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Old November 4th, 2007, 01:11   #76
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Whatever sport is the most fun to me? Well thats gotta be tonsil hockey, then airsoft, then tonsil hockey again.
for me it goes tonsil hockey, airsoft then pocket pool...
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Old November 4th, 2007, 14:34   #77
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Old November 4th, 2007, 16:31   #78
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this is an airsoft forum, airsoft wins, end of discussion
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Old November 4th, 2007, 16:37   #79
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I don't consider that to be a flame. It's not an attack on anyone personal, it's simply the truth. If you go to a BMW forum and start trying to compare your Honda Civic to a BMW, then you'll have to expect to be unwelcome. There is no paintball and airsoft debate... they are DIFFERENT games, get over it.
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people are biased on their cars or what they are passionate for. In this case we are all biased on airsoft or else why would we be on an airsoft forum instead of paintball forums?

if one went to a paintball forum and started to a thread like this the outcome would be paintball > airsoft.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 18:56   #80
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From what I read of this thread, the op didn't start this thread to get an opinion on Paintball and Airsoft, he started this thread to drum up business for his paintball business...
If he really wanted to hear our opinion he wouldn't have mentioned he sold the RAP4 gear and the other paintball gear he preached about. How can he have an open opinion to this debate with his invested interest in paintball, simple, HE CAN'T!!
My guess about the OP, he has never played airsoft, if he has I bet no more then he stepped onto a field once, so he got a bit of a taste but not much.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:37   #81
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Man over half the people here must be in denial airsoft is a dying sport. Almost all of those articles are comparing guns that would cost 700 here to the worlds most primitive low end paintball guns that cost under 100. Do you see airsoft on tv anywhere? No, but in the US they regularly play paintball on tv and even sometimes in Canada.

Also all of these articles are comparing the now dead paintball form of woodsball to airsoft. Basically, every woodsballer out there is now a speedballer who still plays woodsball for fun.

Even one article cited girls as part as airsoft. That has to be the biggest joke ever. There are all girls competitive paintball teams. Infact, 15% of all active paintball players are girls. It's completely normal to go a field and see a bunch of girls out. Now what percentage of active airsofters are girls?




Man I could go on for ever and ever and ever

Also paintball is completely owning airsoft in popularity. In 1998, 5.9 million played, by 2003, 10.5 million. In 2010, there will be over 20 million paintballers.


Oh ya who can forget the event statistics. Over 30,000 people showed up to this years paintball world cup and over 300 teams.
YouTube - paintball world cup 2007 - Intro This is just an intro to show the atmosphere of the world cup.


YouTube - Paintballing - Watch the crowds in the background. Ever see that many people out just to watch and not play?

YouTube - paintballing championship - Tournament broadcasted by ESPN. Played in a vegas casino, main purpose was only for tv.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:41   #82
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20 Million?
Yea well, in 2050, there will be 50 billion ants stealing my grass. Suck on that randomly made up statistic mother-fucker!

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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:43   #83
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May I remind you that popularity does not amount to superiority?

Anyway, I've played paintball for 2 years. Had some nice guns. Quit, because there were too many people who thought cheating was the only way to win...

And I don't go to airsoft games to meet girls... I could care less, really.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:49   #84
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airsoft isnt a dieing sport, are you stupid. its a growing sport and it took paintball 20 years to become popular, airsoft has only been in canada and the USA for 10 at most.

so basically stfu and go back into that hole you call a paintball forum.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:52   #85
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Anyway, I've played paintball for 2 years. Had some nice guns. Quit, because there were too many people who thought cheating was the only way to win...
Reminding me of that. IN EVERY FORM OF PAINTBALL EVER INVENTED PLAYED ON THIS PLANET, A BOUNCE IS NOT A HIT. THE BALL MUST POP That's for some other guy that sais "ohhh too many people in paintball don't call themselves out when it bounces off them". Anyways it's nearly impossible to get away with cheating unless you play woodsball, or at a field with no reffs. Just watch pros play on video, you'll see reffs running around everywhere calling penalties, pulling players and checking them for paint.

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airsoft isnt a dieing sport, are you stupid. its a growing sport and it took paintball 20 years to become popular, airsoft has only been in canada and the USA for 10 at most.
See you're in denial. The paintballer population is almost doubling ever couple years, while look at the airsoft one around here.... The only paintball around 20 years ago was a pistol, designed for tagging cows. Some people decided to begin shooting them at each other for fun. Here in Canada, airsoft guns have insane markups for duties and almost everything has to be purchased online. While nearly every city with more than 1 person has a field and a paintball shop.


I don't see airsoft prices going down, more shops opening and there aren't very many fields.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 10:58   #86
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so is woodsball a bad thing now too? because that is the only type of paintball i play ( it has more inconveniences ( branches and stuff blocking a shot) than speedball, but it is more fun.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 11:02   #87
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Also paintball is completely owning airsoft in popularity. In 1998, 5.9 million played, by 2003, 10.5 million. In 2010, there will be over 20 million paintballers.
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Dude, your logical reasoning skills are really lacking.

Unless you are in highschool popularity is not the marker of superiority or greatness.

Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" is one of the highest selling albums of all times, are you suggesting it is one of the greatest? Better than perhaps Wagner?

Things that are popular are designed for the lowest common denominator. Just like speedball. I have no interest in being part of the lowest common denominator.

Girls? Well I'm all for girls in Airsoft, but I played football for 16 years and the lack of girls never made a negative impact on that sport.

Quality of life and sport is not a numbers game. Count the number of Hondas you see next time you go out for a drive and then count the number of Porsches. By your criteria Hondas are superior. I'm not convinced. I'd much prefer to drive the Porsche.

So feel free to wander back to the caf. and see who is more popular today. I hear that new Britiney album is selling rather well.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 11:02   #88
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so is woodsball a bad thing now too? because that is the only type of paintball i play ( it has more inconveniences ( branches and stuff blocking a shot) than speedball, but it is more fun.
People don't want paintball to be a war game, so speedball was invented. Big colourful ballons, bright jerseys and guns that look nothing like real guns. Not to mention it's way harder to make a woodsball field than a speedball one. Major tournaments carry their fields around with them like the PSP and NPPL, while it's not easy to move a whole forest.

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Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" is one of the highest selling albums of all times, are you suggesting it is one of the greatest?

Girls? Well I'm all for girls in Airsoft, but I played football for 16 years and the lack of girls never made a negative impact on that sport.

Quality of life and sport is not a numbers game. Count the number of Hondas you see next time you go out for a drive and then count the number of Porsches. By your criteria Hondas are superior. I'm not convinced. I'd much prefer to drive the Porsche.
Thriller is one of the greatest albums ever... People still do the dance and know the songs...

Girls love guys who play football...

You must remember though, if something doesn't sell, it does. Sure it could be better, but how does it stay alive and expand if no one buys into it? Only reason why expensive car companies are still in business is that rich people will buy a bunch of them and people who want to look special lease them, then get screwed over and end up becoming a hobo. In airsoft, there are no leases and not many rich people buying a tonne of guns.

However there are the california paintball gun whores who switch 1000$ guns like every month and buy all new gear every year.

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Old November 7th, 2007, 11:02   #89
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desert storm just look at the people joining that are cause the sport to "double" who the fuck wants to be playing with kids that have yet to have their balls drop.

also the fact you need a referee for those games giving penalitys and checking for paint is proof that they are cheating, i dont get your point, is that supposed to tell us how they dont cheat?

personally i dont mind paintball ill go every so often with friends or family, but yes id like to say that airsoft is a world of better
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Reminding me of that. IN EVERY FORM OF PAINTBALL EVER INVENTED PLAYED ON THIS PLANET, A BOUNCE IS NOT A HIT. THE BALL MUST POP
Well, you see, that's what I find stupid. If you're hit, you're hit. Who the fuck cares if it didn't pop?

Also, being a condiscending prick isn't very nice. So, please, leave the arm-chair commando bullshit out.
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