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Old February 22nd, 2009, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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tippmann a5

Just got an A5. Played a couple times with it and i think im ready for the next level. I am going to get the new e-grip w/ selector switch I have no upgrades what so ever and i was wondering what upgrades to get, specifically internals and cyclone feed. any suggestions?
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 01:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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dont' put money into it. dont' put money into it, dont' put money into it.

The enxt level will be to buy a better marker, not upgrade your tippman. Start looking into some mid-level markers like a PMR, MINI, etc etc.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 06:16 AM   #3 (permalink)
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To add an Egrip and fully upgrade your Cyclone you are looking at around $260 and when that money is all spent you still have an A5. My advice to anyone looking to upgrade their A5 is that anytime you are about to buy an upgrade put that money in a jar and in no time at all you can start looking for something better. On its own the A5 is a decent marker but it isn't perfect and there are a ton of upgrades out there for it so you can try and make it better but at the end of the day a blowback is still a blowback with all its faults and that can't be changed.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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100% agree with the above, id say buy a $30 J&J barrel and stop there, you will be happy with the j&J so you can keep playing and then throw all that extra money you would be spending into a can for a new marker
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 09:46 PM   #5 (permalink)
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even if i am strictly woodsball? I mean PMI's and MINI's are both ussually considered speedball guns and thats not what i want.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 01:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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get a smart parts vibe then. it' s the same deal but it's built to run on co2 tanks. basically, anythign is better than a tippman
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it doesnt matter what the marker looks like it will preform the same, speedball originated in the woods, see that dm6 in my sig? it is mostly a woodsball marker
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Old February 24th, 2009, 09:33 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm a woodsball player myself and the only reason people think Tippmanns are the best choice for woodsball is because of the marketing. There is nothing inherently great about Tippmanns they are no more durable than any other marker and with the cheap quality of the materials going into them now they are in fact less durable than most other markers especially when compared to higher end speedball markers. One of the best things you can do as a player is to stop thinking that everything is either for woodsball or speedball and use the best of both. The gear I run with is a combination of both I use "speedball pants" a camo jacket a mech marker and a speedball style harness. Paintball is paintball and crippling your performance to fit into a marketing image of what "woodsball" should be is the worst thing you could do use the best equipment for your style of play and you will have more fun and be a better all around player for it.
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