on Torque, but I know it never stops spinning which is annoying when you have longer games than 2 minutes. Since it's a sale i guess it's the oldest type of Torque, they don't give a lot of information about it.
The 3000/48 tank is simply because I'm broke like everyone else. I'd love a 4500/68 tank with a cover to avoid scratches, and while I could scramble the cash I'm not even sure I'm going to be interested in/play paintball this time next year. I've tried to look around Swedish resale sites and such to see about resale prices but without success. I should go with the smaller much more inexpensive tanks shouldn't I?
And then the mask. The only reason why I've picked the Vforce Vantage Pro for now is because it's recommended by Mike, and it's cheap. Cheap means more money in other things, but I've never tried it on. I don't have a local paintball store here in Umeå. I could make a 800 kilometer drive to try out masks in a store but that costs much more than a mask does. I suppose I should just go with it? It's only 380 kr (50 bucks, stuff is waaay more expensive over here, i envy your cheap air tanks) which is like half of the nicer masks like profiler.
I'm not a pro paintball player. I'm rallying my friends and contacting my local field to try making this my hobby, but I don't know. If I knew I'd play this for 10 years I'd shoot money everywhere but that isn't the case. So some support about the stuff I've chosen would be great.
I have some smaller question marks like what does on/off asa mean, or will the clamping feed neck of the Kaos fit with the large feed neck of the Halo B, but those are less important anyway. But some answers never hurt.
So anyway, wall of text. If you didn't read it, up there's my setup, what about it?
Thanks for any answers!
Edited by RonnyBb, 25 July 2010 - 01:13 PM.