Airsoft Canada
AirsoftParts.ca

Go Back   Airsoft Canada > General > General
Home Forums Register Gallery FAQ Calendar
Retailers Community News/Info International Retailers IRC Today's Posts

Types of Airsofters - a guide

:

General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 9th, 2012, 08:34   #1
cooney
 
cooney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hamilton, Ontario
Types of Airsofters - a guide

Types of Airsofters - a guide - Airsofters Forum - UK Airsoft Discussion Forum

Not everything applies in Airsoft in Canada. But I can see a few people that represent the types on that thread :P
cooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 08:46   #2
Kingsix
 
Kingsix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Peoples Republic of Toronto
Borrowed from the ^UK site, with some modifications

The 'pocket money' N00b

Rarity: fairly common

average age rating: 12-18

attributes: all of their kit is often bought by a parent or is purchused with the N00bs own 'pocket money'. In general, this kit is usually viper or unbranded and will often consist of a chinese made BDU and a thin and badly worn helmet. there will also invariably be a tactical pistol holster. This is sometimes paticularly confusing since many of these n00bs cannot afford a pistol. (although this often rectified by using a water pistol/springer to take up space in the holster.)
Commonly they spend most of their time arguing on internet forums or playing COD MW2 dressed in their own airsoft gear.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: they often post up their newest l33t loadout on forums, but these photographs will mostly consist of the infamous 'bedroom clear!!' or in this case 'garden CLEAR!!' photos. They will also never wear any type of footwear chosing instead to go into battle wearing socks or nothing at all. When they do attend skirmishes they usually wear trainers or hoodies along with all their newest gear that soon falls apart when it encounters any sort of rough terrain.

Common guns used- Chinese made rifles, with far too many accessories. They will often be two toned or be styled upon whatever gun they have in MW2.



The 'Skintsofter'

Rarity: fairly common

average age rating: 12-40

attributes: The skintsofter is one of natures crullest creations. It is a person who has a great love of airsofting but has neither the money nor the time to be able to skirmish or get anything resembling a loadout together. They survive on scraps of kit sold 2nd hand on the forums and buy guns as cheaply as possible. They are also known for being extremly creative since they can manufacture things like silencers out of pieces or pipe or toilet roll holders.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: Generally the glum look on their face as they turn up to a skirmish with a slightly broken gun and a pair of camo trousers from Primark. They will also be obvious from the envious looks they cast towards other airsofters who are far more kitted up.

Common guns used- Chinese made rifles and old marui ex-hire guns.


t3h l33t sniper

rarity: fairly common

average age rating 12 - 20

attributes: As a n00b discovers airsoft he does one of two things. He will either strap a box mag to an m4 or buy a sniper rifle. If he buys a sniper rifle he becomes t3h l33t sniper. t3h l33t sniper is a noob is is determned to become the best airsoft sniper ever encountered and wants to strike fear into the hearts of his fellow airsofters with a reputation for 1000 yard 1 shot kills. What they fail to understand is that airsoft sniping is actually a lot more about hiding and stealth rather than a high powered rifle firing from miles away.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: They will either be wearing a gigantic store bought gillie suit or will have fashioned some cunning camoflague in the form of local flora strapped to their knees, shoulders and head. Failing this, they can be found spending all of their time between matches 'zero'ing' their rifle, for some reason they just keep missing all those head shots.

Common guns used- Chinese made copies of maruzen or marui snipers. They may even blow all their money on tricked out g-specs or similar. The paticulary rich will invariably buy a barret or an intervention, then proceed to two-tone it.

The Chairsofter



rarity: exceedingly common

average age rating 12 - 50

attributes: The chairsofter is a strange thing indeed. It is in essence a nerd with a great knowlege of airsoft who never actually plays airsoft. Nonetheless the chairsofter will often have a large collection of guns strapped to his wall and will often be found on forums writing guides to airsofting and discussing airsofts various pros and cons within the game. The height of a chairsofters experience will be shooting the neighbours cat out of the window with an l96 because it interrupted his Dragonball Z marathon or gaming session.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: Generally they are of a pasty complexion and often show signs of having a bad diet. This is generally due to surving on supernoodles and frozen meals. but you'll never see one anyway, so why bother? They can be found online with stupid sounding nicknames (no doubt involving a fantasy animal or a wolf) and will no doubt have a massive post count.

Common guns used- Anything big and impressive looking for his wall, generally covered in accessories that he would soon take off if he ever got the chance to play with his guns in game.


The 'more money than sense' airsofter



Rarity: Uncommon

average age rating 25 - 40

attributes: This airsofter works in a high powered job or just has simply too much money and not much else to spend it on. They generally have better kit than the military and guns that were made custom for them. They are generally nice guys and can be relied upon to buy 50 quids worth of pyro per skirmish. They are also well known for getting stuck on the track to the site because they thought that their mercedes would handle it.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: Looks like an advert for Magpul/multicam/systema. Generally is throwing pyro every three seconds and will be happy to let you hold any of his guns between matches. After all, whats the point of having a minigun if everyone knows it's not yours?

Common guns used- systemas with real steel parts, miniguns, barrets or interventions.

Ex-forces 'softer



Rarity: Uncommon

average age rating 25 - 40

attributes: This soldier used to be in army/navy/airforce and so holding a gun and running round the woods isn't anything new to him. Except maybe the navy guy...but you get the idea. all of his kit is heavy worn in and he can move through the woods like a freakin' ninja. All of his other kit is of course numbered, and his gun has the bare minimum of accesories. Or if he has a few they are for a purpose or real steel items.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: Everyone listens to what he has to say during game, most of the time if he's not maliciously shooting people and laughing he'll be looking bored and smoking.

Common guns used- depends on what he's doing now. Generally anything for a decent marui or chinese gun up to a systema.

The CQB Junkie


Rarity: rare

average age rating 22 - 30

attributes: This guy loves fast firing guns, tight spaces and kicking in doors. He's used to pain and almost seems to delight in getting a streak of red dots across his arms/legs/face. He's kitted out to cause pain in a similar fashion armed with a MOSCART launcher and a tiny m4/mp5 that's rigged for speed. He's also packed to the gills with explosives and protective gear such as a helmet and at times a riot shield.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: He looks like batman crossed with juggernaut. He'll be bleeding or kicking in a door. Everyone wants to be on his team when it comes to entering a building.

Common guns used- small and fast with lots and lots of mags. Lipo batteries are his friend. 6 barreled CAW launchers or MOSCART launchers are also not uncommon.

The Female Airsofter

Rarity: ultra rare

average age rating 16 - 28

attributes: Airsoft is a male dominated hobby, this we know. But there are female players out there and recently the number has been growing. This could be because of the open loving airsoft community or it could just be because girls are suddenly becoming a lot more violent. Either way, they are often underestimated and the proceed to destroy every other enemy player on the field while running off with their flag.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: well...if you need to ask me that, i think you should talk to your parents.

Common guns used- small pdw type weapons are common, but anything goes really. Big heavy '***** extension' weapons, such as LMG's and snipers, aren't seen as often


The Kiddie 'softer

Rarity: increasingly common

average age rating: 12-15

attributes: These players either use a two tone gun or ones "borrowed" from big brother. Can be found being overlooked due to being so small you either can't find them or can't hit them as they make a much smaller target.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: Looking down! you may find them scurrying around your feet or hiding in the smallest of spaces.

Common guns used- Chinese made rifles, most commonly the JG G36C in two tone or a Double Eagle shotgun.

Contributed by Big Al



The Geardo


Rarity: fairly common

average age rating: 25-50

attributes: These guys have a love even greater than the love they have for the airsofting hobby. These people are geardo's. They love trawling the internet on real steel and army forums searching for the newest and most expensive gear. They were the people who first started wearing multicam, had integrated knee pads in their trousers and even have a NVG strapped to their gun. They are without a doubt useful to have alongside you, with the amount of gadgets they have you're sure to have some advantage over the enemy. However, they may not fair to well when their gear makes them too bulky to move at more than a walking pace.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: They are covered in more gadgets than their already extensively tactical armalite. They always have the best and most expensive kit on and can tell you what real steel units wear this kit and for what reason. they will also be easy to spot from the sounds of laughter as they examine chinese copies of whatever gear they are wearing

Common guns used- Systemas, upgraded marui's, VFC, G&P. All of these generally being armalites, because they need room for all their 'tacticool' accessories.




The Sci-fi 'softer

average age rating: 18+

attributes: From the Matrix to Stargate to Alien there have been a lot of cool looking movie characters out there toting guns around and shooting the hell out of each other. Who, in all honesty hasn't wanted to be Neo/Ripley/a colonial Marine/Boba Fett/O'neil? Well, there are some airsofters out there who search the internet for armor and loadouts and turn up to a woodland skirmish looking like they have just walked off the set of whatever movie the are representing. This is also rather useful for attending various conventions and picking up on nerd-chicks. They are airsofters at heart but at times it can be a little disconcerting to be clearing a room with a colonial marine to your left and a member of the stargate team to your right. It should also be noted that armor, while excellent defence against alien acid-blood/phasers/rocket-bullets, has never been noted for its stealthy properties.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: Have you seen them in a movie before? if so, they are a Sci-fi 'softer.

Common guns used- heavily converted guns made to look like their sci-fi equivalent.

The snake 'softer

NOTE: if you have not played metal gear solid the following article will make no sense at all.



average age rating: Unknown

attributes: He has a deep gritty voice, smokes like a chimney and has never seen a barber. These are airsofters that played metal gear solid way too many times and now believe themselves to be Solid Snake. when they are hit they do not say 'hit' instead they prefer shouting "snake? snake? snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!?" at the top of their lungs. They are masters of the knife kill and love to sneak about reveling in their ability to take on a base single handed. (which they seldom do.)

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: They look like solid snake. Also when posed with the question "metal Gear?" they will stop everything they're doing, turn to face you and will reply "....metal.....gear?"

Common guns used- a SOCOM with LAM unit and silencer are customary but they are also armed with other pistols (usually springers) and a cardboard box.


Historic softer

Rarity: Rare

Doesn't give a fuck they are wearing gear older then they are, these guys think modern gear is overrated. Very similar to gear whores they will have ever piece of issued kit, just far from up to date. Generally they prefer photo-ops to actual games.

Tell-tales signs for spotting one, They are pretty obvious they generally lack optics, and tend to run guns barebone. Generally their kit would stick out compared to their comrades by being years out of date. Guns commonly used are era correct. You will not find a PTW amongst this crowd.



Feel free to add other stereotypes.
__________________
Kingsix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 10:53   #3
5kull
 
5kull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
I enjoyed this I identified several species in my surroundings, the most obvious being the female and the geardo since we have two famous players for those category. It was harder for myself, I must be an hybrid
5kull is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 11:00   #4
HackD
 
HackD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Somewhere between Hamilton Ontario, and Hell..
On the same vein.. here's a good (UK) send-up on the phenomenon of otherwise normal, mature adults playing 'war in the woods'.. just substitute 'sticks' for 'airsoft'.

http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/1579238392
HackD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 11:32   #5
lurkingknight
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ottawa
larpers with projectile weapons. :P

Where's "self-righteous forum tyrant"?

Believes everyone should follow his advice and will argue against valid speaking points from everyone else, but never shows up to a game and if he does, puckers up like the tightest sphincter in the cell block cause he's all talk.

Suppose that would be a hybrid between chairsofter and geardo.


ps... the girl in the photo in the link for female airsofter is hawt.

:P
lurkingknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 12:34   #6
Curo
Cobalt Caliber
 
Curo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Bowmanville Ont
Paycheck wise? Well other than paying off my debt/bills and fillling my car with gas. 100 percent goes to airsoft. Sooo I'm a geardo? Meh makes sense.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by FirestormX View Post
I know that isn't really what you asked, but it's the internet, and I like to type things that don't matter.
Curo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 13:44   #7
Grizzly0679
 
Grizzly0679's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Montreal
lol too funny. I guess I'm an inadvertent-Historic Softer. I bought my rifle bare with no RIS handrail on purpose because I like the old design M4's. Got some tiger camo pants, a worked in tiger camo boonie hat and duct tape where I need it...I look very jungle warfare. I guess it's pretty obvious I grew up in the 80's and was influenced by all things Vietnam. IRON SIGHTS FOR THE WIN!

unless we fight at night...

...

then it's Starlight Scope time.
__________________
Quote:
Here we are again bro -just you and me. Same kind of moon same kind of jungle. Real number 10 remember? Whole platoon, 32 men chopped into meat... We walk out just you and me, nobody else. Right on top huh? Not a scratch... Not a fuckin' scratch... - Sgt.Mac, Predator
Grizzly0679 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 13:56   #8
Janus
 
Janus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Victoria, BC
Send a message via ICQ to Janus Send a message via MSN to Janus
I think I'm stuck between the 'More Money Than Sense' and 'Ex-Forces' softer, and I turned my girlfriend into a 'Female Airsofter.'

It's bad when you go through this list and are like, "I know this person.... and this person..."
__________________

Age Verifier - Lower Vancouver Island
Brotherhood of Nod - Nod Prime || Vancouver Island Airsoft League - President
Janus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 14:09   #9
Brian McIlmoyle
8=======D
 
Brian McIlmoyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Toronto
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janus View Post
I think I'm stuck between the 'More Money Than Sense' and 'Ex-Forces' softer, and I turned my girlfriend into a 'Female Airsofter.'

It's bad when you go through this list and are like, "I know this person.... and this person..."

it's worse when you say " I am this person" and it's not who you hoped
__________________
Brian McIlmoyle
TTAC3 Director
CAPS Range Officer
Toronto Downtown Age Verifier

OPERATION WOODSMAN

If the tongue could cut as the sword does, the dead would be infinite
Brian McIlmoyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 14:10   #10
Aper
E-30
 
Aper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Aegiis's Neighbor.
I think the Ex-Force's type fits me. I agree on the "heavy kit wear", like the real stuff, but I never get bored or laugh at people on the field. I may not be in the Forces anymore, but there's always something to learn out there, even in airsoft events.
__________________

West Coast EOD Supporter. // Bang One, Bang Em All ! // In war, it's not who's right, but who's left.
Aper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 14:26   #11
Acid_Snake
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North Bay, ON
Send a message via MSN to Acid_Snake
The Chocolate Airsofter


Rarity: fairly common

average age rating: any

attributes: A recent variation of the airsofter species, the chocolate airsofter, as the name implies, consists entirely of one slab of chocolate. How this cocoa product can interact with us, were other chocolates cannot, is a mystery that baffles earth's brightest. However, we do know chocolate airsofters cannot play in the rain for fear of melting. Although the relative intelligence is on par with the average airsofter, chocolate airsofters have no understanding whatsoever of waterproof technologies. Such as, rain jackets, Boots, gloves, etc.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: The ones who confirm for a game and then don't show up due to a rain forecast. Most often the weatherman is wrong and skies are clear however the risk is too great to take. They will usually post no indication as to their intentions for fear of humans catching on to their true nature. The chocolate airsofter's greatest fear is to be revealed as it would mean certain death. Who in their right mind would pass up all that chocolate?

Common guns used- A wide range. Chocolate people have infiltrated the ranks all across the board
Acid_Snake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 14:26   #12
Jaelommiss
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Guelph, ON
Where's the guy who can't shoot straight and is only good as a human shield?

I feel left out.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Acid_Snake View Post
The Chocolate Airsofter


Rarity: fairly common

average age rating: any

attributes: A recent variation of the airsofter species, the chocolate airsofter, as the name implies, consists entirely of one slab of chocolate. How this cocoa product can interact with us, were other chocolates cannot, is a mystery that baffles earth's brightest. However, we do know chocolate airsofters cannot play in the rain for fear of melting. Although the relative intelligence is on par with the average airsofter, chocolate airsofters have no understanding whatsoever of waterproof technologies. Such as, rain jackets, Boots, gloves, etc.

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: The ones who confirm for a game and then don't show up due to a rain forecast. Most often the weatherman is wrong and skies are clear however the risk is too great to take. They will usually post no indication as to their intentions for fear of humans catching on to their true nature. The chocolate airsofter's greatest fear is to be revealed as it would mean certain death. Who in their right mind would pass up all that chocolate?

Common guns used- A wide range. Chocolate people have infiltrated the ranks all across the board
Are we allowed to eat them at games? It's far easier than carrying snacks onto the field.
Jaelommiss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 14:33   #13
shiftsup
 
shiftsup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
I fall into the historic softer category since I mostly play games with a historical flavour.

Only exceptions are I enjoy games rather than photo ops and modern gear isn't over rated.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aper View Post

Anyways, it's not my problem. Enjoy your overpriced shaving acessories.
shiftsup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 14:44   #14
jangofett234
 
jangofett234's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
The snake 'softer

NOTE: if you have not played metal gear solid the following article will make no sense at all.


average age rating: Unknown

attributes: He has a deep gritty voice, smokes like a chimney and has never seen a barber. These are airsofters that played metal gear solid way too many times and now believe themselves to be Solid Snake. when they are hit they do not say 'hit' instead they prefer shouting "snake? snake? snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!?" at the top of their lungs. They are masters of the knife kill and love to sneak about reveling in their ability to take on a base single handed. (which they seldom do.)

Tell-tale signs for spotting one: They look like solid snake. Also when posed with the question "metal Gear?" they will stop everything they're doing, turn to face you and will reply "....metal.....gear?"

Common guns used- a SOCOM with LAM unit and silencer are customary but they are also armed with other pistols (usually springers) and a cardboard box.






I love me some Metal Gear lol
jangofett234 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2012, 14:46   #15
Short Round
Najohn
 
Short Round's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SkyDome
CQB Junkie: He looks like batman crossed with juggernaut.

I look good in black, I can't help it!
__________________


P90's 101 Guide
Short Round is offline   Reply With Quote
ReplyTop


Go Back   Airsoft Canada > General > General

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Airsoft Canada
AirsoftParts.ca

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 13:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.