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Old August 23rd, 2011, 19:18   #1
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Lightbulb How serious do you take airsoft?

I know that this is a black and white topic with airsoft players, but I was wondering how serious everyone takes airsoft on their own personal level.

I know that in my opinion, its just a sport and a way to have some fun. Personally I love to see teams come out with matching gear and stuff, but whats your guys opinions on teams having a chain of command, having practices and having a basic training before being able to enter a team?

I'm not trying to start an argument here, I just don't see the point behind it, in my opinion it just seems over the top and a "want to be" Military thing. The point of this thread though, is so I might get the opinions from people who are on a team like I'm describing, to shed some light on why you do have the things I mentioned, and why they are important. Once again, this is all my opinion on it and am not trying to bash anyone, I am open to new things, I just want to understand a bit better. Thanks ahead of time for your replies,


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Old August 23rd, 2011, 19:24   #2
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Ever hear of GMR, or Green Mountain Rangers? I'm pretty sure they have split up now, but back when they played they all had PVS 14's, Systema PTW's, and real deal gear. They also would go to a lot of National events and even went to Berget. Talk about expensive!

Search "Green Mountain Rangers" on youtube and you'll see how hardcore and serious they took airsoft.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 19:26   #3
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I think you'll find that the majority of people on here are chairsofters.


Apart from that, there are plenty of organized teams in the provincial forums.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 19:45   #4
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It's a game

but for some people that game involves authentic kit, matched to their team mates. Regular training, and the agreement to follow a chain of command.
this does not mean that they are "serious" it just means that they play the game differently.

for some people, digging in , sitting in a trench all night in swarming bugs and not seeing let alone shooting anything is a great night of "airsoft"

For others, not so much
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 19:45   #5
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I am of the same mind as you are Neved, but it is still fun to be a part of a team. Being involved with a like minded group that you consistently play with and enjoy their company is great. We get that out at London every two weeks, same group and we all enjoy the skirmishes etc. Have yet to hear a raised voice or a pissed off player. Same goes for the Waterdown field for the most part. Haven't been to any of the bigger games, but I intend to someday.

This is why I have been thinking of starting an informal team of like minded folks who just like to go have fun. Might still do it, never know the Deep Insertion Recon Team (D.I.R.T.) may just cause massive untold destruction (M.U.D.) someday in the future. Of course you will be invited buddy!!
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 19:55   #6
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I don't really have a problem with any level of serious or casual Airsoft.
I would definitely take part in some 'serious' events, and rag-tag skirmishes are fun too.
The only thing I do have a problem with is when people think that knowledge or 'skills' developed to play our game translate to reality in any way at all what-so-ever.
That makes me wince a bit.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 20:02   #7
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for some people, digging in , sitting in a trench all night in swarming bugs and not seeing let alone shooting anything is a great night of "airsoft"
yes it is
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 20:55   #8
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With Family and close friends its just an all out game for fun, no tight rules except for the safety. With strangers It's still a game for fun, but I'm there to win, and the gear and toys are cool
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 22:23   #9
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 22:34   #10
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 22:52   #11
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I'll take airsoft as seriously as my wallet will allow.
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 23:01   #12
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 23:31   #13
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Serious ...

Serious enought to get involve in a group activity somebody worked weeks even months on and make my g7d d6am best to reach the objective that where set for OUR team.

Think social and work for victory without screwing up everone elses day by belly heaching because THIS is not how I would have done it...

Treat every game I play has if it were my last ... THAT SERIOUS

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Old August 23rd, 2011, 23:38   #14
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I'm so serious I make Sportco look like a bro
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 23:48   #15
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Airsoft is srs bsns.

(You can obviously see my opinion. Having matching camo or gear or guns or all three are fine and great and I can see why people want to do that, it can be fun. But it's definitely not required)
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