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Old December 18th, 2012, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up I want to play paintball again!

I've been thinking about getting back into paintball again. Even though I wasn't huge into it years ago, I did enjoy myself and have found a few local areas to play. I've been looking at a few new markers to begin somewhere with and don't want to sink gobs of money into it yet, therefore im looking at a new 2012 spyder fenix. Not trying to start another "which marker should I buy" thread, but more of a "should i buy this marker" thread.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Any pros or cons would be appreciated! Or suggestions for another marker.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, it's a very solid marker to start with.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Would it be worth it to spend another $100 for an invert mini?
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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
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most people around here will say no. for that price you might as well get a Rail
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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I say mini> rail. Me and spool valve marker have never gotten along very well.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
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And I would go Rail > Mini, because I love spools.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'd say for the price Quest>Rail>Mini
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Old December 18th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Honestly, for the price, there aren't TOOOO many markers that can compete with a Quest.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i would say quest>rail>mini. more like i hate mini's still prefer my poppits
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Old December 18th, 2012, 11:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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for a new player

rail > mini, i would not suggest a quest

if you are not all that familiar with maintenance i would stick to the electra or even better the azodin blitz as it is the exact same design but with a cocker threaded barrel (will come in handy down the road)

if you want to use CO2 though your options are limited to the blitz and electra, everything else mentioned in this thread will require HPA.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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well in ans gear you can buy a smart parts ion 2.0 for the same price as a fenix but like stated above needs hpa, which is WELL worth the investment but before you make a decision you need to find out where you can or where fills hpa, you'll be surprised, but you said you had a local field so im guessing they fill it.
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Smart Parts Ion 2.0 Paintball Gun - Black

looks like its on sale for this month, after goes back to normal price...
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Old December 20th, 2012, 12:32 AM   #14 (permalink)
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well in ans gear you can buy a smart parts ion 2.0 for the same price as a fenix
and the fenix is still a better marker

not to mention besides the money they want for an ion you also have to trade all of your dignity
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yeah that's true, what do you mean by loose all your dignity? lol
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Old December 20th, 2012, 03:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Smart Parts/GoG is evil. Enough said. The Ion is not a terrible marker for the price, but there are much better markers in that price frame. There is nothing wrong with a player starting out with a Quest. I think it may actually be easier to work on than an Electra or Fenix...
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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Smart Parts/GoG is evil. Enough said. The Ion is not a terrible marker for the price, but there are much better markers in that price frame. There is nothing wrong with a player starting out with a Quest. I think it may actually be easier to work on than an Electra or Fenix...
not really. the noid makes it automatically more to work on. the lpr, bolt stick, dwell, already more than a spyder. yes they're simple, but that's if you already understand how a marker works
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Old December 20th, 2012, 02:03 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i agree, blowback leaks there are very few places it can be coming from and most mean it is your valve, balanced spool valve leaks there are tons of places that it can be coming from or caused from
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Old December 20th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The ion is a plastic pos. i do not have a problem with smart parts at all i have owned multiple guns from them. But the ion is one gun i can never recommend even though i had one. The gun shot good when it first came out compared to its competition because their was not any competition. But now since their is alot of guns in that price range and the ion over all hasnt changed that much the ion is not a good gun for the price range.
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