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Tippmann a5??

E j

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Hi, I'm looking to get my first marker and after looking at a few settled on a second hand tippmann a5, however I thought first I'd trawl through the old threads for a review or comparison of it, it seems to be the drunk uncle of the marker world, I can't find a peep about it! Am I to assume it's not a very good first marker? I have about £200-£250 budget wise to spend on some starter gear, any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 

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I presume you're thinking tippmann A5 because of the look, here's my thoughts on them, they're the fallow up to the basic tippmann 98, the same basic internals as a 98 but with a far too complicated for what it is, feed system on the side, the cyclone feed system runs of air and always seems to have suffered problems, they're quite old now and have been replaced a couple of times at least ( tippmann x7/phenom).
As a first marker it's ok but they are dated now and sure there's much better options, you can certainly learn the basics of paintball guns work but don't waste money on upgrades.
Just about everyone buys their second paintball gun with 6-12 months of their first so i wouldn't spend a lot on one, the last one i got i paid £20 for.
 
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E j

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I presume you're thinking tippmann A5 because of the look, here's my thoughts on them, they're the fallow up to the basic tippmann 98, the same basic internals as a 98 but with a far too complicated for what it is, feed system on the side, the cyclone feed system runs of air and always seems to have suffered problems, they're quite old now and have been replaced a couple of times at least ( tippmann x7/phenom).
As a first marker it's ok but they are dated now and sure there's much better options, you can certainly learn the basics of paintball guns work but don't waste money on upgrades.
Just about everyone buys their second paintball gun with 6-12 months of their first so i wouldn't spend a lot on one, the last one i got i paid £20 for.
Ah ok thanks for the insight I'm completely new at this! Is there any marker you suggest for a newbie? And where do I look for markers at that price!!??
 

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Look on the for sale forum here mate, you won't know what marker you want till you have played with one for a while then move onto one that suits. Most people switch several times before settling on one type or another, also depends on your own style of play
 
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E j

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Look on the for sale forum here mate, you won't know what marker you want till you have played with one for a while then move onto one that suits. Most people switch several times before settling on one type or another, also depends on your own style of play
Ok solid advice thank you! I'm looking at playing woodsball rather than speedball, so would there be any type of marker I'd absolutely have to avoid for this style?
 

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Ok solid advice thank you! I'm looking at playing woodsball rather than speedball, so would there be any type of marker I'd absolutely have to avoid for this style?
No, every style of gun works in the woods but the speedball type guns which are lighter and more compact than the milsim type guns work equally as well in both arenas, whereas the milsim type don't work as well in the speedball arena.
When you asked about the A5 i assumed you were looking at the military style guns which is fair enough if that's what you want, but if you ask me it's choosing form over function. Woodsball and speedball are exactly the same basic activity, just played in different landscapes, and speedball is over quicker.
 
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scooby_doo

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I play woods all but use a speedball type marker for the exact reasons @BOD says compact and light. They are not as robust as some of the milsim markers but I have never had an issue.

All depends on how you want to play and the look you are after
 
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scooby_doo

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If you're after a speedball type both the mini Cheyenne has on here and the etek4 Lt just above it are good markers
 
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E j

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Ok thanks for the help guys, I'll have a look at them both, I can't actually buy or sell anything on there just yet but I'll keep an eye on it until I can if there's any more recommendations for beginner markers I'm all ears!
 

scooby_doo

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One thing to bear in mind is that with a speedball type marker you need to buy a reasonable hopper and an air tank, so extra cost.

An A5 has a hopper built in and can run on co2 so much cheaper, lots of things to think about
 
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