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milkmania
12-10-2012, 08:54 PM
looking for a present for a beginner and I don't know squat about paintball guns:(

Tippman 98 Custom???

Bueller, Bueller:confused:

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
12-10-2012, 10:21 PM
I've gone a hand full of times, we just used the range guns, so no real help from me:rolleyes:

milkmania
12-10-2012, 10:52 PM
I've gone a hand full of times, we just used the range guns, so no real help from me:rolleyes:


I went back in the early 90's as a team building event.... but, that was back when they were only CO2 powered:(

jhall0711
12-10-2012, 11:41 PM
I played in a sponsored team back in high school. The 98 custom is bullet proof and perfect for a begginer. They are ideal for people who play every now and again.

mikeg205
12-11-2012, 12:32 AM
from my son the paintballer - I have heard a gog extacy is good. He's been thru a number of guns..

justin - jgorczak@comcast.net

clrussell
12-11-2012, 12:56 AM
Can't beat the 98 custom for beginners!! I even played tourney ball with one when I had troubles with high end markers... Honestly if I was going to buy another one to not play anything other than rec ball with it'd be no doubt that I would buy a 98 custom.. Just make sure it's a real 98 custom as I know wal mar used to sell a knock off one that wasn't as high of quality


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mikeg205
12-11-2012, 12:56 AM
here's my son's forum... http://www.techpb.com/forum/index.php?app=addonchat

CruisinGA
12-11-2012, 08:40 AM
98 custom is the gun to have for the occasional rec player.

I play with a group of buddies once a year, some of them have 98 custom's that are 12 years old and never get any maintenance but work fine every year.

stuartmcnair
12-11-2012, 02:24 PM
Tippmann A-5 is like a 98 but a bit more customizable if you decide you want to do more.

ahhudgins
12-11-2012, 05:22 PM
One of sons got into paintball a few years ago and I'm glad he grew out of it. The Tippman is a good starter gun, but when they start to play every weekend with bigger groups, they will want the newest and fastest guns on the market. My son had the electric auto feed hoppers and triggers that could fire over 10 balls a second. I don't even know what brand of gun he uses (used) but I can ask. Almost as expensive as my MC :rolleyes:

ctjahn
12-11-2012, 05:56 PM
I understand you can use a scuba tank to recharge them? (guns). What is/where do you get the regulator?

Cj

clrussell
12-11-2012, 06:04 PM
http://www.mesapaintballsupply.com/_axc+products+scuba+refill+station+paintball+hpa+t ank+fill+adapter_pn-scubarefill_157/b

That's what you need to fill the paintball tanks from scuba tanks, but you will have to have a compressed air tank for the paintball gun.. Cannot fill co2 tank from scuba tank because of pressure


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ctjahn
12-11-2012, 06:11 PM
http://www.mesapaintballsupply.com/_axc+products+scuba+refill+station+paintball+hpa+t ank+fill+adapter_pn-scubarefill_157/b

That's what you need to fill the paintball tanks from scuba tanks, but you will have to have a compressed air tank for the paintball gun.. Cannot fill co2 tank from scuba tank because of pressure


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Not sure I get it... So, to clarify. I am told this (paint ball fill?) is the regulator/fill that I can use to recharge my air shifter... on my gsxr powered car. (sorry to threadjack)

clrussell
12-11-2012, 08:00 PM
There are 2 kinds of tanks for the paintball world.. Compressed air/ nitrogen and co2.. All the high end markers use compressed air because co2 freezes.. Normal fields have both set ups anymore.. Compressed air is great because they use a high pressure compressor an it's "renewable" because its just compressed air.. The compressed tanks are 3000-4500 psi, where co2 works about 1800psi.. It's a huge world in the paintball world.. Biggest question is he going to be playing at a field 90% of the time or just a buddies house? If he is playing at a buddies house I'd stick with co2 because its easily found.. If he is goin to play at the field I'd recommend going and talking to the owner/ manager to see what they have avail etc.. I can explain more about it but its real hard in text. Let me know if you I need to explain more


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BrooksfamX2
12-11-2012, 08:13 PM
ahh...paintball, I used to play on a team, for about 5 years, indoor and out door. Played a couple 500 player matches that lasted 10 hours. One was at night game. Started at 9pm and ended at 7am.. That was very interesting.

Sorry, not currently up on the latest PB equipment..........

ctjahn
12-16-2012, 05:03 PM
Not sure I get it... So, to clarify. I am told this (paint ball fill?) is the regulator/fill that I can use to recharge my air shifter... on my gsxr powered car. (sorry to threadjack)

Here is a pic of what I need to "charge"

Need a regulator and fill hose?

clrussell
12-16-2012, 05:24 PM
Yes you can fill that from a scuba tank with the part from that link I sent earlier. Shouldn't need a fill hose, I think it's attached to the regulator already


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ctjahn
12-19-2012, 01:41 PM
Bought one!!!

What size scuba tanks should I buy? 80?

Thanks!
Cj

clrussell
12-19-2012, 03:17 PM
I honestly don't know what size scuba tank.. I've never had any experience with em so I don't know the sizes.. I'd say the bigger the better. I'd say its about the same price to fill any size scuba tank so might as well get the bigger one so you don't have to buy 2


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ctjahn
12-26-2012, 06:46 PM
Ok, so I got two tanks, I got the fitting... Now I think I need a "fill hose" to go from the air regulator on the tank to the paint ball tank?

Cj

clrussell
12-26-2012, 07:12 PM
I think it just clips to the fitting.. Does it have a quick connect on it? If so it'll have a matching quick connect on the tank for the gun. 88089 tank side fitting looks like this


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ctjahn
12-26-2012, 08:53 PM
Found a "Whip" using different search terms.

Thanks!
cj