Strikeball is a team-based military-applied game in which the battle is fought with a special pneumatic weapon. Airsoft guns in their appearance and weight are indistinguishable from real weapons to such an extent that even the pros sometimes make mistakes. Weapons include pistols, machine guns, sniper rifles and even machine guns and grenades, which is why the game creates a sense of the reality of this battle.
Unlike common sports pneumatics, airsoft guns are designed to not cause injuries to players. Subject to the rules (for wearing only protective glasses are required), the risk of injury is reduced to zero. The most serious injury is a small bruise or abrasion (after the game of paintball there are significantly more bruises, and they are much larger, since the paintball is much larger and heavier).
Airsoft ammunition has a fairly low cost, which makes the game more attractive. The price varies around $ 10−20 per package, containing 2-3 thousand 6-mm plastic balls.
The use of airsoft weapons is absolutely legal - the energy of a plastic ball is so small that by law, airsoft models do not fall under the definition of a weapon and, accordingly, can be stored and used without control by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Airsoft guns can be divided into several groups.
Electric weapons (AEG, air electric gun). These are copies of real weapons, equipped with an electric compressor, powered by batteries. Their cost ranges from 300 to 1500 dollars.
Spring piston weapon or springs (spring - English, spring). Surely the reader saw in the shops of Chinese plastic pistols worth 100-200 rubles. This is the cheapest version of the spring.
And finally flonggas modelwhose principle of operation is based on the use of compressed gas energy. Unlike gas balloon pneumatic, using compressed carbon dioxide, they use a gas of lower pressure. To maintain the elasticity of the valve gaskets of the weapon, silicone gas is necessarily part of the gas.
The issue of weapons considered. What else do you need for airsoft games? As already mentioned above - protective glasses. This is the only (except weapons) mandatory attribute of the game. It is strictly forbidden to take off points while on the territory of "hostilities"! Otherwise, you risk repeating the fate of Field Marshal Kutuzov or Admiral Nelson.
Equipment players usually copies the equipment of a combat unit. Although the rules allow "participants to use any gear and military-style outfits from those available commercially or made independently. ”
After the players put on the uniform and take up arms, the game begins. Usually it goes according to some pre-approved scenario. For example, the "Assault of the fortress", when the "terrorists" are strengthened in some building, and the "special forces" are trying to dislodge them from there. Or "Guerrilla war", when the "Germans" guard some object, and the "guerrillas" are trying to capture and destroy it. The duration of the game depends on the scenario. The game can go for 15 minutes and several days.
Airsoft is a very active sport. It helps to get rid of stress and boredom. If you are tired of work, if your boss got you - ask him to arrange a corporate exit for an airsoft game. This will be a real chance to cheer yourself up a few months in advance. After all, not every day it is possible to release a queue from an automatic machine for a boss
That, in principle, is all that a novice airsoft player should know. Everything else will be learned on the airsoft battlefields. Good luck in battle!