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Old January 30th, 2014, 11:08   #61
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Miss my 2005 Angel, and Angel A1. Speed ball was for sure one of the greatest experiences I had.

They are both different sports in my opinion, to each their own.

I enjoyed both sports. My first Angel was $1600, lol. Box of paintball at the time for "no-name" was $50-60 for 2000 paintballs, and that was cheap! Anyways, don't know how paintball scene has changed after 2005-2006, but was quite expensive in comparison to now. Also at that time I don't think Airsoft was popular, and was quite low-key.

I love airsoft now, nothing like having a GBB put a smile to my face after each shot. I also enjoy that I don't need to have to clean up after all that fish-oil infused paintballs cover me too is a big plus. Also airsoft brings a lot more "realistical simulations" then paintball. Also seems to be less cheaters.

Images from google, but almost the same.

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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:30   #62
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BioRage, Nice 05 Angel... looks like it never saw field time.

Still have my original single trigger Angel LED which has been hanging on the wall for years.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:50   #63
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BioRage, Nice 05 Angel... looks like it never saw field time.

Still have my original single trigger Angel LED which has been hanging on the wall for years.
Ah, I wish it was mine, those are just google images. Don't know my old school photobucket account so not sure if I still have photos from there.

Maybe I'll do some research and see if I can find one for a collector gun, think they are under $200 now.. deflation ftw!

Is yours an I3?
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Old January 30th, 2014, 17:39   #64
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Airsoft consumers are gullible. They continue to purchase pot metal based airsoft guns. If manufacturer "A" offer a CNC'd M4 at $600, and manufacturer "B" offer a pot metal version at $590, the consumer will buy pot metal to save $10. That is reality.

That pretty much is the truth now, unfortunately. Except not even $590.

I remember "back in the day" (circa 2001) when a plastic TM AEG would run about $650 in Canada. People were willing to pay that.

Now people scoff at paying more than $400 for anything.

And its not just Canada, players everywhere seem to be after bargain basement pricing, quality be damned. And unfortunately, manufacturers are there to fill demand and turn a profit. They could just as easily be making CNC'd 6061-T6 guns, but they would turn into unsold inventory, so they don't.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 17:45   #65
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lol, I had an Angel Stars and Stripes LED model that I picked up when all the Angel owners moved onto the LCD model. That thing could shoot ropes but when it started acting up it was difficult to fix.

I played in the first Skyball tournament at the then Skydome and our team reffed the second one. Those were good times, probably the golden age now for the hobby.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 17:53   #66
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I've played paintball and it was fun, but I found it lacking. The guns are no where near as accurate, as far as i can tell it would cost a shitlload more to own, maintain and play. Even the better guns are nowhere near as realistic and it's far too messy. Also paintball leaves much larger welts on most people. airsoft only seems to leave (normally) mosquito sized "welts". When ppl who've played pball ask me what it feels like I say paintball is a punch and airsoft is a slap just as hard so it stings a bit more on impact but goes away quicker and leaves less of a mark. I honestly don't know why ppl play pball when there's airsoft!?
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Old January 30th, 2014, 18:03   #67
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Ah, I wish it was mine, those are just google images. Don't know my old school photobucket account so not sure if I still have photos from there.

Maybe I'll do some research and see if I can find one for a collector gun, think they are under $200 now.. deflation ftw!

Is yours an I3?
Mine was the old 1st gen LED even before the LCD versions. IR3 is beyond the LCD.

Back then, Revy's were the only loaders then the Halo came. With the Revy, chopping was a nightmare.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 18:09   #68
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I honestly don't know why ppl play pball when there's airsoft!?
Biggest reason I have seen lately is the fact that paintball marks people while airsoft is honour based. Hard for wipers and cheats in paintball to hide a solid grouping of hits where the same play in airsoft you could deny and no proof exists.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 18:10   #69
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But back to airsoft.

Zshot at the Shot Show in Vegas has announced the new 2014 Systema that is supposed to have fully billet machined upper and lower receivers by Knights Armament (KAC).

I really hope Wallace at Zshot did not lie again about this announcement, because it would be just heaven if it was true.

http://popularairsoft.com/news/airso...-legal-version

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Old January 30th, 2014, 18:17   #70
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That pretty much is the truth now, unfortunately. Except not even $590.

I remember "back in the day" (circa 2001) when a plastic TM AEG would run about $650 in Canada. People were willing to pay that.

Now people scoff at paying more than $400 for anything.

And its not just Canada, players everywhere seem to be after bargain basement pricing, quality be damned. And unfortunately, manufacturers are there to fill demand and turn a profit. They could just as easily be making CNC'd 6061-T6 guns, but they would turn into unsold inventory, so they don't.
Seems true, however I might be totally in the wrong but I think the Pot Metal vs CNC'd aspect of it all is not advertised anywhere. What I mean is that you can't really tell on a manuf. or retailer site if it's one or the other, so people (I think) tend to overlook this "feature" when shopping and comparing.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 19:03   #71
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Companies that use pot metal it and just call it alloy.
Companies that use billet alum will say cnc machined billet and for example the grade.

Pot metal has seam marks and are often painted because it can not be anodized.
Machined alum billet parts can be anodized and looks so much better.

The first pic below is pot metal shell, the second is billet machined.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 19:09   #72
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I recently came to the dark side and love it, only thing I miss from paintball and havent had the experience so far with airsoft is ... walking off the field covered in welts and exhausted. Maybe im doing something wrong (I assume those comments are coming) just feel paintball is faster paced. That feeling is extremely satisfying.

Also miss actually marking players instead of having no proof for cheaters.

Now on to all the things I dont miss:
- paying three times the cost to play.
- fucken speedball players ... hate those clownz.
- unrealistic paintball guns.
- lone wolf style of play ... very little tactics or good team play.
- ridiculous commerical field prices.
- stinky stained gear.
- etc, etc, etc .....

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Old January 30th, 2014, 19:23   #73
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Biggest reason I have seen lately is the fact that paintball marks people while airsoft is honour based. Hard for wipers and cheats in paintball to hide a solid grouping of hits where the same play in airsoft you could deny and no proof exists.
I love airsoft. If you shoot someone in paintball too many times, it would be ruled as over shooting. Besides paint is expensive so I like the one shot, one kill technique. I always go for the goggles.

In airsoft if the other player does not call out, just keep on shooting and target tender spots on their body. Who cares if they cheat, more fun for me. I never get mad, because it is just a game!

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Old January 31st, 2014, 14:48   #74
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we play multiple rounds in a day, in paintball after the first round it would be impossible to determine old hit from new anyway. we play with a good group that calls their hits and anyone that doesn't, isn't invited back out anyway.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 17:23   #75
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After 18 years of PB 10 years of competitive ball, I still love Paintball.

Last year I was convinced too try Airsoft for the first time from co-workers.
They told me Paintball Sucks bla bla bla.

So I tried Airsoft, Gibson School being my first outing. Let me just say, Ive played a lot of Paintball, In a lot of different scenarios. Nothing could have prepared me for the game change. Playing back for 8 years in Paintball, I was used too ripping ropes in all my firing lanes, with airsoft, I loved the more tactical feel I got. Its a different game all together for me.

Paintball I would rip off 900-1200 balls a round. With airsoft I only shot 500+/- bbs the entire day, And still had a Blast.

So I cant say one or the other is best, But at this point in my life Airsoft suites my needs in Fun warfare class best.

just my 2Cents

Try both, Choose what makes you feel better, Or play both.
If its a money issue, Airsoft has been cheaper by the wagon full for me.
If its finding people too play with, Check the local games and meet new players.
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