Originally Posted by Danke
And that's the big hitch with letting "youth" participate in a game.
They can't legally form consent. So if a 15 year old kids comes away with a shot out tooth after his 17 year old cousin brought him out what happens next?
Does that kid's mom pull 5K out of the vacation fund for a trip to the dentist or does she start looking at who at the game should pay for injuring her child?
Jimmy-no-tooth should have been brought to the game by a legal guardian over the age of 18 (or whatever that regions age of majority is).
Also if JNT's mother has 5K in a vacation fund, she should have insurance. I have insurance for my wife and daughter through my work. If I had a tooth shot out, pretty sure I wouldn't be too concerned about getting insurance to cover the damage.
Or you know, spend 15 dollars on a mesh mask lol.
It is almost like hockey. Kids start off playing with full face mask helmets, either wire or plexiglass or a combo (I have had all three) and eventually you can make the decision to switch to a half face shield (I did when I started playing pickup hockey).
With airsoft your level of protection is largely your own responsibility. You can scrape by with the bare minimum eye protection and that's it, or you can get proper fitting, high quality full seal goggles, a face mask, a helmet and eye protectors. Game hosts should enforce what they are comfortable with of course, but a lot of it comes back on the players.