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In Topic: Tippmann A5

07 March 2016 - 07:40 PM

Hello old thread. :)


Hey, the thing is, we could very soon see a time when Tippmann abandons the current mechanical style completely in favor of mechanical spools.  And I think overall this would be a good change.  The A5 is heavy, and a bit awkward.  Not to mention no fun to take apart.

In Topic: What is a good electronic hopper?

10 February 2016 - 01:19 PM

If you're buying new, it would seem like the Vmax Plus would be the most economical choice with the added bonus of slighter higher capacity than most loaders.  If you're buying used, it shouldn't be too hard to pick up a rotor or older pinokio in the same price range.  People seem to (justifiably) like Spires more, but the catch is that the value of a Spire is not that great when you factor in the cost - even for used Spires.

In Topic: What Paint are YOU using in 2016?

28 January 2016 - 09:54 AM

I used Graffiti for years as our field paint. It was the best combo of durability for rentals and breakability for getting shot while still being reasonable to the field and the customers.

Thankfully, Valken Graffiti is one of the few paints that can reliably be purchased online from Amazon.  Still, that's at $60 a box for white fill and $70 per box for yellow/orange.  Right now Empire Premium with orange fill can be had for $50, and I find it to be a comparable brand.


If I could easily buy Draxxus I would, but I think that ship has basically sailed.  Heck, if I could even get GI mainbrand paint around here I would do that.  I've just been shocked at how thin the market has gotten in the past few years, especially with Dye entering and then leaving so quickly in the US.

In Topic: Not Dead =)

22 January 2016 - 08:12 AM

What's that? It says, "Virgil Brigman back on the air."

In Topic: Hoppers

11 January 2016 - 12:48 PM

I have a spire and love it. But in all honestly you cant go wrong with the spire, rotor, z2, or the tfx they all preform great. I haven't used a rotor, tfx, or the speed but IMHO the spire was better than the z2 in ease of maintence and I personally enjoy the spires board just becuase i like to tinker and customize my gear. The vmax and the vmax 2 is to inconcistent to be on the level of the rest, and the speed looks to be a nice loader but again no experience with it, and the rotor is just the rotor we all know how they preform but i will say this i've seen more rotors than any spire or z2 jam up.

The third generation V-max Plus adds a new wrinkle into the mix now that they're on the market.  You get high speed feeding, now with an eye sensor instead of the wheel that didn't always trip, plus the ease of maintenance, for a price of $60.  I've never had a problem with [the V-max style loader] feeding up to what goes for high end around here, so most average and/or casual players should expect it to feed fine up to their most fragile paint.  Capacity is greater than everything on the board save the Spire.  I really can't understand the argument to choose anything else at this point - it's just wasting money now that they've fixed the feed issue on the V-Max.