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Old September 20th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tippmann 98 custom pro

I have just a few questions here. But you need some back ground info first.
I will be playing all woodsball. That the reason I got the 98c pro, is because it is tuff little gun. I have already got a very nice 13 inch barrel, remote kit, vest w/pods, and stock.
I am a all around player, but if I had to choose I would be a middle field player. I shoot slower, but on target.

With all the info in mind,

1. What else do I need?

2. Any mods I can make?

3. Any advice what so ever?

Thanks!
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Old September 20th, 2008, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you need a co2 tank. I suggest a 20 oz tank as it's bigger and holds more shots.

mods? Tippmans have an infinate amout of thing you can buy for them. most do nothing but look good thouhg.

advice? don't spend money on upgrading it. it's a waste of money and you'll never sell them back for half of what you bought them for
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Old September 20th, 2008, 02:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Forgot to say I have 2 co2 tanks, plus chest armor, mask, paintballs, and pads. lol

Yeah thats what I have heard about them. I really nice shooting gun though.
The stock is amazing for pop-up shooting.
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Old September 21st, 2008, 07:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My advice is to not put another penny into it just play with it until you eventually want something new and when you go shopping for a new marker stay away from the Tippmanns.
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Old September 23rd, 2008, 10:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I got my custom pro platinum and JJ 14" ceramic last night. Played woodsball today. It is beautiful! and JJ is better than the stock 11" barrel. what I found is that the stock barrel inner diameter is a little bigger than the JJ. my paint ball runs free in the stock one, but the JJ.
Got a few headshot with the JJ today :-D
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Old September 24th, 2008, 10:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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HAHA you people make me laugh. Tippmann is one of the most durable guns I have ever seen. Sure it doesnt throw out $100 of paint in a 1/1000000 of a second, but it is a really good gun.

Thanks for the advice.
If you dont like Tippmanns stay out of the *Tippmann* part of the forum. Or at least hold your tongue about it.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 06:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You know what makes me laugh? People that assume that everyone that criticizes something just doesn't know what they are talking about. I shoot a PPS Blazer and I've owned Automags both are high end mechanicals and neither of them shoots paint anywhere near as fast as an Ego (which I have also owned). I've owned both a Tippmann 98 and a Tippmann A5 and both gave me far more problems than either the Blazer or the Automag. The A5 was heavier, harder to clean, harder to disassemble, more inconsistent, louder really it falls short in every criteria you can use to judge a marker. As for the legendary Tippmann durability they are made of stamped metal with a plastic power tube even the cyclone on the A5 is made of plastic. The Automag is made of milled aluminum from a solid piece of metal and all internal components other than o rings are made of metal so which do you think is more solid and reliable? I don't hate Tippmanns I just love high quality and while Tippmanns are decent enough markers they aren't half as good as their fan club lets on. Eventually people learn this and move on it is rare to find a player with even more than two years experience stick with their A5 or 98.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 02:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Haha, a hobby is also about device/equipment. if you stick with A5 or 98 for more than 2 years, then you will be thinking about getting something new or to be different than your buddies. Then for sure you will buy something other than A5 or 98.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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i liek muh tippy
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Old September 25th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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i liek muh tippy
i lihk yur tiping.....

tippys used to be more durable than they are today, the sears on the more recent ones i have heard go bad quite quickly. lets not forget that tippmann earned the reputation of being durable, sure they are not the best design but it could be worse *cough* ion *cough* are there better markers for the money? today i think so, not saying the 98 is a bad choice its just not the great value that it used to be. but i think what keeps the 98 around is it is a familiar marker, id bet 99% if not more of the people on this form have shot one at some point, for a lot of us it was the first thing we used while playing paintball.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Haha, a hobby is also about device/equipment. if you stick with A5 or 98 for more than 2 years, then you will be thinking about getting something new or to be different than your buddies. Then for sure you will buy something other than A5 or 98.

Just my 2 cents.
But if Tippmanns are so great why not buy another Tippmann or just keep the Tippmann? It can't just be that people want to be different when you have a lot of experience and find the gear you like you stick with it and get rid of the gear that doesn't work you don't see a lot of people spending money on a new marker just for giggles. I spent a lot of time and wasted a lot of cash getting a setup that works for me and I honestly can't imagine a more functional setup so I'm not likely to change it up especially for the sake of being different. Don't get me wrong I think Tippmanns are nice starting markers you could do a bit better but you could also do a whole lot worse I just don't think they are a fraction as great as their devoted fans let on.
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Old September 25th, 2008, 06:33 PM   #12 (permalink)
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But if Tippmanns are so great why not buy another Tippmann or just keep the Tippmann? It can't just be that people want to be different
agreed, typically people get what works best for their situation, or whoever has the best advertisements.......whoever lies more *cough* smart parts *cough* at any rate iv never heard a new player say "im going to get a brass eagle instead of a tippmann....everyone has a 98c" no, rather they want the 98 because when they had a rental marker thats what it was and so thats what they know how to use, they know its simple and will keep working and mostly, its familiar, its what they have experience with so they are comfortable with it. let me ask you something, if a new marker came out tomorrow that had the same price tag as your dream marker and it even looked close to the one that you have done tons of reasearch on and found a bunch of reviews for, would you buy it when you know nothing about it? no, theres no way, and a lot of these new players dont take the time to reasearch the whole market because they already have their hearts set on the 98c, or a5....at any rate, if they were using it at the field and it broke, then i think they would take the time to do some reasearch because the 98c would not be so appealing to them anymore.
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Old September 26th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I dunno but I have a friend who owns a pro-carbine, OMG that little gun shoots like a monster, It totally owns with a 16 inch barrel. As for tippys in general, I own a totally pimped out A-5 that is a beast. I mainly play woodsball and tippmanns are the best for woodsball. I am saving up for a nice speedball marker aka ego, ion, or whatever so I can play speedball too. I mainly use tippmann to play scenario though...
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Old September 27th, 2008, 08:31 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The old carbines were the last decent product Tippmann put out and what earned Tippmann the reputation for reliability and quality many of them are still around and a lot of fields still use them as rentals. As for being the best for woodsball that is debatable Tippmanns are alright but the fact that they have to be "pimped" out at all annoys me to no end. I like stuff that works properly out of the box and anything that needs more than a new ASA isn't worth my time.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 07:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't necissarily agree with Crawdaddy but I know where he's coming from. Some people can tend to overate somethings. Every one has their personal opinion and preference. Tippmanns just aren't for everybody. I have an X7 and I love it and wouldn't get anything else right now. But thats just because of what I use it for and thats hardcore woodsball or desert play. Crawdaddy has some good points and so does everyone else which is good because sharing different opinions and preferences could help a person find out what they like in a marker. Thats just me though.
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Old September 29th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hey I never said that you HAVE to upgrade Tippmanns. All Tippmanns, cept the A-5, work right out of the box. The A-5 has a really short barrel. Tippmanns are still known for their durability even though they dropped in quality. Ive played paintball for years and not a single Tippmann gun has broken. Now spyders on the other hand, One broke just yesterday...
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Old September 29th, 2008, 09:50 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I think you hit the nail on the head when you said, "what works best"
And that is different for all people. I play against 2 ego's and a ion on saturday. I owned the field! Because I had a set-up that worked best for me. I didnt chop balls, nothing broke. I had a ball hit the end of my barrel and throw paint all back into the gun. That Tippmann didnt let me down. And I doubt it ever will.

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Old November 15th, 2008, 01:14 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yes, no matter what your marker is, there are still other key things to keep in mind (what type of markers are you playing against, what do you feel comfortable with, what price range do you have to spend) Are you a group of guys who head out to the woods behind your backyard to shoot for recreation, or are you playing against a bunch of others who have guns that are way above your price range with upgrades and take the sport as seriously as taking a breath... For myself, I don't play paintball with the big guys with the big upgrades and such. We all get together in the woods in the surrounding towns as friends and players and just have fun with it. The game is fair, and everyone has fun. Don't hit me harshly for this, but I believe your tactics,prior experience and bunkers/barriers/etc have an important part in how your performance as a whole goes. We don't play at paintball parks. We play out back....We have jobs but we don't go out and shoot cases of paint in a couple hours. We still have fun and enjoy the sport as much as everyone else. I don't think a marker specifically should be shot down...there are so many different things to consider.
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Old November 15th, 2008, 07:12 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Oh that's all true but when you ask for paintball opinions on a paintball forum you are going to get replies from people that have a little more interest in the game than your typical birthday rental group. In the grand scheme of things Tippys are beginner markers and most experienced players move beyond them that doesn't make them bad that's just the way it is.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:15 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Want some positive advise don't look here, go to Alpha Black Forum • Index page we are more positive there
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Old November 18th, 2008, 04:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah if people don't share your opinion leave.
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Old November 19th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #22 (permalink)
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our if you don't like a brand of marker don't try to make everyone else not like them, seems about right
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Old November 19th, 2008, 09:27 AM   #23 (permalink)
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They are low end blowbacks decent first markers but nothing special nobody said anything about them that wasn't true. I've owned a lot of markers Tippmanns included and nothing about Tippmanns has impressed me enough that I'd encourage anybody to run out and buy one and I sure as hell would never encourage somebody to spend money upgrading them.
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