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Old April 15th, 2005, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Electronic Markers and Rain

Iv'e been in the market for a intermediate level gun for a while now and Iv'e found that their are many electronic markers out there. Ion, 05 Bko, e-blade cockers, and others are all ones Ive considered but there is one problem before I spend all my hard earned money on the latest marker. I live in Western Washington where it rains almost all year round. While playing a scenerio game I would hate nothing more than to go home early because of a little rain that my marker couldn't take. So, my question is how much are electronic markers affected by rain? This will greatly help my decision so any one who has experienced this please let me know.
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Old April 15th, 2005, 02:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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most of the time, as long as it isn't pouring outside, then if you have some good grips like some dye stickies, then you should be fine.
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Old April 15th, 2005, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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It was drizzling last Saturday when I played with my Spyder Imagine, I haven't got my Dye stickys yet so I took of my crappy stock grips (with the big hole over one of the led's!) and put a plastic baggy around the grip frame. Than I put my grips back on and trimmed off the excess plastic. It made a nice little moisture barrier.
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Old April 15th, 2005, 04:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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most of the time you dont realy have to worry unless it is REALLY BAD outside. I know how bad it can get here and I'd say as long as you dont put your gun in a HUGE puddle and you get good grips you will be fine.
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u should be fine. these pics are from the nation.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 07:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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I actually took my Imagine out in some fairly heavy rain today (there was a tornado warning in a county nearby to where i was playing, but remarkably no lightning or anything) with the stock grips and no problem.

I guess maybe I got lucky; you might want to do the whole plastic bag grip thing or get some better grips. I personally want new grips anyway because the stock ones gave me a blister on my thumb. What dumbass came up with the idea to make a hard plastic grip with tons of bumps...*sigh*
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Old April 25th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you guys think the ion grips'll do good in drizzle?

EDIT: never mind, the pics werent loaded before. i would never do that with my gun
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Old April 26th, 2005, 06:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
 
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I use a mag some of the time so i dont have to worry about that.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 02:44 PM   #9 (permalink)
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First gun that came to my mind as a solution was a mag, pm alpha for info on them.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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mag or most any tippmann will stand up to rain...

as for my impulse, if any more than a light drizzle is coming down, i put it away, i just cant chance rain getting into my 'noid...
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Old April 26th, 2005, 05:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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you can get a used gz timmy for less than 400 and i was talking to a guy who had one and supermaned in to a puddle, didnt hurt it at all.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 06:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Your electric marker will be fine in the rain, if it's raining hard enough to give your marker a short circuit then it's raining too hard for paintball period.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #13 (permalink)
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About two weeks ago i played speedball in the sleet...In P.A. where i live. It didnt affect my worrbladed cocker at all?
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Old April 27th, 2005, 12:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Rain does affect your electronic devices....but it all depends on how much it got wet.
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Old April 27th, 2005, 12:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Just tape up the porting on the barrel, and cover open electronics.
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