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Old 04-02-2013, 03:39 AM   #181 (permalink)
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Because I like.hearing "oh It's a pump?" After wrecking face.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #182 (permalink)
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Been playing PB since the late 80's. Started playing stock class with Splatties then Phantoms. Sided with the Mags when the early Automag vs Autococker battles were born. Eventually graduated to a PPS Blazer then AKA Vikings and Excals. I never got into tourneys, had a family, traveled a lot and could not commit to a fixed schedule, however, I really enjoyed slinging tons of paint down at the local commercial field and it was fun for a while.

Then it started to slowly become less enjoyable. As I got older, the average age of the kids at the commercial field were getting younger and younger. I had a lot more experience and started feeling guilty shooting them out so easily. Not all, but most. So I began to challenge myself and went back to my Phantom and picked up a Houndstooth to keep things interesting. It didn't work for me. Most times I was the only pumper on the field and found I was spending more time hunkered down behind a tree or rock with streams of paint flying over my head and less time enjoying the game. And why play if you are not having fun?

Luckily there were a few like minded folks out there and we tried to get some pump only games together. They were fun, but few and far between, and then our local field shut down. I thought this was the end for me, but someone hooked me up with the local outlaws that I never knew existed. (thanks Grimace) A bunch of folks that played almost exclusively pump and were fairly local to me. I was reborn. Essentially been playing pump ever since.

Pump play has brought back the original fun I experienced so long ago. All of the other points folks have made about it helping you hone your skills, and being a cheaper alternative are all valid too. But for me, it is the pure joy of being able to run around in the woods with a bunch of friends, play highly competitive, yet stress-free paintball and walk away at the end of the day with a giant grin on my face.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:54 AM   #183 (permalink)
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you nailed it TheYoda. I remember when I first started playing pump only myself and 2 other people in the entire region even bothered with it and everyone else was either into milsim or tourney ball. Well the tourney scene dried up and most of the milsim guys have moved on to airsoft so the amount of people left in paintball has dwindled but what I have seen is that the number of pumpers in the group has gone WAY up. Heck last time I was at a field which was about 3 weeks ago it was mostly pumpers with a few guys running semis mixed in. Heck on one team we had 4 CCM (including my CCM'd reflex) and then on the other side were 3 more CCM's and a guy running a really unique mod SC sniper. I can count on one hand the number of semis there I did bring my enmey for a field test and shot a couple games with it and one other buddy of mine who hasn't played pump yet but does have interest was shooting a TM-15.

What I've also found over the years is that once the tourney scene died and the milsim guys left we're left with a great group of pumpers who can take the piss out of each other but at the end of the day always go home grinning and you don't get the dbags in the pump scene around here. Heck I had guys with T2's drooling over my reflex haha
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:16 PM   #184 (permalink)
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..because when I started playing in '89 that's all there was. I had more fun playing then than I ever did when I switched to semi/electro. Now I don't own a semi or electro gun. I just enjoy it more. Plus it was quite the personal feeling of achievement when I held off three electro players who were trying to flank our team. Held them off for all but the last 30 seconds with my stock class phantom. I was quite proud of that.

Mostly because playing pump keeps your pimp hand strong.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:12 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:36 PM   #186 (permalink)
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It's all been said before. But I'll repeat...because:

1. You never go down during a game to battery or hopper problems (happened to every single one of my friends at some point last weekend)
2. It's cheaper since you don't use as much paint or batteries
3. You come to a place where you get the same number of eliminations as you would with a semi or electro
4. It's more physical hence a better workout
5. You remember each elimination because you had to work harder for it
6. Pump players respect each other and spread good vibes (almost always!)
7. Maintenance is easy and every part in the entire marker is easily serviced

If you have to ask, as they say...
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:27 PM   #187 (permalink)
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New SL-68II $99
New Palmers .680 barrel $68
New Extreme Rage SportShot $7
New Ninja 35ci/3000 tank $35.
Total $209

Fact that I still be shooting this setup long after all the expensive electros have died ugly deaths. PRICELESS.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:45 PM   #189 (permalink)
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:51 PM   #190 (permalink)
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frig that's cheap. only way I've ever gotten it really cheap is special events at the local field where everyone gets member price then I say hell with it and fill up my caddy with 3/4 of a case and that'll last me a good long time.
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