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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:18   #1
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Hey Guys, New Here

Hey guys im new to theses forums


im just trying to see whats up in airsoft because all the paintball fields i go to says airsoft is a joke and i shouldnt waste my time "living the fake dream"


is paintball better than airsoft?


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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:24   #2
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Hey guys im new here

im a paintballer who plays airsoft

however i get made fun of because everyone says airsoft sucks


what do you guys think


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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:24   #3
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Timmothy,

That depends on the gameplay style you're after, and it also depends a lot on the players you're with.

There is a wider variety of play styles in airsoft than there are with paintball.

Both sports share similar playing styles, in which players try to 'tag' the other one. The tools are just what's different, where airsoft is much more realistic, whereas paintball marks the players to diffuse cheating. The realistic nature of airsoft is why many law enforcement and military agencies use airsoft as a training tool instead of paintball.

The competitive aspect of paintball is what drives a lot of aggression, but is also what makes cheating more prevalent and requiring a tool that actually marks the player to prevent cheating. Airsoft, on the other hand, is an honor based sport for skirmishes and milsims.

There are other gaming styles for airsoft - it's not all about shooting people. If you're familiar with IDPA or IPSC, there are airsoft counterparts to those competitive shooting sports that hones and enhances a players practical shooting skill and speed in a safer environment then around live firearms.

Take your time to know the sport and make the judgment for yourself. People who are quick to make wild negative comments about something else generally don't know anything about it. It's their way of making them self feel better about their uninformed choice.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:25   #4
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i think paintball ftw
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:25   #5
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You won't know what's a better sport until you try both of them.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:26   #6
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Hey guys im new to theses forums


im just trying to see whats up in airsoft because all the paintball fields i go to says airsoft is a joke and i shouldnt waste my time "living the fake dream"


is paintball better than airsoft?


Regards,

Timmothy
you could tell em to screw a goat?

your hobbys are your hobbys man try both and see which you like more
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:27   #7
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well i play on a professional airsoft team out of the west


but some of the speedballers make fun of me
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:30   #8
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well i play on a professional airsoft team out of the west


but some of the speedballers make fun of me
Please tell us who this team is. I don't think any of us have heard of a "professional" airsoft team before.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:35   #9
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well i play on a professional airsoft team out of the west


but some of the speedballers make fun of me
So? Do what you do, do what you like and love.
Don't let others bring you down.
They wish they had 1/1 scale guns.
Everytime we airsofters show up at a paintball field, paintballers get amazed at what guns we have and they get interested really quick.
To me, if we airsofters had our own field, and paintballers would come and share into our games, I'd be like....

" Yo! What the hellz goin on with their gunz? Pimpin and blingin and anodizing, with little LED lightz, like yoz! Watz up with your outfitz? Colourful and crapz, like yoz! POWA RANGAZ?"
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:36   #10
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... MY airsoft guns are blinged out with polished steel, chrome and anodized parts... what's wrong with that?

Lanny has a bright red holster.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:38   #11
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... MY airsoft guns are blinged out with polished steel, chrome and anodized parts... what's wrong with that?

Lanny has a bright red holster.
But this is for Practical Shooting not for airsoft cqb and outdoor! LOL I want to get some cool cool anodized red slide to match my holster..
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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:50   #12
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I like airsoft better just for the fact that you can use real world gear/kit and it give's you the feel that your training yourself for use of real steel weapon's. But you have to make up your own mind on what you like not other's.
And when they do make fun of you for playing airsoft just smile & wave and think they just don't know what ther missing out on.

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Old February 4th, 2009, 18:57   #13
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Airsoft is better IMO (but what other answer could you expect, being your asking on AIRSOFT canada )

But really, i can see paintballing in bunkers (as i have done before) and such but speedballing seems kindof lame and unpractical IMO. Also airsoft you can actually aim, thus giving you target practice. It also gives you combat practice. Also i play airsoft so much that it's a habit with out even thinking that whenever i move from my shooting position or walk i put the safety on. And whenever i'm not actually shooting something my finger is out of the trigger guard. Good habit to get into in real steel.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 19:21   #14
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Hey guys im new here

im a paintballer who plays airsoft

however i get made fun of because everyone says airsoft sucks


what do you guys think


regards,

Timothy
Paintballers, in general, don't like airsoft for a couple of reasons:

-A lot of paintballers have the "OMG IR 1337 Plyr!" attitude, and then they try airsoft playing it the way they play paintball (which they may actually be good at) but get totally hosed. Not willing to accept that they suck at airsoft, they dis it and the people that play it.

-Paintballers have a massively inflated view of how well they shoot, which leads to them accusing people of cheating when "they know they hit you" from 100 ft away. Likewise, it's actually harder to consistantly cheat in airsoft than in paintball as you're far more likely to be called on it. A lot of paintballers who have never played don't realise this and use "it's easier to cheat in airsoft" as one of their arguments against it.

-Similar to above, they get pissed off when they realise a $450 airsoft gun will outshoot a paintball gun twice it's price in both range and accuracy.

-Many paintballers like the speedball style of "spray and pray" and hate the disciplined, accurate, short burst trigger control airsoft generally encourages.

-To many paintballers, airsoft is the crap you get at walmart and CT... which is complete crap.

-And seriously, 99% of paintballers who dis airsoft are under 16. And Mr. Hitman is right... paintballers gawk all over airsoft equipment when they actually see it.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 19:53   #15
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