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slowreality

The Dude
Jun 14, 2020
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Ok so I’m looking at Pod Belts and on Just Paintball there’s one that says 4+7 in the title……

What does that mean? :LOL: It holds 4 x pods but when you add 4 + 7 you get 11……is it a really easy answer and I’m just being a bit of a plum here?!?
 

Tom

Tom
Nov 27, 2006
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Ok so I’m looking at Pod Belts and on Just Paintball there’s one that says 4+7 in the title……

What does that mean? :LOL: It holds 4 x pods but when you add 4 + 7 you get 11……is it a really easy answer and I’m just being a bit of a plum here?!?
Exactly that

The first number is the pod packs primary design, it has 4 ‘tubes’ to securely hold 4 pods
The second number is some extra elastic slots, it can take an extra 7 when you need to

The extra elastic isn’t as secure - which doesn’t mean they will fall out but they can be wobbly. You don’t want to be running a lot with a full pack, and it is harder to put your empty pods back in to the elastic. That’s fine on a tournament field but in the woods you could be leaving pods behind or dropping them into your jersey
 

slowreality

The Dude
Jun 14, 2020
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Pelsall, West Mids
Exactly that

The first number is the pod packs primary design, it has 4 ‘tubes’ to securely hold 4 pods
The second number is some extra elastic slots, it can take an extra 7 when you need to

The extra elastic isn’t as secure - which doesn’t mean they will fall out but they can be wobbly. You don’t want to be running a lot with a full pack, and it is harder to put your empty pods back in to the elastic. That’s fine on a tournament field but in the woods you could be leaving pods behind or dropping them into your jersey
Yeah I lost a full one the other day. Was gutted! Need to find a pack that’s a bit more secure, tbh I only ever take about 3 x Full Pods and my Hopper max usually :unsure:
 

Palin86

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Oct 28, 2020
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Hay dude

what sort of thing are you looking for magnetic closing? velcro? zero g?

with your emek and your style of play id probably say get a 4/5 velcro pack with no extra loops! as you say that you only take 3+ hopper out a 4/5 would give you the ability to expand if you play bigger games / scenarios and coupled with a bigger tank means less time in staging area and more time shooting paint!

next time im at warped i will bring a few different styles for you to have a look at and try using see what best fits your style of play!!
i have so many packs as i started off buying new ones and realised they didn't fit my style of play so have like 4 spare packs now!!