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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:32   #1
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From what ive read and hear on ASC most Canadians have no idea what airsoft really is. It seems to me that most people think that our airsoft guns are pellet guns that use metal BB's to kill or maim people.

What im asking is if anyone has some time/money to advertise on TV or try to get someone to do a story on airsoft in a newspaper about what airsoft is really about. This would make the public aware of what we are doing and how airsoft fields have mercy rules and rules about wearing protective gear (eyewear). Also this could possibly bring more people to the sport and make airsoft a more popular sport in Canada.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:34   #2
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:37   #3
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Err.... No. That really makes no sense. Getting all up into the rest of Canada's face won't do us any good. TV ads aren't really useful to promote acceptance of something that's inherently not photogenic.

If people want to throw their money away, throw some my way instead.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:38   #4
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well i guess i didnt really think that through

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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:38   #5
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From what ive read and hear on ASC most Canadians have no idea what airsoft really is. It seems to me that most people think that our airsoft guns are pellet guns that use metal BB's to kill or maim people.


WTF? anybody on ASC that thinks airsoft guns are metal BB guns used to maim or kill people usually get learned right quick in the form of a reality check or a flame! i mean cmon now get real!



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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:41   #6
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i think what he was talking is the general population in Canada, not the people who go on ASC
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:43   #7
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I don't want that many people to know about airsoft.
Paintball is there for them.

Airsoft is ment to be underground because the mass don't usually adhere to what milsim is.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:46   #8
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Airsoft is ment to be underground because the mass don't usually adhere to what milsim is.
Not really, milsim doesn't enter into this equation at all. TV ads for airsoft retailers are nothing new for countries where airsoft is fully legalized. For us? Make little to no sense.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:51   #9
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Winnipeg Free Press came out and did a fair view of ower sport with ower team and another,last year I belive. It was on Sat. Oct 6th 2007 that they ran it on.She played with us and she had another guy doing photo's. I thought it all went well and seem to be fair.It was a short story,but eh! Alot of guys were on the fence at the time as well,but it worked out
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Not really, milsim doesn't enter into this equation at all. TV ads for airsoft retailers are nothing new for countries where airsoft is fully legalized. For us? Make little to no sense.
I wasnt talking about TV ads for airsoft retailers. I was talking about informing the general public about airsoft
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:56   #11
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I wasnt talking about TV ads for airsoft retailers. I was talking about informing the general public about airsoft
Yes, I know that, that's why I shot you down.

I'm shooting down Fox's assertion that airsoft could ever only be underground for some milsim-reason.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:57   #12
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Winnipeg Free Press came out and did a fair view of ower sport with ower team and another,last year I belive. It was on Sat. Oct 6th 2007 that they ran it on.She played with us and she had another guy doing photo's. I thought it all went well and seem to be fair.It was a short story,but eh! Alot of guys were on the fence at the time as well,but it worked out
do you have a link to the article?
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 00:58   #13
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I think that airsoft is just fine semi-underground as it is. It's still a pretty exclusive sport because the guns are so hard to get. However, I think that with the arrival of the more affordable high quality legal clear guns, more people will get involved in the sport. However, there's also a down side that rather than having really a sport of true enthusiasts, there will be a lot of ignorant noobs from the general public.

Many noobs now getting into the sport are ASC members before playing, and get their guns through here. They know something about the game, gear, etiquette and such before actually getting out there. While they're still noobs to the actual gameplay, at least they get to learn a lot beforehand. Having more public players means that a significantly lower number of noobs without an ASC background will be getting involved.

And there are many, many other issues with that I'm sure others will be more than happy to post about...
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:00   #14
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If there is a TV ad, I'll volunteer to wear the Speedo.

Wait, what are we talking about here?
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 01:01   #15
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No.... Just no...

If anything it will mobilize the soccer moms and get them to lobby for airsoft being banned.

Plus it will also introduce a lot of unsavoury people.

Someone told me once that in their university dorms some guys bought glass BB's (that's right GLASS) and were shooting them from clearsoft from CT. They were shattering.... and I would not want to get hit with one of those even if it's low velocity.

Seriously I think we need to make a slow transition, don't need to disturb the equilibrium, just do it slowly much like a buffer equilibrium.

@ Crunch: Thats why we were discussing private invite only games in the AV general section.
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