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Paintball... is it the best? Can it be improved? Any tips for beginners, (such as myself,) or long passed down tips for the expert? Anything about paintball should be typed here.

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nikd1 (author)2009-03-22

what would be the best gun for beginners (i heard of tippmann 98 and smart parts ion) need advice

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PKTraceur (author)nikd12009-03-22

I would go with the 98 custom. You cant really beat it's price. -PKT

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Firebert010 (author)2008-08-25

Paintball is a phase that 90% of all preteens such as yourself go through. It is designed to be a huge money drain and have little to no benefits aside from shooting your buddies.

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Kiteman (author)Firebert0102008-08-25

Pre-teens aren't allowed to do it at most commercial paint-ball sites in the UK. You generally have to be 12 or 13 for insurance purposes.

(Once a year, I take thirty or so pupils out into the woods, and shoot them.)

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bumpus (author)Kiteman2008-08-25

Added to the comment slideshow*

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PKTraceur (author)bumpus2009-02-01
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AnarchistAsian (author)Kiteman2008-12-17

oh man, now we're all jealous that we don't have teachers like that over here...

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barrax (author)AnarchistAsian2009-01-30

actually kiteman may not have given the pupils guns aswell...

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JamesRPatrick (author)Kiteman2008-08-30

I was 7 when I first went to a commercial site. I got shot twice (Bunkered) in the meat between thumb and index, and once in the funny bone. I cried...

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I go to PEV's @ AG USA!. I have a pass that makes it 15 bucks for all day, a CO2 fill discount card, and I buy white box paint in bulk(Lasted three years without deforming!). I recommend renting for a day($30ish) and then deciding if you like it enough to invest in a marker, NOT A GUN! If you do, don't skimp on a sprawlmart marker. Get a used Tippmann for cheap, and it will last forever. I have a 98C with response, and a Spyder Emarker.

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meh, stop acting like you know everything about people like us... yeah, sure, money drain, but it's fun, sooooo...

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Aside from the percent (and probably the motive for it's design)...you can't deny that it's true. The only real benefit for the average player is the fun of shooting your friends.

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but it's so funnnnn... besides, it is an actual sport...

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Nobody ever said you shouldn't do it.

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Not really...he just said that there's no point to it besides having fun.

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okoshima (author)2009-03-22

Ok I will not sit and compare it to airsoft. I will merely say I know a fair few paintballers who have converted over to airsoft... However in general any running around shooting at people while getting shot at is all fun and games. Just remember your camo, drink plenty, dont cheat, listen to your marshalls and have fun.

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PKTraceur (author)okoshima2009-03-22

Thanks for not pissin' on the rest of us. :) Also, I try to play paintball as much as possible, (as the closest arena is 1 hour away :( ) but airsoft is another one I play. Airsoft and paintball, both are fun! I suppose I like airsoft better though. Less costly. -PKT

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daywalker42 (author)2009-03-11

ok, just wanted to throw my two cents in here. I'm in college, I play paintball when I can, and it isn't just something my buddies and I do to shoot at each other, it is something we do as a contest, mankind is inherently competitive, my step-father also plays when I'm in town, and immature is one thing I wouldn't call him. On the down side, he almost always wins.......he has special-ops training and I don't yet......so yeah >.> If you want to, try it out on the cheap with a rental, if you fall in love like I did, don't cheap out. get a Tippman or a higher end Spyder, everyone makes fun of them, but I've had my TLR for a couple of years now, and through proper maintenance, it's still kickin butts. One last tip, as the Army always says, take care of your equipment and it'll take care of you. I've seen too many markers ruined through improper care and use. be smart snd be safe

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the mechanical engineer (author)2009-03-05

paintball is cool, but if you are on a budget (me) or don't like pain (my friends) then airsoft may be a better choice

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millnerman (author)2008-12-01

paintball is the best i dont kare wat anyone says we just need non lethal exploding grenades then it would be the best sport ever invented.

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once apon a time, they had those, but then they were deemed "un-safe", and they aren't available anymore... =-(

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El Chucko Norris (author)2008-12-02

airsoft!!!!! Join my group, Homemade warrior

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millnerman (author)2008-12-01

i would love it if they made more magazine fed and air through stock paintball guns and if they were cheaper.it would add alot maore realism.

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millnerman (author)2008-12-01

my whole family does paintball so its not just a phase you go through,even grown ups do it

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millnerman (author)2008-12-01

eat it firebert who names there kid that i feel sorry for u

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PKTraceur (author)2008-08-25

(at the place i go to,) for 18 bucks a person, with a minimum of 6 max. 12, for 1 hour, i like shootin the crap out of my buddies.

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