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Theheroguy
12-15-2006, 09:47 PM
By summer I plan to have enough money to replace my vs when my time gets back into local tournies

In order to save for a highend marker when I get a job my dad wants me to set up a fund were half the money goes to my bank account. This means I have to know what marker /ups I want. I have looked everywhere but I can't decide between these two.

Olive pm6 with ul (can get for around $800 prolly drop in price cuz of pm7s) or Olive etek around ($725-750) The cheaper price doesn't sway me. I like how both look I've shot and liked both about equally and I never minded doing maintaince other wise I couldn't play trumpet.

You guys have to help me decide I looked at every comparison I could find. No neither of those colors are at my local shop.

Don't anyone tell me to up my vs (don't worry I ma keep it for back up) or get a rail. To me the etek and pm6 just destroy those after shooting them even the pm6 without ultralight frame.

Leaning toward pm6 slightly because I think it's American While egos are from the UK (want to stimulate U.S. economy) If you guys think that ego 06's will be $700-$800 used in the summer then vote for etek please
edit#2 def getting ul frame first

08Lud08
12-15-2006, 09:55 PM
Leaning toward pm6 slightly because I think it's American While egos are from the UK does that even matter?

Theheroguy
12-15-2006, 09:58 PM
yes because buying an american marker stimulates our economy more than buying a foreign one

vikingshadow
12-16-2006, 04:28 AM
I really like the PM6 myself - in fact, if I come back to the game this spring, I'm actually considering one myself. I've also really considered olive as well - so my vote is the blue Etek for you, LOL!

thechubbss12
12-16-2006, 07:29 AM
i dunno.... are you sure about the etek?... because by the time you had the money the Ego6 will be around the $700-$750 price range used...

Theheroguy
12-16-2006, 08:15 AM
i dunno.... are you sure about the etek?... because by the time you had the money the Ego6 will be around the $700-$750 price range used...

really you think so
I really want a new marker though

I really like the PM6 myself - in fact, if I come back to the game this spring, I'm actually considering one myself. I've also really considered olive as well - so my vote is the blue Etek for you, LOL!
what this doesn't make sense do you just want me to not have the same marker as you then?

If you guys think that ego 06's will be $700-$800 used in the summer then vote for etek please

vikingshadow
12-16-2006, 08:43 AM
I really like the PM6 myself - in fact, if I come back to the game this spring, I'm actually considering one myself. I've also really considered olive as well - so my vote is the blue Etek for you, LOL!

what this doesn't make sense do you just want me to not have the same marker as you then?

Note to self: DO NOT JOKE WITH HEROGUY.

Dude, it's ok, relax! It was a joke - you know, hahaha funny? See the red letters there?

Get whatever the hell you want. What do I care?

Theheroguy
12-16-2006, 08:52 AM
your confusing me (wimpering)

vikingshadow
12-16-2006, 08:55 AM
LOL! Imagine being one of my students....

DyNasty9
12-16-2006, 09:41 AM
if your going to spend 700-800 on a marker, look into getting a used dm6, there down to around 750.

or get a pm7,cuz there pretty much the hottest thing ive ever seen.

TheRedBarron
12-16-2006, 10:13 AM
06 timmy.

bigred76
12-16-2006, 10:24 AM
Whoa! Matt never sugests Gen4's...

I'd personally go a bit lower on the price range and get a Shocker with a Lurker bolt as they'll be out by that time. Another one I'd consider'd be an '06 Borg.

TheRedBarron
12-16-2006, 10:25 AM
Gen 4 is easier to maintain, less need for upgrade, same price range, better shooting and it isnt an ego or a pm...

FredPo
12-16-2006, 10:35 AM
Gen 4 is easier to maintain, less need for upgrade, same price range, better shooting and it isnt an ego or a pm...
Egos are overpriced IMO. Shoot exactly like a timmy (except with qevs) and cost way more.
I would seriously consider a stacked tube poppit style marker like the timmy (exactly like an ego). Plus, you can now get a 05 alias w/ ups for around $400. I don't care what is wrong with them, they are an easy fix, easy to maintain, and shoot like a machine gun.

Fred

Theheroguy
12-16-2006, 11:16 AM
I've never held a timmy but I like the way the proto looks more

TheRedBarron
12-16-2006, 11:49 AM
I guess I dont understand wanting to spend more money on somthing that isnt as good but looks better (to you) :shrug: whatever its your choice not mine.

JMotioN
12-16-2006, 01:18 PM
Egos are overpriced IMO. Shoot exactly like a timmy (except with qevs) and cost way more.
I would seriously consider a stacked tube poppit style marker like the timmy (exactly like an ego). Plus, you can now get a 05 alias w/ ups for around $400. I don't care what is wrong with them, they are an easy fix, easy to maintain, and shoot like a machine gun.

Fred

i would get the pm6/7 or dm6/7 bc they dont have that annoying bolt visible but yeah i love timmys very light,fast,accurate and theres like barely anything you really need to upgrade on it

TheRedBarron
12-16-2006, 01:20 PM
How is the bolt showing annoying?

JMotioN
12-16-2006, 01:25 PM
the cock knob when it shoots back! i always end up looking at that bc it looks so cool and i think its gonna hit me!

TheRedBarron
12-16-2006, 01:30 PM
:rolleyes:

bigred76
12-16-2006, 01:41 PM
Oi vey... It wont hit you, and I don't think you should be watching the back of your gun when you have opponents down field, except when it's acting up.

JMotioN
12-16-2006, 02:53 PM
big i get everyone out on break so i dont worry about opponents, silly of you to ask that

Hossy
12-16-2006, 03:04 PM
so your assuming that you can get 1400 dollars in 7 months or so, on a part time job?

:rolleyes:

why wouldnt you want something a little older, so you dont spend as much money, but also have that $$ to spend on entry and paint...as well as other new stuff?

my vote: older gun, maybe a lower 06 model or a nice 05, and get a nice jersey or something, as well as alot of paint in your tourneys or whatnot, because paint isnt everlasting

bigred76
12-16-2006, 03:17 PM
Hell, I stick with Shocker because they're down to $350-400ish for a good one... The design's been around for a while for a reason. Get a good gun, hopper and tank that fit your style, but don't go out and spend a ton because all high-ends depend on preference really...

BTW, IMO, Ego's cost so much because all the pro teams use them. "Pro teams use them, so they must be the best!" :dodgy:

Theheroguy
12-16-2006, 07:52 PM
I don't need $1400 eteks cost half that man I already have everything else

buy the way everybody My team colors changed so I'm getting bc paintballs black etek if it is still there because this new guy who works there specializes in ego's also gonna get a pulse to replace my appache so I need to make $900 in 7 months but I don't need it for the first tourney just want it

Hossy
12-17-2006, 05:59 AM
In order to save for a highend marker when I get a job my dad wants me to set up a fund were half the money goes to my bank account.


you need 1400 dollars if you want to have a 700 dollar gun according to what you said there.

1400/2=700

:rolleyes:

Theheroguy
12-17-2006, 06:23 AM
i have about $300 right now so I need $450

and i prolly get money for my birthday in february

I just got 07 proto gear for christmas so I don't need a jersey

becides that $1400 in 7 months is $200 a month. If I work everyday after school and weekends because I have nothing else to do then that's easy with the money I can get for doing stuff for my parents. Like everytime I mow the lawn or plant treea or lay brick I get about $20

ooglieboogliebob
12-17-2006, 07:37 AM
..... you shouldn't get paid for doing chores at your house .... they're putting a roof over your head you know ?? .... (j/k just jealous cuz i don't get paid :p)

go for something cheaper of the high end guns as of now, then work your way up. I think that would be better .... or not.

Theheroguy
12-17-2006, 07:52 AM
most people I know don't even do chores but planting trees (usually 5-8) laying brick(takes 3-4 hours for the amount I do) and mowing our monster lawn that has a major incline

ShadowX
12-17-2006, 09:07 AM
My vote is Etek All the way, I have shot one and I have shot MANY Ego's (05 and 06) and DM's and PM's (04-07).. I will tell you that Etek shoots right up there with them, if not better..

i dunno.... are you sure about the etek?... because by the time you had the money the Ego6 will be around the $700-$750 price range used...

I thought this was an interesting comment.. Yeah, 06 Ego's will be at the 750 range, but think what the Etek's will be.... Even lower..

I say find yourself an Etek.. They are great markers.. I have a close friend that has had one since the day they came out.. He hasn't had a lick of trouble with it..

You know my vote, if you have any questions about them, just ask me by PM..

Hossy
12-17-2006, 10:52 AM
planting trees (usually 5-8)

why would you need to continuely plant 5-8 trees...?


i have about $300 right now so I need $450

so thats 900 you need.

20 bucks here and there, especially in the winter wont cut it. you need to find a job at a store or something.

Minimum wage in MD is 6.15 an hour before taxes if they take them out.

that means your gonna need to work about 150 hours, to get the gun, and not count on anything else, which may mean gear (pods, harnesses, maintance stuff) and paint...at give or take 50 bucks a case...i still stand about my decision to get an older gun

08Lud08
12-17-2006, 01:08 PM
most people I know don't even do chores but planting trees (usually 5-8) laying brick(takes 3-4 hours for the amount I do) and mowing our monster lawn that has a major inclinewhy would you need to continuely plant 5-8 trees...?
Lol what are laying bricks and planting trees for?

Theheroguy
12-17-2006, 02:07 PM
land scaping our yard anyway I believe I can get the money

TheRedBarron
12-17-2006, 04:50 PM
PM'd hero.

Hossy
12-17-2006, 04:55 PM
land scaping our yard anyway I believe I can get the money

im not saying that you cant

landscaping your yard, adding 5-8 trees more than once is alot of trees.

Theheroguy
12-17-2006, 06:59 PM
theres over 40 because my parents had the natural forest cut away and made borders and multiple gardens

vikingshadow
12-17-2006, 07:37 PM
Sounds like a pretty home!

Ok, enough of the hijacking here - if he landscapes, he landscapes. Lays bricks, he lays bricks. No need to question his every statement.

PWNDuAgain
12-18-2006, 08:56 AM
Get a Tippman X7 you can customize it to have what ever you want on it. And it has a tool box on the gun so you can store your adjustment tools. Makes changing the velocity of your gun easy in between games.

FredPo
12-18-2006, 09:50 AM
Get a Tippman X7 you can customize it to have what ever you want on it. And it has a tool box on the gun so you can store your adjustment tools. Makes changing the velocity of your gun easy in between games.

I hope I am overlooking the sarcasm in this post :nunu:


Fred

killerpinecone
12-18-2006, 02:53 PM
I hope I am overlooking the sarcasm in this post :nunu:


Fred

lol

Theheroguy
12-18-2006, 03:09 PM
Everyone I'm sad cuz my vs broke and I'm probably getting a rail for christmas.

The striker bumper some how melted during play and is stuck on the stikerbuffer and spring so nothing can move but it's under the body so I can't remove it. Basically the moving parts are worthless unless I cut the body which I not gonna try to do

This thread is effectivley dead

now the only things Ihave the won't say proto are my mask (I have an old elswitch though) and harness and shoes ant loader I'm going to be a walking proto add.

yamaha cow
12-18-2006, 03:36 PM
PM6 ftw

Hob Hayward
12-18-2006, 03:37 PM
Howabout sending it to Kingman, I mean if that happened under warrantee than they'll replace it.

Theheroguy
12-18-2006, 05:02 PM
it's not still under warrantee:(

besides that running down all the time needing to be repaired syndrome for vs2 is occuring with mine and I don't trust it in battle any more. I was one of the biggest supporters to cleaned it every 5 days and lubed it every two weeks it wasn't in play

Hob Hayward
12-18-2006, 08:32 PM
Isn't warrantee like a year? Or did you mess with it?

Nenkitsune
12-18-2006, 08:52 PM
hmmm if your vs is dead what are you going to do with it? why can't you fix it?

bigred76
12-19-2006, 01:25 PM
****, send the body to me and I'll fix the damned thing if need be. I'm sure I could scrounge a couple parts up and put it back in order.

Theheroguy
12-19-2006, 03:17 PM
theres no way my parents would let me sorry I want to but they just wouldn't they don't trust anybody

I guess I must have messed it up cuz I don't see how it did that by it's self

bigred76
12-19-2006, 03:33 PM
If you can't use it because it's broken, then why would they care? Lol...

Melted... hmmm. What chemicals (including lubricants and oils) have been put into the marker?

TheRedBarron
12-19-2006, 03:37 PM
theres no way my parents would let me sorry I want to but they just wouldn't they don't trust anybody

I guess I must have messed it up cuz I don't see how it did that by it's self
Would they let you send it to a shop?

I own one, what a coincidence I also tech markers. And have my certs to do the work.

Hob Hayward
12-19-2006, 04:02 PM
theres no way my parents would let me sorry I want to but they just wouldn't they don't trust anybody

I guess I must have messed it up cuz I don't see how it did that by it's self

Doesn't matter, so long as you didn't do anything out of the ordinary, its covered. At least call and see what they say...

Theheroguy
12-19-2006, 05:11 PM
Would they let you send it to a shop?

I own one, what a coincidence I also tech markers. And have my certs to do the work.

it's not melted it looked melted it's just scaped every where and on the striker buffer I guessfrom whenit got caught I guess

TheRedBarron
12-19-2006, 05:23 PM
Well if they will let you ship it to a shop I will fix it for shipping costs and cost of parts (if I dont have some replacements just laying around).

Hob Hayward
12-20-2006, 02:15 PM
CALL KINGMAN! Sheesh, if you didn't cut the body or anything its still under warrantee and they will fix it for free!

Theheroguy
12-21-2006, 06:42 PM
yay my local shop is fixing it