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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:56   #16
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makes me wonder how many kids save and save than realize you cant drive an airsoft gun... or get laid on one lawl.

buy a car. get a job. THAN get luxeries like airsoft. i think about all the money i spent on paintball at 16.... and realized my marker was worth more than my car.




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Old February 27th, 2010, 04:58   #17
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or get laid on one lawl.
Well... with the proper barrels.. one could... do some adjusting...
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Old February 27th, 2010, 09:44   #18
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So basically, you enforce the 18+ rule because you don't want some kid to cry and hide behind their mothers, and yet the Mothers can't do anything about it. I'm not against that rule, I'm just absorbing the information provided at a level I can understand more. Not to seem retarded, or anything. Also, I may be rambling on for no reason, probably because of how late it is.
No, we enforce it primarily because in airsoft you're playing with a replica firearm. There's a whole world of shit you can get in if you do something stupid, and at 18 you are legally responsible for your actions.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 11:41   #19
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makes me wonder how many kids save and save than realize you cant drive an airsoft gun... or get laid on one lawl.

buy a car. get a job. THAN get luxeries like airsoft. i think about all the money i spent on paintball at 16.... and realized my marker was worth more than my car.
Technically I don't even have a car so my airsoft stuff is worth more than "my car". Long story, but it essentially boiled down to "oh son, you don't need a car to get anywhere in Alberta, just take transit", yeah.... transit.... that's a pretty funny joke right there. Transit quality doesn't carry over from Vancouver to anywhere else, if I was at UBC or SFU I would have no problem taking transit to get where I need to but here.... ehhh.... I would prefer a car (even if it's a POS rust bucket).

This summer though is the year that I buy a car and (hopefully) get approved for a loan (maybe I convince my parents to cosign and guarantee the loan).

PS: I don't like paying for insurance either, ICBC is such a rip off, after talking to one of my friends from Saskatchewan (they also have government insurance BTW) it sounds like in BC we're really getting shafted and government insurance is supposed to be "cheaper" than private insurance. Yeah, all ICBC cares about is it's pocketbook there's no reason why we can't adopt pricing similar to Saskatchewan. (Except for maybe slightly higher rates in the city because of the greater likelihood of collisions)
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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:19   #20
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I just realized... I have $120, And from now 'till I'm 16 I will save up and save up and save up. Buy a gun, ammo, goggles, and possibly a camo vest + pants.

Thanks for the advice, guys. I can't wait to play in the future.
Hey Jon, glad to hear that you are planning to wait to buy and to try and play. In the mean time please do stay on this site and read then re-read and learn.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 12:20   #21
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Hey Jon, glad to hear that you are planning to wait to buy and to try and play. In the mean time please do stay on this site and read then re-read and learn.
Will do.
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Old February 27th, 2010, 14:50   #22
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I am 17, and, play airsoft fairly regularily. It was a little rocky at first, but many of the players in my area now know me, and are fine playing with me.

A few points of advice.

1. Keep a low profile, Don't post unless you have something that is legitimately valuable to add. People seem to like to target minors for meaningless flame.

2. Grow a thick skin. People will be harsh, especially to minors.

3. Deeds, not words: If you an prove that you are a mature, reasonable person, I would be surprised if hosts had serious issues with letting you play. (in a few years) However, people have come on these boards before, seeming like completely mature minors who then freak out. To be taken seriously as a minor, you have to show that you really are mature.

4. Get your parents involved. The first few games I attended, I was required to have a parent/guardian/older family member present. They still have to sign the waiver if I am playing at a paintball field, but they don't have to play with me anymore.

5. Read. See all the stickys? Read them all. Theres an insane amount of very important legitimate information there. Read it all, and don't ask a question unless you really can't find an answer.

6. Use the Search function, Don't make new threads about subjects that are common knowledge. People don't mind helping new players answer questions, but not if the question could be answered by the new player doing a 30 second search, or a quick google.

7. Airsoft is not a cheap sport. If you buy low end stuff to start, you will regret it down the road. I am probably close to the 2K mark invested in this sport, and I see no end it sight. Get a summer job, and don't waste your money on cheap crap.

Last one. Be polite, don't be pushy. As minors were generally not welcome here. It sucks just taking it, but getting yourself in fights and arguments will just end badly... Sometimes is a good idea to back down from conflicts.


Follow these steps, and I would be surprised if hosts in the area would have any issues with you playing when you turn 16 or 17.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me

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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:33   #23
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1. Keep a low profile, Don't post unless you have something that is legitimately valuable to add. People seem to like to target minors for meaningless flame.

2. Grow a thick skin. People will be harsh, especially to minors.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me

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Thanks Ben, I was actually on a forum called Tech-Boards from the time I was 10 to I was/am 13 (2006-2009/10). I was raped there, so I think I've already grown a tough skin.

Also, I probably won't post on here a lot until I'm legal age to play.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:54   #24
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There are 20+ year olds that could learn a thing or two from this kid when it comes to posting on this forum. This is probably one of the best first posts I've seen from a total noob, and it comes from a 13 year old.

Jon, you' already seem to have made quite an impression on the guys here so far. If you stick around and read, you'll quickly notice how most noobs start out and the ensuing flamings they receive. Congratulations on escaping that. lol

You'll find ASC is actually quite friendly when people help themselves before posting questions. If you have a question about something, try the search function. Chances are, it's already been talked about in detail in another thread. If you still have questions or don't understand something, then by all means people will be more than willing to help you out - as long as you're not asking where to get guns.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 02:59   #25
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Research around sticky and search does help lot. There is several great comics about Snipers, and several rules

Here is link http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=61532
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Old February 28th, 2010, 13:44   #26
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Only place i've ever heard of that lets kids under 16 to play is Ambush Anonymous Airsoft out by Stienback in Manitoba.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 00:19   #27
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Only place i've ever heard of that lets kids under 16 to play is Ambush Anonymous Airsoft out by Stienback in Manitoba.
I'm quite sure that Flag Raiders does too. But you have to sign a waiver.
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Old March 1st, 2010, 00:28   #28
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I'm quite sure that Flag Raiders does too. But you have to sign a waiver.
all depends on the host, but mainly its a strict 18+ rule.
16 is for paintball
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Old March 1st, 2010, 00:53   #29
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I'm quite sure that Flag Raiders does too. But you have to sign a waiver.
FR lets minors play, but its the hosts call.


13 is a no-go, under just about any circumstances, sorry bud.
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