I noticed there seems to be kind of an evolution of sniper vs sniper styles as a sniper gets better and better. This is sort of the path that I went and I notice other snipers seem to go through it as well. You'll see the snipers that are new who stand still while while they are scoped in. After a while, those snipers realize its a good idea to be mobile so they will start to move around a bit but they still tend to stay relatively still when they are scoped in and they take a while to aim and shoot. Once they get better, they realize that it is easier to hit enemy snipers that have just shot due to the movement restriction after shooting so some snipers will straffe and wait for their enemies to shoot first or scope in first and then they will "second" shoot. They will also learn that they themselves become a target after they shoot whether it is first shooting or second shooting so they will begin to jump after shots. Once they start to play better snipers, they realize that jumping against really good snipers can sometimes be a disadvantage since they follow a predictable path in the air so they will use the double duck technique/bug whether manual or scripted. A lot of snipers hit a wall at this point where they feel they aren't getting better so they ask how they can improve. When I asked this question to a sniper who is much better than me, I was told to stop second shooting and to try to first shoot more. At this stage, I consider myself a sniper that tries to first shoot but I still use the jump shooting technique. I think there are a lot of other snipers who play on Snipezilla who also use this kind of technique. However, I noticed the best snipers from <<+>> or NWA will use more of a hardscoping edge of wall technique (not sure what the official term is called). Also, I noticed that they will almost never pop out of the same spot two times in a row. I tried this hardscoping "passive" style and it was a bit strange to get used to. I feel like sometimes when I use this style, I'm waiting forever for an enemy to pass through my scoped in circle. Is it a matter of having a good game sense and knowing where to hardscope? Obviously improving aim and faster flick speed are important to get to the next level of sniping but do you guys think that switching to a more passive hardscoping style is the best way to reach the next level? Just figured I'd spark a discussion for those of us trying to improve. P.S. I put some Snipezilla footage together into a movie recently if anyone is bored (harmless plug for my movie ).