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|08-24-2013, 03:48 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Let's talk about timmies. Help a noob.
My friend is pressuring me to get a "real" gun, something like a cyborg rx or 2010 ego or whatever. Something that could be used in a tourney. So in order to piss him off I want to get a timmy. Always loved the timmies, think they look awesome.
Obviously there are different generations. And I'm looking for a cheap one, like under 200. I also want one that ramps.
I guess my questions are:
1) Which timmies are there in that price range?
2) I heard some generations had certain problems. Which generations should I stay away from?
3) When I'm buying a timmy, what questions should I ask the owner? What parts could mess up that would be expensive to replace?
|08-24-2013, 04:07 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Personally..... only Timmy's to avoid for a new are classics because they are clunky big and gen 4's which are ripper 3s, infamous, and empire 2's. They have a bit of an odd valve design which either works good or is terrible. Plus there is a part prone to breakage in the valve if not well looked after.
Gen 2 and gen 3 you can't go wrong. Still my favorite all time guns.
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|08-24-2013, 04:27 PM||#4 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Nov 2010
Had a lasoya 2k2, easy to mantain, consitant, smooth.
Make sure your ram bumper is good ( small rubber piece in the back of the ram that cushions the ram when it comes back ).
Ask about the frame to body screws, make sure the body is not stripped.
I'd look for a 2k2.
Gen 2 pricing: around 130-200.
Gen 3 pricing: around 170-250.
|08-24-2013, 04:47 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Doesn't care (/◕ヮ◕)/
Hate the old timmies, too many hoses and the clamshell gripframe annoyed me to no end.
If you want a timmy that badly, do yourself a favor and just scratch the extra cash for a gen6.
It's my opinion so blah...
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|08-24-2013, 04:52 PM||#6 (permalink)|
OP is an idiot.
I've been telling him to buy an 06 or 07 Cyborg, NOT an RX or Ego 10. I played a game with his PMR this weekend and realized that he really needs to buy a better gun.
If OP thinks buying an Intimidator will somehow piss me off, he is surely mistaken an really needs to take a step back and reevaluate his entire life.
Also, just so everyone knows OP's real name is Toby so he's automatically suspect. Don't believe a word of what he says.
wts bko for cheap
|08-24-2013, 04:56 PM||#7 (permalink)|
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|08-24-2013, 06:39 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Houston, TX
The 2k5s and the alias are pretty solid as long as you don't tune them too tight. It's when you go looking for max efficiency, minimum dwell, and minimum lpr pressure that they can be real finicky. A used alias is pretty cheap lately. IOG still has lot of good info on those.
some things are stickier than others
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|08-25-2013, 12:16 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Gainesville, FL
I would say a Gen 3 Timmy is on par with a Borg. A Gen 3 timmy can keep up with pretty much anything.
|08-25-2013, 11:22 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2009
If any kind of ramping is ok, frenzy 124.7 onwards has 15 BPS ramping (this code is available in gen2 and gen3 boards).
2) Gen4's have a balanced valve that takes some getting used to, it's quite a bit more temperamental than the non-balanced valves in all other generations. If you're up to the challenge and don't mind it being over budget ($250-$300), a gen4 is still a great marker, considerably smoother than gen1-3 markers and if properly tuned, still smoother than gen5/6 (though a little more weight helps too).
3) This part I don't feel has been addressed as in depth as it could have, I would personally ask (I'd inspect rather than asking, if they're not keen on opening the clamshell frame for you that could be a red flag):
'Noid's are usually $25-$45 used (gen2 and gen3-6 respectively) and $70+ new
Boards are usually $25-$85 used (gen2 frenzy-gen2 Tadao, gen3 boards should be $45-$65)
Membranes are usually $15-$20 (gen2-gen3)
Last edited by timekeeper; 08-25-2013 at 11:42 AM.
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