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Old 12-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So "Old School" is a perspective thing.

What was Old School when you started playing, and what is it now? What was the "State of the art guy" using when you started

For me I started in 1999 with my F4 out here in the middle of nowhere and Old School paintball guns were your basic pumps, Brass Eagles and Kingman mostly because the only shop in the area carried them the average guy was using a Spyder or a Tippman semi and the state of the are guys (we had 3) I remember quite clearly were an Automag RT classic, RT Pro and a Minimag.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old School when I started was watching Total Greif pwn people with their Phantoms. Angels and shoebox Shockers were the high end guns.

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Old 12-04-2009, 12:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I started in December of 2002 with a cheap-o BE Blade 02. My bro (who started the same time as me) upgraded to Spyder clones, which was what most of the local recballers were using at the time. A few of us had 98s as well, but my bro and I couldn't afford those at the time. The local tourney players were using either autocockers or Bushmasters/BKOs back then, with an occasional Intimidator or Angel thrown in the mix.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My first time out was roughly around ~2000. The rentals were pro carbines or pro lites and I remember seeing an autococker and thought to myself how it would suck having that thing(backblock) keeping blowing back into your face. I just rented for a long time since my parents wouldn't let me buy my own so when I actually got into the game and started learning what different markers were I saw a matrix and an intimidator at the field one day and those 2 talked trash about each others markers. I remember when everybody was obsessed when Angels and how every kid like me thought they were the best.
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I started in '92 so old school to me was like SMG's and early non factory fancy pumps, and 68 specials..

My first gun was a WGP Ranger pump, and followed up several years later by a Icon Z1
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I may have started back in 2004/5, can't really remember. When I think of the old school days for myself it was those days of finding a area of woods with a group of 6 or 7 kids my age just out to shoot each other. The guns were typically the spyders, STBBs (my own VL triad ) and maybe a tipp98 or two. Those days were really some of the most fun I've had in paintball, just discovering the sport was such a rush for me. I remember the best of the best was anything Angel, all I knew was they were up past $1000 and really fast. Later on I picked up a A-5 which was top of the line as far as the local crowd went. Ahh those were fun times, innocent kids with guns (cranked as far up as possible of course) shooting each other in the woods.
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I started in 87 with a nelspot 007. old school was a rental splatmaster. Phantoms owned the field there was no defense against all that firepower.
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I started in 1987. I was using a bolt action Nelspot 007 and quickly upgraded to a PVC homemade pump. I think I was using the "old school" stuff at the time.

As to the "state of the art guys"... they were using Sheridans. When 1989/90/91 rolled around, I was the "state of the art" guy with my brand new Automag (CF00230)! I still have and use that wonderful marker. It is stock original with all of its level 5 parts intact.

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I started out looking for cattle markers. The big feed store in Austin said there was a pistol and a rifle, but I would have to call a store in El Paso to get one. I called there and was disappointed to find out they were $150-$200. I had to wait until there was a field with rentals in Dallas. I think the first time was the kick-off for my brother in-law's bachelor party.

A couple years later I bought a Piranha LB. I didn't know at the time it was a good marker, but it had a pump handle and a "CA" adapter. There wasn't a lot of choice that I could find. That was 89 iirc.

Three or four of us used to play on my father's farm. It took me a long time to figure out what "outlaw" paintball was, since there was no "law" to be out of.
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