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warnabrother

Member Since 04 Jun 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 20 2014 10:40 PM
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In Topic: potential for user error?

28 September 2010 - 10:03 PM


you must play with some real drongo's then mate.. just about everyone I play with knows how to fix their own shit and don't rely on "unofficial techs" to tune or repair them.. a paintball marker is not exactly a complex piece of machinery..

I also don't believe that "and they know pretty much every player on pro teams has 0 gun knowledge" is a fair OR accurate statement at all.. Come on.. you think these guys just become pro overnight.. ofcourse not, they spend years and years playing.. fixing and tuning their own shit.. they weren't all "rich and famous" when they started playing and I am sure they could not afford to pay tech's when they were young.. don't forget, most of these guys started playing when they were kids.. not like in Oz where they have to be 18+


not so much drongo's just not technically minded... when there is several things that can cause one issue... sometimes people find it hard to troubleshoot... or even to setup a step by step to trouble shooting so they can knock off a cause 1 by 1.

i congratulate you for playing at a field where people can fix their own stuff.. but this cant be the case for every field.... especially when you see the amount of "my guns broken" or "my guns not shooting properly" both on here and over at the nation...

i dont know whether its in xsv heroes for a day or a priv vid of jack wood but i def remember him talking about nicky cuba when he first got the ego 05 he took it out and almost immediatly came back to pe booth telling them the gun wasnt working... they opened up the grip panels and cuba had managed to rip out the solenoid and eye wires...

and for the record most of the pro teams have a tech or 2 to fix their guns on top of extra guns to throw around....
stories of pros

nicky cuba one above
margott's luxe went down and he promptly gave it to the tech with the coment "its not shooting properly"
bobby aviles didnt even know how to adjust the trigger on an ego 08 i had to do it for him....
russian legions new clones the feednecks (with hopper attached) would pop off... they proceeded to blame the tech for not tightening the screws


just because they are pros doesnt mean they know the ins and outs of every paintball gun.... infact with the amount they chop and change guns sponsorships these days id hazard that they would prolly find it hard to keep up... not to mention most of them have day jobs and their weekends are dedicated to training... not doing tech courses...

also at events if the gun goes down they chuck it to the tech and pickup another one... they dont have time to sit down and fix it.... and if they arent required to fix it at an event when its most important the knowledge to fix and maintain a marker isnt as important as say training gym etc...



regardless this is going a bit far off topic...

planet eclipse creates guns with technically illiterate people in mind..... they are easy to maintain and as close to idiot proof as you could make a highend gun... the manuals are easy to read and a good quality tech is never more than a phonecall or an email away :)

i am almost positive they would have made this new solenoid systems as idiot proof as possible with the above in mind


fair enough.. but just because they have the luxury of factory tech's there for them.. doesn't mean they don't know how to fix their own stuf... but I see you point

In Topic: potential for user error?

28 September 2010 - 01:04 AM


if you are going to spend $1000+ on a marker you should know at least how to tune it. No gun is "hard" to repair. The most difficult part is diagnosing the problem once that is done repairing becomes quite simple. but still back to the original point if you are going to spend a good chunk of change on your gun you should have some common sense when tuning it.

and yes PE fine tunes their SL series, thats why everyone thinks they shoot so much better even though they are identical internally. Most people dont take the time to tune their Ego's, so an SL seems like it performs better


yeah to be honest with the lack of techinically minded people at my local field i would prefer they have guns that they can simply plug and play.....

the issues people have with borgs and dms because they have tried to tune them and have failed because they dont really understand how the gun works....

alot of people i know of have real issues diagnosing and repairing their guns... they dont understand what parts do... infact some dont even understand how to take apart their guns properly....

also if people are gonna spend a big chunk of change on a gun... they are equally happy to spend a good bunch of change to pay a tech to fix it for them everytime they break it :P rarely do i find people that buy expensive guns that have a thorough knowledge of how to diagnose and fix problems with that gun


not argue whether people should or should not understand their guns , tuning and how to fix them.... what im saying is its a fair distance from reality that everybody that spends $1000+ on a gun knows how to tune and fix it :)


you must play with some real drongo's then mate.. just about everyone I play with knows how to fix their own shit and don't rely on "unofficial techs" to tune or repair them.. a paintball marker is not exactly a complex piece of machinery..

I also don't believe that "and they know pretty much every player on pro teams has 0 gun knowledge" is a fair OR accurate statement at all.. Come on.. you think these guys just become pro overnight.. ofcourse not, they spend years and years playing.. fixing and tuning their own shit.. they weren't all "rich and famous" when they started playing and I am sure they could not afford to pay tech's when they were young.. don't forget, most of these guys started playing when they were kids.. not like in Oz where they have to be 18+

In Topic: Planet eclipse picture thread

17 July 2010 - 10:18 PM

EgoX Combat in Australia

In Topic: Rotor color For Ego 10 Combat?

15 July 2010 - 07:07 PM

well seeing that the OP has not replied I will..

I picked up my Combat EgoX yesterday as well as an olive rotor and the colours are WAY out.. the rotor olive is more a green colour and the ego olive is a much more dusty olive..

In Topic: Paintball and the X-games

14 July 2010 - 06:09 AM

golf is even more boring to watch but they televise that..
drug cheats and dirty sport - cycling has that

it'll never happen if we all keep saying it'll never happen..

maybe semi only in tourny's is a start (like we have here in Aus.. actually we're ONLY allowed semi)