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|02-04-2012, 08:35 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
getting back into paintball???
So I would like to get back into paintball and on a serious budget. Would like to know what you guys and gals think. I'm looking to get a Azodin Zenith,Torque Loudmouth 440 Loader, 68/4500 tank. What I'm really on the fence about is goggles. I need a cheap pair that are good. I get hot and I fog up goggles. Would like to have some suggestions. Is a thermal lens a must or could I get something like the proto switch el? More that likely I would have mount a jt vortex 2 fan on it?
Would like to find the marker and tank used to bring down the cost.
|02-04-2012, 10:16 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
I can't think of a better deal than these. A simpler version of the e-vents, with thermal lens. Right around the $30 + shipping mark.
Invert Helix Paintball Mask Thermal Lens - Black
|02-04-2012, 10:32 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Salem, Oregon
everyone's gunna hate me for saying it (probably), but get an ion. cheap, reliable, pretty fast (for price), smooth, easily and readily avalible upgrades. my ion and a buddys ion were the only markers on the field that wernt acting up. i freaking love my ion. but thats just my $0.02
i take advantage of people's stupidity
|02-04-2012, 10:52 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.. EH
buy everything used off of this site and save a ton.
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|02-04-2012, 11:43 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Guy with the cool toys
for a mask I'd say vforce profilers if you can find a used pair. Even if the lens is beat as long as the frame is solid buy them. You can buy a new lens for $20 and off you go. I absolutely freaking love mine. I've never had a pair of goggles that fit me so perfectly given I have a smaller head and with wearing glasses I always have fogging issues but the foam on the profilers completely seals off the hot air from my nose/mouth from my glasses/mask lens so no fogging issues no matter how hard I go all day. Not to mention even with the bottoms being flexible it's not a super floppy all over the place flexible but more of a if a ball was going slow enough it would bounce but if it's a close shot it'll stay rigid kind of flexible kinda hard to explain really.
TL;DR Profilers best mask ever for the money.
|02-05-2012, 12:17 AM||#7 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: in a van, by the river
I have been a JT Spectra user for many years. Bang for buck I love em.
but everyone has their preference lol =) Try a few on at a local shop and get what suits ya best!
of all the things you get do NOT scrimp on goggs.....safety gear FIRST!
|02-05-2012, 01:15 AM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Philadelphia, PA
I have 3 proto switch masks, because I just love 'em that much. Two of 'em I got for less than $30 on Craigslist. One, my first pair, I bought new. I'd look for those, personally although it really is a "user preference" deal.
As far as markers go, many people turn their noses up at Tippmanns, but you can get 98 Customs for less than $50 used in many cases. To me, its the ultimate budget marker. About nothing to go wrong, and if you don't have an RT or E-Grip (or E-Bolt), you'll probably not burn through a whole case in a day. HPA is definitely the "way to go" provided you have a place to go to that can fill the tanks. Near me, that's not really the case, so I still keep around a few CO2 tanks for those outlaw days away from the commercial fields.
As for loaders, I got a VL Eye force for like $30, and it's plenty good.
If you stick to "my formula" you can be on your way for less than $200, and if you "upgrade" away from the 98, you can still use everything on another gun.
Just concentrate mainly on a good set of goggles, a good loader and a tank. The gun is the last thing to really worry about, and a Tippy should fill the void at least for a while, IMO.
|02-05-2012, 01:19 AM||#9 (permalink)|
Hawkeye: Finest Kind
Goggles and tanks are the only things I refuse to buy used. One protects your vision, the other can fail catastrophically. I refuse to use either item if I don't know their history. Anything else I buy in the BST here.
JT goggles are still a great deal. I have no worries about them.
|02-05-2012, 01:31 AM||#10 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Springfield, MO
If it takes a lot more than rage and muscle, you clearly are not using enough of either.
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