Why do Paintballers hate on Airsoft?

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by DadCRO, Nov 20, 2012.

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  1. DadCRO

    DadCRO New Member

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    Whenever I mention to people who paintball that I airsoft, they always say something like, "Oh, you should play paintball. It's way better./It hurts more./It's more fun." The way I see it, the only thing paintball has going for it is the fact that the paint leave a mark, so you can't lie about being hit. I'll admit, that is a pretty big point, but airsoft has so many more pros that outweigh the fact that it doesn't always leave a mark.

    Airsoft Pros:
    Realism
    Cost
    Range
    Rate of Fire
    Accuracy
    Gun type variance (shotguns, snipers, assault rifles, LMGs, etc.)

    Paintball Pros:
    Paint
    Slightly larger player base.
    Recognized as a sport

    I just don't understand why people think that paintball is so much better than airsoft. Does anyone have any theories? Any Ex-Paintballers out there?
     
  2. hasmeen

    hasmeen New Member

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    The thing about airsoft is that it's an honesty game.
    It's kind of like this if I shot someone I'd like them to call their hit .
    So If I get shot I will call my hit because we'll thus what I'd like in return .

    But how is a pro that it hurts more i see that as a major con!!
     

  3. Ace4300

    Ace4300 New Member

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    I play both. I love them both! Most of the time though, I see the opposite; airsofters hating on paintballers. There is no reason for the hate! They're both awesome!
     
  4. 1badweasel

    1badweasel New Member

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    You must have talked to someone who playes speedball. Because that sounds like something they would say. I've played paintball before I made the change to Airsoft. And even though paintball has a larger base, airsoft is still so much better.
     
  5. Njnewland

    Njnewland New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Search before posting.

    There are already several threads like this.
     
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