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Old 11-21-2010, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody.

I am new to this forum but experienced in the sport. I use a 98 custom with a red dot sight and the new proto hopper, the JT elite headshield, remote coil, 20 oz. co2 with a spare 14 oz., bt 6+1 harness and camoulage clothing. I have gone to paintball for school and loved it. I got my dad into it and he uses the a5. We went to splat tag in Wisconsin a few times and had a lot of fun. I f you have any advice or tips, let me know. Thanks.
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First off, welcome!!

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the bt 6+1 where the 6 pods are sideways? i got that one too! i never understand how other people can find the vertical ones easier to reach. the elite's foam isn't very comfortable though. do try a few others out at a pro shop!
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the vertical pods are easier to reach because you can use either hand to grab the pod from either side.

The biggest problem I see with the horizontal pods is that they stick out a lot on the sides & make it difficult for the harness to fit your body. a bad fit causes extra shifting around while running & makes it difficult to move quick.

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learn to shoot with either hand
communicate with your team about what's going on in the game & how to fix bad situations
find the perfect level of aggressiveness - too much & you'll get shot moving or get snapped out, too little & you will give up the field & the angles
don't bug out - when you get a lot of pressure put on you, some players just run or try to keep moving. only make a move to a better bunker & only make it when you can do so without being shot.
when attempting an ambush, make sure you wait for a good shot but don't let it get away either. On big fields with thick undergrowth, hit & run attacks can be very effective.

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