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|09-08-2017, 08:05 PM||#61 (permalink)|
Posting more than playing
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
I just can't seem to ever justify owning more than one marker. Many folks here are gun whites but that's just not me. Had 3 markers, just sold my Sniper I built after I bought back my favorite Phantom. They're just so versatile and simple, it's just about all I will ever need.
|09-08-2017, 08:17 PM||#62 (permalink)|
Stock Class Jackass
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Near Houston TX
|09-08-2017, 08:59 PM||#63 (permalink)|
To address the original question: YES....I prefer a phantom to nearly every other marker.
Part of this is probably my bias since a phantom was my first pump that I got really comfortable and confident playing with. Prior to owning a phantom, I had messed with pgp's, trracers and the like, but none really made me feel like I could hang with the semi-crew and be a competitive force. Once I got hold of my first phantom, a VSC set up with a t-stock, I was instantly in love and it rapidly transformed my game. I had been a lover of semi play, with electros being my main steeze...but something drastically changed the first time I got an elimination while using a phantom against a reasonably skilled player....it was earth shattering to think I could play for a fraction of the cost (in terms of paint) and that I could get better FASTER by forcing myself to be out-gunned on the regular, meaning it would come down to actual playing skills, and not accuracy (or success) by volume of fire. Oh and, the light/highly maneuverable set up that is the phantom was a welcome vacation from my bulky mech & electronic markers.....
The other thing for me is the sheer stupid simplicity and reliability of these markers. Though I own two, I have never needed to swap out due to an unfixable issue. I have, of course, had to make small field-side repairs; but they have been so rare that I can't even recall when the last one was, and they are generally obvious things like o-rings....5 minute fixes or less. Basically, no guess work on "what else is broken" was a major bonus to me, particularly after magically frying the board on one of my electros in the midst of a heated round of play.
99% of the time the second phantom is a loaner for whoever failed to bring a pump or wants to give it a try. Every single person I've ever handed a phantom to thinks it is either:
b) "a neat paintball sniper rifle that shoots lasers into faces"
c) "friggin' badass"
so, yes, I might be an attention whore, but the phantom is a real looker and intrigues most folks...even the guys with the high-end guns like to mess with it and ask lots of questions. It definitely starts conversations and possibly could bring paintball world peace by bridging the gap between those paint-wasting field hookers and the folks who pump.
10/7/17 update: I re-re-reaffirmed my love for my phantoms today. Ran mostly stock-class, did a few open class games too. Got above 10 eliminations for the day (which is rare for me these days) but only seems to happen with a phantom in hand.
Rockin' a Phantom...CCI for the win.
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Last edited by Phantom1313; 10-07-2017 at 10:23 PM.
|10-07-2017, 09:27 PM||#66 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2016
update: I finally got my ID Ripper cocker...played 1 game...needed to turn it to a pump. immediately enjoyed the gameS more as I put a Sanchez stick feed.
Still, I miss my phantom(currently with Mike as the Reg-ASA being serviced). FancyFingers has doomed me to love stock class as that was my first ever experience in pump play.
|10-07-2017, 11:55 PM||#67 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
i can recall over years main reason for some not going autococker route was do to fine tuning of guns in early years. but as years went one people did not mind tuning the gun since like balance of gun with hopper.
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|10-08-2017, 03:53 PM||#68 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2015
|10-12-2017, 03:34 PM||#69 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Pburgh (formerly a New Englander)
Hit em twice or more until they feel guilty and call themselves out. Even if they don't, just plink and plink, move closer and closer and have them pissin their pants or panicking and yelling about you and meanwhile dodge, move carefully but aggressively, imagine the correct timing to move, imagine their locations, and signal to your teammates behind you "hey, keep this guy down while I go surrender him"
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