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Mine would have to be two refurbished auto cockers that I got from I&I sports...niether one has worked yet and I've spent countless frustrated hours on those stupid things.
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Chrome electro-Spyder clone.
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14" rifled barrel for my Carver One.  Thought that the "rifling" would improve accuracy on targets over 100 ft but it didn't.  Shots go everywhere.  Even the rental 98's were shooting straighter and further than me.
 
Also, red dot sites!  Although mine came with my package, I now find it useless when playing.
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mine doesn't technically go down as a purchase, but i did a very stupid thing and paid someone $50 once to hydro test a co2 tank. live and learn, they say.

i've since been done with co2 and only on compressed air for ages now. makes life so much easier. living in southwest florida and having dive shops all over town helps tremendously!
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I'll play.

WAY back when I started playing, there was nothing but rec ball around us. There was no place to fill tanks within an hour's drive, so most of us were using Talons, Stingrays with 12g adapters, etc.

One day, while wandering through some store (can't remember which one) I saw this little gem:



Keep in mind, we were kids and for some reason, this seemed like a good idea.
I used it twice, and went BACK to my BE Talon. I may be the only person on earth who will ever admit to owning one of these.

The upside of it was it introduced me to the concept of 'loaner' gear, and I started to collect gear to loan to people so I could get others to play with us.

I threw this thing away when I loaned it to a girl I had a crush on, it failed her miserably, she got shot several times and never talked to me again.





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Originally posted by Reb Cpl Reb Cpl wrote:

I'll play.

WAY back when I started playing, there was nothing but rec ball around us. There was no place to fill tanks within an hour's drive, so most of us were using Talons, Stingrays with 12g adapters, etc.

One day, while wandering through some store (can't remember which one) I saw this little gem:




Keep in mind, we were kids and for some reason, this seemed like a good idea.
I used it twice, and went BACK to my BE Talon. I may be the only person on earth who will ever admit to owning one of these.

I had two of these.  I picked them up when I started to get back into the sport and needed something simple to introduce my kid and his friends to paintball with.  (Up to this point, I'd always rented.)  The one's I had came with a snap-on stock with a built in holder for several 10-rd tubes so they were much cooler than this one.  In all seriousness, they worked fine for what I used them for.

The upside of it was it introduced me to the concept of 'loaner' gear, and I started to collect gear to loan to people so I could get others to play with us.

I threw this thing away when I loaned it to a girl I had a crush on, it failed her miserably, she got shot several times and never talked to me again.



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Originally posted by Mack Mack wrote:


I had two of these.  I picked them up when I
started to get back into the sport and needed something simple to
introduce my kid and his friends to paintball with.  (Up to this point, I'd always rented.)  The one's I had came with a snap-on stock with a built in holder for several 10-rd tubes so they were much cooler than this one.  In all seriousness, they worked fine for what I used them for.


It's easy to be impressed by a Vulcan when your previous method of firing a projectile involved some string with a leather pouch on the end that you used to fling rocks at the Romans with.

One of the few markers we wouldn't even give trade-in credit on at the store. We'd give you $10 for a Talon and then go throw it in the dumpster, but we couldn't even bring ourselves to give you that for a Vulcan.
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:



It's easy to be impressed by a Vulcan when your previous method of firing a projectile involved some string with a leather pouch on the end that you used to fling rocks at the Romans with.


......that's actually how one of our guys started.

Crossman Wrist Rocket, BDU pocked full of paintballs.
He actually held his own when the rest of us were using Talons and the old BE Tigershark pumps.


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This load of road apples...

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A scope, biggest waste of $20 of my entire life!!


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^^^^
Holy crap, where did you come from?!
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Bored last night finishing a math assignment, Heard an ad for the local indoor field here in Santa Rosa, and started thinking about playing again, I guess i just missed you guys, Embarrassed

Haven't played in a looonnnggg time, Cars and Life took over i guess.


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Originally posted by ekeboo ekeboo wrote:

Bored last night finishing a math assignment, Heard an ad for the local indoor field here in Santa Rosa, and started thinking about playing again, I guess i just missed you guys, Embarrassed

Haven't played in a looonnnggg time, Cars and Life took over i guess.




I know how it goes. I got back in last month for a game or two, but haven't had time this month. Hoping to get out there early November so I can beat the cold. Found a good field just 20 minutes from me, so that helps.
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I haven't even thought of playing yet, I do however have some of my gear still with me. ( the rest is at the Rent's house).
Your making me think now, what do i need to play, I probably have three air tanks to be hydro'ed.
 My eclipse cocker is sitting here on my desk, along with my 98 mech cocker.
 I have a KAPP jersey in my closet.(that i don't dare to actually play in.)
My etek and other junk is all at the parents house. My invisions are probably so nasty.. (good luck finding lenses for those)

Yep,, i think i will stick to dreaming of playing for now.Cry


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Originally posted by ekeboo ekeboo wrote:

I haven't even thought of playing yet, I do however have some of my gear still with me. ( the rest is at the Rent's house).
Your making me think now, what do i need to play, I probably have three air tanks to be hydro'ed.
 My eclipse cocker is sitting here on my desk, along with my 98 mech cocker.
 I have a KAPP jersey in my closet.(that i don't dare to actually play in.)
My etek and other junk is all at the parents house. My invisions are probably so nasty.. (good luck finding lenses for those)

Yep,, i think i will stick to dreaming of playing for now.Cry




You know most HPA stations at fields are "self service" now right? I'd be amazed if even 1/4 of the tanks being used today are within hydro. PSP dropped the cap back down to 12.5bps, so mechs and e-cockers keep up just fine with a revvy. That KAPP jersey is worth some dough.

Now you know why I've always stuck with JT masks. I have a profiler (which you can still get lenses for) but the JT proflex will never go out of style.
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I bought a reaper mask off ebay, figuring I would put it over my mask. 

It is almost impossible to see out of...

But, sometimes it is worth it. 


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Bought a two man paintball tank from a local paintball field... Might as well have bought a paintball bunker!.. Underpowered and not that useful at local paintball fields, not to mention that I did not have a way to transport it...lol... You live and learn... 
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