I'm a woodsballer and very friendly with electronics and as a matter of fact when I play I'm one of only a couple of guys that even use a mech marker. The 98C isn't even the best mech marker around it is one of the most common but certainly not the best. For a much better mech take a look at an Automag they shoot nearly as smooth as an electro and are even more idiot proof than a 98C while being even more reliable. Since I may as well post a rating I'll give it a 5.5/10 just because it is very no frills and that's what I like in a marker.seeing that many people rate you off a speedball/airball marker basis ill give you a 6/10, 98s will be the must reliable woodsball gun ever. Period. IF your not friendly with eltrontics which most woodsballers are not, mechanicaly is the way to go.
wow i didnt know you had to have a degree from MIT in order to push a "on" button in the woods...guess this means i shouldnt play in the woods anymore since all 3 of my markers are electronic (ironically the only electronic problem iv ever had has been on a speedball course)IF your not friendly with eltrontics which most woodsballers are not