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Old 01-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #41 (permalink)
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i sold my electro last year, just a pump player now. my reasons for preferring pump are below.

-use less paint which saves money and makes you a more efficient player
-pump is more rec-ball friendly, no interest in tourneys
-lighter total setup, less fatigue
-all mechanical, no batteries, wires, or solenoids to go bad
-my pumps are quieter than most electros/mech semis
-use my head more (math, science, psychology) to get more kills
-pumps are customizable than modern electros
-less drama
-semi got very boring
-pump feels more accurate to me
-taking people out with 1 ball
-exposes your weaknesses
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:36 AM   #42 (permalink)
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I started out with mech semi's in the mid 90's, and I haven't honestly felt like trying much else. I don't play tourney's, just local recball (woodsball, hyperball, speedball mix), though I do want to get into scenario ball. If someone gave me a phantom, or a mini or something I'd have no problem with it and would gladly give it a whirl, but neither pumps or electros have really appealed much to me. I play limited paint usually, so I often play like a pump player except I can lay down some fire if I need too. Theres alot of versatility in a quality mech gun.

I can live with batteries in my hopper, but not in my gun!
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:15 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I get lazy playing with anything bigger than a fifty-ish round hopper. So pump or semi, it's all ten rounders, all the time. Gotta stay sharp.

Last year, I borrowed a teammate's Etek for a couple of games, and man, point and shoot, done deal. Never had an easier time seeing someone, lining up the shot, and hitting them within a second or two. I think of those games the same way I think about that weekend on vicodin after I had my wisdom teeth out: WAY too enjoyable to risk trying again.

I guess that's more of a reason why I DON'T play electro, but close enough.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:41 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I play pump at pump only events. Mach with the kiddies and use my Axe for anything else.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:25 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Why is saving money always the first thing listed as a reason for playing pump?

I play pump because first and foremost, it's my favorite style of play. I love the challenge and especially love how light my setup is. Granted, I will put on my Winchester hopper if I'm playing against a bunch of walk-ons or if I am limited in paint, but saving money will never, ever be a reason.

Heck, I've seen times where I've unloaded as much paint as some electro players because the players were that much aggressive, especially during a pump tourney.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:30 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Why is saving money always the first thing listed as a reason for playing pump?

I play pump because first and foremost, it's my favorite style of play. I love the challenge and especially love how light my setup is. Granted, I will put on my Winchester hopper if I'm playing against a bunch of walk-ons or if I am limited in paint, but saving money will never, ever be a reason.

Heck, I've seen times where I've unloaded as much paint as some electro players because the players were that much aggressive, especially during a pump tourney.
Because most times it is. I don't think anyone says hey I gotta save money, I'm playing pump.

You switch to change up the style of play most likely. It's after that you're like damn I have played 10 games today and only gone through half a bag.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #47 (permalink)
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Because most times it is. I don't think anyone says hey I gotta save money, I'm playing pump.

You switch to change up the style of play most likely. It's after that you're like damn I have played 10 games today and only gone through half a bag.
Money is a big reason, but I made this thread partly to prove its not the only or even main reason.

Tons of people spend lots of money on their markers, and paintball in general, but those markers happen to pump to load paint.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:54 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I play pump because I like the challenge, the equipment is easy to diagnose/fix myself, I like a lighter setup, the markers tend to retain value better than electros, and I feel that pump setups have more room for individuality than semi players while still being effective.

Just my 2 cents
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #49 (permalink)
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I play pump- when solo to work on skills

I play semi- when playing with the team to dominate
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I play semi because I suck at paintball.

I play pump when I want an excuse for sucking at paintball.
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