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Old 09-24-2010, 06:11 PM #1
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airsoft vs paintball

who wins?
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:17 PM #2
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Both have pros and cons, both are fairly similar. I prefer airsoft since it's cheaper and I prefer the 'respawn' idea rather than one hit you're out until the next game.
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:22 AM #3
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airsoft is cheaper for start off costs. BB's compared to paint is like comparing dirt to gold. A bag of 5000 BB's for 15 +/- bucks versus a case of field paint 60 +/- bucks. Maintenance is a draw. Depending on what type of gun, airsoft or otherwise, there will be work involved. I lean more toward airsoft because there's only a few different types of gearboxes, and once you've mastered your first, well, the rest will be simple. I used to love the speedball scene, but I'm really tired of soccermoms dropping their kids off to the field with unlimited spending. I guess the airsoft scene around here is more older/mature.

I say get a job and do both.
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:54 AM #4
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Both the same game. Smaller ammunition. Paintball is more athletic. Paintball requires you to push yourself everytime that horn goes off. Airsoft is more realistic. You move slow and use teamwork/tactics outsmart the enemy. Paintball is about firepower. And in all reality. NO ONE ON EARTH CAN SAY AIRSOFT HURTS MORE THAN PAINTBALL. I play both sports. Airsoft is almost painless. A paintball can **** you up from a foot away. On that note. Paintball guns shoot better all around. Airsoft guns are a little more finicky and fragile compared to a paintball gun. It will get better with time.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:42 AM #5
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Both the same game. Smaller ammunition. Paintball is more athletic. Paintball requires you to push yourself everytime that horn goes off. Airsoft is more realistic. You move slow and use teamwork/tactics outsmart the enemy. Paintball is about firepower. And in all reality. NO ONE ON EARTH CAN SAY AIRSOFT HURTS MORE THAN PAINTBALL. I play both sports. Airsoft is almost painless. A paintball can **** you up from a foot away. On that note. Paintball guns shoot better all around. Airsoft guns are a little more finicky and fragile compared to a paintball gun. It will get better with time.
Overall I agree, especially that Paintball hurts more than Airsoft. Except I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree, respectfully of course, on your point about Airsoft being slow and Paintball being about firepower. It really depends on the player, field, guns being used and if it's a nice day out.

Plus, you can't say Airsofters don't have as much firepower as Paintballers when a single hi-cap M4 mag holds over 2x as much as a standard hopper. Other than that, your comparison is pretty dead on.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:26 PM #6
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Touche. To be debated.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:29 PM #7
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I prefer paintball...
My only airsoft experience was:
"YOU'RE OUT!"
"NO I'M NOT!"
"YES YOU ****ING ARE!"
Then more yelling.
Paintball is more fun to me anyway.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:36 PM #8
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huh....bet ive been playing paintball longer than you...wonder why i dont feel that way...maybe u didnt play right...Do you even know the rules? You probably didnt even hit ANYBODY.... Because it sounds like youve played about....ONCE....
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:03 AM #9
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huh....bet ive been playing paintball longer than you...wonder why i dont feel that way...maybe u didnt play right...Do you even know the rules? You probably didnt even hit ANYBODY.... Because it sounds like youve played about....ONCE....
Fanboy much? And it doesn't matter how long you've been playing paintball. You could have been playing since the dawn of time and it wouldn't make airsoft anymore interesting. And you can take "been playing longer than you" **** and shove it up your ***.

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Old 12-24-2010, 01:08 AM #10
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huh....bet ive been playing paintball longer than you...wonder why i dont feel that way...maybe u didnt play right...Do you even know the rules? You probably didnt even hit ANYBODY.... Because it sounds like youve played about....ONCE....
Yeah, really, don't start arguments like this. It's sort of obvious that your account is for a store or field and this is clearly a different user. Just stay civil and don't be a dick.

Also, don't assume you've been playing ____ longer than _____. That sounds pretty douchey and you might not have been playing longer.

I play both Airsoft and Paintball, and can safely say more people 'cheat' in Airsoft than Paintball for sure. In Airsoft they either don't feel the hit, hits an extremity (hand, foot, etc.) or they are just not in the mood to call hits.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:06 PM #11
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Are you guys all playing with spring pistols? Airsoft hurts a ****load more than paintball. Almost everybody has a good time when they go paintballing, but almost every other time i've been airsofting, it ended up either walking around in the woods for an hour with no action, or people just crying about how they didn't feel me blast them while they're wearing their 3 inch thick tactical vest. Also airsoft guns are a pain in the *** compared to paintball.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:42 PM #12
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Paintball is way faster paced. Even CQB in airsoft isn't that fast. You can never tell when someone is out in airsoft. Airsoft guns arent reliable enough. On the other hand Tippys can be dropped from a 2 story house and still work
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:43 AM #13
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If you get down to the physics of it the paintball has more energy when it hits you than the airsoft bb. They can both fly at roughly the same speed, but the paintball is heavier. That gives it more energy in route to you. Where the diffrence is is in how the projectile reacts when it hits you. The paintball usually breaks when it hits you projecting the energy over a larger area. The airsoft bb just bounces off focusing almost all the energy into one small spot on your body. The diffrence in the hits may sound negligible but you seem to feel the airsoft more than the paintball. That dosn't mean that airsoft hurts more, it just means you feel it more. As for the cost... airsoft. You can get an O.K. rifle\shotgun look alike for around 20-50 dollars. On the other hand a starter paintball kit can run anywhere from 100-500 dollars. I'm not even going to mention the ammunition. Still there just seems to be something about paintball that makes it more fun than airsoft (for me anyway).
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:53 PM #14
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^^I agree that paintball is more fun, but having 46 friends over to play a 6 hour game of airsoft on a 9 acre field even gives jesus a raging hard-on. and almost all of us play paintball so it plays pretty fast and intense. Oh and to handle cheaters, we use the firing squad method. 45 people shooting at you is a strong deterrent and i've never had a cheating problem since we put in that rule. But paintball still wins hands down
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:53 PM #15
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I perfer both but I like paintball better because its played at a faster pace and there is less cheating involved but airsoft is way cheaper so there both good in my book i guess.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:19 PM #16
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paintball is way more fun and people cant cheat
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:43 AM #17
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I guess you've never heard of wiping?

Both have their pros and cons. The only real similarity between the two is that it's about two teams shooting each other with some type of gun.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:24 AM #18
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i do both airsoft and paintball
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:15 AM #19
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@ anyone opposing my post..I've been playing ten years..Most of you just turned ten by the looks of it....I'll destroy you in both sports...No lies.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:36 AM #20
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@ anyone opposing my post..I've been playing ten years..Most of you just turned ten by the looks of it....I'll destroy you in both sports...No lies.
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Old 01-23-2011, 05:40 PM #21
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@ anyone opposing my post..I've been playing ten years..Most of you just turned ten by the looks of it....I'll destroy you in both sports...No lies.
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