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Old February 18th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dye dam marker? Want or not?

Saw this marker featured in the recommendations of my YouTube account. Checked it out and was impressed with the capabilities and overall function. I said to myself I might want one of these when I'm more involved in the sport so I looked up how much it was and my eyes glazed over in disbelief. 1300$ for the thing!?. My question to you guys is do you want one and if so how many of you would get one?. I would if I had the cash.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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do not want.

It's really cool, but first strike rounds are way too expensive to be shot at that capacity.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 02:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is not the marker for me:

Here is the list of features for the DYE DAM Paintball Gun
-Weight: 5.15 lbs
-Length: 36 inches


I believe the weight to be with a magazine attached and the length with the barrel. This would be before a hopper and tank and full paint load + additional magazines should you choose to carry them.

While this marker does bring the high end Dye firing mechanism and machine into the military simulation world - it doesn't shed the largely unnecessary weight. This marker also accomplishes the somewhat sought after aesthetic appeal of an actual firearm - but retains the weight and length associated with military simulation markers....

Paint is heavy. Air tanks are heavy. Weight directly links into fatigue - both from holding the marker at ready while firefighting, and just lugging the thing around. If I had to make a decision between carrying 2 pounds for 8 hours, or carrying 5.5 pounds for 8 hours... my decision would be fairly easy to make.

TL;DR - Same firing mechanism, less weight, reduced maneuverability... eeh. Do Not Want.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Shedding weight

In terms of weight yes it is a 5 pound marker but you can take the rails and shroud off and aside from a few minor tweaks the new version should have you can drop it down to 3 pounds or so and it looks like a speedball marker. Do let's hope dye heeds the call of us players and changes those few little details that will make it the one marker to rule them all!.
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Old February 18th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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DYE listening to the player base? that's a good joke. DYE is only out to make money, and price things unreasonably high. They've not messed with their valve system since 2008
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Old February 18th, 2013, 02:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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DYE listening to the player base? that's a good joke. DYE is only out to make money, and price things unreasonably high. They've not messed with their valve system since 2008
Agreed. They figure they're missing out on the tacti-cool players, so wanted to get a piece of that action. They see only $$$, could care less about the players.

Definitely have no interest in even TOUCHING a DAM...
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Old February 18th, 2013, 06:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I like the dam but that is one large gun. I shoot own a matrix and my matrix even weighs less than the dam
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Old February 18th, 2013, 08:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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DYE listening to the player base? that's a good joke. DYE is only out to make money, and price things unreasonably high. They've not messed with their valve system since 2008
Woah woah woah. Remember when they put that big fat oring on there to clean the eyes? THAT was some serious modification to the whole valve system!
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Old February 18th, 2013, 10:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Alright I'm a mil-simmer so I guess my opinion could serve you well.

This marker has averyhting I have ever asked on a mil-sim marker, the only problem is, of course, the price, which is the reason why I'm not even thinking on getting one.

I got the chance of handling one in my local shop and this is what I experienced:

First, I felt it ligher or as light as my TM-15, many people claim this are heavy but I really don't understand, to me they feel like feathers. Second, the ergonomics felt amazing, the marker fitted in my hands beautifully, the trigger, the stock, the selector "switch", it all felt in the right place, I inmediately loved it. I had the chance of trying it out with the Dye red dot and it was also awesome, it was durable, small, and it gave me a lot of security that it will not break with a shot. The mag also felt about right, at first I had problems putting it correctly but after a few seconds of practice it felt right.

Overall an amazing marker from my point of view, I felt like with that marker I'd rule the field during the weekend. Unfonrtunately, $22,000 MXN are to much and even if I managed to get the money I woudn't spend it on that, way to much money, my limit to spend on a marker right noe is $10,000; $12,000 if it's absolutley awesome and I'll still feel a bit of guilt for spending so much money (Hey, I'm 18, that's abig deal).
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:51 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I got a Hammer 7 for my First Strike needs...I can auto-trigger it IF I want that type of spray lol....but really, who wants to waste that type of money, even with a Sponsorship, it gets expensive.

Hammer 7 - $130



Just threw the scope on it for ****s and giggles...never used one on a marker before.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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yes. That is a first strike marker I can get behind.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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and the 12g changer... fck sxc
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Old February 19th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I love the 6pak on there.
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Old February 19th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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haha sick, i threw a six pack on my phantom for the hell of it a while back but i prefer a tank so i sold it for a bit of money and gear.
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