I found this at . I brought this to the Instructables community because some people don't seem to realize what paintball really is. Post you tips and questions and I will either add them to an Istructables or try to answer your questions. But if you click the link and read, you will probably won't have any questions.

Picture of Paintballing
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Xavrkid059 years ago
Quote: "(Tippmanns) are not as legendary as people say though. If you take a Dye DM5, or Smart Parts Ion, or Shocker, it will perform just about the same. The speedball markers, however, are designed to shoot at incredible rates of fire(ROF)." I finally read the spec ops thing and this is what I see. For all of you who don't know, Tippmanns are completely different than almost all markers geared toward speedball and cannot be compared. Tippmanns operate using a blowback, open bolt design. This design has been flagged as being slightly less accurate and the tendency to have more kick/ barrel rise. It's true that speedball markers are designed to be faster, but also more accurate, lighter, and have better shot-to-shot consistency. Most do not take co2, but run on HPA.
Xavrkid059 years ago
I'm disappointed to see the lack of speedball support here.(And its kinda ironic because the picture is of a speedballer.) Spec. Ops is INDEED a marketing scam. For the most part, they can provide woodsballers with some good gear. But the other 40% of their merchandise is stupid. If you really want to learn about paintball, visit . This is a paintball forum that has everything from gear reviews to general information.
and for high quality paintball products try out
ry25920 (author)  MadMechanicMike9 years ago
Ya, I bought all my gear there.
ry25920 (author)  Xavrkid059 years ago
Good point.
wingman2469 years ago
wait, people don't know what paintball is? for shame...
its true....pretty sad...
How can i find a field near me and how old do you half to be?
ry25920 (author)  I am a doofus9 years ago
Start with a cheap gun so you know that you enjoy it.
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