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mitchner

Member Since 27 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 06 2013 06:47 PM
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In Topic: How Reliable are Used Markers?

01 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

If you do your homework, you'll be fine.  Decide on a gun or two you're interested in, and watch the youtube videos explaining how it comes apart, which o-rings cause problems, etc.  I bought a used DM9.  Several bad o-rings and the macroline looked like a dog chewed it--Leaking in several places.  I sorted out those issues out quickly because I had done my homework.  As others said, seeing a shooting video is a good idea.  Also, I used EBay because I was comfortable with their dispute resolution policy (although I've never used it).   

 

Good luck.


In Topic: I have a few, rather ridiculous questions

20 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

Another option is a set of workout DVD's. Insanity is excellent (and really, really hard). Rushfit is also supposed to be really good, and a little cheaper. If you do 60 days of Insanity, running around a PB field will be a walk in the park. Watch the infomercials for Insanity (They are on constantly) and you'll get an idea what it is.

In Topic: I have a few, rather ridiculous questions

20 March 2013 - 07:45 PM

No need to wear your gear. Your goal in working out is either to build strength or build cardio. If you want build strength, lift some actual weight: a pod pack and your gun don't count (although I have an automag with a stainless steel barrel that might count). For building cardio, just run harder, or run uphill, or mix in some fast jumping jacks or burpees to crank up your heart rate. Those will do a better job, and won't be so uncomfortable as going for a jog in PB pants and a pod pack.

In Topic: Ganglion cyst?

24 February 2013 - 10:54 PM

If your doctor says it is caused by repetitive actions, I would believe him. Is there anything else besides paintball that might cause it? I'm not a doctor (and probably no one else is either), but if paintball is the most repetitive thing you do with your fingers, that is most likely the cause. I would back off the heavy shooting for a while. Might be a good time to shoot pump, mechanical, or just turn on full auto (if allowed) so you're not making it worse. Walking the trigger is repeating the same action hundreds or thousands of times in a day.