What's wrong with the Stingray?

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Paga » Mon, 15 Apr 1996 04:00:00


It's the second gun I used in my life, and I love it. The grip with
the cilinder in your elbow cavity is great. It's damn cheap too!
Anybody know where it's cheapest?

Alex

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What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Dwpll1 » Sun, 28 Apr 1996 04:00:00

ITS CHEAP BECAUSE IT IS NOT A GOOD GUN

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Ma.. » Mon, 29 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> ITS CHEAP BECAUSE IT IS NOT A GOOD GUN

Is this from experience or just an assumption?

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by MiniMag0 » Mon, 29 Apr 1996 04:00:00

<Subject: Re: What's wrong with the Stingray?

<Date: 27 Apr 1996 10:54:11 -0400

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<ITS CHEAP BECAUSE IT IS NOT A GOOD GUN

Thats not true it is a good inexpensive  gun for people just starting out
& that want to save a little money but also have there own marker.
Greg D.
TIP#1777~S.O.G.#054

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Splattered Matte » Mon, 29 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> <Subject: Re: What's wrong with the Stingray?

> <Date: 27 Apr 1996 10:54:11 -0400

> <
> <ITS CHEAP BECAUSE IT IS NOT A GOOD GUN

> Thats not true it is a good inexpensive  gun for people just starting out
> & that want to save a little money but also have there own marker.
> Greg D.
> TIP#1777~S.O.G.#054

I don't think so. Saving money means that the paint you shoot makes it
out of the barrel and flies straight too. Otherwise you end up spending
alot of extra cash on paint, which is much more expensive in the long
run. Anyone thinking of buying a Stingray needs to ask themselves "Why
does this semi only cost 100 bucks?". If you think about it, it's because
it's trash. Hold on a little longer and at least go with the Spyder.
 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by XDC » Tue, 30 Apr 1996 04:00:00


 Anyone thinking of buying a Stingray needs to ask themselves "Why

Quote:
>does this semi only cost 100 bucks?". If you think about it, it's because
>it's trash. Hold on a little longer and at least go with the Spyder.

The saying goes something like:
One man's trash, another's treasure.....

This works for paintball also!

I think my $95 Trracer is a fine marker.  Not my best or my favorite
marker , but a good one nonetheless!

Todd

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Sanford E. Walke » Tue, 30 Apr 1996 04:00:00

: I think my $95 Trracer is a fine marker.  Not my best or my favorite
: marker , but a good one nonetheless!

There's a big difference between a $95 pump and a $95 semi.  Pumps are much
simpler, you don't have to cut as many corners to get down to $95.
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What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by XDC » Thu, 02 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
IV) writes:
>There's a big difference between a $95 pump and a $95 semi.  Pumps are
much
>simpler, you don't have to cut as many corners to get down to $95.

I agree 100% with you!  I too have heard bad things about the stingray,
and would not recommend it to a friend, but there are people out there
(they are hard to find though) who really like them.  I was simply stating
that what may be a piece of trash to one person is a nice marker to
someone else.  Case in point, the Trracer...

Todd

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Paul R Barb » Fri, 03 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
: IV) writes:

: >There's a big difference between a $95 pump and a $95 semi.  Pumps are
: much
: >simpler, you don't have to cut as many corners to get down to $95.

: I agree 100% with you!  I too have heard bad things about the stingray,
: and would not recommend it to a friend, but there are people out there
: (they are hard to find though) who really like them.  I was simply stating
: that what may be a piece of trash to one person is a nice marker to
: someone else.  Case in point, the Trracer...

: Todd

My first two markers were a Trracer and a Stingray, in that order.  I have to say
that I was disapointed in neither of them.  Both performed well, with minimal
failure, both were cheap (good for a fledgling player, unsure about his/her
commitment to the sport) and because I played at a field that was friendly to
newbies, I wasn't teased for having a cheap marker, nor was I excessivly lit up.  
The best advise I can give is: Do your own research.  Talk to people who have
owned the marker you are thinking about buying, and make your own decision.  
Don't let anyone tell you to not even look at a marker bacuse it
is garbage.  It may turn out they never owned one before and it may be just the
marker for you.

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Chris Grop » Fri, 03 May 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>: IV) writes:

>: >There's a big difference between a $95 pump and a $95 semi.  Pumps are
>: much
>: >simpler, you don't have to cut as many corners to get down to $95.

>: I agree 100% with you!  I too have heard bad things about the stingray,
>: and would not recommend it to a friend, but there are people out there
>: (they are hard to find though) who really like them.  I was simply stating
>: that what may be a piece of trash to one person is a nice marker to
>: someone else.  Case in point, the Trracer...

>: Todd

>My first two markers were a Trracer and a Stingray, in that order.  I have to
> say
>that I was disapointed in neither of them.  Both performed well, with minimal
>failure, both were cheap (good for a fledgling player, unsure about his/her
>commitment to the sport) and because I played at a field that was friendly to
>newbies, I wasn't teased for having a cheap marker, nor was I excessivly lit
> up.  
>The best advise I can give is: Do your own research.  Talk to people who have
>owned the marker you are thinking about buying, and make your own decision.  
>Don't let anyone tell you to not even look at a marker bacuse it
>is garbage.  It may turn out they never owned one before and it may be just the

>marker for you.

The big problem with the stingray is reliability.  Our team won one,  and the
first time we took it out the cup seal broke.  A field at home decided to use
them as rental guns.  Big mistake.  They didn't even last one season before
they started to break regularly due to wear and tear on the cheap plastic
parts.  In addition,  they have exceptionally poor velocity performance;  it's
almost impossible to get a reasonably stable velocity out of one.  If someone
plans on keeping a gun longer than a year,  the problems caused by the
inferior manufacturing and quality of the stingray aren't worth the trouble or
the money needed to fix the gun.  A spyder is a much better gun;  people
should just bite the bullet and save a little longer (or buy a tracer).

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What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Ted Barh » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00

Several friends (~8) and I started playing paintball last year.  We all bought
Stingrays.  As far as I know, no-one has had any real problems with them.  I'll
admit that everyone who "got into" paintball has since purchased fancier
equipment, but if initial investment is an issue, the Stingray is a great
option.  Sure the more costly guns shoot a little better and they definately
have a nicer feel, but that doesn't mean the Stingray is a bad gun!  I'm sure
some of my friends that never really got into the game are glad they didn't
blow $300 on their first -- and last -- gun.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ted Barham

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by Jeffrey James Morale » Sat, 04 May 1996 04:00:00

I have played paintball ever since the days of the Nel-Spots and I have
played with many guns. Recently, I got an opportunity to play with a
Stingray. I felt that it performed quite well for the price. In fact, I
was surprised that the trigger was as light as it was. For under $100
this gun is a deal, especially if you are not commited to the sport yet.
Heck I'd probably buy one as a back up.
                                        Jeff Morales

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by XDC » Mon, 06 May 1996 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:
>The best advise I can give is: Do your own research.  Talk to people who
have

>owned the marker you are thinking about buying, and make your own
decision.  
>Don't let anyone tell you to not even look at a marker bacuse it
>is garbage.  It may turn out they never owned one before and it may be
just
>the
>marker for you.

These are several good points.  When a friend asks for advice though,
expecting me to lead him/her in the right direction, I either say I've
owned/used this marker and this is its good/bad points, or in the case of
a marker like the stingray I say this is what I've heard/read...

If I've heard a lot of bad comments about a certain marker, I'm going to
definitely let my friend know about these comments so he/she knows what
they may be buying.

Todd

 
 
 

What's wrong with the Stingray?

Post by jm.marie » Wed, 08 May 1996 04:00:00

I was very impressed by the Stingray when I first got one. It was
light and accurate.
   I remained so a full two weeks. In spite of vast amounts of hard
earned cash spent on mechanics/surgery/magic, it has never stopped
leaking since. (Well, not when the tank is empty, that's true)

   Maybe one Stingray out of 20, 10, or even 5 is reliable. If you get
that one, then it's a good deal. If not... For the same price, I'd
rather buy a pump marker that functions, is reliable, easy to understand
and to repair.

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