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Old May 24th, 2011, 00:18   #1
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Where Does One Play Airsoft?

Hi, I'm sorta new to this site, but not to airsoft and combat sports. I've played paintball for about 2 years and have owned an airsoft gun for about the same time. Now, the problem is that I'm 16 years old, which by your standards is an "unsafe age". I assure you that my safety and common-sense are on par with any one of you, so hopefully that shouldn't be an issue with anyone. So here it goes: Does anyone know of an outdoor field (preferably wooded) that is relatively close to Toronto? Only helpful advice or rational criticism please, I don't want to hear how I'll "ruin the sport of airsoft in canada" or "wait until you're 18 kid" because despite the majority of people my age, I am not stupid, nor do I do stupid things. So save your chirps for some other fool who doesn't know anything about airsoft.

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Old May 24th, 2011, 00:22   #2
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99% of the time i play airsoft in my imagination,
that other 1% is at a paintball field. i would start with that and ask them what their age restrictions are. I know some places are 18+ 16+with parental consent
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Old May 24th, 2011, 00:22   #3
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yes outdoor field, but all of them are paintball there are no Legal airsoft fields, all of those are privately owned by someone, for example LZ ottowa, however if you want to play airsoft with people then you gota be 18 for example there are lots of games at flagraiders, however requirements are 18+ so sorry
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Old May 24th, 2011, 00:37   #4
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Hi, I'm sorta new to this site, but not to airsoft and combat sports. I've played paintball for about 2 years and have owned an airsoft gun for about the same time. Now, the problem is that I'm 16 years old, which by your standards is an "unsafe age". I assure you that my safety and common-sense are on par with any one of you, so hopefully that shouldn't be an issue with anyone. So here it goes: Does anyone know of an outdoor field (preferably wooded) that is relatively close to Toronto? Only helpful advice or rational criticism please, I don't want to hear how I'll "ruin the sport of airsoft in canada" or "wait until you're 18 kid" because despite the majority of people my age, I am not stupid, nor do I do stupid things. So save your chirps for some other fool who doesn't know anything about airsoft.

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It is not possible for a person to asses their own maturity level, as it is a subjective measure by others.

I have on rare occasions allowed underage players, 16 is the minimum age.
for your first appearance you must bring a parent or legal guardian who must stay for the entire session and sign off on a informed consent.

I know it sucks being considered "too young" .. you will be "too young" for 2 more years.. then you will spend the rest of your life being "too old"
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Old May 24th, 2011, 02:03   #5
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I know it sucks being considered "too young" .. you will be "too young" for 2 more years.. then you will spend the rest of your life being "too old"
... and feeling too old!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:04   #6
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... and feeling too old!
Or in my case, feeling too old wrt everyone else I am playing with/against
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:45   #7
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I know it sucks man but look I'm 17 and been waiting 2 yrs and tried to find ways to play. But these guys are serious about there 18+ thing and have very good reasons to keep it that way. My advice start saving money and researching gear/guns now thats what I've done and I have some kick ass gear just waiting for my 18th birthday to buy a gun. I know waiting sucks but it's life, I hope this doesn't discourage you from the sport.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:46   #8
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I know some places are 18+ 16+with parental consent
More specifically, parental supervision for the duration of the event. This is more so of a host requirement but many field owners support it.

Think of it this way, has anyone tried disciplining a random 16 year old, that you don't really know, after they have broken one or several rules? If one hasn't tried, have fun with that.
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As some have said before, maturity is subjective. I have met some very mature teenagers, and some very reckless adults in my life. However, age is a very strong indicator of maturity - I am far less likely to meet a mature teenager than a reckless adult (unless they've been drinking, which I do NOT agree with before or during games).

Having said that, if the field operator and game host (both *may* be the same person) agree to let you one with parental oversight for the duration of the day, then have at it. However, you should contact them beforehand - nothing can be more deflating than showing up with your parents expecting everything to go smoothly... and being turned away at the door.

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