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    Now I've only been paintballing twice, but the two times I went it was bar none one of the best sports I've ever played. I'm now looking into buying my first gun (I rented the two times I went) but don't know where to start (I'm leaning towards a Tippmann A-5). Is anyone else into paintball and, if so, do you have any recommendations for good beginner markers? Also, feel free to discuss anything paintball related here if you happen to be a fan of it like myself.

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    Cowboy is your guy on this Atrium. He plays, referees, and has all the equipment know-how. I'm sure he'll be able to advise you.

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    I was a field referee for about a year and played competition style paintball pretty much the whole time.

    I would reccomend Tippmann because those things are tanks, I've seen more dirt, sticks, and rocks pushed through those things and they keep shooting. The A-5 is a good gun, but with the paddles and stuff like that, you get alot of problems...and it also depends on what style of paintball you plan to play or if you plan to get very serious with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trey View Post
    Cowboy is your guy on this Atrium. He plays, referees, and has all the equipment know-how. I'm sure he'll be able to advise you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyFromHell420 View Post
    I was a field referee for about a year and played competition style paintball pretty much the whole time.

    I would reccomend Tippmann because those things are tanks, I've seen more dirt, sticks, and rocks pushed through those things and they keep shooting. The A-5 is a good gun, but with the paddles and stuff like that, you get alot of problems...and it also depends on what style of paintball you plan to play or if you plan to get very serious with it.
    I played a 98 custom and it seemed a decent gun too. Plus, I here the two are pretty similar (though I prefer the look of the A-5). I tend to prefer woodsball/scenario to speedball based on my limited playing time and I probably will just play for fun.

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    98 custom is a really good one, most of the field guns were based off the 98c frame. what I've seen in my time of watching people progress through the sport, and from personal experience is you start of interested in woods ball but it always leads into comp style.

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    Yea it seems to be conveyed as a gun that beginners and experienced players alike can use, very reliable.

    I find speedball to be kind of intimidating, especially when i went up against people with better guns (what with the limited cover and close quarters combat that it offers). plus i find woodsball/scenario courses usually more interesting than a bunch of blow up things or spools or whatever

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    yeah you get used to it man, balls stop hurting you start getting more aggressive and want to be faster, want a faster gun..etc. at least that is how it was for me.
    I think it's only fitting that since this is a paintball thread, I post a picture of me in competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CowboyFromHell420 View Post
    yeah you get used to it man, balls stop hurting you start getting more aggressive and want to be faster, want a faster gun..etc. at least that is how it was for me.
    I think it's only fitting that since this is a paintball thread, I post a picture of me in competition.
    Most of the time it doesn't really hurt. I usually tend to be pretty risky when I play too (unless I'm tired, then I play more conservatively).

    I just found woodsball to be more interesting, though I guess I haven't played paintball on a professional level.

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    I never played professionally, though the field I practiced at was the home to a professional team (X-Factor) and there is nothing like honing your skills by jumping in with the big boys, I got lit up more often than not, but I did get alot of valuable tips and learn lessons from those guys.

    I love woodsball too, it's how I started out, and being a hunter/stalker I was easily acclimated to it. I got really into it because it was a nice break from the super aggressive speedball style. This is my woodsball set up I customized (my first serious gun) it's a 98c with flatline barrel, polished internals, cyclone feed (with soft paddles), super reaction trigger, removed the trigger guard for easier firing, rocket cock 2, ricochet R5 hopper, and remote line to compressed 45/40 tank, and I did the paint job myself.



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    that's an awesome gun right there ^

    Played on some indoor fields the other day (weather) and it's not nearly as fun as outdoors paintball. Looking forward to Spring and the outdoors again

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    the only reason i got my first job was to support my heroin-like paintball addiction. man, i was INTO it. all of my friends started in the woods, then moved over to this place about 35 minutes away from us called Paintball Invasion. i barely play anymore but i would LOVE to. over the few years paintball was my lover, i owned a Tippmann 98 Custom , a Worr Games Trilogy Autococker (...no e-grip though ), and my newest baby, a Proto Matrix Rail.
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    I went paintballing about one or two months ago and it was a shitload of fun. It was my first time shooting and I had terrible aim but I was rolling around, diving. It was awesome. I did shoot someone in the face though...
    Stop being so damn introspective...

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    I'm glad to see some paintballers on here! I used to play as much as humanly possible and hope to get back into it!

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    I used to play all the time, but its soooo fcuking expensive so i couldn't afford it anymore in college and ended up selling my gun and all my equipment for $1000 when i needed to buy a new laptop my junior year of college.
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    This is something I've never done, but always wanted to...

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