Is airsoft a sport?

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by microsoft, Jul 28, 2012.

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  1. microsoft

    microsoft New Member

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    For me yes, I am already very athletic, so I know when something is physically hard, and running around the woods under a little stress in 95 degree heat covered in mud and having bugs swarm you and getting shot (it hurts..pain), and being dehydrated and stuff like that makes it a sport.
    I lost 5 pounds of water weight after one game. (i typically weight between 177 and 181 and im 5'10 so I dont have that much water weight to lose.)
     
  2. ceezy

    ceezy New Member

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    Id say soo, its not your traditional ball and net. But it can get very physically demanding at times. So yeah to me it is.
     

  3. Urbanprodigy

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    It is a sport but should not be a professional sport.
     
  4. Hammock

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    It's a hobby. Not a sport.
     
  5. Urbanprodigy

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    Table Tennis is an Olympic Sport. I think airsoft deserves casual sport
     
  6. Seyo

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    Why can't it be both? I think of it like I have the sport of Airsoft as my hobby.
     
  7. Urbanprodigy

    Urbanprodigy New Member

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    Well obviously it is a hobby, that's why people play it. If it is a sport it is automatically a hobby too.
     
  8. KingCobra

    KingCobra New Member

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    I vote no.

    I dont think so.
     
  9. GreenListerine

    GreenListerine New Member

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    If people consider marching band a sport, then Airsoft is a sport.
    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion I guess...
     
  10. UrGirlfriendz

    UrGirlfriendz New Member

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    I say yes in most cases. Milsim or if you play intensly, take the game seriously, that is a sport. If your sitting in a corner with a crosman, thats not a sport.
     
  11. cbm4399

    cbm4399 New Member

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    If its backyard airsoft...no, just fun. But if it's at a field...yes, it's a sport
     
  12. henrymac6

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    i think of sports in a different way than this like i don't think any of us are running and doing pushup and sit-ups and other conditioning routines like i would do to train for any other sport but it is also very demanding on the body
     
  13. M4legends

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    I think its a sport:D
     
  14. Dante

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    yes. if magic the gathering can make it on ESPN (it was in the late 90's) then milsim or serious objective games of airsoft are a sport. honestly just look up the definition of sport in the dicitionary and see if airsoft fills that definition.
     
  15. IHOP

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    Yeah, if fancy horse dancing is in the Olympics, airsoft can be called a sport.

    There's MilSimmers and gearwhores that think may think of it as more of a hobby with getting that kit just right and so forth, and then there's the competitive in it to win it players that think of it as a sport.
     
  16. Griffin

    Griffin Active Member Supporting Member

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    By definition, airsoft is a sport.
     
  17. Grin

    Grin New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My team does that xD
     
  18. TornadoAirsoft

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    Yea I think that Airsoft is a sport because you have to be in condition work with a team and operate as a team in my opinion it should be an Olympic sport
     
  19. Username94

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    That makes no sense. Thats like saying, "if its baseball in your backyard its not a sport however if its on an actual baseball field its a sport."

    Personally I think airsoft is a sport, a hobby, and a fashion show. I do not think it is an art however.
     
  20. Thatguyoverthere1111

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    For people who paint guns it can be an art.