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d-town boxers
05-05-2008, 01:29 PM
so Im getting a new pilot acs with a smart parts 16 in. progresive barrel
and Id like to know if you guys think it would be fine in woods ball
thanks

o yeah, im moving from my tippman 98 w/ response and sniper barrel
do you think im gonna be happy bout this?

Hossy
05-05-2008, 01:31 PM
yes. and yes.
Welcome to the forums! Check out the Ultimate Resource thread in my sig to learn more about the spyder. It has alot of information.

XSiv Force
05-05-2008, 01:34 PM
pilots are fairly good for woodsball.........most dont have a color that is very noticable in the woods.....your going from being a sniper to more of a machinegunnist so it should be different to say the least

d-town boxers
05-05-2008, 01:44 PM
okay, thanks
and what would the max range be with the progressive barrel?

XSiv Force
05-05-2008, 01:45 PM
they all fire the same range its the accuracy that is affected......ive used it once i thought it was fairly good

d-town boxers
05-05-2008, 01:52 PM
so they are easily better than the 98 custom(most of the people i play with use them)

Hossy
05-05-2008, 01:54 PM
they are more of a speedball oriented gun, as tippmann are more milsim.
Id take one over the 98 any day.
the only thing that tippmann have over spyder is the way that Tippmanns can take a car on top of it, and it will work

XSiv Force
05-05-2008, 01:55 PM
im not going to say anything on that because to each his own.....what i may like might not be what you like

d-town boxers
05-05-2008, 01:58 PM
well i have a spyder aggressor and ive had ALOT less problems with it than with the 98

pb34
05-05-2008, 02:39 PM
From what I've seen Spyders are far easier to disassemble than Tippmanns. However with a Tippmann you probably won't have to disassemble it often. Spyders are great multi-purpose guns for rec ballers and you can always up it to make it even better.

TheDarkShadow
05-05-2008, 03:31 PM
I might suggest an apex, since you are a woodsball guy (curve left,right,up,down, or no curve)

d-town boxers
05-05-2008, 04:35 PM
i looked at it but decided that i wouldnt want to have to waste money on something i might not take full advantage of.

pb34
05-05-2008, 04:44 PM
I'm not a huge believer of the Apex. I feel it's unnecessary and quite a bit of money.

XSiv Force
05-05-2008, 04:55 PM
i think they are very bhard to use

TheDarkShadow
05-05-2008, 05:44 PM
http://www.actionvillage.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/DisplayProductInformation-Start;sid=7zkKYa_WyNwK3ufJWLPKyaUC5xTPqEJtGQQ=?Pro ductID=PCvAqArbfHcAAAEFqPkC1H2k $50 isnt that much for a barrel, once you get used to it they aren't that difficult to use

d-town boxers
05-07-2008, 01:47 PM
ive found it for like $30 and while im "getting used to it" ill proably be getting lit up. sorry for the tone

XSiv Force
05-07-2008, 02:00 PM
Id agree youd have to spend some time and money trying to get used to it outside of a game

TheDarkShadow
05-07-2008, 02:39 PM
it's not really difficult to get used to and its' not difficult to turn the curve off, I don't see a down side

d-town boxers
05-09-2008, 03:30 PM
well why buy it if im not gonna use the curve feature? its like buying a computer only to type crap on, why get it if your not gonna take full advantage of it?

bigred76
05-09-2008, 05:56 PM
Uh.... plug in from a knowledgeable baller here.... Get a decent barrel from a decent company. Proto, DYE, Stiffi, Deadlywind, Smart Parts, etc etc. They are all about $35-75 used, and all are excellent companies with excellent barrels. I don't like the Apex because it's honing sucks ass (which kills accuracy) in order to get the ball to arc like it does. Not a very bright idea, like the Flatline. Neither are accurate, and if you care to break balls on whatever you can hit -- instead of just floating out there and getting worthless bounces -- then get one of the barrels from one of the manufactures I listed, even if it is a Proto 1-piece or an All American.

Raiderz628
05-09-2008, 08:13 PM
get a set of sticky dye grips the stock one stink
The pilot is A good marker with a few upgrades
I play woodsball and love it Do you want to through some paint if so get a new feed neck hopper and a stronger spring then you can snipe or unload on people.

bigred76
05-09-2008, 08:21 PM
.... A stronger spring? Care to explain that for me? :)

DirtySouth
05-10-2008, 04:26 AM
Get a new spring or up your FPS.