mcarterbrown.com  

New To The Sport Just started playing? Been playing for a while, but you have a question you should have asked years ago? Drop a line, we answer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2009, 01:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
Nerd=Geek
 
CrazyBoy78's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mississauga, ON

CCM Fan
Brass N Wood Fan
Palmers Fan
Quote:
Originally Posted by rathbaster View Post
Be prepared to loose and loose often for a while.
Playing with a pump is generally hard and a stock class gun harder.
Learning to play stock class effectively is difficult.
+1. Unless you're naturally gifted, you'll get your *** whupped a lot early on. Especially if you're going strict stock class (12ies and 10 rounds). Learn from all your mistakes.

Also, enjoy the savings you'll now be reaping when you show up and all you need is 2-300 rounds for an entire day of play! Hell, I've managed to use less than 200 once or twice.

As far as 12ies go, I'd suggest just putting the used ones back in the loops. They tend to rattle around when loose in a pouch and field owners hate having to pick them up off the field. They also hate running over them with the lawn mower.
__________________
Later........

Andry : )

Proud member of The Peacekeepers, UMSG JTF7, Rogue Cell #12 and CCABB

My Feedback Soft and Hard gear F/S! Got cigar tubes?
CrazyBoy78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 05:34 PM   #12 (permalink)
starts off small at first
 
splattttttt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bean Town, U.S.A.

Nothing to do with gear, or tactics here... Just a general comment.
Even the best professional pump team won't stand a chance against the best professional semi team in a game.

So if you're planning to go head to head with semi totin players, like a 1 vs 1 in a best case scenario, it's going to be next to impossible.

On the other hand... Playing pump against semies when your team is made up of mostly semies, then it get's real fun.
__________________
"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others which have been tried." Winston Churchill

THE-SHOOTIST Anyone chubbin' like me for this?
mailmanmike Since Monday! That's more than 4 hours though, so according to those cialis ads I should see my doctor.
tlane77 I think for a non-chemical chubby it's 6 hours before its time to see a doctor. So you should be good for another couple hours.
splattttttt I wasn't goin to google "chubbin" because I assumed it had to do with fat. The lard type, not the fun stuff. But what ever feelings Jeff's experiencing, then they must be of the fun like stuff...
tlane77 He's got a woody for your woods.
splattttttt land
splattttttt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 10:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
All in
 
RaSs_FR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Old continent.

Brass N Wood Fan
Quote:
Originally Posted by splattttttt View Post
Nothing to do with gear, or tactics here... Just a general comment.
Even the best professional pump team won't stand a chance against the best professional semi team in a game.
I'm gonna have to disagree cause i've seen some good pump teams completely annihilate some electro teams, many times...
Actually if you're good at pump playing then you should be better playing a semi. At the opposite, the guys who only knows about electros and only learned to play this way finally get a lack of skills in the way they move.

I hope everyone is understanding me because I just couldn't find the right words.

Therefore yes, in a case of a one for one, the more you can throw balls, the better.
__________________
RaSs_FR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 10:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
Active Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Spokane WA

I've been playing SC almost 4 maybe 5 years. Anyways, the important thing isn't just learning to accept losing, snap shooting, switch shooting, practicing running, general practice, tactics, team work, determination, and guts. Although I guess it falls under tactics, something I only tend to see pump players do(and even then it seems rare), but you need to realize that you will not always be able to par the other group head on. Don't be afraid to drop back and take the long way around to take a pot shot from behind or the side. The best situations for when you start out are to try and stick around more seasoned SCers, and if your comfortable enough move out from under their wings with another semi or two, and then try it alone. Playing SC is an odd thing, because you have to be aggressive enough to get in close enough to take the shot, but be thoughtful enough to realize when you can't actually do something. If all else fails just get out there and play a bunch. One thing that I did after I got comfortable was to ask my buddies to play me one on one typically this resulted in pump v semi, but I think that these were the most painful but educational rounds. I'd also suggest watching videos online of pump matches. Anyways, good luck and welcome to the family of the hardcore ballers.
hawaiidreamsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 04:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
ScatterBrained
 
hellbatman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SoCal

Quote:
Originally Posted by hawaiidreamsea View Post
...Although I guess it falls under tactics, something I only tend to see pump players do(and even then it seems rare), but you need to realize that you will not always be able to par the other group head on. Don't be afraid to drop back and take the long way around to take a pot shot from behind or the side...
That is a good point! My Dad always called this "The Keystone Cops Maneuver". Always got a good laugh out of the spectators...regardless their gun choice...
__________________
Charlie Fox Crew Paintballer
Customer of Flo's Flowers and Paintball
Pico Rivera, California
MCB Feedback
hellbatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #16 (permalink)
Hmm..
 
Nigel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto

Might as well post in here.. I played my first real pump game last sat. It was open class though, RF Sniper II,50 round hopper and a steely air tank (ick want a 13/3k). I ended up in a lot of 1 vs 1 situations which made it difficult. The very first game of the day it was just 4 of us and we went out and did a free for all. I got into a firefight with a friend who I've played with for years and we always have pretty instense matches when we do 1vs1. He really took advantage of the fact I couldn't hit him when he ran between cover, I knew he was doing that so I kind of stood back and patiently took aim when he was running, but I was just missing him. Eventually I got him out in a snap battle, I was pretty happy about that.

The 1 vs 1 situations were difficult and I think it restricted me from using the light weight set up to play aggresive and move a lot. I have a ton of practice ahead of me, but I'm looking forward to improving my skills with a pump.

Oh and when I switched to my mini halfway through the day it was way too easy. Like, a complete world of difference between the two. I didn't enjoy those games as much since I found it was just too easy to get the eliminations I would have had to work hard for with the pump.
Nigel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 11:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
Nerd=Geek
 
CrazyBoy78's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Mississauga, ON

CCM Fan
Brass N Wood Fan
Palmers Fan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nigel View Post
The 1 vs 1 situations were difficult and I think it restricted me from using the light weight set up to play aggressive and move a lot. I have a ton of practice ahead of me, but I'm looking forward to improving my skills with a pump.
Trick is, you have to be aggressive. You HAVE to take advantage of having lighter gear. One tactic I like using when playing small games is to run right off the break and take as much of the field as I can. That way at least I can hopefully contain the other non-pumper. It's a different mindset when playing with pump. Can't chase people with paint, you've gotta just get into better position.

Practice makes perfect.
__________________
Later........

Andry : )

Proud member of The Peacekeepers, UMSG JTF7, Rogue Cell #12 and CCABB

My Feedback Soft and Hard gear F/S! Got cigar tubes?
CrazyBoy78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 12:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
Hmm..
 
Nigel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Toronto

Oh for sure. I'm really aggressive as a player naturally, so I've done those type of moves since I started playing. We also play respawn most of the time at our field, so if I get shot out, I run back to the respawn and try and make my way up to the front again. I'm not sure if my pump set up is all that lighter than my electro set up, ccm'd sniper with BE 50 round and steely tank vs mini with eggy and the same steely. I was planning on running 9oz but we switched to HPA only this year.

I think part of the reason I've been playing a bit more defensive with a pump is I'm trying to improve my one ball accuracy. Before I could throw 3 shots and didn't have to worry if I was right on the mark or not.

Damn.. this is making me want to play. I now have small inserts for my freak so I think I'm going to set up some targets and run snap shooting drills tonight.

Also I want to tell my story of my first awesome one ball elimination with a pump. I was in the town shooting it out with my friend who uses an A-5 on 3 round burst. We were in opposite buildings and he was keeping my head down for most of it, but I could get the occasional shot off through one of the windows. I was standing up off to the side of the window, I knew he was standing square in front of his window (1X1 squares), I popped out and quickly fired my shot. I instantly knew that this shot was going right where I want it, it just felt so natural, I hesitated before popping back inside and watched that yellow ball head straight towards him and saw it hit him in the hand right as it started arcing down
Nigel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 03:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
Post Whore
 
oggfueler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: maui,hi
Send a message via Yahoo to oggfueler

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyBoy78 View Post
Trick is, you have to be aggressive. You HAVE to take advantage of having lighter gear. One tactic I like using when playing small games is to run right off the break and take as much of the field as I can. That way at least I can hopefully contain the other non-pumper. It's a different mindset when playing with pump. Can't chase people with paint, you've gotta just get into better position.

Practice makes perfect.
+1

Practice dead spotting (Learn to use your bunkers) and snapping in and out... I love 1-on-1's... heck I love 1-on-3's!!!
oggfueler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2009, 08:47 PM   #20 (permalink)
starts off small at first
 
splattttttt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bean Town, U.S.A.

Quote:
Originally Posted by oggfueler View Post
+1

Practice dead spotting (Learn to use your bunkers) and snapping in and out... I love 1-on-1's... heck I love 1-on-3's!!!
Pretty much what I had you figured out as... Kamikaze.
__________________
"Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others which have been tried." Winston Churchill

THE-SHOOTIST Anyone chubbin' like me for this?
mailmanmike Since Monday! That's more than 4 hours though, so according to those cialis ads I should see my doctor.
tlane77 I think for a non-chemical chubby it's 6 hours before its time to see a doctor. So you should be good for another couple hours.
splattttttt I wasn't goin to google "chubbin" because I assumed it had to do with fat. The lard type, not the fun stuff. But what ever feelings Jeff's experiencing, then they must be of the fun like stuff...
tlane77 He's got a woody for your woods.
splattttttt land
splattttttt is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » Paintball » New To The Sport

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC