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Old 04-26-2011, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pump Team Startup Tips?

Some friends and I are starting a pump team. Any tips?
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take written statements and legally binding contracts that they are committed to play on your team.
Just a starting point.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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get good players that want to play pump. not pump players who want to play tournaments. easier to convert an already good player to pump, then to learn to play tournaments with pumps.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Schedule regular team practices and/or events to attend based on budgets and what you all want out of a team. Pool paint costs. Don't be afraid to play against semis if there are not enough pump teams. Have fun, and cut back a bit if people are burning out, but don't go entirely on hiatus for any long length of time.

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Take written statements and legally binding contracts that they are committed to play on your team.
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Unless you have an extremely sweet sponsorship deal I can imagine people being turned off by this. IANAL but, if they're under 18 a contract won't be legally binding, at least not without parental consent.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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get good players that want to play pump. not pump players who want to play tournaments. easier to convert an already good player to pump, then to learn to play tournaments with pumps.
We've all played pump for a long time and we are doing it for fun more than anything. We want to play tournaments, but have fun with it more than anything.



As for all shooting something similar, one guy has an AKP/vert feed sniper, another guy has a trilogy pump and I shoot an AKP.
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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good, reliable people is key. the more players you get to play with your team, the more reliable, long term players you're going to find. some players you think, theyre gonna play lots, but then theyre not around when you need em.. building your core line of steady and practiced players is the biggest challenge I find. besides that you got the challenges of team finances (making sure everyone can afford to play and practice often), plenty of gear for everyone (every player should have a good backup marker for example), and things like getting noticed and finding sponsors to help support the team (sponsorship makes the team happy!).
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step 1: slide phantom pump handle over Inver Mini barrel
step 2: play on PSP mode, but pump vigorously to throw off the refs
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A requirement is that everyone needs to have a job. We all play recball regularly so it's just more organized I guess?
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step 1: slide phantom pump handle over Inver Mini barrel
step 2: play on PSP mode, but pump vigorously to throw off the refs
if thats all it took, id be pro by now
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The secret to creating a really awesome pump team: Chocolate Chip Cookies. Lot's of them.
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