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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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winter play questions...

My buddies and I want to play through most of the winter, temp. allowing. Does anyone have any tips or known marker problems. I have a 98C.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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If you use CO2, and don't plan on buying compressed air, you can put a sock around your CO2 tank. Put those hand warmers in the sock, and rubber band the hell out of it. That will help keep the CO2 warm so that your velocity and pressure is a little more stable.

If you have Compressed Air don't worry about it.

Make sure to wear your wool socks and what not. Also try not to gut yourself and have your assistant behead you (your username)
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Make sure to wear your wool socks and what not. Also try not to gut yourself and have your assistant behead you (your username)
I take it you know a bit about bushido.

Do the pballs ever freeze? I don't want anyones mask getting cracked.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Also, how expensive is it to switch to compressed air? Do I need xtra parts for my 98C?
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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keep your paintball warm, like leave it in the car, with the heat on
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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no they dont' freeze. but they do hurt liek hell cuz the shells get pretty hard. I was hurting pretty bad with a hoodie and a tshirt on when it was 32 degrees outside. it felt liek i was getting bunkered every tiem i got hit.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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I'll be wearing full camo with clothes underneath.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Do I need extra parts for my 98c to use compressed air. Sorry for the repost, but I edited it in after you replied.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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nope, regulator will help
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
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is compressed air the same as nitrogen? and how much is a regulator and tank?
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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nitrogen, compressed air, N2 are all the same, a regulator can cost up to 110 for a nice one
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
 
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Dang! that smarts. I might stick with co2 for awhile. Not to get too far off topic, but are the JT proteus II masks good?
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #13 (permalink)
 
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I just realized that wearing my camo in winter is just stupid...
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
 
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Are those the ones with the built in walkie talkie
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
 
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I don't think so, but they have the coned in ear covers. I think they are like $60.
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Old November 9th, 2005, 09:55 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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Here is a link to a pic

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Old November 10th, 2005, 06:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
 
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One thing you can do for camo in the winter:

Home Depot sells Painter's Jumpsuits. They are white and come like 4 or so in a box, not the expensive. If its nice and snowy outside, just splip one of those on over all your other clothes. It's white, it will help, and it takes the paint, not your clothes.

And yes, I do know a bit about Bushido, the Clan wars of the 1530s and the Kensai.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 09:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
 
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yea that's a good idea. Those are baggy enough to wear thicker clothes under too.
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I think any mask being good is a bit subjective since not every mask will fit everyone the same way. I used this one rental pair (still don't have my own stuff yet) and it pressed way too close to my head and my glasses dug into me. My friend tried the same one and loved it.

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Old November 10th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #20 (permalink)
 
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if you are playing outlaw ball, limit shots per game to 100 or so and you wont freeze up
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Old November 10th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
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Another thing you can do is keep your extra paintballs in a cooler instead of in your car or just leaving them sitting on the ground. If a cooler keeps things cold when it is hot outside it will do an okay job of keeping things warm when it is cold outside. Putting a few of those handwarmers inside the cooler might not be a bad idea either.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
 
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That's a good idea about the cooler and hand warmers. I have a couple of those things you put in the microwave and put around your neck. Everywhere we play has a microwave nearby. They stay warm for about an hour.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 02:14 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
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Is there anymore risk of a lens cracking in the winter?
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oh and balla, nitrogen is 100% nitrogen, compressed air is 78% nitrogen
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Old November 16th, 2005, 04:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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If you are going to use CO2 I would recommend having an anti-siphon tube installed in your tank. It helped my 98c a great deal and is absolutely necessary for guns like the cockers. Youll notice a big difference even in warm weather. Then, you can shoot as fast as you want and wont have many if any problems. Also, I use those hand warmers and wrap them around my tank and then put my tank cover on, just remember to put them on the bottom (heat rises yada yada yada) Good luck, stay warm.
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