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calebh
04-14-2008, 09:59 AM
so i got my phantom in a few weeks ago, and i finally got a chance to take it out and play yesterday. here's a pic of it :D
http://photos-366.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v235/67/39/689380366/n689380366_2734712_980.jpg

so anyway, i went with the paintball club i just started at tulane to a popular field about 45 minutes away from new orleans called paintball command. they played a lot of scenario style games with regeneration and stuff. i really wanted to play some speedball, but with regeneration with lots of people on a bigger field, i got to play and shoot a lot more than i would have on an elimination game. so i think i adjusted faster to the pump than i would have otherwise. also, with regeneration, i was more willing to take risks and learn faster.

it was so sweet when i managed to take people out with only one or two balls instead of the 20 or so i'd just lay down hoping to hit someone with my mag cuz i could. it was so small and light, too. snap shooting was amazing (though i really need to work on it to get accuracy down), and i managed to hold my own a couple of times against guys with semis. i got a lot better at it over the course of just the few hours we played.

i also played for about a quarter of the cost of a day of play with my mag, which was awesome since i'm a poor college student. lol

VS3 Sniper
04-14-2008, 10:07 AM
Congrats on ur new phantom man. It looks sick...seems like pumps are making a big come back!

DFSniper
04-14-2008, 03:04 PM
that anno looks so familiar...

TheDarkShadow
04-14-2008, 03:18 PM
looks great

calebh
04-15-2008, 10:49 AM
that anno looks so familiar...

why?

The Pumper
04-15-2008, 10:51 AM
i got a phantom a week or so ago. I love mine, although im gettin rid of it. lol
hope it treats you good

DFSniper
04-15-2008, 11:05 AM
why?

dunno. i could swear someone on here had a phantom exactly like that, 3.5oz and all...

it also looks a lot like the shunut spimmy.

bigred76
04-15-2008, 11:29 AM
Sorta, 'cept the Spimmy has the "flames" from the front.


Lookin' good, Caleb! Glad to see another pumper here on SOC!

VS3 Sniper
04-15-2008, 11:31 AM
^ are u refering to tacos old phantom? I belive it had a 45 degree grip.

DFSniper
04-15-2008, 11:37 AM
probably. now that you mention it, yeah the grip was different...

calebh
04-27-2008, 03:10 PM
so second day out, i played for a whole $10. :D

a few of us from the club went to a local team practice, and i brought along the phantom. a few people underestimated it, and even though i didn't really shoot many people out, just the fact that i was able to move around so quickly with it shocked some people

i really realized how much of a different game you have to play when you can't rely on fast shooting. i moved a lot more, smarter, and much more aggressively than i would have with another marker, and i was able to scare the crap out of a couple of guys one game. it was a lot of fun. later we ran some drills with the team, and i noticed drastic improvement with my aim since the first weekend i played with it.

i love pump. lol

DFSniper
04-27-2008, 03:13 PM
i played with my hammer yesterday, and i managed to keep a few guys pinned down with the autotrigger :D i realized halfway through the day that it didnt matter what gun i used, i enjoyed playing exactly the same. the only reason i wanted to switch back to my spyder (before i found out it was leaking) was because there was only 1 guy with an electro on our team, and like 3 on the other team, and my team wasnt exactly that good to begin with.

Paintballer5000
04-27-2008, 05:49 PM
just wondering,are pump guns had to find cause i wanted to get one.

DFSniper
04-27-2008, 05:51 PM
nope, they usually have about 2-3 hammers on ebay. havent looked into any others. if you want a really good one though, they're about $200-$300.

calebh
04-27-2008, 06:55 PM
i realized halfway through the day that it didnt matter what gun i used, i enjoyed playing exactly the same
yeah, i'm looking forward to bringing my mag and spimmy down to college next year, now that the club's tourney team has a place to play with inexpensive paint and no field or air fee. yay private team fields. lol. and of course, i'll still play with the phantom :)

Hob Hayward
06-10-2008, 09:20 PM
Phantoms are prettymuch amazing... :)

HelpDeskHustler
06-12-2008, 11:08 AM
troof^ & LONG ago thread