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Forum: New To The Sport 03-25-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By Wraith
Note that with how small paint is these days,...

Note that with how small paint is these days, Mike now offers freak-compatible counterbored stock barrels for very, very reasonable prices. :drool:
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-18-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,431
Posted By Wraith
We could, you know, expect 'pros' to be able and...

We could, you know, expect 'pros' to be able and willing to notice and admit when they're hit...


I know, unacceptable. :P
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-15-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,431
Posted By Wraith
Yeah, it looked a lot like the reffing still...

Yeah, it looked a lot like the reffing still needs to adjust. I noticed one of the refs got stitched pretty good because they were using him to find opponent positions.
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-15-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,431
Posted By Wraith
I'm still really not a fan of speedball, but that...

I'm still really not a fan of speedball, but that was definitely a much more manageable game.
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-08-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,163
Posted By Wraith
Frankly I don't bother with them because all of...

Frankly I don't bother with them because all of them I've played with or against have been *******s and I have better things to do with my free time than play with *******s. :p

Tourney ball is...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-08-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,163
Posted By Wraith
Eh, screw 'em if they get weirded out by you...

Eh, screw 'em if they get weirded out by you playing paintball. Although I'd challenge your assertion that paintball requires any sort of real athletic ability. God knows I'm fat and slow, but I do...
Forum: The Dead Zone 03-01-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By Wraith
I usually bring my spare SC marker to the field...

I usually bring my spare SC marker to the field with me for just that eventuality. I play with my Phantom, the guys I play with all bring Phantoms, so when others start asking about SC play I can...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-28-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By Wraith
Adjust your thinking for inflation. I'm amazed...

Adjust your thinking for inflation. I'm amazed the Phantom is still as inexpensive as it is, given that according to the BLS inflation calculator, that $224 is the equivalent of $159 in 1999 dollars.
Forum: Dealers Forum 02-27-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,354
Posted By Wraith
Any update? We're getting closer to the season. :)

Any update? We're getting closer to the season. :)
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-27-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By Wraith
It can't come down too much more, that setup is...

It can't come down too much more, that setup is like ~$230 new in any of CCI's stock colors assuming Mike has bored barrels in whatever color you want on hand at the moment.
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-20-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Wraith
Might be worth shooting WTF an email. I know...

Might be worth shooting WTF an email. I know they've done hibiscus tactical gear before (my Radius gauntlet is from them in red hibiscus in fact).
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-19-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,153
Posted By Wraith
The only markers I ever bought new are my pair of...

The only markers I ever bought new are my pair of PGPs, now that I think about it....
Forum: Scenarios and Big Games 02-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,816
Posted By Wraith
I'd be glad for idea what kind of paint you'll be...

I'd be glad for idea what kind of paint you'll be running this year. I had a pretty unfortunate experience with it sweating badly last year, and my Splatties don't like that at all. :)
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-16-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,515
Posted By Wraith
Yeah, this was the question I was kicking around,...

Yeah, this was the question I was kicking around, because my Phantom (lever-action 14" barrel rifle stocked with a spring feed on top) is visually as good a match for real steel as any milsim shell...
Forum: CCI 02-15-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Wraith
I have, for about two games as a joke. Took it...

I have, for about two games as a joke. Took it right back off because it ruined the whole point of the Phantom, which is that it is a nice light well-pointing pump.

Besides, at ~20 shots a game,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-15-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,515
Posted By Wraith
I'm kind of curious what the actual gameplay...

I'm kind of curious what the actual gameplay difference for them would be between me bringing a AR-15 shaped Tippy with a mag adapter or my lever-action full stocked Phantom with a spring feed on...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-14-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,200
Posted By Wraith
Where are you sourcing that from, the link just...

Where are you sourcing that from, the link just posted still has the limits in it?

Nevermind, found it :



This is honestly just laughably bad PR. Especially the bit where they go on about...
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,431
Posted By Wraith
I think I'd need a flowchart to illustrate all...

I think I'd need a flowchart to illustrate all the levels on which I disagree with this statement. :ROTFL:
Forum: The Dead Zone 02-13-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,200
Posted By Wraith
That's class right there. Good on him.

That's class right there. Good on him.
Forum: CCI 02-07-2015, 12:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By Wraith
I'm strictly stock class, but not strictly...

I'm strictly stock class, but not strictly Phantom.

Sometimes I bust out the Splatmasters. :D
Forum: CCI 01-25-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,840
Posted By Wraith
Micro-phantom setups are a blast, the only...

Micro-phantom setups are a blast, the only difference between dropout and VSC config is that the VSC is a couple ounces heavier, but puts the weight more forward instead of over your wrist. ...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-25-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,026
Posted By Wraith
I think this is where we disagree, because I...

I think this is where we disagree, because I don't see paintball as a sport. It's a game, and a hobby, but lacking a generally accepted governing body and set of universal rules. Not to mention...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-25-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,573
Posted By Wraith
So who's that leave left in PSP 'Pro'?

So who's that leave left in PSP 'Pro'?
Forum: CCI 01-20-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Wraith
Yeah, sadly it's down to where I tend to want to...

Yeah, sadly it's down to where I tend to want to split a half-case with my semi playing friends, so I can cherry pick ~200 good paintballs and let them hammer away with the rest.
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-18-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Wraith
A soda bottle*. *Air compressor not included

A soda bottle*.

*Air compressor not included
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-18-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,431
Posted By Wraith
Because that would require playing tourney...

Because that would require playing tourney format, against and with tourney players, which is precisely the opposite of what most of the people bitching about them want to do. :)
Forum: CCI 01-18-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Wraith
Oily and dimpled will blow your accuracy...

Oily and dimpled will blow your accuracy completely. Got a couple bags like that at the Spring Pump Event last year, and it played hell with my Phantom until I dried off a bunch and picked through...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,431
Posted By Wraith
Play mech with gravity feed. Skill isn't in the...

Play mech with gravity feed. Skill isn't in the marker, it's in the player. A good player is still going to make good moves and good snapshots with a ~12BPS 'Cocker/Mag/Enmey on a level that puts...
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-10-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By Wraith
I see you've got a bunch of single spools there. ...

I see you've got a bunch of single spools there. I find those really suck if you're more than three feet tall, so I like to pyramid stack them, two on the bottom and one on top in the middle. Makes...
Forum: Scenarios and Big Games 01-09-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By Wraith
Nope, not my scene. Hope y'all have a blast,...

Nope, not my scene. Hope y'all have a blast, though!
Forum: The Dead Zone 01-07-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,114
Posted By Wraith
Honestly? Go watch some of the video of, say,...

Honestly? Go watch some of the video of, say, Living Legends. Here's an example : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTxSqcr9xss#t=746

This is what a field full of high ROF markers throwing down...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,114
Posted By Wraith
I agree, but there's one thing we must not...

I agree, but there's one thing we must not compromise on for safety reasons. When a ref makes a call, everyone on the field needs to heed it, because they are very likely acting to stop an unsafe...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-26-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,114
Posted By Wraith
I think the next question we have to ask is why...

I think the next question we have to ask is why these things are the way they are.

Also, any competent scenario team/field owner should have been throwing those *******s off the field without a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-25-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,114
Posted By Wraith
I think the most memorable one I ever played was...

I think the most memorable one I ever played was at Action Jack's in Newton, Iowa, back in 2001. Gruber Productions ran a 'Civil War 2020' game in the fall on their ~10-15 acres of woods and city...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-24-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,198
Posted By Wraith
Once in 15 years. Speedball field in 2002, guy...

Once in 15 years. Speedball field in 2002, guy was playing with a mag with gimmicked tourney locks, cranked up his velocity to well over the 285 cap at the start of the game. Guy he hit at 30' or...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-24-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,349
Posted By Wraith
I can't speak for everywhere, but all the fields...

I can't speak for everywhere, but all the fields left around here are playing elimination only on fields about the size of a standard PSP field.
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-23-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,114
Posted By Wraith
Yeah, it's a serious change over the years. ...

Yeah, it's a serious change over the years. Scenarios back in the day (god I hate being able to say that) were much more like a LARP that we'd like to admit. Detailed premises, objectives, props,...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-23-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,374
Posted By Wraith
I'd love to see proactive reffing like this, but...

I'd love to see proactive reffing like this, but our refs are the local field speedball team... so they tend to ref rec games like they would want their games reffed.

In other news, I haven't...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-23-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,349
Posted By Wraith
Biggest thing I've found that makes a positive...

Biggest thing I've found that makes a positive difference in paintball is adding game targets that aren't eliminations. Get people back out playing centerflag, for example, so that there's a focus...
Forum: The Dead Zone 12-23-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,114
Posted By Wraith
This is a hard one to quantify. On one hand,...

This is a hard one to quantify. On one hand, yes, scenario play is by definition competitive because it is two or more sides competing to achieve the scenario's goals.

On the other hand, no, it...
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