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The Dead Dodo

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Thanks for the tips this has helped alot!

Another question, do you buy all your second hand gear from this fourm?
I would prefer to get everything from the forum. A few years ago it was the best place to do so and easiest to find what you want.
Unfortunately now it's split between here and multiple Facebook groups. Which makes it harder to find what you want without posting a question asking for it.
 

Alexxxx

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I would prefer to get everything from the forum. A few years ago it was the best place to do so and easiest to find what you want.
Unfortunately now it's split between here and multiple Facebook groups. Which makes it harder to find what you want without posting a question asking for it.
Okay thank you! I was just wondering if there were like websites or something. I’ll just do my rental day then take it from there if I really enjoy the sport. You’ve helped a lot so thank you
 

The Dead Dodo

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Okay thank you! I was just wondering if there were like websites or something. I’ll just do my rental day then take it from there if I really enjoy the sport. You’ve helped a lot so thank you
No not really any second hand sites. Sometimes stuff appears on pre loved/ gum tree and eBay. But majority is Facebook :)
No worries at all enjoy playing!
 

Alexxxx

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Facebook has a good 7 or 8 UK based sales groups. Some are busier than others but really useful.
Okay thanks, when I look into buying gear I’ll check the fourm and Facebook!
No not really any second hand sites. Sometimes stuff appears on pre loved/ gum tree and eBay. But majority is Facebook :)
No worries at all enjoy playing!
yeah I’ll definitely look into Facebook second hand stuff, thank you!
 
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Alexxxx

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Bit of an update:
Went on my first walkon at mayhem paintball and enjoyed it alot, so thank you every for your advice on looking at local fields!
I have been looking into 2nd hand paintball equipment like you suggested and came across a Dye Dm12 marker but i found out it is an old model of marker and was wondering would this be a good starter marker and be alright?
 

crillz

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Bit of an update:
Went on my first walkon at mayhem paintball and enjoyed it alot, so thank you every for your advice on looking at local fields!
I have been looking into 2nd hand paintball equipment like you suggested and came across a Dye Dm12 marker but i found out it is an old model of marker and was wondering would this be a good starter marker and be alright?
I was at Mayhem too (first time at the place) - I'm using a DM9 and you should be perfectly fine with a DM12. Really depends how you like the feel/ look of the DM. How much maintenance you want to do on a marker (I usually clean/lube my DM after every playthrough - you can get away if you have another game you next day .. markers like PE needs less). As long as you can change the makers settings to match the tournaments BPS and FPS then your good. Its still petty easy to find parts to fix/ repair a DM12.

Hope that helps.
 

Alexxxx

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I was at Mayhem too (first time at the place) - I'm using a DM9 and you should be perfectly fine with a DM12. Really depends how you like the feel/ look of the DM. How much maintenance you want to do on a marker (I usually clean/lube my DM after every playthrough - you can get away if you have another game you next day .. markers like PE needs less). As long as you can change the makers settings to match the tournaments BPS and FPS then your good. Its still petty easy to find parts to fix/ repair a DM12.

Hope that helps.
Thank you this helped a lot, hope you had a good time at mayhem! It was my first time there aswell.
Does it take much time to do the maintence? and this would be the first marker i would own and i would have no idea how to maintain it. Is it just as simple as using an allen key and cleaning it?
 
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Tom

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Thank you this helped a lot, hope you had a good time at mayhem! It was my first time there aswell.
Does it take much time to do the maintence? and this would be the first marker i would own and i would have no idea how to maintain it. Is it just as simple as using an allen key and cleaning it?
In general keep batteries fresh, if you are relying on it (such as in a tournament) then it’s worth using a new battery. If not then disconnect the battery at the end of the day and have some spares

Keep it clean, run a fluffy through the barrel
Check bolt o-rings,clean and relube
You should not need to go into the regulator on a routine basis


Have a scan of these:


 

Alexxxx

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In general keep batteries fresh, if you are relying on it (such as in a tournament) then it’s worth using a new battery. If not then disconnect the battery at the end of the day and have some spares

Keep it clean, run a fluffy through the barrel
Check bolt o-rings,clean and relube
You should not need to go into the regulator on a routine basis


Have a scan of these:


Okay thank you! Seems pretty straight foward. And when you say batteries do you mean like normal like double A's or something?