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Earpy

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I'm been working at nfp for a few months and it's something I really want to get into but I'm have trouble picking, I'm looking at a second hand ETEK 4, dye nt11 and others. I really want the mp7(bt7). Iv not seen one at NPF before I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice. I'm also looking at the tippmann crossover xvr for both woodball and speedball as I would like to give the speedball ago.
 

Sid Sidgwick

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Out of them I would by far chose the Etek 4 as this is a great marker than will last you years, keeps up with the best guns out there still and is easy to maintain and care for.

The Dye NT11 requires more rigorous care than the Etek but is equally as nice. The other two options are nowhere near as good, not even close but it all comes down to personal preference and finance.
 

Earpy

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I'm looking £225 for the ETEK and £110 for the dye, both second hand. The other two are £350-£400. I'm learning towards the ETEK as iv been told there great markers and evening a eclipse is more of the reason to get one but I'm really having trouble picking megfed or hopper
 

Earpy

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What you selling and how much. One the things I'm looking into is padding for Marshall the NPF diamond war or the 2017 paintfest.
 

The Artful Dodger

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Marker wise my lv1.1 around 1000 shots only,absolutely like brand new. But that will be around £500 alone.havent fully decided on price for things
Dye rotor...I bought from here
Grillz mask with box still
Full super freak kit in case. Like brand new + dye back to fit to lv1
Halo too hopper,mint condition
Battle pack
Planet eclipse pants and older dye pants I think they are
I'll do this all properly with proof pics later this week,got more stuff aswell.everything is in full working order in superb condition.
Bought a new home on Saturday and just need the cash as the extra fees have kicked me in the t**t
 
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Earpy

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Let me know when you have the picture has i have to wait 8 more days before I can post in the classified section:(
 

Tom

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....ETEK 4, dye nt11 and others.
.....really want the mp7(bt7)
....... tippmann crossover xvr for both woodball and speedball ....

.... magfed or hopper

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Going through those as choices:

Eclipse & Dye are good choices and you will find fans in either camp.

The BT TM7 is essentially an Empire mini in a 'tactical' body designed with the look of an MP7
The hopper feed neck is offset to one side 'to give you a clear view' down the iron sight, which is pretty much a step back in time in paintball and most will happily have a central feedneck and hopper.
The rails on paintball guns are more about the 'tactical' look - that's what real guns have, so that's what people want to buy
The two main uses of rails in paintball that have a real function are to fit a camera or a torch, which are dependant on whether you will be doing those. Otherwise they are a method of adding additional weight
If you like the look and idea of the TM7, then that's as good a reason to buy and enjoy using what you like

The you've referred to the crossover as an option because you would like to try tournament style as well. That's a marketing element by tippmann with the crossover, that it gives a tippmann user something they can use in tournament style.
Its design lets it run mechanically and electronically

Any paintball gun can be used in the woods and in a tournament environment
The difference between a 'woodsball' gun and a 'tournament' gun is people's perception
A 'tournament' gun has evolved with the ergonomics for paintball which makes them ideal in the woods as well
A 'woodsball' gun has been led by the buyers perception of what a gun should look like, which means that the physical charactistics that come from real bullets don't always come out best for paintball
Taking a basic 'woodsball' gun to a tournament would have the disadvantage against an optimised 'tournament' gun but they both send out paintballs at a velocity & rate of fire

Magfed or hopper:
Magfed is a bit of a lifestyle choice, taking a magfed gun out against other paintballers of mixed styles disadvantages you with the limited amount of paintballs per magazine change.
Magfed in a dedicated magfed only game or a limited paint game gives different dynamics to the game
I wouldn't recommend going magfed up against other general players for a new player, but playing limited paint or pure magfed is worth a try if you might be interested

Take advantage of being at NPF and chat with the different players at diamond wars etc and check out their gear

I'd recommend perhaps being conservative with a standard speedball style gun with hopper and playing general paintball, or hold on as long as you can before committing your first purchases and look around as much as possible
 
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Tom

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What you selling and how much. One the things I'm looking into is padding for Marshall the NPF diamond war or the 2017 paintfest.
Go for layers of loose clothing, the layers and air gaps between contribute to enhancing the reduction in impact
Look around at different styles of bounce vest padding for what maybe right for you
Discuss preferences with the rest of the marshalls as to what they like and why
 

Earpy

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Thank tom. Think I'm may go for the ETEK because it's second hand for a shop at 225. But if I come into some money then is going to be the bt7 it tippmann. Hopefully I can get this second job, so I can get one of them.