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|01-03-2013, 10:39 PM||#41 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern California
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
-semi got very boring
-pump feels more accurate to me
-taking people out with 1 ball
-exposes your weaknesses
|01-04-2013, 12:36 AM||#42 (permalink)|
Euro-feed RT lover
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Nashville, TN
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!
|01-04-2013, 01:15 AM||#43 (permalink)|
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.
|01-04-2013, 01:41 AM||#44 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: victorville ,Cali
I play pump at pump only events. Mach with the kiddies and use my Axe for anything else.
WTF,why would i trade for that?
Ebay, camocow200 (1160+) + 100% positive feedback
MCB 290 pos feedback
"Mar" bro: welcome to the forum, super nice marker - hopeful for your sale.
"stargazer" It's ma'am actually, not bro.
|01-07-2013, 03:25 PM||#45 (permalink)|
It's all good
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.
|01-07-2013, 03:30 PM||#46 (permalink)|
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.
|01-07-2013, 04:53 PM||#47 (permalink)|
Tons of people spend lots of money on their markers, and paintball in general, but those markers happen to pump to load paint.
|01-07-2013, 04:54 PM||#48 (permalink)|
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
|01-07-2013, 05:30 PM||#49 (permalink)|
I play pump- when solo to work on skills
I play semi- when playing with the team to dominate
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