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Choosing my First Marker??!

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  1. Startender New Member

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    Hey all, looking to get into the sport. Ive done a little research here and there (mainly on youtube and asking some friends who play now and then) on what marker I should buy. I live in Manchester so i was leaning towards an Eclipse Marker since I believe the store is based here?

    Also an Invert mini GS, an Axe or maybe even dye but ive heard maintaining those can be more tricky

    Basically for my first marker im looking for something thats not going to break the bank but also is reliable and easy to maintain (if thats possible)

    Any thoughts guys?
     
  2. Trolley Morning Wood - Choppin Down Fools

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    Etha 2 new or a 2nd hand Geo 3.5. I have the 3.5 and it's sweet as.
     
  3. Startender New Member

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    The ehta 2 ive heard good things, isnt a Geo a spool though? Aren't they harder to maintain? Sorry man ive got so many questions haha
     
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    Both spool, both very easy to maintain. With the Geo 3.5 you're getting a £1300 worth of marker for around the 400-500 Mark as it's a few years old.
     
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    Yes, they are Manchester based
    I don't know if you can pop in, but it would be useful for them to be local
    There are no true 'retail' shops for paintball, any shops are a warehouse / office front end, and the main retailers attend large events with their retail & tech stalls

    Eclipse are to be highly recommended for their support and it means you're buying British


    http://planeteclipse.com/site/contact/
     
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  6. Startender New Member

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    The Geo does look pretty sick, but i dont want to invest to much, maybe around 150-250 for my first marker, thanks for the feedback though, Trolley lad!

    Tom, yeah im probably going to buy eclipse. I remember them having a shop front but this was years ago haha. But ive heard theyre always present at events for tech support and what not. So i could always talk to someone there
     
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  7. Kevin Winter Well-Known Member

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    Eclipse aftersales is the best in Europe - they serviced my 07ego and 08 Sl8r at the Mills last year, FOC!

    For sub £250, I'd look at an earliyish Geo, or Etek3-4 personally. That said, Ego 10s come up in that bracket sometimes too - once you have enough posts, pop up a wanted ad and see what people offer?
     
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  8. Startender New Member

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    Thanks man! Just gotta get those posts in now, then i can spend my money
     
  9. Stefan Busby New Member

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    I picked up an Ego 08 for 150 and in great condition and fully serviced. I had a Proto SLG 09 when I first started and that was also easy to maintain and reliable. They might be even cheaper.
     
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    it's depend on your playing style and budget. if u prefer something light, speed ball style then maybe the gog enemy, bt a5, etc.. if u prefer something look more realistic then TMC. have a look on them.
     

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