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backup gun for tourney play?

Discussion in 'Speak your Brains' started by Adhajm, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. Adhajm Adam Gray

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    looking for a back up/alt weather gun for tournament play really, wondering what the public really opt for?, considering a ego 9 or 10 or are they slightly to out dated?
     
  2. Sid Sidgwick North East Killers-Lethal Bizzle

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    Not outdated at all, parts are harder to get but not impossible and they do everything newer guns do for a fraction of the price.
     
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  3. Spikerz Well-Known Member

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    My main is an LV1, and my backup is a Geo 3.1 with IV Core. It came in handy in Puget this year, team mates Macdev went down and he used the Geo all event. Worked a treat. I suspect that even an etek 5 would make a lovely back up though. Depends on what the prices are doing these days, with the CS1 coming out and gtek, the 3.1 prices should be falling.
     
  4. Shepherd:03 London Legion

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    Why does your backup marker need to be a step down? ;) Most of this season I ran a Geo 3 a IV Core bolt, with a Geo 3 as a backup (both second hand... still cheaper than buying one brand new).
     
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  5. Adhajm Adam Gray

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    cheers! yeah have seen the prices are falling on them! the geo worth the investment as a back up would you say, they seem really smooth firing!
     
  6. Adhajm Adam Gray

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    thanks sid! yeah just was alittle worried is it was going to be like the angel A1 situation where parts are gold dust to fine! may look into the ego then
     
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  7. Adhajm Adam Gray

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    agreed! i picked up the etek as it was at a good deal back the the day i used to always use dye as had dm7/dmc but only heard bad things on recent markers, geo seem to be the choice, thanks everyone for the advice
     
  8. emisnug "I am Become Death, squeegier of Worlds"

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    Over the last year, I've played a lot. I've never actually needed a backup marker - my Geo 3.5 hasn't missed a beat. I've lent it out to many people and it's still not let anyone down. The spare has only been used by others this year.

    Ego 9/10/11 as backups work like charms.
     
  9. Adhajm Adam Gray

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    bloody hell! tough piece of kit then? by the sounds of it maybe a geo might be worth that little extra, if i can't find a desirable ego option
     
  10. emisnug "I am Become Death, squeegier of Worlds"

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    It was on around 280k before a newbie accidentally reset it. Honestly, anything from Planet is crazy reliable - with my 3.5, I've replaced the Orings once. With a bit a forethought and maintenance (if you can get on one of the basic tech clinics they occasionally run at events, it's worth the time), there's no reason why you couldn't see a couple million shots out of them.

    So yeah, tough bit of kit. Where do you play? I'll happily lend it out for a day.
     
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