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Old February 11th, 2009, 13:53   #1
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Q: BB's and cement floors. Risk or next winner of Funniest Home Vid's

So,

I have been thinking about having an indoor game and I have never been able to get my brain around the "small plastic BB's on concrete" slipping aspect to the game.

I know that there is some reball arenas and a lot of airsofters play in old schools, hospitals etc. Do people run around with the old shaggy brooms between games or is there an Airsoft equivalent to the golf retrieving kid with body armor going around with a leaf blower?

Please someone help stop this madness I am living in.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 14:02   #2
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at my friends house, we have fired off about 2000 BB's in his garage. we didn't clean it up yet, and thankfully no one has wiped out. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 14:08   #3
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I've heard what they do is have slightly slanted floors and funnel the BB's into a gutter kind of setup and just collect it there. Sure there may be a few here and there but with the slanted floors thing you should reduce the chance of a slipping hazard.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 14:51   #4
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We have a CQB facility in Melville here, and the owner (CamoGames on ASC) just cleans up after a day of airsofting. It doesn't seem to affect us much.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 14:58   #5
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I was concerned about this too when I saw the hundreds of thousands of BBs on the floor at the Mill. But honestly, I didn't find it to be a problem at all. If you have boots with good soles, it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 15:03   #6
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It's really not a concern. If your boot sole are a little maleable, the BB won't make you slip.

We play CQB in a large building with both ciment flores and covered floores with industrial marketry (whatever it's called). Never herd of anyone wiping out on them. And there are TONS of them all over the place.

When I walk on them, my boots just kinda crush them, without braking them.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 16:24   #7
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unless you are wearing inflexible footwear, it's not going to be an issue.

On soft soled boots the rubber flexes around the bb, no slipping hazard.

Now kneeling on a bb without kneepads. That's another story.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 16:27   #8
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LOL @ Pivot. He spends a LOT of time kneeling apparently.
His knee caps must look like dimpled golf balls from all of the kneeling on BB's
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Old February 11th, 2009, 17:27   #9
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Now kneeling on a bb without kneepads. That's another story.
been there, and done that.
two words to describe it....

it hurts
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Old February 11th, 2009, 18:24   #10
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My basement is sort of a test range. Empty cement floor + at least 10K bbs of every weight.

Barefeet suck, but I've wondered about it myself. Tried on boots and stepped on a mass of bbs. Not a problem.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 00:24   #11
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I played lots of Airsoft matches (back in Poland) in buildings. Ruined factories, housing projects, one abandoned mental health facility, some old abandoned forts, etc.
Most of the time the floors were literally covered with BB's (as they have seen many airsofters and games in their time) and I've never tripped on them.

I have always worn my Jungle Boots to games and didn't have a single accident involving BB's and concrete So I guess you have nothing to worry about.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 00:30   #12
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I've slid around on BB's before... it's not as bad as you think.. They're small enough that your boot compresses around them and still makes contact with the pavement.

But it's when you get a clump of 200 or so that take up a majority of your boot that you start sliding... lol

Wear kneepads if there's BB's on concrete... Seriously. Your knees will thank you.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 00:33   #13
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Xtreme Tactics has indoor, I don't know how often they clean but it got too much that people start to slip and fall, I see about 3 people fall in one game...

then They finally clean BB off floor.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 00:37   #14
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LOL, I rememeber shooting for CAPS, and we had to go prone. My knee slammed onto a BB and made a nice little bruise with little blood. Sucked balls.
At TTAC over here, We broom and vaccuum. Takes 7 guys to do it, and it's quick too.
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Old February 15th, 2009, 16:24   #15
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We've had about 30 games of bbs accumulate in our deathbarn in Windsor. You wouldn't notice they were there. Soft soled shoes warp around them. Hard boots either crush them or roll them between the treads.
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