First off, I used the search feature, I'm new here, but not to forums.
I am a PB n00b, so bear with me. I played my first game about a month ago, and bought my first marker on Monday.
Anyway, I was considering a drop, but after looking at some pictures and even some video, it almost seems that the drop might make it difficult to get into a good crouch position.
Well I've thought of two possible locations to move the tank to.
One of them is move it forward, under the barrel. The issue here is that this gives a larger target when trying to peak around corners. Also with my stock barrel (SP-1), the tank would actually end up being the most forward part of the marker, though I could likley add some cover to look liek a grenade launcher. A longer barrel might even up the distance to the end of the marker, but there would still be a large target area that would be fairly easy to hit.
The other location, and one that I would prefer would be to move it back and up. Almost in the location where a stock would be located. I would likely still keep it a little lower so that the custom mount I have in mind would allow for the addition of a (custom possibly integrated) stock that was located above and behind the tank.
Is there any reason I haven't seen a "lift" used? Safety? Tanks kept low incase the regulator breaks off? I've seen a video where a tank broke off, but was when the player fell or slid, so it could have been the force of the marker (tank) being driven into the ground. The lifted position would protect from that scenario.
I'm mostly going to be woodsballing, but in the winter we are using an indoor facilty, in what I think is a speedball set-up (I still haven't found a good definition of exactly what Speedball is).